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Aug 22, 2014

St. Louis police release video of shooting

The St. Louis police chief has released audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting this week of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency when it comes to officer-involved shootings. Police Chief ...

Aug 22, 2014

Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's executioner

The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible. But police and intelligence services in Britain and the United States ...

Aug 21, 2014

Marijuana supplier named 'Pot Playboy' gets 27 years

A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York’s biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the “Pot Playboy” was sentenced to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise, prosecutors said. Jimmy Cournoyer pleaded guilty in May 2013 ...

'Change is coming' after police shooting in Ferguson, Holder says

Aug 21, 2014

'Change is coming' after police shooting in Ferguson, Holder says

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students that “change is coming” Wednesday in suburban St. Louis near the community where a white police officer shot to death an unarmed black 18-year-old and sparked days of furious protests. Meanwhile, a small group of protesters ...

Aug 21, 2014

FBI warns health care companies they are being targeted by hackers

The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. hospital group Community Health Systems Inc. that resulted in the theft of millions of patient records. “The FBI has observed malicious actors targeting ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...