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Some Services Restored After Quake In Chile

April 8, 2014 | by LUIS ANDRES HENAO & LUIS HIDALGO, Associated Press | Comments

Chilean officials said Friday that water, fuel, electricity and other essential services were being re-established, three days after a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake. The government also issued a three-month health alert for the quake-hit regions.   

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Report: FLASH Survey Highlights Ignorance of Hurricane Facts

April 15, 2014 11:39 am | by FLASH | Comments

A national Harris Interactive Survey commissioned by the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® has revealed some frightening perceptions regarding hurricane evacuation.  The survey found that a vast majority of Americans, 84 percent, mistakenly base their life or death evacuation decisions on the hurricane category and/or wind speed. 

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IBM Delivers Disaster Recovery, Security Services to SoftLayer Clients

April 15, 2014 11:30 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is delivering SoftLayer clients a new set of cloud-capabilities and services that accelerate cloud adoption by securing vital company assets and maintaining continuous businesses operations, even in the event of a disaster.

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Video: Holder Urges Approval of $15M for Shooter Training

April 15, 2014 11:18 am | by Associated Press | Comments

In a video message posted on the Justice Department website Tuesday, the attorney general says training is critical since patrol officers who arrive first on the scene are increasingly being relied on to respond directly to shooters rather than waiting for SWAT teams.

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Death Toll in Ebola Outbreak Rises to 121

April 15, 2014 11:09 am | by Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press | Comments

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count. There is no vaccine and no cure for the deadly virus, and its appearance in West Africa, far from its usual sites in Central and East Africa, has caused some panic.

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Tributes Planned to Mark Boston Marathon Bombing

April 15, 2014 10:56 am | by Denise Lavoie, Associated Press | Comments

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.

KnowBe4 Study Shows Maintaining Security Getting Much Harder For IT

April 15, 2014 9:19 am | Comments

Security is harder to maintain than it was a year ago according to a study done by KnowBe4. Ransomware, rapid technology advances and adoption of BYOD create a greater challenge for businesses to stay abreast of the numerous internal and external threats. 

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Many Still Wary Of Water Months After Spill

April 8, 2014 11:17 am | by SARAH PLUMMER, Associated Press | Comments

Ever since chemicals spilled into the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginia residents in January, Charleston resident Scott McMillion and his family have used their public supply for just one task: flushing their toilet.      

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Army: Fort Hood Suspect Had Requested Leave

April 8, 2014 11:12 am | by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press | Comments

Army investigators on Monday released a more detailed timeline of last week's fatal shooting at Fort Hood, describing an eight-minute rampage in which the suspect fired 35 shots over an area spanning the equivalent of two city blocks.   

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Windows XP: A 'Bull's Eye' For Hackers

April 8, 2014 11:08 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Write | Comments

Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. "What once was considered low-hanging fruit by hackers now has a big neon bull's eye on it."    

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Active Shooter Situation At Fort Hood

April 2, 2014 6:44 pm | Comments

The Bell's County Sheriff's Office dispatched deputies and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety to the nearby post after receiving reports of an "active shooter," sheriff's Lt. Donnie Adams said. FBI spokeswoman Michelle Lee said its agents were also headed to the scene.                                    

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Sungard Availability Services Now An Independent Company

April 1, 2014 11:00 am | by Sungard AS | Comments

Sungard Availability Services has announced that it is now a standalone company, following its split-off from SunGard Data Systems Inc. The new company will remain headquartered in Wayne, PA.                                                       

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U.S. Lawmakers Discuss LAX Shooting

April 1, 2014 10:45 am | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | Comments

U.S. lawmakers pressed airport and security officials Friday about problems responding to the Los Angeles International Airport shooting last year and said the incident illuminated similar gaps that needed to be addressed at airports across the nation.    

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Target Taking A Hard Look At Security

April 1, 2014 10:25 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

A senior executive at Target Corp. told a Senate hearing Wednesday that the retailer is taking a hard look at security across its network and is strengthening its anti-virus tools in the wake of a massive data breach.     

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Pentagon To Triple Cyber Staff To Thwart Attacks

April 1, 2014 10:22 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR & PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press | Comments

The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.                                               

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7.5 Quake On CA Fault Could Be Disastrous

April 1, 2014 10:02 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.                   

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