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  • National survey: most don’t protect their online identity

    Using different and complex passwords is one simple way to help prevent identity theft. About half of the AARP survey respondents have used the same password for more than one online account.

  • Bacon shortage?

    MOLINE — No need to worry, bacon lovers. News earlier this week that near-record low reserves of pork bellies could result in a nationwide bacon shortage is hogwash. On Monday, Jan. 30, the Ohio Pork Council issued a press release with the headline, “Ohio Pork Council warns of potential declining U.S. bacon supply.” It even set up a website, www.baconshortage.com, which has since gone dark. The council later issued a statement saying “Media reports have inaccurately implied that our organization […]

  • Five killed in Florida airport shooting, one suspect in custody

    At least five people were killed in a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport in Florida.

  • TSA calls in bomb squad to handle suspicious computer at Quad City International Airport

    The security checkpoint at the Quad City International Airport was closed for about 90 minutes Tuesday morning December 6, 2016.

  • Scrap metal thieves could target your air conditioner

    It’s one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States—scrap metal theft—including copper, aluminum, nickel, stainless steel and scrap iron. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates the cost of copper theft alone is about $1 billion a year. In Davenport, Iowa, thieves recently stripped a cell tower of its copper ground wire and plates. “Any location where metals are available and a theft may not be easily detected could be a target,” said officer Brent Biggs of the Davenport Police […]

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