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Massive 5-year hack infiltrates US government, UN, IOC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Operation Shady RAT," a concerted effort by a single hacker or group of hackers, penetrated multiple U.S. government agencies, the United Nations, foreign governments and many technology companies and defense contractors, a McAfee report disclosed recently. More

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Research aims to improve firefighter tracking
The Associated Press via The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When New York City firefighters and police officers rushed into the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, their commanding officers on the street had little knowledge of where they were, the condition they were in or the best way for them to escape. Hundreds of emergency workers died when the twin towers collapsed, and the aftermath left safety officials looking for ways to improve communications. More

Central Falls bankruptcy driven by pensions casts shadow over Rhode Island
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Central Falls, R.I., whose motto is "a city with a bright future," has cast a shadow across the rest of the state by entering bankruptcy. Rhode Island's poorest city sought court protection recently after retirees failed to accept cuts in pensions and benefits. More

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Nuclear board split on time frame for safety changes
The Detroit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission pledged quick action on a task force report recommending sweeping safety changes for the U.S. nuclear industry. But commission members were divided on what that means. Three of the panel's five members said they don't believe they can vote on the full report within 90 days, as NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko has suggested. More

New York court: Transit authority immune from liability for murder of employee by husband    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, ruled that the New York City Transit Authority is immune from liability for a husband's attack on an employee in a restricted employee-only locker room, absent a special relationship between the Transit Authority and the employee. More

Philadelphia planning new response to latest teen mobs
The Associated Press via The Times Leader    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Top officials in Philadelphia have been huddling on ways to crack down on violence by teen mobs following a recent spree that left one man unconscious and another with his jaw wired shut. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said after a meeting recently that the police presence would be beefed up. More

National Night Out in Richmond, Calif.: Safety in numbers
San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The power of knowing your neighbors is all a matter of perspective, particularly in Richmond, Calif. There were neighborhood block parties for National Night Out in homes and on the streets, in parks and garages. They were all statements that knowing your neighbors can help to build safe communities. But the limits were on display, too. More

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