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|Walker signs measures critics call a Republican power grab
The Wisconsin GOP has held control of the governorship and both chambers of Wisconsin's Legislature — what’s known as a trifecta — for most of the last decade. This may help to account for the outgoing governor's attempt to pass this package of bills before a Democrat takes over.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:46 PM
|Sexual assault on Spirit flight lands man in prison for 9 years
Prosecutors said Prabhu Ramamoorthy "committed one of the most brazen airplane sexual assaults ever prosecuted in this district."
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 1:04 PM
|Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women's rights groups
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 8:33 PM
|Pacific Life Yanks Ads After Tucker Carlson's Dig That Immigrants Make U.S. 'Dirtier'
Prominent insurance company Pacific Life has pulled its commercials from
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 8:53 PM
|Iraq summons Turkish envoy over air strikes: foreign ministry
Iraq's foreign ministry on Friday summoned Turkey's ambassador in Baghdad to protest over what it called repeated airspace violations, after Turkish warplanes earlier carried out strikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. Hours earlier, the Turkish military said on Twitter it had killed eight militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes targeting the Zap, Hakurk and Haftanin regions of northern Iraq. Turkey has regularly carried out air strikes on PKK bases in northern Iraq, as President Tayyip Erdogan pursues his stated aim of ending the militant group's presence near Turkey's borders.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 12:06 PM
|PHOTOS: French police kill suspect in Strasbourg Christmas market attack
The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the Islamic State jihadist group claimed him as one of its “soldiers”.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:00 AM
|Qatar Ruler Says Talks With Saudi Begin Only When Embargo Lifted
“Our position on the solution hasn’t changed,” Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said at a conference in Doha on Saturday. Last week, Sheikh Tamim spurned an invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to attend a gathering of Gulf monarchies, which was seen as a sign of thawing relations after 18 months of Qatar’s boycott by the kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. The overture came as Saudi Arabia sought to defuse pressure over the killing of a vocal critic in Istanbul.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 2:44 AM
|Man who sexually assaulted woman on flight while she slept is jailed for nine years
Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 34, was also sitting next to his wife on the overnight flight in January. Ramamoorthy had molested the victim while unbuttoning her blouse and unzipping her trousers as she slept. US attorney Matthew Schneider said: “Everyone has the right to be secure and safe when they travel on aeroplanes.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:16 AM
|Using one of the worst passwords of 2018 is a great way to get hacked
No matter how much we read about hacks and data breaches and the importance of taking solid security precautions, one of the unchangeable truths of the world is that people on average are absolutely terrible when it comes to choosing passwords. We use the same ones over and over, to the delight of hackers, and the ones we come up with tend to be pathetically easy so that we're able to remember them.
SplashData is out with its eighth annual compilation of the Worst Passwords of the Year, a ranking it produces after evaluating more than 5 million passwords that have been leaked on the Internet. If you use any of these, we can't stress this enough. As SplashData puts it themselves, anyone using any of these passwords is putting themselves "at substantial risk of being hacked and having their identities stolen."
A few notes about this list: 2018 was the fifth straight year that saw these passwords in the Number 1 and 2 spots for being the absolute worst: "123456," and "password." The five worst passwords after those 2? They're all just numerical strings.
SplashData is a provider of password management applications TeamsID, Gpass, and SplashID. "Our hope by publishing this list each year is to convince people to take steps to protect themselves online," says SplashData CEO Morgan Slain. "It's a real head-scratcher that with all the risks known, and with so many highly publicized hacks such as Marriott and the National Republican Congressional Committee, that people continue putting themselves at such risk year-after-year."
Without further ado, here's SplashData's "Worst Passwords of 2018" list:
SplashData estimates almost 10% of people have used at least one of these 25 passwords and that some 3% of people have used the worst password, 123456.
Here are some tips from SplashData on how to be better at password security:
1\. Use passphrases of twelve characters or more with mixed types of characters.
2\. Use a different password for each of your logins. That way, if a hacker gets access to one of your passwords, they will not be able to use it to access other sites.
3\. Protect your assets and personal identity by using a password manager to organize passwords, generate secure random passwords, and automatically log into websites.
POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 6:15 PM
|White House says probe of inauguration funding has 'nothing to do with the president'
The White House is brushing off reports that federal prosecutors are investigating the over $100 million that was raised from donors for President Trump’s inauguration last year.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:39 AM
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|Robinhood takes its 3 percent savings account back to the drawing board amid widespread criticism
In a blog post released Friday, Robinhood's founders acknowledged that its new plan, which aimed to offer no-fee checking and savings accounts with no minimums, ATM fees, penalty charges or foreign transaction fees, "may have caused some confusion."
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 3:18 PM
|Here's how Trump hobbled Obamacare and drove enrollment down this year
While President Donald Trump didn't repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature health-care law, more commonly known as Obamacare, he was able to dismantle key parts of it that health policy researchers are blaming for a drop.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 3:00 PM
|Stocks broke key level and could aim for the year's low
The S&P 500 could be getting ready to test a new range around the lows of the year that it reached in February — about 3 percent below current levels.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 10:04 PM
|Why former White House press secretary Sean Spicer thinks Nancy Pelosi's win is a boon...for Trump
Pelosi still needs to win the support of more that a dozen of her party's dissenters before a January 3 floor vote where she'll need to win the majority of the whole House — not just Democrats.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 6:17 PM
|Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration amid scrutiny over travel, land deal
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving the administration at the end of the year.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 2:53 PM
|Affordable Care Act ruled unconstitutional by federal judge, may set up a new Supreme Court battle
A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, potentially threatening coverage for millions of Americans and setting up a new legal showdown over former President Barack Obama's signature policy initiative.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 3:03 AM
|Markets are underestimating the long-term impact of Trump's fight with China
By pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump sacrificed the best and earliest chance he had galvanize allies around a 12-country trade and investment agreement that could have compelled China to play more by its rules.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 12:00 PM
|Iran blasts Saudi Arabia and the United States for 'dangerous escalations' in the Middle East
Iran once again called out its regional rival Saudi Arabia in response to accusations leveled against Tehran.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 4:52 PM
|Trump hails judge's ruling that struck down Obamacare 'disaster,' urges Congress to pass new bill
In a late night tweet, President Donald Trump urged Congress to pass a new "strong" health-care law that provides "great health-care and protects pre-existing conditions."
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 4:07 AM
|The S&P 500 and Dow are back in a correction. Here's what experts are watching for next week
Four experts weigh in on how to play the markets now that the Dow and S&P 500 are back in correction territory
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:04 PM