Louisiana National Guard dispatched to prevent cyberattacks ahead of election

The Louisiana National Guard was dispatched to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at government offices across the state in the run-up to the presidential election next month, according to a report. The attacks follow similar ones across Washington state, according to a Reuters report. In Washington, hackers infected government offices with a type of malware which triggered ransonware that caused government computer systems to...

Japanese entrepreneur starts volunteer online message counseling

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MOSCOW — A trio of space travelers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-16 capsule carrying NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, and Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan at 7:54 a.m. Thursday. After a brief medical checkup, the three will be taken by...

Tesla reports fifth-straight quarterly profit on record revenue

Elon Musk’s Tesla reported its fifth consecutive quarter of profitability on Wednesday in just the latest sign that his electric car company has not been thrown off track by the coronavirus pandemic. Tesla reported its largest-ever quarterly profit on revenue of $8.8 billion, beating analyst expectations of $8.4 billion. Its 76 cent earnings per share beat the Street’s forecasted 57 cents. Assuming it keeps up the...
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