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Facebook's recurring nightmare: Helping muddy up elections

Ryan Nakashima and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 8:32am

Facebook has a problem it just can't kick: People keep exploiting it in ways that could sway elections, and in the worst cases even undermine democracy.

UK lawmaker: Facebook misled Parliament over data leak risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 7:48am

The head of the British Parliament's media committee on Sunday accused Facebook of misleading lawmakers by downplaying the risk of users' data being shared without their consent.

AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. filed false documents with NYC

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 7:36am

When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit.

Fire at Manila hotel and casino kills at least 3 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 7:18am

A fire engulfed a hotel and casino in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing at least three employees, trapping two others and forcing the evacuation of more than 300 guests, some by helicopter, officials said.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed to second 5-year term

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 7:08am

China's ceremonial legislature appointed Premier Li Keqiang, the No. 2 leader of the ruling Communist Party, to a second five-year term Sunday and approved the appointment of a director for a new anti-corruption agency with sweeping powers.

Abu Dhabi signs $1.45B offshore deal with Total

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 5:17am

The state oil company of the energy-rich capital of the United Arab Emirates says it has signed a deal worth $1.45 billion with French oil giant Total SA granting it stakes in offshore fields.

Southeast Asia leaders urge tough stance on North Korea

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 5:06am

Southeast Asian leaders and Australia's prime minister on Sunday called on North Korea to end its nuclear program and urged U.N. countries to fully implement sanctions against the country.

Lawmakers quibble over details of $1.3T US spending bill

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 3:56am

Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.

Lawmakers say UK should consider postponing Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 3:44am

Britain should consider postponing Brexit because there may not be enough time to strike a deal with the European Union before the U.K. leaves the bloc a year from now, a key committee of British lawmakers said Sunday.

Paralympics fans had difficult time, changes may not happen

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 1:48am

As the world's top disabled athletes competed on ice and snow, Erica Mitchell steered through her own obstacle course on Pyeongchang's narrow and uneven streets.

Significant moments in Putin's 18 years of power

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 1:44am

A look at some of the significant dates in Vladimir Putin's 18 years in power as Russia's president and prime minister:

US probes 4 deaths in Hyundai-Kia cars when air bags failed

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:29pm

Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government's road safety agency wants to know why.

Bridge collapse victim's uncle rages at 'incompetence'

Jennifer Kay and Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:46pm

As crews began removing bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim's uncle raged against what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished concrete span.

Inmate death shines light on cellmate pairings at US prisons

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:27pm

Glenn Cox went before the parole board with a plan and a bandage on his forehead.

Grand Canyon pipeline breaks prompt more steps to save water

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 4:35pm

Grand Canyon National Park is implementing more stringent water use restrictions and conservation measures due to a series of breaks in the pipeline that supplies the South Rim.

Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 4:21pm

A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media activity of a large portion of the U.S. electorate, newspapers reported Saturday.

The Latest: Firm employed by Trump campaign tapped Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:36pm

The Latest on a data firm that worked with the Trump campaign, tapping Facebook profiles, (all times local):

5 doctors charged with taking kickbacks to tout painkiller

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:32pm

Five New York City doctors were arrested Friday on charges that they accepted bribes and kickbacks from an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company to prescribe large volumes of a highly addictive painkiller.

Navy's new attack submarine named Colorado joins the fleet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:26pm

The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado, joined the fleet Saturday in a ceremony at Connecticut's Naval Submarine Base.

Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:38pm

Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition.