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Feds anticipate ransomware attacks against schools could increase as new year begins

Feds anticipate ransomware attacks against schools could increase as new year begins

Geo Piatt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said in a new warning they anticipate ransomware attacks could increase as the new school year begins. “The FBI, CISA, and the MS-ISAC anticipate attacks may increase as the 2022/2023 school year begins and criminal ransomware groups perceive opportunities for…read more »

Hourslong power outage shuts down Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Hourslong power outage shuts down Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

DuKai photographer/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — A power outage shut down the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas’ capital city for hours on Wednesday morning, causing flight delays and road closures. The airport announced via Twitter shortly before 5 a.m. local time that teams were investigating an unresolved power outage in the Barbara Jordan Terminal, the airport’s…read more »

Baltimore latest among major cities experiencing contamination in water supply

Baltimore latest among major cities experiencing contamination in water supply

Tim Graham/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — Baltimore has become the latest major city to experience a water crisis involving contamination in the water supply. City officials have been urging residents to boil tap water for at least one minute after E. coli was discovered in West Baltimore at one sampled location on Friday and another two locations…read more »

Genealogy technology identifies killer of Michigan woman missing for 33 years

Genealogy technology identifies killer of Michigan woman missing for 33 years

GBI/Handout(NEW YORK) — Investigators in Georgia have used genealogy DNA testing to determine the killer of a Michigan woman who vanished more than three decades ago. Stacey Lyn Chahorski of Norton Shores, Michigan, was reported missing in January 1989. But it wasn’t until earlier this year that authorities confirmed through a new type of genealogy…read more »

Women speak out about safety while running after death of Memphis jogger

Women speak out about safety while running after death of Memphis jogger

Guido Mieth/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The dangers women face while simply going outside for a run are in the spotlight again after the death of Eliza “Liza” Fletcher, a teacher and mother of two who was abducted while on an early morning run in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, police said. The 34-year-old was last…read more »

‘Fat Leonard’ on the run days before sentencing: US Marshals

‘Fat Leonard’ on the run days before sentencing: US Marshals

kali9/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) — A former naval contractor who was convicted of bribing Navy officers with millions of dollars worth of lavish cigars, prostitutes and cash allegedly cut off his ankle monitor on Sunday and is now on the run, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Leonard Francis, also known as “Fat Leonard,” was…read more »

Teen curfew being enforced in DC-area county in response to ‘troubling’ rise in arrests

Teen curfew being enforced in DC-area county in response to ‘troubling’ rise in arrests

Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images(PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md.) — Officials in one Maryland county said they are going to temporarily enforce a state curfew for teens amid a “troubling” increase in juvenile arrests. Prince George’s County police officers have arrested an “eye-popping” 430 juveniles so far this year — more than double the number from this…read more »

3 hikers die in incidents in Utah, Arizona over holiday weekend

3 hikers die in incidents in Utah, Arizona over holiday weekend

Utah County Sheriff’s Office(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — Three hikers died and several were injured over the holiday weekend in Arizona and Utah. Several hikers in Arizona suffered heat exhaustion as excessive heat gripped the West Coast. A hiker in their 20s died and five others suffered heat emergencies while hiking a trail in Cave Creek, Arizona,…read more »