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How Critical US Sectors Are Coping With Rising Cyberattacks

The rise in cyberattacks this year has forced many companies in critical sectors to make improvements to their cyber defenses in an effort to secure their networks from hacks.

Such companies are increasing their investments in cybersecurity and seeking to hire more cyber professionals — a task proving to be challenging amid a shortage of cyber workers across industries.

The Hill spoke to several security experts and industry leaders in the financial, health care and energy sectors to gauge how those critical industries are seeking to keep their networks secure amid the growing number of cyberattacks.

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Bed, Bath & Beyond Executive's Death Followed Allegations Of Fraud

The unexpected death of Bed, Bath & Beyond's former chief financial officer amid allegations of fraud against him raises further questions about the struggling chain.

Gustavo Arnal died Friday after jumping from a luxury skyscraper in downtown Manhattan. The New York City medical examiner's office ruled his death a suicide.

The death of the 52-year-old executive comes as the once-popular retailer, whose sales and stock price have plunged since last year, struggles to turn itself around. Arnal is also named as a defendant in a securities lawsuit that accuses him, his employer and billionaire entrepreneur Ryan Cohen of a pump-and-dump scheme to inflate Bed, Bath & Beyond stock.

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Judge Grants Trump's Special Master Request, Delays Parts Of Criminal Probe

In a major blow for the government, a federal judge approved former President Donald Trump's request for a special master to oversee all the evidence the FBI seized last month from his Mar-a-Lago estate and temporarily blocked parts of the Justice Department's investigation.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon — a Trump appointee — said in her ruling Monday that the special master should be able to review the seized documents both to address questions of attorney-client privilege and to litigate claims of executive privilege.

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Ukraine War: North Korea Supplying Russia With Weapons, Say US Reports

Russia has reportedly been forced to buy arms from North Korea as Western sanctions squeeze its ability to supply its invasion force in Ukraine. According to US media, Russia has bought millions of artillery shells and rockets from Pyongyang.

Last week it received a first order of new Iranian drones, US reports said. New Russian missile strikes have been reported across Ukraine, with a fuel depot set on fire in the Kryvyi Rih area and deadly attacks on Kharkiv.

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Democrats Try To Rewrite History Around School Closings, Reopenings Amid Learning Loss

White House officials and Democratic lawmakers have attempted in recent days to reframe their position on school reopening policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Democrats have argued that they always supported students returning to in-person instruction and that President Biden's massive $1.9 trillion reconciliation package in March 2021 helped facilitate schools reopening nationwide, even though Republican-led states like Florida succeeded in returning students to classrooms well before the Biden stimulus package. 

On Thursday, the National Center for Education Statistics released a report showing that, during the pandemic, American students' reading proficiency dropped to a two-decade low and mathematics scores falling for the first time ever. 

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Wisconsin Headlines


Biden Touts Unions, Assails 'Trumpies' At Labor Day Rally In Milwaukee

President Joe Biden excoriated "MAGA Republicans, the extreme right and Trumpies" on Sept. 5, pitching his Labor Day appeals to union members he hopes will turn out in force for his party in November.

"The middle class built America," Biden told a workers' gathering at park grounds in Milwaukee. "Everybody knows that. But unions built the middle class."

On Sept. 5, Biden said "I'm not talking about all Republicans" but singled out those who have taken Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign cry to dangerous or hateful lengths. He highlighted episodes like the Jan. 6, 2021 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Evers And Michels Highlight Different Issues They Believe Are Top Priorities For Wisconsinites

On this Labor Day, Governor Tony Evers and businessman Tim Michels are capitalizing on President Joe Biden's visit by taking a stance on issues Wisconsinites are concerned about.

Both gubernatorial candidates highlighted different issues they believe are top priorities.

Hours before the president delivered his remarks, Michels spoke outside the Summerfest grounds focusing on the president's student loan forgiveness plan.

"Why should people that didn't go to college or that paid their own college tuition have to pay the tuition for those that went to college," Michels said. "This is absurd."

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Body Of Chicago Man Located In Wisconsin River

A Chicago man is dead after authorities say he jumped from a cliff into the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells.

In a Facebook post, Adams County Sheriff Brent York said someone called 911 at about 4 p.m. Sunday to report a swimmer went under the water. The call ended abruptly./p>

Shortly after, the Sauk County Sheriff's Office got a call about a swimmer who had gone under the water near the Dells.

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Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigation In Eau Claire

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved critical incident (OICI) in the City of Eau Claire, Wis. that occurred on the night of Sunday, September 4, 2022.

At approximately 11:40 p.m., Eau Claire Police Department officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence on the 1900 block of Declaration Dr. in Eau Claire, Wis. Officers arrived and confronted a male subject who was armed with a firearm. Officers discharged their firearms, striking the male. The subject was transported to a hospital and is in stable condition.

A firearm was recovered at the scene and body camera footage captured the incident.

No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident.

The involved officers from the Eau Claire Police Department have been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

DCI is leading this investigation and is assisted by the Wisconsin DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services, Wisconsin State Patrol and Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.

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Herbert Kohler Jr. Dies At Age 83

Herbert Kohler Jr. passed away at the age of 83 on Saturday in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Mr. Kohler was a dynamic leader and Executive Chairman of the Kohler Company, helping transform the plumbing products and manufacturing that was founded by his grandparents.

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Last Update: Sep 06, 2022 6:00 am CDT

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