By Anton Zverev DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels fought fiercely across the east of the country on Friday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France. Kiev said pro-Russian rebels had built up their forces acro… Continue reading
Speaking at Stanford University, Obama told Silicon Valley executives they needed to share more information both with each other and with his administration. Obama has moved cybersecurity toward the top of his 2015 agenda after the recent breaches. He … Continue reading
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former No. 2 at the Secret Service is now a senior adviser for cybercrime at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles television news pioneer Stan Chambers, who had a front-row seat to earthquakes, fires and the life of the city since the 1940s, died Friday, according to KTLA-TV, the station where he was a reporter for more than six decades. He was 91.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors say a man who tried to sell millions of dollars in stolen art has been sentenced to more than four years in state prison. Continue reading
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The resignation of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has thrown a spotlight on the next in line to succeed him: the 54-year-old secretary of state who has long been thought to have her eye on Oregon’s top elected position.
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama described the deaths of three young Muslims gunned down in North Carolina as “brutal and outrageous murders” on Friday and said no one in the United States should be targeted for their religion. The president’s statement came a day after the FBI said it would open a preliminary inquiry, separate from local police investigations, to determine whether the man accused in the Chapel Hill shooting on Tuesday broke any federal laws. “No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship,” Obama said in a statement, offering his condolences to the victims’ families. The families had called on Obama to insist that federal authorities investigate whether the murder suspect, 46-year-old paralegal student Craig Stephen Hicks, was motivated by hatred toward the victims because they were Muslim.