Report: Syrian government blamed for 3rd chemical attack

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An international team says the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the conflict-wracked nation.
Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites

An attendee looks at a monitor at the Parsons booth during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las VegasHackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world's best known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability. The attacks struck Twitter, Paypal, Spotify and other customers of an infrastructure company in New Hampshire called Dyn, which acts as a switchboard for internet traffic. The attackers used hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices that had previously been infected with a malicious code that allowed them to cause outages that began in the Eastern United States and then spread to other parts of the country and Europe.

Half of Republicans would reject election result if Clinton wins: Reuters/Ipsos

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in JohnstownBy Maurice Tamman NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump has repeatedly called this year's presidential election rigged and has coyly said "I will keep you in suspense” on whether he would accept a Hillary Clinton victory, but many Republicans are less circumspect, according to a new poll. Only half of Republicans would accept Clinton, the Democratic nominee, as their president. Conversely, seven out of 10 Democrats said they would accept a Trump victory and less than 50 percent would attribute it to illegal voting or vote rigging, the poll showed.

Montana judge sparks outrage with no prison time for incest

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge's decision not to order prison time for a Montana man who raped his 12-year-old daughter has sparked outrage from afar and calls closer to home to toughen the state's law, which allows such lenience in certain circumstances.
NY enacts restrictions on Airbnb, with fines of up to $7,500

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals.

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