Banks, dam targeted by Iranian hackers, US says; 7 charged

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. charged seven hackers linked to the Iranian government with executing large-scale cyberattacks on dozens of banks as well as a small dam outside New York City — intrusions that law enforcement officials said reached into America's infrastructure and disrupted the nation's financial system.

  • Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Microbe with stripped-down DNA may hint at secrets of life

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have deleted nearly half the genes of a microbe, creating a stripped-down version that still functions, an achievement that might reveal secrets of how life works.

  • Written by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer

Man accused of killing family suffered from PTSD

A former soldier who police say fatally shot his wife and children and set their house on fire before killing himself suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder following a military career that included a stint in Iraq, his family said Wednesday.

  • Written by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Reports: 2nd suspect believed in Brussels subway attack.

BRUSSELS (AP) — A second attacker is suspected of taking part in the bombing this week of a Brussels subway train and may be at large, according to Belgian and French media reports, amid growing signs that the same Islamic State cell was behind the attacks in Brussels and bloodshed in Paris last year.