Jan 14, 2020 5:30 PM

Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates Tuesday

Posted Jan 14, 2020 5:30 PM

Associated Press

Microsoft will stop providing free security updates for the Windows 7 operating system on Tuesday, meaning computers using it will be more vulnerable to malware and hacking.

Users who want to protect their computers need to upgrade to Windows 10. They may also need to buy new computers because older machines might not be compatible with Windows 10.

Windows 10 starts at $139 for a basic, "Home" version. Tech companies typically phase out older systems after a number of years and focus efforts on updating current versions of software.

It's possible to buy extended support, but it might be easier to upgrade.

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2 NE Kan. officers who shot at teens were found to be justified

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A prosecutor has ruled that two suburban Kansas City police officers were justified in shooting at a pair of teenagers and wounding one of them.

Johnson County, Kansas, District Attorney Steve Howe said Monday in announcing his finding that the Olathe officers had fired in self-defense in November.

A news release said an officer encountered two 16-year-olds while investigating possible car burglaries. 

Both teens face charges in the struggle.