HuffPost Morning Email: What the global cyberattack could mean for you.
By Lauren Weber
Monday, May 15
POST-CYBERATTACK, MONDAY COULD BE ROUGH “U.S. and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that caused damage across the globe over the weekend, stopping car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, as Microsoft pinned blame on governments for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities.” Here’s a look into what it takes to catch a cybercriminal and what to do if you’ve been attacked. [Reuters]
CALLS FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR CONTINUE Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara weighed in, while Sen. Chuck Schumer laid out his criteria for the next FBI director over the weekend. This piece on how “political chaos in Washington is a return on investment for Moscow” is worth a read. And Howard Fineman argues President Donald Trump thinks he can defeat the Russia probe. [HuffPost]
NORTH KOREA’S LATEST MISSILE TEST DIDN’T LAND THAT FAR FROM RUSSIA The ballistic missile ended up in the sea about 60 miles south of the Vladivostok region. North Korea hailed the test as a success, saying it was a “‘medium long-range’ ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead.” [Reuters]
FORMER EMPLOYEES: TRUMP TAPED CONVERSATIONS “Trump had one or more recording devices that he used to tape phone calls from his office, the three people said. All are former high-level employees who worked for Mr. Trump over a span of three decades. They said they saw devices in use recording phone calls.” And lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that if Trump did record his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, the tapes need to be turned over. [WSJ | Paywall]
CALLISTA GINGRICH REPORTEDLY SET TO BECOME AMBASSADOR TO THE VATICAN The post is expected to be announced before Trump’s visit to the Vatican May 24. [HuffPost]
TRUMP BOASTED ABOUT HELPING ONE AMERICAN RETURN FROM EGYPT. WHAT ABOUT THE REST? Families of three American citizens held in Egypt say it’s been radio silence from the White House. [HuffPost]
COULD EXTINCTION RISKS BE UNDERESTIMATED Due to the “systematic overestimation” of the size of the habitat where animals can thrive? [HuffPost]
FAMILY SAYS THEY WERE BOOTED FROM A JETBLUE FLIGHT OVER CAKE After being asked to move it from an overhead bin reserved for emergency equipment. [HuffPost]
‘THE PAINFUL TRUTH ABOUT TEETH’ “As the distance between rich and poor grows in the United States, few consequences are so overlooked as the humiliating divide in dental care. High-end cosmetic dentistry is soaring, and better-off Americans spend well over $1 billion each year just to make their teeth a few shades whiter.” [WaPo]
SPICEY RETURNED And it was everything you wanted “SNL” to be. [HuffPost]
THE CONTINUOUS DECLINE OF NETWORK TV In five charts. [Vulture]
THIS DINOSAUR MUMMY Is giving us all the “Jurassic Park” vibes. [HuffPost]
IF YOU DIDN’T SPEND YOUR WEEKEND BINGING ‘MASTER OF NONE’ SEASON 2 You should have. Take it from us. [HuffPost]
Why thousands were protesting in Moscow over the weekend.
Glenn Beck offered Bill O’Reilly a job on “The Blaze.”
Why the health care repeal bill puts some senators in a “tricky position.”
The mystery of the giant dead sea creature on Seram Island has been solved.
It seems Lawrence O’Donnell’s days as the host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word” may be numbered.
Of course Will Ferrell finished a graduation speech by belting out Whitney Houston.
The new ways police officers are cracking down on texting and driving.
All the celebrities who posted cute photos of their moms for Mother’s Day.
Wait, prairie dogs might be able to talk?
This couple lost a combined 578 pounds before tying the knot.
Meet the new Miss USA.
“The last person you’d expect to die in childbirth.”
The internet is abuzz over the bodyguard for South Korea’s new president.
We are all about Reese Witherspoon’s return to the rom-com.
And you could win $500,000 for coming up with the next Oreo flavor.
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