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Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Captured

Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Captured

Police have arrested a man suspected of killing nine people in a horrific shooting at a Charleston church on Wednesday night. The suspected shooter spent almost an hour at a prayer meeting at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church before opening fire. He was found Thursday afternoon 245 miles away in Shelby, North Carolina.

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Beat the Heat with These 8 Tips

Beat the Heat with These 8 Tips

A record-breaking heat wave has surged through the Pacific Northwest this week bringing some of the highest temperatures the area has ever seen in the month of June. Yakima, Washington hit 105 degrees on Monday. That ties the record high for June set on June 23, 1992, but comes 15 days earlier on the calendar.

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“Prince Harming” Bug Poisons Apple Computers

“Prince Harming” Bug Poisons Apple Computers

“This is scary.” That’s what one security expert says about an awful flaw in some Apple Macs that allows hackers to sneak in and remain undetected until it’s too late.Hacker typing on a laptop

The bug is dangerous because it affects the BIOS (basic input/output system)—the core program that brings a computer to life. The BIOS should never be tampered with, but when some Macs go into sleep mode, they allow direct access to this essential part of the computer. Because it involves a poisonous kiss that wakes a sleeping Mac, HackerOne executive Katie Moussouris has dubbed the bug “Prince Harming.”

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Sudden MERS Outbreak Sweeps South Korea

Sudden MERS Outbreak Sweeps South Korea

Over 1,300 people are under quarantine in South Korea as the country faces the largest MERS outbreak outside of Saudi Arabia. MERS is short for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and is in the same family of viruses as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and the common cold. The relatively new virus was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, and until now, it has been largely confined to travelers bringing the virus back to other countries and infecting one or two others.

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Stay Safe When Lightning Strikes

Stay Safe When Lightning Strikes

Summer is here, but as spring fades, the common occurrence of thunderstorms continues. This week, severe thunderstorms are expected to hit the northern and central Plains and southeast US, bringing hazards such as torrential rain, flooding, tornadoes, high winds, and hail. Additionally, all thunderstorms produce lightning, another hazardous event that can cause power outages and wildfires.

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Thousands of Taxpayer Records Extracted from IRS System

Thousands of Taxpayer Records Extracted from IRS System

The IRS has had to shut down one of its online services after hackers gained unauthorized access to more than 100,000 accounts. The “Get Transcript” application on the IRS site allows taxpayers to download tax return and tax payment transaction data. The system itself was not hacked, but attackers likely used information gained from recent data breaches, including those at Anthem and CareFirst, to fraudulently download transcripts.

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5 Things to Do to Avoid Avian Flu

5 Things to Do to Avoid Avian Flu

The “worst outbreak of avian flu in US history” has swept across the Midwest, forcing the killing of 38.9 million birds and counting. This particular strain of bird flu, H2N2, was first confirmed in Washington, but has now reached 15 states and 174 farms. Chickens and turkeys are highly susceptible to the virus, and because there is no vaccine available, infected and even healthy birds must be killed to stop the virus from spreading.

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