September 20, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Corporate America has increasingly found itself under siege by hackers backed by organized criminals and foreign governments alike. A group called the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for knocking the New York Times' website offline for nearly two days. And in recent months, major U.S. banks have withstood a barrage of so-called distributed denial of service, or DDOS, attacks aimed at crippling their websites or worse. The high-profile computerized assaults over the last year have highlighted the digital age's vulnerabilities, coming in an era when a message sent via a hacked Twitter account can roil the stock market and a runaway trading program can nearly kill a Wall Street firm.
August 14, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The Angels recalled infielder Andrew Romine from triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, creating the potential for a family feud in the final two games of a four-game series against the New York Yankees. Romine is starting at shortstop Wednesday night in place of Erick Aybar, who has a minor left-calf injury and is expected to return Thursday. Romine's younger brother, Austin, is a backup catcher for the Yankees and was not in Wednesday night's lineup but could play Thursday.
August 12, 2013 |
Austin Dillon was tapped to drive the No. 14 Chevrolet in place of the injured Tony Stewart at this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Dillon, 23, currently leads the title standings in NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series, and he was the 2011 champion in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series. He's also the grandson of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. "I've watched Austin for many years and at each stage of his racing career he's been successful," Stewart, co-owner of his Stewart-Haas Racing team, said in a statement.
August 5, 2013 |
Austin Hatch, a teenager from Fort Wayne, Ind., who has survived two horrific plane crashes that killed five family members, is moving to Los Angeles to try to resume a basketball career he hopes will be continued a year from now at the University of Michigan. Hatch is relocating to Pasadena to live with an uncle for his senior year of high school and has enrolled at Los Angeles Loyola, which begins classes on Aug. 26. A 6-foot-6 forward, he committed to Michigan when he was a sophomore, before he suffered a serious head injury, broken ribs and a punctured lung during a plane crash on June 24, 2011.
August 2, 2013 |
Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green are already having another baby! Because limiting their pretty gene pool to one child would just be unfair. "I can confirm Megan is expecting her second child with her husband Brian," Fox's publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnick told Page Six and People . "They are both very happy. " Fox, 27, and Green, 40, who married in 2010, welcomed their first child , a boy named Noah Shannon just last September but it looks like the stork will be a frequent visitor of the Green-Fox home.
August 2, 2013 |
The BMX big air trophy will arrive in Texas before the rest of the X Games next summer. Morgan Wade, 30, of Tyler, Texas, throttled the competition at Irwindale Speedway, winning his first career gold medal with a trick he learned only four days earlier. Wade landed a back-flip superman over the gap after learning the maneuver on a padded ramp Monday and landing it for the first time at practice Wednesday. He then rose 21 feet 4 inches and executed off a triple tail whip on the quarterpipe.
August 1, 2013 |
Junior first baseman Austin Russ of Newhall Hart has committed to USC. He was one of the top players this summer for a Hart team that won the VIBL championship. Eric.email@example.com
July 31, 2013 |
For 15 years, Dave Eggers' McSweeney's publishing enterprise has helped readers discover all things cool and quirky. On Wednesday, the Harry Ransom Center, the humanities library at the University of Texas, announced that it has acquired the archive of McSweeney's publishing company, which includes McSweeney's books, DVD journal Wholphin, the Believer, the food magazine Lucky Peach and the center's flagship literary journal first published in 1998, Timothy...
July 27, 2013 |
Underscoring the pitched battle to land television dramas, production of NBC's post-apocalyptic drama "Revolution" has moved halfway across the country to Austin, Texas. The first season of the J.J. Abrams-produced science fiction drama was shot in Wilmington, N.C. But this summer Warner Bros. relocated production of the hourlong show to the Lone Star state, which offers generous tax credits. NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said Saturday that scenery and storytelling also factored into the decision to shift the show to Austin.
June 29, 2013 |
The deafening screams for a celebrity basketball game featuring Chris Brown washed over the tiny crowd that packed the Music Matters stage to see alt-R&B singer-songwriter Mateo early Saturday afternoon. The surprisingly thin crowd was a shame considering the L.A.-based singer-songwriter - along with much of the bill of free performers that would hit the stage during the afternoon - is part of a wave of artists rejuvenating the genre by pulling away from the conventional boundaries of R&B and hip-hop.