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Internet traffic hijack dogs Google

Internet traffic hijacking disrupted several Google services Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services. Network-monitoring companies say service interruptions lasted for nearly two hours and ended about 5:30 p.m. EST. The incident was suspicious because it rerouted data traffic to Google through Russian and Chinese telecommunications companies. Google confirms Monday’s disruption and says it believes the … Continue reading Internet traffic hijack dogs Google

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calls Whitaker ‘very highly respected man’

WASHINGTON— The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and changes at the Department of Justice (all times local): 9:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker “a very highly respected man” as he faces criticism about his appointment to replace Jeff Sessions. Trump said Friday “I don’t know Matt … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calls Whitaker ‘very highly respected man’

WASHINGTON | Pentagon quietly drops mentions of border mission’s name

WASHINGTON— The Pentagon has quietly stopped calling the deployment of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border “Operation Faithful Patriot,” dropping the name even as thousands of American forces head to southern Texas, Arizona and California. According to U.S. officials, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis directed the department to stop using the name and simply describe the mission … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon quietly drops mentions of border mission’s name

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: US-MEXICO BORDER MOBILIZATION FIGURES CHANGE AT DIZZYING PACE Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Pentagon doesn’t “do stunts” when asked if his department is being politicized by Trump’s ever-increasing troop deployment numbers. PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE MASSACRE SUSPECT DUE IN … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Broncos trade wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to Texans

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — The Denver Broncos traded nine-year veteran Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans on Tuesday. Thomas won’t have to wait long to play his old team — the Texans (5-3) visit the Broncos (3-5) this weekend. The Broncos will also send a 2019 seventh-rounder to Houston and will receive fourth and seventh-round picks … Continue reading ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Broncos trade wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to Texans

WASHINGTON | Trump says goal of new proposal is lower some US drug prices

WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump has announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same medications. “We are taking aim at the global freeloading that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says goal of new proposal is lower some US drug prices

SINGAPORE | Singapore companies sanctioned by US are family run

SINGAPORE  —Two Singapore companies sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department this week and accused of laundering money for North Korea share a director, address and have a similar board, official records show. The Treasury Department named the companies, commodities trading house Wee Tiong (S) Pte. Ltd. and ship management services company WT Marine Pte. Ltd. … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Singapore companies sanctioned by US are family run

NEW YORK | Capitals F Tom Wilson’s 20-game suspension upheld by Bettman

NEW YORK— Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson’s 20-game suspension for an illegal check to an opponent’s head in a preseason game was upheld by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday. In a 31-page decision announced a week after Wilson’s nearly 7½-hour appeal hearing, Bettman determined that the initial ruling by the Department of Player Safety … Continue reading NEW YORK | Capitals F Tom Wilson’s 20-game suspension upheld by Bettman