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  • Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defense firms, FBI warns

    by Jim Finkle, Reuters

    6 days ago

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, according to a confidential agency document.

    The operation is the...

  • Three teens shot outside Portland, Oregon, high school

    by Shelby Sebens, Reuters

    6 days ago

    Three teenagers were shot and wounded on Friday near a Portland, Oregon, alternative high school, police said, and officers were searching for a suspect who ran from the scene following the gunfire.

    The two boys and one girl shot outside Rosemary Anderson High School in north...

  • Orthodox groups file with Supreme Court in support of Muslim head scarfs


    6 days ago

    Seven national Orthodox Jewish groups filed a Supreme Court brief in favor of a Muslim woman’s right to wear a head scarf at work.

    The brief was filed by attorney Nathan Lewin of Lewin & Lewin, LLP of Washington D.C. for a case that is expected to be heard in February or March of...

  • U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion government funding bill


    1 week ago

    The House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late on Thursday to fund most federal agencies through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

    By a vote of 219-206, the House approved the bill, which would fund the Department of Homeland Security only...

  • CIA chief admits agency used ‘abhorrent’ methods on detainees

    by Mark Hosenball, Reuters

    1 week ago

    CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the Sept. 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether so-called enhanced interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence.

    With his agency under fire...

  • Obama: ‘Conversations’ about freeing Alan Gross have been ongoing


    1 week ago

    President Obama said the United States has been “in conversations” about trying to free American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban jail.

    “We’ve been in conversations about how we can get Alan Gross home for quite some time,” Obama told Jorge Ramos of the Florida-based...

  • Arab Bank to face May damages trial over Hamas attacks

    by Nate Raymond, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Arab Bank Plc will face a trial in May to determine how much it owes for providing material support to Hamas in three of two dozen attacks attributed to the Islamic militant group in Israel and the Palestinian territories, according to a court order.

    U.S. District Judge Brian...

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