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  • Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach
    Uber_paid_hackers__100_000_to_keep_secret_a_massive_data_breach 2017-11-22 06:25:44 UTC
    (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the U.S...
  • Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina dead
    Mafia_'boss_of_bosses'_salvatore_'toto'_riina_dead 2017-11-17 09:05:49 UTC
    MILAN (Reuters) - Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the most powerful and feared Sicilian Mafia boss of the 20th century, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter century in jail, Italy’s Justice Ministry said. Riina, who turned 87 o...
  • Women Who Use 'IUDs' Have a Lower Risk of Cervical Cancer
    Women_who_use_'iuds'_have_a_lower_risk_of_cervical_cancer 2017-11-09 06:46:10 UTC
    Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception might have a lower risk of cervical cancer than their counterparts who don’t use this form of birth control, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 16 previously publi...
  • Science: Sheep Can Recognize Human Faces
    Science-_sheep_can_recognize_human_faces 2017-11-09 06:20:01 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. In a speci...
  • North Korea: Impact of Sanctions on Women and Children
    North_korea-_impact_of_sanctions_on_women_and_children 2017-11-08 18:25:26 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it was working to uphold women’s rights and gender equality but that sanctions imposed by major powers were taking a toll on vulnerable families. Han Tae Song, ambassador of the Democratic People...
  • Agatha Christie, ‘Queen of Crime,’ is Returning to the Big Screen
    Agatha_christie__%e2%80%98queen_of_crime_%e2%80%99_is_returning_to_the_big_screen 2017-11-06 07:05:51 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Agatha Christie, the author dubbed the ‘Queen of Crime,’ is returning to the big screen after a decades-long absence with an adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express,” directed by Kenneth Brannagh. Starring Brannagh as ecc...
  • House of Cards Season 6 Suspended after Kevin Spacey Allegation
    House_of_cards_season_6_suspended_after_kevin_spacey_allegation 2017-11-01 05:46:45 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc indefinitely halted production of political drama “House of Cards” on Tuesday following an allegation of sexual misconduct against series star Kevin Spacey. Producer Media Rights Capital and Netflix “have dec...
  • Insurance company to 9-month-old boy: Too expensive to keep you alive
    Insurance_company_to_9-month-old_boy-_too_expensive_to_keep_you_alive 2017-10-18 20:55:06 UTC
    A 9-month-old boy with an aggressive brain tumor received a letter from his family’s insurance company explaining that treating the cancer would be too expensive and therefore “not medically necessary.” ‘Dear Connor Richardson,” the letter said...
  • Mugabe’s wife sued a man for not delivering a $1.35 million wedding anniversary ring
    Mugabe%e2%80%99s_wife_sued_a_man_for_not_delivering_a__1.35_million_wedding_anniversary_ring 2017-10-18 16:52:27 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influent...
  • Scientists Detect Light From Gravitational Wave
    Scientists_detect_light_from_gravitational_wave_when_neutron_stars_collide 2017-10-16 19:27:03 UTC
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - When neutron stars collide: Scientists in Europe and the U.S. have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same co...
  • Thousands Flee California Fires, Death Toll Rise to 41
    Saturday-_thousands_flee_california_fires__death_toll_rise_to_35 2017-10-16 19:20:16 UTC
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 41 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California’s history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hu...
  • Columbus Day Celebrates the Explorer's Crimes Against Humanity
    Christopher_columbus_crimes_against_humanity 2017-10-09 20:25:51 UTC
    Every October, grateful Americans get a day off work to, ostensively, celebrate the life of explorer Christopher Columbus. The current President of the United States Donald Trump said in his proclamation: "The permanent arrival of Europeans to ...
  • Trump's Nationalistic America Sees Anti-Fascist Movement Rising
    Trump's_nationalistic_america_sees_anti-fascist_movement_rising 2017-10-07 07:30:08 UTC
    On the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated as the US president in January, the white supremacist Richard Spencer was giving an interview to a television reporter on the streets of Washington, DC. He was midsentence when a black-clad figure rushe...
  • McCain Does Not Support New GOP Obamacare Repeal
    Mccain_does_not_support_new_gop_obamacare_repeal 2017-09-22 18:56:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday that he would vote against a new Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare if it is brought onto the Senate floor next week, in a new setback for the proposal. “I cannot in good consci...
  • California protects immigrants and resists Trump by becoming a 'Sanctuary State'
    California_protects_immigrants_and_resists_trump_by_becoming_a_sanctuary_state 2017-09-16 18:43:59 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers voted to become a sanctuary state, tussled over hot-button environmental issues and urged other states to refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission as their ...
  • Bluetooth bugs bedevil billions of android devices
    Bluetooth_bugs_bedevil_billions_of_android_devices_ 2017-09-13 17:45:53 UTC
    More than 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company. If you're not keeping count, that's most of the estimated 8.2 billion devices that use Bluetooth, w...
  • Nation Weather Service Takes Active Role in Preparing for Disasters
    National_weather_service 2017-09-13 14:26:49 UTC
    COLLEGE PARK, Md.—“I woke up Friday night with a dream that it had missed the peninsula,” said Bill Lapenta, the director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. We sat looking at a screen that showed Hurricane Irma’s long journey...
  • Senator McCain: 'Every life has to end one way or another'
    Senator_mccain-_'every_life_has_to_end_one_way_or_another' 2017-09-11 16:41:17 UTC
    Sen. John McCain opened up about his battle with brain cancer on Sunday, adding it to the list of other near-fatal encounters he's faced. “I’m facing a challenge," the Arizona Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union." "But I’ve faced oth...
  • This Weather is Not Normal
    Weather_not_normal_irma 2017-09-07 17:23:06 UTC
    The days leading up to Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Texas last week were some of the most nerve-wracking in meteorological history. Forecasters watched helplessly as a true monster storm—one that would eventually become the most extreme rain eve...
  • Pope Francis Consulted Psychoanalyst in the 1970's
    Pope_francis_consults_psychoanalyst 2017-09-01 16:34:23 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Pope Francis saw a Jewish psychoanalyst once a week for six months during the 1970s and found the experience beneficial, the pontiff was quoted as saying in a new book. “For six months, I went to her once a week to shed light ...
  • Mayor of storm-ravaged Houston announces nighttime curfew
    Storm-ravaged_city_bans_people_from_the_streets_during_the_night 2017-08-30 06:05:01 UTC
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 13 people and paralyzing Houston, America's fourth most populous city. With damage expected to run well into the te...
  • Merkel stands by decision to open Germany's borders to refugees
    Merkel_stands_by_decision_to_open_germany's_borders_to_refugees 2017-08-27 19:50:20 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has no regrets about her 2015 decision to open the country’s borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees and added she will not be deterred from campaigning by angry hecklers. In an i...
  • Houston flooded as Texas battles 'unprecedented' weather
    Houston_flooded_as_texas_battles_'unprecedented'_weather 2017-08-27 19:18:10 UTC
    HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters) - Emergency crews raced to pull people from cars and homes as flood waters rose across southeast Texas on Sunday, rescuing more than 1,000 people around Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey pounded the region. Harvey came a...
  • Ukraine's Tuberculosis Problem Concerns Europe
    Florestuberculosis-300x146 2017-08-25 18:43:12 UTC
    ODESSA, Ukraine — In the Ukrainian tourist destination of Odessa, a port on the Black Sea, holidaymakers mingle with internally displaced people from the country’s war-torn east, local Roma, students, and economic migrants from Central Asia and th...
  • Whole Foods' Competitors Fear Amazon Price Cuts
    Whole_foods'_competitors_fear_amazon_price_cuts 2017-08-25 06:36:18 UTC
    (Reuters) - Amazon said it will cut prices on a range of popular goods as it completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market, sending shares of rival grocers tumbling on fears that brutal market share battles will intensify. Amazon’s $13.7 bill...