North Korean hackers hit more than 100 targets in the U.S. and allied nations over the past 18 months, with cyberattacks continuing during President Trump and Kim Jong Un’s summit in Hanoi last week. The hacks included efforts to break into the computer networks of banks, utilities, and oil companies, with firms based in Houston and New York City the most frequent targets.
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An estimated 6,227 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roads last year, a 4 percent increase from 2017 and the highest number in 28 years. Analysts say the increase is partly due to Americans shifting from passenger cars to SUVs, and partly because more drivers and pedestrians are distracted by cellphones.
A commercially built and operated spacecraft designed to carry a human crew automatically docked for the first time at the International Space Station last week after launching from U.S. soil. Earlier flights by Elon Musk’s SpaceX venture had required a human aboard the ISS to use a robotic arm to capture the spacecraft. The Crew Dragon capsule carried a “smart dummy” inside named Ripley.
Thousands of African-Americans are leaving Chicago every year in what some experts call a reverse Great Migration. The city’s black population is expected to shrink to 665,000 by 2030 from a peak of 1.2 million; many of those moving away cite fears of violent crime and the rising cost of living.