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Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Sending Pipe Bombs To CNN, Top Democrats

Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man who sent pipe bombs to CNN and prominent Democrats last fall, was sentenced on Monday to 20 years in prison.” data-reactid=”19″ type=”text”>On Monday, the Florida man who sent pipe bombs to CNN and prominent Democrats last fall, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty in March to mailing 16 explosive devices to targets including George Soros, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters, Robert De Niro and former vice president Joe Biden. Sayoc also sent packages to CNN, one of which was intercepted at a postal facility. No one was injured. ...Read more

Explosion At Houston-Area Exxon Mobil Refinery Causes Fire, Injuries

On Wednesday, a fire broke out at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Texas; the latest of a series of petrochemical industry blazes this year in the Houston area, injuring at least six people. The fire began around 11 a.m. at an Exxon Mobil facility in Baytown, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Houston. The city of Baytown said the fire is in an area that contains polypropylene material and that Exxon Mobil has requested some nearby residents to shelter in place as a precaution. ...Read more

Capital One Reports Data Breach Affecting 100 Million Customers

Capital One reported a massive data breach affecting 100 million people in the US that exposed the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses used on their credit card applications. A 33-year-old Seattle woman named Paige Thompson allegedly exploited a vulnerability in Capital One’s online databases to steal the credit card application documents, according to the criminal complaint filed by the FBI.  Approximately 140,000 credit card customers in the US had their Social Security numbers stolen in the breach. Another 80,000 customers had their bank account numbers exposed. ...Read more