WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. authorities working with law enforcement partners abroad have shut down the Darkode online forum used by cybercriminals around the world and charged 12 people linked to the site, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.
U.S. Attorney David Hickton announced the charges in Pittsburgh and called Darkode “a cyber hornet’s nest of criminal hackers.”
By Jonathan Stempel and Bill Trott
(Reuters) – Abercrombie & Fitch Co agreed to special monitoring of its hiring practices and to pay more than $158,000 to settle a U.S. Department of Justice charge that it discriminated against a job candidate who was not a U.S. citizen by requiring her to present a green card.
Thursday’s settlement calls for Abercrombie to pay the woman $3,661 of back pay and interest, set up a $153,932 fund to compensate others who may have faced similar discrimination, and pay a $1,100 civil fine.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fallen anchorman Brian Williams said on Friday he was not trying to mislead people by exaggerating stories about his work but that his ego drove him to make the mistakes that cost him his job on NBC’s “Nightly News.”
Williams, who will end a six-month NBC-imposed suspension in August, appeared on the network’s “Today” show and said he was sorry for the inaccuracies.
WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) – Fallen anchorman Brian
Williams said on Friday he was not trying to mislead people by
exaggerating stories about his work but that his ego drove him
to make the mistakes that cost him his job on NBC’s “Nightly
Williams, who will end a six-month NBC-imposed suspension in
August, appeared on the network’s “Today” show and said he was
sorry for the inaccuracies.
NEW YORK, June 11 (Reuters) – Ornette Coleman, a self-taught
alto saxophone player who polarized the jazz world with his
unconventional “free jazz” before coming to be regarded as an
avant garde genius, died on Thursday morning in New York at the
age of 85, according to his publicist.
Ken Weinstein confirmed the death but said he would not be
issuing any further information. Media reports said the cause of
death was cardiac arrest.
By Bill Trott
(Reuters) – Vincent Bugliosi, who prosecuted cult leader Charles Manson and members of his so-called “family” for seven murders, then turned to writing books that took on everyone from George W. Bush to God, has died aged 80, his son said on Monday.
Bugliosi, whose book “Helter Skelter” about the Manson case became one of the best-selling true crime books of all time, died on Saturday evening at a Los Angeles hospital after a years-long battle with cancer, his son Vincent Bugliosi Jr. told Reuters.
Bill Clinton had his saxophone. Martin O’Malley has his guitar.
O’Malley, the former Maryland governor, posted a 23-second video on YouTube to announce that he’s going to announce something big on Saturday. It no doubt concerns whether he will run for the Democratic presidential nomination against Clinton’s wife, Hillary.
The video shows a close-up of someone doing some rudimentary picking on an acoustic guitar before the camera pans out to show that it’s O’Malley, who nods knowingly but says nothing, followed by the words “Stay tuned. Be the first to know. Sign up at: http://omalleydecision.com.”
By Bill Trott
(Reuters) – Guitarist B.B. King, who took the blues from rural juke joints to the mainstream and influenced a generation of rock guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died, the Los Angeles Times reported late on Thursday. He was 89.
King, who will for ever be linked with the Gibson guitars he named Lucille, died in Las Vegas, the newspaper quoted his attorney as saying.