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New North Korea Sanctions


President Barack Obama on Thursday signed off on new sanctions against North Korea to punish the reclusive Asian nation for its provocative recent nuclear test and rocket launch. The White House said Obama had signed measures passed

Hacked Hospital Pays Ransom


Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) revealed in a statement (PDF) today that it paid hackers $17,000 in Bitcoin to unlock its files after the attackers used malware to encrypt and hold them for ransom. Hacked hospital pays $17,000 ransom Via

Obama to Visit Cuba


President Obama is planning a trip to Cuba next month, marking the first time in more than 80 years a sitting U.S. president will visit the country. Sources: Obama to visit Cuba next month Via 02/18/2016 5:33 AM

Hackers Hold CA Hospital Ransom


Hackers are holding the computer network of the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center for a $3.6 million ransom. The hackers are demanding a 9,000 Bitcoin ransom to release the “electronic keys” to unlock computers. US hospital held to ransom by

Couple Honored As Longest Married…Sort of


Even though they are not actually the longest married couple in the US (that distinction goes to a couple married for 83 years in Connecticut), the Goosenbergs were the longest married of couples who submitted to the Worldwide Marriage

Supreme Court Justice Scalia Dies at


Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden passing, at age 79, stunned a nation and has sent political reverberations throughout the USA, as politicians and legal experts grapple with how to fill the influential seat. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies in

Titanic II To Launch in 2018


“Never Let Go!” The Titanic II, a replica of the ill-fated liner that sank after hitting an iceberg in 1912 is set to launch in 2018. While it looks like its predecessor, it is fitted with all

Gravitational Waves Theory Confirmed


Gravitational waves – tiny ripples in the fabric of space-time first proposed by Albert Einstein a century ago – have been directly observed for the first time, a team of scientists announced this morning.  “We have directed gravitational waves,” said Laser Interferometer