Facebook is staring down its first fine for allowing Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data about millions of people, potentially opening the door for governments around the world to slap the social media giant with other tougher penalties and stricter regulation.
Pancake chain IHOP confirmed that the company faked its recent name change as a stunt to promote its burgers, the company tweeted on Monday. The return to its true name comes as the pancake chain celebrates its 60th birthday. We’re giving away 60¢ short stacks on July 17 from 7a-7p for IHOP’s 60th birthday. That’s right, IHOP! We’d never turn our back on pancakes (except for that time we faked it to promote our new burgers) pic.twitter.com/KsbkMJhKuf
MAE SAI, Thailand - Divers compared it to mountain climbing, but in tight, pitch-black spaces and buffeted by swirling floodwaters, towing a child. They had to guide their charges through passages as narrow as a couple of feet, weighed down by bulky equipment. A diver in front led the way, with a boy tethered to him and another diver following behind.
Seven years ago this week, South Sudan celebrated independence from its northern neighbor after a decades-long struggle that left at least 2 million dead. But there were no festivities organized by the government in the capital of Juba on the anniversary Monday. South Sudan has been embroiled in conflict for most of the time it's been free from Sudan, and a new report released by the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner's office Tuesday further implicated government troops in horrific atrocities against civilians there.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday granted pardons to father-and-son cattle ranchers in southeastern Oregon who were sentenced to serve prison time on two separate occasions for the same charges of arson on public lands. The return to prison of Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond helped spark the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early 2016.
Regular consumers aren't the only ones shifting more of their spending to Amazon.com. The city of Atlanta, Denver public schools and the Mesa, Arizona, police department are among the 1,500 public organizations that since last year have signed new contracts to buy office supplies, books, even musical instruments directly from Amazon, according to a report released Tuesday by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a non-profit group that advocates for strong local economies.
A federal judge in California Monday rejected the Trump administration's request to indefinitely detain immigrant families apprehended at the border, calling it an attempt by the federal government to simply "light a match" to a two-decade-old settlement that set strict standards for detaining immigrant children.
WASHINGTON - Attorneys for Paul Manafort have asked a federal judge to bar prosecutors from presenting evidence at his Washington trial this fall from one of his previous lawyers, evidence that may be critical to proving charges he gave false statements under a federal lobbying disclosure law.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that an upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin might be easier than a gathering with NATO allies, as he left the White House for a week of high-profile diplomacy in Europe. In a series of tweets and comments to reporters before departing, Trump took fresh aim at other NATO members for not meeting targets for defense spending, saying the arrangement was unfair to U.S. taxpayers.
WASHINGTON - Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, is scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday morning for the first time since pleading guilty seven months ago, as a judge asks when the case will be ready to move to sentencing. Flynn admitted in December to lying to the FBI about contacts with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, becoming one of the first Trump associates to cooperate - and the highest-ranking official charged - in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.