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FTC confirms Facebook investigation on privacy

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook's privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals including whether the company engaged in "unfair acts" that cause "substantial injury" to consumers.
Orange snow? Rare meeting of Siberia, Sahara over Europe

Orange snow? Rare meeting of Siberia, Sahara over Europe

BUCHAREST, Romania — Orange snow has fallen in parts of eastern Europe after a rare meeting of Siberia and the Sahara. Meteorologists say the snow from Siberia collided with dust-filled wind from the Sahara desert in Africa.
Orange snow? Rare meeting of Siberia, Sahara over Europe

Orange snow? Rare meeting of Siberia, Sahara over Europe

BUCHAREST, Romania — Orange snow has fallen in parts of eastern Europe after a rare meeting of Siberia and the Sahara. Meteorologists say the snow from Siberia collided with dust-filled wind from the Sahara desert in Africa.
TCM honours Cicely Tyson with hand and footprint ceremony

TCM honours Cicely Tyson with hand and footprint ceremony

LOS ANGELES — Cicely Tyson's legend is being cemented into film history. Turner Classic Movies says it will honour the 93-year-old actress and activist with an official hand-and-footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on April 27.

China 'open' to talks with US amid spiraling tariff spat

BEIJING — China's government said Monday it is open to negotiating with Washington amid a spiraling tariff dispute following a news report American officials have submitted a list of market-opening requests.
Malaysia looks to punish fake news with 10 years in jail

Malaysia looks to punish fake news with 10 years in jail

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's government proposed new legislation Monday to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail sentence, a move slammed by critics as a bid to crack down on dissent ahead of a general election.

Machete-wielding man tried to kidnap children at Walmart

KENNER, La. — Police in Louisiana say a stranger with a machete tried to snatch two children from their mothers inside a Walmart. Kenner police describe the case in a Facebook post.

Grace Mugabe linked to alleged ivory smuggling in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Police in Zimbabwe are investigating a case of alleged ivory smuggling linked to the wife of former leader Robert Mugabe, a police spokeswoman said Monday.
Afghans soon to fly missions with Black Hawks from US

Afghans soon to fly missions with Black Hawks from US

KANADAHAR, Afghanistan — The U.S. military has been flying UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter missions in Afghanistan for years, but the storied aircraft will soon take to the country's battlefields manned by pilots and crews from the Afghan military.
Lawmakers call for pressure on Myanmar over Pyongyang ties

Lawmakers call for pressure on Myanmar over Pyongyang ties

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has slapped sanctions on companies across the globe to punish illicit trade with nuclear-armed North Korea, yet Myanmar, which is suspected of acquiring ballistic missile systems from the pariah state, has escape