While experts say the attack isn’t connected to recent political hacks, it highlights a troubling lack of digital security within US government organizations.
Police said the boy acted on instructions from a member of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. But some say invocations of national-security threats may play into problems behind the incident.
The Chinese ship acknowledged radio messages from the US ship, but did not respond to demands for the glider to be returned.
At a Passcode event in Washington, Carnegie Mellon University cybersecurity expert David Brumley said digital defenders need to attack their own systems to discover the flaws.
Lawmakers and cybersecurity experts say the Obama administration should have acted faster to retaliate against Moscow once it learned that Russian hackers tampered with the US presidential election. President Obama defended his response so far, and promises more is coming.
President Obama said the US will retaliate 'at a time and place of our choosing' to hacking that interfered with the US presidential election.
Dr. Crowley is one of two key national security appointments announced Thursday.
A new poll shows that Republicans viewing Putin as very or somewhat favorably rose from just 10 percent in July 2014 to 37 percent today.
Democrats largely ignored rural America in November's election – to their cost, in a few key states. But the trend had been building within Congress for six years. Now they're struggling to find a remedy.
Hawaii topped the list of the healthiest states this year, followed by perpetually high-scoring states such as Vermont and Minnesota. On the other end of the spectrum, Mississippi once again ranked at the bottom of the list.
The two countries agreed on a move toward resolving a territorial dispute by first focusing on a common goal : joint development. If it works, the agreement may be a model for similar disputes in Asia.
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As more details emerge about Russian hacking during the 2016 election, the US must be careful about resorting to retaliation. The world needs agreements that lessen the fear of cyberwarfare.
Marshall Ingwerson, editor of the 108-year-old news organization, announced he's taking a job as chief executive of The Principia, a nonprofit Christian Science organization that runs a college in Illinois and pre-K-12 school in Missouri.
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The USDA has proposed removing the burden of proof from farmers who wish to sue meat packers for unfair practices. Farmers and trade groups disagree on whether the proposed rule changes could harm or help small farmers.
A string of poor financial decisions can easily push one to start the new year on the wrong foot. This guide outlines some of the biggest personal finance pitfalls one can fall into, and why it’s important to avoid them.
McDonald's will partner with UberEATS to try out delivery service in three Florida cities. It's part of an ongoing effort to attract customers and increase revenue.
If you see a huge price markdown while shopping, you may feel compelled to make a snap purchase. That’s what retailers want you to do.
The decision shines a light on Venezuela's own version of a border drama.
The ever-plentiful 'mineral-laden water' flowing out of the vent chimneys make the area an ideal habitat for various sea life – and, more recently, an ideal location for seafloor mining of copper and gold.
There may be as few as three dozen vaquita porpoises left. Mexico hopes an international effort to catch and enclose the porpoises will protect them, though some are skeptical.
Canada isn't the first to do this, but the move is a landmark one for its scale and regional flexibility – and because the country is a major fossil fuel producer.
The team includes an Energy nominee who knows wind power can work, a State Department nominee who has supported the Paris climate deal, and an Interior nominee who's not big on selling off federal lands.
Colorado wildlife officials have come under fire for culling predators, a controversial approach to protecting the dwindling mule deer population.
The company apologized Friday for accidentally undercounting traffic, at a time when viewer analytics are becoming increasingly important for digital journalism.
The notetaking company says that despite the implications of its proposed policy change, it remains devoted to user privacy.
The social networking giant says it will make it easier for users to report fake news, flag fake stories with the help of fact-checkers, and disrupt financial incentives that drive fake news.
The announcement that Silicon Valley executives Elon Musk and Travis Kalanick will advise Donald Trump as part of his Strategic and Policy Forum came the same day as a genial meeting between tech industry leaders and the president-elect.
The commercial spaceflight company, SpaceX, plans to send humans into space in 2018, months after the launch was originally scheduled.
The world's largest gems aren't just more valuable for jewelers: they also hold surprising clues about the composition of the Earth's mantle, according to a new study.
Using mathematical models to predict the movements of mosquitos and the viruses they carry can help health professionals and policy makers make informed decisions
Ceres' ice content could yield clues into the history of our own planet, the solar system, and beyond.
Researchers have completely sequenced the genome of a seahorse for the first time, providing a basis for understanding one of the world's strangest fish.
A 'twangy sound' picked up by ocean gliders could be made by minke whales, researchers concluded, one of many recently-recorded noises above the Mariana Trench.
The 'Walking Dead' actress will reportedly play the main character on the upcoming CBS All Access show 'Star Trek: Discovery.' The casting is the latest way the 'Trek' franchise has practiced inclusion.
The newest 'Star Wars' movie centers on mostly new characters and could influence plans for the 'Star Wars' franchise. How will audiences respond?
'Fences' was revived on Broadway in 2010 and several members of that cast reprise their roles in the movie adaptation, including Denzel Washington (who also directs) and Viola Davis.
'Accidental' centers on Daryl Davis, a black man who has made it his mission to befriend members of hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. He calmly confronts them with the question 'How can you hate me if you don’t even know me?'
'Mine' star Roland Møller is powerful as a Danish sergeant living in the aftermath of World War II. The film is the Danish entry for the foreign language Oscar.
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This new memoir from the 'Daily Show' host delivers a portrait of a South African childhood caught between identities and communities.
From Montaigne to Hillary Clinton to all the rest of us, there's rest, reflection, and wisdom to be found in books.
Brian Jay Jones’s biography of George Lucas is an overstuffed but serious contribution to the history of American cinema.
The images of photographer William Eggleston tease with half-told stories.
Michael Tisserand's new biography of Herriman is both affectionate and rich in anecdote.
Since July, the government has been trying to close Uganda's 63 Bridge academies, which were started by American entrepreneurs. The schools just opened in Uganda last year.
Some professionals are touting surveys of students as a way to improve academic outcomes.
Many are too poor to write a check for college, but too rich to qualify for aid. With a federal solution looking unlikely, states like California are starting to offer some help.
Supporters of charter schools, vouchers, and other forms of school choice anticipate a friendlier climate with President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos to serve as secretary of Education.
If securing resources for the neediest students is a puzzle, new Topeka, Kan., Superintendent Tiffany Anderson does more than fit the pieces together. She creates pieces where none exist.