News archive from 14 January 2015, page 16

Eight all-time great hacking movies

Eight all-time great hacking movies

SAN FRANCISCO -- The cybercrime movie Blackhat opens Friday. It features Chris Hemsworth as a furloughed convict on the hunt for a cybercrime network bent on crippling the international banking network, aided by American and Chinese police. The title...

 

Former Petrobras executive held in Brazil corruption probe

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian authorities on Wednesday arrested another former executive of the state-run oil company Petrobras as a landmark probe into the nation's biggest known corruption scandal continues to expand. Along with former Petrobras...

 

France to pull 1,200 troops from Central African Republic

ABOARD THE CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRCRAFT CARRIER France's president says the country will withdraw 1,200 troops from the Central African Republic by autumn now that U.N. peacekeepers are deployed. The French presence will be reduced from 2,000 to 800...

 

5 takeaways from Wells Fargo's 4th-quarter results

Wells Fargo said Wednesday its profit in the fourth quarter rose from the same quarter a year ago, even as the country's largest home lender continued to deal with a slowdown in its mortgage business. The San Francisco-based lender reported earning...

 

Defense lawyers cry foul over rule change requiring war court judges to move to Guantánamo

Lawyers for the alleged planner of the USS Cole bombing filed a motion Tuesday accusing senior Pentagon officials of unlawfully meddling in the Saudi prisoner’s coming death-penalty tribunal by ordering the judge to move to...

 

Video: Kurt Busch's ex Patricia Driscoll is a 'Pocket Commando'

As the case of alleged domestic violence involving NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and ex girlfriend Patricia Driscoll continued this week, Busch told the court Driscoll is a trained assassin. "Everybody on the outside can tell me I'm crazy, but I lived...

 

Gov. Haley: 'My dreams for South Carolina know no bounds'

COLUMBIA, S.C. Republican Gov. Nikki Haley says South Carolina has surged economically since she took office four years ago but much work remains. The Bamberg County native says in her second inaugural address Wednesday that she dreams of a day when...

 
Voices: Why Fidel's death would unlikely topple regime

Voices: Why Fidel's death would unlikely topple regime

MIAMI — The latest "Fidel Castro is dead" rumors that roared through Cuba over the past week appear, like many before them, to have been proven false. The most recent flurry seems to have been sparked by the death of the son of a Kenyan...

 

Report: Detained Washington Post journalist indicted in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran Iran's official news agency is quoting a prosecutor saying a detained Washington Post journalist has been indicted and will stand trial. The official IRNA news agency quoted Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi on Wednesday saying...

 
Boko Haram emerges as brutal Islamic State of Africa

Boko Haram emerges as brutal Islamic State of Africa

Boko Haram, with its chilling brutality, radical Islamic ideology and unstoppable seizure of Nigerian territory is quickly emerging as the Islamic State of Africa. While much of the world has focused on the terror attacks in Paris and the Islamic...

 
Notre Dame's Zach Auguste out with academic issue

Notre Dame's Zach Auguste out with academic issue

Notre Dame forward Zach Auguste will miss Wednesday night's game at Georgia Tech while dealing with an academic matter on campus, a person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. Auguste remains enrolled in school and is...

Usa Today, 13:51 in Sport
 
Navalny says he pays back Russia for house-arrest bracelet

Navalny says he pays back Russia for house-arrest bracelet

MOSCOW Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny says he has paid the state for the electronic bracelet that he cut off to protest his house arrest. Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner and vehement foe of President Vladimir Putin, was...

 
Lindsey Vonn's record chase resumes at track she loves

Lindsey Vonn's record chase resumes at track she loves

Lindsey Vonn's quest to become the most decorated female skier in World Cup history shifts to Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, where she seeks one victory to tie Annemarie Moser-Proell's longstanding benchmark of 62 wins. Considering Vonn's track record in...

Usa Today, 14:05 in Sport
 
'Paddington' leaves a warm and fuzzy feeling

'Paddington' leaves a warm and fuzzy feeling

The marmalade-loving bear from "darkest Peru" takes a charming cinematic adventure in the whimsical Paddington. Based on the beloved children's books by Michael Bond, Paddington's journey from South America to London is just droll enough for...

 
JPMorgan profit falls, hit by legal costs and lower trading

JPMorgan profit falls, hit by legal costs and lower trading

NEW YORK JPMorgan Chase reported a 7 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday, hit by more legal costs and a drop in trading revenue. JPMorgan, which is the biggest U.S. bank by assets, said it earned $4.93 billion, or $1.19 a share, for the...

 

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