Morning Jolt: NY Times website attacked by Syrian group

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

In the news

The website of the New York Times was down again today after what appears to be an attack by the Syrian Electronic Army. The hackers have been behind multiple website attacks recently and appeared to claim responsibility for shutting down the Times. 

Watercooler talk

A woman in Vancouver found her stolen bike on Craigslist, and promptly “stole” it back. Kayla Smith’s bike was stolen last week. Only hours later, the bike was discovered listed on Craigslist, and Smith called up the seller/thief and arranged to look at the bike at a McDonald’s. She asked the man if she could test ride the bike and simply rode away.

Gas update reports that the average price of gas in the U.S. is $3.573. Last month at this time it was $3.655, and last year at this time it was $3.743.

Opening bell

The Dow Jones opened at 14,776.13 after finishing down 170.33 points Tuesday amid fears over a Syria conflict.

Motivational quote

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” - Leo Tolstoy

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Officials in the Florida Keys are testing a small drone to help wipe out mosquitoes that can breed in many unpopulated areas of the island chain.

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