Fresno COG Recovers from ‘Catastrophic’ Cyber Attack

Cyber hackers, believed to be from Russia, encrypted thousands of files from the Fresno Council of Governments, demanding an $8,000 ransom. The public agency declined to pay and lost access to the files. Listen to this article: https://d28jd3p91iwyr0...
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Anti-Doping Agency Imposes 4-Year Ban on Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will st...

Russian Scientists Present Ancient Puppy Found in Permafrost

YAKUTSK, Russia — Russian scientists on Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country’s Far East. “This puppy has all its limbs, pelage – fur, even whiskers. The nose is visible. There are teeth. ...
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Joint Turkish and Russian Patrols Begin in Syrian Region

SEVIMLI, Turkey — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion. The Turkish ...
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Help Floods in for Homeless LA Subway Singer

LOS ANGELES — A homeless woman whose angelic singing in a Los Angeles subway was captured on video is being offered praise and help. About $70,000 has been raised on GoFundMe sites since a police officer captured Emily Zamourka, 52, clutching a push cart an...