rss: ap

  • Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is defending an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications with Russia, describing it as a "good thing" as the Trump administration sought to quell mounting questions over secret ties to the Kremlin....

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  • Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is assailing internal leaks as he considers an overhaul of his White House staff and grapples with a burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign....

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  • 6-day war begets 50 years of conflict for Israel
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- It may well be remembered as a pyrrhic victory for Israel: in six days it stunned the world by vanquishing several Arab armies, only to be saddled with a deeply corrosive 50-year fight with the Palestinians for the Holy Land....

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  • NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea's latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will....

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  • Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty
    BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with the U.S., Britain's decision to leave the bloc and other challenges....

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  • Putin set to visit France in hope of mending strained ties
    MOSCOW (AP) -- On a trip that will likely shape Russia-France ties for years to come, President Vladimir Putin is set to visit France for talks on Monday with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron after expressing sympathy for his rivals during the campaign....

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  • Relative 'devastated' after shooting kills 8 in Mississippi
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) -- Head in hands, his voice strained, Vincent Mitchell sat outside his little yellow home and tried to make sense of how a family dispute led to a rampage that killed eight people, including the deputy who tried to keep them safe....

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  • Get ready for busy travel season; airlines could set record
    DALLAS (AP) -- If you're planning a big vacation trip this summer, move over. You're going to have lots of company....

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  • AP Exclusive: VA drug thefts continue despite new efforts
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal authorities have launched dozens of new criminal investigations into possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away despite new prevention efforts....

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  • A fan remembers Gregg Allman's life-affirming sound
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The stage remains dark in the moments before the final show. It's the Allman Brothers' annual New York City Beacon Theater run, in March 2011....

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rss: reuters

  • UK police arrest 16th person in connection with Manchester attack
    (Reuters) - British police said on Monday they had arrested a 16th person in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing last week.


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  • North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions.


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  • After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands
    MUNICH (Reuters) - Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.


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  • Philippines military says close to defeating Islamist rebels
    MARAWI, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines military said on Monday it was close to retaking a southern city held for a seventh day by Islamist militants, as helicopters unleashed more rockets on positions held by the rebels aligned with Islamic State.


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  • Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts: U.N.
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Islamic State are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city.


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  • President Macron's party seen on top in French parliament election: poll
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's party is expected to emerge with the most seats in June's parliamentary election, a poll showed on Monday, with Macron also scoring well in terms of general popularity.


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  • Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as "fake news" on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office.


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  • Italian bank worries leak into second week
    LONDON (Reuters) - Concerns over Italy's banks and Britain's national election campaign dominated holiday-thinned European financial markets on Monday, prodding stock markets lower after Asian share indices fell back off 2-year highs.


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  • Cyclone churns towards Bangladesh as storm toll reaches almost 200 in Sri Lanka, India
    DHAKA/AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ (Reuters) - An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast.


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  • U.S. Navy skydiver killed in parachuting accident in New York Harbor
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - A member of the U.S. Navy's elite skydiving demonstration team plunged to his death on Sunday when his parachute malfunctioned while performing in an aerial exhibition as part of New York Harbor's annual Fleet Week festival.


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rss: bbc

  • Manchester attacks: MI5 probes bomber 'warnings'
    The security service is to examine its actions after tip-offs from the public about extremist views.

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  • France's Macron set for 'tough' talks with Putin near Paris
    The French and Russian presidents will hold their first talks in palatial Versailles.

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  • Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid 'secret Russia line' questions
    Donald Trump calls his son-in-law a 'good person' after reports he sought a secret line to Moscow.

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  • Portland attack: $600,000 raised for 'heroes' killed defending Muslim teen
    Tributes have continued to pour in for the men who died defending a Muslim teenager on Friday.

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  • Shark injures Australian fisherman on board boat
    An Australian fisherman recounts the moment when a 200kg great white shark leapt into his boat.

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  • Inside Finland's education shake-up
    Finland is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age - and is seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does.

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  • British Airways flight chaos lessens after weekend of disruption
    Some short-haul flights from Heathrow continue to be disrupted by a worldwide computer failure.

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  • Philippine army 'makes gains' in Marawi Islamist battle
    Troops have been battling Islamist militants in the southern city of Marawi for the past week.

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  • N Korea fires Scud missile into sea, its third test in three weeks
    Pyongyang has accelerated the pace of missile testing, causing international concern.

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  • Merkel is told: You can depend on UK
    The home secretary wants to "reassure Mrs Merkel that we want to have a deep and special partnership".

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rss: the register

  • EU axes geo-blocking: Upsets studios, delights consumers

    Taking a look at a new common set of AV rules

    Analysis The European Parliament has approved a draft law that geo-blocking, the act of offering an online content service in one European Union (EU) country and that country alone, will be scrapped in the first half of next year.?



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  • WannaLaugh? Funsters port WannaCrypt to Commodore, Cisco, Nintendo and Tesla

    Some folk have Photoshop and too much time on their hands

    The WannaCrypt ransomware is yet another reminder, if any were needed, that the networks and machines on which society is now so reliant are laughably insecure.?



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  • New 'Beaver' web server has exactly ONE user outside China

    And none of those in China show anything while they wait for government paperwork

    Netcraft's monthly survey of web-facing computers has turned up an oddity: a new web server called ?Beaver? that's used by exactly one web site outside China.?



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  • Network Time Protocol updated to spook-harden user comms

    Network time lords decide we don't need IP address swaps

    The Internet Engineering Task Force has taken another small step in protecting everybody's privacy ? this time, in making the Network Time Protocol a bit less spaffy.?



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  • ARM talks up fresh CPUs and a GPU, all tuned for AI

    Cortex-A75, A55, and Mali-G72 coming next year

    Chip designer ARM on Monday plans to announce its first set of processors based on its DynamIQ microprocessor architecture, in conjunction with a revised GPU chip.?



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  • Microsoft Master File Table bug exploited to BSOD Windows 7, 8.1

    The 1990s called: they want their filepath hack back

    Until Microsoft patches this problem, use Chrome: a slip in file-path handling allows attacker to crash Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with a file call.?



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  • Australian Taxation Office won't penalise Plutus contractors

    If payroll operator accused of AU$165m scam didn't pay, neither will contractors

    The Australian Taxation Office has issued guidance to clients of Plutus Payroll, the company accused of AU$165m scam, and says they ?will not be penalised? if the company hasn't paid the right amount of tax on their behalf.?



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  • Aruba bugs squashed in seven-vuln splatfest

    ClearPass Policy Manager needs upgrade

    In case you missed it: there's a bunch of bad bugs in HPE's Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager.?



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  • Raspberry Pi foundation merges with CoderDojo Foundation

    Two coding-for-kids orgs already overlapped, now plan joint acceleration

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation and the CoderDojo Foundation have merged in order to combine forces and accelerate both organisation's mission to teach kids how to code.?



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  • Arista-cats win some, lose some against Cisco

    Upside: it could be all over by September

    Both Cisco and Arista have claimed victory in the latest instalment of their intellectual property lawsuit.?



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rss: ars technica

  • First the cloud, now AI takes on the scientific method
    Cloud didn't make the scientific method irrelevant in '08?AI won't do it in '17, either.

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  • Inflatable space habitat passes first hurdle, now onto radiation testing
    Tests will determine whether inflatables play a role in deep space exploration.

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  • A ramble through some solutions for the Anthropocene
    The Unnatural World?s look at human planet management is messy, but so are we.

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  • A 16th-century engineer whose work almost defeated an Empire
    When the Ottomans laid siege to Rhodes, this smart inventor held them off for months.

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  • A year of digging through code yields ?smoking gun? on VW, Fiat diesel cheats
    Current US and EU emissions testing is insufficient to confirm compliance.

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  • Racer Graham Rahal tells us about his Indy 500 preparations
    It's not as simple as just keeping it floored and turning left every so often.

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  • I was struck by lightning yesterday?and boy am I sore
    Ars technical director: "I, I, I... think we need to call 911."

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  • This is what it?s like to be struck by lightning
    If hit by lightning, there?s a 9 in 10 chance to survive?what are the lasting effects?

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  • Doctor Who: The Pyramid at the End of the World review
    Polite Monks will take world if asked nicely; conventional weapons still useless.

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  • Say goodbye to the video store, hello to the non-profit foundation
    How one of the last video stores turned non-profit with an eye on preservation.

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