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Former US Official Told Trump White House Of Russia Blackmail Risk

Ms Yates' comments came after former Obama officials revealed that the outgoing president himself firmly warned Mr Trump against naming Mr Flynn as national security adviser, just two days after the Nov 8 election. "To state the obvious, you don't want the national security adviser compromised by the Russians". She also said that her office informed the White House of this 18 days before Flynn was sacked. Read More »

Britain's Labour launches 'radical, responsible' election manifesto

Expensive pledges include the £11.2 billion abolition of tuition fees, £5.3 billion for childcare and £4 billion to lift the Conservatives' 1% cap on public sector pay increases. Nor has Labour addressed the point that the utilities were privatised because previous governments starved them of investment. "It's ordinary working people who will pay for the chaos of Corbyn". Read More »

Google Unit Given 'Inappropriate' Access To UK Medical Records


When the tie-up between Google's DeepMind and London's Royal Free NHS Trust was announced in 2016 , it was praised as the sort of forward-looking innovation the NHS badly needed. "Real patient data is routinely used in the NHS to check new systems are working properly before turning them fully live", the spokesperson said. "Why do they have data for the whole hospital population and how could that ever have been considered direct care?" The NHS remained in full control of all patient data ... Read More »

Producers make progress in planting corn, soybeans

Emerged was 1 percent. That means nearly a fourth of the US corn crop - about 22.5 million acres - were planted in one week, which by historical standards is astounding. Statewide, 28% of corn has emerged, six days behind past year, and three days behind average. "All the talk about lower planting in the United States and then storm damage have had limited impact on wheat supplies", said Phin Ziebell, agribusiness economist, National Australia Bank. Read More »

Clapper says Trump eroding checks and balances


Clapper tells CNN's "State of the Union" that he thinks "our institutions are under threat internally". When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" Because he is firing the checks and balances? TAPPER: Because he's firing the checks and balances? But Trump later said in an exclusive interview with NBC News' on Thursday that he had planned to fire "showboat" Comey "regardless" of the Justice Department's recommendation. Read More »

Microsoft calls for end of government hacking techniques

The malware which is used in the attack - called WannaCry - attacks Microsoft Windows operating systems and takes control of user's files, demanding $300 (£230) payments to restore access. The city of Osaka said its home page went blank, although problems had not been detected otherwise. By Sunday, over 230 000 computers in more than 150 countries, including South Africa, were infected. Read More »

Eurovision victor greeted by ecstatic Portuguese nation


But the 27 year-old insists he is not fit to be classed alongside Real Madrid star Ronaldo in the pantheon of Portuguese greats. A visibly tired Sobral stated: "I'm exhausted and just want to rest". Originally built in 1998 for the Lisbon World Exposition, the MEO Arena has played as a host venue to a number of big events over the years to follow including numerous sporting events such as football and wrestling, as well as hosting the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2005. Read More »

Montgomery County reports first West Nile Virus case for 2017


Yolo County residents have been warned since early April on the increasing threat of mosquitoes as warmer temperatures have provided ideal breeding conditions for larvae. In 2016 and during the drought years, the incidents of West Nile virus climbed because birds were more concentrated in fewer areas containing water. Read More »

NHS Digital: Trusts sent fix that would have protected them


Another major cyber-attack is imminent after Friday's global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems and could come on Monday, a security researcher warned on Sunday. The red-coloured "critical alert" was issued by the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In), the nodal agency to combat hacking, phishing and to fortify security-related defences of the Indian Internet domain. Read More »

No need for special prosecutor, says White House

On Thursday, Trump gave an interview to NBC News in which he said he would have fired Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation. "We don't think it's necessary". "Look, let me tell you, as far as I'm concerned I want that thing [the Russian Federation investigation] to be absolutely done properly". "I've heard from a large number of individuals that work at the Federal Bureau of Investigation that said that they were very happy with the president's decision", she said, insisting, ... Read More »

A&Es 'fully open' again — NHS cyber attack


The ransomware attack on NHS computer systems is being investigated by Police Scotland and the National Crime Agency. President Vladimir Putin denied Russian Federation, which has been accused of cyber meddling in several countries around the world in recent years, had anything to do with an attack that hit hundreds of thousands of computers. Read More »

Hospital Trust 'remains vigilant' after cyber attack


US President Donald Trump on Friday night ordered his homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, to convene an "emergency meeting" to assess the threat posed by the global attack, a senior administration official told Reuters . The NHS has been declared "open for business" but some hospitals are still suffering disruption caused by the crippling ransomware attack. By late morning, some people were still filling out forms manually, but the hospital said 70 per cent of systems were back online ... Read More »

North Korea claims new missile can carry "large" nuke

Trump and new South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Washington next month, with North Korea expected to be high on the agenda, the South's presidential Blue House said. The president said the envoys will meet with high-ranking officials to exchange ideas and explain the new South Korean government's policy plans. "I'm not going to talk about various policy options that we may or may not consider, but I will say this: we are certainly engaged right now in looking at a number of ... Read More »

Charities warned they could be at risk from cyber attacks

The cross-border police agency Europol said the situation was now "stable", defusing concerns that attacks that struck computers in British hospital wards, European auto factories and Russian banks would spread further at the start of the working week. Read More »

Friday's massive ransomware cyberattack will probably get worse, experts warn

Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, said the outbreak could continue to infect more systems and other victims may emerge. How does the virus spread? A Japanese nonprofit says computers at 600 locations had been hit in the global "ransomware" cyberattack. "We haven't fully dodged this bullet at all until we're patched against the vulnerability itself", Kalember said. Read More »

Vietnamese Gov't issues warnings against WannaCry ransomware ransomware

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team provides general advice on how to best protect against ransomware and provides indicators associated with "WannaCry". It's believed the ransomware is spread through email links and pop-up ads. The program takes control over a user's system and brings up a message telling users they can recover their files only if they send $300, or in some cases $600 in bitcoins to a specific address. Read More »

Global cyberattack alert as experts warn of more havoc


The Microsoft President also added: "The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call". Microsoft's top lawyer is laying some of the blame at the feet of the USA government. Shanghai's Fudan University received reports that a large number of school computers were infected with the virus. The attack has even affected hospitals, forcing them to lock down until they paid ransom to the hackers in Bitcoin. Read More »

Arizona ranks 8th nationwide for overall drug use, study finds


In the past month, Colorado, which landed 3rd state on the list, has the highest percentage of teens who used illicit drugs at 14.58 percent. The White House has established a commission to study the opioid epidemic yet it proposed to cut the Office of Drug Control Policy's budget by 95 percent. Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware: Apple Users Too Vulnerable To Such Attacks

Tom Robinson, co-founder of Elliptic, a private security company in London that investigates ransomware attacks, said victims who fail to pay the $600 ransom could face being locked out of their computers permanently. Microsoft has called for a digital Geneva Convention to establish some rules of cyber war. However some hospitals are still suffering disruption from the cyber attack, which hit 200,000 victims across 150 countries around the world. Read More »

What is WannaCry ransomware?

Europol said a special task force at its European Cybercrime Centre was "specially created to assist in such investigations and will play an important role in supporting the investigation". If there was ever a malware attack that we should have been ready for, it's the WannaCry ransomware attack that started attacking European organizations May 12. Read More »

Trump Threatens Fired FBI Director Comey With 'Tapes'

Trump also said that at the dinner, he and Comey discussed whether the U.S. top cop would continue his 10-year term. If Comey goes up to the Hill and tears Trump up in front of the Intelligence Committee, he loses some of that perception that he's above the fray, concerned only with duty. Read More »

Chargers release Orlando Franklin, officially sign Tre Boston


The Chargers could go into next season with two rookie starters at guard, though incumbent Donavon Clark will compete. Franklin was scheduled to make $6 million in 2017 and after the Chargers took Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney in the Draft, the veteran became expendable. Read More »

Global ransomware attack appears to slow in US

However, the SaTH says only a small number of patient appointments had to be cancelled over the weekend, services are now once again running as normal. "I still expect another to pop up and be fully operational", Kalember said. The company published a strongly worded blog post Sunday that criticized governments for "stockpiling" information on potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Read More »

Frozen burritos maker relocates after recall, listeria scare


Foods contaminated with L. monocytogenes can lead to listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older people, those with weakened immune systems and pregnant women and their newborns, says the FSIS. An invasive infection can spread beyond the gastrointestinal tract. They're marked with Sell By dates of 12/12/2017; 1/21/2018; 1/30/2018; 3/16/2018; 3/21/2018; 4/3/2018; 4/5/2018; 4/18/2018; and 4/26/2018. Read More »

Second Ebola case confirmed in Congo


It is still unclear how the first victim who died from Ebola caught the virus. Both Congo and its western neighbor, Republic of Congo, have experienced Ebola outbreaks in the past and global organizations have said they are ready to assist in the event of an epidemic. Read More »

Some abducted Chibok schoolgirls refuse to be 'freed', says negotiator

The schoolgirls will be reunited with their families soon, said the International Committee of the Red Cross, which helped negotiate the girls' release. According to him, the release will also give Nigeria commendable respect in the worldwide circle, once more. Shehu Sani, a Nigerian senator who had been involved in previous negotiations with Boko Haram, said the girls were mostly "in good condition" and that talks to secure their release had lasted for "almost three to four months". Read More »

Campaign for rompers for men causing a stir


Rompers are effectively onesies for adults, but they tend to made just for females. Is this to make men feel secure about wearing a romper? "Need one in everyone design and colour", one wrote. We welcome men to this fearless new world of rompers, which we trust they will find comfortable, cute, and much more tolerable than we do when it comes to urination purposes, thanks to the built-in zip fly. Read More »

English hospitals say hit by suspected national cyber attack

He wrote in a British Medical Journal article on Thursday that some hospitals "will nearly certainly be shut down by ransomware this year". Microsoft released patches last month and on Friday to fix a vulnerability that allowed the worm to spread across networks, a rare and powerful feature that caused infections to surge on Friday. Read More »

British hospitals hit by cyber attack: health service

This same malware attacked some of the largest companies in Spain and Portugal. The NHS has not been affected in Wales and Northern Ireland. NHS Digital said the cyber attack was not specifically targeted at them and noted that organizations across a range of sectors were also affected. Read More »

On Moving the US Embassy, Trump Was Right the First Time

Tillerson said Sunday that Trump would seek further guidance on the embassy relocation to determine "whether Israel views it as helpful to a peace initiative or perhaps a distraction". The Palestinians and the Arab world fiercely oppose a move, and the worldwide community has warned that it could spark fresh unrest. Trump's administration has been sending mixed messages in its dealings with a right-wing Israeli government that had hoped for a more sympathetic attitude from the Republican ... Read More »

Sunny, warm and breezy today; chance of showers


Some of the storms could be severe. Wednesday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. The Weather Service said there's a 20 percent chance for showers Thursday night , a 40 percent chance for showers and storms Friday , a 40 percent chance for showers Friday night , a 70 percent chance for showers and storms Saturday , a 40 percent chance for showers Saturday night , and a 20 percent chance for showers Sunday . Read More »

Current Market Buzz: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Ford Motor Co. (F)

The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with "Buy" on Thursday, April 28. JMP Securities downgraded the shares of SC in report on Wednesday, March 16 to "Market Perform" rating. When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. Microsoft Corporation had 75 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Read More »