U.S. charges Russian intelligence officers for alleged meddling in 2016 presidential elections

A federal grand jury on Friday charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump. The indictment, which alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy involving sophisticated hacking and staged releases of documents, raises the stakes… Read More U.S. charges Russian intelligence officers for alleged meddling in 2016 presidential elections

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian teenager during protests along Gaza border 

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager during protests along the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza medical officials said, and an Israeli soldier was wounded during the demonstrations that had turned violent, the military said. More than 130 Palestinians have been killed during the Israel-Gaza frontier protests which have entered their fourth month and have… Read More Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian teenager during protests along Gaza border 

Scores killed as suicide bomber attacks election rally in Pakistan

​A suicide bomber killed 130 people at an election rally in southwestern Pakistan in the second election-related attack on Friday, officials said, amid growing tensions over ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s return ahead of the July 25 vote. The bombing was the most deadly attack in Pakistan in over three years and is the third… Read More Scores killed as suicide bomber attacks election rally in Pakistan

Blue Origin plans to charge passengers at least $200,000 for space trips

​Jeff Bezos’ rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans said. Potential customers and the aerospace industry have been eager to learn the cost of a ticket on Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle, to find out if it… Read More Blue Origin plans to charge passengers at least $200,000 for space trips

Twitter users lose followers as company deletes millions of accounts following policy change

A Twitter Inc policy change on Thursday to increase the service’s credibility cost its 100 most popular users about 2 percent of their followers, on average, according to social media data firm Keyhole. Twitter is no longer counting as followers any accounts that have been locked because of suspected fraud, Chief Executive Jack Dorsey posted… Read More Twitter users lose followers as company deletes millions of accounts following policy change