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Extorted by Ransomware Gangs? The Payments May Be Tax-Deductible

As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI is doubling down on its guidance to affected businesses: Don't pay the cybercriminals. But the U.S. government also offers a little-noticed incentive for those who do pay: If you pay a ransom, it may be tax deductible. From a report, shared by a Slashdot reader: The Internal Revenue Service offers no formal guidance on ransomware payments, but multiple tax experts interviewed by the Associated Press said deductions of ransomeware payments as a cost of doing b...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Associated Press, Irs, Don, Slashdot, Internal Revenue Service


Tornado leaves trail of devastation in suburban Chicago

Associated Press CHICAGO — A tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple injuries, officials said. At least five people, including a woman who was in critical condition, were hospitalized in Naperville, where 16 homes were left “uninhabitable” and dozens of other homes were damaged when a tornado touched down after 11 p.m. Sunday, said city spokeswoman Linda LaCloche. More than 120 ...
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A Rural County's New Universal Basic Income Experiment - and the Case Against It

Amid worries that technological advances may someday eliminate jobs, the Associated Press reports on a new experimental universal basic income program in upstate New York: During the pilot program, funded by private donations, 100 county residents making less than $46,900 annually will get $500 a month for a year. The income threshold was based on 80% of the county's average median income, meaning it includes both the poor and a slice of the middle class — people who face financial stress but m...
Tags: New York, Tech, Associated Press, Henderson, Drake University, Stockton California, Stacia West, Heath Henderson, University of Tennessee College of Social Work


Iran opposition group says US and Western nations must take a different approach to dealing with country after the election of new president Ebrahim Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's new president waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station on June 18, 2021, on the day of the Islamic republic's presidential election Majid Saeedi/Getty Images Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner close to Iran's Supreme Leader, won the country's presidential election. His election was condemned by human rights groups for his involvement in mass executions in 1988. Iran's opposition party said the lack of voter turnout should send a mes...
Tags: Europe, Elections, France, US, International, Trends, Iran, New York Times, Middle East, Hassan Rouhani, Associated Press, Albania, Tehran, Khamenei, Guardian Council, Revolutionary Court


Robotic AI-Powered Ship Tries Retracing Mayflower's Voyage, Has to Turn Back (slashdot)

Check out this video footage of the sleek Mayflower 400 slicing through the water, hoping to retrace the historic 1620 journey of the famous ship which carried pilgrims to America. Unfortunately, unlike the real Mayflower, this robotic 21st-century doppelganger "had to turn back Friday to fix a mechanical problem," reports the Associated Press: Nonprofit marine research organization ProMare, which worked with IBM to build the autonomous ship, said it made the decision to return to base "to inve...
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The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay

By The Associated Press BOSTON — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. “We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least,” Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, director of transfusion medicine at UMass Memorial Health, told the Boston Globe. Periodic, localized blood shortages are not uncommon, but this shortage is “unprecedented in its scope,” said Dr. Claudia Cohn, chief medical officer for the Americ...
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The US sent 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan - more than triple it initially pledged - as it deals with an unexpected outbreak

In this photo released by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung, third from left, and Brent Christensen, the top U.S. official in Taiwan, fourth from left, hold up thank you cards as they welcome a China Airlines cargo plane carrying COVID-19 vaccines from Memphis. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control via AP The US on Sunday sent Taiwan 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, the AP reported. Previously, the US said it would send 750,000 vaccine dos...
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The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million. It’s a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimize the disease. Thousands gathered Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, waving flags reading “Get out Bolsonaro.” Other marchers hoisted posters reading: “500 thousand deaths. It’s his fault.” Similar marches took place in at least...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, London, France, China, Germany, Russia, Softbank, Africa, Uncategorized, US, America, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden


Correction: Las Vegas-Drought Versus Growth Story

In a story June 18, 2021, about a proposed land swap in the Las Vegas area aimed at balancing development and conservation, The Associated Press erroneously reported Marcie Henson's title.
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The Latest: Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll tops 500,000

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil said Saturday that more than 500,000 people in the country are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 2,000 daily deaths in recent days. Brazil’s reported death toll is second only to that of the U.S., where the number of lives lost has topped 600,000. Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga confirmed that the official death toll had passed 500,000. ...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, London, France, China, Germany, Russia, Softbank, Africa, Uncategorized, US, America, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden


Coronavirus live news: queues for jabs at English football grounds; Brazil expected to pass 500,000 deaths

Long queues develop at football grounds including West Ham’s London Stadium as UK government urges everyone over 18 to get vaccinatedThird wave of Covid ‘definitely under way’ in UK, says expertHow Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UKCovid jabs for billions of humans will earn makers billions of dollarsNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91See all our coronavirus coverage 5.31pm ...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, India, Society, World news, Afghanistan, United Nations, Brazil, Astrazeneca, West Ham, Associated Press, Vaccines and immunisation, Malawi, African Union, Milkha Singh


A replica of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' has been sold to a European collector for $3.4 million - 10 times its expected selling price

Leonardo da Vinci's world-famous "Mona Lisa" painting in the Louvre museum. Associated Press A copy of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" on Friday sold for $3.4 million. A European collector bought the replica via Christie's Auction House in Paris. The painting's longtime owner said it was the true "Mona Lisa." See more stories on Insider's business page. A replica of Leonardo da Vinci's world-famous "Mona Lisa" painting on Friday sold to a European collector for abo...
Tags: Art, News, International, Trends, Auctions, Paris, Christie's, Associated Press, Louvre, Mona Lisa, Christie, Da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci, Louvre Museum, Christie s Auction House, Weekend BI UK


Robotic AI-Powered Ship Tries Retracing Mayflower's Voyage, Has to Turn Back

Check out this video footage of the sleek Mayflower 400 slicing through the water, hoping to retrace the historic 1620 journey of the famous ship which carried pilgrims to America. Unfortunately, unlike the real Mayflower, this robotic 21st-century doppelganger "had to turn back Friday to fix a mechanical problem," reports the Associated Press: Nonprofit marine research organization ProMare, which worked with IBM to build the autonomous ship, said it made the decision to return to base "to inve...
Tags: America, Tech, Atlantic, Ibm, Associated Press, Cape Cod, Scilly, Isles, Provincetown, Plymouth England, Mayflower, Atlantic Read, Plymouth Massachusetts If


Take a look at some of the lakes in California that have been swallowed up by the 'megadrought'

Associated Press California has been hit by a "megadrought" that has dried up key reservoirs in the state. Entire lakes have shrunk exponentially, leaving yachts and docks beached on dry land. Nearly 95% of the state is experiencing "severe drought" and is susceptible to wild fires. See more stories on Insider's business page. California is facing its worst drought in over four years.Over 37 million people have already been impacted by the "megadrought" and nearly 95% of the state has...
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Correction: Juneteenth-Companies Story

In a story June 18, 2021, story about companies facing pressure to offer a paid day off for Juneteenth, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the CEO of Ichor Strategies.
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Keep private money out of election administration

State lawmakers may not be experts on everything, but there’s one subject on which their expertise is beyond question. State elected officials know a lot about state elections. They also know a lot about fundraising, and how much it costs to run an effective get-out-the-vote effort. They know about campaign finance laws, and contribution limits, and how hard it is to raise money. They know where their voters live, and where the other team’s voters live. So it’s interesting that a number of state...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Texas, California, Washington Post, Opinion, Washington, Barack Obama, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, House, Arizona


LA County watchdog accuses Sheriff’s Department of oversight defiance

In a blunt, sweeping letter released Friday, June 18, Inspector General Max Huntsman, the watchdog over the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, demanded the release of a litany of oversight information that he said the department has “significantly and intentionally impeded.” The demands, itemized in the 13-page letter to Sheriff Alex Villanueva dated June 15, chronicle what Huntsman alleges are more than two dozen instances over two years of the department’s defiance. They range from refus...
Tags: News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Commerce, Associated Press, Kobe Bryant, OIG, Lakers, Pomona, United States of America, Bryant, Huang, Board of Supervisors, Gianna


Hit by a ransomware attack? Your payment may be deductible

By Alan Suderman and Marcy Gordon | Associated Press WASHINGTON — As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI is doubling down on its guidance to affected businesses: Don’t pay the cybercriminals. But the U.S. government also offers a little-noticed incentive for those who do pay: The ransoms may be tax-deductible. The IRS offers no formal guidance on ransomware payments, but multiple tax experts interviewed by The Associated Press said deductions are usually allowed under law and established guidance....
Tags: Congress, Washington, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Associated Press, Biden, East Coast, Irs, Christopher Wray, U S Secret Service, The IRS, Eric Goldstein, Don Williamson, Alston Bird


Fierce Capitol attacks on police seen in body-cam videos

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | Associated Press Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole and tackling him to the ground. Federal judges ordered the release of the videos after media organizations, including The Associated Press, went to court to request that the Department of Justice provide access. The videos are being presented as evidence in p...
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Catholic Bishops took another step towards denying Biden from receiving communion while he supports abortion rights

US President Joe Biden departs Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Wilmington, Delaware on February 7, 2021. - President Joe Biden anticipates the US rivalry with China will take the form of "extreme competition" rather than conflict between the two world powers. Biden said in a CBS interview aired Sunday that he has not spoken with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping since he became US president. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Catholic Bishops voted to advance guidance that would reproa...
Tags: Politics, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Xi Jinping, Catholicism, New York Times, Catholic Church, Cbs, Associated Press, Catholic, Biden, Times


A major cruise line says its customers' private information may have been accessed during a data breach

Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship in March 2020. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Carnival Corp says a data breach in mid-March may have impacted its guests' and employees' personal data. The company's Carnival, Holland America, and Princess cruise lines were affected. Data like Social Security and passport numbers may have been accessed, the Associated Press reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Carnival Corp says its guests' and emplo...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Trends, Hack, Data Breach, Social Security, Associated Press, Carnival, Holland America, Carnival Cruises, Princess, Carnival Corp, Tech Insider, Carnival Holland America, Ransomware Attack, Cruise line


Casino Insider: Southern California casinos have made these changes over the last year of the pandemic

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now.   In this Monday, June 15, 2020 file photo, blackjack dealer Denise Lazos waits for players as she stands behind barrier of plexiglass during the public reopening of San Manuel Casino in Highland. (File photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) While the casinos have been up and running for a y...
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California Allows People To Search For Their Digital Record Of COVID-19 Vaccination

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California on Friday announced it will offer residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccination that they can use to access businesses or events that require proof of inoculation. The state’s public health and technology departments said the tool will allow Californians to access their record from the state’s immunization registry. It will show the same information as the paper cards issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to document coronavirus...
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STORY REMOVED: WI--Wisconsin-Drunken Driving

The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling striking down a state law that allowed for taking blood samples from suspected drunken drivers who are incapacitated because it incorrectly reported that the woman police say was driving in the case had been convicted.
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AP Source: Celtics' Walker, 16th Pick to Thunder for Horford

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Celtics have traded point guard Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City for forward Al Horford.
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Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas sends incendiary balloons

By Joseph Krauss | Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip late Thursday for a second time since a shaky cease-fire ended last month’s 11-day war. The strikes came after activists mobilized by Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers launched incendiary balloons into Israel for a third straight day. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the strikes, which could be heard from Gaza City. Israel also carried out airstrikes early Wednesday, targeting what it is sai...
Tags: Israel, Jerusalem, Sport, Soccer, Egypt, Gaza, West Bank, Associated Press, Hamas, Gaza Strip, Naftali Bennett, Palestinian Authority, JERUSALEM Israel, Nablus, GAZA CITY Gaza Strip, Palestinian Health Ministry


Feds: W. Virginia transgender athlete ban violates the law

By John Raby | Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Justice has slammed a new West Virginia law that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports, asserting in a court filing Thursday that the ban violates federal law. The department filed what is known as a statement of interest in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, its West Virginia chapter and LGBTQ interest group Lambda Legal challenging the ban. The DOJ said the law violates Title IX, which...
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Cal/OSHA Votes To Drop Workplace Mask Rule For Fully Vaccinated Workers

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California regulators have approved revised worksite pandemic rules that allow fully vaccinated employees the same freedoms as when they are off the job. The revised regulations adopted Thursday come after weeks of confusion. They conform with general state guidelines by ending most mask rules for people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus. The governor-appointed California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved them on a 5-1 vote. Gov. Gavin Newso...
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General ‘shocked’ by AP report on AWOL military guns

By Kristin M. Hall, James Laporta and Justin Pritchard | Associated Press Shocked by an Associated Press investigation into the loss and theft of military guns, the Pentagon’s top general signaled Thursday that he will consider a “systematic fix” to how the armed services keep account of their firearms. The AP’s investigation reported how some of the missing guns have been stolen and later used in violent street crimes, while many others have vanished without a clue from the military’s enormous ...
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Another victory at the Supreme Court for religious groups

By JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON (AP) — In another victory for religious groups at the Supreme Court, the justices on Thursday unanimously sided with a Catholic foster care agency that says its religious views prevent it from working with same-sex couples. The court said the city of Philadelphia wrongly limited its relationship with the group as a result of the agency’s policy. The ruling was specific to the facts of the case, sidestepping bigger questions about how to balance religious freedom and ...
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