Already facing an uphill misinformation fight, Facebook loses to scammers, too

Enlarge / A partial screenshot of one of the scam profiles pushing an adult dating scam on Facebook. Responding to critics in the US Congress and elsewhere who say Facebook isn’t doing enough to stop the flow of disinformation, the social network in recent days has purged hundreds of accounts it found were designed to […]

Pakistanis rally to demand death for Christian woman facing execution for blasphemy (PHOTOS)

Several thousand protesters hit the streets of Pakistan calling for the Christian woman accused of insulting Islam be put to death. Asia Bibi would become the first person executed for blasphemy if her appeal fails. The Pakistani city of Lahore was the center of Friday’s protests, which were organized by the anti-blasphemy party Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan […]

Russian footballers facing charges over cafe attack on civil servant (VIDEO)

Russian footballers Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev are facing criminal charges over an alleged attack on a civil servant in a Moscow cafe and are also being investigated over claims of a separate assault on a driver. The Russian Interior Ministry confirmed it is investigating the incident in which the pair are said to have […]

LaCroix is facing a lawsuit over the mysterious ingredient that has made it a huge hit — here’s what we know about it

Facebook/La Croix LaCroix is facing a lawsuit that argues the sparkling beverage brand contains artificial ingredients, a claim LaCroix categorically denies.  However, LaCroix’s use of “natural essences” has sparked questions and confusion for years.  The essences are reportedly concentrated natural chemicals and are safe to drink.  For years, LaCroix lovers have been faced with a […]

Some of Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale colleagues who previously defended him are now saying the sexual assault allegations he’s facing should be investigated

Several of Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale colleagues who endorsed his confirmation to the Supreme Court are now calling for an investigation into the sexual assault accusations he’s facing. Kent Sinclair, Douglas Rutzen and Mark Osler, all signed an August 27 letter from Yale Law School alumni to the Senate Judiciary Committee defending Kavanaugh’s character. Kavanaugh is […]

Ein Problem: Volkswagen Facing $10.7 Billion Investor Lawsuit Over Diesel Scandal

Volkswagen Group will be staring down the barrel of a courtroom next week, which isn’t anything new. The automaker’s investors want 9.2 billion euros ($ 10.7 billion) in compensation after arguing the carmaker should have informed shareholders about a diesel emission scandal before regulators got the word out in 2015. The lawsuit groups 1,668 individual […]

China’s Xi says his propaganda is ‘absolutely correct’ while facing criticism over trade war

REUTERS/Jason Lee Chinese President Xi Jinping says his propaganda has been “absolutely correct,” and that propaganda workers are trustworthy amid mounting criticism of the trade war with the US. The growing trade conflict is causing rifts within China’s Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the US […]

Interest-only mortgage? What to do if you are facing an uncertain financial future

Warren Shute provides his advice for people worried about their interest-only mortgages (Image: GETTY) The FCA released a notice about their concerns on this subject at the beginning of this year because 2018 shows a peak in the number of mortgages coming due, especially interest-only mortgages. There are further peaks due in 2027 and 2032. […]