Moments after an explosive, televised White House shouting match between President Trump and Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, another skirmish broke out in response on the president's favorite cable-news channel. After viewing Trump's threat to shutdown the government if Democrats don't agree to fund his desired border wall, former congressman Jason Chaffetz, now a Trump-boosting Fox News contributor, instantly deployed on Fox's Outnumbered the right-wing conspiracy theory that Democrats actively supported the migrant caravan to boost their midterm electoral chances. Before he could finish his unsubstantiated, deeply partisan claims, however, the afternoon talk show's co-host Marie Harf cut off Chaffetz, dressing him down for spreading conspiracy theories.
Facebook secretly gave user data to companies including Netflix, Lyft, and AirBnb after claiming it had limited such data sharing, newly released documents show. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also discussed how to profit off sharing users' data. read more
Raimundo Atesiano told a federal judge in Miami the pressure simply became too great for him to bear. Crime rates in Biscayne Park, Fla., a village of about 3,200 people, remained stubbornly stagnant, and as the town's new police chief, Atesiano just couldn't stand for it. Plus, he wanted to impress elected officials by achieving a 100 percent crime-solving rate. So he came up with a scheme: Atesiano decided to frame black alleged criminals for some burglaries and car thefts that troubled the mostly white community. read more
Theresa May's government -- which has lurched from one crisis to another ever since she took over as Britain's prime minister in 2016 -- is under siege from her own cabinet, with two high-profile ministers quitting in the space of one hour Thursday morning, the day after she presented the deal she'd struck with the EU for the U.K.'s exit to near-universal criticism.
News travels fast, but fake news travels even faster, especially when there's a political agenda attached to it. One glaring example took place over the weekend, when someone on Twitter posted a photograph of an injured police officer, with a caption that he'd been "brutalized" by the migrant caravan on its way to the United States. Soon, it would spread across the internet, as these things do. read more