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Timothy Piazza and the other pledges being hazed in February hoped that the men of Penn State's Beta Theta Pi fraternity would ultimately welcome them as brothers. Instead, when Piazza's night of binge drinking took a deadly turn, his family says his would-be brothers treated him "like roadkill." The family has been outspoken about their 19-year-old son's final hours since 18 fraternity brothers were charged in his death. The Piazzas' latest comments were on the "Today Show" on Monday.
On Friday, May 12, the world was hit by one of the biggest cyberattacks in recent history. The culprit was "ransomware" known as WanaCryptOr 2.0, or WannaCry. It operates by encrypting a computer system and demanding a ransom to release it. This money would be paid in the digital currency bitcoin to an unknown source, who would - in theory, at least - provide a decryption key to unlock the system. To do all this, the software exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that is thought to have been first identified by the National Security Agency and was later leaked online.
It's that time of year again: This week kicks off the 2017 broadcast upfronts, in which NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS and CW officially announce their new fall schedules. An antiquated practice in the age of streaming and year-round premiere dates? Perhaps -- but major advertising dollars are still up for grabs.
On Friday, May 12, the world was hit by one of the biggest cyberattacks in recent history.
Slowly but surely, reality is taking hold in the debate over the massive liabilities state and local governments have accumulated for their workers' pensions and other benefits.
U.S. business is once again creating jobs in bunches. Payrolls increased 217,000 in May, according to Friday’s monthly update from the Labor Department; it was the fourth straight month of...
Both parties want to do nothing but squabble before this year’s election. Not much will stop them — except, perhaps, this dose of reality: If political point-scoring is all they...
Congress has many ways to achieve its many purposes. The transparent way is to enact a program and pay for it annually out of general revenues or borrowing. The politically...
For years the Obama administration, like its predecessors, has avoided punitive action or even harsh words against the authoritarian, populist government of Venezuela, despite its systematic violations of human rights. The thinking is that Hugo Chavez and now his successor, Nicolas Maduro, would use the United States as a foil, distract attention from their failings and earn unjustified sympathy from other Latin Americans who bridle at any hint of U.S. meddling.
You can’t fault President Obama for inconsistency. After winning election in 2008, he reduced the U.S. military presence in Iraq to zero. After helping to topple Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, he made sure no U.S. forces would remain. He has steadfastly stayed aloof, except rhetorically, from the conflict in Syria. And on Tuesday he promised to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.