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Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet? – The Intercept

(The Intercept) LAST FRIDAY, most major media outlets touted a major story about Russian attempts to hack into U.S. voting systems, based exclusively on claims made by the Department of Homeland Security. “Russians attempted to hack elections systems in 21 states in the run-up to last year’s presidential election, officials said Friday,” began the USA Today story, similar to how […]

World News

In Catalonia, an ‘Accidental’ Leader of Unwavering Conviction – New York Times

(New York Times) BARCELONA — A mayor from the Spanish hinterland, Carles Puigdemont was a relative unknown until thrust into the leadership of Catalonia last year. He was a compromise choice to break a deadlock among separatist parties. It was “a last-minute and accidental arrival through the back door,” Mr. Puigdemont recalled in an interview this week […]

Business

Consumers Struggle to Get Answers From Equifax After Massive Hack – Newsmax

(Newsmax) After announcing millions of people were impacted by an unprecedented hack on its systems, Equifax Inc. faced a customer service nightmare as panicked masses turned to a website and customer service line set up to answer whether their most sensitive information had leaked. Equifax first learned of the breach in late July, but announced […]

Technology

Comcast is the fastest broadband ISP, and T-Mobile is the fastest wireless carrier, Ookla says – PC World

(PC World) Comcast is the fastest broadband ISP in the United States, according to Ookla, the developer behind the popular speedtest.net website. Ookla also named T-Mobile as the fastest wireless carrier in the U.S.Ookla found that Comcast Xfinity narrowly topped Verizon’s FiOS service as the fastest broadband ISP, while T-Mobile just edged out Verizon Wireless […]

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Dennis Rodman, basketball star, wants to ‘straighten things out’ with his friend Kim Jong Un – Washington Times

(Washington Times) The nuclear impasse between North Korea and the West may have found a possible negotiator in retired basketball star Dennis Rodman.The former Chicago Bulls rebounder discussed his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an interviewwith British television Wednesday and said he’d like to “straighten things out” as Pyongyang inches closer to instigating nuclear war. “For me […]

World News

North Korea mountain used as nuclear test site at risk of collapsing – Fox News

(Fox News) A mountain in North Korea believed to have served as the site of five of the rogue regime’s nuclear tests — including Sunday’s supposed hydrogen bomb explosion — is at risk of collapsing and leaking radiation into the region, a Chinese scientist said Monday. Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of […]