President Barack Obama's HealthCare.gov site is riddled with security flaws that put user data of millions of people at risk and it should be shut down until fixed, several technology experts warned lawmakers on Tuesday. The testimony at a congressional hearing could increase concerns among many Americans about Obama's healthcare overhaul, popularly known as Obamacare. Opinion polls show the botched rollout of the online marketplace for health insurance policies has hurt the popularity of the effort. The website collects personal data such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, email addresses and other information that criminals could use for a variety of scams.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama personally appealed to senators Tuesday to hold off on seeking additional sanctions on Iran while the U.S. and other world powers negotiate a nuclear deal with Tehran.
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - A Virginia state senator was stabbed and seriously wounded at his home on Tuesday, and police said they were investigating whether the senator's son may have carried out the attack before committing suicide. Creigh Deeds, a 55-year-old Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2009, was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville with stab wounds to his head and upper body, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. His 24-year-old son, Austin "Gus" Deeds, was alive at the home in Millboro, about 100 miles west of Richmond, when police arrived, Geller said, but died at the scene of a gunshot wound.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds, a Democrat who rose to be gubernatorial nominee in 2009 despite his reserved demeanor and humble farmland roots, was stabbed early Tuesday, apparently by his son, police said.
For a man who touts high art and stops by Harvard's Graduate Schoolof Design on a whim, Kanye West sure dropped a dud on us with themusic video debut of "Bound 2" Tuesday (Nov. 19). The pulpy,embarrassingly earnest video features reality star (and West'sfiancée) Kim Kardashian topless and gyrating atop a motorcycle,her blank visage superimposed against a green screen of Dalí-esquedesert and galloping horses. The whole thing is reminiscent of anEd Hardy T-shirt. But it makes us wonder what's happened to West'sonce-eclectic taste. After all, this is the man who chose Takashi
By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, who was acquitted last summer in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, was released from jail on Tuesday after his arrest for an incident in which he is alleged to have pulled a shotgun on his girlfriend. Zimmerman was released by sheriff's deputies from a jail in Sanford, Florida, after a court hearing in which Seminole County Judge Fred Schott said he found probable cause for Monday's arrest and set bail at $9,000. The judge set January 7 as the date for Zimmerman's next appearance in court on charges stemming from a domestic dispute on Monday, when he allegedly pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend in her central Florida home. He also banned Zimmerman from any travel outside Florida and ordered him to wear an electronic monitoring device for the duration of his release on bond.