AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork

Kushner Cos False Documents

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying...


The Latest: You can break it off with Facebook. Mostly.

Britain Facebook Cambridge Analytica

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users’ data was used to target political ads (all times local): 11:20 a.m. If you’re fed up with Facebook, you’re not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its...


Can Zuckerberg's media blitz take the pressure off Facebook?

Facebook Cambridge Analytica

NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg embarked on a rare media mini-blitz in an attempt to take some of the public and political pressure off the social network. But it’s far from clear whether he’s won over U.S....


Mortgage rates recommence their upward trajectory

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Mortgage rates resumed their ascent this week. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average inched up to 4.45 percent with an average 0.5 point. (Points are fees paid to a lender equal to 1 percent of the loan amount.)...


AT&T and the Justice Department are set to offer opening arguments in the Time Warner

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - AT&T and the Justice Department are expected to clash in federal court Thursday as the two sides begin oral arguments in a landmark antitrust trial over Time Warner - the first such court case since the Nixon administration. Government lawyers will argue...


Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

Harvey Silent Spills

HOUSTON (AP) — More than a half-year after Hurricane Harvey flooded America’s largest corridor of energy and petrochemical plants, records show the storm’s environmental assault was more widespread and severe than authorities publicly acknowledged. Piecing together county, state and federal records,...


Huge budget bill clears hurdle, nears final House vote

Congress Gold Medal Ceremony OSS

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers” cleared an important procedural hurdle Thursday as lawmakers struggled to meet a Friday deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown....


The Latest: Sweeping budget bill clears hurdle in House

Congress Gold Medal Ceremony OSS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local): 10:55 a.m. A sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers” has cleared a procedural hurdle. The...


Budget bill likely would end Supreme Court email search case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by American technology companies but stored on servers overseas. Passage of the Cloud Act probably would end a Supreme Court...


Few retired people expect to pay off their mortgages, survey finds

Special to The Washington Post. Burning the mortgage deed in celebration of owning your home free and clear, once a ritual for most older Americans on their way to retirement, has become less common. A recent “Retirement and Mortgages” survey by American Financing, a national mortgage banker, found...


People are using bitcoin's system to share child pornography, researchers say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. German researchers have found about 1,600 files of non-financial data, some of which link to or contain child pornography and other objectionable material, on the system that stores bitcoin transactions. The discovery could place certain users of the bitcoin network...

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