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This Fortune 100 company to hire 400 in Carmel

Liberty Mutual Insurance will create up to 400 high-wage jobs by 2021.

      
 
 
Here's why ruining Thanksgiving is the best thing for your family

By tanking Thanksgiving dinner, you and your loved ones will have nowhere to go but up in 2018! They'll thank you later.

      
 
 
Black Friday concert deal includes Anthrax, Chevelle, Judah & the Lion shows in Indianapolis

Black Friday concert deal in Indianapolis includes tickets to Anthrax, Chevelle and more

      
 
 
CBD oil is illegal in Indiana, says Attorney General Curtis Hill after months of confusion

After months of confusion over the legal status of cannabidiol oil, Indiana Attorney Genera Curtis Hill deemed it mostly illegal.

      
 
 
Iranian Man Charged With Hacking HBO and Stealing ‘Game of Thrones’ Episodes

U.S. prosecutors have charged an Iranian national with hacking into cable TV network HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including “Game of Thrones,” then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million.

Behzad Mesri, also known as “Skote Vahshat,” was charged with the hack in a sealed indictment that was released on Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan. A spokesman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Mesri has not been arrested, and declined to comment on the suspect’s whereabouts.

The indictment described Mesri as a “self-professed expert” in hacking who had worked on behalf of Iran‘s military to attack military systems, nuclear software systems and Israeli infrastructure.

It also alleged that he helped an Iranian hacking group, Turk Black Hat Security Team, deface hundreds of websites in the United States and other countries.

The cyber attack surfaced over the summer as HBO was running a new season of “Game of Thrones” and as the cable network’s parent Time Warner Inc sought regulatory approval to sell itself to AT&T Inc in an $85.4 billion deal announced in October 2016.

The indictment charges Mesri with hacking into HBO from May to August and stealing unaired episodes of programs including “Ballers,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The Deuce.”

Mesri also stole scripts and plot summaries for “Game of Thrones,” according to the indictment. It said he obtained credentials that HBO employees use to access the network, then used those accounts to steal data from the company’s servers from May to August of this year.

He demanded up to $6 million to keep the data secret in extortion emails to HBO staff, some of which ended with photos of Night King, a menacing zombie villain from “Game of Thrones,” according to the indictment.

Reuters was unable reach Mesri for comment.

Prosecutors charged Mesri with computer fraud, wire fraud, extortion and identity theft.

HBO spokesman Jeff Cusson declined to comment on the indictment. “As far as the criminal case is concerned, we prefer to leave any comments to the US Attorney’s Office,” he said in an email.

He declined to say if the company’s investigation into the breach was complete or how much the incident had cost the cable network.

36 Women From Saturday Night Live Sign Letter of Support for Sen. Al Franken

On Tuesday, 36 women who worked on Saturday Night Live came out to defend Minnesota Sen. Al Franken in a signed letter of solidarity for the show’s one-time cast member and current Democratic politician. Franken has recently come under fire with allegations of sexual misconduct, from radio anchor Leeann Tweeden and Lindsay Menz.

In their letter, the SNL staffers — who had all worked alongside Franken at some point during his tenure on the comedy show — say that they “feel compelled to stand up” for Franken.

“What Al did was stupid and foolish, and we think it was appropriate for him to apologize to Ms. Tweeden, and to the public,” the letter continues. “In our experience, we know Al as a dedicated and devoted family man, a wonderful comedic performer, and an honorable public servant. That is why we are moved to quickly and directly affirm that after years of working with him, we would like to acknowledge that not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior; and mention our sincere appreciation that he treated us with the utmost respect and regard.”

Franken has apologized for his behavior. The 36 staffers include writers, production assistants and costume designers with experiences on SNL dating back to the 1970s and up through the present. Other female staffers of the politician’s have also publicly defended Franken.

 

 

Thanksgiving holiday closings in Indianapolis area

Most government offices will be closed today in observance of Thanksgiving.

      
 
 
CBS News Fires Charlie Rose After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

(NEW YORK) — CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

Rose has been one of three hosts of “CBS This Morning” since 2012 and is also a contributor to “60 Minutes.” PBS and Bloomberg also suspended airings of Rose’s nightly interview show after the Washington Post published an article Monday about women who said he groped them and walked around naked in front of them.

CBS News President David Rhodes said there is nothing more important than assuring a safe, professional workplace. CBS had already suspended him.

Rose’s co-hosts on the morning show, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, were sharply critical of their colleague on Tuesday. King said the allegations did not fit the Rose she knew, but that “I’m clearly on the side of the women who have been very hurt and damaged by this.”

Every Indianapolis council Republican is calling on Jeff Miller to resign

GOP leadership expected Jeff Miller to resign from the City-County Council on Monday. So far, he hasn't.

      
 
 
Every Indianapolis council Republican is calling on Jeff Miller to resign

GOP leadership expected Jeff Miller to resign from the City-County Council on Monday. So far, he hasn't.

      
 
 
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