Equifax: 2.5 million more Americans may be affected by hack

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NEW YORK — Credit report company Equifax said Monday that 2.5 million more Americans may have been affected by the massive security breach of its systems, bringing the total to 145.5 million people. Equifax said the company it hired to investigate the breach, Mandiant, has concluded its investigation and plans to release the results “promptly.” The company also said it would update its own notification for people who want to check if they were among those affected by Oct. 8. The information stolen included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses, the kind of information that could put people at risk for identity theft. While Equifax previously said up to 100,000 Canadian citizens may have been affected, it said …

Three ways the new Google Pixel could stand out from the pack

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Google is set to round out the major smartphone launches of the year on Wednesday, when the company is expected to debut the second generation of its Pixel phone, the company’s answer to Apple’s iPhone. After a series of phone launches that have been a little boring, this is the last chance for a major firm to make a big first impression this year. Based on the rumors, we can expect the phone to keep most of its features with some models getting upgrades. Those include a second-generation fingerprint scanner, faster processor and larger screen (thanks to reduced bevels). But for the phone to really impress, it will have to offer something novel. Here are three ways I think it …

Body of 24-year-old woman found near I-25 in Douglas County

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department has released the identity of a woman whose body was found Saturday on the side of Interstate 25, officials say. The body of Shelby Weatherly, 24, was discovered near the Greenland exit south of Larkspur, according to a news release by Lauren LeKander, sheriff’s spokeswoman. The cause and manner of Weatherly’s death are still under investigation. The Douglas County Coroner’s Office is following several tips and is asking anyone who may have seen any vehicles parked near the Greenland exit Friday night or early Saturday morning to call the sheriff’s office. Related Articles September 30, 2017 SB I-25 fully reopens in Douglas County several hours after body found on shoulder in suspected homicide September 16, …

Supreme Court term begins with case of workers’ rights

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By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court opened a high-profile term Monday with a case about employees’ rights that could affect an estimated 25 million workers. Justice Neil Gorsuch, in his first full term on the bench, was silent during an otherwise lively argument in which the justices seemed closely divided. The case is of considerable importance to employers and their workers because it involves how employees can complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. The issue is whether businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. The case pits labor laws intended to allow workers to band together against an older law encouraging the use of arbitration, instead of the courts. …

Mormon leader reaffirms faith’s opposition to gay marriage

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SALT LAKE CITY — A top Mormon leader reaffirmed the religion’s opposition to same-sex marriage on Saturday during a church conference — and reminded followers watching around the world that children should be raised in families led by a married man and woman no matter what becomes the norm in a “declining world.” The speech by Dallin H. Oaks, a member of a top governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, followed a push in recent years by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to uphold theological opposition to gay marriage amid widespread social acceptance while trying to foster an empathetic stance toward LGBT people. The Mormon church is one of many conservative faith groups navigating …

Trump waives cargo restrictions to speed help to Puerto Rico

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will waive federal restrictions on foreign ships’ transportation of cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter Thursday that President Donald Trump has “authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico.” She says Trump is responding to a request from the governor, and it “will go into effect immediately.” Related Articles September 28, 2017 Now even money is running out in storm-hit Puerto Rico September 28, 2017 Hurricane Maria may be U.S. preview of climate-fueled migration September 27, 2017 Broncos’ Max Garcia, who has family in Puerto Rico, helping with Hurricane Maria relief efforts September 27, 2017 North Carolina latest to suffer in 2017 hurricane season September …