Governor McAuliffe names NSU professor as one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015
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Governor McAuliffe names NSU professor as one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015 on Wednesday, March 24.  Dr. Mikhail Noginov, a professor and researcher in the Department of Physics and the Center for Materials Research at Norfolk State University, was one of three Virginia scientists that were recognized. “It is an honor to recognize Virginia’s leading scientific minds,” said … Continue reading

US hopes reward offers can help net foreign cyber criminals
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US hopes reward offers can help net foreign cyber criminals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI considers Evgeniy Bogachev one of the world’s most prolific and brilliant cyber criminals, slapping his photos — bald, beefy-faced and smiling faintly — on “Wanted” fliers posted online. The Russian would be an ideal target for prosecution — if only the Justice Department could find him. Unable to capture him … Continue reading

Ring of light: Total eclipse over Svalbard islands in Arctic
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Ring of light: Total eclipse over Svalbard islands in Arctic

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — For the best view of the solar spectacle of the year, Svalbard eclipsed the Faeroe Islands. Sky-gazers in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard popped champagne corks, oohed and aahed as they witnessed a total solar eclipse Friday, March 20, under perfect weather conditions. A clear sky over the Arctic islands offered … Continue reading

Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying
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Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is conducting middle-of-the-night drone flights near the White House in secret tests to devise a defense against the unmanned aircraft, The Associated Press has learned. The government-controlled drones will be flown between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. during the next several weeks over parts of Washington —airspace that’s usually … Continue reading

ACLU: Snowden proved NSA Internet spying harms Americans
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ACLU: Snowden proved NSA Internet spying harms Americans

BALTIMORE (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the National Security Agency and the Justice Department on Tuesday, challenging the government’s practice of collecting personal information from vast amounts of data harvested directly from the Internet’s infrastructure. The suit filed in federal court in Maryland accuses the NSA of scooping up … Continue reading

Denver police cameras didn’t record most use-of-force cases
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Denver police cameras didn’t record most use-of-force cases

DENVER (AP) — In a warning to law enforcement agencies rushing to equip officers with body cameras after killings by police nationwide, a new report says the devices used by Denver officers during a trial period didn’t record most of the use-of-force incidents that occurred. Denver’s independent police monitor, Nicholas Mitchell, also said police used … Continue reading