Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

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Houston man accused of decapitating mother was barred from entering her home


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HOUSTON — Authorities say a Houston man decapitated his mother and stabbed his father Friday at their home, where he had been barred from entering because previous alleged assaults led his mother to take out a protective order against him.

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Yahoo 2013 hack hit all 3 billion users, Verizon now says


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Verizon now says data from all Yahoo users was affected by a 2013 data hack.

The company announced Tuesday that its previous disclosure of an estimated one billion accounts hit by the theft was incorrect and that all three billion accounts were impacted.

The extent of the breach was discovered during the integration of the two firms, Verizon said, when it “obtained new intelligence.”

Email notifications requesting password changes are being sent to the additional user accounts. Verizon said passwords in clear text, payment card data and bank information was not among the information stolen.

Verizon purchased Yahoo in a $4.5 billion deal that closed in June. The deal is aimed at ushering in a new management team to attempt to wring more advertising revenue from one of the internet’s best-known brands.

The deal’s price was cut by $350 million after Yahoo’s initial revelations of the data breaches. The revised transaction terms called for Yahoo and Veriz on to share equally any future legal costs resulting from the data breaches. Yahoo would be solely responsible for liabilities stemming from shareholder lawsuits and any investigations by securities regulators.

Article Appeared @https://www.cbsnews.com/news/yahoo-2013-hack-hit-3-billion-users-verizon-now-says/

Air Canada, WestJet offer Las Vegas travel plan changes for a limited time

Canada’s two major airlines have implemented “goodwill” policies to allow guests to change their dates of travel or to exchange their tickets for a different destination.


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WestJet and Air Canada are waiving fees for ticket holders who want to change their Las Vegas travel plans in the wake of the shooting. (ADRIAN WYLD / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

CALGARY—Canada’s two major airlines are waiving fees for ticket holders who want to change their Las Vegas travel plans in the wake of the shooting there on Sunday that killed at least 59 people at a country music concert.


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Trump says Puerto Rico has ‘thrown our budget a little out of whack’

Trump also suggested the 16 deaths on the island so far officially attributed to the hurricane indicated a better response than George W. Bush’s handling of Katrina in 2005.


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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO—U.S. President Donald Trump highlighted Puerto Rico’s relatively low death toll compared with “a real catastrophe like Katrina” as he opened a tour of the island’s devastation Tuesday, focusing on the best of the reviews he and his administration are getting rather than criticism of the federal response to Hurricane Maria.


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