U.K. lawmakers have requested Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg give evidence as part of an ongoing inquiry into how the world's largest social-media platform handles fake news. The formal request arrives as privacy watchdogs across Europe plot their next steps in the wake of a scandal over the British firm accused of harvesting Facebook user profiles in its work for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Facebook is under investigation by a U.S. privacy watchdog over the use of personal data of 50 million users by a data analytics firm to help elect President Donald Trump. The Federal Trade Commission is probing whether Facebook violated terms of a 2011 consent decree over its handing of user data that was transferred to Cambridge Analytica without their knowledge, according to a person familiar with the matter.
It might soon be grizzly bear hunting season in Wyoming. In the wake of a Trump administration decision last summer to remove the bear from the endangered species list, the state is considering considering allowing hunters to kill up to two dozen Yellowstone-area bears. It would be the first grizzly bear hunt in the Lower 48 states since the icons of the Western United States were put on the endangered species list in 1975.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump shook up his legal team Monday by hiring a combative former prosecutor who has publicly argued that Trump is the target of an elaborate FBI conspiracy - marking another confrontational move by the president against the rapidly mounting legal threats facing him and his administration.
SCHERTZ, Texas - The latest in a wave of explosions that have rattled central Texas brought the widening investigation to this city outside San Antonio on Tuesday, March 20, after an explosion at a FedEx facility signaled that whoever was responsible for bombings in Austin had offered police potentially critical new clues while shifting tactics yet again.
The brother of Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old charged with the shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida, high school last month, was arrested Monday for allegedly trespassing on the school's campus, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.
A British television station broadcast video Monday apparently showing the head of the data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, talking about using bribes, traps involving sex workers and other unethical tactics to swing elections around the world.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is preparing to impose a package of $60 billion in annual tariffs against China, following through on a long-time threat that he says will punish China for intellectual property infringement and create more American jobs. The tariff package, which Trump plans to unveil by Friday, was confirmed by four senior administration officials.
My bike was stolen on a weekend in early March. It was half my fault, half my husband's fault, and 100 percent the fault of the person who stole it. Left with a lock, a front wheel and a heavy heart, I did the only thing I could think of: I decided to leave the thief a little note. Okay, it was a big note. Armed with yellow paint, I crafted an 8-by-3-foot cardboard sign and hung it across the entire front of my landlord's Brooklyn brownstone (with his permission). It said: "To the person who stole my bicycle "I hope you need it more than I do.
WASHINGTON - Amtrak officials have quietly ended discounts for students and AAA members and raised the age requirement for senior discounts to 65. The discounts, which offered up to 10 percent off tickets, were discontinued earlier this year as part of a shift in strategy for the passenger rail service as it attempts to mirror pricing strategies used in other modes of transportation.