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Navy: Sailors' personal info hacked on contractor's laptop
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy says the names, Social Security numbers and other sensitive details of 134,386 current and former sailors have been breached on a contractor's laptop.
Investigators determined this week that the information had been accessed by unknown people, and the Navy has begun notifying affected sailors.
On Oct. 27, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services told the Navy that one laptop operated by an employee working on a Navy contract had been compromised.
Vice Adm. Robert Burke says the Navy is in the early stages of investigating and "working quickly to identify and take care of those affected by this breach." He's chief of naval personnel.
His office says there's no evidence to date that the information has been misused. The Navy is looking into credit monitoring services for the affected sailors.
Protesters urge Hong Kong restaurant to stop selling shark fin
Environmental protection activists protest outside a Chinese restaurant against providing sharks fin soup in Hong Kong, China June 10, 2017. Photo by Reuters/Bobby Yip Protesters wearing shark costumes with the fins cut off surrounded a famous restaurant beside the Hong Kong harbor on Saturday, to demand it halt sales of shark fins, especially from threatened species, such as the whale shark. Demonstrators shouted and waved placards as they approached the Chinese territory's Maxims Palace,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Police arrest 6 in UK on suspicion of terrorism offenses
LONDON (AP) — Police have arrested six people in Britain on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism.The North East counter terror unit led the morning raids Monday on six properties in London, Derby and Burton.Four men from Derby aged 22, 27, 35 and 36 were arrested on suspicion of engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism as were a 27-year-old man from Burton-upon-Trent and a 32-year-old woman from London. World - Yahoo News chat_bubble_outline Read More...
China's Geely, Volvo beef up strategy with new brand, plant
SHANGHAI (AP) — Volvo Cars and its Chinese owner are revving up their profile as they focus on selling premium cars in world markets.The companies announced a strategy Wednesday that includes a new factory to make vehicles based on a new shared platform, including vehicles for Geely's new "connected car" brand, Lynk & Co.Volvo also said it will shift some production of its upscale sedan line from Europe to one of its existing factories in northeast China, from where they'll be exported… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
GOP senator: It will take 2 years to replace Obamacare
Despite Donald Trump’s promise to move forward with the “full repeal of Obamacare,” on his first day in the Oval Office, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., predicted Thursday that it would take about two years to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.“If you build a better airplane, you want to make sure you have a better runway that can handle that plane,” Cassidy told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga.He insisted that a sufficient transition period would be needed between repealing… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Marianne Faithfull pays homage to Paris victims at Bataclan
Paris (AFP) - British singer and 60s icon Marianne Faithfull paid homage to the victims of last year's Paris attacks in a concert at the Bataclan, singing a song she wrote about the tragedy."For me, this is an important concert, there are lots of things which I must mourn... through music and through words," Faithfull, 69, clad all in black and supporting herself with a cane, told the crowd.She kicked off the concert -- held in the same venue where jihadists massacred 90 people in November 2015… chat_bubble_outline Read More...