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  • A person works at a computer during the 10th International Cybersecurity Forum in Lille on January 23, 2018. (Credit: Philippe Huguena/AFP/Getty Images)

    U.S. Ramping Up Cyber Attacks on Russia: NY Times

    The U.S. is escalating cyber attacks on Russia’s electric power grid and has placed potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, The New York Times reported Saturday. The placement of the malware that deep within the Russian grid had never previously been attempted, the Times reports, and is intended partly as a warning and also to put the U.S. in a position to conduct cyber attacks should a significant conflict arise with Russia. Two administration officials told the Times they […]

  • Parents: Police pulled guns on them after 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a store in Phoenix. (Via CNN)

    Family Alleges Brutality After Being Held at Gunpoint Outside Phoenix store

    A Phoenix couple is seeking $10 million from the city after a video showed police officers drawing a gun on them after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly stole a doll from a Family Dollar store. Dravon Ames and fiancee Iesha Harper told CNN they didn’t notice when their daughter walked out with a Barbie from the store last month. They’ve filed a notice of claim against the city for $10 million, which serves as a precursor to a lawsuit. Soon after […]

  • A sign hangs above a Target store on August 22, 2018 in Chicago. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Target Registers Working Again After Widespread Outage

    Target cash registers were back online after a two-hour systems outage on Saturday that left exasperated shoppers venting frustrations online. In a statement, the company said the failure was not the result of a data breach or security-related issue. “The temporary outage earlier today was the result of an internal technology issue that lasted for approximately two hours. Our technology team worked quickly to identify and fix the issue, and we apologize for the inconvenience and frustration this caused for […]

  • OJ Simpson appears in a video posted to Twitter.

    OJ Simpson Is Now on Twitter, Says He’s ‘Got a Little Getting Even to Do’

    More than a year after his release from prison, OJ Simpson launched a new Twitter account Friday night with a selfie video in which he says he’s “got a little getting even to do.” Coming Soon!!! — O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 15, 2019 “Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly. Coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything,” says Simpson, 71, while surrounded by greenery outdoors. He also asks people to […]

  • Roughly one of every 2 million lobsters is blue, experts say. (Credit: Arnold's Lobster & Clam)

    Massachusetts Restaurant Gets Rare Blue Lobster, Donates It to Aquarium

    Nathan Nickerson III almost couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw an unexpected pop of color in his seafood shipment earlier this week. It was one of many lobsters ordered by his restaurant, Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar, in Eastham, Massachusetts — except this one was blue. “I said, ‘I think we have something special here.’ I couldn’t believe the color,” Nickerson told CNN. “Everyone was circling around it, just wondering, ‘How did this happen?'” The restaurant owner said he […]

  • Greenland's massive ice sheets contain enough water to raise global sea levels by 23 feet, and a new study shows that they are melting at a rate "unprecedented" over centuries -- and likely thousands of years. (Credit: Christian Streib/CNN)

    Greenland Loses 2 Billion Tons of Ice in a Single Day

    Over 40% of Greenland experienced melting yesterday, with total ice loss estimated to be more than 2 gigatons (a gigaton is equal to 1 billion tons). While Greenland is a big island filled with lots of ice, it is highly unusual for that much ice to be lost in the middle of June. The average “melt season” for Greenland runs from June to August, with the bulk of the melting occurring in July. To visualize how much ice that is, […]

  • From a mass shooting to a major wildfire, two California firefighters recount a harrowing 24 hours in an interview with CNN on June 13, 2019. (Credit: CNN)

    From Borderline to Wildfires, Ventura County Firefighters Reflect on Tragedies Just Hours Apart

    It took just three minutes for Ventura County firefighters Martin Gonzalez and Damon Zielinski to respond to the late night call of shots fired at the Borderline Bar & Grill, back in November. But it would be days before either would truly sleep again after what would be some of their most emotional days on the job. “Before we even left the station, our dispatcher goes, ‘Hey, we’re getting reports of numerous shots fired and you might have two victims,'” […]

  • A car being fueled with gasoline is seen in this file photo. (Credit: William Walker/CNN)

    Gas Prices in California Have Dropped 23 Cents; Some States Could See $2 Gas by Year’s End

    Here’s some good news for drivers in the United States: Gasoline could fall below $2 a gallon for many Americans later this year. Even California’s gas prices, which are still the highest the nation at $3.86 a gallon, have shown a decline of 23 cents recently. While the Golden State may never compete for the lowest fuel prices, costs in the West are dropping faster than anywhere else. Retail gas prices have been falling steadily for several weeks now. The national average […]

  • A baby cut from his mother's womb during a brutal attack in April has died, a family spokeswoman said. (Credit: Courtesy Cecila Garcia)

    Baby Dies Weeks After Being Cut From Slain Chicago Woman’s Womb

    A baby cut from his mother’s womb during a brutal attack in April has died, a family spokeswoman said. Yovanny Jadiel Lopez had been in intensive care since his mother, Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, was killed in Chicago. The infant died Friday due to a severe brain injury, Julie Contreras said. The baby’s condition earlier this week had been dire, his father’s lawyer told CNN affiliate WLS. “He can’t breathe on his own. He can’t eat on his own. There’s tubes down […]

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