New York Times

Your apps know where you were last night, and they’re not keeping it secret

The database reviewed by The New York Times, a sample of information gathered in 2017 and held by one company, reveals people’s travels in startling detail, accurate to within a few yards and in some cases updated more than 14,000 times a day.

Man arrested for gang violence in UK, police to auction off his designer sneakers

The luxury footwear collection — 55 pairs with brand names like Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Jimmy Choo — is estimated to be worth around 18,500 pounds, or about $23,500, the Gloucestershire police force said in a statement Saturday.

Battered ISIS keeps grip on last piece of territory for over a year

In the last week of November, they staged a breakout from the Hajin pocket, attacking the American-allied Syrian Democratic Forces in the Syrian town of Gharanij, which those forces had captured a year earlier.

Done with Cohen, federal prosecutors shift focus to Trump family business

Cohen, Trump’s self-described fixer, has provided assistance in that inquiry, which is separate from the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Exposure on election laws a challenge to Trump

The prosecutors made clear in their memo that they viewed efforts by Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to squelch the stories as nothing less than a perversion of a democratic election.

A fugitive’s lavish shopping spree: A yacht, a Monet, a see-through piano

It is so expansive that just tracking down, retrieving and maintaining the loot has become a complex multinational operation in itself.

A woman said to be President Vladimir Putin’s daughter appeared on Russian television

Katerina Tikhonova has been widely reported by Russian and Western news media to be the president’s younger daughter, though Putin has never publicly acknowledged her as such.

John Kelly, Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff, to leave White House

The leading candidate to replace Kelly is Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s 36-year-old chief of staff and a Republican political operative, who possesses the kind of savvy about campaigns that Trump has craved.

Huawei executive was company’s professional face, until her arrest

Some of the distrust has had to do with Meng’s powerful and secretive father.

Two more immigrants say they worked for Trump despite lacking legal status

The latest revelations mark one of the first times that such vulnerable workers have elected to speak publicly about their employment at a company owned by the Trump Organization.

With Kevin Hart debacle, 2018 gets the messy Oscars it deserves

The academy’s woes didn’t start this week when Kevin Hart was hired to host the Oscars and then dropped out two days later after he refused to apologize for anti-gay jokes.

Paul Manafort lied about contacts with Trump officials, says Robert Mueller

Mueller’s team has left open the possibility that it could file new charges for lying against Manafort. Manafort’s lawyers say he believes he was honest during his interviews with them.

French protests reveal a clash: Healthy climate vs lower tax

The gas tax is part of a continuing effort started by France in 2014 to regularly raise the taxes on fossil fuels to fight global climate change. The Yellow Vest protests against the tax increase have become the biggest obstacle yet to such attempts to encourage conservation and alternative energy use.

Arrest of Chinese executive intensifies trade war fears

Global markets fell Thursday amid intensified concerns about an emerging cold war between the United States and China.

Making Trump’s bed: A housekeeper without papers

“We are tired of the abuse, the insults, the way he talks about us when he knows that we are here helping him make money,” says Victorina Morales, a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club.

Vice and A Star Is Born lead Golden Globes 2019 nominations

The largest number of movie nominations — six — went to Adam McKay’s Vice, including ones for best musical or comedy, director, actor (Christian Bale), supporting actress (Amy Adams), supporting actor (Sam Rockwell) and screenplay.

Huawei CFO arrest: Global stocks plunge, suggesting a grim day on Wall Street

Investors’ anxiety over the fragile peace between the world’s two largest economies mounted after the chief financial officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States.

Facebook emails reveal its real mission: Making money and crushing competition

Facebook's 250 pages’ worth of internal emails reveal how company discussed ways to undermine their competitors, obscure their collection of user data

Greenhouse gas emissions rise like a ‘speeding freight train’ in 2018

Worldwide, carbon emissions are expected to increase by 2.7 per cent in 2018, according to the new research, which was published by the Global Carbon Project, a group of 100 scientists from more than 50 academic and research institutions.

US bids goodbye to George HW Bush with high praise, cannons, humour

George W Bush, like his father an emotional man given to tearing up over family, struggled to make it through his eulogy, his eyes watery, his face etched with emotion.

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