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In new age of cyberwarfare, ‘ungoverned’ internet poses new threats to infrastructure, national security

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The city of Atlanta was under attack. Not by terrorists with guns or knives or vehicles as weapons — but instead by hackers who in March disabled the city’s public services with ransomware. The cyber offensive left Atlantans unable to pay bills online, and visitors to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International …

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Syracuse fraternity members removed from classes following racist video

ABCNews.com(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — Syracuse University removed more than a dozen Theta Tau fraternity members from classes on Sunday after video emerged showing members participating in racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic skits, according to to school officials. The university said 18 students had been “removed from academic participation” in connection with the video, which it said showed …

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Gunman on the run after killing four people at a Waffle House near Nashville

Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Four people were killed and two others critically injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an AR-15 assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday, police said. The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, from Morton, Illinois. He was arrested …

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Porn star says Stormy Daniels telling the truth about alleged Trump threat

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Jessica Drake, an adult-film star who claims she refused a $10,000 offer to have sex with Donald Trump after meeting him at a Lake Tahoe golf event in 2006, says Stormy Daniels told her Daniels was threatened by someone to stay silent about Daniels’ alleged sexual tryst with Trump. Daniels and …

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British royals Princess Kate, Prince William welcome a baby boy

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince William and Princess Kate have welcomed a baby boy. Kate, 36, delivered a son in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kensington Palace announced. The newborn, the third child of William and Kate, weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces at birth. He was born at 11:01 a.m., local time. William, …

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British royals Princess Kate, Prince William set to welcome 3rd child

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince William and Princess Kate are set to become the parents of three children. Kate, 36, entered labor with her third child Monday, Kensington Palace announced. The palace announced on Twitter Kate was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital “in the early stages of labour” Monday morning along with husband William. The …

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Starbucks’ mass training after controversial arrests will focus on ‘implicit bias’

Starbucks(PHILADELPHIA) — Hoping to quell calls for a national boycott, Starbucks stands to lose millions of dollars by shutting down thousands of stores for one afternoon in May to train employees on how to avoid racial bias after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia shop for doing nothing more than sitting at a …

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Natalie Portman snubs $1 million award, blames Benjamin Netanyahu

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Natalie Portman has drawn ire from her native Israel after declaring to boycott receiving a $1 million award known as the “Jewish Nobel.” But the activist actress explained the rationale behind not attending the fete, for which she was going to be the prize laureate: It was a direct rebuke against …

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Honeymoon-bound newlywed gets well-wishes from United passengers, thanks to sister

Kelli Shultz(AUSTIN) — When Kelli Schultz discovered that she’d be on the same flight as her newlywed sister en route to her honeymoon in New Zealand, she couldn’t resist the opportunity to give her an extra special wedding gift. With help from United Airlines’ flight attendants, Schultz got the passengers on the 130-seat plane from …

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‘Obviously, Kim Jong Un has learned about public relations’ with suspension of nuclear tests: Senator

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said North Korea’s announcement that it is suspending nuclear testing shows that Kim Jong Un has “learned about public relations.”  Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday that he is “glad” President Donald Trump is planning …

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Flood Warning issued April 22 at 11:02AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South Dakota…Iowa…Minnesota… James River Near Forestburg James River At Mitchell James River Near Scotland James River Above Yankton

Flood Warning issued April 22 at 11:02AM MDT until April 25 at 8:00AM MDT by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South Dakota…Iowa…Minnesota… James River Near Forestburg James River At Mitchell James River Near Scotland James River Above Yankton

Gunman on the run after killing four people at a Waffle House near Nashville

Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Four people were killed and four others injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday morning, police said. The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, who ran away after …

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Gunman on the run after killing 4 people at a Waffle House near Nashville

Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Four people were killed and four others injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday morning, police said. The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, who ran away after …

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North Korea says it is suspending nuclear tests ahead of much-anticipated talks

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared the country will be suspending its nuclear tests ahead of much-anticipated talks between the two Koreas next week, and the U.S. and North Korea sometime next month. Kim announced his country would “no longer need any nuclear tests, mid and long and ICBM rocket …

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Man wearing ‘MAGA’ hat, Trump shirt attacks Hispanic subway rider in New York, police say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Police in New York City are searching for a subway commuter who did anything but “Make America Great Again.” New York ABC station WABC reports the New York City Police Department is looking for a man who attacked a fellow subway rider on Friday. The suspect was wearing a red “Make America …

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Mother accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old daughter: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 2-year-old girl is dead after being shot in an apparent tragic accident late Friday at a Cleveland-area hotel. Police in Wickliffe, Ohio, said Saturday that it appears as though the mother of the child was handling the gun when she dropped it and it went off, hitting the girl. Police said …

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Beneficial moisture on the southern High Plains

Across the Corn Belt, cold weather and low soil temperatures continue to limit spring planting activities. In addition, snow remains on the ground across large sections of the northern Corn Belt. On the Plains, cloudiness is increasing in advance of an approaching storm system. Any rain that developed later Friday on the southern High Plains …

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A welcome pattern shift for much of the Corn Belt

A storm system emerging from the Southwest will drift eastward, reaching the Southeast early next week. Highly beneficial rain developed later Friday across the drought-affected central and southern High Plains, with totals of 0.5 to 1.5 inches some areas; however, some locales may largely miss out on the rainfall, and a more widespread soaking is …

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Peterson co-signs RFS waiver letter to Trump

The ranking members of the House Ag and House Energy committees are asking President Trump to ensure no more RFS waivers are granted until transparency and accountability of the waiver program is improved. Congressmen Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Frank Pallone of New Jersey say in their letter to Trump they are deeply concerned that …

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