Google breached suppression laws by sending out emails headlined with the name of man charged with backpacker murder Google has been forced to explain to the New Zealand government why it breached the country's strict suppression laws by naming the man charged with murdering British backpacker Grace Millane.The company said it had occurred by mistake, but stopped short of apologising for the blunder. Senior policy manager Ross Young told media Google had acted when it [...]
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Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared Tuesday to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown. [...]
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As a gov't shutdown looms, here's a look at the border wall
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers are in a standoff over funding the government, and the main sticking point is Trump's demand for $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. [...]
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By any measure Facebook hasn't had the best of years in 2018. But while toxic problems keep piling up and, well, raining acidly down on the social networking giant — from election interference, to fake accounts, faulty metrics, security flaws, ethics failures, privacy outrages and much more besides — the silver lining of having a core business now widely perceived as hostile to democratic processes and civilized sentiment, and the tool of choice for shitposters [...]
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Secretive dispute over subpoena revealed to concern an unnamed corporation, but many questions remainA mysterious case playing out in Washington amid tight secrecy – and presumed to involve the special counsel Robert Mueller – has been revealed to concern an unnamed corporation, owned by an equally anonymous foreign country.The US circuit court of appeals on Tuesday issued a ruling that answered some of the questions in a judicial drama that has increasingly obsessed Mueller-watchers intrigued [...]
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Australian Prudential Regulation Authority says some banks no longer need 30% lending restrictionAustralia's financial regulator has lifted its restriction on banks' ability to issue interest-only loans, in a move that will likely support house prices.Data revealed last week that property price declines in Sydney and Melbourne were no longer confined to expensive dwellings, but had spread to middle and lower segments of the market in recent months. Continue reading... [...]
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Bronx mother Tihisha Jones gets street justice after stopping a suspected car thief in his tracks — and it was all caught on camera [...]
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Debris — including leaves and litter — was apparently lifted some 6,000 feet into the sky Tuesday in Port Orchard [...]
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Federal or state authorities are investigating a range of Trump-related groups and activities including the Trump Foundation, the family's business, the Trump campaign, the president's inauguration, and more. Ilya Marritz, co-host of WNYC's "Trump Inc." podcast, spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" along with former prosecutors Keir Dougall and Rebecca Roiphe about the legal issues the president faces from these probes. [...]
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The Latest: Judge orders Flynn to stay within 50 miles of DC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation (all times local): [...]
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