Norfolk State University is Peace Corps’ No. 3 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black University
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Norfolk State University is Peace Corps’ No. 3 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black University

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 – The Peace Corps today released the 2015 rankings of the nation’s top volunteer-producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This year, Norfolk State University (NSU) ranked No. 3 with 4 alumni currently serving with the Peace Corps. This is the second year in a row that NSU has placed among … Continue reading

Carter: Pentagon must do more to find insider cyber threats
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Carter: Pentagon must do more to find insider cyber threats

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon is still not where it needs to be in its ability to detect insider threats to its computer networks, nearly two years after former National Security Agency systems administrator Edward Snowden leaked classified documents about government surveillance to reporters. Carter was speaking to … Continue reading

House passes 2nd bill to help companies fight cyberattacks
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House passes 2nd bill to help companies fight cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Thursday, April 23, encouraging private companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal authorities in an attempt to combat the growing problem. The bill grants protection from liability for companies that share information and follow certain procedures. Companies have been reluctant to share internal data about cyberattacks for … Continue reading

Heinz Awards honors 6 for solving critical human issues
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Heinz Awards honors 6 for solving critical human issues

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who has developed artificial human “microlivers” that can safely test the toxicity of drugs without endangering lives is one of six people chosen to receive Heinz Awards. The awards recognize innovative work in the arts, environment, human condition, public policy and economics categories. This year’s winners, … Continue reading

New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities
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New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies. The 33-page strategy says the Defense Department “should be able to use cyber operations to disrupt an adversary’s command and control networks, military-related … Continue reading

Civil lawsuit to be filed Thursday in Michael Brown’s death
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Civil lawsuit to be filed Thursday in Michael Brown’s death

  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, announced Wednesday night that they planned to file a civil lawsuit the following day against the city of Ferguson. Attorneys for the family said in … Continue reading

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Noticing Nicola: SNP leader makes mark in race

  LONDON (AP) — She’s 5-foot-4, favors fuchsia suits and isn’t running in the British election. But make no mistake: Nicola Sturgeon is the biggest thing in U.K. politics right now. The leader of the Scottish National Party is likely to be the kingmaker after the May 7 vote, as opinion polls suggest neither major … Continue reading

US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions
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US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

  DETROIT (AP) — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat global warming — and don’t require congressional approval. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to unveil plans Thursday at Michigan State University, where Obama signed … Continue reading