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

Patriarch of Duggar-like family with 19 kids and reality show accused of sexual misconduct cover-up

Patriarch of Duggar-like family with 19 kids and reality show accused of sexual misconduct cover-up

Bethania Palma Markus It seems like a strange parallel universe, but it’s not. Another devoutly Christian family with 19 kids and counting has been accused of sexual abuse, RadarOnline reports. Five women are suing the Institute in Basic Life Principles, the so-called treatment center to which Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sent their eldest son, Josh,

Rand Paul vows filibuster while Cruz and Rubio bluster against latest federal budget deal

Rand Paul vows filibuster while Cruz and Rubio bluster against latest federal budget deal

Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz also attack debt and spending extension but objections may be as much about boosting profiles in Republican campaign Three Republican senators running for president have assailed a bipartisan budget deal to avert a government shutdown, with one of them launching an almost certainly futile attempt to

Congressional budget deal could complicate White House plans to close Guantanamo

Congressional budget deal could complicate White House plans to close Guantanamo

Reuters The budget deal with Congress could complicate President Barack Obama’s push to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, which has been caught up in his fight with Republicans over spending caps, congressional aides and rights activists said on Tuesday. Obama last week vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act, objecting to the way the massive policy

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…