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A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and is unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contractors. Workers scattered...
A $10 billion-a-year federal effort to protect critical data is struggling against an onslaught of cyberattacks by thieves, hostile states and hackers. An Associated Press report this week finds that federal cybersecurity officials also face another challenge: Too often,...
CHICAGO (AP) — Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications. The cases stem...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's biggest subway hub opened Sunday in lower Manhattan — a vital link between the new World Trade Center and the rest of the city. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority inaugurated the $1.4 billion Fulton Center, a transit complex where many subway...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — One of two Brown University students who reported rapid intoxication followed by memory loss after drinking punch at a fraternity party tested positive for a date-rape drug, a university official announced in a campus-wide email. The email sent late...
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Nature and a multimillion dollar rock pile built in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill have healed a large barrier island nine years after it was sliced in two by Hurricane Katrina. Katrina swamped Alabama's narrow Dauphin Island in 2005,...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother is home and tending to her new infant less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes following complications from a routine cesarean section. A spokesman for Boca Raton Regional Hospital told The Associated Press on...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — When 61-year-old Glen Turley lost his job as a coal company truck driver, he did what many people his age shudder to consider: He went back to school to find a new career. Turley took advantage of free classes offered to laid off miners and got certified...
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Sergio Garcia is a civil litigation lawyer in California who represents clients in car accidents. He doesn't practice immigration law, which Garcia says surprises many people because of his high-profile battle to become the first known immigrant in the...