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Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations

Mar 16, 2017

Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations

President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing America’s air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. The proposal says spinning off air traffic operations from the Federal Aviation Administration and placing them under an “independent, non-governmental organization” ...

White House proposes reviving Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site

Mar 16, 2017

White House proposes reviving Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site

The White House’s fiscal 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million to restart licensing for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. The move signals that President ...

/ Mar 16, 2017

6-month-old boy in Texas dies after sitter couldn't reach 911

Dallas public safety officials are pressing T-Mobile for solutions following the death of a 6-month-old boy whose baby sitter couldn’t reach 911 operators. The city said in a statement that the 911 call center was jammed with calls Saturday evening because of an ongoing ...

Mar 16, 2017

Cascading effect: One attack led to another at Yahoo

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Russian hackers working with Russian spies didn’t crack Yahoo security all at once. Instead, according to an account offered by U.S. officials, they methodically made their way deeper into Yahoo’s network over the space of months — maybe years. That allowed them to forge ...

Mar 16, 2017

North Korean hacking group likely behind recent attacks on banks

A North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus was likely behind a recent campaign targeting organizations in 31 countries, following high-profile attacks on Bangladesh Bank, Sony and South Korea, cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp. said on Wednesday. Symantec said in a blog post that researchers ...