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Crashing websites and overwhelming data centres, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet.
SAVANNAH, Ga.-- From Capitol Hill to the governor's office, Georgia officials sounded both stunned and defiant Tuesday after the Obama administration's new budget failed to recommend funding to start the $652 million deepening of Savannah's busy shipping channel _ a project Vice President Joe Biden pledged just six months ago would get done "come hell or high water."
CANCUN, Mexico-- Mexican authorities are investigating the killing of a 22- year-old American man who was strangled in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun over the weekend. Quintana Roo state prosecutors said Tuesday that the body of the man from Kissimmee, Florida, was found on a dirt road Sunday in Punta Sam, a residential area north of downtown Cancun.
WASHINGTON-- A senior U.S. drug enforcement official urged Congress and others not to abandon scientific concerns over marijuana in favor of public opinion to legalize it, even as the Obama administration takes a hands-off approach in states where voters have made legal its sale and use.
LONDON, March 5- Crashing websites and overwhelming data centres, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet. On Feb. 10, internet security firm Cloudflare says it protected one of its customers from what might be the largest DDoS documented so far.
Several insurers, including Molina Healthcare, which administer health plans for California's Medicaid program for the poor are asking states to step in and pay for Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi, a drug that costs $84,000 per patient.
SUNRISE, Fla.-- Michael Yormark resigned as president and CEO of the Florida Panthers on Monday, taking a job with rap mogul Jay Z's Roc Nation and setting off a front-office shake-up for the long-struggling franchise.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.-- Having proposed and then scrapped a plan to build a casino in Atlantic City, the Seminole Indian tribe of Florida appears to be interested in the New Jersey gambling market again.
WASHINGTON, March 3- With Russia's incursion into Ukraine reviving Cold War-style tensions, President Barack Obama is at risk of suffering a blow to his credibility at a time when he can least afford it: as he tries to convince voters to stick with his fellow Democrats in congressional elections that will help shape his legacy.
March 3- The activist investor seeking to split Darden Restaurants Inc into two companies said on Monday it has lost confidence in its chief executive's ability to run the company.
March 3- Darden Restaurants Inc said it would proceed with its plan to spin off or sell its Red Lobster chain, rebuffing two activist investment firms that had urged the company to take other actions to boost results, including selling real estate.
March 3- Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants Inc estimated third-quarter profit below analysts' expectations, blaming severe winter weather for lower sales. The company, under pressure from hedge fund Barington Capital Group, said in December that it would spin off or sell its floundering Red Lobster chain.
PANAMA CITY, Feb 28- The Panama Canal Authority said on Friday it expects to sign a financing deal next week to finish work on expanding the waterway and end a dispute over cost overruns that has held up the multibillion-dollar project. Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano said he expected the agreement to be signed on Thursday.
On Thursday, Raymond James issued a press release about a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, adviser who joined on Feb. 21 after 31 years at Merrill Lynch, which is owned by Bank of America Corp. A Bank of America spokeswoman confirmed that Dedrick and his partner, Pam Franklin, had left, but declined to comment further.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Florida's continued economic recovery is giving state legislators a reprieve from years of budget battles and a way to boost the election-year fortunes of Gov.
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- A former Ohio resident accused of buying $30,000 watches and cars costing more than $100,000 as part of a money laundering scheme that robbed a man of $10 million pleaded guilty Thursday to federal fraud charges.
BOSTON-- His political future clouded by scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pressed ahead on a national fundraising tour Thursday, but kept a low profile during a brief Boston appearance that attracted GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and intense criticism from Democrats.
WASHINGTON, Feb 28- President Barack Obama's ban on discriminatory health insurance practices against the sick has not stopped insurers from increasing up-front charges for the expensive drugs needed to control chronic illnesses from leukemia to multiple sclerosis.
NEW YORK, Feb 27- Ponzi scheme. Bongiorno is one of five former Madoff workers on trial in federal court in Manhattan for abetting his fraud, which fell apart in December 2008, costing investors an estimated $17 billion in principal losses.
WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The seemingly intractable problem of identity theft led the list of top consumer complaints once again in 2013, with U.S. consumers reporting that they lost over $1.6 billion to various types of fraud, the Federal Trade Commission said in a report released on Thursday.