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Teen gets 6 months for smuggling Bengal tiger cub into US

A California teen has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling in a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico

You Could Buy Michelangelo's Villa (if You Have…

If you’ve got $9 million burning a hole in your pocket, you could buy a Tuscan farmhouse once owned by Michelangelo. Buzz60's Josh King has more.

Kate Middleton Might've Worn A Green Dress To The…

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a dark-green gown to the BAFTAs, and social media users on Twitter expressed their disappointment.

Trump Tells Jeff Sessions To Try To Ban Bump…

A bump stock was used by the shooter in Las Vegas in October.

The Winter Olympics Are Here

Catch live coverage of the Winter Olympics on NBCUniversal Networks. Watch now!

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Stephen King in tweet slams congressman as "NRA sweetheart"

Author Stephen King is calling a Maine congressman an "NRA sweetheart" for receiving thousands of dollars from the gun rights advocacy group

Serena Williams Calls for Action After Scary…

Serena Williams nearly died after her daughter was born via emergency C-section last year; a pulmonary embolism "sparked a slew of health complications that I am lucky to have survived," the tennis star writes for CNN . Living through the experience made Williams realize even though it was terrifying, she's one...

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow…

A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in Nebraska

3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over…

3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural resources and contaminated groundwater by disposing of chemicals over decades, attorneys announced Tuesday

GOP candidate defends campaign's AR-15 giveaway

Kansas congressional candidate Tyler Tannahill defends continuing his campaign's AR-15 giveaway in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, saying, "I do support the Second Amendment in the hard times and the bad."

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than…

Insiders say the U.S. indictment against the St. Petersburg troll farm only scratches the surface of the agency's zany, ambitious operations _ and glosses over just how unconvincing some of its stunts could be

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes Headway in DC

Elon Musk's dream of building a hyperloop that can move people between Washington, DC, and New York City in 29 minutes may be a small step closer to becoming a distant reality. A Nov. 29 permit issued by DC's Department of Transportation allows Musk's Boring Company to dig at an...

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Judge declares mistrial in Philadelphia mob boss fraud case

A judge has declared a mistrial at the New York City racketeering trial of a notorious Philadelphia mob boss

All charges dropped in case of toppled…

North Carolina prosecutors say they're dropping all charges against the last 5 people accused in case of Confederate statue toppled last summer

Millennials Have The Most Patience For Bad…

In the battle between who can keep their cool the longest, Millennials came out on top.

What Do The BAFTA Winners Say About The Upcoming…

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won five of the top honors at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts movie awards.

Mass Shootings Bring Communities Of Tragedy…

After shootings, some members of communities that have faced similar tragedies reach out.

Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in…

Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others

Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower…

Latest Trump administration health care idea: less insurance for lower premiums

The Latest: California winter now third driest on record

State water officials postpone vote on new water wasting restrictions as winter reaches third-driest on record

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Medical implants could be a future target for…

As the technology that powers medical implants grows more and more complex, researchers warn that they could become a prime target for cybersecurity intrusions. A new paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology focuses on the potential risk of medical implants like pacemakers to be hacked by individuals seeking to cause trouble. The study brings some good news, but also urges caution in the design of future medical devices. At the moment, the vast majority of medical implants are "dumb," meaning that they have limited remote connectivity and cannot be accessed or altered by a would-be hacker. However, some newer implants feature remote monitoring features that allow doctors to keep an eye on a patient's wellbeing without requiring them to visit a clinic, and it's features like those which could offer a gateway for bad actors wishing to do harm. "True cybersecurity begins at the point of designing protected software from the outset, and requires the integration of multiple stakeholders, including software experts, security experts and medical advisors," Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy MD, of the University of Kansas Hospital, and co-author of the paper, explains. The doctor's urgency for forward-looking security features is shared by many in the medical community, as well as the patients themselves. The risks of a potentially hackable medical implant are huge. Medical devices that can have their settings tweaked remotely are obviously the most serious targets, but even implants which simply relay information could be at risk of exploits that would drain their batteries, leaving patients vulnerable. However, while the theoretical dangers are many, doctors have yet to see any widespread issues pop up in real-world scenarios. "The likelihood of an individual hacker successfully affecting a cardiovascular implantable electronic device or being able to target a specific patient is very low," Lakkireddy notes. "A more likely scenario is that of a malware or ransomware attack affecting a hospital network and inhibiting communication." Looking to the future, the paper urges researchers and medical professionals to demonstrate extreme caution in the design and implementation of medical systems that could be remotely accessed. The danger may not be serious yet, but as more and more medical implants embrace wireless diagnostic and tracking features they will almost certainly become a larger target.

Late-Night Uber Eats Delivery Ends With Dead…

An Uber Eats driver claims he was acting in self-defense when he killed a customer during his first week on the job. Robert Bivines, 36, arrived at the Atlanta condominium of 30-year-old Ryan Thornton around 11:30pm Saturday after a $27 food order was placed at Tin Lizzy's through the...

After School Shootings, Russian Bots Hijacked Gun…

For Russia-linked Twitter accounts and bots linked to Russian propaganda campaigns, last week's horrific school shooting in Florida was just another opportunity to sow division among Americans, security researchers say. Within an hour of the shooting, hundreds of automated Twitter accounts with suspected Russian links began sending out tweets with...