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Aug 20, 2014

U.S. government's nuclear watchdog victim of cyberattacks: report

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission was “successfully hacked” three times in recent years in attacks involving tainted emails, according to an internal investigation on cyberattacks at the agency, Nextgov.com reported on Tuesday. At least two of the attacks originated overseas, according to the report ...

Aug 20, 2014

Afghanistan bars NYT reporter from leaving country

Afghanistan’s attorney general has barred a New York Times correspondent from leaving the country because of a story in which he reported that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won the recent presidential election, a spokesman ...

Aug 20, 2014

St. Louis police fatally shoot man with knife, authorities say

Police in St. Louis killed a man they say brandished a knife and refused to drop it. The victim yelled “Kill me now,” Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters Tuesday. The incident occurred hours after police fired tear gas at protesters in nearby Ferguson, ...

'Canadian Idol' contestant acquitted on terrorism charge

Aug 20, 2014

'Canadian Idol' contestant acquitted on terrorism charge

A former “Canadian Idol” contestant was acquitted on Tuesday of conspiring to facilitate terrorism, with the judge finding insufficient evidence that he intended to join a plot. Khurram Syed Sher, an Ontario doctor whose 2010 arrest got international attention because of his appearance on ...

American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

Aug 20, 2014

American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

A Chicago woman whose beaten body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali was repeatedly and violently abused by the daughter who has been arrested in her killing, according to police reports. A Chicago-based lawyer for the 19-year-old ...

Israel orders negotiators home as Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts

Aug 20, 2014

Israel orders negotiators home as Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts

A cease-fire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing rockets into Israel, prompting Israeli airstrikes that health officials said killed a woman and a young girl. Accusing Gaza Islamists of breaking the truce, Israel promptly recalled its negotiators from talks ...

Aug 20, 2014

Hackers steal encrypted passwords of MeetMe social network users

Hackers gained access to some names, emails and encrypted passwords of users of MeetMe Inc.’s social network, the company said. The attack occurred between Aug. 5-7, said Aaron Curtiss, a hired spokesman for the company based in New Hope, Pennsylvania. There was no indication ...

As protests rage in Ferguson, Obama struggles to find his role

Aug 20, 2014

As protests rage in Ferguson, Obama struggles to find his role

When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the “racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America’s painful history on race, can be healed. Six years ...

Argentina car crash kills three relatives of pope

Aug 20, 2014

Argentina car crash kills three relatives of pope

Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said. The small car carrying a nephew of the pope along with the ...