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USA government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

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Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now under assault and "eroding". "This is an issue of country, not party, " Schumer said. Sessions has faced questions over whether his involvement in Comey's firing violates his pledge to recuse himself from investigations into Russian interference in the election. Read More »

Women-only overdose prevention site opens on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

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Vancouver Coastal Health women's services spokeswoman Bonnie Wilson says a women's-only option is critical because some women on the Downtown Eastside avoid any setting where "certain men" may be found. About 141 people in Vancouver have died from drug overdoses so far in 2017, according to the city. "We do know that about 20 per cent of the folks who are suffering from overdoses and deaths are women, so if there is even a portion of that population that we could save by offering a ... Read More »

U.S. should not stockpile cyber weapons, Microsoft says

As a loose global network of cybersecurity experts fought the ransomware, the attack was disrupting computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in scores of countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Spain, India and Japan, among others. Read More »

Sturgeon: Scotland wants to be European Union member, but doesn't want the euro

Her office sent an email marked "restricted" on July 11, 2013 to three of her ministerial colleagues, the Lord Advocate, the Scottish Government's permanent secretary and the mandarins of two Scottish Government departments. Meanwhile, she said the Tories "who for years have mounted ideological attacks on policies as diverse as free prescriptions and council house building have now - albeit belatedly and with little credibility - decided that they are both a good thing". Read More »

Le maire LR du VIe défie NKM — Législatives à Paris

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Il se présentera finalement en dissident face à la présidente du groupe Les Républicains (LR) au Conseil de Paris. "Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet est une enfant gâtée de la politique, une nomade de la politique, elle pratique le tourisme électoral", a encore dénoncé Jean-Pierre Lecoq. Read More »

Sean Spicer won't deny that Trump is secretly recording White House conversations

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Almost four months into his tenure, Trump's White House is suffering from a credibility crisis that has only grown worse in light of the bungled Comey firing. Sanders explained that the president had already chose to fire Comey but that the recommendations "solidified" his decision. In its skit, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders , depicted as much more cordial with the press corps than has actually been the case, began the media briefing. Read More »

Disruption Continues Following Friday's NHS Cyber Attack

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Prime Minister Theresa May said "warnings were given to hospital trusts" about the Microsoft vulnerability exploited by the attackers. However, Chris Hopson, chief executive of the hospital lobby group NHS Providers, insisted: "This is not a clear-cut case of trusts who didn't do the upgrade getting caught out. Read More »

South Carolina voters Tuesday face widening GOP breach

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General Assembly seat representing York County when he chose to run for Congress. The victor faces Democrat Archie Parnell June 20 for the seat vacated when Republican Mick Mulvaney left office to become budget director for President Donald Trump. Read More »

North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected, Seoul says

Unless North Korea conducts another nuclear test or test-fires an ICBM, however, the coordinated efforts by the US and China offers the best bet to secure peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and allow the two Koreas to coexist. Japanese officials said Sunday that the missile flew for a half hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan. North Korea fired the missile from a site northwest of Pyongyang, according to South Korea's military. Read More »

Science focus on poles to counter warming

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The impacts of climate change are more readily apparent in the polar regions than in other parts of the world. "Because of teleconnections, the poles influence weather and climate conditions in lower latitudes where hundreds of millions of people live", says WMO General Secretary Petteri Taalas. Read More »

Lopez change d'équipage pour Le Mans — Toyota

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Toyota Gazoo Racing confirme le remaniement de deux de ses équipages pour les 24 Heures du Mans. Le Gardois bascule sur la n°7 aux côtés de Mike Conway et Kamui Kobayashi tandis que le triple champion du monde de WTCC roulera avec Nicolas Lapierre et Yuji Kunimoto. Read More »

6 updates on the worldwide ransomware attack

A smaller number of computers were infected in Japan and South Korea, where officials say security updates helped contain the damage. The virus that hit the NHS in England and Scotland, known as Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry , has infected 200,000 machines in over 150 countries since Friday. Read More »

Michigan suspends license of doctor in pole barn liposuction

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Bradley Bastow's osteopathic physician's license. Besides liposuctions, Bastow's business, Body Laser Sculpting , offers several other procedures, including awake breast augmentation and face and buttock lifts. The remaining fat was put into baggies that were placed in a clear plastic container without a lid and no biohazard markings or symbols, documents said. Read More »

UK: 'Worst over' in cyber-attack

Company president and chief legal officer Brad Smith in a blog post criticized what he called the "stockpiling" of risky software code by governments which could be exploited by hackers. However, the ransomware warning said that the cost would double after three days, so the payments may increase. Experts and governments alike warn against ceding to the demands and Mr Wainwright said few victims so far paid up. Read More »

Drinking doesn't change your personality study finds

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But as a new study showed, their peers observe smaller differences between "drunk" and "sober" personalities. "We were surprised to find such a discrepancy between drinkers' perceptions of their own alcohol-induced personalities and how observers perceived them", said psychological scientist Rachel Winograd of the University of Missouri, St. Read More »

Europol: Ransomware Attack Compromised 200K Computers in Over 150 Countries

Cybersecurity firm Avast said it had identified more than 75,000 ransomware attacks in 99 countries on Friday, making it one of the broadest and most damaging cyberattacks in history. The global malware attack has reached Australians, the government confirmed. On Saturday, experts said it appeared that the ransomware had made just over $20,000, although they expected that number to pop when people went back into the office Monday. Read More »

Huge cyberattack ebbs as investigators work to find culprits

The admission was leaped on by Putin. Still, he said Microsoft should accept some responsibility. "A genie let out of a bottle of this kind, especially created by secret services, can then cause damage to its authors and creators". In actuality, this is the second attempt at cyber-extortion. "If it was done for money, it wasn't the smartest way to get it", he said. USA package delivery giant FedEx, Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica and Germany's Deutsche Bahn rail network were among ... Read More »

Full scale of cyber attack not yet known, warn experts

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That has left Windows XP particularly exposed to new methods of hacking. More than 200,000 computers have been affected so far. The attack that began Friday is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, spreading chaos by locking computers that run Britain's hospital network, Germany's national railway and scores of other companies, factories and government agencies worldwide. Read More »

Paris 2024: Macron déroule le tapis rouge au CIO

C'était " une journée très spéciale pour Paris et la France .", s'enthousiame-t-il. Avec seulement une piscine et un Village olympique à construire, la rénovation de son système de transport planifiée pour 2022, Paris se dit équipée à 95%. Read More »

Une prof de SVT se brûle grièvement pendant un cours — Limoges

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Sans que l'on ne sache encore pourquoi à l'heure où nous écrivons ces lignes, les produits se sont enflammés lors d'un mélange et le feu s'est propagé sur le corps de l'enseignante. L'établissement a activé une cellule d'écoute auprès des élèves et des personnels . L'enseignante souffre de " blessures sérieuses " et a été transférée au CHU de Limoges, puis évacuée en urgence vers le service des grands brûlés de l'hôpital de Toulouse, a indiqué le rectorat de Limoges, confirmant des ... Read More »

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer sings 'The Victors' at Ohio State show

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Let's just say the Buckeyes fans in the crowd weren't too pleased. The drummer is from Bloomfield Hills and is a lifelong University of MI fan. Oh yeah, and Smith even played in front of the Ohio State-heavy crowd with a MI bass drum. The Michigan native is a longtime U-M fan. Growing up, Michigan was definitely more popular than Michigan State. And yes, it's a fact that Smith did exactly that on Sunday. Read More »

8-Mai : Hollande passe la main à Macron

Comme ses prédécesseurs, le nouveau président sera jugé à l'aune de l'emploi, dans un pays plombé par un chômage endémique - 10%, contre 3,9% en Allemagne et 8% en moyenne dans l'Union européenne. Qu'il s'agisse de décider, seul, de se faire baptiser à l'âge de 12 ans, ou qu'il s'agisse de défier les conventions pour épouser Brigitte Trogneux, sa professeure de français au lycée, de 24 ans son aînée. Read More »

Passations de pouvoirs : les petites histoires derrière la grande

Cinq ans plus tard, en 2012, pour la passation de pouvoir entre Nicolas Sarkozy et François Hollande , la cérémonie avait duré un peu moins de deux heures et la présence de Valérie Trierweiler avait été plutôt discrète. La cérémonie se poursuivra dans les jardins de l'Elysée où le nouveau président passera en revue des troupes tandis que 21 coups de canon seront tirés depuis l'Esplanade des Invalides, sur l'autre rive de la Seine. Read More »