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Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg
The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook's global affairs and communications team.
Google takes down travel visa ads
Many sites have been charging high rates since 2010 but Google has finally taken some of the ads down.
Facebook sued over video viewing figures
Legal action brought by advertisers claims the social network knew about problems in metrics in 2015.
eBay revs up to take on Auto Trader in car ads
The online marketplace is acquiring Motors.co.uk, making it a "leading alternative" to Auto Trader.
Tiny companion phone released in Japan
The mobile is designed as a companion device for those who already own bigger smartphones.
Amazon creates 1,000 'highly skilled' jobs in three UK cities
Online retailer adds hundreds of "Silicon Valley" jobs in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge.
'Why we faked our Facebook wedding in Kinshasa'
Successful, educated and attractive - Arlène Agneroh's friends said the only thing she was missing was a husband.
Mitsubishi windows shine 'alarmingly realistic' fake sunlight
Mitsubishi has developed a new indoor lighting system that mimics blue skies, sunrises and sunsets.
Grand Theft Auto 'cheats' homes raided
A court grants search warrants and freezes the assets of five people accused of making cheat software.
Twitter's 'Russia-Iran' troll tweet trove made public
Millions of tweets published by suspected state-linked accounts are made public by Twitter.
Google unshackles Android-device firms
Phone and tablet companies will be able to experiment with alternative versions of Android.
eBay files lawsuit against Amazon over 'seller recruitment'
In a lawsuit, eBay says the retail giant used its internal message system to recruit sellers.
Spotify ad banned for causing 'distress' to children
The advert mimicked a horror movie and was likely to scare youngsters, the ad authority says.
Huawei's Watch GT has no time for Android's Wear OS
The Chinese technology company ditches Google's Wear OS in favour of its own smartwatch operating system.
Children 'blackmailed' for sexual images in online video chats
One in 10 children have been asked to remove their clothes over online video chats, says the NSPCC.
Portal: Facebook's new home gadget
Facebook's Portal offers video chat around the home - but do consumers trust Facebook enough?
The world’s first fully-autonomous indoor farm
The world’s first fully-autonomous indoor farm in San Carlos, California, is now operational.
Amsterdam's canal boats go electric
All of Amsterdam's boats must go electric by 2025, but switching to electric is not straightforward.
Mobile wi-fi hotspots reviewed
Lucy Hedges reviews the Skyroam Solis, Glocalme G3 and TP-Link M7450 mobile wi-fi hotspots.
Just Eat listings include takeaways given zero ratings for hygiene
Outlets rated zero by the Food Standards Agency are among those listed on the food ordering app.
Unilad web publisher bought by LADbible
The move safeguards more than 200 jobs at the viral publisher, which collapsed with debts of £6.5m.
The story behind your PlayStation username
PlayStation's long-awaited new feature means weird and embarrassing names will be no more.
What's the point of concept cars?
Concept cars look beautiful and futuristic, but why spend millions on them if they're never going to make it into production?
How U2's technology is changing concerts for the better
The band's groundbreaking stage show is designed to ensure everyone has a front-row seat.
When can I buy a 5G phone and how much will it be?
Superfast 5G mobile will require new handsets, but will the new services justify the extra expense?
Why has Twitter banned 1500 accounts and what are NPCs?
The Trump-supporting right has a new favourite meme and they're trolling opponents far and wide.
Could chip fat help dirty shipping clean up its act?
Ships are the lifeblood of global trade, but their fuel is highly polluting. What's the answer?
Spotify: Albums are alive and kicking in the streaming age
As the UK's celebrates National Album Day, Spotify says albums "can still be absolutely monumental".
Climate change: Is your Netflix habit bad for the environment?
The IT sector's share of global electricity consumption is predicted to increase rapidly.
Virtual lives: Could VR change how we think of others?
Researchers are studying whether controlling a virtual reality body can affect real life behaviour.
How to boost the alarm in your smartphone
Kate Russell on how to make sure you never sleep through your alarm again.
Yusaku Maezawa: Why I've bought a ticket to the Moon
Space X's mission to the Moon will be the first lunar journey by humans since 1972.
The hi-tech trousers inspired by Wallace and Gromit
Researchers inspired by a Wallace and Gromit film have developed trousers with artificial muscles.
Facebook job not lobbying, says Sir Nick Clegg
Sir Nick Clegg talks about how he got his new Facebook job and what he will be doing for the social media giant.
Hi-tech glasses offer alternative to bifocals
The regular prescription lenses can change to bifocals and back again at the touch of a button.
Take a tour of U2's ground-breaking stage
Bassist Adam Clayton shows us around (and through) U2's 30-metre long "barricage".
'Facebook baby ads taunted me after stillbirth'
Anna England Kerr was shown ads for cots, cribs and IVF, despite trying to turn them off.
Pepper the robot tells MPs about artificial intelligence
Pepper the robot answers questions from MPs on the education select committee about helping to care for older people.
The Facebook cleaners: 'I've seen hundreds of beheadings'
What's it like to be someone who watches banned content on social media so you don't have to?

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Why Amazon may want a big city for HQ2
Amazon's search for the perfect home for its next headquarters could be leaning towards larger cities.
Tesla sells cheaper Model 3
Tesla is now offering a slightly cheaper version of its lowest priced car, the Model 3.
Twitter shuts down bots pushing pro-Saudi message
Twitter has suspended a network of accounts that appeared to be pushing pro-Saudi messages about the Jamal Khashoggi scandal, a person familiar with the situation told CNN Friday.
Google should buy Twitter and Square. But it won't
Could Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey one day find himself working for Google? A prominent hedge fund manager hopes so.
Facebook enlists Nick Clegg as head of global affairs
Former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is leaving the world of politics to take a senior job at Facebook.
Masa Son's 1st mega tech fund may be his last
Masayoshi Son shook up the tech industry with his SoftBank Vision Fund and $45 billion of Saudi cash. The Khashoggi crisis could spell the end of his plan to do the same again.
Big tech's ties with Saudi Arabia in doubt
This spring, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia met the royalty of Silicon Valley: Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and Sundar Pichai.
China's ByteDance takes the world by storm
Chinese social media apps have struggled to win over users beyond their home turf. ByteDance, the company behind TikTok, is changing that — and it could soon be one of the world's most valuable startups.
Apple to host mystery product event on October 30
Apple will host an event in Brooklyn to likely announce a few new products.
Saudi prince pumps more cash into Uber rival
Dubai ride-hailing app Careem has received $200 million in a funding round led by Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's Kingdom Holding company.
Bracing for the midterms, Facebook builds a 'war room'
Facebook has set up a "war room" at its California headquarters as part of its plans to avoid a repeat of the 2016 election, when misinformation was rampant on the platform.
Women's March targeted by Facebook scam
Hundreds of fake Women's March Facebook pages run from Bangladesh have prompted concern from American activists and have proven challenging for Facebook to keep under control, a CNN investigation has found.
Public funds back plan to replace Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook chairman
Following a long string of scandals and controversies, some Facebook investors believe the company would be better off without Mark Zuckerberg as its chairman.
Tech execs want Senator Graham to apologize over Iranian remark
Senator Lindsey Graham's comments about Iranian lineage did not go over well with a group of powerful tech execs.
Elon Musk will cover Tesla's fine for tweets
Elon Musk will buy another $20 million of Tesla stock with his own money, covering the cost of the fine the company has to pay for his tweets.
Netflix has plenty of room left to grow
More and more Netflix customers are coming from overseas — a sign that there's plenty of room for the streaming company to get even bigger than it already is.
Microsoft was just the start for Paul Allen
For the last 35 years of his life, Paul Allen lived unapologetically large. But he was still best known as the co-founder of Microsoft, the company he started with Bill Gates.
Silicon Valley is working with China on AI
Baidu has become the first Chinese company to join a US-led alliance on artificial intelligence that includes Silicon Valley's biggest names.
Growing up with Alexa: A child's relationship with Amazon's voice assistant
This is the first generation to grow up with ubiquitous AI. It raises profound questions about how children interact with technology, with other people, and how it might shape their interactions and development.

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Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.


The weirdest tech of CES 2018

The weirdest tech of CES 2018Here are seven items at CES 2018, some of which address legitimate use cases and some of which may be closer to mad-scientist territory.


Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audio

Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audioAt CES 2018, Sennheiser announced two new products that focus on recording or playing back 3-D audio.


Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill you

Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill youHonda wants to change your perception of robots. And it's hoping to do so with four new concept robots.


Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed city

Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed cityAt CES 2018, Ford announced it is working with a city in which it will operate its self-driving cars. The automaker wouldn't identify the city but did say how autonomous vehicles can change the way people live.


Intel wants this drone to fly you around

Intel wants this drone to fly you aroundIntel is betting that Volocopter 2X will be one of the first passenger-carrying drones to operate in the U.S. A prototype of the pilotless two-seat helicopter-like drone was shown off at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.


AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ‘We're absolutely all over this’

AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ‘We're absolutely all over this’AMD CEO Lisa Su told Yahoo Finance that the Austin, Texas-based computer and graphics chip company is quickly working to resolve and address a recently-discovered security flaw that affects AMD computer chips.


Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018

Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018Nvidia rolled out a slew of updates for its GeForce line of gaming products at CES 2018 including massive computer screens and cloud game streaming.


What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018

What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018It's hard to figure out which of the connected household devices on display at CES 2018 is worth buying, but it's even more difficult to know if they are secure from hackers. A security expert visits exhibits and tries to help.


Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurThe daughter's name is Nicarri.


Twitter tests longer character limit

Twitter tests longer character limitYou may soon get to say a lot more on Twitter. The social media giant announced it is testing a longer character limit. The change will extend the current 140 characters to 280 for all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Users won’t see this change right away, though. Only a small percentage will be testing it at first, and according to the company, it is just a test and there is no guarantee this change will be available to everyone. Via Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider. ...


Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better — for free

Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better — for freeMac OS High Sierra (macOS 10.13). As the new name suggests, it’s just a refinement of last year’s Mac OS Sierra. In fact, you could sum up what's new in an article about as short as this one.


Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects

Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effectsWant to add some cool sound effects or music to your YouTube video (or any video)?


Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launch

Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launchApple is expected to include wireless charging as a core feature in the iPhones it launches on...


The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhone

The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhoneApple's 10th anniversary iPhone is nearly upon us. Here's everything we expect from what could be Apple's most important product in years.


Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11

Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11Apple's App Store is getting a major update in iOS 11, and it's going to make finding new apps far better.


Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hacked

Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hackedEquifax was hacked and lost the information of 143 million Americans, and they need to tell us how.


The best alternatives to Apple's new iPhone

The best alternatives to Apple's new iPhoneApple's iPhone 8 is nearly upon us, but not everyone is psyched. Here are the best alternatives for Apple's upcoming iPhone.


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectations

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectationsSamsung's Galaxy Note 8 is a wonderful smartphone, but its high price is a tough pill to swallow.


Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook post

Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook postYahoo's David Pogue has a sneaky way you can create a universal link to a Facebook item so that you can send or post to anyone.


4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US

4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the USThere are some gadgets that are just too cool for us Americans.


Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K display

Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K displayMore laptop makers are pushing the limits of design and performance, but high-resolution panels are hurting their batteries.


The most important iPhone features ever

The most important iPhone features everApple's iPhone is one of the most important consumer gadgets ever made, and it has a lot to do with these simple features.


Fall games guide 2017: Your free time is history

Fall games guide 2017: Your free time is historyHope you had a nice outdoorsy summer, because for the foreseeable future, you’re going to have a hard time leaving the living room. The fall video game season is just about underway, and the 2017 edition is keeping with tradition by slinging enough massive games your way to tax both your wallet and your eyesight. From Mario to Marvel, here’s what the next few months have in store. “Destiny 2”


'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' review: An insane mix of strategy and absurdity

'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' review: An insane mix of strategy and absurdity"Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" offers a ridiculous strategy experience with surprising depth and a pinch of toilet humor.


Hate and violence around the globe? There’s an app for that.

Hate and violence around the globe? There’s an app for that.The plague of “fake news” may be news to Facebook (FB), but it’s a familiar foe to a small non-profit in Washington that’s trying to use mobile apps, big data and social media to promote peace and accountability in places like Iraq, Kenya and Mexico where those technologies have often been abused to spread lies and hate. The PeaceTech Lab aims to develop “technology that can be applied to tackle the triggers of violence,” president and CEO Sheldon Himelfarb said in an interview at the lab’s Washington headquarters at the U.S. Institute of Peace.


Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatch

Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatchSamsung's new Gear Sport is a fitness-centric smartwatch aimed squarely at the Apple Watch.


The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesign

The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesignThis is a big week for YouTube. It’s getting a new design and new features—all of which have been in the works, carefully and methodically, for a very long time, and all of which, as far as I’m concerned, are welcome!


Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VR

Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VRMicrosoft is bringing VR to the masses with its low-cost headsets.


Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake news

Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake newsFacebook is taking its crackdown on fake news even further.


Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch

Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple WatchFitbit’s all-new smartwatch is designed to do battle with the Apple Watch.It’s no secret that Fitbit (FIT) has been working on a smartwatch — Co-founder and CEO James Park said as much during the company’s Q2 2017 earnings call earlier this month. This is the Fitbit Ionic, the company’s first “true” smartwatch.


Meet Uber's pick for its next CEO

Meet Uber's pick for its next CEOExpedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is expected to take on the role of Uber CEO.


Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcripts

Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcriptsBelieve it or not, YouTube creates a written transcript for every single video. Just click More and Transcript and boom!


Galaxy Note 8 preview: Samsung's big bet

Galaxy Note 8 preview: Samsung's big betSamsung is bringing the Galaxy Note brand back from the brink with the Galaxy Note 8. But can it bury the ghosts of the Note 7?


The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhone

The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhoneThe Essential Phone is the first handset from the father of Google's Android, and it's a solid alternative to Apple's iPhone.


Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home tech

Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home techThe Norton Core is a Wi-Fi router designed to protect all of your connected devices.


Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvement

Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvementQualcomm's new depth-sensing camera technology could improve smartphone's and virtual reality headsets.


How companies leave your data online without your knowledge

How companies leave your data online without your knowledgeYour private data could be freely available online and there's little you can do about it.


Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’

Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a “specific, immediate concern about inciting violence,” a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.


Pogue's Basics: Alexa reminders

Pogue's Basics: Alexa remindersAmazon has added the ability to add names to timers with Alexa.


NFL player lives on $60,000 a year thanks to what he learned from this book

NFL player lives on $60,000 a year thanks to what he learned from this bookAn alarming fifteen percent of NFL players end up declaring bankruptcy. Wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2012 and is currently a free agent, is making sure he won't fall into that category.


How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographer

How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographerApple's upcoming iPhone 8 and iOS 11 should take your iPhone photography to the next level with these new features.


Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn't flawless

Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn't flawlessMotorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it's got its drawbacks.


The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and Target

The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and TargetIf you or your kids are heading back to school, these are the tech deals you'll want to check out.


Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basics

Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basicsLego's new Boost kit helps introduce kids to the basics of coding.


A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumers

A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumersA new European Union regulation could impact how social networks handle your data in the U.S.


Pogue's Basics: The secret Start menu in Windows 10

Pogue's Basics: The secret Start menu in Windows 10Windows 10’s Start button harbors a secret: It can sprout a tiny utility menu. To see it, right-click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen, or (on a touchscreen) hold your finger down on it. There, in all its majesty, is the Start menu’s secret utility menu.


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‘He’s My Kind Of Guy’: Trump Celebrates Congressman Who Body-Slammed Reporter

‘He’s My Kind Of Guy’: Trump Celebrates Congressman Who Body-Slammed ReporterPresident Donald Trump celebrated Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte during a


New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh Confirmation

New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh ConfirmationLong Island resident Ronald DeRisi, 74, was arrested Friday and charged with


Republican candidates trying to have it both ways on Obamacare

Republican candidates trying to have it both ways on ObamacareSome GOP candidates running this cycle who have or are trying to gut Obamacare are still running on the importance of protecting people with pre-existing conditions.


Best Bites: Roasted brussel sprouts with parmesan sauce

Best Bites: Roasted brussel sprouts with parmesan sauceWelcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your


Crimea mourns Kerch school shooting victims

Crimea mourns Kerch school shooting victimsStudents wept over the coffins of classmates Friday at the funeral of 20 people killed in a school shooting in Crimea dubbed the “Russian Columbine,” the worst massacre of its kind in the region’s history.


At least 50 dead in India train disaster: police

At least 50 dead in India train disaster: policeAt least 50 people were killed Friday after a train plowed into revellers gathered to watch a Hindu festival in India's northern Amritsar city, police said. The train hit a crowd standing on the railway line to watch a fireworks show during Dussehra celebrations, police and eyewitnesses said. The priority now is to take the injured to the hospital," Amritsar city police commissioner S. S. Srivastava told reporters.


Cardi B swarmed as she hands out free winter coats in Brooklyn

Cardi B swarmed as she hands out free winter coats in BrooklynMetal barricades could barely contain the hundreds of fans lined up in Brooklyn on Thursday as superstar Cardi B handed out free winter coats to the assembled masses.


Nikki Haley Jokes She's Not An 'Indian Woman' In Swipe At Elizabeth Warren

Nikki Haley Jokes She's Not An 'Indian Woman' In Swipe At Elizabeth WarrenNikki Haley, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, drew laughter


Girl baked grandfather's ashes into cookies and gave them to classmates, police say

Girl baked grandfather's ashes into cookies and gave them to classmates, police sayA high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade biscuits and gave them to classmates, police in California have said. The youngster and a friend shared the cookies with nine other pupils at Da Vinci Charter Academy in the city of Davis. "She had mentioned her grandpa's ashes before," said Andy Knox.


The Republican who shocked the world 4 years ago could lose because of redistricting

The Republican who shocked the world 4 years ago could lose because of redistrictingThe Virginia congressional district that Dave Brat took in 2014 is now less favorable to the GOP.


New Banksy Video Suggests Shredded Painting Stunt Didn't Go Entirely To Plan

New Banksy Video Suggests Shredded Painting Stunt Didn't Go Entirely To PlanBanksy stunned the art world this month with the partial shredding of his


Heidi Cruz Torched Over 'Tone-Deaf' Lament About Ted Cruz's 6-Figure Senate Salary

Heidi Cruz Torched Over 'Tone-Deaf' Lament About Ted Cruz's 6-Figure Senate SalaryHeidi Cruz was mocked on Twitter for appearing to suggest that she and husband


Migrant caravan streams out of Guatemala, halted by Mexican police

Migrant caravan streams out of Guatemala, halted by Mexican policeCentral American migrants pushed through Guatemalan border posts and streamed onto a bridge connecting the two countries, only to be halted by dozens of Mexican police dressed in riot gear on the other side, Mexican television footage showed. Some migrants violently shook fences at the border, the footage showed. Others turned back toward Guatemala.


Georgia Teacher Accused of 'Inappropriate' Relationship With Student Kills Himself

Georgia Teacher Accused of 'Inappropriate' Relationship With Student Kills HimselfZachary Meadors had a warrant out for his arrest at the time of his death.


More than 50 dead in India train disaster

More than 50 dead in India train disasterA speeding train ran over revellers watching fireworks during a Hindu festival in northern India Friday, killing more than 50 people, with eyewitnesses saying they were given no warning before disaster struck. The crowd had gathered on railway tracks in the city of Amritsar in Punjab state to watch a fireworks show marking the Dussehra festival when the train barrelled down the line at high speed. The priority now is to take the injured to the hospital," Amritsar city police commissioner S. S. Srivastava told reporters.


Facebook `Delighted’ by War Room Response to Brazil Election

Facebook `Delighted’ by War Room Response to Brazil ElectionAs they monitored trends on the company’s sites -- like articles that were going viral and spikes in political-ad spending -- they noticed a suspicious surge in user reports of hate speech. The data scientists in the room told the policy experts that the malicious posts were targeting people in a certain area of Brazil, the poorer Northeast -- the only region carried by the leftist presidential candidate. The policy folks determined that what the posts were saying was against Facebook’s rules on inciting violence.


'Compelling Evidence' Points To Saudi Prince In Khashoggi Death, Says Ex MI6 Chief

'Compelling Evidence' Points To Saudi Prince In Khashoggi Death, Says Ex MI6 ChiefThe former head of Britain's foreign intelligence service MI6 believes "very


'Active shooter' in Virginia puts major defence company building on lockdown

'Active shooter' in Virginia puts major defence company building on lockdownPolice are investigating reports of reports of an "active shooter" at a defence company General Dynamics in Portsmouth, Virginia. The call was received earlier in the day fro a security guard on site and Portsmouth police have called for people to stay clear of the area. Police are investigating a report of an active shooter at 2 Harper Ave. Dispatch received the 911 call at 1146am.


President Avenatti? Lawyer for Stormy Daniels and Julie Swetnick wants the 2020 Democratic nomination, arguing that no one will swing harder at Trump

President Avenatti? Lawyer for Stormy Daniels and Julie Swetnick wants the 2020 Democratic nomination, arguing that no one will swing harder at TrumpMichael Avenatti would like to turn his newfound fame into political power, in order to take down the man who did precisely that two years ago.


Dear Abby, Here's What It’s Really Like To Have A 'Foreign' Name In America

Dear Abby, Here's What It’s Really Like To Have A 'Foreign' Name In AmericaIt's tradition for Sikh parents to turn to the Guru Granth Sahib, our holy


Jason Chaffetz Mocks Elizabeth Warren With Native American Statue Photo, Twitter Flips

Jason Chaffetz Mocks Elizabeth Warren With Native American Statue Photo, Twitter FlipsFormer Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) might have set himself up for selfie-


PAC won't end ad saying black men will face rape accusations

PAC won't end ad saying black men will face rape accusationsLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections.


Texas police hunt woman who left toddler at stranger's door

Texas police hunt woman who left toddler at stranger's doorA woman is suspected of child abandonment for hoisting a two-year-old boy by the arm to the house of a stranger in a northern Houston suburb, ringing the doorbell and running away, authorities said on Thursday. Neither woman nor child has been identified in the incident that unfolded in less than 30 seconds on surveillance video, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. "The child is uninjured and appears to be in good health," it said, adding that the boy was in the custody of Child Protective Services and was being asked who left him behind.


9-Year-Old Falsely Accused Of Groping White Woman Says He 'Felt Humiliated'

9-Year-Old Falsely Accused Of Groping White Woman Says He 'Felt Humiliated'Jeremiah Harvey, the 9-year-old boy accused of groping a woman at a Brooklyn


Falling Ford Pickup Tailgates Draw Federal Safety Probe

Falling Ford Pickup Tailgates Draw Federal Safety ProbeGovernment regulators opened an investigation this week into why some Ford heavy-duty pickup truck power tailgates are falling open. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is ...


Bolton headed to Russia amid fears US leaving nuclear deal

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Saudi crown prince loses key aides over Khashoggi death but is on way to defusing diplomatic crisis

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