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Japan digital currency exchange hacked, losing $60 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:25pm

A Japanese digital currency exchange has been hacked, and 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) worth of cryptocurrencies are gone.

Women die in flooded van driven by South Carolina deputies

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:04pm

As South Carolina rivers overflowed from Florence's torrential rain, deputies taking two women to a mental health facility drove into floodwaters that engulfed their van and trapped the women inside, officials said Wednesday.

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Frank Bajak and Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:59pm

and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says.

Report: One-third of households struggle to pay energy bills

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:40pm

Nearly a third of U.S. households have trouble paying their energy bills, and the problem mainly impacts racial minorities, according to a report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration.

Abe's third term: A chance for constitutional change?

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:34pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected Thursday to a third term as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, paving the way for him to serve as prime minister for up to three more years. Key things to know about Abe and his policies:

Police: Motive unknown in Wisconsin office shooting

Todd Richmond and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:31pm

Authorities said they still don't know why an employee at a Wisconsin software company went to his office with a pistol and extra ammunition and began firing on his colleagues, seriously injuring several, before he was fatally shot by police.

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

Claire Galofaro and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:29pm

Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death.

Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's center

Jennifer Peltz and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:19pm

It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court.

Trump's tariffs put GOP candidates in a bind in rural areas

Kevin Freking and Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:15pm

In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy.

Ex-PM Najib Razak faces new corruption charges in Malaysia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:31pm

Malaysia's detained former Prime Minister Najib Razak will face at least two dozen fresh charges of abuse of power and money laundering over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund, police and the anti-graft agency said Thursday.

Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:29pm

Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday with narrow trading after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods received a muted reaction on Wall Street.

New Jersey takeover of Atlantic City may be ending soon

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:56pm

New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City's assets and major decision-making power may be coming to an end soon.

Southern California-Las Vegas train back on track after sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:41pm

A plan to build a high-speed train between Southern California and Las Vegas is back on track after a private rail company announced Wednesday it has taken over the project.

EEOC: Offensive behavior 'rife' in Homeland Security office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:49pm

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the Department of Homeland Security's investigative office in Virginia is "rife with offensive and racially hostile behavior."

Trump to nominate economist Nellie Liang for Fed board seat

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:35pm

President Donald Trump is set to nominate former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the central bank's board of governors, tapping an official who played a key role at the Fed in dealing with the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.

South Carolina TV plant says they are off Trump tariff list

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:47pm

A South Carolina television maker says it can stay open after President Donald Trump's administration took its parts off a tariff levied against China.

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Frank Bajak and Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:44pm

and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says.

U.S. senator says foreign agents are targeting senators' personal accounts, but Senate security hasn't defended them

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:40pm

U.S. senator says foreign agents are targeting senators' personal accounts, but Senate security hasn't defended them.

3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:33pm

Three young computer hackers whose "botnet" known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the internet two years ago have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and cybersecurity.