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Pipeline hack sends people scrambling for fuel in the South

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — A run on gas following a computer hack of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline had North Carolina tow-truck driver Jonathan King worried about whether he could do his job. ...

Biden team moves swiftly to tackle pipeline political peril

The Biden administration swung aggressively into action after a primary gasoline pipeline fell prey to a cyberattack — understanding that the situation posed a possible series of political and economi...

Company defies Michigan governor's order to close pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Midwestern oil pipeline continued operating Wednesday, despite a shutdown demand from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that the operator warned could lead to fuel di...

Biden signs order to beef up federal cyber defenses

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday meant to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity defenses in response to a series of headline-grabbing hacking incidents that highlig...

Business Highlights: Cars are scarce, pipeline restarts

___ As chip shortage goes on, cars are scarce and prices are up DETROIT (AP) — Automakers are cutting production as they grapple with a global shortage of computer ...

Gas pipeline shutdown tests administration; Biden optimistic

The cyberattack last week on a primary gasoline pipeline has created new political and economic risks for the Biden administration, which is working to keep the fuel flowing as prices spike. ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 10 The Washington Post on how a slaughter at a girls’ school may foretell Afghanistan’s future:...

Kremlin-imposed cuts at US Embassy leave thousands adrift

MOSCOW (AP) — Under Kremlin orders, the U.S. Embassy has stopped employing Russians, forcing the embassy to cut its consular staff by 75% and limit many of its services. The order we...

Pipeline officials hope most service will be back by weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hit by a cyberattack, the operator of a major U.S. fuel pipeline said it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identif...

EXPLAINER: Why the Colonial Pipeline hack matters

NEW YORK (AP) — A cyberattack on a critical U.S. pipeline is sending ripple effects across the economy, highlighting cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the nation's aging energy infrastructure. The Colo...

U.S. government working to help top fuel pipeline operator after cyberattack

* 'All hands on deck' effort to restore pipeline -Commerce chief * Colonial declines comment on whether DarkSide hackers involved (Adds comments from U.S. Commerce Secretary, Colonial Pipel...

Ransom group behind Colonial Pipeline hack is new but organized

The ransomware group linked to the extortion attempt that has snared fuel deliveries across the U.S. East Coast may be new, but that doesn’t mean its hackers are amateurs. Who precisely is be...

Pandemic gives boost as more states move to digital IDs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The card that millions of people use to prove their identity to everyone from police officers to liquor store owners may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of states...

US Embassy limits consular services after Russia hiring ban

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy said Friday it will sharply limit its consular activities due to a Russian ban on hiring local staff. The Embassy said in a statement that starting fro...

Business Highlights

___ Fed keeps key rate near zero, sees inflation as ‘transitory’ WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping its ultra-low interest rate policies in place, a s...