The Daily Populous

Friday July 26th, 2019 day edition

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The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its long-awaited bipartisan report on election security and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Among the key findings of the report, the committee writes that “the Russian government directed extensive activity, beginning in at least 2014 and carrying into at least 2017, against U.S. election infrastructure at the state and local level.”.

The Senate panel, which has been investigating Russian interference for more than two years, released a summary version of its election security findings in May 2018.

“The Russian government's effort to interfere in our election is among the most serious.”.

Election infrastructure in a second unnamed state was also breached, and several counties in that state were specifically probed.

The Senate report also states that Russian Embassy officials submitted a request with the State Department to observe the election, which was not approved.

The committee detailed Russian attempts to probe and access election systems and infrastructure in a variety of unnamed states. U.S. officials have said that Russian hackers probed election infrastructure in 21 states. »

'Mass Arrest' of US Marines on Camp Pendleton

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The Marines - all E-2 to E-4 in rank - were arrested based on information gained from a previous human smuggling investigation, military officials said.

NBC 7 first reported the news that two Camp Pendleton-based Marines were arrested earlier this month and accused of transporting undocumented immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border near Tecate.

The agents reportedly saw three undocumented immigrants jump into the Marines’ car on Interstate 8, just north of the border. »

AT&T loses nearly 1 million TV customers after raising DirecTV prices

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AT&T reported a net loss of 778,000 subscribers in the "Premium TV" category, which includes its DirecTV satellite and U-verse wireline TV services.

The Premium TV loss brought AT&T down to 21.6 million customers in that category, while the DirecTV Now loss brought that service down to 1.3 million customers.

AT&T also raised prices for its DirecTV satellite and U-verse TV services in January while simultaneously making it more expensive for customers to cancel TV or Internet service. »

Homophobic night bus attack: Four teens charged

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Four teenagers have been charged with a homophobic attack against two women who refused to kiss on a London night bus.

The attack on Melania Geymonat and her date Chris happened on the top deck of the bus as they were travelling to Camden Town on 30 May.

Image caption The attack on the pair was labelled as "sickening" by then Prime Minister Theresa May. »