Over the past few months, it seems like we've heard about a relentless string of cyber attacks on everyone from Sony to the Central Intelligence Office. Now, a new survey conducted by Ponemon Research found that hackings are widespread, with 90 percent of the 583 U.S. companies surveyed saying they've been hacked in the last year.
President Obama on Thursday told U.S. troops who have fought in Afghanistan that the U.S. has turned a corner after nearly 10 years of war, and it's time for their comrades still in that country to start coming home.
Speaking to soldiers at Fort Drum, N.Y., the president defended drawdown plans designed to have 33,000 troops back home by next summer.
"We're not doing it precipitously," Obama said. "We're going to do it in a steady way to make sure that the gains that all of you helped to bring about are going to be sustained."
The Justice Department said that two men were arrested Wednesday night after they allegedly purchased machine guns they planned on using to attack a Seattle military recruiting station.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue, Jr., 32, of Los Angeles, are scheduled to make an initial court appearance, today. The Department of Justice said the men are charged with terrorism and firearms related charges.
A lot of struggling math students have found comfort in the mathematical stylings of Salman Khan.
A few years back, Khan started creating videos to help tutor his cousin in math. Those videos became so popular, he quit his job with a hedge fund to work on them full time. Now his online Khan Academy offers more than 2,100 videos and attracts scads of teachers and students. Now, some adventurous school districts are trying to bring Khan's approach into the classroom.
For 15 years, authorities pursued the legendary crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger. When his capture was announced Thursday, it came to light that one of the most wanted men in America was living out a relatively public life in the upscale California community of Santa Monica. Robert Siegel talks with former U.S. marshal Victor Oboyski about how one goes about hiding in plain sight.
Reputed mob boss Whitey Bulger is legendary in South Boston. In the neighborhood where he reigned, some think it's about time the FBI caught up with him. Others, despite allegations that he committed 19 murders, say he's an elderly man who should be allowed to go on with his life. After 16 years on the run, Bulger remains a controversial figure in his hometown.
The National Weather Service says it was probably an EF-0 or EF-1 tornado that tore through Churchill Downs last night, damaging more than a dozen barns and other backside buildings, packing winds of up to 120 miles per hour.