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Equifax breach has broad consequences, important lessons

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WASHINGTON -- For as many as 143 million consumers whose personal data was stolen in the breach of the Equifax credit bureau, here's how criminals might take advantage:

They might try to buy a gun in your name. Or get a second mortgage on your house. They could lease a car by impersonating you, and crash it. They might steal your tax refund ...Read more

Kushner used private email for some White House communications

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NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner used a personal email account in addition to his White House one to communicate with other White House officials, his lawyer said.

Kushner used the private email address to send fewer than 100 emails to other White House aides between January and August, Kushner's ...Read more

White House announces new travel restrictions, replacing previous ban

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WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration announced a new ban Sunday on most travel to the U.S. by nationals of seven countries, including North Korea and six in the Mideast and North Africa.

The new order replaces the much-disputed travel ban that President Donald Trump issued in March, parts of which were blocked in court. That order, a revision...Read more

One killed, several injured in California prison riot

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One inmate was killed and others were injured in a riot that erupted Sunday morning at the California Men's Colony prison northwest of San Luis Obispo, officials said.

The riot broke out shortly before 11 a.m. and involved more than 160 inmates at the medium-security yard in the East Facility, prison officials said. Guards intervened "...Read more

Republican bill will offer young immigrants citizenship after 'extreme vetting'

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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., will introduce a bill Monday that would provide a path to citizenship for as many as 2.5 million young undocumented immigrants, but one that is long and would involve "extreme vetting."

Tillis and co-sponsor James Lankford, R-Okla., will pitch the plan –– which they call a "conservative Dream Act" –...Read more

Yiannopoulos speaks at Berkeley campus, but not for long

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BERKELEY, Calif. -- Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was greeted by dozens of counterprotesters Sunday as he arrived on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, campus for what turned out to be a very brief speech.

Yiannopoulos and his entourage showed up shortly after noon at Sproul Plaza on campus and were jeered by a ...Read more

Rescuers aren't giving up in search for earthquake survivors in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY –– As officials turn their focus to rebuilding, rescuers continued to search for survivors in the remnants of collapsed buildings five days after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico, killing at least 319 people.

In Mexico City, rescuers Sunday continued to dig through the ruins of collapsed buildings, including at an office ...Read more

'No Progress' in NAFTA talks, Canadian labor leader says

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OTTAWA, Ontario -- The head of Canada's largest private-sector union said there's been "no progress" in North American Free Trade Agreement talks and that he expects the U.S., Mexico and Canada to eventually abandon them.

The U.S. hasn't presented detailed written proposals at the third round of talks being held in Ottawa, Jerry Dias said ...Read more

Merkel wins 4th term as German chancellor but far right gains foothold in government

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BERLIN -- Angela Merkel won a fourth term as German chancellor in a federal election that lifted a far-right party into parliament for the first time since the immediately after World War II, according to exit polls that point to growing polarization in Europe's biggest economy.

Merkel's Christian Democrat-led bloc took 32.5 percent to defeat ...Read more

Treasury secretary defends Trump's rhetoric on North Korea

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WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin defended President Donald Trump's way of dealing with North Korea, insisting Sunday that heated rhetorical exchanges with reclusive despot Kim Jong Un were not making a volatile situation more dangerous.

"This is not about personalities; this is not personal," Mnuchin said on ABC.

For the past ...Read more

North Korea's nuclear weapons are deterring US first strike, Russian official says

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MOSCOW -- North Korea's possession of nuclear weapons is preventing the U.S. from launching a first strike against the rogue nation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday.

"The Americans won't strike because they know for sure -- rather than suspect -- that it has atomic bombs," Lavrov said on Russia's NTV television. "I'm not ...Read more

Latest target of North Korean hackers: bitcoin exchange platforms

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WASHINGTON -- Broadening their criminal repertoire, North Korean hackers are seeking to loot exchange platforms for bitcoins and other digital currencies, a researcher for the cybersecurity firm FireEye says.

Luke McNamara, a senior cyberthreat intelligence analyst with the Milpitas, Calif., firm, said the hackers targeted three bitcoin ...Read more