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US charges North Korean computer programmers in global hacks

US charges North Korean computer programmers in global hacks

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has charged three North Korean computer programmers in a broad range of global hacks, including a destructive attack targeting an American movie studio, and in the attempted theft and extortion of more than $1.
California lawmakers propose ban on fracking by 2027

California lawmakers propose ban on fracking by 2027

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — New legislation would ban all fracking in California by 2027, taking aim at the powerful oil and gas industry in the state already planning to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

Insurers question claims process in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

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Facebook blocks Australians from accessing news on platform

Facebook blocks Australians from accessing news on platform

CANBERRA, Australia — Facebook announced Thursday it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digital giants pay for journalism.
Power outages linger for millions as another icy storm looms

Power outages linger for millions as another icy storm looms

AUSTIN, Texas — Millions of Americans endured another frigid day without electricity or heat in the aftermath of a deadly winter storm as utility crews raced to restore power before another blast of snow and ice sowed more chaos in places least equip
Rush Limbaugh, voice of American conservatism, has died

Rush Limbaugh, voice of American conservatism, has died

Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a gleeful malice that made him one of the most powerful voices in politics, influencing the rightward push of American conservatism and the rise
Rush Limbaugh, radio king and architect of right wing, dies

Rush Limbaugh, radio king and architect of right wing, dies

Rush Limbaugh called himself a truth detector, doctor of democracy, lover of mankind, all-around good guy and harmless fuzz ball, titles his legions of followers embraced as he boomed from their radios in a daily ritual.
Groups ask Biden for wider environmental review of nuke work

Groups ask Biden for wider environmental review of nuke work

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Watchdog groups want the Biden administration to reconsider a decision by a U.S. agency not to conduct a more extensive environmental review related to production of the plutonium cores used in the nation’s nuclear arsenal.
US govt seizes over 10M phoney N95 masks in COVID-19 probe

US govt seizes over 10M phoney N95 masks in COVID-19 probe

WASHINGTON — Federal agents have seized more than 10 million fake 3M brand N95 masks in recent weeks, the result of an ongoing investigation into counterfeits sold in at least five states to hospitals, medical facilities and government agencies.
Man arrested in hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj's father

Man arrested in hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj's father

MINEOLA, N.Y. — A 70-year-old man arrested Wednesday in the hit-and-run death of rapper Nicki Minaj’s father stopped briefly to ask the injured man if he was OK but didn't call for help, police said.