The FBI and international partners have at least temporarily disrupted the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential $130 million in ransom payments, Attorney General Merrick Garland and other U.S. officials announced Thursday. Officials said the targeted syndicate, known as Hive, is among the world's top five ransomware networks and has heavily targeted health care. The FBI quietly accessed its control panel in July and was able to obtain software keys it used with German and other partners to decrypt networks of some 1,300 victims globally, said FBI Director Christopher Wray.
DUXBURY − Two children, a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old, are dead and an 8-month-old was flown to a Boston-area hospital with serious injuries after they were discovered inside a Duxbury home Tuesday night. Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said first responders rushed to the home at 47 Summer St. just after 6 p.m. after receiving a 911 call from a male resident. Cruz said the man reported the attempted suicide of an adult female resident who had jumped out a window in the home.
A van drives under the bridge that crosses East Grand Boulevard connecting sections of the abandoned Packard auto assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The gigantic Packard Auto Plant has been a 3,500,000-square-foot cancer in the heart of Detroit's Eastside since the brand shuttered the facility in 1956 — two years before the brand would also disappear. The city seized the rest of the abandoned factory from perpetually absent owner Peruvian investor Fernando Palazuelo, who failed to pay back taxes or do basic maintenance to secure or improve the site.
That's because while someone like Manchin could very well lose in West Virginia, he'll still get 40% of the vote at the very least. Sinema, meanwhile, has a much lower floor and could theoretically limp across the finish line with less than half that. It was clear to Arizona political observers when Sinema announced her switch that she was doing it (at least in part) to avoid a nomination challenge from the far more liberal Gallego, a longtime critic who led her by a staggering 58 percentage points (74% to 16%) among Democratic primary voters in a Data for Progress survey conducted last year.
Bryan Johnson, a biotech founder, aims to have the body of an 18-year-old, Bloomberg reported. Test results show that Johnson has the heart of a 37-year-old, according to the report. Bryan Johnson is 45 years old but, according to a new report, his test results show he has the heart of a 37-year-old and the lungs of a young adult.
Under Kristen's new, millennial boss, she feels she is a harder worker and a better employee who is not afraid to ask for help and make mistakes she can learn from. "I personally believe we have the mental health movement to thank for the trend of healthier workplace environments. Generally speaking, Millennials are known as the first generation who have put themselves in therapy to better understand themselves and the potential reasons behind their own actions and the actions of those around them.
ET confirms that Todd Chrisley had a family reunion. Lindsie Chrisley opens up on her 'The Southern Tea' podcast about her and Nanny Faye's road trip to visit Todd at his Florida prison, where the 'Chrisley Knows Best' star is serving a 12-year sentence for bank fraud and tax evasion.
While scientists and philosophers had linked positive relationships and optimal health for decades, the Cacioppos and their research team were among the first to suggest positive relationships could be analogous to physical fitness. And just like you can't remain physically fit without exercising, social fitness--the ability to cultivate and maintain positive relationships-- withers without consistent effort. Social Fitness and the Loneliness Epidemic When the first Harvard study subjects were in their 80s, Waldinger and his team asked them to look back on their lives and share what they were proudest of.
Gov. Brian Kemp has declared a 15-day state of emergency in Georgia and deployed the National Guard in anticipation of continued protests over a proposed Atlanta police training facility. As part of the emergency declaration, Kemp has called up 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops. The State of Emergency will stay in effect until Feb. 9.
The Colorado baker who won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple's wedding cake because of his Christian faith lost an appeal Thursday in his latest legal fight, involving his rejection of a request for a birthday cake celebrating a gender transition. The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that that the cake Autumn Scardina requested from Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop, which was to be pink with blue frosting, is not a form of speech. Relying on the findings of a Denver judge in a 2021 trial in the dispute, the appeals court said Phillips' shop initially agreed to make the cake but then refused after Scardina explained that she was going to use it to celebrate her transition from male to female.
No longer needing to buy gasoline is one of the most convincing selling points for potential electric vehicle customers. It's easy to conclude that owning an EV and recharging at home is cheaper than using a car powered by an internal combustion engine. The conclusion is correct if a driver switches powertrains between luxury vehicles, like going from a Porsche Macan to an electric Porsche Taycan.
Not everyone can afford to drive an exotic sports car, especially if you are in your 20s. “If you're a guy in your 20s and you don't have a Lamborghini, you should actually sit down and have like a serious discussion with yourself as to why you don't have a Lambo,” he says in a podcast, a clip of which was posted on Twitter and has now amassed more than seven million views. Ghiorghiu, who has more than 800,000 followers on YouTube, points out that there are plenty of opportunities to make money.
Ukrainian forces have conducted an organized retreat from a town in the eastern region of the Donbas, an official said Wednesday, in what is a rare but modest battlefield triumph for the Kremlin after a series of setbacks in its invasion that began almost 11 months ago. The Ukrainian army retreated from the salt-mining town of Soledar to “preserve the lives of the personnel,” Serhii Cherevatyi, a spokesperson for Ukraine's forces in the east, told The Associated Press. The soldiers pulled back to previously prepared defensive positions, he said.
A large rattlesnake is giving people the willies on social media, after a photo revealed it was nearly impossible to find — even in broad daylight. The image was shared Jan. 21 on Facebook by Rattlesnake Solutions, the snake-catching service summoned to remove the venomous predator. “This is why I don't walk through heavy brush … and if I hear rustling down one path I take a different one,” Jennifer L. Humbert posted.
Lauren Sánchez says Jeff Bezos gives her a "master class" in management and meetings every day. Sánchez told The Wall Street Journal his best advice was to let others speak first. Lauren Sánchez says that living with Jeff Bezos is like having a "master class" in business advice every day.
Tesla Inc's electric vehicles are expensive to repair - so much so that the automaker and insurers are addressing the issue in sharply different ways. Chief Executive Elon Musk says Tesla is making design and software changes to its vehicles to lower repair costs and insurance premiums. Insurance carriers, meanwhile, are writing off low-mileage Tesla Model Ys that have been in crashes, and sending them to salvage auctions after deeming many too expensive to repair.
On Jan. 19, the U.S. officially hit its debt ceiling, having spent all of the $31.4 trillion available for expenditures as allocated by the Treasury. In the days since, conversations have become heated about how the country will move forward to avoid a total spending freeze and a financial catastrophe. See: 2023's Housing Correction Could Be the Largest Since Post-WWII Read: With a Recession Looming, Make These 3 Retirement Moves To Stay On Track Find: How 2023 Recession Will Differ From 2008 and How You Should Prepare Differently Unless Congress acts before the impending June deadline, there could be grave effects.
A video showed a TikToker calling a man a "weirdo" for appearing to glance at her in the gym. The video was widely criticized, including by fitness influencer Joey Swoll. A TikToker apologized after she received an onslaught of backlash for a video calling a man a "weirdo" while she filmed him interacting with her in the gym.
The man who killed eight people on a Manhattan bike path five years ago in a bid to impress a terrorist group was happy and proud when he met FBI agents later that day, a prosecutor told jurors in a closing argument on Tuesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Richman said Sayfullo Saipov was smiling when he asked to hang the flag of the Islamic State group in his Manhattan hospital room after the Oct. 31, 2017 attack he carried out with a speeding rental truck. Saipov, 34, steered the truck onto a bike path along the Hudson River and the West Side Highway that is popular with tourists and Manhattan residents, mowing down bike riders.
In order to achieve that vision, engineers need to develop hybrid engines capable of handling subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic speeds. Aviation company Hermeus successfully demonstrated mode transition between turbojet and ramjet engines for the Air Force's Quarterhorse hypersonic aircraft, a major hypersonic flight milestone. Few planes ignite the awe-inspiring passions of aviation nerds quite like the SR-71 Blackbird.
Two longtime friends and fishing partners who were also beloved sports coaches were found dead floating near a boat on a South Carolina lake, according to friends and officials. Jerry Stoots, 75, and Lee Watkins, 68, were found on Lake Moultrie in Pinopolis just before 2 p.m. on Jan. 24, according to the Berkeley County Coroner's Office. Stoots was the “winningest high school baseball coach in South Carolina history” and was inducted into the state's Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, according to the Post and Courier.
A woman who was a public official in a Michigan community admitted Wednesday that she broke a seal on a ballot box to ensure that votes could not be recounted in her 2020 race, prosecutors said. Kathy Funk, 59, pleaded no contest to misconduct in office, a felony, under an agreement that includes no time in jail. Funk, a Democrat, was the Flint Township clerk in 2020 with responsibility over elections.
After months of widespread reports on Russian troops rebelling against their commanders, going public with complaints about top military brass, or deserting the war altogether, Gallyamov notes that all it takes to light the fuse of a full military coup is a little more organization. It must be understood that the vast majority of commanders in the army of an authoritarian nation are not staunch supporters of the authorities, but run-of-the-mill opportunists,” he argues. So once a revolt begins and “yesterday's loyalties” vanish, military commanders will fight for whoever seems most likely to win, according to Gallyamov.
Authorities in Ohio are looking for the public's help to find a Cleveland rapper wanted for sex trafficking charges who allegedly branded victims with is company's name. Dawud Sami, 42, was indicted on six felony counts related to human trafficking and promoting prostitution in December after authorities received tips he was operating a trafficking ring and advertising sex for sale online, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost's office said in a press release. Sami, who goes by the name "Officially GP" which stands for "Officially Got Paper," is said to have branded the women he was trafficking with tattoos of the name of his company, "Red Karpet."
The Kremlin expressed alarm on Wednesday that the "Doomsday Clock" had edged closer to midnight than ever, even though the scientists who moved the symbolic dial cited Moscow's own "thinly veiled threats" to use nuclear weapons. The "Doomsday Clock," created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to illustrate how close humanity has come to the end of the world, on Tuesday moved its "time" in 2023 to 90 seconds to midnight, 10 seconds closer than it has been for the past three years. Midnight on this clock marks the theoretical point of annihilation.
“Streaming is beginning to look an awful lot like the old-fashioned analogue TV it was supposed to replace.”
“Streaming isn’t going away … You’re still going to have a lot of choice for a long time.”
“In the future, [streaming] likely will cost more, have a little less library content and cancel more shows more quickly.”
“Streaming is still a game of content … It’s not a matter of who’s spending more, it’s who’s spending smartly.”
“Streamers are retreating from any sort of creative risk in favor of humdrum, lowest-common-denominator shows.”