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Easy targets for hackers: Printers, copiers, scanners

Office printers, copiers and scanners equipped with rudimentary web server software by their manufacturers are easy targets for hackers, according to information released by a security firm attending this year’s Black Hat Technical Security Conference in Las Vegas. For years now, electronics makers have been installing basic web server software…

Pregnant woman files complaint after TSA confiscates insulin

A pregnant woman in Denver said she had traveled the world with her insulin without any problems, but that all changed when Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) screeners at Denver International Airport confiscated her medication Thursday. “Well, you’re a risk,” she said the agent told her. “This is a risk……

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks about jobs for veterans

President Barack Obama was expected to speak Friday about his administration’s efforts to prepare the nation’s veterans for the workforce. Watch this live video from The White House. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Huckabee compares his 9/11 cartoon to ‘Schindler’s List’

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee defended his series of “educational videos” Thursday by drawing a comparison between himself and Steven Spielberg. Retired New York City firefighter Jim Riches lashed out at Huckabee Tuesday for the latest in his series of “Learn Our History” cartoons, which offers children a slanted…

Joe Biden to visit China, Japan, Mongolia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden will travel to China later this month to help strengthen U.S. ties with Beijing in a trip that will also include stops in Japan and Mongolia, the White House said Thursday. “He will visit China at the invitation of Vice President Xi Jinping…

U.S. economy adds 117,000 jobs in July

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. job growth accelerated more than expected in July as private employers stepped up hiring, a development that could ease fears the economy was sliding into a fresh recession. U.S. payrolls increased 117,000, the Labor Department said on Friday, above market expectations for an 85,000 gain. The…

Fannie Mae seeks $5.1 billion more from taxpayers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae said it would ask for an additional $5.1 billion from taxpayers as it continues to suffer losses on loans made prior to 2009. The largest U.S. residential mortgage funds provider on Friday also reported a second-quarter net loss attributable to common shareholders…

Veterans lack credentials, face tough job market

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Army officer Donna Bachler has not had a regular paycheck since she left active duty four years ago, even though she boasts the kind of skills employers vie for. Bachler, 30, helped run the Army’s postal service in Kuwait, tackling challenges such as how to crack…

Two border patrol agents accused of abusing suspects

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Two Border Patrol agents were indicted on Thursday on charges of forcing accused drug smugglers to eat marijuana and flee barefoot and nearly naked into the chilly Arizona desert. Dario Castillo, 23, and Ramon Zuniga, 29, were charged with five civil rights violations by a federal grand…

Jeremy Scahill: Bush administration authorized ‘sick torture tactics’

Jeremy Scahill, national security reporter for The Nation, appeared on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann Thursday night to discuss the latest revelations about waterboarding and other “water treatment” torture practices used by the Department of Defense. “What we are learning is more sick details of torture tactics that most…

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