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United States blames Russian Federation for hacking power grids and other critical systems


U.S. officials pointed to a report released late past year about the Dragonfly 2.0 campaign, which the report blamed for targeting energy sectors in the U.S., Turkey and Switzerland. But Thursday's alert provided a link to an analysis by the USA cyber security firm Symantec last autumn that said a group it had dubbed Dragonfly had targeted energy companies in the United States and Europe and in some cases broke into the core systems that control the companies' operations. Read More »

Snow alerts as Siberian winds bring 'mini Beast from the East'


Scotland and the North East of England will be hit first, with temperatures falling to -3C (27F) tonight, before the front rolls across the rest of Britain. Forecasters have updated to the amber warning as they expect the flurries to last longer, be more frequent and to be more intense from Saturday evening. Read More »

Putin had nothing to do with Trump firing Tillerson

However, according to State Department Under Secretary Steve Goldstein, Tillerson didn't find out about his removal from the president and it appears that he may have heard the news through Trump's tweet . "I hope they'll take this opportunity to demonstrate that they truly are going to be globally important players in reducing a global threat like Kim Jong Un presents with his nuclear weapons system, and the behaviors we've seen have been good, " Pompeo said at a conference of ... Read More »

Woman Blames Tinder, Video Games For Samurai Sword Attack On Boyfriend


However, Lovell's devotion to the popular battle royale game, which he wants to play professionally, resulted in him being stabbed with a kitana by his girlfriend. She said, "He's in there. I just couldn't keep up". "You need to hurry". She was taken into custody without incident. Javier told police that she found Tinder on his mobile phone and was also furious because of his video game playing habit. Read More »

Mnangagwa says nation 'has moved on' from Mugabe era


Mugabe quit as parliament began a process to impeach him, triggering wild celebrations in the streets. "People must be chosen in government in a proper way". 'I never thought he whom I had nurtured and brought into government, that one day he would be the man who would turn against me, ' he said. Mugabe had fired Mnangagwa two weeks earlier on allegations the then Vice President has been plotting against him. Read More »

Japan Also Eyes Summit with Kim Jong


Abe and Finance Minister Taro Aso have been under fire since the finance ministry admitted this week it had altered records relating to the discounted sale of land to the school operator. "There was "Abe fatigue" even before this exploded". Accordingly, Japan will prioritize the development assistance to the port sector. "If it were a private company - no matter if they knew of the impropriety or not - the leader would resign". Read More »

Tamil Nadu Assembly adopts resolution on Cauvery Management Board


Supporting the resolution, Stalin said Karnataka has never released the quantum as prescribed in the interim or final award of the tribunal. Earlier in the day, Opposition legislators led by DMK working president MK Stalin walked out of the Assembly, boycotting the state budget for 2018-19 presented by Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who handles the finance portfolio. Read More »

Parental concerns left confusion at Thurston High School's walkout


Seeing the news of the February 14 Florida school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and knowing that 17 students and other individuals lost their lives that day, Hodges began to think about her fellow students. "We're well aware that we're just a middle school, and we can't change the laws, but we want to do this to stand out as youth leaders, to show our voices", Eisman said. Read More »

Contrarian Advice to Win your Bracket Pool — March Madness

In standard 1-2-4-8-16-32 bracket contest scoring, optimal strategy nearly always calls for picking a bunch of overvalued teams, especially in the early rounds. Perhaps it's the single-elimination part of the tournament. Sexton nearly single-handedly brought the team back with only two teammates to help him. Read More »

Woman charged with murder in shooting death of Clinton Officer Ryan Morton


The investigation into a 911 call that led to the death of a police officer in Clinton, Mo. took a new twist late Thursday night. While executing a search warrant on the property, police found Widger's purse, which they said contained what appeared to be marijuana, methamphetamine and pills, Kansas City's Fox 4 reported . Read More »

George Lucas breaks ground on Museum of Narrative Art


Emphases will also be placed on photography, digital and, of course, cinematic art (and not only from " Star Wars "). The groundbreaking more closely resembled a movie premiere minus the red carpet. The non-profit museum will house Lucas's art collection, which will be spread throughout the building's five levels, with 125,000 square feet of 300,000 being dedicated to Lucas's diverse collection. Read More »

Alia Bhatt Turns 25, Treats Her Fans with New Looks from 'Raazi'


National crush Alia Bhatt , who turned 25 on Thursday, had a working birthday. Well, Neetu shared a series of pics on her social media handle of Alia and the party thrown by Ayan Mukerji and Ranbir. Later in the day, she instagrammed a video of her one-year-old self, playing with her father Mahesh Bhatt , which BTW the Internet loved. Her colleagues from the industry also wished Alia. Read More »

Michael Coleman in Dallas as SFA loses to Texas Tech afte


The Texas Tech Red Raiders also look for a Sweet 16 appearance after beating Stephen F. Austin in their first round matchup. The Lumberjacks (28-6) were coincidentally seeded No. Stockard fouled out with 2:10 remaining and left to a standing ovation from Bonnies fans who were still on their feet in the final minutes in sections just across the American Airlines Center court from their team's bench. Read More »

Trump Administration Blames Russia for Cyberattacks Targeting Energy Grid


Although Russia is "on the right path" they "still have awhile to go", said Robert Lee, the CEO of Dragos, a cybersecurity firm that specializes in protecting the nation's power grid and critical infrastructure. Symantec researchers also found that Russian hackers helped gather intelligence on how the machinery used in energy and nuclear plants worked to prepare for a potential attack. Read More »

Broward sheriff releases Parkland shooting surveillance video


Peterson has been vilified publicly since Sheriff Scott Israel confirmed that the deputy waited outside rather than go in and confront Cruz. During the six-minute shooting, as Nikolas Cruz turned classrooms into deadly chaos, Peterson hardly moved, and he never entered the building. Read More »

Russian Federation vows to expel United Kingdom envoys in spy poisoning dispute

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stressed that Moscow was ready to cooperate on the investigation but needed to have access to the case materials, including samples of the substance in question. "It is an affront to the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons", May said. "Where Prime Minister [Theresa] May has taken bold and decisive initial action to combat Russian aggression, our own president has waffled and demurred", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a ... Read More »

Teen arrested after threatening school violence


With the help of Dollars 259, officers worked overnight to determine who made the post. I am going to shoot up the school tomorrow. The Wichita Police Department later confirmed that a 14-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats on Twitter. Read More »

Trump Finally Imposes Russia Sanctions That Congress Ordered Months Ago


Read alsoUK imposes set of sanctions on Russian Federation over spy poisoningTheir poisonings have caused heightened tensions between the United Kingdom and Russian Federation. Among those affected were Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is known as " Putin's chef " and who ran the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency, and 12 of the agency's employees. Read More »

T&T named happiest Caribbean country to live in


Norway, which topped the list past year, finished second in the 2018 report, followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland. Among the top countries, differences are small enough that that year-to-year changes in the rankings are to be expected. Read More »

Seton Hall Basketball: It is now or never time for the Pirates


Graham, perhaps atoning for a miserable performance in last year's tournament loss to OR, also had six rebounds and six assists as the Jayhawks cruised into a second-round matchup with eighth-seeded Seton Hall OR No. Four empty Wolfpack possessions (Dorn and Freeman each had a turnover and missed shot) allowed Seton Hall to score eight points in a row. The arena is just over 150 miles from Kansas's campus. Read More »

USA military helicopter crashes in Iraq near Syrian border, fatalities feared


It's not clear if there were any survivors. The anti-IS campaign accelerated through much of past year, as coalition and Iraq forces battled to take back a string of cities and towns. In the following months Iraqi forces retook a handful of other ISIS-held towns including Tal Afar in August, Hawija in September and Qaim in October. Read More »

Student Walkouts Take Place Around the State


It was Snapchat that brought a mass of students to the school's courtyard at 10 a.m. They carried signs with messages like "Never again" and 'Am I next?' "18th century laws can not regulate 21st century weapons", one read. Stagg High students also took part in the National School Walkout on 14 March 2018. Students hold up their signs during a rally asking for gun control outside of the U.S. Read More »

White House Denies Report That Trump Is About to Oust McMaster


McMaster and was "actively discussing potential replacements" as part of a broader shake-up. The move follows the president's dismissal of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and the resignation of economic adviser Gary Cohn, who were both replaced by close allies of the president in Mike Pompeo and Larry Kudlow. Read More »

BJP sinks in UP, Bihar by-polls


The RJD has accused Mr Kumar of backstabbing voters who chose the Grand Alliance of the RJD, Nitush Kumar's Janata Dal (United) and the Congress in 2015. Another vacancy has been created by the resignation of Nana Patole, elected on the BJP ticket in 2014 from Bhardara Gondia in Maharashtra. The Congress, by no means a numerical threat even if it has added four seats since 2014, dubbed the by-poll results as a sign of things to come in the past year of the BJP-ruled NDA's tenure. Read More »

Bihar bypolls result: The gamechangers that BJP must reckon with

The Congress party joined the victory celebrations of SP-BSP combine flagging BJP's defeat while refusing to comment on the reasons for its defeat on the two seats. The victories in Phulpur and Gorakhpur of the SP-BSP alliance has proved to be a big setback for the BJP. The BJP's tally in the Lok Sabha too has come down to 274 now from 282 in 2014. Read More »

Trump Administration backs away from push for drilling off Northwest coast


Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke bristled Tuesday when senators pressed him over his alleged use of taxpayer funds for private plane travel, telling lawmakers the reports were "insults and innuendos". Zinke said he and President Trump were committed to having the plan reflect public input. Zinke has previously derided the flap over his pricey flights as "a little BS" and pointed to flights taken by former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell during the Obama administration. Read More »

Comprehensive plan ready to manage floods in Chennai


The fall in tax revenue growth, Mr Panneerselvam, said, has been significant in 2017-18, owing to the reduction in commercial and state excise tax. He further said the government would come out with "Tamil Nadu State Aadhaar Bill" during the budget session ensuring prompt and timely delivery of public services. Read More »

Lynda Carter Recounts Alleged Sexual Harassment On "Wonder Woman" Set


She said he had not only violated her but "a lot of people". She declined to identify him or detail the incident. "He's already being done in". Speaking candidly for the first time, Lynda said that a crew member was sacked after "drilling a hole in her dressing room wall", adding that she experienced other forms of sexual harassment too. Read More »