A Push to Protect Political Campaigns from Hackers Hits a Snag

Campaign finance laws prohibit businesses and even many nonprofits from directly contributing to political campaigns. They can’t even send pizza. Now, the United States Federal Election Commission may apply the same laws to block a cybersecurity firm from offering free or low-cost defense services to campaigns, at a time when those protections are badly needed. During the 2016 US presidential election, Russian hackers not only threatened election networks and voting systems, but wreaked havoc by targeting campaigns and political parties, particularly the Democratic National Committee, and leaking troves of sensitive data. The events showed the importance of implementing defenses against hacks like phishing, network intrusions, and denial of service attacks for even the most transient campaign efforts. But all long-running …

Overweight Mom Shrinks Waist By 5 Inches Thanks To This Unusual Audio

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Virgin Atlantic passengers ‘horrified’ by ‘lacy’ underwear left on seat

Virgin Atlantic replied to Rebecca on Twitter, “Hi Rebecca, I am so sorry that this was on your seat as you boarded the flight. Please make a member of the crew aware of this immediately.” (iStock) She posted a picture of the pants, writing: “Don’t think much of Virgin Atlantic’s new pyjama policy!” One woman wrote, “Oh that’s so gross! – hope your flight gets better!” Another remarked, “At least the seat is wipe clean.” Virgin Atlantic replied to Rebecca on Twitter, “Hi Rebecca, I am so sorry that this was on your seat as you boarded the flight. “Please make a member of the crew aware of this immediately.” A spokesperson told Sun Online Travel, “We’re sorry to hear of Ms. Naish’s experience on board one …

John Jay College Professors Used Office Swamp to Prey on Undergrads: Federal Lawsuit

Two former students claim that the City University of New Yorks John Jay College of Criminal Justicethrough four professorscreated a cesspool of sexual harassment and illegal drug use in an area of campus they termed The Swamp. Claudia Cojocaru, 40, and Naomi Haber, 25, allege the male instructors used their positions of trust to prey upon female students vulnerabilities and manipulate them to satiate their own sexual desires between 2014 and 2018, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The women claim they were subjected to egregious sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and sexual assault at the hands of several professors while they were undergraduate students and that those teachers used a suite of offices in John Jays Annex Building they nicknamed …

Lil Xan Faces Potential Assault Charge for Pulling a Gun During an Argument About Tupac

Lil Xan is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for assault with a deadly weapon after pulling out a gun during an altercation at a 7/11 in downtown L.A. According to Noah Cyrus last fall, was approached by a stranger who began taunting him around 10 p.m. on Friday, June 7th. In a video obtained by Tupac, a subject that has gotten Xan into trouble in the past. In an interview with

D.C. Pride Parade Ends in Panicked Stampede After Reports of Gunfire

The 2019 Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., erupted in panic late Saturday after reports of gunfire sparked a stampede as people fled to take cover. Crowds of demonstrators rushed to nearby stores to hide from what they believed to be an active shooter, and video from the scene showed dozens, if not hundreds, of people racing through the streets. But police said there was no active shooter and nobody was injured by any gunfire. The panic appeared to stem from a person showing a weapon in an altercation on Dupont Circle, a police officer at the scene told The Daily Beast. The person with the weapon was apprehended, the police officer said, and police tweeted out that the threat has …

New Space Telescopes Could Look Like Giant Beach Balls

If we ever have giant inflatable telescopes in space, you can thank Chris Walker’s mom. Years ago, Walker was making chocolate pudding when he had to interrupt his culinary undertaking to field a phone call from his mother. He took the pudding off the stovetop, covered it with plastic wrap, and placed the pot on the floor by his couch. When the call was finished, he was startled to find an image of a light bulb from a nearby lamp hovering over the end of the couch. When he investigated the cause of this apparition, he found that a pocket of cold air formed as the pudding cooled, and that had caused the center of the plastic wrap to sag …

Trump’s family holiday to UK Disneyland makes for painful viewing | John Crace

With sketch writers banned from his press conference with Theresa May, I was forced to endure it on TV Monday Sometimes I worry I am more psychically connected to Tottenham Hotspur than is healthy. Having done my two events at the festival, I went back to the friends I was staying with to watch the Shoulder to shoulder with the president, negotiating a new trade deal. Instead, she cut a forlorn, diminished figure as she was both patronised and ignored by Trump, who made no secret that he was 75th anniversary commemorations profoundly moving, especially the handful of surviving veterans and letters from the dead. But theyve also generated some anger, because politicians may talk a good game about the …

US and Russia blame each other after warships nearly collide

American guided-missile cruiser and Russian destroyer came within 165ft of each other in the East China Sea The US and Russia have accused each other of unsafe actions after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165ft (50 meters) of each other in the East China Sea. The US Seventh Fleet said the Russian destroyer put the safety of the USS Chancellorsville and its crew at risk, forcing it to reverse all engines at full throttle to avoid a collision. It said a helicopter that was operating at sea was preparing to land on the Chancellorsville, which was traveling on a steady course, when the Russian destroyer, traveling behind the US ship, sped up and approached as …

Chevron fined 5m for fatal explosion

“Numerous opportunities” missed to save workers’ lives Chevron will have to pay the fine and court costs of £1m as part of a deal it struck with Valero Energy UK, which bought the site after the disaster. Specialist cleaning company B&A Contracts, which employed Mr Broome and Mr Jenkins, was fined £120,000 and ordered to pay costs of £40,000 after admitting health and safety breaches. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFour contractors died in the explosion Sentencing at Swansea Crown Court, Mr Justice Lewis said no fine could “reflect the value of someone’s life.” “The tragedy has had a devastating impact on the families of those who died and on Mr Phillips and his family,” he said. …

NBA Bans Warriors Part-Owner From Games For 1 Year For Shoving Kyle Lowry

Golden State Warriors who “Stevens’ ban is effective immediately and carries through the 2019-2020 NBA season, including the postseason,” the NBA and the San Francisco Bay Area team said in a joint statement Thursday afternoon. Stevens, a venture capitalist, pushed Lowry early in the fourth quarter of the third game of the finals when the Raptors player chased down a loose ball and accidentally collided with fans on the sidelines. When Lowry tried to stand up, Stevens reached over and shoved him in the shoulder. Earlier on Thursday, the Raptors player called for Stevens to face harsh consequences. he said. “A guy like that showing his true class, he shouldn’t be a part of our league. There’s no place for that.” …

Body found in search for British hiker

“To know that he’s not been able to respond for the last few days is actually really good relief”. Mr Myers’ wife, Kim, is too upset to speak about it, he said. ‘Poor visibility’ Mr Myers, who had recently moved to New Zealand from the UK, had been hiking the Tararua Northern Crossing, a popular trek that can take up to five days. He sent a text to his wife on 30 May – police now believe he died later that day. Police search and rescue incident controller Sergeant Tony Matheson said the weather conditions were particularly bad, with wind gusts of up to 145km/h, very poor visibility and rain. “It happened very suddenly. I don’t think he suffered at …

A veteran died in police custody. His body was returned to his family with some organs missing

(CNN)Two days before he died, Everett Palmer Jr. called his brother, Dwayne, to tell him he was on his way from Delaware to New York to visit him and their sick mother. But first, he said, he wanted to resolve an outstanding DUI warrant from an incident in 2016 in Pennsylvania to make sure his license was valid for the drive to see his family. Beneath the Skin: Horrific cuts cover her son’s body after he’s shot dead by police The family hired Merritt to help find answers because so far, they have been unable to get them on their own, they say. Merritt says prison and county officials have not been cooperative with providing an official manner of death. …

Russia is making its own ‘Chernobyl’ that will blame the CIA

Moscow Times. The nuclear disaster occurred in the Ukrainian city of Pripyat in 1986 and took the lives of at least 31 people after a failed safety test on one of the reactors. The United Nations haslinked nearly 20,000 cases of thyroid cancer in patients who were under the age of 18 at the time of the incident. No credible historical evidence points to the CIA being involved in the Chernobyl disaster. The HBO series, which focuses mainly on the Soviet Union’s coverup following the accident and the heroic actions of the plant workers, has been widely praised not only by Americans but by Russians, as well.KinoPoisk, Russia’s equivalent to IMDb, currently lists the show with a 9.1 rating. The …

Minneapolis Ex-Cop Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Woman

Judge Kathryn L. Quaintance sentenced Noor just over a month after he was The case sparked outrage in the U.S. and Australia, where Damond had spent most of her life, and raised renewed questions about the role race plays in cases of police brutality. Noor and his partner, Matthew Harrity, responded to the call in their squad car. Noor later testified that he heard a loud bang on the vehicle before seeing a woman raise her arm near one of the car’s rolled-down windows. Other testimony during Noor’s trial suggested Damond, who was unarmed, approached the squad car from the darkened alley to speak with the officers. “I fired one shot,” Noor said at his trial, according to The Guardian. …

The great green expansion: how ring-necked parakeets took over London

Was Jimi Hendrix responsible for the bright-green tropical birds presence in the capital? Or was it Katharine Hepburn? Electric Ladyland wasnt the only thing Jimi Hendrix released in 1968. One day in that tumultuous year he left his flat on Brook Street, Mayfair, and strolled down nearby Carnaby Street with a birdcage in his hands. I like to think that he was dressed in a tasselled jacket and flares, his favourite Fender Stratocaster slung across his back. Or perhaps he travelled incognito, in a trenchcoat and dark glasses. Either way, somewhere on that street, the heart of Swinging London at the height of peace and love, he opened the door of the cage and unleashed two bright green birds: Adam …