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Breach exposes millions' data

Kids' technology maker VTech says the personal information of about five million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers.

The news comes just as the holiday shopping season is kicking into gear and smartwatches and tablets are expected to be high on children's wish lists. VTech's Kidizoom Smartwatch is predicted to be a top seller this holiday season, while its InnoTab tablets have been popular in the past.

Compromised information in the VTech breach includes the names, birth dates, and genders of child users. It also includes adult user information including names, email addresses, passwords, secret questions and answers for password retrieval, IP addresses, mailing addresses, and download histories.

Customers from the U.S. and 15 other countries are affected. - AP


Jury selected

A jury was selected Monday for the Dover trial of a white police officer accused of assaulting a black suspect in 2013 by kicking him in the head. Dashcam video taken from another officer's car shows Cpl. Thomas Webster 4th kicking Lateef Dickerson while Dickerson was on his hands and knees. Dickerson was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken jaw. Webster's attorney has maintained that the officer's actions were justified. - AP


Fish radiation-free

Health officials say tests have again confirmed that Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011, generated a 130-foot wave that damaged the nuclear plant complex at Fukushima, and meltdowns created fear that radionuclides might contaminate Alaska fish.

Fish were sampled from commercial processors around the state. - AP