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Feds: Russian cyber spies exploiting unpatched routers

The U.S. has warned that Russian hackers may be exploiting people’s routers. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)  (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu) Your old internet router may be the perfect spy tool for the Kremlin. On Monday, the US and UK ...

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What the heck are these 520-million-year-old blobs? Experts can’t agree.

A new study says these blobs definitely aren’t brains.  (Liu J. et al./Proceedings of the Royal Society B) Here’s a brainteaser: Do the 520-million-year-old fossils of an ancient, bug-like creature actually show a silhouette of its brains? Or are these blobby shapes in its head merely fossilized bacteria? According to a new study, the fossilized structures in the Cambrian-period creature’s ...

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Boston College professor offers extra credit for students to go on dates

Boston College philosophy professor Kerry Cronin is known as the “dating professor.”  (Boston College/ YoutTube) A Boston College philosophy professor—known as the “dating professor”—offers extra credit to her students who (while sober) ask someone out on a date, go out on that said date and have no physical contact. The Washington Post reported on Monday that Professor Kerry Cronin said ...

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South Carolina prison riot leaves several dead; witness says he saw bodies stacked on top of each other

A riot spurred over money, territory and contraband at one of South Carolina’s most dangerous prisons left seven inmates dead and 17 others injured, a South Carolina prisons director said Monday. Lee Correctional Institution in Bisthopville, 55 miles east of Columbia, was secured at around 2:55 a.m., nearly eight hours after multiple fights broke out in three housing units Sunday ...

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5 rookie mistakes to avoid when cooking steak

Do you know your way around a choice cut of beef?  (iStock) There’s nothing quite like a juicy cut of beef to celebrate a birthday, holiday or the end of a long week, and a pepper-crusted ribeye or tender flank steak does just the trick. But if you’re among the home cooks who are hesitant to make steak, have no fear. Many folks who ...

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Politicians lead show of support for Barbara Bush on Twitter

Barbara Bush, pictured in 2013, has been treated for decades for Graves’ disease.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) Lawmakers from across the political spectrum led tributes to former first lady Barbara Bush Sunday after a spokesman announced the 92-year-old was in “failing health.” The @SenateGOP Twitter account sent out the message: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the former First ...

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Spring blizzard pounds Midwest; flights canceled, deaths reported

Colleen Streefland brushes snow and ice off her vehicle in Rochester, Minn., April 14, 2018.  (Associated Press) Amid a spring blizzard in the Midwest that prompted hundreds of flights to be canceled Saturday, one runway has reopened at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, officials said Sunday. A total of 469 flights had been canceled at the Minnesota airport alone, airport spokesman ...

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Millennial newlyweds are ditching honeymoons for ‘many-moons’

Many millennial couples are ditching traditional week long honeymoons in favor of shorter, more frequent trips.  (iStock) After saying “I do,” many millennial newlyweds are favoring a few “many-moon” vacations instead of traditional honeymoon. Between their sense of adventure and career-focused lifestyles, a few quick getaways through the first year of marriage are both more exciting and practical than a ...

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