US Ports May Be Open to Cyberthreats

According to a report written by Cmdr. Joseph Kramek, who serves in the Coast Guard Office of Congressional Affairs, US ports are wide open to a cyberattack. Read more »

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Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.
1 hour 33 min ago

Myanmar bulldozing Rohingya villages, human rights group claims

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya fled northern Rakhine State to Bangladesh after Myanmar launched security operations dogged by accusations of significant human rights abuses. The U.S. and U.N. have said the government's actions amount to ethnic cleansing.
1 hour 37 min ago

California senator quits as Legislature grapples with #MeToo

Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza of the Los Angeles area said he may still run for the seat this fall, putting his party in an uncomfortable spot.
2 hours 33 min ago

Former soldier pleads guilty to charge of smuggling cigarettes purchased at Fort Bragg

Jonathan Rex Leach was one of three soldiers who used their privileges as members of the military to purchase more than 47,000 cartons of cigarettes at the Army Air Force Exchange Service or from commissary stores on Fort Bragg
2 hours 55 min ago

US women headed for worst figure skating finish in Olympics

For the every-four-year fan, figure skating begins and ends with the women, and there was no doubt during Wednesday's short program that the U.S. has fallen well behind its rivals.
2 hours 59 min ago

Russians get 1st gold thanks to 15-year-old Zagitova

Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva ere in first and second place, respectively, after the women's short program, where they had the highest scores ever.
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