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Hacker jailed for leaking nude pictures of Scarlett Johansson

A US judge jailed a computer hacker for 10 years on Monday for breaking into the email accounts of stars, including Scarlett Johansson, naked pictures of whom were leaked online. A federal judge in Los Angeles also ordered 36-year-old Christopher Chaney, from Florida, to pay a total of $76,000 to…

Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dies of respiratory problems

Democrat Daniel Inouye, the current longest-serving member of the US Senate, died Monday at age 88, his office and a top senator said. “Our friend Daniel Inouye just died,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on the Senate floor. His last words were “Aloha,” Inouye’s office said in a statement.…

Russians frantically prepare for Mayan apocalypse

The apocalypse is surely near when Ramzan Kadyrov emerges as the voice of reason. The ruthless leader of Chechnya is among dozens of Russians officials, priests, doctors and psychiatrists aiming to calm an anxious populace frantically preparing for the end of the world later this week. “People are buying candles…

White House ‘no specific agenda’ yet on gun violence

The White House said Monday it so far has “no specific agenda” to announce on preventing shooting massacres, as a clamor grew among Democrats and in the media for action on tighter gun controls. President Barack Obama promised victims’ families at a vigil Sunday for 26 people including schoolchildren killed…

Canada to privatize its medical marijuana industry

Canada’s Conservative government will soon stop producing and distributing medical marijuana, leaving it up to the private sector in a policy change that angered critics on Monday. Canada’s Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq made the announcement on Sunday, claiming current regulations “have left the system open to abuse.” “We have heard…

Lieberman calls for commission on gun violence

A US senator detailed his call Monday for a national commission on mass violence and a broader debate about guns, saying he hoped last week’s murder of 20 school children will be a tipping point for action. Senator Joe Lieberman, speaking in the wake of the shooting at an elementary…

Russia to vote on banning U.S. adoptions

The Russian parliament will vote this week on a bill banning adoption of Russian children by Americans, in retaliation to the Magnitsky Act passed by the United States last week, lawmakers said Monday. The Russian bill, unofficially named the “Dima Yakovlev bill”, was approved in an initial reading Friday in…

Pro-gun Democrat Harry Reid open to gun-law debate

US lawmakers this week debate how to “change laws and culture” in order to prevent gun violence like last week’s school shooting, the Senate’s pro-gun Democratic leader said Monday. Majority Leader Harry Reid’s comments were noteworthy given that he is the most senior pro-gun politician in the country to suggest…

Morgan Stanley hit with $5 million fine over Facebook IPO

Morgan Stanley agreed Monday to pay a $5 million fine to settle charges that it improperly handled crucial information on Facebook’s earnings ahead of the company’s disastrous IPO. The securities regulator of the state of Massachusetts had charged that Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter for the $16 billion stock issue…

Instagram to share user data with Facebook

Smartphone photo sharing service Instagram on Monday refined its privacy policy to clear the way for sharing data with Facebook, which bought the company earlier this year. “Nothing has changed about your photos’ ownership or who can see them,” Instagram said in a blog post. “Our updated privacy policy helps…

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