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Sunday, August 18, 2019

The chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) is demanding that President Trump either provide evidence to support his claim that he would have won New Hampshire's electoral votes in 2016 if not for voter fraud, or cease mentioning the claim. read more


Texas Department of Information Resources: Below is an update as of August 17, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m. central time.The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is leading the response to a ransomware attack against entities across Texas. Below is an update as of August 17, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m. central time. On the morning of August 16, 2019, more than 20 entities in Texas reported a ransomware attack. The majority of these entities were smaller local governments. Later that morning, the State Operations Center (SOC) was activated with a day and night shift. At this time, the evidence gathered indicates the attacks came from one single threat actor. Investigations into the origin of this attack are ongoing; however, response and recovery are the priority at this time. It appears all entities that were actually or potentially impacted have been identified and notified.
Twenty-three entities have been confirmed as impacted. Responders are actively working with these entities to bring their systems back online. The State of Texas systems and networks have not been impacted. read more


A massive fire has swept through a slum in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, leaving 50,000 people homeless About 15,000 homes were destroyed in the Chalantika slum late on Friday. Many homes had plastic roofs, which helped the flames to spread. No deaths have been reported, although several people were injured. read more


President Donald Trump drew so much attention this past week on matters ranging from wanting to buy Greenland to a supporter's weight problems, that it was easy to miss some of his more stinging remarks on trade. read more


Antonio Basco, overwhelmed by loneliness and grief after his wife, Margie Reckard, was slain in a mass shooting on Aug. 3, invited the El Paso community to attend her prayer service Friday night. The response shocked Basco, but probably not most El Pasoans. read more


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Michael Pruitt had no pulse for 20 minutes after he was electrocuted while holding a ladder on a job site three months ago. read more


"NO SCAN, NO PAY." Translation: Either attend (and "scan" your ID card to mark your attendance), or take the day off. "Those who are NOT in attendance will not receive overtime pay on Friday." read more


Lamplighter: Droogie decided his new vanity plate should read "NULL." ... Droogie's hope was that the new plate would exploit California's DMV ticketing system in a similar manner to the classic xkcd "Bobby Tables" cartoon. With any luck, the DMV's ticket database would see "NULL" and consign any of his tickets to the void. Unfortunately, the exact opposite happened. read more


Republicans and independents are losing faith in the economy at the steepest rates of Donald Trump's presidency, signaling more trouble for his efforts to make economic growth a centerpiece of his re-election campaign. read more


General Electric shares fell more than 13% Thursday after Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos targeted the conglomerate in a new report, accusing it of issuing fraudulent financial statements to hide the extent of its problems. read more


U.S. farmers lost one of their biggest customers after China officially cancelled all purchases of U.S. agricultural products, a retaliatory move following President Donald Trump's pledge to slap 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports. read more


A Tennessee Tea Partier claimed earlier this week he has a â"conceptual memory of being bornâ" â" he then went into graphic detail of the apparent memory right there on the state Senate floor. read more


A security screener at a New York airport is out of a job after slipping a note to a traveler that read: "you ugly." read more


Peter Fonda, son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda and father of Bridget Fonda has died at the age of 79. The family confirmed to People magazine that the actor died after suffering respiratory failure due to lung cancer. read more


Economists are starting to get pretty worried that the economy is heading for a recession. Paul Krugman does a good job of explaining why. read more


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