Nine defendants charged in SEC hacking scheme that netted $4.1 million

Nine defendants charged in SEC hacking scheme that netted $4.1 million
BUSTED — Two men accused of hacking SEC and sharing nonpublic files with traders. Dan Goodin - Jan 15, 2019 9:30 pm UTC Federal authorities have charged nine defendants with participating in a scheme to hack a Securities and Exchange Commission database to steal confidential information that netted $4.1 million in illegal stock trade profits.…

Al Jazeera captures evidence of food aid stolen in Yemen war

Al Jazeera captures evidence of food aid stolen in Yemen war
Al Jazeera has seen evidence of food meant for starving Yemenis being sold at a marketplace in the capital Sanaa. The World Food Programme (WFP) has accused both Houthis and the Saudi-UAE coalition backed forces of diverting aid in areas under their control. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

How Jared Kushner worked the media and Senate for his criminal justice bill

How Jared Kushner worked the media and Senate for his criminal justice bill
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner backed up the media campaign for criminal justice reform with old-fashioned lobbying, directly urging Republican senators to support the bill. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images White House The president's son in law worked conservative media and lobbied GOP senators in favor of his pet policy project. Amid the typical anarchy…

How Facebook Was Able To Steal Your Phone Calls & Text Log

The news that Facebook’s Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users were contacting — and when — in the first place? The short answer: Because Google let it. The longer answer: Well, it’s complicated. The social network acknowledged...

Imax passes $1 billion mark at the global box office for first time ever. Here are the highest-grossing titles that played on the format in 2018.

Imax passes $1 billion mark at the global box office for first time ever. Here are the highest-grossing titles that played on the format in 2018.
"Black Panther." Disney 2018 marks the first time ever that Imax grossed $1 billion at the global box office. "Avengers: Infinity War" was the highest global Imax performer of the year. With 2018 coming to an end, the studios are counting their stacks of money and finding that the industry is poised to break box…

Trump touts ‘big progress’ with China’s Xi on trade deal amid market swings

Trump touts ‘big progress’ with China’s Xi on trade deal amid market swings
President Donald Trump greets members of the five branches of the military by video conference on Christmas Day.(Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday amid an ongoing trade dispute that has roiled markets."Just had a long and very good call with President Xi of China," Trump posted on…

WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries

WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries
GENEVA (Reuters) - The palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health effects of its product, a study published by the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva,…

Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Tom Marino to retire this month

Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Tom Marino to retire this month
Rep. Tom Marino's retirement will trigger a special election for the open seat, which is considered safely Republican. | AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file Five-term Rep. Tom Marino is ditching Congress less than three weeks into his new term, he announced Thursday. The Pennsylvania Republican, who was reelected by a landslide in November’s midterms, will step…

Scenes of beautiful Great Falls, painted in snow

Scenes of beautiful Great Falls, painted in snow
Snow covers the rocks at Great Falls on Friday. (Kevin Ambrose) The snow depth was about 1.5 inches at Great Falls on Friday, coating the rocks in the Potomac River and adding a little extra beauty to an already stunning set of waterfalls. The cold weather we’ve endured for several days ensured that every flake…

Supersonic passenger jet firm raises $100 million, aims for 2019 test flights

Supersonic passenger jet firm raises $100 million, aims for 2019 test flights
Too Mach — Company says it remains on track for mid-2020s delivery of new planes. Eric Berger - Jan 4, 2019 4:18 pm UTC Boom Supersonic says it has raised $100 million in a new round of funding for the Overture aircraft. Boom Supersonic The company hopes to begin commercial service in the mid-2020s. Boom…