Websites operated by Planned Parenthood and its political branch, Planned Parenthood Action, were clogged by a wide-scale "distributed denial-of-service," or DDoS, attack, the organization said. Service was restored shortly after the attack, but the group opted to keep its websites offline for the remainder of the day "to ensure that we are fully protected," Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement. Visitors to Planned Parenthood sites, which serve some 200,000 people a day seeking information on reproductive health, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, parenting, abortion and other topics, were being redirected to its Facebook pages for the time being, Laguens said.
A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."
The China Fire has jumped Clear Creek Road, according to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday night, CAL FIRE said the Swedes Fire in Butte County had reached 500 acres burned with 10% containment. The blaze is burning to the northeast.
Evacuations have been ordered for the Swedes Fire in Bangor.
The Paradise Irrigation District crews are working to repair a major water main break on Pearson Road just east of the Skyway/Pearson intersection, officials said.
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