News archive from 27 April 2013

Cyberattackers hack into LivingSocial, 50 million customers impacted

Cyberattackers hack into LivingSocial, 50 million customers impacted

LivingSocial, the daily deals site owned in part by Amazon, has suffered a massive cyberattack on its computer systems, according to officials at the company.The breach has impacted 50 million customers of the Washington, D.C.-based company, who will...

 

Authority backers say study validates their push

The two North Carolina lawmakers who introduced legislation to create an authority to run Charlotte Douglas International Airport said Friday they would consider changes in light of a consultant's study, but said their push to remove the airport from...

 

Leesburg commissioner questions whether Bikefest has become too racy

Sun-bronzed women in teeny bikinis, leather miniskirts and skin-tight tube tops have become as much a fixture at Leesburg's annual Bikefest as the motorcycles that jam Main Street. Leesburg native Thom Weekly likes to stroll down Main Street, where...

 

Michelle Singletary: The cure for re-fi envy

Do you have refinance envy? Come on, admit it. You've been at an event or having lunch with co-workers and someone brags about the interest rate she just got by refinancing her mortgage. You stay silent, grieving that you can't take advantage of the...

 

Tom Hudson: What will the Fed do next?

There is little that is riveting about a cost-benefit analysis. Still, we perform them all the time without applying such an formal academic-sounding name to it. If I have a cup of coffee after 4 p.m., will I be able to go to sleep at a reasonable...

 

Make that refund count

What would you do if you got a check in the mail for $2,800? According to the Internal Revenue Service, that is the average tax refund amount this year. While it may be tempting to blow the whole sum on a fancy vacation or high-tech toys, financial...

 

FIU's Cyprien 1st pick of 2nd round

NEW YORK -- With several big names available, Jacksonville went to a lesser program for an unpublicized player to open the second round of the NFL draft Friday night: safety Johnathan Cyprien of Florida International. Cyprien was a standout in the Sun...

 

Lions take Mississippi State CB Darius Slay in second round

Allen Park - The Lions, after once again watching three players they had some interest in get drafted ahead of them, selected cornerback Darius Slay from Mississippi State with their second round pick.Slay, just a shade under 6-0, 192 pounds, ran a...

 
FIU's Cyprien 1st pick of 2nd round

FIU's Cyprien 1st pick of 2nd round

NEW YORK -- With several big names available, Jacksonville went to a lesser program for an unpublicized player to open the second round of the NFL draft Friday night: safety Johnathan Cyprien of Florida International. Cyprien was a standout in the Sun...

 
Syrian rebels call on world to put words to action

Syrian rebels call on world to put words to action

BEIRUT Syrian opposition groups called Friday for international action after the Obama administration said U.S. intelligence indicates President Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons. The government likened the accusation to false U.S....

 
Syrian rebels call on world to put words to action

Syrian rebels call on world to put words to action

BEIRUT -- Syrian opposition groups called Friday for international action after the Obama administration said U.S. intelligence indicates President Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons. The government likened the accusation to false U.S....

 

George Jones was the voice of heartbreak

To get a full sense of country singer George Jones, who died Friday at age 81, it's important to understand the workings of his complicated, admittedly troubled heart. The engine of his remarkable talent, it powered Jones to transform well-crafted...

 
Country legend George Jones dies at 81

Country legend George Jones dies at 81

He was The Possum. He was No Show Jones. But most of all, he was The Voice. George Jones' elastic baritone, rich like churned butter, soaked in bourbon and so expressive it influenced countless country stars, went silent Friday. Jones, 81, died in a...

 

Perry disgusted by cartoon depicting explosion

AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Rick Perry is expressing "disgust and disappointment" after a California newspaper ran a cartoon depicting him boasting about business booming in Texas just before a major explosion. The cartoon in The Sacramento Bee...

 

Consider one-time pass for universal teacher pay hikes

In January, Gov. Rick Scott dangled something more tempting than a shiny apple before Florida teachers. He declared that all classroom teachers, after a long drought, deserved a $2,500 raise. Eventually, the House and Senate agreed to match the $480...

 

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