The New York Times says the classified intelligence President Donald Trump divulged to Russian officials last week was provided by Israel.

Report says Israel provided intelligence on IS

 

WASHINGTON — The New York Times says the classified intelligence President Donald Trump divulged to Russian officials last week was provided by Israel.

 

The Times cites current and former U.S. officials familiar with how the U.S. obtained the information about an Islamic State plot.

 

Trump is set to travel to Israel next week on his first foreign trip abroad. In a statement, Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer said Israel has "full confidence in our intelligence sharing relationship with the United States" but he did not comment specifically on the veracity of the Times report.

 

 

 

Law enforcement officials flag North Korea link to cyberattack

 

LOS ANGELES — Two law enforcement officials say U.S. investigators suspect North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack.

 

They say that's based on a preliminary investigation and stressed investigators are still following digital clues in the probe.

 

The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they aren't authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation.

 

Code used in the "WannaCry" attack is similar to that used in prior attacks linked to North Korea, the officials said. Private security researchers reached a similar conclusion Monday.

 

Investigators suspect the attack wasn't intended to extort money as most ransomware attacks do. One officials said authorities suspect the attack was launched using "hundreds or thousands" of computers and was "meant to infect the world."

 

 

 

‘Roseanne’ returning to ABC for eight-episode run in 2018

 

Revivals continue apace on screens big and small, with word that “Roseanne,” the family sitcom led by comic Roseanne Barr, will be returning to its home network at ABC in 2018.

 

“The Conners’ joys and struggles are as relevant — and hilarious — today as they were then,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in an announcement Tuesday morning. “There’s really no one better to comment on our modern America than Roseanne.”

 

The original “Roseanne” ran on ABC from 1988 to 1997 and stood out in its time for its uniquely barbed humor in depicting a working class family making ends meet in Illinois.

 

In addition to Barr, the show featured John Goodman as her character’s husband, Dan, along with three children, who were played by Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman and a combination of Sarah Chalke and Lecy Goranson portraying the family’s oldest daughter, Becky. The series also featured Laurie Metcalf as Roseanne’s sister, Jackie. The original cast will all return for the reboot, according to ABC, and Chalke will also return in a different role.

 

 

 

Jimmy Kimmel set to return as host for next year’s Oscars

  

On Tuesday morning, the motion picture academy and ABC dropped an unexpectedly early announcement that Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 90th Oscars ceremony on March 4, 2018.

 

This year’s producers, Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca, will also helm the show for the second year in a row.

 

For the academy, the announcement of the host and producers came months ahead of the typical schedule, perhaps indicating a desire to show steadiness and continuity in the wake of the embarrassing and chaotic snafu that capped February’s Oscars telecast, in which the wrong winner for best picture was initially announced.