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Hacker group Xenotime has sights on US electric grid: report


Enlarge Image Justin Cavinee, Chief Data Scientist, in a training room with simulators at Dragos, a unique cyber firm specializing in security of essential energy systems like pipelines and electrical grids. The Washington Post/Getty Images A group of hackers known for targeting oil and gas companies has its sights on the nation’s electric grid. Xenotime […]

San Diego valedictorian slams ‘drunk’ teacher in brutal graduation speech


In a fiery, sarcastic graduation speech that went viral, the class valedictorian at a San Diego high school thanked one teacher for being a drunk and praised her guidance counselor and main office staff for their incompetence. “To my counselor, thank you for letting me fend for myself — you were always unavailable,” Nataly Buhr […]

Trump shrugs off report of US Navy pilots sighting UFOs


President Trump may be a fan of some conspiracy theories, but when it comes to UFOs, he’s a skeptic. “Do I believe it? Not particularly,” Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, who asked him what he thought of reports that US Navy pilots have seen more unidentified flying objects recently. “I think it’s probably — […]

Trump ‘all in’ on bill to make burning the American flag illegal


President Trump is “all in” on the latest attempt to make flag-burning illegal, he wrote Saturday in a post boosting a proposed constitutional amendment. “All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag,” Trump tweeted. “A no brainer!” Daines (R- Montana) and Sen Kevin […]

Oklahoma Jimmy Buffett fans mysteriously fall ill while vacationing in Dominican Republic


A group of Jimmy Buffett-diehards from Oklahoma were sick as hell in paradise — the latest in an ever-growing list of tourists to be sickened during a jaunt to the Dominican Republic, a report said. Dana Flowers, a travel agent who vacationed to Punta Cana with the Buffett-loving Central Oklahoma Parrothead Association, said that four […]

Protesters vow to keep marching in Hong Kong until extradition bill nixed


Pro-democracy protesters plan to keep marching in Hong Kong to make sure, they say, that the government makes good on promises to nix a bill giving mainland China extradition powers. The Civil Human Rights Front vowed Saturday to keep up the pressure until Hong Kong’s legislature fully withdraws the bill, the Straits Times reported. “We […]

The world’s fattest parrots are being killed off by fungal infection


The world’s plumpest parrots are dying. New Zealand’s kakapo parrots, an endangered bird that can grow to nearly five pounds, are being killed off by a fungal infection. Seven of the chubby chicks have died from Aspergillosis, which threatens the respiratory system and spreads during the parrot’s breeding season, according to the Auckland Zoo. The […]

O.J. Simpson may have finally joined Twitter


The Juice is loose on Twitter — maybe. A Twitter account claiming to be owned by O.J. Simpson popped up on the social media site late Friday night, and it darkly promises to settle old scores. The handle @TheRealOJ32 includes a video with Simpson speaking to a camera. “Coming soon to Twitter you’ll get to […]

Teen girl who lost leg, 2 fingers to shark won’t let attack ruin her life


A 17-year-old who lost her leg and two fingers to a shark in North Carolina says the attack isn’t going to keep her down. Paige Winter was swimming with her dad at Fort Macon State Park when she disappeared below the water. Her father, Charlie Winter, a former US Marine who is also a local […]

Worshippers attending first mass since Notre Dame cathedral fire to wear hard hats


The first worshippers to hear Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral since the devastating fire two months ago will be wearing hard hats. The service, slated for 4 p.m. Saturday, will be held in a small side chapel of the Gothic landmark in Paris, as church leaders aim to show life goes on at the cathedral. Attendance […]

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