A system that digitally processes customer transactions for a major pipeline network in the U.S. was shut down Monday after a cyber attack. The electronic data interchange provided by third-party Energy Services Group LLC for Energy Transfer Partners's natural gas pipeline system was attacked Monday and will be hobbled until "further notice," Energy Transfer said in a notice to shippers.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appointed state Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday - a decision that has already drawn concerns from fellow Republicans, including some inside the White House. "Things are new, things are good, and things are about to happen, I can assure you," Hyde-Smith said after Bryant introduced her at an event in Mississippi. The governor said the decision was "mine and mine alone." He called on Mississippians to rally around his choice.
A student opened fire at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland Tuesday morning, March 20, critically injuring two other students before he was confronted by a school resource officer, according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. The officer and gunman exchanged fire in a hallway, authorities said. They said the gunman was mortally wounded, but it was not clear if he was shot by the officer or hit by his own round at the school 70 miles south of Washington, D.C.
Nigel, a handsome gannet bird who lived on a desolate island off the coast of New Zealand, died suddenly this week. Wherever his soul has landed, the singles scene surely cannot be worse. The bird was lured to Mana Island five years ago by wildlife officials who, in hopes of establishing a gannet colony there, had placed concrete gannet decoys on cliffsides and broadcast the sound of the species’ calls. Nigel accepted the invitation, arriving in 2013 as the island’s first gannet in 40 years. But none of his brethren joined him.
FRAZER, Mont. - The laughter of children playing basketball, all crowded around the hoop as the ball spilled over the rim, carried out of the school playground and into an otherwise silent Saturday afternoon in mid-December. Three stray dogs, looking for food or shelter or anything to do, walked along the sidewalk. A biting wind whipped off the prairie and inside the second-to-last house on the last street on the western edge of town sat Mya Fourstar, running three fingers through her straightened brown hair, squinting into the dining room table.
The Philadelphia Eagles secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs on Monday after they beat the Oakland Raiders 19-10 at Lincoln Financial Field. It may have been an ugly performance, but its importance cannot be underrated. For starters, consider the basic fact the Eagles are 7-0 at home. But the bigger development is that the home-field edge could make up for the downgrade at quarterback to Nick Foles from the injured Carson Wentz.
The Philadelphia Eagles, in the strictest sense, did exactly what was necessary Monday night at Lincoln Financial Field. They beat the Oakland Raiders. They upped their NFL-best record to 13-2. They wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. They ensured the conference's road to the Super Bowl goes through Philadelphia. But there was a bigger task Monday for the Eagles when they faced the Raiders. They needed to reestablish their superiority over the NFC's other top contenders. They needed to look, once again, like the NFC's honest-to-goodness Super Bowl favorite.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and leading NFL MVP candidate Carson Wentz exited a victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday with what the Eagles reportedly fear to be a season-ending injury to his left knee, a potentially devastating blow to a franchise seeking its first Super Bowl appearance since the 2004 season and another black mark for a league already shaken by a staggering number of serious injuries to major stars.
The Philadelphia Eagles, by record and by appearance, have been the best team in the NFL this season. They are 10-1, and in the entirety of November no opponent came within three touchdowns of them. But we may not know how good they are yet, and the next two weeks will provide the fullest reveal of their capacity.
Some things just go together. Peanut butter and jelly. A needle and thread. Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. The actor and the director, who have worked together on films such as "Gangs of New York," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Aviator," are joining forces yet again for a drama about the life and times of Teddy Roosevelt, according to Deadline.