State Department urges Americans to exit violence-torn Burundi

Dec 14, 2015

State Department urges Americans to exit violence-torn Burundi

The United States on Sunday ordered nonemergency U.S. government personnel and dependents to leave violence-torn Burundi and warned other Americans to get out “as soon as it is feasible to do so.” The State Department warning followed an upsurge of political violence in the ...

Oct 16, 2014

FBI warns U.S. businesses of cyberattacks, blames Beijing

The FBI warned U.S. businesses on Wednesday that hackers it believes to be backed by the Chinese government have recently launched attacks on U.S. companies. The “flash” warning described tools and techniques used by the hackers and asked companies to contact federal authorities if ...

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 12, 2014

U.S. agency warns consumers about bitcoin risks

Federal regulators are warning consumers about the risks of using virtual currencies such as bitcoin. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday that it will begin fielding complaints from people who rely on products such as bitcoin and online exchanges for such currencies. In ...

Jul 7, 2014

Strong typhoon threatens north Philippines, Japan

A strong typhoon was blowing over the Pacific Ocean in the northeastern Philippines on Sunday and may trigger heavy rain, but is too far off to hit land, officials said. Typhoon Neoguri was blowing with sustained winds of 185 kph (115 mph) with gusts ...

Jul 4, 2014

U.S. Embassy in Algeria warns of possible attack

The United States Embassy in Algeria has warned about a possible attack by a “terrorist group” on targets in Algiers, possibly near a U.S.-branded hotel in the capital. A statement on the embassy website told embassy employees to avoid hotels owned or operated by ...

Nov 11, 2013

Car that can warn driver of heart attack under study

A joint project bringing together academic researchers and private firms in the automotive industry is developing an automobile capable of warning its driver of an impending heart attack. “We want to reduce the number of unfortunate accidents” by developing the system “as early as ...