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Firestorm over Comey's dismissal adds to Trump frustrations

While it had been reported that Comey's firing came days after he asked Rosenstein for more resources for the Russian Federation probe, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said that Comey did not make that request, and that the investigation had and continues to have all the personnel and resources it needs. Read More »

Sheriff: Wisconsin tornado injures at least 20


Apart from Oklahoma, the tornado also touched down on a mobile home park near a small town in western Wisconsin causing heavy damage and killing one person, reported CBS news. He estimates the park had around 50 homes. The tornado struck about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and wrecked much of a subdivision on the southern fringe of Elk City, Oklahoma, about 110 miles west of Oklahoma City. Read More »

S Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North


The U.N. Security Council met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss tightening sanctions on North Korea after it fired its latest ballistic missile. China has strongly opposed THAAD, saying it can spy into its territory, and South Korean companies have been hit in China by a nationalist backlash over the deployment. Read More »

Ex-FBI boss Mueller named special prosecutor for Russian Federation probe

Trump said in a statement issued by the White House. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. Mueller's appointment aims to quell the wave of criticism that President Donald Trump and his administration have faced since Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last week in the middle of the FBI's intensifying investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials. Read More »

9 injured in Washington protest during Erdogan visit

Samantha Power, the former United States ambassador to the UN under President Barack Obama, said of the violence on Tuesday: "Clearly Erdogan's guards feel complete impunity, drawing on tools of repression they use at home & knowing he has their back, no matter what". Read More »

UN Chief, Ambassadors Condemn N. Korea


North Korea , which has defied calls to rein in its weapons program - even from its lone major ally China, has been working on a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead capable of striking the USA mainland. The U.N. Security Council is due to meet Tuesday to discuss North Korea's latest missile, which the White House said should "serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions" against Pyongyang. Read More »

Study shows there is no such thing as "fat but fit"


Research into the medical records of 3.5 million Britons has led experts to conclude there is no such thing as being "healthily obese". They say people who were obese but who had no initial signs of heart disease , diabetes or high cholesterol were not protected from ill health in later life, contradicting previous research. Read More »

OH chief died exiting auto at nursing home shooting


Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario died from a shotgun wound outside the nursing home. A search warrant return lists 64 firearms, including rifles, shotguns and handguns. "I am not trying to validate why he acted the way he did", Medrano's letter said. "With intense therapy, medication compliance and lifestyle changes, I am most confident we can and will overcome our struggles". Read More »

Microsoft blames United States stockpiled vulnerability for ransomware attack


WannaCry demonstrated how sophisticated these attacks have become. It spread cyber chaos worldwide, hitting Britain's hospital network, Germany's railway and scores of companies and government agencies. The attack also proves how potentially risky massive computer disruptions can be. Microsoft's president and top lawyer said Sunday that the ongoing cyberattacks, which experts are calling the largest in history, should be a "wake-up call" for governments - especially the U.S. Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware attack: Indian banking sector to be the next victim


Providing updates to older systems could make computers more insecure by removing an incentive for users to modernize, Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer of F-Secure, a security firm. For example, the hackers could have lowered the ransom price to $10, making it cheap for anyone to pay. Microsoft said the hack was derived from an exploit developed by the NSA that was stolen and leaked to the public earlier this year. Read More »

Ransomware attack again thrusts USA spy agency into unwanted spotlight


FedEx: The company said it was "experiencing interference with some of our Windows-based systems caused by malware" and was trying to fix the problems as quickly as possible. But Dr Anne Rainsberry, national incident director at NHS, said there were "encouraging signs" the situation was improving . National Health Service: At least sixteen NHS organizations have been hit, according to NHS Digital. Read More »

Girl begs father for cancer treatment, video goes viral after her death


Days after her death, a heart-wrenching video has surfaced on the Internet in which the little girl can be seen begging her father for money to treat cancer. I feel pain in my limbs. "If you think that she will take your money, then you take me to the hospital, and get me treated", she says. She added she separated from Kumar, a follower of local Telugu Desam Party MLA Bonda Umamaheshwar Rao, when Sai was 2. Read More »

Global Hack Attack Hits Thousands Of Computers


Deutsche Bahn said early Saturday that departure and arrival display screens at its stations were hit Friday night by the attack. The attack held users hostage by freezing their computers, encrypting their data and demanding money through online bitcoin payment - $300 at first, rising to $600 before it destroys files hours later. Read More »

Chinese Authorities Call to Take Measures After Global Cyber-Attack


Security firms say Russian Federation was the country that was hit the hardest. "It's better for [the victims] to save their money and rebuild the affected computers". "Once they're let out of the lamp, genies of this kind, especially those created by intelligence services, can later do damage to their authors and creators", he said. Read More »

Blast kills 3 bomb disposal experts in Somalia's capital


The incident is similar to a vehicle bomb on Monday that went off near the country's National Theatre in the capital causing no casualties after it was seized by Police before reaching its target. "Seven civilians were killed in the explosion and more than 10 others injured", a spokesman for the Somali capital Abdifatah Halane told reporters. Read More »

One million more expected to travel over Memorial Day weekend


And about 197,000 local travelers will take a recreational vehicle, cruise ship, bus, train, or other mode of travel - a 4.9 percent increase from the 188,000 who traveled by other means in 2016. AAA Mid-Atlantic will hold its annual Memorial Day/summer travel news conference next Tuesday, May 23, at the foot of the Bay Bridge on Kent Island, Hemingway's Restaurant, 357 Pier 1 Road, Stevensville, Maryland, 21666. Read More »

New Zealand's penguins facing extinction, scientists warn


Even more concerning is that the penguins have had a particularly bad run since 2013 when 60 birds died in a single year. Researchers hope the recent study will help spur new efforts and lead the way to protect the birds. The tourism industry in the Otago Peninsula benefits from the presence of the yellow-eyed penguins, as it is estimated that they contribute more than NZ$100 million to the local economy. Read More »

Let Joe Know: Your computer may still be vulnerable to cyber attack


Windows 7 and Windows 10 are more popular than XP, with around 49% and 26% market share respectively. That includes Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 8. The same problem exists with industrial equipment and devices that are part of the critical infrastructure. The ransomware takes over users' files, demanding $300 (£230) to restore them. Read More »

Senator Adeleke Didn't Eat Food Served At My Grandmother's Burial - APC Chairman


Late Adeleke, a three-term senator on the platform of the APC, was popularly called "Serubawon" and was preparing to contest the 2018 governorship election in Osun state. He informed the coroner that the copy of the toxicology report was not released to him after reading it. He also told the coroner that the person who administered the drug was neither a medical doctor nor a nurse. Read More »

Sally Yates refuses to speak about 'collusion' between Trump and Kremlin


Trump asked for Flynn's resignation on February 13, after a Washington Post report revealed that Flynn lied to Vice President Mike Pence about discussing USA sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December. "If Mr Obama was truly concerned about General Flynn", the White House press secretary told reporters, "why didn't he suspend General Flynn's security clearance, which they had just reapproved months earlier?" Asked why Trump continues to defend Flynn after giving him the ... Read More »

London's rich children cleanse Maserati with a puppy and enrage their followers


Outrage is spreading on Instagram after an account documenting the "swanky" lives of London's rich kids posted video of a user bragging about polishing her $2 million Maserati with a puppy. The vehicle is a limited-edition, two-seater that fetches about $2 million on the market. The user's profile lists her as an entrepreneur based out of London. Read More »

Oklahoma Senate OKs $510 million in tax revenue


Charlie Baker and the House of Representatives, does not call for any significant hikes in the most widely-paid taxes in MA. The Senate has known this for weeks, so what they proposed today is not a real solution to the budget problem. This will permit new gas and oil wells to keep their rate of gross production tax at about two percent for a period of 18 months instead of 36 months. Read More »

North Korea Missile Tests: US Warns Against Supporting Pyongyang


Since the U.S. -China summit meeting, President Trump has heaped praise on Chinese president Xi Jinping for his perceived assistance on North Korea. All of those attacks were linked to North Korea; President Barack Obama formally charged the North in late 2014 with destroying computers at Sony in retaliation for a comedy, "The Interview", that envisioned a Central Intelligence Agency plot to kill Kim Jong Un, the country's leader. Read More »