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NASA new mega-rocket, a towering booster designed for deep space missions, will be ready for its first test flight no later than November 2018, space agency officials announced Wednesday (Aug. 27).
The Twitch videogame-streaming service went offline for several hours last night (Aug. 26), possibly as a result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which would make it the latest in a series of attacks on online gaming services.
A hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed credit for last night's disruption via its Twitter feed. On Sunday (Aug. 24), the same crew said it was behind outages of Sony's PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment services, as well as connectivity problems with Blizzard's Battle.net and Microsoft's Xbox Live. (A lone hacker calling himself FamedGod has countered he was behind the Sony outages.)
Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the long-running TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday....