NSA Leak Links Russia to Election Hack, Notre Dame Hammer Attack, and More

A top-secret report leaked from the NSA reveals Russian efforts to tamper with the U.S. election last year, detailing how Russian intelligence launched a cyberattack against a U.S. voting software company.
 
The Justice Department arrested 25-year-old Reality Leigh Winner, a government intelligence contractor and Air Force veteran, for allegedly printing the top-secret report and mailing it to an online news organization. Read the story from NPR.


Notre Dame Hammer Attack

French police shot and wounded a man who attacked an officer with a hammer outside of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris today. Anti-terrorism officials have opened an investigation. The country has been on high alert after attackers in London killed seven people on Saturday. Read the story from The Guardian.


Amazon Prime Discount with Benefits

Amazon announced it will offer a discounted Prime membership rate for people who receive government assistance, in what analysts are calling a move to poach low-income shoppers away from rival Walmart. Read the story from The AP.


Bob Dylan Delivers his Nobel Lecture

After taking weeks to publicly acknowledge winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature and skipping the main ceremony, Bob Dylan has finally completed his Nobel requirements by submitting a required lecture — in the form of a YouTube video. In a 26-minute talk, the singer-songwriter shares how the books “Moby Dick,” “All Quiet on the Western Front,” and “The Odyssey” inspired him to write songs. Read the story from The Atlantic.


Record-setting El Capitan Climb

Rock climber Alex Honnold scaled Yosemite’s El Capitan alone and without ropes in less than four hours, becoming the first person ever to do so. Read the story from The AP.


Harvard Dumps Students Over Facebook Comments

Harvard revoked admission for at least 10 incoming freshmen who posted offensive comments in a private Facebook group. Read the story from The AP.


2 Arrests in Deadly ‘Ghost Ship’ Fire

Police in Oakland, California, charged two men with involuntary manslaughter for the deadly “Ghost Ship” warehouse fire that killed 36 people in December 2016. If convicted, the men could face up to 39 years in prison. Read the story from NPR.