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King County to fund theaters, arts with $20M in COVID aid

Sep. 10, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County will distribute $20 million in federal COVID-19 recovery funds to theaters, music venues, clubs and other artistic spaces, as cultural institutions work to rebound from pandemic-induced closures, the county announced Thursday. The county has...

Airlines say rise in COVID-19 cases is hurting ticket sales

Sep. 09, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Several leading U.S. airlines warned Thursday that the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant is hurting their bookings and further delaying the travel industry's recovery. The summer got off to a strong start, with many planes full of vacationers...

Dolphins place Jackson, Shaheen on COVID reserve list

Sep. 06, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins placed presumed starting left tackle Austin Jackson and backup tight end Adam Shaheen on the COVID-19 reserve list Monday, calling into doubt their availability for the team’s opener at New England. Dolphins coach Brian...

Henri cuts short Manilow set at NYC virus recovery concert

Aug. 22, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This time, Barry Manilow didn’t make it through the rain. Unlike the Grammy-winning recording artist’s 1980 hit, “I Made It Through Rain,” the superstar-laden “Homecoming Concert” in New York City's Central Park was canceled because of...

Accenture claims 'no impact' in apparent ransomware attack

Aug. 11, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Cybercriminals have breached Accenture in an apparent ransomware attack but the global consulting giant says the incident was immediately contained with no impact on it or its systems. The LockBit ransomware gang announced the attack Tuesday night on its...

Kaseya gets master decryption key after July 4 global attack

Jul. 22, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Florida company whose software was exploited in the devastating Fourth of July weekend ransomware attack, Kaseya, has received a universal key that will decrypt all of the more than 1,000 businesses and public organizations crippled in the global incident. ...

Saudi Aramco facing $50M cyber extortion over leaked data

Jul. 21, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant acknowledged Wednesday that leaked data from the company — files now apparently being used in a cyber-extortion attempt involving a $50 million ransom demand — likely came from one of its contractors. ...

Russian hacker Levashov sentenced to time already served

Jul. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

A Russian hacker known internationally as the “bot master" was sentenced Tuesday to the 33 months he has already served in custody on federal charges he operated a network of devices used to steal computer credentials, distribute spam and install malicious software. ...

EU nations approve a dozen pandemic recovery plans

Jul. 13, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations approved the pandemic recovery plans of the bloc's four biggest economies and eight other member countries Tuesday, a move seen as a bellwether for an economic revival from the unprecedented recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals

Jul. 10, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call that he must “take action” against cybercriminals acting in his country and that the U.S. reserves the right to “defend its people and its critical infrastructure" from future attacks. the...