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  • Facebook reveals bug exposed 6.8 million users’ private photos

    Facebook announced on Friday that the social network had exposed the private photos of millions of users without their permission. The company said a bug recently allowed third-party app developers to access photos people may not have shared publicly. Facebook believes as many as 6.8 million users could be affected. Photos that users started to upload to Facebook but did not post could have been accessed, along with images posted to Facebook Stories, Tomer Bar, an engineering director at Facebook, wrote […]

  • Inside the secret U.S. military mission that found the Titanic

    For years, the incredible discovery of the Titanic’s wreckage at the bottom of the ocean in 1985 was thought to have been a purely scientific effort. But that was a ruse. Speaking to CNN on Thursday about now-declassified events, Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, said that the expedition was part of a secret U.S. military mission to recover two sunken nuclear submarines on the bottom of the ocean. “They did not want the world to know that, so I […]

  • Royal couples reveal their 2018 Christmas cards

    William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have chosen an autumnal photo of their family sitting on a tree trunk for this year’s Christmas card, which was made public on Friday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall, and features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year. — Kensington […]

  • 7-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in Texas in Border Patrol custody

    A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died last week, hours after she was taken into Border Patrol custody, the Department of Homeland Security said. The Washington Post first reported Thursday that the girl died of dehydration and septic shock last week in El Paso, Texas after she was taken into custody by Border Patrol after crossing illegally with her father into the United States. “Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of the child,” the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees Border […]

  • In interview, Michael Cohen says ‘I knew what I was doing was wrong’

    President Donald Trump’s former attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen admitted that he knew what he was “doing was wrong” when he arranged payments during the 2016 election to silence women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump and that Trump was “very concerned” about how revelations of the affairs may impact the election. In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Cohen also said that Trump directed him to make the payments to the women, reiterating what he said in his guilty […]

  • Starbucks announces it will sell nitrogen-infused cold brew at all its US stores

    Nitro is coming to a Starbucks near you. Every company-operated US Starbucks location will offer the nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee, which comes out of a tap, by the end of next year to meet customer demand, the company said on Thursday. The expansion is part of Starbucks’ plan to sell more products next year — especially as Frappucino sales slip. Frappuccinos used to help drive sales for Starbucks. But in recent years, increasingly health-conscious customers have turned on the sugary […]

  • He survived the Holocaust, only to be struck and killed by a car in Oregon

    A Holocaust survivor who was trying to make sure the world never forgot what happened fell short of finishing his life’s work. Alter Wiener, a 92-year-old from outside Portland, Oregon, was struck and killed by a car on Tuesday evening, Hillsboro Police said. Wiener had been walking just before 5 p.m. when a driver hit him, Hillsboro Police Sergeant Eric Bunday said Wednesday. He was walking outside the crosswalk and wearing dark clothing on the rainy night and the driver […]

  • Santa rips off beard, screams at children during Christmas festival meltdown

    ST. IVES, England — Organizers of a Christmas event have apologized to outraged parents after a fire alarm reportedly prompted Santa Claus to burst out of his grotto, rip off his beard and scream at children to “get the f**k out.” The incident occurred at an event in the English town of St. Ives, Cambridgeshire on Sunday, when an alarm at a nearby but unconnected event caused an evacuation of the building, organizers said. While parents and children were already […]

  • California proposes plan to tax text messages

    California regulators want to tax text messages to increase funds for programs that bring connectivity to underserved residents. A new surcharge proposed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) wouldn’t be a per-text tax, but a monthly fee based on a cellular bill that includes any fees for text-message services. Most carriers offer a flat fee option for texting, and already charge a similar fee for other services included in the bill — such as phone calls. The exact structure […]

  • Tipster helps Indiana police thwart teen’s violent plans at middle school

    A teenager was en route to an Indiana middle school Thursday to commit an act of violence, but police were able to stop him after receiving a tip, state police said. The teen exchanged gunfire with police at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond before killing himself, Indiana State Police Sgt. John Bowling told reporters, citing preliminary results of the investigation. “Someone knew something, and they said something,” the sergeant said, attributing the fact that no students were hurt to the […]

  • Mom says 1-year-old looked like he was ‘mauled by animal’ after daycare attack

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. – A 1-year-old boy is recovering after his mother said he was attacked by another child at a Mississippi daycare. WLOX reports that Letoye Sutter said it happened last week at a 24-hour daycare called Pooh and the Crew in Pascagoula. Sutter told WLOX over the phone that the woman who was watching the children at the time stepped away to light a fireplace, and when she came back, Dakota Hudson was covered in blood and was screaming. According […]

  • West Virginia authorities rescue 3 people trapped in abandoned mine

    Three people trapped in an inactive West Virginia mine for several days were rescued on Wednesday, state officials said. The three West Virginia residents were brought to the surface and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, Samantha Smith, a spokesperson with the West Virginia Department of Commerce, told CNN late Wednesday. Kayla Williams, 25 of Artie; Erica Treadway, 31, of Pax and Cody Beverly, 21 of Dorothy, were alert, talking and walking without assistance, Raleigh County Sheriff Scott […]