E&Y Japan arm launches internal probe of Toshiba auditSat, 01 Aug 2015 03:44:40 GMT TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese affiliate of Ernst & Young LLC has launched an in-house investigation into its audit of Toshiba Corp in the wake of the electronics maker's $1.2 billion accounting scandal, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
White House: government cybersecurity improving, more work to doFri, 31 Jul 2015 22:51:06 GMT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal agencies have increased cybersecurity measures since the hacking at the Office of Personnel Management, but more work is necessary to help prevent further attacks, the results of a 30-day effort to raise standards showed on Friday.
Yahoo buys fashion website PolyvoreFri, 31 Jul 2015 22:25:58 GMT (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said on Friday it agreed to buy fashion start-up Polyvore to help drive traffic and strengthen its mobile and social offerings.
Car hacking risk may be broader than Fiat Chrysler: U.S. regulatorFri, 31 Jul 2015 22:10:31 GMT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Friday.
FDA warns of security flaw in Hospira infusion pumpsFri, 31 Jul 2015 21:50:54 GMT BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday advised hospitals not to use Hospira Inc's Symbiq infusion system, saying a security vulnerability could allow cyber attackers to take remote control of the system.
University of Connecticut says hit by hackers from ChinaFri, 31 Jul 2015 20:53:11 GMT MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - The social security numbers and credit card details of up to 6,000 University of Connecticut students, faculty and others may have been stolen by cyberhackers from China, the university said on Friday.
Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaborationFri, 31 Jul 2015 19:07:31 GMT FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars.
Uber, driver attorneys maneuver toward crucial hearingFri, 31 Jul 2015 19:02:59 GMT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc is jostling with drivers suing for reimbursement of their expenses in advance of an important hearing next week in the fight over whether drivers are independent contractors or employees entitled to benefits.
March to Washington begins with civil rights rally in Selma NAACP leaders launched a 40-day march across the U.S. South on Saturday with a rally in Selma, Alabama, drawing on that city's significance in the 1960s civil rights movement to call attention to the issue of racial injustice in modern America.
Firefighter dies in wind-fueled Northern California wildfire <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the best way for crews to handle the flames, a U.S. Forest Service official said Saturday.</p>
Bobbi Kristina laid to rest amid family drama A hearse carrying the coffin of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, has arrived at a church in suburban Atlanta ahead of a funeral service.
What It's Really Like To Be a Political Speechwriter Few political staffers are lionized as much as the political speechwriter. You know the caricature: the rumpled hair, desk strewn with empty coffee cups, peering at a laptop screen searching for the perfect turn of phrase. Their struggle is real, but their gallant prose can bring a nation to its feet. In reality, few speechwriters look like Sam Seaborn, or even his rubber-ball-throwing counterpart, Toby Ziegler.
MH370 investigation: Wing part arrives in France A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early Saturday, after Malaysian authorities said the part was almost certainly recovered from missing flight MH370.
Millennials Now Have Jobs But Still Live With Their Parents <p>In a new study released by Pew, researchers find that while Millennials—people who were born after 1981—are back to the pre-recession era unemployment levels of 7.7%, they haven't been able to establish themselves as adults in other ways, like owning a home or getting married.</p>
10 photos you need to see from this week <p>Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.</p>
Stephen Hawking is right — the AI arms race is already here This week, a regular who’s who of prospective Bond villains joined together to warn of humanity’s next great threat. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, Noam Chomsky, and thousands of other academics, researchers, and tech executives signed an open letter warning against what they see as a potential robotics arms race akin to the spread of nuclear warfare in the last century.
Clinton aide accused of receiving overpayments at State Dept. <p>State Department investigators concluded this year that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s closest aides, was overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules governing vacation and sick leave during her tenure as an official in the department.</p>
Opinion: Sandra Bland, and the national horror of jail suicides The case of Sandra Bland, who apparently committed suicide in jail following a ludicrously unjust traffic stop, has brought the problem of jail suicides into sharp relief. In a welcome change, national media outlets are reporting new cases as they happen — and it turns out there are a whole lot of them.