July 14, 2024

Americans Urged to Leave Belarus Now

The Biden administration has urged US citizens in Belarus to depart the country immediately and warned against travel there in a statement published Monday. The US Embassy in Minsk advises leaving by plane or one of the remaining open border crossings with Latvia or Lithuania, the latter closed to such crossings earlier this month.

US Promises Money for K-12 Cyber Defense

A surge in ransomware and other malicious cyber threats to K-12 schools and libraries prompts the Biden Administration to focus hundreds of millions of dollars from government and industry on the problem. Amazon Web Services committed $20 million in grants to support cyber resilience, as rival technology firms and school administrators gather for the White House roll out of its efforts.

Confidence in US Military Lowest in 25 Yrs.

American confidence in the United States military — 60% — is at its lowest point in 25 years, according to a new Gallup poll. The all-time low came in 1981, on the heels of the Iran hostage crisis.