The U.S. military is planning to deploy 5,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border—a massive increase from the initial 800 to be sent announcement last week—in anticipation of a caravan of migrants moving northward from Central America. The Wall Street Journal reported on the troop deployment development on Oct. 29, quotingRead More →

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump marked Halloween at the White House by handing out candy to kids at a festive event on the South Lawn. The couple appeared Sunday at the Halloween event, passing out White House Hershey bars and Twizzlers to children dressed as superheros, astronauts,Read More →

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” billionaire and Democratic donor Tom Steyer discussed the recent mail bomb scares targeting political figures, including himself, and the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh a day earlier that resulted in the killing of 11 people. On Trump’s comments on the incidents, Steyer said, “I think hisRead More →

Facebook kicked off its platform a small number of Iranians trying to sneakily influence politics in the United States and the United Kingdom, the social media company announced on Oct. 26. It took down 30 pages, 33 accounts, and 3 groups on Facebook, as well as 16 accounts on Instagram.Read More →

Police use of Amazons face-recognition service draws privacy warnings

Cloud-based service can index millions of faces and recognize 100 people in an image. Amazon is actively courting law-enforcement agencies to use a cloud-based facial-recognition service that can identify people in real time, the American Civil Liberties Union reported Tuesday, citing the documents obtained from two US departments. The service,Read More →