Trump perpetuates far-right propaganda.
Balkan war criminal commits suicide in court.
U.S. considering moving embassy in Israel.
NBC fires Matt Lauer over sexual assault complaint.
Garrison Keillor let go for “inappropriate behavior.”
North Korea launches an ICBM.
Democrats cancel meeting with Trump after twit-threats.
Jury acquits Libyan of most serious Benghazi charge.
Judge declines to remove Trump’s pick for CFPB.
What’s in a (royal) name?
Australia votes 61.6% in favor of same-sex marriage.
Senate questions Trump’s access to nuclear powers.
Four killed in California gun rampage.
Sessions recalls meeting that discussed Russia meeting.
First hajib-wearing Barbie released.
Strong earthquake strikes Iran/Iraq border.
Trump backtracks comment about Putin and meddling.
Texas shooting reveals gaps in background check process.
Tweets and Asia don’t mix.
R.I.P. Liz Smith, legendary gossip columnist.
U.S. imposes new travel restrictions to Cuba.
Chinese gas deal raises ethical questions for Commerce Secretary Ross.
Justice Department has new demands on AT&T/Time Warner merger.
Germany to recognize third gender.
Obama reports for jury duty. (Bet he didn’t have to watch “The Proposal” again.)
Big night and good news for Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey.
Texas gunman escaped from a mental hospital; still able to buy a gun.
ACLU goes after Taylor Swift for threatening blogger.
Charges dropped against woman who laughed at Sessions hearing.
R.I.P. Gemini and Apollo astronaut Dick Gordon, 88.
The Air Force failed to notify the FBI of the Texas shooter’s history.
Trump says Japan could shoot down North Korea’s missiles.
Brexit brain drain: Professionals leave for Europe.
It’s election day in Virginia and New Jersey.
Florida State suspends all fraternity/sorority activities indefinitely.
Texas church shooting death toll at 26.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has connections to sanctioned Russians.
Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash.
Ex-Catalan leader surrenders to police.
The Queen’s trust has cash holdings offshore.
David Corn reports in Mother Jones that Russian hackers broke into the Trump cyber network.
Four years ago, the Trump Organization experienced a major cyber breach that could have allowed the perpetrator (or perpetrators) to mount malware attacks from the company’s web domains and may have enabled the intruders to gain access to the company’s computer network. Up until this week, this penetration had gone undetected by President Donald Trump’s company, according to several internet security researchers.
In 2013, a hacker (or hackers) apparently obtained access to the Trump Organization’s domain registration account and created at least 250 website subdomains that cybersecurity experts refer to as “shadow” subdomains. Each one of these shadow Trump subdomains pointed to a Russian IP address, meaning that they were hosted at these Russian addresses. (Every website domain is associated with one or more IP addresses. These addresses allow the internet to find the server that hosts the website. Authentic Trump Organization domains point to IP addresses that are hosted in the United States or countries where the company operates.) The creation of these shadow subdomains within the Trump Organization network was visible in the publicly available records of the company’s domains.
There’s much more in the article itself, but the first thing that occurs to me is blackmail.
New York City attack suspect charged with terrorism.
Russian trolls’ social media posts shown.
Britain’s defense secretary resigns after improper behavior.
California hostage crisis ends with death of suspect.
San Juan mayor to Trump: You can’t handle the truth.
The Astros won the World Series!
Eight killed in truck attack in New York City.
Spain court summons fired Catalan leader.
Odinga rejects “sham” Kenya election re-run.
Parent barricades school, holds teacher hostage in California.
Tech titans testify before Senate about Russian propaganda.
Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.
Niger attack was a set-up by terrorists, according to the Pentagon.
Heat and wind in California raise fire danger to extremes.
One word from Trump throws wrench into Bergdahl’s sentence hearing.
238 areas bid to be Amazon’s second headquarters.
Gigantic lava tubes could be home for moon colonists.
Japanese PM wins big after snap election.
U.S. woman released from Taliban kidnapping shares story.
E.P.A. cancels talk on climate change by agency scientists.
Cub Scout exiled over gun-control questions finds another den.
Revenge: African rhino injures poacher.
Gold Star mother says Trump was insensitive.
Xi Jinping declares “new era” for China.
Trump rejects health care fix after praising it.
One month after hurricane, Puerto Rico still suffering.
NFL won’t make players stand for anthem.
Trump’s latest travel ban blocked.
Protests after Spain detains Catalonia separatists.
Trump drug czar pick withdraws from consideration.
Dow hits 23,000.
French aviators Nungesser and Coli credited with first trans-Atlantic flight.
Trump looking into drug czar appointment after “60 Minutes” report.
Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk.
Wildfires kill 30 in Portugal and northern Spain.
Security flaw puts every WiFi connection at risk.
Scientists catch neutron star collision… 132 million years ago.
Fun fact: This is the 2,900th edition of Short Takes.
Austria elects world’s youngest leader, Sebastian Kurz, 31.
Hundreds killed in Somalia truck bombing.
Hurricane Ophelia approaches the British isles.
California wildfires continue to burn.
Puerto Rico weed industry hit hard by hurricane.
American hostage freed; husband refuses flight to U.S.
Wildfires are getting worse in California’s wine region.
Trump threatens to end aid to Puerto Rico.
U.S. and Israel quit UNESCO.
Florida detective captures 9-foot anaconda.
Spain issues deadline to Catalans.
Elderly couple among those killed in California wildfire.
NAFTA without Mexico? It’s possible.
Boy Scouts to admit girls; allow them to reach Eagle rank.
See who won the Genius grants.
California wildfires kill 13.
Catalonia independence bid on hold.
North Korea hacks South Korea/U.S. military plans.
Opposition leader quits Kenya election re-run.
NFL and teams discuss anthem protest response.