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Aetna warned it would cut Obamacare if Humana deal was blocked

Aetna announced on Monday that it was pulling out of the government-run health exchanges in 11 states, citing financial losses. But a letter written in July, warning of the pullout has now come to light.

Op-Ed: How did Orlando nightclub shooter escape FBI scrutiny?

Fort Pierce - Even if nothing more than misery and alarm comes from last week's mass shooting in a Florida nightclub, at least U.S. law enforcement will have to stop taking bows over keeping the country safe from terrorism.

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites: WWF

Paris - Almost half of all natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu, are threatened by industrial activities such as mining, oil exploration and illegal logging, conservation group WWF warned Wednesday.

Homegrown extremists biggest Islamist threat to US: spy chief

Washington - The global threat posed by the Islamic State group is still rising but US-based homegrown extremists pose the biggest danger to the homeland, Washington's top spy chief said Tuesday.

Man arrested in France over school bomb hoaxes

Paris - French police arrested an 18-year-old man on Monday in connection with an investigation into telephoned hoax bomb threats that forced schools in Paris to be evacuated in January, sources said.

Passengers evacuated from Madrid-Riyadh flight after bomb threat

Madrid - Passengers on a flight to Riyadh from Madrid were evacuated Thursday after a note that read "11:30 bomb" was found pinned to the inside of the aircraft with a knife, police said.

Australian schools evacuated, in lockdown after 'threats'

Sydney - Thousands of students were evacuated from schools in two Australian states Friday following hoax bomb threats, with local media saying they could be linked to similar scares in Europe.

French, British schools on alert after 'threats'

Paris - More than 20 schools in France, Italy and Britain were placed on alert Thursday after receiving threatening phone calls, following a wave of hoax bomb scares earlier this week.

20 French, British schools evacuated over bomb threats

Paris - Six prestigious schools in central Paris and 14 schools in Britain were evacuated on Tuesday following hoax bomb threats.The Paris schools received practically identical calls between 10:20am (0920 GMT) and 11:20am, French police said.

Fake bomb causes scare on Air France flight

Paris - A suspicious object made of cardboard and a kitchen timer sparked a bomb scare on an Air France flight Sunday, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Kenya.

Thailand warned by Russia IS militants 'have entered' the kingdom

Bangkok - Moscow's top intelligence agency has warned that 10 Syrians linked to the Islamic State group have entered Thailand to target Russians, the kingdom's police said Friday.

FBI arrests Chicago student after race revenge threat

Chicago - FBI agents arrested a black student who allegedly threatened to shoot 16 whites -- one for each bullet that hit a teen in a notorious police shooting.

Turkish Airlines plane diverted to Canada after bomb threat

Ottawa - A Turkish Airlines plane flying from New York to Istanbul was diverted to Canada on Sunday because of a bomb threat, but police said no explosives were found.

Hanover bomb threat will impact German league — Rauball

Hanover - A bomb threat which forced Germany's friendly against the Netherlands to be cancelled on Tuesday will have an impact on security at Bundesliga grounds, says German FA president Reinhard Rauball.

Stagefright returns: Android devices infected by MP3 files

The security company that uncovered the critical "Stagefright" issue in Android this summer has warned the attack has evolved and now infects devices from malicious multimedia files, circumventing updates that have remedied the original bug.

U.S. disrupted threat against pope: Lawmaker

Washington - The United States has broken up a threat against Pope Francis, who will visit Washington and other US cities this month, a lawmaker said Sunday.No details of the threat were given.

50% of Android users don't install security software on devices

A survey of Android users has found that nearly half of people do not install security software onto a new device because they feel that they do not need to do so, despite most being aware of security weaknesses in Android phones.

Microsoft says the Ask toolbar is a 'high risk threat to your PC'

Microsoft is now flagging the Ask search toolbar as malware in its Malware Protection Centre. Older versions of the once popular toolbar can prevent users from changing their default search provider and many people now view it only as an annoyance.

U.S. fighter jets scrambled for French flight to NY

New York - An Air France passenger jet flying from Paris to New York was escorted by two U.S. fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip Monday because of a bomb threat against the flight, the airline and US officials said.

Microsoft threatened UK government over open source plans

Microsoft reportedly threatened the UK government over its plans to promote more open-source software standards instead of the company's products last year. Microsoft apparently even went so far as to consider closing its UK research facilities.

Israel warns of terror attack threat against Jews in Tunisia 

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had learned of "concrete threats" of terror attacks against Jewish or Israeli targets in Tunisia.The Tunisian government quickly denied the claims, saying no such threats existed.

The Apple Watch is "not a threat" to mechanical watches

Lead Apple designer Jony Ive has said that the Apple Watch should not be viewed as a threat by luxury watch manufacturers in a filmed interview designed to uncover Apple's aims with its new wearable device.

Ecuador president says 'seriously threatened'

Quito - Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa abruptly pulled out of a public lunch on Tuesday because of what he called "a serious threat" of attack against him.The threat was being investigated and one person had been arrested.

98% of UK firms have no cyber-attack insurance

A new UK government report has found that nearly all large firms do not possess any form of insurance that would help them to recover from a major cyber-attack, despite 81% of those surveyed having experienced a security breach in the past 12 months.

Panda antivirus update causes software to flag itself

An update to Panda's antivirus software programs has led to the software recognising some of its own core files as malicious malware. It then quarantined them, leaving itself unable to run and preventing computers from starting up.

'Komodia' software behind Superfish found in 12 more programs

The dangerous code that allowed the Superfish adware preinstalled on Lenovo laptops to spoof secure SSL certificates has now been found inside another twelve programs online. All are capable of getting around the security mechanisms in the HTTPS protocol.

French economy minister says received death threats over reforms

Paris - France's economy minister said on Monday he had received death threats from "certain officials" furious over his plans to reform parts of the closed-shop economy.

Fourth grader suspended for using magic from the Hobbit

A parent of a fourth-grade student at the Kermit Independent School has said that his son was pulled out of lessons for making a terroristic threat when he was actually repeating magic from the Hobbit.

Ukraine's Poroshenko warns of global threat from Russia

Washington - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday warned of a threat to "global security everywhere" posed by the Russian aggression against his nation.

Pistorius accused of 'sinister' remark to witness

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius allegedly made a "very sinister" remark to a state witness and friend of the late Reeva Steenkamp in court Tuesday, a lawyer for the woman said.
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INTRUDER ALERT: U.S. Secret Service officers began searching the White House grounds at dawn Monday after an apparent drone aircraft crashed on the lawn during the middle of the night. No injuries or damage was reported.
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