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Manhunt continues for suspect in officer's fatal shooting

This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows Tremaine Wilbourn. According to authorities, Wilbourn is a suspect in the fatal shooting of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton during a traffic stop, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis Police Department via AP) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer during a drug deal.


Manhunt continues for suspect in officer's fatal shooting

This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows Tremaine Wilbourn. According to authorities, Wilbourn is a suspect in the fatal shooting of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton during a traffic stop, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis Police Department via AP) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer during a drug deal.


Raging Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations

Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened.


Raging Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations

Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened.


Northern California wildfire doubles in size, displaces thousands

Firefighters watch the Rocky Fire advance in Lake County, California By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A wildfire raging through the foothills and canyons of northern California's coastal mountains more than doubled in size as it roared into its fifth day on Sunday, leaving two dozen homes in charred ruins and displacing thousands of residents. The blaze, which has scorched about 54,000 acres (21,853 hectares) east of Lower Lake, a town about 110 miles (180 km) north of San Francisco, was the fiercest of 20 large fires being battled by 9,000 firefighters across the state, officials said. "This is a very fast-moving wildfire," said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, or Cal Fire.


Northern California wildfire doubles in size, displaces thousands

Firefighters watch the Rocky Fire advance in Lake County, California By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A wildfire raging through the foothills and canyons of northern California's coastal mountains more than doubled in size as it roared into its fifth day on Sunday, leaving two dozen homes in charred ruins and displacing thousands of residents. The blaze, which has scorched about 54,000 acres (21,853 hectares) east of Lower Lake, a town about 110 miles (180 km) north of San Francisco, was the fiercest of 20 large fires being battled by 9,000 firefighters across the state, officials said. "This is a very fast-moving wildfire," said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, or Cal Fire.


Manhunt under way for killer of Memphis police officer

A manhunt was under way on Sunday in Tennessee for a parolee suspected of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer who apparently interrupted a drug transaction when he stopped to investigate an illegally parked car, police said. The slain policeman, Sean Bolton, 33, was confronted by the gunman and shot multiple times during a brief scuffle after the officer pulled up to the parked car and shined his spotlight on the vehicle, Memphis police said in a statement. Investigators also recovered a handgun in a field near the shooting scene, the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper reported.

Manhunt under way for killer of Memphis police officer

A manhunt was under way on Sunday in Tennessee for a parolee suspected of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer who apparently interrupted a drug transaction when he stopped to investigate an illegally parked car, police said. The slain policeman, Sean Bolton, 33, was confronted by the gunman and shot multiple times during a brief scuffle after the officer pulled up to the parked car and shined his spotlight on the vehicle, Memphis police said in a statement. Investigators also recovered a handgun in a field near the shooting scene, the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper reported.

U.S., Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, listens during the opening of a US-Egypt strategic dialogue at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Kerry met Sunday with Egyptian officials in Cairo as part of a Mideast trip aimed at assuaging concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP) CAIRO (AP) — Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.


U.S., Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, listens during the opening of a US-Egypt strategic dialogue at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Kerry met Sunday with Egyptian officials in Cairo as part of a Mideast trip aimed at assuaging concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP) CAIRO (AP) — Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.


Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. President Barack Obama on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, will unveil the final version of his unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants. The Obama administration first proposed the rule last year. Opponents plan to sue immediately to stop the rule's implementation. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.


Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. President Barack Obama on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, will unveil the final version of his unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants. The Obama administration first proposed the rule last year. Opponents plan to sue immediately to stop the rule's implementation. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.


Trump says won't be 'throwing punches' in U.S. Republican debate

RICOH Women's British Open 2015 Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, said on Sunday he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater." The combative real estate mogul will take center stage at Thursday's debate among the 10 top-polling candidates as he leads the 17 candidates vying to represent their party in the November 2016 election. Trump has raised eyebrows and ire with attacks on his fellow candidates, accusing former Texas Governor Rick Perry of wearing glasses to look smarter and belittling the war hero status of U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, the party's 2008 presidential candidate and a prisoner during the Vietnam War. On Sunday, Trump said he was not planning to go on the offensive.


Trump says won't be 'throwing punches' in U.S. Republican debate

RICOH Women's British Open 2015 Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, said on Sunday he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater." The combative real estate mogul will take center stage at Thursday's debate among the 10 top-polling candidates as he leads the 17 candidates vying to represent their party in the November 2016 election. Trump has raised eyebrows and ire with attacks on his fellow candidates, accusing former Texas Governor Rick Perry of wearing glasses to look smarter and belittling the war hero status of U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, the party's 2008 presidential candidate and a prisoner during the Vietnam War. On Sunday, Trump said he was not planning to go on the offensive.


Government investigating Harman car radios after Fiat recall

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Harman car radios following a recent recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler cars and trucks due to a hacking vulnerability.

Former CEO of collapsed Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange arrested in Japan: reports

Mark Karpeles, chief executive of Mt. Gox, bows at the start of a news conference at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo Mark Karpeles, the former head of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was arrested on Saturday in connection with the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency, Japanese media reports said. The French-born Karpeles, 30, is suspected of falsifying data on the outstanding balance of the exchange, at one point the world's largest hub for trading the digital currency, they added. When it filed for bankruptcy in February 2014, Mt. Gox said 750,000 customer bitcoins and another 100,000 belonging to the exchange were stolen due to a software security flaw.


Leaked NSA slides: Chinese hackers have been wreaking havoc on corporate America

NBC News this week obtained leaked slides from a February 2014 NSA presentation which highlight in specific detail the extent to which China has successfully hacked U.S. corporations and individuals. As indicated by the map above, each red dot represents a unique “successful Chinese attempt to steal corporate and military secrets and data about America’s critical infrastructure, particularly the electrical power and telecommunications and internet backbone.” All told, there were nearly 700 successful hacking attempts on U.S. targets over the last five years. DON’T MISS: Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out Not surprisingly, the clusters of red congregate mostly in California and in the DC and Maryland area. Interestingly, North Dakota is the

Researchers warn of bogus emails offering Windows 10

Some hackers are exploiting Microsoft's offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system. Security researchers are warning about a wave of bogus spam emails with malicious attachments, labeled ...

Citing hacking risk, FDA says Hospira pump shouldn't be used

The federal government says health care facilities should stop using Hospira's Symbiq medication infusion pump because of its vulnerability to hacking. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's ...

FDA says hospitals should stop using Hospira pump

The federal government says health care facilities should stop using Hospira's Symbiq medication infusion pump because of its vulnerability to hacking. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's ...

Car hacking risk may be broader than Fiat Chrysler: U.S. regulator

A new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is pictured after being unveiled at Chrysler Group World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Friday. Mark Rosekind, who heads the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said his watchdog agency is trying to determine how many car makers have received radios from the company that supplied Fiat Chrysler. “The supplier didn’t just supply radios to Chrysler but to a lot of other manufacturers," Rosekind told reporters.


Dozens of Clinton emails censored for security reasons

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton calls on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962, Friday, July 31, 2015, during a campaign stop at Florida International University in Miami. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas) WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of emails that traversed Hillary Clinton's private, unsecure home server contain national security information now deemed too sensitive to make public, according to the latest batch of records released Friday.


FDA warns of security flaw in Hospira infusion pumps

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday advised hospitals not to use Hospira Inc's Symbiq infusion system, saying a security vulnerability could allow cyber attackers to take remote control of the system. The agency issued the advisory some 10 days after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned of the vulnerability in the pump, which is used to deliver medications directly into the bloodstream of patients. The FDA and DHS cited research from independent cyber security expert Billy Rios, who found that remote attacks could be launched on patients by accessing a hospital's network.

University of Connecticut says hit by hackers from China

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - The social security numbers and credit card details of up to 6,000 University of Connecticut students, faculty and others may have been stolen by cyberhackers from China, the university said on Friday. Officials detected a potential breach of the School of Engineering's network in March and an investigation uncovered that hackers may have gained access to it as early as September, 2013, spokesman Tom Breen said. Breen said the hack has been traced to China "based on the type of cyber-attack that was launched, and the software used." He added the FBI and several state agencies have been notified.

NY village makes ransom payments to keep computers running

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A village in central New York made ransom payments of $300 and $500 last year to keep its computers running after two official-looking emails released malware throughout its system, state auditors said.

Ahead of the Bell: FireEye shares fall on CFO departure

Shares of cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. fell in premarket trading Friday, the morning after the company's chief financial officer said he was leaving. Michael Sheridan had been CFO since 2011. The company ...

What's considered 'classified' is a judgment call

In this July 27, 2015, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Des Moines Area Rapid Transit Central Station in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community recently alerted the Justice Department about classified information included improperly on email that went through a home server Clinton used in lieu of the official State Department email system.


Hacker claims he can use GM’s OnStar app to remotely open and start your car

Connected cars are awesome but they also present big opportunities for hackers to cause significant, and potentially deadly, mischief. Reuters reports that white-hat hacker Samy Kamkar says he’s figured out a way to hack into GM’s OnStar mobile app and then use it to remotely open and start GM cars. RELATED: Hackers take over a Jeep driving down the highway at 70 mph Essentially, Kamkar says he’s found a way to intercept communications between the OnStar RemoteLink app and the OnStar service itself, which he can then use to control some of the car’s key functions. He’ll provide more technical details on how this hack works at the Def Con conference in Las Vegas next month. News of Kamkar’s research comes a week

Researcher says can hack GM's OnStar app, open vehicle, start engine

A mobile phone displays the OnStar app inside a Chevrolet Volt vehicle in this photo illustration taken in Encinitas By Jim Finkle and Bernie Woodall BOSTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - A researcher is advising drivers not to use a mobile app for General Motors Co's OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to unlock cars and start engines remotely. "White-hat" hacker Samy Kamkar posted a video on Thursday saying he had figured out a way to "locate, unlock and remote-start" vehicles by intercepting communications between the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app and the OnStar service.


FireEye reports 2Q loss

The Milpitas, California-based company said it had a loss of 87 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for stock option expense and amortization costs, came to 41 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall ...

Airfares will soon be the cheapest they’ve been in four years

If you’re planning to book any flights this fall, you might want to wait until August. According to Montreal-based analytics company Hopper, the price of an average round-trip ticket will plummet to $244 next month. That’s nearly a 5% decrease from the average price in August 2014. READ MORE: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu – here’s how to customize it “Typically, prices will fall during the latter part of summer before stabilizing in the fall and early winter,” Hopper’s chief data scientist Patrick Surry told Fortune. “Since this summer was cheaper than last summer, we expect prices to remain lower than last year through the rest of this year, returning slightly closer to normal by the end of the year.”

Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent post strong results as merger approaches

Photo illustration of a woman holding a smartphone in front of a screen displaying both Nokia and Alcatel Lucent logos in Paris Nokia's 15.6 billion euro ($17 billion) acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent announced in mid-April aims to position the company to better compete with market leader Ericsson and low-cost Chinese powerhouse Huawei [HWT.UL], by forging a strong number two in mobile with a more complete product line. The deal is supposed to be completed by mid-2016, although Alcatel-Lucent hinted that closing could come earlier since some key regulatory approvals had already been secured. Shares of Nokia surged 7.8 percent while Alcatel gained 5.7 percent, having slumped 20 percent and 27 percent respectively in the past three months against a 20 percent fall for Ericsson.


MIT researchers can break Tor anonymity without even touching encryption

Before the arrest of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht made headlines a few years ago, most everyday web users had never heard of Tor. Originally developed by US Naval Research Laboratory employees, Tor (an acronym for “The Onion Router”) is a popular piece of software designed to enable truly anonymous communications online. Today, it’s estimated that approximately 2.5 million users use Tor on a daily basis. DON’T MISS: Why does every Android phone company think it can be Apple? Highlighting Tor’s robust privacy features, a leaked NSA presentation titled ‘Tor Stinks’, courtesy of Edward Snowden of course, reads in part: We will never be able to de-anonymize all Tor users all the time. With manual analysis we can de-anonymize a very small fraction

Warning: Crazy new Android security flaw can render your phone completely lifeless

Another day, another Android vulnerability. Just days after researchers disclosed an MMS-based Android vulnerability that potentially puts 950 million Android devices at risk, a different group of researchers have come forward with yet another Android-based security exploit. The latest Android vulnerability affects more than half of all Android devices in circulation today and has the potential to render handsets completely inert, which is to say infected phones cannot make calls or receive any other type of notification. What’s more, the screen itself may become lifeless, effectively turning Android phones into expensive screen savers. DON’T MISS: 5 awful Windows 8 problems that are fixed in Windows 10 The exploit, discovered by researchers at Trend Micro, can be enacted either via a malicious app or

Yes! Amazon snags Jeremy Clarkson for a new ‘Top Gear’-like show

This is what you’ve been waiting for, Top Gear fans: Amazon announced on Thursday that it’s signed former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson and his former cohosts Richard Hammond and James May to star in a new car show that doesn’t yet have an official title. The show is set to go into production “shortly” and will air as an Amazon Prime exclusive beginning in 2016. DON’T MISS: Have hackers stolen your personal information? This handy quiz will let you know The always colorful Clarkson wasn’t shy about boasting of his new deal with Amazon, which he heavily implied was a much sweeter arrangement than the one he had with the BBC. “I feel like I’ve climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship,” said
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