SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's spy agency said North Korean hackers were behind attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges this year in which some 7.6 billion won ($6.99 million) worth of cryptocurrencies were stolen, a newspaper reported on Saturday.
The cyber attacks attributed to North Korean hackers also included the leaking of personal information from 36,000 accounts from the world's busiest cryptocurrency exchange Bitthumb in June, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo reported, citing the country's National Intelligence Service (NIS).
Republican U.S. Tax Bill Retains Some Municipal Exemptions
By Robin Respaut
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The final Republican tax bill released on Friday keeps a tax break for municipal bonds used to finance hospitals, affordable housing and other projects but eliminates a way issuers can take advantage of low interest rates.
The final draft of the bill preserves tax-free private activity bonds and tax-exempt stadium bonds, according to the Government Finance Officers Association.
Family Sues Retailer for Sale of Gun Used in Texas Church Massacre
By Jim Forsyth
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The family of a woman and two children killed when a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church has sued the store that sold the assault rifle used in the deadliest mass murder in the state's history, lawyers said on Friday.
The lawsuit filed this week in a state district court in San Antonio seeks at least $25 million from Academy Sports & Outdoors, accusing it of being negligent in allowing the sale of the Ruger AR-556 used to kill 26 people at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church on Nov.
Canada Police Probe 'Suspicious' Deaths of Billionaire
By Chris Helgren
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police said they were investigating the mysterious deaths of the billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, Barry Sherman, and his wife, Honey, who were found dead in their Toronto mansion on Friday.
The two were found dead after police responded to a medical call just before noon (1700 GMT) at their home in an affluent section of northeast Toronto.
Republicans Finish Tax Bill, Will Release Details Later in Day
By Amanda Becker and Richard Cowan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican negotiators in the U.S. Congress put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul and will release the details later on Friday, including plans for an expanded child tax credit aimed at winning the support of two wavering senators.
Foods That Can Help You Get More Iron
Many women today suffer from extreme fatigue, weakness, and dizziness. It becomes impossible for some to be successful in their business, to thrive at the workplace, or to chase their little kids around the playground. An insufficient amount of iron in the bloodstream might be what is to blame. Women tend to experience iron-deficiency anemia more than men. Iron-deficiency anemia occurs when your body has too little iron and a decreased number of red blood cells.
Tillerson Urges Lull in North Korea 'Threatening Behavior' Before Any Talks
By Michelle Nichols
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday said a "sustained cessation of North Korea's threatening behavior" was needed before the United States could talk with Pyongyang about its development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
"North Korea must earn its way back to the table.