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Nation May 08Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack
Colonial Pipeline did not say what was demanded or by whom, but ransomware attacks are typically carried out by criminal hackers who seize data and demand a large payment in order to release it.
World Apr 20Suspected Chinese hackers spied on U.S., European targets
A prominent cybersecurity firm says suspected state-backed Chinese hackers exploited widely used networking devices to spy for months on dozens of high-value government, defense industry and financial sector targets in the U.S. and Europe.
Nation Feb 19Massive breach fuels calls for U.S. action on cybersecurity
U.S. officials are scrambling to reinforce the nation’s cyber defenses following a sweeping hack that may have exposed government and corporate secrets to Russia.
Nation Feb 10Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped U.S. water plants
Suspicious incidents are usually chalked up to mechanical or procedural errors, but experts say they occur more often than the public is told and many go unreported to protect reputations, customer trust — and revenues.
Politics Sep 24Health officials seek to block Trump rally in Virginia
But it's unlikely to make a difference, as the Trump campaign has routinely flouted public health guidelines intended to halt the spread of COVID-19.
Politics Jun 17Virginia governor to propose Juneteenth as state holiday
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that he’s making Juneteenth — a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. — an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital…
Nation Jun 03WATCH: After protests, Virginia governor orders removal of Lee statue
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue.
Nation Jun 02How governors are responding to Trump’s request to send National Guard troops to D.C.
Some governors are balking at President Donald Trump's request to send National Guard troops to Washington, D.C., for a massive militarized show of force in the nation's capital after several days of violent protests.
Politics Jun 01LISTEN: Trump tells governors they are ‘weak,’ urges crackdown on protests
Trump spoke to governors on a video teleconference that also included law enforcement and national security officials, telling the state leaders they “have to get much tougher."…
Politics Apr 16WATCH: White House offers governors a road map for pandemic recovery
The new guidelines are aimed at easing restrictions in areas with low transmission of the coronavirus, while holding the line in harder-hit locations.