Summary Lights on an internet switch are lit up in an office in Ottawa, on February 10, 2011. The privacy commissioner's office said Thursday it was first informed of the breach on July 23 and further briefed on Monday -- at which point the exposure of personal data was confirmed. The attack appears to be a serious security issue, but the full extent of the impact has yet to be determined, said Tobi Cohen, a spokeswoman for the commissioner's office.
Summary UNITED NATIONS: Condemning as "unjustifiable and shameful" the shelling of a UN-run school in Gaza sheltering thousands of displaced Palestinians, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said those responsible for the attack should be held accountable. The UN Chief said "all available evidence" points to Israeli artillery as the cause of the "reprehensible attack". Ban noted that the "precise" location of the Jabaliya Elementary Girls School had been communicated to the Israeli military authorities "17 times" and as recently as last night, "just a few hours before the attack."
Summary Men's 65kg FS Final: GOLD! She won 9-2. The first gold medal of the night in wrestling goes to India. Men's 86kg FS Bronze medal match: BRONZE! Pawan Kumar gets the win on the basis on scoring the last high-scoring move.
Summary MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. - A former Virginia Tech student has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder for allegedly killing a senior at the college in February, reports The Roanoke Times . CBS affiliate WDBJ reports a witness at the July 22 hearing said the victim and the suspect didn't know each other well but may have been "in a romantic relationship and experimenting with their sexuality." Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt told the paper the second-degree murder charge - which was what Ewing initially faced back in February - will be dropped against the suspect in favor of "the more serious" first-degree charge.
Summary Home builders picked up the pace this month. Half of those units (a single permit can be issued to build multiple units) were rental apartments and other kinds of multi-family housing. Both permits and the number of units were up considerably from last year, but the number of planned units was down slightly from the previous month.
Summary HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas company is offering a unique send off for beloved pets by placing a portion of their cremated remains in a capsule and blasting them off into space. Celestis Inc, which has provided memorial space flights for human remains since 1997, will launch its first commercial pet memorial spaceflight in October 2014 with the remains of a blue merle Australian shepherd, named Apollo, the company said. The pet services, such as one dubbed Earth Rise, start at $995 and include having the pet's remains into flown into space on a commercial flight and returned to the owner.
Summary Sayet minced no words in telling his audience he believes the modern liberal is the "stupidest person that has ever lived." Yes, he said, Hollywood actors and actresses don't do anything either. "The job of the actor is to pretend to be doing things," he said.
Summary Already in the first six months of 2014, Sunday broadcast news shows have spent more time covering climate change than they did over the past four years combined. It's near impossible to get 97 percent of scientists to agree about much of anything beyond the basic laws of physics. The fact that the consensus is this broad tells us it is time to end the idea that there is any debate in the scientific community.
Summary Somerset fell agonisingly short of a remarkable victory over Kent in a high-scoring One-Day Cup match at Taunton. However, needing 15 off Mitchell Claydon's last over, they only managed 12 and lost the match by two runs. Earlier, Sam Northeast (132) and Sam Billings (135no) helped Kent post 383-7, a 50-over record for the county.
Summary The Northern Ireland Executive has approved funding to save the Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry, County Down. He said locals had "fought a valiant campaign" to keep the tourist attraction open and executive approval was "a vital step forward" to reverse the council decision. In October 2013, the chairman of the Stormont Enterprise Committee, Patsy McGlone of the SDLP, said it would be "madness" to close the aquarium.
Summary WILKES-BARRE -- The search is on for an inmate who escaped from the Luzerne County Correctional Facility's Minimal Offenders Building by climbing over a fence just after 11 a.m. A police canine is being used in the search. Kingston police is also searching the west side along Third Avenue and Church Street under the belief the inmate crossed the river.
Summary Lionsgate, Republic Records and Songs Music Publishing revealed Lorde's involvement in the franchise on Thursday, just days after releasing the first official Mockingjay trailer . Lorde , who delivered a song on the second soundtrack in 2013, may well bring back a few of those musicians, like her Twitter pal Taylor Swift, but we'll have to wait to find out. "Her immense talent and keen understanding of Mockingjay's characters and themes not only have enabled her to create a song of her own that completely captures the film's essence," Lawrence added, "but her insight and passion for our project make her the perfect creative force to assemble the other songs on our soundtrack."
Summary The word drone has a lot of different meanings: military craft, research tool, delivery robot. The sleek rounded curves and crisp white body of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ would fit in alongside a piece of modernist furniture. And of all the units we tested, the Phantom was the only one that was simultaneously powerful and easy to control.
Summary BRYAN -- A Central Texas jury has ordered McDonald's to pay $27 million in damages to the families of two teenagers killed in a car accident while en route to a hospital after a fight outside the fast-food restaurant in College Station in 2012. The young men were beaten in the parking lot. Their girlfriends tried to get them to a hospital but the driver ran a red light and was hit by a pickup.