FBI Investigates Cyber-Attacks on Banks

(CNN) — The FBI is investigating a hacking attack against JPMorgan Chase that caused a data breach. It’s the latest in a string of cyber-attacks against U.S. banks that could be coming from Russia. A JPMorgan spokesperson said companies of its size experience cyber-attacks every day, and the bank has measures to protect itself. The … Continue reading »

Labor Day Gas Prices Lowest Since 2010

(CNN) — Motorists have something to celebrate this Labor Day weekend. Gasoline prices will be at their lowest levels since 2010. Regular gas will average $3.41 a gallon–that’s 18 cents less than last year and 42 cents lower than in 2012 Labor Day weekend. South Carolina has the lowest average price at $3.15 a gallon, … Continue reading »

Recall of HP, Compaq Laptop Power Cords

(CNN) — If you have an HP laptop, you might want to check your charging cord. HP is recalling six million power cords because they can overheat and catch fire. The recall affects cords sold between September 2010 and June 2012 for HP and Compaq notebooks, as well as certain docking stations. HP has received … Continue reading »

CDC Employee Exposed to Ebola

(CNN) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring the health of one of its staff members after they were exposed to an international health worker in West Africa who tested positive for ebola. According to the CDC, the staff member returned to the U.S. on a charter flight, as scheduled, from their … Continue reading »

WHO Calls for E-Cigarette Regulations

(CNN) — E-cigarettes were marketed as the answer to the foul results of tobacco smoke. But the World Health Organization now suggests the vapors from e-cigarettes increase the levels of toxins in the air, including nicotine. The agency is calling for standardized regulations to prevent advertisers and the industry from making unproved health claims for … Continue reading »

Support for Ferguson Officer Grows

(CNN) — As a Missouri grand jury considers whether to bring charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown, support is growing for the police officer involved in the case. Very little is known about who Officer Darren Wilson is or where he is. As Wilson remains in hiding, supporters for the 28-year-old Ferguson police … Continue reading »

Students Return to School in Ferguson

(CNN) — After a nearly two-week delay, students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District finally began classes Monday morning. Students were supposed to start on August 14, but the unrest in Ferguson caused the delay. There are more than 11,000 students enrolled in the district. A spokesperson said they expect some students to have questions about … Continue reading »

Apple Issues iPhone 5 Battery Recall

(CNN) — If you’re having trouble with you iPhone 5 battery, then you may be eligible for a free replacement. Apple said, “A very small percentage” of iPhone 5 smartphones may “suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.” Only iPhone 5 smartphones sold between September 2012 and January 2013 are … Continue reading »

Military Equipment Programs Under Review

FERGUSON, Mo. (CNN) — President Obama is ordering a review of federal programs that allow local law enforcement agencies to buy military equipment. The review comes on the heels of criticism about the heavy, military-style equipment that was brought out in Ferguson, Missouri in response to, at-times, violent protests. A senior administration official says the President has … Continue reading »

President Obama to Discuss Ferguson

(CNN) — President Obama is set to meet with Attorney General Eric Holder Monday to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. That’s according to a White House official. It comes just over a week after a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed African American teen, leading to days of protests and violence in the … Continue reading »

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