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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, October 04, 2018 1:00 am

Nation/World

Senate 'doxxing' suspect arrested

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WASHINGTON – Capitol Police have arrested a suspect in the “doxxing” of senators and releasing personal information onto the internet.

Jackson A. Cosko, 27, of Washington, D.C., was charged Wednesday with “making public restricted personal information,” witness tampering, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, second-degree burglary, unlawful entry and threats in interstate communications.

On Monday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home addresses in Kentucky and Washington, D.C., were added to his public Wikipedia page.

During last week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing om Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the personal home addresses, home phone numbers, cellphone numbers and email addresses of Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, both Utah Republicans, were added to the public Wikipedia pages from what appeared to be an IP address connected to the Capitol.

Senate quickly OKs hurricane aid

The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation granting North Carolina's request for $1.14 billion and South Carolina's request for $540 million. The House passed the same bill last week, and now the measure heads to President Donald Trump for his signature.

This is the first influx of federal funding that lawmakers on Capitol Hill have expressly designated for long-term recovery efforts after Hurricane Florence.

Judge blocks immigration policy

A judge blocked the Trump administration from ending protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States, saying the move would cause “irreparable harm and great hardship.”

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco granted a request for a preliminary injunction against the administration's decision to discontinue temporary protected status for people from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador.

The judge said there is evidence that “President Trump harbors an animus against non-white, non-European aliens which influenced his ... decision to end the TPS designation.”

Beatles' studio engineer dies at 72

Geoff Emerick, the Beatles studio engineer who entered the music business in his mid-teens and by his early 20s had helped make history through his work on such landmark albums as “Revolver” and “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,” has died. He was 72.