False alarms: hackers take over Dallas's 156 sirens before system deactivated

Unknown hackers triggered about 15 alarm cycles before city officials took down emergency notification system used during inclement weather events

Hackers took control over the 156 sirens in Dallas this weekend, triggering false alarms on the system used to alert residents to take shelter from inclement weather, until officials deactivated the system early Saturday morning.

The person or people responsible were able to hack into a part of the system that was communicating with all 156 of the city’s sirens, said Rocky Vaz, who heads the city’s office of emergency management, at a news conference.

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Masters 2017: English golfers’ excellent showing deserves recognition | Ewan Murray

Eleven Englishman entered the Masters, one as defending champion, and three had hopes of winning after day three – but golf struggles for acclaim in the homeland of Danny Willett

It seems poetic that the popular song with swing as an opening word is the domain of those at Twickenham. International rugby players are among those to be afforded greater profile and status in England than golfers who continue to joust with the best in the world. Taking the latter for granted would be a grave error, as would not building on their relatively incredible success.

If the arrival of 11 English golfers at the Masters was notable enough – and it should have been – the fact that Justin Rose, Lee Westwood and Paul Casey began the final day with live hopes of claiming the first major of 2017 is deserving of heavy recognition. This is a tournament won in sensational fashion by a Yorkshireman 12 months ago. Nonetheless, step outside golf’s bubble and little or nothing is made of this.

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U.S. officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trump administration officials on Sunday blamed Russian inaction for enabling a deadly poison gas attack against Syrian civilians last week as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepared to explain to Moscow a U.S. retaliatory missile strike.


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Trump officials broadcast president's plan for Syria: wait for global response

HR McMaster, Nikki Haley and Rex Tillerson defend president’s missile strikes, emphasizing Russia’s role in ‘the solution’ and new priority to depose Assad

In world capitals, at the United Nations and in military briefings, leaders spent the weekend trying to deduce what doctrine might lie behind the first direct attack by the US on the forces of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. On Sunday, the White House articulated Donald Trump’s message: your move, world.

Related: Tillerson: China agrees on ‘action’ on North Korea as navy strike group sails

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Assad could see U.S. strike as just a 'slap on the wrist'

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A U.S. cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base may persuade President Bashar al-Assad to be more cautious with some of his tactics, but will not deter him and his allies from pressing a full-throttle military campaign to crush rebels.


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Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds Cold War levels: U.S. admiral

BERLIN (Reuters) – Recent Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds levels seen during the Cold War, a top U.S. and NATO military officer said, voicing concern that the distributed nature of the deployments could end up “splitting and distracting” the transatlantic alliance.


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Jeremy Guthrie left with ERA of 135.00 for season as Phillies pummel Nats

  • Philadelphia score 12 runs in first inning during 17-3 rout of Washington
  • Nationals starter pulled after two thirds of an inning on his birthday

Jeremy Guthrie turned 38 on Saturday and was pitching in the majors for the first time since 2015. It’s safe to say his 39th will probably be better: his final line on Saturday evening was 10 runs, six hits and four walks in two-thirds of an inning as the Washington Nationals lost 17-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Guthrie’s nightmare first inning gave the veteran an ERA of 135.00 for the evening, and season. And while that figure will surely come down if Guthrie plays in the majors again this season it is hardly an anomaly: he is the only pitcher in MLB history to leave a game after giving up 10 runs or more twice. In 2015 during his time with the Royals he was pulled after giving up 11 runs to the Yankees in the second inning.

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The Masters 2017: fourth round – live!

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There’s no getting away from this: Seve would have been 60 today. Is it written? Stories like this aren’t written, are they? Aren’t they?

Sergio García will be hoping, pleading, praying that it is so. Can he join the desperately missed legend, lord of the Augusta manor in 1980 and 1983, and José María Olazábal, champion here in 1994 and 1999, as a Spanish winner of the Masters? After all those years, all those close shaves in all those majors? He’s the romantic’s choice. Seve? A little help over here?!

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Daniel Cormier retains UFC title but shadow of Jon Jones looms large

The former Olympic wrestler is still light heavyweight champion but the division continues to struggle while Jon Jones’s exile continues

Daniel Cormier thinks he broke Anthony Johnson twice when they were matched in the spring of 2015 for the UFC light heavyweight title. Cormier took possession of the vacant belt partway into the third round, when Johnson tapped to a rear-naked choke, but he walked away from that contest feeling as if his opponent’s will had been snapped in the previous frame.
When they were paired after Johnson stormed through three straight 205lb contenders since losing to the defending champion Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler, said if he made it past seven minutes with “Rumble” the fight would be his again.

Johnson blew up his previous opponents with punches. Heavy, nasty punches. But on Saturday at UFC 210 rather than engage as expected from the outside, Johnson decided to initiate a series of wrestling moments with Cormier that did little to help his cause.

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