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9 million Americans will get letters about missing stimulus checks. Here’s where those notices are going

Finance
Sarah Casillas | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesThe IRS has a message for about 9 million Americans: You could still be eligible for a $ 1,200 stimulus check.The government has sent out about 160 million stimulus checks since legislation authorized those payments in the spring.Still, millions of Americans have yet to receive any money for one key reason: They typically don't file federal tax returns, usually because their income is too low, and consequently do not have information on file with the IRS.More from Personal Finance:At least 20 states start paying extra $ 300 weekly unemploymentThe CDC banned evictions, but some renters are still vulnerableStill haven't filed a 2019 tax return? Penalties about to get steeperThose Americans have until Oct. 15 to use the tax agency's non-filer too...
Alert issued to universities about spike in cyber attacks

Alert issued to universities about spike in cyber attacks

Technology
British universities and colleges have been warned about a spike in ransomware attacks targeting the education sector by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ.Academic institutions are being urged to follow NCSC guidance following a sharp increase in attacks which have left some teachers fearing they won't be able to accept students when term begins. Last week staff at Newcastle University warned Sky News they had "no idea how we are going to welcome students in three weeks' time" following one such ransomware attack, which has impacted IT services across the whole university. Image: Newcastle has been 'completely crippled' by an attack. Pic: Newcastle Uni Similar attacks in which criminal hackers infiltrated ...
Madonna to direct and co-write film about her life story

Madonna to direct and co-write film about her life story

Entertainment
Madonna is set to co-write and direct a film about her life and career, Universal Pictures has announced.Madonna has said she wants the film to "convey the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer - a human being, trying to make her way in this world". She added: "The focus of this film will always be music. Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. Image: This will be the third film Madonna has directed, following 2008's Filth and Wisdom, and 2011's WE "There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It's essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision."The pop icon will be co-writing the film with Diablo Cody, the Oscar-w...
Paris Hilton opens up about alleged abuse, the trauma of infamous sex tape, and striving for $1bn

Paris Hilton opens up about alleged abuse, the trauma of infamous sex tape, and striving for $1bn

Entertainment
Paris Hilton has released a new documentary, This Is Paris, to show the world the woman behind the "character". But in the film, she also reveals deeply personal details of alleged abuse at a residential behavioural school she was sent to as a teenager.Sky News meets the star to talk about the "real Paris", her goal to make $ 1bn, and why a "weight has been lifted" now she is finally ready to speak out. "Paris Hilton has entered the waiting room for this meeting."She arrives to the Zoom room on time, just after 10am in Los Angeles, a couple of glam squad members briefly touching up her famous platinum-blonde hair to the side of the camera for just a few seconds before we begin.Businesswoman, model, DJ, heiress and perhaps the original influencer, Hilton is here, speaking to me on screen in...
Sir David Attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction

Sir David Attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Sir David Attenborough returns to our screens this weekend with a landmark new production.The tone of the programme is very different from his usual work.For once Britain's favourite naturalist is not here to celebrate the incredible diversity of life on Earth but to issue us all with a stark warning. The one-hour film, Extinction: The Facts, will be broadcast on BBC One in the UK on Sunday 13 September at 20:00 BST. "We are facing a crisis", he warns at the start, "and one that has consequences for us all."What follows is a shocking reckoning of the damage our species has wrought on the natural world. Scenes of destructionThere are the stunning images of animals and plants you would expect from an...