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Mueller report sheds new light on how the Russians hacked the DNC and the Clinton campaign

The Mueller report contains new information about how the Russian government hacked documents and emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee . At one point, the Russians used servers located in the U.S. to carry out the massive data exfiltration effort, the report confirms. Much of the information was previously learned ...

How to steal money at an ATM if you don’t have a skimmer

Thieves in Dungiven, Northern Ireland, figured out a clever way to get cash at an ATM without having to install skimmers and wait for punters to come along: tear the entire thing out with a fourteen-ton digger.

The footage shows the digger driving through a security gate then tearing the machine from the wall. ...

Martin Shkreli placed in solitary confinement

Martin Shkreli, infamous for hiking the prices of life-saving drugs and jailed on unrelated fraud charges, is in solitary confinement. The Wall Street Journal reported that he was running businessess from inside using a contraband phone.

One source close to Shkreli’s legal team said the fraudster was in the special housing unit (SHU) a week ...

Of $208m in fines leveled against robocallers, the FTC has collected … $6,790

The Wall Street Journal reports that robocallers go largely unpunished, with all those headline-grabbing fines virtually uncollected.

As syndicated to Fox News:

An FCC spokesman said his agency lacks the authority to enforce the forfeiture orders it issues and has passed all unpaid penalties to the Justice Department, which has the power to collect the ...

Jussie Smollett cleared on all charges after emergency hearing

Prosecutors today dropped all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of orchestrating an attack on himself and falsely reporting it to the police.

Smollett, 36, was seen arriving at a Chicago courtroom around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday for an emergency hearing. Following his court appearance, his attorneys released a statement saying ...

NYT reviews Citizen, a live map of crimes in your city

After reading this NY Times review of Citizen, which seems to be a Next Door on steroids,  I downloaded the app to see what's happening in the part of LA I live in:

FLAMING TRASH TRUCK ROLLED DOWN STREET

MAN VANDALIZING MARKET, THREATENING STAFF

PERSON CHOKED BY ARMED ATTACKER

WOMAN THROWING METAL INTO THE STREET

INDECENT EXPOSURE IN BACKYARD

It ...

Crowbar-wielding unicorn raids Maryland store for cash and cigarettes

A unicorn armed with a crowbar robbed a convenience store near Baltimore, say police, then fled.

Police say the suspect had fled in a silver car. They located what appeared to be the same car after it had wrecked. No other cars were involved in the wreck. Police say two people involved in the crash ...

Alleged human *** trafficker gave thousands to Trump campaign and hung out with Don Jr. at Mar-a-Lago

📸 Li Yang, aka Cindy Yang, 45, with Donald Trump at the Super Bowl, rooting for the Patriots. Just 2 weeks later, authorities charged team owner Robert Kraft with soliciting prostitution at a spa in Jupiter, Florida that was founded by Yang.

The Miami Herald headline reads, “Trump cheered Patriots to Super Bowl victory with ...

Taco Bell employees beat up customer in street after complaint

This Taco Bell in Philadephia has a quick and effective strategy for dealing with customer complaints: beat the **** out of them.

It happened around 10:45 p.m. at the Taco Bell at 10th and Chestnut streets. Bryan Reese of Northern Liberties says employees followed him outside the restaurant in an unprovoked attack. Six people in ...