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Judge blocks sale of machine gun converters after US sues

NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The US Department of Justice said it has obtained a court order blocking two firearms companies from imperiling public safety by illegally selling devices to convert AR-15 style rifles into machine guns. US District Judge Nina Morrison in Brooklyn on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order against Rare Breed …

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US says it ‘hacked the hackers’ to bring down ransomware gang, helping 300 victims

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The FBI revealed on Thursday it had secretly hacked and disrupted a prolific ransomware gang called Hive, a maneuver that allowed the bureau to thwart the group from collecting more than $130 million in ransomware demands from more than 300 victims . At a news conference, US Attorney General Merrick …

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Heavy snow causes havoc in Japan as cold snap sweeps through Asia

TOKYO, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Heavy snow blanketed wide swathes of Japan on Wednesday, snarling traffic, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, disrupting train travel and leaving at least one person dead. An unusually cold weather front and extreme low pressure systems set snow falling and strong winds blowing across Japan from Tuesday after causing havoc …

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Indian university warns students not to screen BBC documentary on Modi

NEW DELHI, Jan 24 (Reuters) – A top Indian university has threatened strict disciplinary action if its students’ union carries out plans on Tuesday to screen a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the move might disturb peace and harmony on campus. Modi’s government has dismissed the documentary, which questioned his leadership during …

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Opinion: Women don’t have to die from cervical cancer

Editor’s Note: Dr. Eloise Chapman-Davis is director of gynecologic oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Denise Howard is chief of obstetrics and gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and a vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. The views expressed in this commentary are their own. Read …

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King Charles III’s coronation: Buckingham Palace reveals details of three-day celebration

London CNN — Buckingham Palace on Saturday revealed details of King Charles III’s coronation, set to be less extravagant than his mother’s ceremony 70 years ago, in a reflection of the cost-of-living crisis many Britons are enduring. Three days of celebrations will take place, with the coronation on Saturday May 6, a “Coronation Big Lunch” …

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Here are the companies that have laid off employees this year

New York CNN — Just this week, Alphabet, Google’s parent company, Microsoft (MSFT) and Vox Media announced layoffs that will affect more than 22,000 workers. Their moves follow on the heels of job cuts earlier this month at Amazon, Goldman Sachs and Salesforce. More companies are expected to do the same as firms that aggressively …

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Households earning $100,000 or more are cutting spending more aggressively. What’s going on?

We want to hear from readers who have stories to share about the effects of increasing costs and a changing economy. If you’d like to share your experience, write to readerstories@marketwatch.com. Please include your name and the best way to reach you. A reporter may be in touch. Higher-earning households are feeling the inflationary pinch. …

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