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Live Updates: Secret Service Director Gets Grilled by Congress



First came the Salahis. Then there were the Cartagena prostitutes. Now a White House intruder managed to run in the front door, carrying a serrated knife, before he was tackled by scrambling Secret Service agents.

After a few high-profile mishaps, members of Congress want to know what, exactly, is going on at the Secret Service.

Now, its director, Julia Pierson, who also happens to be the first woman to hold that post, heads to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Tuesday…

White House Intruder Wielding Knife Prompts More Security



WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is boosting security outside the White House following an embarrassing security breach in which an intruder with a knife scaled the White House fence, dashed across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents managed to stop him.

Increased surveillance and more officer patrols are among the measures that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has ordered, as the elite agency strives to ensure such an incident can’t happen again. Pierson has also…

10 Questions Apple Didn’t Answer Today



This was not your usual Apple event. At the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, Apple managed to pack a heck of a lot of new stuff into its two-hour presentation, including a pair of new iPhones, the company’s own system for mobile payments and a smartwatch.

While we learned a lot about the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and the Apple Watch during Tuesday’s event, there were many subjects that the company didn’t talk about. Whether they were secret,…

19 Things Teachers Don’t Want Their Students to Know



Students have more in common with their teachers than they might expect.

While some educators can’t wait to get back to the chalkboard, others greet the first day back with the same dread they felt back in high school. It may feel like teachers often put rules in place for seemingly arbitrary reasons, but they’re probably more on your side than you suspect

Teachers are taking to Whisper to share their secret back-to-school gripes, concerns…

Prank Phone Call Captured on Twitch Results in Dramatic On-Camera Arrest



A prank phone call to police sent SWAT teams bursting through the doors of a Colorado office Wednesday, all of which was captured in an online stream on Twitch.

Those detained were not engaged in a standoff, as the caller claimed, but were instead playing Counter-Strike and streaming it online for their fans. This unfortunately common prank, called swatting, has plagued celebrities and tech leaders for years, but has gained steam on live game streams as popular players are targeted.


YouTube Was Twitch’s Natural Suitor. Here’s Why Amazon Bought It Instead



After months of rumors, game streaming service Twitch is finally being acquired — just by a different company than first thought.

Amazon announced Monday afternoon that it had agreed to buy Twitch for $970 million in cash, a surprise move given the many reports that Twitch had all but inked a deal with Google’s YouTube. The YouTube deal, which reportedly fell through before Amazon entered the fray, would have made more sense at first blush: Twitch is one of the most promising video streaming…

Apple Pulls Secret App in Brazil After Judge’s Request



Days after a Brazilian judge requested in a preliminary injunction that the Secret app be removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play store, Apple has removed the virtual confession forum from the App Store in Brazil.

Secret is an app that allows users to anonymously share their most intimate confessions with other people browsing the app. Paulo Cesar de Carvalho, the presiding judge, argued that the app is an agent of online bullying and therefore detrimental to the public. He ordered…

More Than 1,000 Businesses Hit by Same Cyber Attack as Target



Target wasn’t the only business that experienced a cyber attack that compromised tens of millions of its customers’ credit cards, according to the Secret Service.

More than 1,000 American businesses were hit by the same cyber attack that affected in-store cash registers at Target last year, The New York Times reported Friday.

According to a Department of Homeland Security advisory obtained by the New York Times, the attacks were “much more pervasive” than initially reported as hackers…

Mo’ne Davis: Get to Know Little League’s Biggest Star



Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitcher who has become a Little League World Series sensation, is set to take the mound again on Wednesday night. Her team from Philadelphia plays a squad from Las Vegas on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET

Baseball fans and non-fans alike will tune in from across America to follow one of summer’s sweetest sports stories. The Internet will no doubt hang on Davis’ every curveball; Twitter will light up with each 70-mph heater she hurls down the pipe. A win will put her team in…

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