Senate passes cyber-security bill expanding protection for companies sharing threat data with feds

Senate passes cyber-security bill expanding protection for companies sharing threat data with feds

Reuters A majority of the U.S. Senate easily passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at bolstering the country’s cyber defenses, advancing the first serious attempt in Congress to combat crippling computer hacks that have felled a growing number of businesses and government agencies in recent years. The bill, which would expand liability protections to companies that

Justice Kennedy: Public officials who refuse to follow the law should resign

Justice Kennedy: Public officials who refuse to follow the law should resign

International Business Times

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who authored the Supreme Court’s landmark June ruling on marriage equality across the U.S., said that public officials should step down instead of doing something they saw as “morally wrong,” seeming to refer to Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, SFGate.com reported Tuesday. Davis had refused to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals on religious grounds…

Middle school placed on lockdown after man demands to sing Justin Bieber songs over intercom

Middle school placed on lockdown after man demands to sing Justin Bieber songs over intercom

Washington Times

A middle school in Dunbar, West Virginia, was placed on lockdown Tuesday after a man walked into the school and demanded that he sing Justin Bieber songs to students over the intercom. Dunbar Police charged Dlaonte Dee Lewis with simple possession for a small amount of marijuana after he entered the main office of Dunbar Middle…

Muslim student says school won’t take action on bully who smeared her as ‘Isis’ online

Muslim student says school won’t take action on bully who smeared her as ‘Isis’ online

NJ.com

WOODBRIDGE – A Muslim student who graduated from Colonia High School last spring claims the Woodbridge School Board declined to take action against a fellow student who posted a photo of her on social media with the word “Isis.” The school board, however, says the incident was investigated and a perpetrator could not be found. “After…

Walmart and Amazon face backlash over Israeli soldier Halloween costume

Walmart and Amazon face backlash over Israeli soldier Halloween costume

International Business Times

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. EDT Oct. 27 — Wal-Mart has decided to pull its Israeli soldier costume for children and “Sheik Fagin Nose” from store shelves and its website. The decision was welcomed by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). “The costumes are very problematic, and offensive to many people. The Israeli forces are responsible for the continued…

Ben Carson believes the world was literally created in 6 days

Ben Carson believes the world was literally created in 6 days

International Business Times

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has long embraced his Christian beliefs, bringing praying into the operating room and the campaign trail. He was twice baptized under the Seventh-day Adventist faith, which he described in his book “Gifted Hands.” His religion has now become part of his presidential campaign after Republican front-runner Donald Trump attacked Carson’s faith as…

‘We’d even interview her’: Top Bernie Sanders aides say Hillary would make a ‘great vice president’

‘We’d even interview her’: Top Bernie Sanders aides say Hillary would make a ‘great vice president’

Bethania Palma Markus Top aides for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign are convinced the Vermont senator can beat front runner Hillary Clinton. In fact, they say, Hillary would make a great vice president. When asked by Bloomberg Politics reporter John Helleman to respond to Clinton critics who claim Hillary is a “craven hypocrite,” Sanders’ aides wouldn’t

Psychologist: Pharma Bro’s success contains the seed of his eventual destruction

Psychologist: Pharma Bro’s success contains the seed of his eventual destruction

Bethania Palma Markus Negative attention is better than no attention, and ‘Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli is hardly short on it. But a psychologist with Yahoo Health cautioned that while his flagrant narcissism has made him a household name, it could also be his undoing. Karla Ivankovich, professor of psychology at the University of Illinois, Springfield,