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Erin Tiernan

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Here's who got hit by the Petya ransomware attack and how it could get you next

Another cyber attack, called Petya, was wreaking havoc on computer systems from Ukraine to the United State, grinding business to a halt at some of the world’s largest companies. Law enforcement still hasn't found a kill switch for this latest ransomware virus, called Petya, that demands...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 5:59 PM

Watch Trump interrupt a call with the Irish prime minister to hit on a reporter

During a phone call with Ireland’s new Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Tuesday, Trump interrupted the conversation to bat his eyelashes at a female Irish reporter. After congratulating Varadkar, Ireland’s first openly gay prime minister, on his “great victory,” it seems...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 12:48 PM

Supreme Court's travel ban ruling: Everything you need to know

President Donald Trump sought to bar entry of all non-U.S. citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, but the Supreme Court’s watered-down version of the travel ban will be much less far-reaching. The Supreme Court ruled Trump could only ban people from those six majority-...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 7:02 PM

You've been singing Hanson's 'Mmmbop' wrong your entire life

If you were a tween or teen in the late-90s, we’ve got news for you: You’ve been singing the Hanson classic “MMMBop” wrong for 20 years. Yes, all of you have been singing it wrong. At least, that was what the Hanson brothers said when they went on air with Australian radio...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:14 PM

President Trump blames Obama for Russian election hacking, demands apology

President Donald Trump criticized former President Barck Obama for his response — or lack thereof — to alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump accused his predecessor of doing “nothing” after learning of Russia’s meddling because he assumed Democratic...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 3:36 PM

Justice Kennedy staying for Supreme Court decisions on travel ban, religious liberty, gerrymandering, experts say

As the Supreme Court penciled a number of high-profile cases dealing with Trump’s travel ban, religious liberty and voter rights onto its calendar, some scholars think Justice Kennedy’s retirement rumors are likely to remain just that. The 80-year-old justice, who has often provided...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 2:20 PM

Possible active shooter at Redstone Arsenal US Army base in Alabama

Redstone Arsenal U.S. Army base in northern Alabama was on lockdown Tuesday afternoon because of a “possible active shooter,” the base announced on Twitter. Employees are sheltering in place at the Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama, and there are no confirmed injuries at this...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 1:09 PM

Czech Republic nuclear power plant hosts bikini contest to pick high schoolinterns

When it came time for a Czech nuclear power station to choose its summer interns, they decided to host a bikini contest. Czech power conglomerate CEZ couldn’t quite narrow down the pool of candidates, so they asked 10 female applicants to don swimwear and pose inside a cooling tower...

Monday, June 26, 2017, 6:56 PM

Russia recalls Sergey Kislyak, foreign diplomat at center of Trump campaign probe

Russia is recalling U.S. ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the diplomat at the center of the FBI probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. Though his exact end date has not been announced, Kislyak’s departure comes as Department...

Monday, June 26, 2017, 5:18 PM

Mike Pence officiates Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's secret wedding to Scottish actress

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tied the knot with movie star wife Louise Linton this weekend with Vice President Mike Pence officiating. The guest list was a who’s who of Washington with both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in attendance. Only Pence wasn’t ready...

Monday, June 26, 2017, 2:32 PM

Everyone thinks Justice Kennedy is going to retire

As Pride parades stepped off around the country Sunday, rumors that Justice Anthony Kennedy, an advocate for gay rights on the Supreme Court, might be retiring were swirling. The Supreme Court’s term ends next week with its last public session on Monday and some are speculating the 80-year-...

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10:01 PM

Trump accuses Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party of conspiring against BernieSanders

President Trump on Sunday accused former opponent Hillary Clinton of colluding with the Democratic Party to defeat Bernie Sanders in the primary. “Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders. Is she allowed to so collude? Unfair to Bernie!”...

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 9:34 PM

New York celebrates Pride: Photos

Rainbows, tutus and colorful flags took over Fifth Avenue on Sunday for New York City’s annual Pride March; this year, the LGBT march carried a distinct air of protest in addition to celebration. New York City is home to one of the oldest and largest LGBT pride demonstrations in the world....

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 6:46 PM

Stephen Colbert announces he might run for president on Russian TV

It might have been the vodka talking, but Stephen Colbert announced he’s considering running for president in 2020. After throwing back a few vodka shots — complete with pickle chasers — Colbert on Friday announced he was considering a presidential bid during an appearance on...

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 12:30 PM

President Trump and his staff are illegally deleting messages, lawsuit alleges

President Donald Trump and White House aides are breaking federal law by using encrypted messaging apps that keep their conversations off the public record, a federal lawsuit alleged Thursday. Two Washington watchdog groups have accused the Trump administration of destroying electronic...

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 8:01 PM

North Korea pays for lavish spending, missile program with black-market trade

Flashy cars, luxury ski vacations, state-of-the-art weaponry — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is living a life of luxury, but for millions in his country, blackouts and a lack of adequate food are their way of life. Despite international sanctions so tough they prompted Kim to warn his...

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:48 PM

President Trump says there are 'no tapes' of conversations with James Comey

President Donald Trump said Thursday he does not have any “tapes” of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, ending more than a month of speculation that the president had recorded their private conversations. “With all of the recently reported electronic...

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:41 PM

Senate healthcare bill: Everything you need to know

Senate Republicans revealed their secretive healthcare bill Thursday, unveiling a plan that would impose deep cuts to Medicaid, try to defund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and scale back tax credits for low- and middle-income Americans while slashing taxes on the nation’s...

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 2:09 PM

President Trump 'just doesn't want a poor person' in his cabinet

President Donald Trump said he’d prefer not to have a “poor person” in top economic positions in his administration during a 2020 campaign rally on Wednesday. Despite campaign promises to “drain the swamp” of special and elitist interests in politics, since taking...

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 11:30 AM

Steve Jobs nearly killed the iPhone

If Steve Jobs had his way, the iPhone and smartphones as we know them today might never have had their shot. The Apple CEO and visionary credited as the driving force behind many of the tech brand’s groundbreaking devices wasn’t initially sold on the iPhone, according to a new book...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 5:07 PM