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'123456' replaces 'password' as worst password

'123456' replaces 'password' as worst password

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Despite numerous online security breaches and websites enforcing stricter rules for password creation, "123456" has topped the list of worst passwords compiled by SplashData.
Ananth Baliga

No change on Snowden policy, White House says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- There is no change in policy toward former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the White House said Monday, after suggestions surfaced an amnesty might be offered.
Massive hack steals 2 million passwords from website accounts

Massive hack steals 2 million passwords from website accounts

CHICAGO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A security hack characterized as massive has resulted in 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords being stolen, a U.S. information security firm says.

Britain, U.S. to launch unmanned mine detectors in Persian Gulf

LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- Britain and the United States are sending 19 underwater drones to the Persian Gulf to conduct a mine counter-measure exercise, military officials said.
FBI says no arrest yet in Boston bombings

FBI says no arrest yet in Boston bombings

BOSTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The FBI said Wednesday afternoon no arrest has been made in the Boston Marathon bombings, despite numerous media reports.
Saving Private Romney

Saving Private Romney

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Can the selection of Paul Ryan for the Republican candidate for vice president help the campaign of Mitt Romney and will the be able to govern if they do win?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Las Vegas Denny's to include weddings

Las Vegas Denny's to include weddings

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Denny's Corp. says it plans to open a downtown Las Vegas location that offers a wedding chapel complete with a wedding cake made from pancakes.

Threat of airliner attack reported

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- A Yemeni al-Qaida terrorist plot to attack an airliner, coinciding with the Olympic Games in London, has been reported, sources said Monday.

Can police back up Etan Patz confession?

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- New York police may have difficulty corroborating the confession of a man who says he killed 6-year-old Etan Patz more than 30 years ago, legal analysts say.
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Banjo master Earl Scruggs dead at 88

NASHVILLE, March 28 (UPI) -- Bluegrass icon and banjo master Earl Scruggs died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital, his family said. He was 88.

Hearing for East Haven, Conn., officers

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Fellow officers could be called as witnesses against four East Haven, Conn., police officers accused of civil rights violations, federal prosecutors said.

4 cops in Conn. accused of profiling

EAST HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The FBI arrested four East Haven, Conn., police officers Tuesday accused of racially profiling and mistreating Latino residents, officials said.

British police arrest man in double murder

LEEDS, England, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Police in Leeds, England, were investigating the killing of a woman and her daughter in their home.
CBS gives 'Early Show' a new name

CBS gives 'Early Show' a new name

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- CBS says its new U.S. morning program will be called "CBS This Morning" when it debuts next month.

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Police: Man drove forklift into home

APOPKA, Fla., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Florida authorities said a man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly drove a forklift into an occupied trailer home multiple times.
King, Rose to host CBS morning program

King, Rose to host CBS morning program

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill are to serve as co-hosts of a new morning program to start taping in New York in January, CBS said Tuesday.

Officials unable to recover climber's body

EUGENE, Ore., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- High winds and near-whiteout conditions hindered efforts to recover the body of a Eugene, Ore., man who fell off North Sister mountain.

Ill. town outlaws saggy pants

COLLINSVILLE, Ill., July 13 (UPI) -- The mayor of an Illinois town on the Missouri border said he does not approve of a new ordinance banning residents from sagging their pants below the waistline.

Calif. Sheep Fire probably arson

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A wildfire that burned for seven days in Southern California in October was caused by human activity and was probably deliberately set, investigators say.

Security check backlog prompts concern

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- A report by the U.S. Office of the Inspector General raised concerns about the backlog of the FBI's immigration security check procedures.

FBI immigrant checks said slow, unreliable

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- FBI background checks on prospective U.S. immigrants are slow and unreliable, a Justice Department watchdog agency said Monday.

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Truckers charged with stealing iPhones ... Accused thief craps out at slots ... Man sets fire to home while thawing pipe ... One-legged man charged with crutch attack ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Man sets fire to home while thawing pipe

LIMA, Ohio, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Shawnee Township, Ohio, said a man accidentally lit his house on fire while attempting to thaw a frozen waterline with a propane torch.
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