Prominent detentions of foreigners in North Korea

Prominent detentions of foreigners in North Korea On Sunday, media reported that a fourth U.S. citizen was detained a day earlier by Pyongyang on suspicion of hostile acts. The report said he had worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology , the only privately funded university in North Korea and a school that is also unusual for the large size of its foreign staff. [Full Article...]

Ohio man took hostages before killing 3 people

A sheriff says a gunman who killed an OH police chief and two female nursing home employees took two random people as hostages shortly before the shootings. "We don't know the cause or the goal or what drove this individual to do this", Thorp said, adding that was being investigated. Kirkersville is about 23 miles east of Columbus. [Full Article...]

US Candymakers Band Together to Reduce Calories

Mars, Nestlé, Ferrero, Lindt and Ferrara Candy have all signed a commitment to make half of their individually wrapped products with fewer than 200kcal by 2022. "As we focus and leverage the companies' expertise in marketing, innovation, and distribution, our goal is to reinforce for consumers that chocolate and candy are treats". [Full Article...]

GOP Health Plan Doesn't Address the Biggest Health Care Problems

In addition, companies could resume charging more for pre-existing conditions . "People like me, not yet eligible for Medicare, are the ones who are vulnerable". "The second attempt wins the support of 21 percent of voters", he said in a statement. Those are also considered pre-existing conditions just because you are a woman (not to mention that if you rely on Planned Parenthood for health car... [Full Article...]

Trump on Comey 'tapes': 'I can't talk about that'

News of Comey's firing certainly created some divisions among Republican politicians, who have expressed concern with Trump's decision to fire a man now investigating the administration. But McCabe characterized the investigation as "highly significant" and assured senators that Comey's firing would not hinder it. Trump said in a string of Twitter posts on Friday morning. [Full Article...]

Massive Ransomware Hack Hits Windows Users Worldwide

Spain, meanwhile, activated a special protocol to protect critical infrastructure in response to the "massive infection" of personal and corporate computers in ransomware attacks. Health workers reported being locked out of their systems and seeing messages demanding ransom payments to regain access. But those attacks - blamed on Russian Federation, which has repeatedly denied them - followed an... [Full Article...]

China welcomes ASEAN summit statement

China welcomes ASEAN summit statement Southeast Asian leaders concluded a summit here on Saturday by dropping references to the China's massive island-building in the South China Sea and to a landmark court ruling that rendered such expansion illegal in response to Beijing's lobbying. [Full Article...]

Ovechkin played through hamstring, knee injuries in playoffs

It was the second year in a row that Alex Ovechkin , Nicklas Backstrom and the rest of the Capitals earned the Presidents' Trophy for the NHL's best regular-season record but exited in the second round of the playoffs. According to oddsmakers at, the Pittsburgh Penguins are now the favorite with +175 odds. The Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Game 7 Wednesday night, May ... [Full Article...]

Star Wars Day Is Today! May The Fourth Be With You

That includes not only marquee movies like the latest trilogy, " A New Hope " prequel "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and the upcoming Han Solo film, but also intricately weaving together different " Star Wars " assets. From fantastic back drops to special work days, the Star Wars fans of the world did not disappoint. That means you're in for a really early day if you want to catch them all. [Full Article...]

"Ransomware" cyberattack cripples hospitals across England

By Friday evening, 16 National Health Service providers had found "ransomware" on their networks informing people that their data had been encrypted and would remain so until they paid a $300 ransom in the cryptocurrency bitcoin . Please use other services if possible. She said the ministry's servers haven't been affected. While it may sound surprising to see tools otherwise used for government... [Full Article...]

Ivory Coast Mutineers Drop Demand for Cash

Ivory Coast Mutineers Drop Demand for Cash Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second city Bouake fired their guns into the air on Friday to protest an agreement some of their colleagues made over bonus payments, witnesses said. He said the mutineers would seal off access to Bouake in the evening if the authorities failed to respond. Troops in the towns of Odienne, Man and Korhogo also took to the streets in protest, residents and military sources... [Full Article...]

Ransomware takes down hospitals, businesses in at least 2 countries

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the Helsinki-based cybersecurity company F-Secure, called it "the biggest ransomware outbreak in history". The computers all appeared to be hit with the same ransomware, and similar ransom messages demanding about $300 to unlock their data. [Full Article...]

EPL: Never doubted character of Arsenal, says boss Arsene Wenger

EPL: Never doubted character of Arsenal, says boss Arsene Wenger That would mean for one hell of an exciting game following the Premier League's closure to determine who will gain Champions League football. "It shows how close we all are and it has been a unusual season". Sanchez broke the deadlock in the 60th minute at St Mary's, gathering Mesut Ozil's pass and leaving two defenders sprawling, before firing home his 20th goal of the league campaign. [Full Article...]

North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns

Beijing hopes that the new South Korean government attaches importance to China's major concerns and takes real steps to promote the healthy and stable development of ties, Xi said. Pyongyang claims a North Korean man surnamed Kim was coerced into attempting to poison the leader with a "biochemical substance". "None of the brutal perpetrators of disgusting state-sponsored terrorism aiming at the... [Full Article...]

Stone vows to cooperate with Senate committee

Stone vows to cooperate with Senate committee Flynn, who was forced to resign in February, has come under the committee's scrutiny over communications he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak while a representative of then President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. A former USA military intelligence chief, retired lieutenant general Flynn was generously paid to attend a gala of Russia's RT television in December 2015, where he sat w... [Full Article...]

'It Takes Up the Whole River!' US Ports Welcome Giant Ship

'It Takes Up the Whole River!' US Ports Welcome Giant Ship The ship will not be visiting the East Coast's largest port of Call - New York/New Jersey - because of height restriction imposed by the Bayonne Bridge. "If you're having to light-load ships for this, it costs more". The biggest cranes at the Port of Charleston's Wando Welch Terminal on Saturday will start working the COSCO Development, the largest container ship ever to visit the U.S. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russia

Donald Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russia The Department of Justice received a detailed readout from the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who had interviewed Flynn. 18 Days However, it took 18 days from the second meeting - and only after the news was leaked and published by the Washington Post - for the White House to fire Flynn. [Full Article...]

Police Officer Who Shot Dallas Suburban Teen Free On Bond

Police Officer Who Shot Dallas Suburban Teen Free On Bond Merritt told NBC News the family would also pursue other officers involved who may have breached police regulation. Attorney Lee Merritt said Friday the Edwards family is "grateful" a murder charge was sought by prosecutors, according to media reports . [Full Article...]

Trump, top Russian Federation envoy to meet at White House

Trump, top Russian Federation envoy to meet at White House The meeting will be hard to separate from the unfolding political drama in Washington. "Was he fired? You are kidding, you are kidding", Lavrov said in response to a question from a reporter about Comey's dismissal. Tillerson's office said his talks with Lavrov would focus on "Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral issues". The announcement came as Trump's campaign was being investigated by U.S. [Full Article...]

NHS says cyber attackers have not accessed patient data

Megafon, a top Russian mobile operator, also said it has come under cyberattacks that appeared similar to those that crippled United Kingdom hospitals on Friday. NHS Digital , which runs the booking platform, claimed there was no evidence patient data has been compromised. "It's stressful enough for someone going through recovery or treatment for cancer". [Full Article...]

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