By David Henry and Jim Finkle NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co is warning some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who attacked its network in July. The cards were issued for corporations to pay employees and for government agencies to issue tax refunds, unemployment compensation and other benefits. JPMorgan said on Wednesday it detected that its web servers used by its site www.ucard.chase.com had been breached in the middle of September. Bank spokesman Michael Fusco said that in the months since the breach was discovered the bank has been investigating to find out exactly which accounts were involved and what pieces of information could have been taken.
By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp pledged late Wednesday to fight in court against any attempt by U.S. intelligence agencies to seize its foreign customers' data under American surveillance laws, one of a series of steps aimed at reassuring nervous users abroad. The maker of the world's most popular computer operating system said it had never turned over any such data under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and did not believe that authorities are entitled to the information if it is stored abroad. "We are committing contractually to not turning it over without litigating that issue," Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith said in an interview with Reuters. Smith also said that Microsoft would dramatically increase the amount of encryption it uses for internal traffic, following similar moves by Google Inc and Yahoo Inc in the wake of reports that the National Security Agency had tapped into their facilities overseas without oversight by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: U.S. President Barack Obama. At a meeting with youth on Wednesday to promote his landmark healthcare law, Obama said he is not allowed to have Apple's smart phone, the iPhone, for "security reasons," though he still uses Apple's tablet computer, the iPad. Apple was one of several tech companies that may have allowed the National Security Agency (NSA) direct access to servers containing customer data, according to revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Obama fought to keep his BlackBerry after coming to the White House in 2009, though he said only 10 people have his personal email address.
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The agency that oversees development in the San Francisco Bay in California has begun a formal investigation into the construction of a secretive Google Inc barge on an island in the bay. The probe, which began in the past week, will examine what permits are needed to build the barge and whether the owners of the Treasure Island pier where the vessel is moored have the proper permits, said Larry Goldzband, the executive director of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. "We want to make sure that the permits that are used by the owners of the pier actually allowed for construction to happen," Goldzband told Reuters on Wednesday, referring to what he described as "a preliminary and formal enforcement investigation." Google officials informed Goldzband in a recent meeting that they are in the process of making changes to the barge's design which have been requested by the U.S. Coast Guard. Jason Tama, a Coast Guard commander, said he could not comment on any specific cases, but noted that it was standard practice for the Coast Guard to inspect new construction to ensure that safety, security and environmental protection regulations are met.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said on Wednesday that he has filed a shareholder proposal with Apple for a much smaller stock buyback plan than he has advocated previously, as he continued to pressure Apple to share more of its cash pile. "Gave $AAPL notice we'll be making a precatory proposal to call for vote to increase buyback program, although not at $150 billion level," Icahn said in a tweet. CNBC said Icahn's plan calls for a $50 billion buyback program. Icahn had been urging Apple to buy back $150 billion worth of shares.
Security experts have uncovered a trove of some 2 million stolen passwords to websites including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo from Internet users across the globe. Researchers with Trustwave's SpiderLabs said they discovered the credentials while investigating a server in the Netherlands that cyber criminals use to control a massive network of compromised computers known as the "Pony botnet." The company told Reuters on Wednesday that it has reported its findings to the largest of more than 90,000 websites and Internet service providers whose customers' credentials it had found on the server. The data includes more than 326,000 Facebook Inc accounts, some 60,000 Google Inc accounts, more than 59,000 Yahoo Inc accounts and nearly 22,000 Twitter Inc accounts, according to SpiderLabs.
The radioactive material hijacked in a Mexico truck heist has been recovered and, although the two gunmen remain on the run, officials believe they won't have long to live. The abandoned cobalt-60 was found removed from its casing about 25 miles from where it was stolen, according to The Washington Post, meaning that the men responsible will likely have been exposed to a material described by the International Atomic Energy Agency as "extremely dangerous." "The people who handled it will have severe problems with radiation," says Mardonio Jimenez of Mexico’s nuclear safety commission. "They will, without a doubt, die." The discovery of the truck and cobalt-60 brings to an end a two-day hunt across six Mexican states, with authorities worried that the thieves might have been looking to create a dirty bomb.
Plex might be a straggler in the iOS 7 app update parade, but as they say: better late than never. The refreshed app comes with a new look for Apple's latest mobile platform, but since it retains most of the old interface's elements, you can't exactly call it a complete overhaul. Other than this mostly skin-deep change, this release also brings a new video player, an "improved music player" and the ability to sniff out URLs from the clipboard for queuing to its myPlex cloud-synced platform.
The NSA / PRISM / MUSCULAR scandal sparked by Edward Snowden's leaks stained many tech companies, and tonight Microsoft has laid out several plans it hopes will convince customers (particularly non-US businesses and foreign governments) they're safe using its ...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans have been scrambling for dollars for weeks, taking refuge in the greenback as their own currency is in free fall. Rather than address the economic imbalances behind the bolivar's plunge, the government is going after the bearers of the bad news — it's taking down websites people use to track exchange rates on the black market.
Barack Obama was a BlackBerry addict even before he became President of the United States, but these days he may not have a choice. "I'm not allowed for security reasons to have an iPhone," he quipped today, in a speech promoting Obamacare to a youth audience attending a summit at The White House. Originally, Obama wouldn't even have had a BlackBerry if the NSA had its way in 2009.
It looks as though hackers have managed to swipe user names and passwords from some of the world’s biggest social networking and email platforms… again. Per CNN, security firm Trustwave claims that hackers have stolen more than 2 million Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo user names and passwords through malicious keylogging software that’s been installed in an unknown number of computers. Facebook users have been the biggest victims of the malware so far, as an estimated 318,000 Facebook accounts have been compromised so far along with 70,000 Google-related accounts, 60,000 Yahoo accounts and 22,000 Twitter accounts. Trustwave says that it’s notified all affected companies about the security breach.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan by the New Zealand government to upgrade the country's notoriously slow Internet service has hit a snag after accountants confirmed the main contractor is facing financial problems.
The National Telecommunication & Information Administration (NTIA) on Tuesday announced that it plans to hold a variety of meetings next year, starting in early February, to discuss the use of facial recognition technology in modern devices. The NTIA will also look to develop a “voluntary, enforceable code of conduct that specifies how the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights applies” for the technology. Facial recognition features are already officially available in various gadgets including Android devices, the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, and unofficially on wearable devices including Google Glass. A patent describing the use of such technology for log in purposes on iPhone, iPad and Mac has been recently awarded to Apple. However, the Obama administration worries about
Do you love going out for jalapeño poppers but hate the human interaction it always requires? Applebee's apparently knows the feeling: the middling restaurant chain is adding tablets to its tables and bar areas to let you order your food and pay the check without having to track down your server. Tools will let you share what you're eating with Facebook buddies The plan involves the purchase of 100,000 tablets from food service tablet maker Presto, which include a standard credit card reader as well as NFC to link up to mobile wallet apps.
That was quick -- just hours after China Mobile granted its first 4G licenses, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has reached a deal to launch the iPhone on the giant carrier. China Mobile would stock hardware later in December, likely starting with the recently approved iPhone 5s and 5c variants for the country. Neither side has confirmed the deal just yet.
After years of rumors, Apple may have finally signed a deal with China Mobile that will see the iPhone sold on the world's largest carrier. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news, saying that the phones should be available later this month; this could be timed around a December 18th event where China Mobile will announce a brand for its new 4G service. The deal would give Apple potential access to over 700 million customers in the second-largest economy in the world.
Google will not launch a second music subscription service this year, people familiar with the matter told AllThingsD, as the company is not happy with the final product, which is now expected to arrive at some point in the first quarter of 2014. Not too long ago, code traces found in the Android YouTube app hinted that a YouTube music subscription service would be launched later this year, but it appears that Google decided only recently to postpone the launch. Apparently Google already has the licenses it needs from music companies to launch the service, but it hasn’t figured out how to integrate user-generated content with recordings and videos from artists. YouTube has not confirmed that a music subscription service
A consortium of international governments are working on an update to a nearly 18-year-old agreement in order to limit the export of various electronics security technologies. Citing sources familiar with the talks, The Financial Times says the UK government in particular wants to limit the movement of "complex surveillance and hacking software and cryptography," as part of the 1996 Wassenaar Arrangement. That agreement was established in mid-1996 to control arms exports between its 41 participating countries (including the US), and could now be expanded to further limit security technologies, just like guns.
By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) This holiday season, the video game industry is looking to reignite sales as two game titans, Sony and Microsoft, launch the next generation of game consoles. Their target demographic is the group of dedicated players known as hardcore gamers. Dive into the wide world of video game culture on YouTube and you'll hear that term--hardcore gamer-- being thrown about. So what exactly is a hardcore gamer? "Well a hardcore video gamer would be somebody that is there at every single midnight release," said Kelly Kelly, known in competitive e-sports circles as Mrs. ...
When Mitsubishi's i-MiEV plug-in first arrived in late 2011, the ES model was priced at a whopping $27,990. After a few fluctuations on the sticker amount, that version of the compact automobile is now rolling out for $22,995 before incentives with "a much more comprehensive standard equipment package." Features on that list include heated front seats, charge port lamp, Chademo DC quick-charging port and battery warming system among several others.
You work on multiple devices, within multiple settings and use several storage services shared between your co-workers, and you need a simple yet powerful way to look at documents on your phone or tablet.
The iPad Air may very well be the hottest gift for holiday shoppers this year. Localytics saw a surge in iPad Air use over Black Friday weekend this year as activations for the device increased by 51%, making it by far the most-activated smartphone or tablet in the early days of holiday shopping. Other Apple devices look like hot items for shoppers this year as well since Localytics found that iPad mini and iPhone 5c activations both increased by 26% over the weekend. Other devices that saw big surges in activations included the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD (23% increase) and the Samsung Galaxy S4 (20% increase).
We wish YouTube commenters could be this refined when they're getting raunchy with one another. YouTube comedy channel Dead Parrot is back with its third installment in the glorious web series "YouTube Comment Reconstruction," this time featuring a re-enactment of users discussing the ethereal song “An Ending (Ascent)” by Brian Eno. The short black-and-white film opens on seasoned British actors Grahame Edwards and Eryl Lloyd Parry, both dressed to the nines and sitting at an elegant table. ...
On Sunday, Dec. 1, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told the U.S. television news show "60 Minutes" that within five years his company would make deliveries via aerial drones. While most viewers marveled at this futuristic-seeming technology, hacker and independent security researcher Samy Kamkar had a different reaction. "How fun would it be to take over drones, carrying Amazon packages, or take over any other drones, and make them my little zombie drones? Awesome," he wrote on his blog. Kamkar then explained exactly how to do it. MORE: 14 Amazing Microsoft Kinect Hacks Drones aren't just military devices used to carry out unmanned attacks. Many types of drones are commercially available: You can purchase a remote-controlled, flight-capable device, often with a camera or onboard Wi-Fi connectivity, for just a few hundred dollars. Kamkar's "SkyJack" is software designed to seek out and seize control of one kind of these drones: Parrot AR.Drones, the cheapest of which is around $300 online. AR.Drones are controlled from an iOS or Android device via a Wi-Fi network. That connection is limited to one drone and one controller, but has only the Wi-Fi network's own password to protect it. Each drone's unique media access control (MAC) address falls within a publicly specified range of possible addresses allotted to AR.Drones. Kamkar's SkyJack program searches for devices whose MAC address falls in that range, severs the connection between the drone and its controller, and inserts itself as the drone's new operator. Kamkar can then operate these "zombie drones" from his own computer. SkyJack can run off of any Linux machine and capture any AR.Drones that fly within the computer's Wi-Fi range. But why stop there? Using just a few hundred dollars' worth of hardware, Kamkar developed a drone of his own that seeks out other AR.Drones and hijacks them from the air. In a video demonstration, Kamkar showed how he had attached a single-card computer called a Raspberry Pi, on which SkyJack was running, to an AR.Drone of his own. He then attached two wireless adapters to the Raspberry Pi, which allowed SkyJack to set up its own network, search for other drones and disconnect their users while still receiving Kamkar's control signals. "So, my drone is flying around, finds drones, takes them over and then begins controlling them under my command," Kamkar said in his video. The Raspberry Pi computer and the wireless adapters can be found for about $100. The necessary software, which includes SkyJack and two other programs, are all open-source and available via Kamkar's website alongside instructions for how to get it all running. Because SkyJack works by targeting public MAC addresses, the setup could conceivably be used to hack into other types of drones or connected devices as well, simply by changing its parameters to search for those MAC addresses. If connections via those addresses were encrypted, however, SkyJack, as it currently exists, would not be able to hijack them. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her @JillScharr and Google+ . Follow us @TomsGuide , on Facebook and on Google+ . Police Use Remote Flying Drone to Catch Car Thief Illegal Drone Business Thrives in U.S. What is a Drone? Copyright 2013 Toms Guides , a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Combining smartphones and driving is a recipe for disaster — unless you have a system to keep your hands free and your eyes on the road. In a presentation this week, Honda rolled out its latest connected car technology in the 2014 Civic, making the central console in the vehicle function just like a mobile device, complete with a 7-inch capacitive touch screen. Although the 2013 Accord, a four-door sedan, represented Honda's first foray into connected car technology, its 2014 Civic (available beginning Dec. 4, starting at $18,190) aims to provide a more comprehensive system. One big upgrade is the addition of Apple's Siri Eyes Free feature, which allows owners of the iPhone 5 and later iPhone models to use voice commands. The new Civic actually has two smart car interfaces: Display Audio and HondaLink. MORE: 10 Worst Tech PR Stunts of All Time Display Audio is the simpler feature of the two. A 7-inch touch screen on the car's central console allows drivers (and front-seat passengers) to access music, audiobooks, vehicle information (like maintenance reminders) and navigation features. Pandora fans will be pleased to know that the popular Internet radio service is one of the default audio options. HondaLink is considerably more robust, and relies on a user's smartphone (iOS or Android) instead of the Civic's built-in hardware and software. After connecting your smartphone to HondaLink, the service offers four primary options: Connect, Navigation, Aha and Launcher. Connect lets users access weather and maintenance information, and Navigation is a standard GPS directions feature. Aha is a comprehensive app that offers audio, social media and local interest information. The Launcher can also connect other approved apps with the Display Audio screen for more convenient access. The Display Audio and HondaLink features will be accessible via steering-wheel controls as well, to help keep drivers' hands exactly where they need to be. iPhone users will also be interested to know that Siri's Eyes Free mode will be compatible with the Civic 2014 — a first for a Honda vehicle (although a handful of other cars — including Acuras, BMWs and Chevrolets — already support this feature). Siri Eyes Free is an automobile-specific configuration of Apple's voice-activated Siri navigation tool. In the Civic, users will be able to issue commands to Siri by pressing down a button on the steering wheel, provided their iPhone is hooked up to the car via Bluetooth. At present, HondaLink only supports the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c, although a similar feature for Android phones, called Android Mirrorlink, will be supported in 2014. While these features may be useful for prospective Civic buyers, there's no push so far to make every Honda car connected. The next connected car is currently slated to be the 2015 Honda Fit. Everything that the 2014 Civic offers has been done before by other manufacturers (although not necessarily in the same price range). During the presentation, Honda representatives promised that future apps would take full advantage of the car as an immersive, powerful connected platform, but they declined to say what that actually means. For right now, you essentially get smartphone apps on a friendlier screen, along with voice control, if you have the right phone. The 2014 Civic does not promise anything revolutionary for the automobile market at large but may be worth a look from loyal Honda buyers or technophiles in the market for a new ride. Follow Marshall Honorof @marshallhonorof and on Google+ . Follow us @tomsguide, on Facebook and on Google+. Streaming Radio: What's New With 9 Top Services? 12 Alternatives to Apple Maps 2014 Car Rental Service Comparisons Copyright 2013 Toms Guides , a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Microsoft began the beta test yesterday (Dec. 3) for the Windows 8.1 version of Project Spark, a "game maker" program that will let Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows 8 users create their own video-game levels and characters, add gameplay of different kinds, and even include their own story and acting. Users will be able to make platform games, adventure games, racing games, RPGs or games of other genres. The creations can be shared online through a robust community, and the creations can then be remixed by other players. The community is designed so that each user gets credit for his or her creations, even if someone else takes one and remixes it into something completely different. Anyone interested in being part of the beta test on either Windows 8.1 or Xbox One can sign up at ProjectSpark.com. According to Microsoft, the final version of Project Spark will be released in 2014, including for the older Xbox 360 console. MORE: Top 10 Xbox One Launch Titles Microsoft's Kinect motion sensor, which comes with Xbox One consoles and is an optional add-on to the Xbox 360, plays a big part in Project Spark. The project was designed with an intuitive interface to allow anyone to create and tweak all the different aspects of a video game, from level design to enemy behavior to character movement. The Kinect can also enhance Spark by letting players record their bodies' movements and use those movements in the actions of characters. For example, a Spark project could have an army of dancing zombies, or a robot with a penchant for jogging. Kinect isn't likely to be part of the Windows 8.1 beta of Project Spark, since the Kinect for Windows isn't expected to be released commercially until next summer. Source: Xbox.com Follow Kevin Ohannessian at @khohannessian and on Google+ . Follow us @tomsguide , on Facebook and on Google+ . Xbox One Review Microsoft Reveals Full Lineup of Xbox One Titles Xbox One Hands On: Multitasking Multimedia Machine Copyright 2013 Toms Guides , a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Brazil antitrust watchdog Cade ruled on Wednesday that Spain's Telefonica SA must exit its direct and indirect stake in wireless carrier TIM Participações SA or seek a new partner for its Vivo mobile phone unit. In a meeting that took place at the regulator's headquarters in Brasilia, directors at Cade also ruled that a new partner for Vivo, Brazil's largest mobile phone carrier and part of Telefonica Brasil SA, will not be allowed to own a stake in another rival in Brazil. Wednesday's ruling, which is definitive, gave a strong indication that the approval of Telefonica's stake increase in Telecom Italia SpA - TIM Brasil's parent company - faces serious challenges in Brazil.
Last month, IHS projected that hundreds of millions of smartphones would feature fingerprint sensors similar to the iPhone 5s Touch ID by 2017. According to a Reuters report, Sweden’s Fingerprint Cards, a company specializing in fingerprint recognition technology, is expecting “seven or eight of the world’s biggest smartphone makers” to make the leap as early as next year in order to keep pace with Apple. Speaking to Reuters, Fingerprint Cards CEO Johan Carlstrom said that Samsung will be launching a smartphone with some form of fingerprint identification next year, and Fingerprint Cards is hoping to become a supplier. Keep in mind, it wasn’t long ago that a Samsung executive said that the company was not looking to release a touch ID smartphone quite
NEW YORK (AP) — Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies.
DENVER (AP) — The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to minus 20 or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to deal with unexpectedly cool temperatures.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican troops and federal police kept a nighttime watch on a rural field where thieves abandoned a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60, while officials began planning the delicate task of recovering the dangerous material.
BEIJING (AP) — Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct economic inequalities that he said make it harder for a child to escape poverty. "That should offend all of us," he declared. "We are a better country than this."
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife workers in boats struggled unsuccessfully Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others that already had died.
NEW YORK (AP) — With a flick of the switch, a 76-foot Norway Spruce officially became the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree Wednesday night after it was illuminated for the first time this holiday season in a ceremony that's been held since 1933.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A missing shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 was found Wednesday near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico, the country's nuclear safety director said.
BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — The attackers waited in an olive grove around midnight. As the Hezbollah commander pulled into the garage of his nearby apartment building, they went in after him. Five bullets were pumped into his head and neck from a silencer-equipped pistol — an assassination that reverberated across the Middle East.
The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say. These new findings could shed light on a mysterious extinct branch of humanity known as Denisovans, who were close relatives of Neanderthals, scientists added. Although modern humans are the only surviving human lineage, others once strode the Earth. These included Neanderthals, the closest extinct relatives of modern humans, and the relatively newfound Denisovans, who are thought to have lived in a vast expanse from Siberia to Southeast Asia.
By Eric Kelsey and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker died from multiple injuries in a weekend car crash, the Los Angeles County coroner said on Wednesday, as Universal Pictures suspended production of the seventh instalment in its lucrative car racing film franchise. Walker, 40, was a passenger in a fiery one-car crash on Saturday in Santa Clarita, California, about 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Los Angeles, that also killed 38-year-old driver Roger Rodas. The coroner said Walker's death resulted from "traumatic and thermal injuries." While the coroner did not elaborate, thermal injuries are heat-related and are commonly burns.
By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Ten whales have died and rescuers were trying to save dozens more that beached in Everglades National Park in southwest Florida, park and wildlife officials said on Wednesday. Wildlife officers euthanized four whales because they could not be saved, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, said. NOAA said via Twitter that survival rates were typically low in such instances. The whales were first sighted on Tuesday afternoon in a remote part of the park near the Gulf of Mexico, park spokeswoman Linda Friar said.
By Joseph Lichterman DETROIT (Reuters) - The auction house Christie's put a price tag on one of Detroit's highest-profile city assets, its share of the Detroit Institute of Arts collection, stating that nearly 3,000 works controlled by the city are worth between $452 million and $866 million. The finding by Christie's, hired to place a value on art treasures that could become a contested element of the Detroit bankruptcy, puts a range of value on 2,781 works owned or partially owned by the city. The holdings represent only about 5 percent of the DIA's full collection, but with the finding Tuesday that Detroit is bankrupt under Chapter 9 of the federal bankruptcy code, it is possible the city may seek to monetize some of the artwork. Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr retained Christie's in August to appraise city-owned works as part of Detroit's bankruptcy case.
Thieves have made off with a truck in Mexico carrying a dangerous radioactive material used in medical treatments, the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency, the Vienna-based U.N. nuclear body, did not give details on how much of the radioactive source, cobalt-60, was in the truck at the time. Cobalt-60 can potentially also be used to make a so-called "dirty bomb", where conventional explosives are used to disperse radiation from a radioactive source. But the IAEA made no mention of this in its statement.
LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson admitted in court Wednesday that she had taken cocaine, but denied being a habitual user. She accused her ex-husband of trying to "destroy" her, during a lacerating day of testimony that laid bare a materially affluent but deeply troubled marriage.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's intriguing news: the claim by South Korea's spy agency that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un probably sacked the country's second-most-powerful official — his uncle. But the first question is, is it true?
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela is not "doing well" but is continuing to put up a courageous fight from his "deathbed," members of his family have told the South African Broadcasting Corporation in an interview.