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Uber confirmed Tuesday that it had paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet after an October 2016 attack led to the disclosure of 57 million customers' personal data, Bloomberg first reported.
A mother who dumped four of her babies in buckets filled with concrete that she then kept in her apartment for two decades was arrested in Japan on Tuesday. Mayumi Saito, 53, told investigators she had given birth to the infants between 1992 and 1997, a police spokesman told AFP. Saito handed herself in at an Osaka police station on Monday and confessed, saying she did not think her desperate financial predicament made it possible for her to look after the children, local media reported.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N.'s Mideast envoy warned Monday that if reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas fail there will most likely be "another devastating conflict."
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday he was horrified by video footage showing migrants being sold as slaves in Libya and that these auctions should be investigated as possible crimes against humanity. US television network CNN aired the footage last week of an apparent live auction in Libya where black men were presented to North African buyers as potential farmhands and sold off for as little as $400. "Slavery has no place in our world and these actions are among the most egregious abuses of human rights and may amount to crimes against humanity," Guterres told reporters.
The Alabama Media Group has flatly rejected a demand from Roy Moore's attorneys to "cease and desist" reporting about accusations of sexual misconduct against the Republican Senate candidate.
The 60s murderous cult leader died Sunday of natural causes at 83.
Eden resigned as prime minister, while the British resigned themselves to no longer acting as an imperial power. The West Germans noted that the Soviets had threatened to attack Western Europe, and the United States had not protested. Israel grudgingly withdrew, and began preparing for the next war (which would come in 1967).
BERLIN (AP) - The latest on efforts by German political parties to form a coalition government (all times local):
WASHINGTON ― A top White House official on Sunday avoided answering the question ― 15 times ― as to whether President Donald Trump supports Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by seven women.
Randall Saito spoke from a jail in California, before briefly appearing in court and telling a judge he doesn't want to go back to Hawaii
Tucked away inside the Senate Republican's tax bill, already jam-packed with goodies for U.S. businesses, is a provision that seems specially tailored to spark massive populist outrage: a tax break aimed at private plane travel.
France under President Emmanuel Macron has played a leading role in trying to avert a fresh crisis in Lebanon following the surprise resignation of its prime minister Saad Hariri. Hariri arrived in Paris on Saturday on Macron's invitation, after the premier once again dismissed rumours that he had been held against his will in Saudi Arabia since announcing his resignation there on November 4. As Macron holds talks with Hariri, AFP explains France's role in working to defuse the situation.
Here is a timeline of the developing political crisis in Zimbabwe, where the military has taken control of the country but President Robert Mugabe is clinging to power. - November 14: Tanks are seen moving on the outskirts of the capital a day after army chief Constantino Chiwenga denounces Mugabe's sacking of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa is seen as a rival of Mugabe's wife Grace, 52, to succeed the veteran 93-year-old leader.
President Donald Trump, who was infamously caught on tape bragging about groping women, was attacked on Twitter Thursday night over his criticism of Sen.
WASHINGTON ― After months of internal squabbling and doubts, House Republicans passed their tax proposal on Thursday, a major step forward for a House GOP that has thus far been unable to deliver on any major piece of President Donald Trump's agenda.
Roy Moore's lawyer has sought to sow doubt about one of five women accusing him of sexual assault, staging a press conference to discredit her story as Mr Moore refuses to pull out of the race. Mr Moore, 70, is the Republican candidate for Jeff Sessions's seat in Alabama, and the special election is scheduled for December 12. Last week The Washington Post published accusations from women as young as 14 that Mr Moore had pursued sexual encounters with them, when he was a 32-year-old district attorney. On Monday an Alabama woman, Beverly Young Nelson, became the fifth to accuse him - holding a press conference to accuse Mr Moore of attempting to rape her in early 1978. She was a...
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is on the money, literally -- and his wife couldn't appear happier about it.
Following are key figures in Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe's 'G40' political faction, the target of an overnight coup by the military. GRACE MUGABE - Mugabe's 52-year-old wife rose from political obscurity to the top ranks of the ruling ZANU-PF party and, after the purge a week ago of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, became the front-runner to succeed her husband. JONATHAN MOYO - A slick propagandist and former information minister, Moyo was G40's brains and mouthpiece who never shied away from an acerbic comment or Tweet about his rivals.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The Polish president has sharply condemned expressions of xenophobia and racism at a weekend march by nationalists, saying there is no place in the country for anti-Semitism and "sick nationalism."
TOKYO (AP) - A Japanese court on Tuesday sentenced a 70-year-old woman to hang for the deaths of her husband and two other former partners, and the attempted murder of a fourth man.
New school meets old school, and old school prevails.
By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe fired Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president on Monday for showing "traits of disloyalty", his information minister said, abruptly removing a favorite to succeed the 93-year-old leader. Mnangagwa's removal provides a boost for Mugabe's wife, Grace, who has been a vocal critic of the vice president and is also seen as a potential successor to her husband. "The vice president has consistently and persistently exhibited traits of disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness and unreliability," Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo told reporters.
Ciudad Juárez (Mexico) (AFP) - An American accused of leading a cult and wanted at home on pedophilia charges was arrested in Mexico along with 26 other people as part of a triple homicide investigation, officials said on Sunday. Orson William Black Jr. was arrested in the northern border state of Chihuahua along with his four wives and 22 other people including an undetermined number of minors, state prosecutors said. Around 100 police officers swooped on the three houses and two ranches where William Black and his followers were living, in a joint operation with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, prosecutors said in a statement.
Actor Harry Dreyfuss, the son of Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, says that actor Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted him as a teen, adding his name to a growing list of accusers.
Donald Trump last night offered an unexpected diplomatic olive branch to North Korea, indicating he would "certainly be open" to sitting down for personal talks with Kim Jong-un. In an interview broadcast in the US shortly after he arrived in Tokyo at the start of a marathon 12-day Asia tour, Mr Trump said it would be "not a bad thing" to meet the dictator. He said: "I would sit down with anybody. I don't think it's strength or weakness, I think sitting down with people is not a bad thing. U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech to U.S. and Japanese service members at the Yokota Air Base in Tokyo, Credit: Barcroft Media "So I would certainly...
Multiple people were shot, authorities said.
A post-Islamic State Iraq may prove more dangerous than an Iraq with an Islamic State presence. Iraq's anti-ISIS war is quickly drawing to an end. ISIS fighters are routed and Iraqi sovereignty over territories, held by the Islamic State from June 2014, has been re-imposed.
The revelations, contained in historian Mark Updegrove's "The Last Republicans," available in bookstores later this month, represent the strongest criticism to date from the Bush clan on why their Republican successor is uniquely unfit to hold office. "I don't like him," the elder Bush told Updegrove in May 2016 before the elections in November of that year, according to excerpts of the book obtained by AFP.
An adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign has admitted meeting with Russian government officials in 2016, according to a report in the New York Times which cited his testimony before a congressional committee. Carter Page, a former Navy officer and investment banker who advised Trump on foreign policy, had previously denied or side-stepped the question of whether he had met with Russian officials in previous interviews with the Times, it said. The development comes days after Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an associate were placed under house arrest on money-laundering charges linked to an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into allegations that...
Civil rights groups have launched a class action lawsuit against federal immigration authorities after a series of recent raids led to the detention of more than 100 Cambodian refugees who could now face deportation.
North Korea is reported to be developing an advanced version of its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could potentially reach the mainland United States. A US official told CNN that an upgraded version of Pyongyang's existing KN-20 is part of an accelerated effort by dictator Kim Jong-un's regime to improve its nuclear and missile capabilities. The revelation comes less than six months after North Korea tested its first ICBM and triggered its sixth underground nuclear test. The machines behind North Korea's nuclear weapons programme 01:42 Officials say that additional new improvements are underway to the hermit kingdom's nuclear fuel, missile launchers, guidance and...
Food processors are often viewed as the underrated step-child of the blender, but they are so much more than a pint-sized smoothie maker. Blenders are better for puréeing liquids and frozen foods like soups, frozen berries and ice. Food processors, on the other hand, make quick work out of chopping rough foods like nuts and spices, and are better when dealing with smaller quantities of food like garlic and herbs for sauces, dressings, dips, and homemade flours.
Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman who was indicted on federal conspiracy and money laundering charges Monday, has a long history of ties to pro-Putin groups in Ukraine. He also has a long history of connections to Donald Trump. According to leaked texts sent and received by his daughter, Andrea Manafort Shand, the two pals were "perfect allies."
Kenya's opposition leader on Tuesday promised to give the government "no peace" as he announced a campaign of protests and pickets to overturn President Uhuru Kenyatta's controversial re-election. Deepening the uncertainty clouding Kenya's future, Raila Odinga dismissed the president as "the product of a fraud" after Mr Kenyatta was handed an equivocal mandate a day earlier when he was declared the winner of a vote boycotted by the opposition. As many as 14 people have been killed since last Thursday's election, adding to the scores of people who died before Mr Kenyatta's first victory in August was overturned by the supreme court. But Mr Odinga's call to mass action perversely helped to...
The Republican senators want to keep the JCPOA while adding new restrictions. It won't work.
Carles Puigdemont, the ousted president of Catalonia who defied the Spanish state by declaring his region's independence, has fled Spain to Brussels, fuelling speculation that he may seek political asylum in Belgium. Sources from the Catalan government, which has been formally removed from power by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, told The Telegraph that Mr Puigdemont had travelled to the Belgian capital on Monday, reportedly accompanied by five colleagues from his former administration. On Monday all 14 members of Mr Puigdemont's ousted executive were accused by Spain's chief prosecutor of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds for organising an illegal referendum in...
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Environmentalists and scientists were rattled this week following a report that President Donald Trump plans to scale back two of southern Utah's national monuments.
After a 15-minute baking soda soak, almost all of the chemicals had been removed from the surface of an apple-but some were still lurking in the fruit.
Donald Trump: "[I have] one of the greatest memories of all time."
NEW DELHI (AP) - Combating terrorism and India's role in war-torn Afghanistan dominated talks between U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Indian counterpart Wednesday as Tillerson highlighted the Trump administration's new strategy for South Asia.
BAGHDAD (AP) - The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga told a BBC interviewer that he was not calling for protests during repeat presidential elections scheduled for Thursday, but that he wanted supporters to stay at home and boycott the vote. "We have not told people to protest on polling day. Odinga's comments contradict repeated his previous public calls for protests on voting day.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Government officials outlined plans Monday for what they say will be the largest fire clean-up in California history, aimed at removing hazardous substances and ash from 8,400 homes and other structures burned in Northern California wildfires.
The mother of a 13-day-old boy and the woman's boyfriend have both been charged with murder after the infant was found unresponsive on the couple's bedroom floor with a fractured spine and a broken rib, PEOPLE confirms
Chinese military commentators have shared their thoughts on recent U.S. Naval accidents and what they think it means for the larger geopolitical struggle in the Asia-Pacific. Is the U.S. Navy Weak? The Chinese Seem to Think So.