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NSA director: China can damage US power grid

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:52AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — China and “one or two” other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks to shut down the electric grid in parts of the United States. That’s according to Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command. The possibility of

Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:49AM UTC

NEW YORK (AP) — A rule change that allows Chinese visitors to come in and out of the United States multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to America’s tourism industry. Estimates put the potential economic impact at up to $85 billion by 2021.

Thai junta leader pats reporter on head, tugs his ear

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:59AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military-installed prime minister, known for scolding journalists, is trying a new tack: patting their heads and tugging their ears.

China arrests 39 in scam targeting Malaysians

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:51AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say police have busted a telephone scam ring that tricked Malaysians into wiring them money. The official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday police arrested 39 people in southern Guangdong province and confiscated ill-gotten and other funds worth more than 60 million yuan ($10 million).

2 endangered elephants found dead in Indonesia

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:47AM UTC

JAMBI, Indonesia (AP) — Two endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in western Indonesia and authorities believe they were killed by poachers.

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