CANBERRA, Australia—A cyberattack on Australia’s parliament was carried out by foreign agents, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, coinciding with a warning from the country’s top intelligence official that spying against the key U.S. ally has reached unprecedented levels. Hackers on Feb. 8 sought access to computers systems in the parliament, but were thwarted before any confidential information was accessed. Mr. Morrison said Monday that they also attempted to breach servers used by the ruling center-right Liberal Party,...
February 18, 2019 07:18 UTC
“It would have to be the right fit,” James said. “It’d have to be the right city. If it don’t, I won’t be disappointed in anything I’ve done off the floor. I got a lot more game to play. A ton more years to play this game and suit up and be in a Lakers uniform.”
February 18, 2019 06:22 UTC
Feb 18 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. - A UK parliamentary committee on Monday rebuked Facebook Inc in a new report that calls for regulation and intensified scrutiny of social-media companies. on.wsj.com/2ImgySh- Amazon.com Inc's sudden move to abandon plans for a new campus in New York ends the protests in the city but does not remove the national scrutiny being placed on the company, according to corporate reputation and management experts. on.wsj.com/2ImhLJj
February 18, 2019 06:00 UTC
New York (CNN Business) Alec Baldwin, the actor who plays President Trump on "SNL," is responding to the president's latest shot at the show. Baldwin is asking if Trump's tweet "constitutes a threat" to his family's safety. On Saturday night Baldwin reprised his Trump impersonation for an "SNL" skit that recreated the president's Friday morning speech about the border, the budget, and assorted other subjects. But Trump — who has fired back at the show numerous times in the past — fired up his Twitter account again on Sunday morning. Trump called "SNL" unfunny and unfair, indicating that he probably saw at least parts of the episode from the night before.
February 18, 2019 05:47 UTC
And yet while much of the gymnastics world has been spinning out of control, rocked by sensational courtroom testimony and other revelations, there has been a seeming oasis tucked into the campus of U.C.L.A. Many outside the sport learned that last month when Katelyn Ohashi stunned millions of YouTube viewers with her strength, sassiness and thrilling tumbling. To those in the know, there was little surprise that Ohashi, once not far from an Olympic berth, rediscovered her joy of gymnastics at U.C.L.A., under a coach who cannot do a single pull-up. Valorie Kondos Field, known as Miss Val to basically everyone, is the first to admit she is not a perfect coach. But she has long presented an alternative to the often joyless training environment that has become associated with the elite levels of the sport.
February 18, 2019 04:52 UTC
With the Academy Awards less than a week away, Oscar prognosticators are looking for any signs of how voters may be leaning in a year that has had no clear, sustained frontrunner. But the Writers Guild Awards are generally an unreliable predictor of future Oscar wins, in part because guild rules render some potential contenders ineligible if the writer isn’t a WGA member or the production is not a signatory with the guild. This year, “The Favourite” was not included on the WGA Awards ballots.
February 18, 2019 04:11 UTC
Austrlian Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes a statement on cybersecurity in the House of Representatives on Feb. 18. (Mick Tsikas/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)CANBERRA, Australia — A “sophisticated state actor” was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament’s computing network that also affected the network of major political parties, the prime minister said Monday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not identify the state behind what he described as a “malicious intrusion” on Feb. 8. “Our cyber experts believe that a sophisticated state actor is responsible for this malicious activity,” Morrison told reporters. The Australian Cyber Security Center, the government’s main cyber security agency, had briefed federal and state election authorities, Morrison said.
February 18, 2019 04:01 UTC
“I’ve just got to stop doing that,” he said of not backing off the putt to regroup. “I mean, I could feel the wind coming and I got scared, so I tried to hit it harder. And I did hit it harder, and that’s why I missed it. I jammed it. That’s not the speed that I hit putts at when I’m putting well.
February 18, 2019 03:33 UTC
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February 18, 2019 03:11 UTC
The one-eyed man whom they had originally questioned about buying the corn husk dolls in 1980 — the same man who castigated Amelia at a book reading a decade later — is identified as a possible “procurer” for a pedophile ring. That leads the elderly partners to interview a former domestic worker at the Hoyt estate, who describes a one-eyed man who worked closely with Hoyt and the secretive goings-on that led to her departure. By now it’s clear that some unseen hand has been dictating where the investigation has gone. In 1990, Tom’s apparent suicide at Devil’s Den is staged to accomplish the same goal of putting the case to rest with the deceased. Through Amelia’s sleuthing in the 1990 timeline, we discover that cousin Dan had some discussions with the one-eyed man at the bar where Lucy once worked.
February 18, 2019 03:00 UTC
That, said Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle, is a bigger issue than any perceived flaws in the collective bargaining agreement. Adam Wainwright, a highly respected veteran starter for the St. Louis Cardinals, sounded an alarm in an interview last week with InsideSTL.com. “Unless something changes, there’s going to be a strike, 100 percent,” Wainwright said. That strike bled into the next season, when owners turned spring training into a farce by fielding teams of replacement players. The current collective bargaining agreement runs through 2021, and Manfred dismissed concerns about a strike this season.
February 18, 2019 02:48 UTC
(CNN) Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Sunday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "offered to wear a wire into the White House," resurfacing one of the most controversial and disputed episodes of the Justice official's tenure. McCabe told CBS' Scott Pelley on "60 Minutes" that Rosenstein said, "'I never get searched when I go into the White House. As CNN previously reported, Rosenstein denies he pursued any recording, and a source in the room for these conversations said Rosenstein was being sarcastic. "He was absolutely serious," McCabe told Pelley. I did discuss it with my general counsel and my leadership team back at the FBI after he brought it up the first time."
February 18, 2019 02:04 UTC
The bloc has steadfastly insisted that the agreement reached with Mrs. May’s government, and rejected by the British Parliament, is not open to substantive change. Following that, the Parliament may vote to take the management of the Brexit process away from her. Mrs. May’s last move may be to wait until the last minute and confront the Parliament with a choice between her negotiated deal and a long extension of the Brexit deadline. That, at least, is what her chief Brexit negotiator, Olly Robbins, was overheard telling colleagues in a Brussels bar. The way the process has been going, counting on a reasonable vote at the last minute is seriously tempting disaster.
February 18, 2019 02:03 UTC
“That was obviously awesome,” Nowitzki said. “I wanted to just play a few minutes and hoist up a three and that’s exactly what happened. But it’s the last time on this stage, I’m going to go for it, and it went in. The second one I thought, let me step back a little more and see what happens, and it went in too. It was a fun all-around weekend.”
February 18, 2019 01:50 UTC