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U.S. Homeland Security contractor reports computer breach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:18

Canada's National Research Council hackedA company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that "it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack." The computer breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services (USIS) probably involved the theft of personal information about DHS employees, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story. A "multi-agency cyber response team is working with the company to identify the scope of the intrusion," DHS spokesman Peter Boogaard said in a statement. The Office of Personnel Management had also suspended work with USIS, the Post said, adding that government officials do not believe the breach has affected non-DHS employees. "We are working collaboratively with OPM and DHS to resolve this matter quickly and look forward to resuming service on all our contracts with them as soon as possible," USIS said in the statement on its website.


Army promotes first Vietnamese-American general

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:18

Col. Viet Luong attends his promotion ceremony, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas. Luong has become the first Vietnamese-American to reach the rank of general in the U.S. Army. (AP Photo/Killeen Daily Herald, Bryan Correira)FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A Fort Hood soldier whose family came to the United States as refugees when he was 10 years old became the first Vietnamese-American to reach the rank of general in the U.S. Army on Wednesday.


3 teens arrested after car stolen at gunpoint in Roosevelt area

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:16
Seattle police arrested three juveniles this morning after they allegedly stole a car at gunpoint.

Franchise group seeks injunction to block $15 minimum wage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:16
The International Franchise Association today asked a federal judge to issue an injunction to immediately block portions of Seattle's  $15 minimum wage law from taking effect in April.

$50,000 in marijuana stolen from Seattle dispensary

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:16
Someone cut a hole in the wall at a Georgetown medical-marijuana dispensary and made off with $50,000 worth of pot this morning, Seattle police said.

Abandoned bike prompts search of ferry in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:16
A ferry from Seattle to Bremerton was delayed this morning after someone abandoned a bicycle.

Bergdahl Details Disappearance to General Leading an Inquiry

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:13
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, after being warned that he did not have to say anything incriminating, discussed his disappearance from his unit in Afghanistan.






Chinese workers evacuated from Libya

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:11
China evacuates almost 900 of its workers caught up in fighting in Libya, a Chinese official tells the BBC, leaving only a few dozen in Tripoli.
Categories: BBC World News

Woman pleads no contest to sneaking onto flight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:09

This combination of four 2014 booking photos released by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Marilyn Hartman. Federal law enforcement officials say Hartman tried at least three times to breach airport security before she was able to get through a checkpoint without a boarding pass at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who made it through airport security without a boarding pass and took a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor trespassing charge.


Teen to be punished for pot brownies 'very scared'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:00
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A 19-year-old Texas man who could face years in prison for making brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil said Wednesday he remains scared despite new evidence that his attorney believes should reduce the charges.

Married police officers arrested in fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:56

This booking photo provided by the -Tulsa County Sherriff's Office shows Shannon Kepler. Authorities say off-duty Tulsa police officers Kepler and his wife, Gina Kepler have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenager. (AP Photo/Tulsa County Sherriff's Office)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Tulsa police officers who are married have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man who was walking with their daughter, authorities said.


U.S. Homeland Security contractor reports computer breach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:54
A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that "it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack." The computer breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services (USIS) probably involved the theft of personal information about DHS employees, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story. DHS has suspended all work with the company amid an investigation by the FBI, the Post reported. The Office of Personnel Management has also suspended work with USIS out of an abundance of caution, it said, adding that government officials do not believe the breach has affected non-DHS employees. "We are working collaboratively with OPM and DHS to resolve this matter quickly and look forward to resuming service on all our contracts with them as soon as possible," USIS said in the statement on its website.

2 First Ladies Share Tales of Budding Partnership and Life in the Spotlight

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:53
During a forum for the spouses of visiting African leaders, Michelle Obama and Laura Bush shared stories about living life in the spotlight, and using it to their advantage.






VA executive: Wait times can be fixed in 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:51

U.S. Veterans Administration Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson, left, shakes hands with Vietnam veteran Mike Mescavage before the opening session of the National Order of the Purple Heart National Convention in Denver, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Gibson says more employees will be disciplined as the department sorts out a scandal over long waits for health care and falsified data. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Long wait times for veterans to get health care can be cleared up in two years, along with investigations of employees accused of falsifying data to hide the problem, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday.


Dogs that killed Michigan man are euthanized

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:46
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two dogs that fatally mauled a Michigan jogger last month have been put to death.

Poll: Do you want the Storm to make the playoffs?

WA Huskies - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:46
San Antonio lost its past two games and Los Angeles lost to Tulsa on Tuesday, keeping the door cracked for Seattle to make a WNBA-record 11th playoff appearance. The Storm (10-20) has four games remaining and is 3.5-games behind the Stars (13-16) and Sparks (13-16) for one of the final two playoff s
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Poll: Do you want the Storm to make the playoffs?

Seattle Storm - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:46
San Antonio lost its past two games and Los Angeles lost to Tulsa on Tuesday, keeping the door cracked for Seattle to make a WNBA-record 11th playoff appearance. The Storm (10-20) has four games remaining and is 3.5-games behind the Stars (13-16) and Sparks (13-16) for one of the final two playoff s
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks practice notes: Kevin Norwood has bone-spur surgery

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:46
The Seahawks are off the field following their last practice before their preseason opener with Denver.  The Seahawks are now loading the buses and will soon be off to Denver.
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Huskies live fall camp updates, Day 3

WA Huskies - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:46
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Well: Prostate Cancer Screening Still Not Recommended for All

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:44
A major European study has shown that blood test screening for prostate cancer saves lives, but doubts remain about whether the benefit is large enough to offset the harms caused by unnecessary biopsies and treatments that can render men incontinent and impotent.