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Cyberattack hits Europe, US, with widespread ransom demands

Cyberattack hits Europe, US, with widespread ransom demands

Petya is a well-known ransomware app that has attained a new , deadly virulence, with thousands of new infection attempts hitting Kaspersky Lab's honeypots; security firm Avira attributes this new hardiness to the incorporation of EternalBlue - the same NSA cyberweapon that the Wannacry ransomware used, which was published by The Shadow Brokers hacker group - into a new Petya strain.


Spokeswoman: Cosby Town Hall's about Education, Not Assault

Spokeswoman: Cosby Town Hall's about Education, Not Assault

In that case, Judy Huth claims that in 1974, when she was just 15, Cosby forced her into performing a sex act at the infamous Playboy Mansion . "The current propaganda that I am going to conduct a sexual assault tour is false", said the statement, which was posted to the actor and comedian's social media accounts Tuesday.


Twenty People Become Refugees Every Minute, UN Report Finds

Twenty People Become Refugees Every Minute, UN Report Finds

In a statement marking World Refugee Day , Grandi said the uncertainties of today's world could make people want to shut their eyes to the plight of those displaced by war, persecution and violence. Grandi urged South Sudan's officials to ensure safety for its people, saying that now more than ever, "authorities have a greater responsibility to provide security".



UK PM: EU citizens' rights proposals revealed

A " settled status " will grant European Union nationals and their families, who have spent five years in the United Kingdom, the same rights as British citizens after Brexit. They will also lose the protection of the European court of justice , which will no longer have jurisdiction over citizens' rights in the UK. "Our offer will give those three million EU citizens in the United Kingdom certainty about the future of their lives and a reciprocal agreement will provide the same certainty ...



Facing Defections, Senate GOP Leaders Delay Health Care Vote

Susan Collins announced on Twitter Monday she would be voting no on a motion to proceed to debate on the Senate Republican health care bill , citing the release of the Congressional Budget Office ( CBO ) score . The Trump administration challenged the findings. The White House commented on the CBO's report saying, "it has consistently proven it can not accurately predict how health care legislation will impact insurance coverage".


Research Shows Many Rural Iowa Roads and Bridges Not in Good Condition

Research Shows Many Rural Iowa Roads and Bridges Not in Good Condition

The chart below shows the states with the highest rate of rural pavements in poor condition, states with the highest share of structurally deficient rural bridges and those with the highest fatality rates on non-Interstate, rural roads. For state legislators and members of congress the safety needs of daily travelers should be a top priority. "North Carolinians who live and travel on rural roads deserve a transportation system that is safe, sufficient and reliable".