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World's biggest cyberattack hits 150 countries, the threat is 'escalating'

Once infected, all of the files on the computer are encrypted by the malware, which then displays a ransom demand of between U.S. $300 and $600 in bitcoin that needs to be paid before the files can be decrypted. In the United Kingdom, hospitals were crippled by the cyberattack, which forced operations to be canceled and ambulances to be diverted. Robinson, in an interview by email, said he calculated the total based on payments tracked to Bitcoin addresses specified in the ransom demands.


'Ring of Honor Wrestling' Parent Company Sinclair Broadcast Group Purchases Tribune Media

'Ring of Honor Wrestling' Parent Company Sinclair Broadcast Group Purchases Tribune Media

Ripley said if it has to sell any stations, he is believes that they will be "highly sought" by other broadcasters. Tribune had been part of a larger organization that owned various media assets, including newspapers. Sinclair beat out another local station ownership group, Nexstar, in the Tribune auction process. Sinclair Broadcasting is on the verge of a deal to acquire Tribune Media, creating a local television behemoth, sources said Sunday.



Trump to work as 'mediator' between Israel, Palestine

Trump and Abbas appeared friendly but businesslike as they stood at side-by-side lecterns. President Trump says he's eager to facilitate, mediate and arbitrate a deal, but ultimately the solution must come from the Israeli and Palestinian people.


Raising the Steaks: Ranchers Applaud Trump's China Trade Deal

Raising the Steaks: Ranchers Applaud Trump's China Trade Deal

Heitkamp, meanwhile, said the deal was promising, but pointed out China has made similar promises in the past. " Xi Jinping has made a decision to compromise, in order to stop things from going further", Ivan Kapustiansky, an analyst with Forex Optimum, told the Russian newspaper Vzglyad .


Obama-era Methane Emission Regulations Stand

Obama-era Methane Emission Regulations Stand

The methane rules were created to reduce pollution and protect public resources, but theyre opposed by gas and oil drillers, who characterize them as costly and burdensome. "I am concerned whenever the federal government issues new rules that could lead to hard-working Nevadans paying even more for their electricity and energy consumption", Heller said , noting that "natural gas accounts for a large portion of Nevada's energy consumption".


N Korea accuses CIA of plot to assassinate Kim Jong

N Korea accuses CIA of plot to assassinate Kim Jong

The CIA and Seoul's Intelligence Services have "hatched a vicious plot" involving unspecified "biochemical substances" to assassinate North Korea's young leader during public ceremonial events in Pyongyang, the Ministry said in a statement carried by state media.