NBC canceled plans to go forward with a Bill Cosby project as new sexual assault allegations involving the 77-year-old comedian have surfaced.
The cancellation comes one day after Netflix decided to postpone a late November premiere of a Cosby comedy special. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The acting director of the Secret Service is warning lawmakers of “potentially dire consequences” from lowered morale and operational security at the agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like other HealthCare.gov customers, immigrants are relieved that the government’s health insurance website is working fairly well this year. They’re baffled, though, by what looks like an obvious lapse: There is no clear way to upload a copy of their green card, the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents and therefore entitled to benefits under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
As Ferguson, Missouri, awaits a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the police officer who shot teenager Michael Brown in August, Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and instituted a council of local leaders and law enforcement to address tensions. Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Danielle Belton of Clutch Magazine Online and Susan McGraugh of Saint Louis University. Continue reading
From Home Depot to the State Department, reports of large-scale cyber attacks have come with increasing frequency. As holiday season approaches, retailers are on the lookout for security breaches. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Brian Krebs, author of “Spam Nation,” about who’s behind these attacks and how to prevent them. Continue reading
Brian Krebs has uncovered many of the major data breaches that have made headlines recently, including the one on Target last year that compromised tens of millions of credit cards. He is a former Washington Post reporter who now runs the site Krebs on Security. He has also written a book, out today, called, “Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime — From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door.” Continue reading
Beginning next year, New York City residents may no longer have to search for a hotspot. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week plans to replace the city’s phone booths with new Wi-Fi hot spot kiosks complete with keypads to make calls on, charging stations and tablets. Continue reading
The Archdiocese of Chicago is transferring powers today to Blase Cupich, a humble bishop from Spokane, Washington. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Francis George in September and surprised many by appointing Cupich instead of several others in more … Continue reading
Throughout the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, all kinds of things — batteries, paint, plastic, electronics, even whole vehicles — were disposed of in so-called “burn pits” by the U.S. military. Some veterans have filed a class action lawsuit against a defense contractor claiming toxic smoke from burning waste caused lung disease and cancer. Hari Sreenivasan and NewsHour producer Dan Sagalyn report. Continue reading