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Facebook Inc faced new calls for regulation from within U.S. Congress and was hit with questions about personal data safeguards on Saturday after reports a political consultant gained inappropriate access to 50 million users' data starting in 2014. Facebook disclosed the issue in a blog post on Friday, hours before media reports that conservative-leaning Cambridge Analytica, a data company known for its work on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, was given access to the data and may not have deleted it. The scrutiny presented a new threat to Facebook's reputation, which was already under attack over Russians' alleged use of Facebook tools to sway American voters before and after...
One person is dead and another was taken to a hospital after an apparent shooting at the Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks, authorities said.
The bodies of four people -- two children, a man and woman -- were discovered in a minivan parked in a Garden Grove parking lot.
Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped colleague Shepard Smith on Friday after
Southwest Airlines is taking some heat after a family was escorted off a flight at Midway International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
Don't hate the player - hate the game.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's planned visit to Savannah for St. Patrick's Day (all times local):
President Donald Trump has hinted he may make yet more personnel changes after he summarily disposed of his secretary of state Rex Tillerson via Twitter. A three star army general, HR McMaster has appeared to be on the chopping block almost since he took up the job just over a year ago. Playing referee between the Pentagon, State Department, CIA and other sharp-elbowed departments is fraught in any administration, but McMaster has, from the start, lacked Trump's support, so he's been doing the job without a whistle.
The Russian government is behind a sustained hacking effort to take over the control systems of critical US infrastructure like nuclear power plants and water distribution, according to US cyber security investigators. A technical report released by the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday singled out Moscow as directing the ongoing effort that could give the hackers the ability to sabotage or shut down energy and other utility plants around the country. It was the first time Washington named the Russian government as behind the attacks which have been taking place for nearly three years.
More than 50,000 people have fled twin offensives in Syria in recent days, as escalating violence is displacing large numbers of civilians across the country. Around 30,000 left the northern majority Kurdish city of Afrin as Turkish and allied forces stepped up a siege. In the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, some 20,000 have left rebel areas targeted by Syrian government forces. They continued streaming out in their thousands on Friday as the enclave was pummelled relentlessly. Aid agencies said they were expecting at least double that number to leave in the coming days and weeks. Pictures from the Kafr Baytna neighbourhood showed the still-smouldering bodies of civilians in the street...
When Thomas Hofeller travelled across the country at the beginning of the
A court document filed Thursday shows 44-year-old William Jeffrey West is charged with murder in the slaying of Kathleen Dawn West
ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on the scheduled execution of Georgia death row inmate Carlton Gary (all times local):
Restaurant owner near Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed explains on 'Shepard Smith Reporting' what she and her husband saw during the aftermath of the collapse.
He can be seen standing still during the video.
Students were evacuated from Triton High School after a note was found indicating a school threat for Thursday and Friday.
A pedestrian bridge collapsed on Thursday at Florida International University in western Miami Dade County, and local media reports said several people were hurt and cars were trapped beneath the structure. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
People are reportedly trapped underneath the bridge, which was installed over the weekend.
By Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The worst listeria outbreak on record is only in its early stages and will likely infect more people in South Africa and the region, health minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday. The infection which can hit the blood system and brain has killed 180 people in South Africa since January last year. "We are just at the beginning and we must expect other cases to emerge," Motsoaledi told reporters after meeting health ministers from across the region.
The SUV raced away when the agents exited their vehicle, police say
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - After trying unsuccessfully for months to obtain lethal injection drugs, Oklahoma officials said Wednesday they plan to use nitrogen gas to execute inmates once the state resumes using the death penalty, marking the first time a U.S. state would use the gas to carry out capital punishment.
Christie weighs in on the Pennsylvania election and Trump's decision to fire Rex Tillerson.
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday expelled 23 diplomats and suspended high-level contacts with Russia including for the World Cup, saying her government found Moscow "culpable" of a nerve agent attack on a former spy. May said she would be pushing for a "robust international response" when the UN Security Council meets later Wednesday in New York to discuss the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4. Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement and its London embassy warned that May's response was "totally unacceptable and shortsighted".
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Moscow finds that no progress has been made toward resolving a standoff with London over the poisoning of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. "There is only regress, we don't see any progress," Lavrov said, criticizing Britain for accusing Russia of involvement in the attack and describing such claims as neither robust nor serious. Britain has said that it is "highly likely" Russia was behind the poisoning, which used a nerve agent developed by the Soviet military.
If a California company opts to contract or subcontract the wall along the U.S. Mexico border, a new bill seeks to deny them state tax breaks.
Prince George could be interested in joining the police, his father has suggested. Speaking as he met winners of the Metropolitan Police Excellence Awards at a reception in Kensington Palace, the Duke of Cambridge revealed that his four-year-old son has shown an interest in the police force. The Duke met cadet of the year Nabil Laasid, who has completed almost 1,000 hours of volunteering in the last year, and was one of the first cadets to volunteer after the Grenfell Tower fire. He was nominated by Jayne Richardson who joked with William that his children could join the cadets. After the event, she said: "We're only based just down the road in Kensington and I said to him...
Turkey said Tuesday its army and allied rebels have surrounded the Kurdish city of Afrin in northern Syria, raising the prospect of another devastating siege in the country's long conflict. Syria's war enters its eighth year this week with clashes raging on several fronts, including Afrin and the besieged rebel pockets of Eastern Ghouta, which saw their first medical evacuations of civilians on Tuesday. While attention in recent weeks has focused on a ferocious regime assault on Ghouta, Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels have steadily advanced against the northern Kurdish enclave of Afrin.
Dissident Soviet scientist Vil Mirzayanov gained notoriety in the 1990s when he blew the cover on Moscow's secret experimentation with Novichok, the nerve gas used in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain. Mirzayanov had worked for almost three decades in the Soviet Union at the State Scientific Research Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology. After he was fired in 1992, he and another scientist wrote a newspaper article revealing how the government had developed deadly chemical compounds known as Novichok -- or "newcomer" in English.
Such was the case with the late Steve Jobs, who for all his genius as the man behind the iPhone, iTunes and the iPod, was regarded by many shareholders as iScrooge. Then again, Jobs had his reasons to hold fast in the early days of his return to Apple following a lengthy ouster, experts say. "The long stretch during which Apple paid no dividend probably reflected Jobs' searing experience rescuing the company from near death," says Barry Randall, chief investment officer at Crabtree Asset Management and manager of the Crabtree technology portfolio for Interactive Brokers Asset Management.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A grandson of cult leader Charles Manson won the bizarre California court battle Monday over the killer's body.
The presidential order reflected a calculation that the United States' lead in creating technology and setting standards for the next generation of mobile cell phone communications would be lost to China if Singapore-based Broadcom took over San Diego-based Qualcomm, according to a White House official. Qualcomm has emerged as one of the biggest competitors to China's Huawei Technologies Co in the sector, making Qualcomm a prized asset.
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the triple killing at a California veterans home (all times local):
Haley Anderson was found dead by Binghamton police during a welfare check on Friday, officials said.
In an interview aired by Fox on Sunday night, OJ Simpson seemed to "hypothetically" confess to the 1994 murder in Los Angeles of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. In an exchange with Judith Regan, the former NFL and Hollywood star said he was at the scene of the deaths with a knife in his hand. Simpson said he had never seen so much blood in his life.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in a new documentary that he approved of a plan to shoot down a hijacked passenger jet four years ago.
International manhunt launched for the former boyfriend of a Binghamton University nursing student found dead in her off campus house.
Country music star Tim McGraw collapsed on stage during a performance in Ireland.
A day after he won the mandate to rule for life, President Xi Jinping called on China's military to follow the country's newly-amended constitution in which his political thought is now enshrined. "The whole army must strengthen its constitutional awareness, promote the constitutional spirit and be a loyal admirer, conscientious follower and staunch defender of the constitution," Xi told military officials on Monday. China's rubber-stamp parliament on Sunday endorsed Xi's move to abolish rules limiting heads of state to 10 years in power.
The content of the Taliban's letter and subsequent messages should leave little doubt of its intentions. Expectations for an Afghan peace process grew last month with the Taliban's release of a letter addressed to the American people offering to negotiate. It was followed more recently by Afghan president Ashraf Ghani's unconditional willingness to recognize the Taliban as a legitimate political party and other significant concessions.
President Donald Trump turned the usual "strategic patience" practice upside down by accepting a meeting with North Korea.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for solar projects in developing countries, as world leaders met in India to promote greater investment in renewable energy. Macron, who in December warned that the global shift to a green energy future was too slow, said France would extend an extra 700 million euros ($861.5 million) through loans and donations by 2022 for solar projects in emerging economies. France had already committed $300 million euros to the initiative when it co-founded with India a global alliance in 2015 to unlock new cash for solar projects in sunny yet poor nations.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man suspected of shooting two California police officers, killing one of them, was arrested Saturday after barricading himself in an apartment and holding a SWAT team at bay for more than 15 hours, authorities said.
US President Donald Trump is heading to California, a state at the forefront of resistance to his anti-immigration agenda, for what is almost certain to be a contentious trip. Trump's first trip t California as president, on Tuesday, comes at a time of high tensions between his Republican administration and the Democratic-leaning most populous US state, especially on immigration issues. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has accused the state of deliberately obstructing enforcement of federal law by offering undocumented immigrants sanctuary protections.
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - There is no sign of Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone on Sherwood Drive.
The former Trump adviser Steve Bannon tells the French far-right Front National to wear the racism label, given by the 'globalists,' with honor. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
The policy at Hasta Muerte Coffee has received both criticism and support.
Syrian troops on Saturday cut off the largest town in Eastern Ghouta from the rest of the rebel-held enclave which is now split in three, a monitor said. The army captured a road linking the town of Douma with Harasta further west, and also captured the town of Misraba, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "Regime forces have therefore divided Eastern Ghouta into three parts -- Douma and its surroundings, Harasta in the west, and the rest of the towns further south," the Britain-based war monitor said.
President Vladimir Putin said in an interview released Friday that he "couldn't care less" if fellow Russian citizens sought to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, insisting such efforts could not be tied to the Kremlin. "Why have you decided the Russian authorities, myself included, gave anybody permission to do this?" Putin asked in the often-combative interview with NBC television. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a wide-ranging investigation to determine whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow to help elect him.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump shocked the world by agreeing to meet Kim Jong-Un in person in Pyongyang, in what would be the first ever face-to-face meeting between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader. It is certainly possible the White House is correct.