Top CNS stories for today including the U.S. charging Russian officials and a pair of hackers in the massive 2014 Yahoo data breach; a retired Navy admiral charged in connection with a widening bribery scandal; researchers find that antibiotics are causing bees more harm than good; California’s shellfish industry loses fight over “No-Otter” zone, and more.
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The United States on Wednesday charged four defendants, including two Russian security services officers, in connection with a massive data breach at Yahoo two years ago.
A retired U.S. Navy admiral was indicted Tuesday along with eight naval officers in a massive contract-bribe scandal involving lavish food and travel, sex parties, military secrets and millions of taxpayer dollars.
Honeybees treated with a common antibiotic were half as likely to survive the week after treatment as a group of untreated bees – a concerning trend that may affect humans as well.
After two hours of arguments Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s revised executive order targeting Muslim immigrants, a federal judge said he will decide soon whether to enjoin the so-called travel ban.
The Environmental Protection Agency must review and promulgate rules on 20 sources of toxic emissions within the next three years, a federal judge ruled.
Allegations of bad science and lobbying by overzealous environmentalists dominated talks on marine sanctuary and monument designations during a Congressional hearing Wednesday.
The federal government properly decided to terminate a “no-otter zone” along the southern California coast, a federal judge ruled, tossing out a challenge by California’s shellfish industry.
The maker of We-Vibe, a high-tech vibrator that can be controlled remotely via a smartphone app, will pay $3.75 million to settle accusations that it was secretly tracking users’ activities.