Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday. The postcard verification is Facebook's latest effort to respond to criticism from lawmakers, security experts and election integrity watchdog groups that it and other social media companies failed to detect and later responded slowly to Russia's use of their platforms to spread divisive political content, including disinformation, during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Facebook revealed the plans a day after U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unsealed an indictment accusing 13 Russians and three Russian companies of conducting a criminal and espionage conspiracy using social media to interfere in the election by boosting Republican Donald Trump and denigrating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Thirteen people, including three children, have been killed after a helicopter crashed while surveying damage from a powerful earthquake in Mexico. The aircraft was carrying officials including the Mexican interior minister Alfonso Navarrete and governor of the state of Oaxaca Alejandro Murat when it crashed on top of two vans in a field while trying to land. The officials had been looking at damage from the quake, which hit the rural state and Mexico City on Friday evening.
Train companies claim uncomfortable 'ironing board' seats are due to strict Government regulations
Rita Ora has flown to Kosovo to celebrate its tenth year of independence. The 'R.I.P' star jetted to southeastern Europe to headline an open air concert in Pristina. In 2015, she was named an honorary ambassador for the country by the then president Atifete Jahjaga.
As many as 30 people have been injured in a fight on a cruise ship after days of skirmishes turned into a full-on brawl. The Carnival Legend was bound for the Australian city of Melbourne when the fight began in the early hours of Friday. Another 14 passengers, including women and children, also left the ship, police said.
Chelsea will face Leicester City in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Last year’s runners up took a big step towards fighting for the trophy again by beating Hull City at home on Friday evening. In an action-packed first half, Antonio Conte’s side scored four goals without reply in game which was decided again by half-time.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday lashed out at "outrageous" remarks by his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki, who said the Holocaust had involved "Jewish perpetrators" as well as Polish.
PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who left his mark on some of the toughest peaks in California's Yosemite National Park, has died. He was 73.
Pablo Picasso painted "La Miséreuse accroupie" — "The Crouching Beggar" — in 1902. X-rays of the oil painting taken in 1992 revealed a hidden landscape. One of the images Picasso covered up eventually became a new painting.
It wasn’t entirely clear if 76-year-old Ukip member John Howsam was joking, but he had gone to effort of making a sign reading: “MI6 plant to destroy Ukip – Henry Bolton must go”, so it was a pretty strong commitment to a gag.
Sir Patrick Stewart and Simon Pegg were among stars at apre-Bafta Awards dinner party in London on Saturday night.
HMP Liverpool showed signs of overcrowding, as did Bristol, Guys Marsh, Nottingham and Wormwood Scrubs prisons. The scale of the crisis engulfing Britain’s prisons can be revealed, after an Observer investigation found that two-thirds are providing inmates with inadequate conditions or unacceptable treatment. Rory Stewart, the prisons minister, described the state of some jails as “deeply disturbing”.
A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown told The Washington Post Friday that the 17-year-old driver was following GPS directions to reach a friend's house in a Maryland suburb, but he turned onto a restricted-access road that leads to the top-secret installation. Brown, 24, told the newspaper that he had been too tired to drive Wednesday morning and handed the keys of the rented black sport utility vehicle to his teenage friend.
A 72-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy from the same family have died after a train struck their car at a level crossing in Horsham, West Sussex. British Transport Police said officers were called to the scene near Barns Green village at 8.47am on Saturday, and the victims' relatives are being supported by family liaison officers. Detective Inspector Brett Walker said: "This is an extremely tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
A White House official says the United States thinks it is "extremely unlikely" Turkey used chemical weapons against the Kurds. Local doctors and Syria's state-run news agency reported Saturday that six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin. State-run news agency SANA and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group also quoted local doctors in their reports.
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's trip to the Super Bowl as a guest of a Minneapolis utility included free invitations to a rock concert, private parties, meals and other events, The Associated Press found through an open records request. Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki said Saturday the GOP governor has reimbursed Xcel Energy for all costs related the weekend trip, with the sum now totaling almost $40,000. Burgum and first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum watched the Super Bowl in Minneapolis on Feb. 4 from a suite provided at no cost by Xcel Energy, which serves more than 90,000 customers in North Dakota.
A spokeswoman for the Weinstein Company was unavailable for immediate comment. Glasser could not immediately be reached for comment. On Sunday, New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein alleging years of sexual misconduct by the movie producer.
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school attend a memorial following the attack that killed 17 students and teachers. Unsure whether he would be a victim or survivor of the mass shooting taking place outside his Florida classroom, 14-year-old Aidan Minoff sent an eight-word tweet. “I am in a school shooting right now ... ” Aidan said, before the world knew the day would end with 17 students and teachers dead.
Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body.
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people.