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WSJ Reports Facebook Fined $5 Billion in Privacy Probe

US regulators have approved a $5 billion penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network's privacy and data protection lapses, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Calls Mount for Resignation of Trump Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, In Wake of Epstein Arrest

Democratic Party leaders called on Tuesday for the resignation of President Donald Trump's secretary of labor over a secret plea deal he made a decade ago with a wealthy hedge fund manager accused of sexually abusing young girls.

Trump Slams May after Damning Leak of Cables

Donald Trump lashed out at Theresa May on Monday, visibly angry at her continuing support for the British ambassador to Washington despite the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of his presidency.

Trump Announces Sanctions On Iran That Will Block ‘Billions’ In Assets

The US sanctions slapped Monday on Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other officials will block "literally billions" in Iranian assets, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr Charged Over Groping Claim

Prosecutors in New York charged Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr with forcible touching on Thursday after he was accused of groping a woman in a Manhattan bar over the weekend. 

Homelessness In L.A. County Increased By 12% Over Past Year

Homelessness in Los Angeles County increased by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, based on the results of a point-in-time count released Tuesday.

British Airways Orders 200 Boeing 737 MAX Planes

US aircraft giant Boeing got a welcome vote of confidence in its beleaguered 737 MAX plane on Tuesday when International Airlines Group, owner of British Airways, said it wanted to buy 200 of the planes.

Iran Claims CIA Spy Network Dismantled Amidst Rising Tensions with US

Iran said Tuesday it had dismantled a US spy network, after Washington announced it would deploy 1,000 more troops to the Middle East and as key powers expressed concerns about regional tensions.

Trump Announces Exit Of Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders

President Donald Trump on Thursday made the surprise announcement of the departure of spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, who has been widely criticized for her performance in the White House.

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr Charged Over Groping Claim

Prosecutors in New York charged Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr with forcible touching on Thursday after he was accused of groping a woman in a Manhattan bar over the weekend. 

Homelessness In L.A. County Increased By 12% Over Past Year

Homelessness in Los Angeles County increased by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, based on the results of a point-in-time count released Tuesday.

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies

Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday.

Empire State of Mind: Jay-Z becomes hip-hop’s first billionaire

Jay-Z is officially hip hop's first billionaire, Forbes declared Monday, founding his kingdom on entertainment but also reaping earnings from liquor, art and real estate.

2020 Presidential Democratic Candidates Call for Trump Impeachment

Several candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination seized upon remarks on Wednesday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Top US General Says Xi Broke Promise on South China Sea

The US military's top general said Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jingping reneged on promises not to militarize the South China Sea and called for "collective action" to hold Beijing responsible.

Mueller Quits, Denies Probe Cleared Trump, Hands Baton to Congress

Robert Mueller said Wednesday his two-year Russia investigation had not exonerated Donald Trump, but that he lacked the power to charge a sitting president -- passing the baton to Congress where a growing chorus is clamoring for impeachment.
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