A cyberattack that appears to have originated from outside the United States caused major printing and delivery disruptions at several newspapers across the country on Saturday including the Los Angeles Times, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
The attack led to distribution delays in the Saturday edition of The Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and several other major newspapers that operate on a shared production platform. It also stymied distribution of the West Coast editions of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, which are all printed at the Los Angeles Times’ Olympic printing plant in downtown Los Angeles.
“We believe the intention of the attack was to disable infrastructure, more specifically servers, as opposed to looking to steal information,” said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly.
The reputation of the meat industry will sink to that of big tobacco unless it removes cancer-causing chemicals from processed products such as bacon and ham, a coalition of experts and politicians warn today.
The Florida Ban on Military-Style Firearms and Disqualifications for Firearm Possession Initiative (Initiative #18-03) may appear on the ballot in Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 3, 2020.
The measure would ban persons residing or entering the state from possessing military-style firearms. The measure would define military-style firearms as "any gun with a magazine capacity of more than seven rounds of ammunition or any weapon capable of firing in fully automatic mode, any weapon capable of being modified in any manner to fire in a fully automatic mode or any weapon classified as a sniper rifle."
The measure would also prohibit persons from possessing any firearm if the person had (a) been convicted of a felony; (b) been convicted of three or more misdemeanors; (c) his or her driver's license revoked for driving under the influence, reckless driving, or excessive speeding; (d) been subject to two or more domestic abuse emergency calls or investigations; (e) been diagnosed by a medical professional as psychologically disturbed; or (f) made any substantiated threat of violence against another person.
The measure would delete the existing language of Section 8(a) of Article I of the Florida Constitution, which provides people with the constitutional right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves.
This is bad. Are Floridian's going to stand up to this or what?
A party requires more than an all-consuming hatred for an individual. A party has to stand for something that transcends the immediate or the visceral. Yet, in the age of Trump, the public is not interested in nuance or niceties. The watchword is “resist” and that means resist at all costs — even to core values. In other words, the question is not what the Democratic Party will do but what it will be, after Donald Trump eventually leaves office.
At 12:33 a.m. EST (0533 GMT) on Jan. 1, New Horizons will zoom past the small object Ultima Thule, which lies 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto in the realm of icy bodies known as the Kuiper Belt.
The mission team will keep the public appraised of New Horizons' progress via a series of news conferences and updates over the coming days, all of which you can watch directly via the space agency, or via the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, which manages the New Horizons mission for NASA. You'll also be able watch the events here at Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV and JHUAPL.
A breaker or circuit just blew up in our data center. An electrical engineer is on the way now to repair the damage. Expect services to be down for the next few hours while the electrical engineer patches things back together. pic.twitter.com/p0duuqXOYK
A Mexican man accused of gunning down a Northern California police officer was taken into custody Friday following a massive manhunt that ended with a surrender after authorities surrounded a home in Bakersfield, California, 200 miles south of where the crime took place, officials said.
An undocumented immigrant with known gang affiliations, the 32-year-old Arriaga tried to flee to Mexico after his alleged crime, authorities said Friday. Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said that Arriaga crossed into Arizona from Mexico illegally a couple of years ago and it is believed that he had been working on farms in California's Central Valley.
By late Friday night, a total of seven people had been arrested for either misleading authorities about Arriaga’s whereabouts or aiding him in evading authorities ...
According to Entergy Louisiana officials, the peak of the outage resulted in 10,100 residents without energy in the Kenner area around 5:30 a.m. after massive sparks sprung from power lines up and down Power Boulevard.
Experts say while lightning strikes are some common way transformers explode, but rain and strong winds can cause power lines to touch or tear.
Russia’s new strategic weapon has rendered any missile defenses useless at a small fraction of their cost, officials said Thursday.
The Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle flies 27 times faster than the speed of sound, making it impossible to intercept, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told Russian state television.
In Wednesday’s test, the weapon was launched from the Dombarovskiy missile base in the southern Ural Mountains. The Kremlin said it successfully hit a practice target on the Kura shooting range on Kamchatka, 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) away.
The protesters chanted various versions of "Fake news journalists come down," and "Macron out!" at the TV station which one protester told RT France spreads false information about the movement, while purposefully understating the size of its demonstrations.
That’s the argument lawyers for actress Allison Mack are making in their latest effort to get sex trafficking and forced labor charges against the “Smallville” star tossed out of Brooklyn Federal Court.
Mack and Nxivm leader Keith Raniere are accused of duping women into joining a master-slave group by getting them to hand over damaging “collateral” like naked photos of themselves and accusations against their loved ones, then forcing them to work for free and have sex with Raniere.
President Trump is being encouraged to sign an executive order on E-Verify after immigration police said that arrests of illegal immigrant workers and employers surged 700 percent.
Led by advocates of tighter immigration laws, Trump is getting advice to nationalize the E-Verify system that the federal government uses to make sure that contractors are hiring employees that are legally allowed to work in the United States.
The hydroxyl (OH) radical—a molecule made up of one hydrogen atom and one oxygen atom with a free (unpaired) electron—is one of the most reactive gases in the atmosphere. It acts like a detergent in the air, breaking down other gases. In particular, OH is the main check on the concentration of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is second only to carbon dioxide in contributing to global warming.
New research led by a postdoctoral fellow at NASA has shown that hydroxyl radicals are recycling themselves and maintaining a steady atmospheric concentration even in the face of rising methane emissions.
Mr. Samal began improving after receiving the first Crispr-modified blood infusions, according to his brother who accompanied him for treatment. The 57-year-old’s disease-fighting white blood cells were drawn, reprogrammed with Crispr to delete a gene that interferes with the immune system’s ability to fight cancer, then re-injected into his body. After the second infusion, “Dr. Wu came running to tell us the results,” said the brother, Ajit Samal. The results showed that “90% of his tumor had gone; hardly anything was left,” he said, noting that his brother reported feeling better. “It was like a miracle,” he said. “No one could believe it.” Six weeks later in September, Mr. Samal died in India. Indian doctors declared he had suffered a heart attack and brain stroke, according to his brother. Mr. Samal, who didn’t have a known prior heart condition, was due to return to China for a third infusion.
I wonder if the gene modifications triggered a previous latent heart defect that had been dormant in Mr Samal's DNA.
The arrest of the seven agents was the result of an investigation into information from within the agency about corrupt activity. The agents were caught trying to doctor importation documents and processes to claim that vehicles coming through the ports of entry were carrying electronic equipment. As part of the investigation, authorities learned that the vehicles were carrying thousands of ammunition magazines. Law enforcement authorities arrested the seven agents and transported them to Mexico City. Prosecutors charged the corrupt agents with violating multiple arm smuggling statutes.
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