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WannaCry ‘hero’ pleads guilty to hacking charges

Marcus Hutchins, the British hacker who stopped one of the most destructive cyberattacks in the world, has taken a plea deal, admitting guilt in the US to unrelated hacking charges. Hutchins became a minor celebrity in May 2017, when he stopped the spread of WannaCry, a ransomware worm created by North Korea that had spread…MORE

Prosecutors want Maria Butina to serve 18 months, exceeding expectations

Prosecutors have gone beyond previous expectations to ask for 18 months of jail time for Maria Butina in a case where they’ve alleged scandalous actions — and had to walk back some of them — yet still accuse the Russian woman of seeking to hurt the US in her work as a foreign agent. “Activities…MORE

Welcome to the post-Mueller presidency

Donald Trump’s presidency — or at least his first term — will be measured this way: Before the Mueller Report (BMR) and After the Mueller Report (AMR). BMR ran from the start of Trump’s presidency — when the FBI investigation that would become special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe was already underway — until this past…MORE

How the Mueller investigation was hampered by encryption apps and disappearing messages

Robert Mueller and his team accumulated scores of communications over its nearly two year investigation — not just texts and emails, but also Apple iMessages, and messages from LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Yet the special counsel’s investigation was hampered at times by some of the most commonly prescribed methods that privacy advocates say people should…MORE

Armed Mexican troops question American soldiers on US side of border

Two US soldiers were questioned by Mexican troops earlier this month while conducting a surveillance operation on the US side of the southern border, two US defense officials tell CNN. “On April 13, 2019, at approximately 2 p.m. CDT, five to six Mexican military personnel questioned two U.S. Army soldiers who were conducting border support…MORE

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Kanye West debuts new song ‘Water’ during Sunday Service at Coachella

Kanye West blessed fans with a new song during his Sunday Service set at Coachella. “This a new joint right here, it’s called ‘Water,’” West said as he transitioned from the Gospel rendition of his hit “All Falls Down.” Def Jam Recordings was also live tweeting during West’s set and said “New Song” with the…

Lizzo is the musical artist you need to hear right now

If you’re not familiar with Lizzo yet, you’ll be hearing a lot more about her soon. The singer and rapper released her new album “Cuz I Love You” Friday, and it’s quickly climbed the charts alongside artists like BeyoncĂ©. That shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows a thing or two about the “Juice” singer, who also…

Prince’s 5 best-selling albums

When Prince died on April 21, 2016, he left behind an extensive catalog which could not to be confined to a single genre. His singular sound, which combined elements of rock, jazz, R&B, funk and pop, was as identifiable as the artist himself. As a solo artist and performing as Prince & the Revolution, he…

Singer Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney from the Black Keys are married

Michelle Branch and Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney got married Saturday. The Grammy-winning singer confirmed the couple’s New Orleans marriage in an Instagram post. They are parents to a son, Rhys James Carney, and Branch has a daughter, Owen, from a previous relationship. Click here to read full story »