As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:53pm - Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people?s data than it has disclosed.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:41pm - The Senate passed the most substantial changes in a generation to federal prison and sentencing laws. The House will follow, and President Trump is expected to sign it.

Hacked European Cables Reveal a World of Anxiety About Trump, Russia and Iran - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:35pm - The cables quote China?s president calling America a bully, show concerns about Russian nuclear weapons in Crimea and detail the White House walking back President Trump?s words.

In Home Village of Girl Who Died in U.S. Custody, Poverty Drives Migration - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:34pm - Jakelin Caal Maquin, a 7-year-old girl who died in the custody of American officials, came from a poor Guatemalan village where many see emigration as the only escape from poverty.

White House Signals Retreat on Shutdown Threat - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:33pm - The White House press secretary suggested that President Trump might capitulate on his demand for $5 billion for a border wall, but lawmakers had yet to reach a deal.

Cuba Eliminates Language About Same-Sex Marriage From Draft of New Constitution - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:30pm - After pushback from evangelical churches and citizens, the commission revising the Constitution said it would eliminate the language ?as a way of respecting all opinions.?

Judge Postpones Sentencing of Michael Flynn After Harshly Rebuking Him - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:23pm - The judge told Mr. Flynn, ?Arguably, you sold your country out.? But he delayed the sentencing while Mr. Flynn completes his cooperation agreement with prosecutors.

Facebook?s Data Sharing: 5 Takeaways From Our Investigation - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:21pm - Facebook collects more information on more people than almost any other private corporation in history. And it gave dozens of companies more intrusive access to that data than it ever disclosed.

Good Luck in Court, Mr. Trump - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:09pm - Nothing but the truth, a judge tells Michael Flynn. Listening, Mr. President?

Michael Flynn, Shutdown, China Trade: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:06pm - Here?s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Honduran Migrant Seen Fleeing Tear Gas With Her Toddlers Is Now in U.S. - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:54pm - Maria Meza was allowed in to the border crossing at Otay Mesa, Calif., with her five children late Monday and is filing for asylum.

Allergan Halts Sales in Europe of Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:53pm - The company?s product, in use worldwide, has been under scrutiny since women began developing a type of lymphoma.

When the Desert Becomes a Weapon - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:42pm - The government knows the southwestern border is dangerous for migrants ? and wants it that way.

The End of Europe? - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:34pm - France is pivotal in holding the European Union together.

Huawei?s ?Wolf Culture? Helped It Grow, and Got It Into Trouble - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:26pm - The Chinese tech giant cultivated a hard-charging spirit in its quest for world dominance. Some employees may have been pushed too far.

What We Now Know About Russian Disinformation - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:22pm - The Senate gave my research team data from social media companies. The picture that emerges is grim.

I Was a Witness to Police Abuse. Here?s What I Saw. - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:18pm - I stepped outside of work to get a slice of pizza ? and ended up embroiled in an all-too-common case of aggressive policing.

Ukraine Wins New I.M.F. Support as Tensions Rise With Russia - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:12pm - The International Monetary Fund agreed to a $3.9 billion line of credit for Ukraine, whose economy has struggled with corruption and a conflict with Russia.

Addicted to Vaped Nicotine, Teenagers Have No Clear Path to Quitting - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:01pm - Parents, schools and public health experts struggle to find effective ways to help young people quit e-cigarettes. ?There is no sound science yet.?

Curbing Speech in the Name of Helping Israel - 18 Dec 2018 at 7:56pm - A Senate bill aims to punish those who boycott Israel over its settlement policy. There are better solutions.

Critic?s Notebook: She Did It Her Way, Yes, Her Way - 18 Dec 2018 at 7:49pm - Remembering Penny Marshall as Laverne DeFazio, the 1950s blue-collar dynamo of a 1970s sitcom.

Advertisers Flee Tucker Carlson?s Fox News Show After He Derides Immigrants - 18 Dec 2018 at 7:35pm - By Tuesday, 11 companies had pulled their ads in response to the host?s on-air comment that immigration ?makes our own country poorer and dirtier.?

Malaysia Files Criminal Charges Against Goldman Sachs Over 1MDB Scandal - 18 Dec 2018 at 7:19pm - In the wake of a scandal that brought down the country?s former prime minister, the Malaysian government is seeking fines in excess of $2.7 billion.

Latent Prejudice Stirs When a Black Man Tries to Join a Charleston Club - 18 Dec 2018 at 7:10pm - The rejection of a black doctor by the all-white Charleston Rifle Club drew condemnation in a Southern city hoping to transcend its racial divides.

Why Biden, Bernie and Beto Shouldn?t Get Cocky - 18 Dec 2018 at 7:00pm - Polls and predictions this far ahead of November 2020 aren?t worth much.

Judge Seeks Monitoring of CVS and Aetna During Antitrust Review - 18 Dec 2018 at 6:57pm - A federal judge overseeing the merger settlement wants the combined companies to keep some operations separate while he examines the $69 billion deal.

Penny Marshall, TV Sitcom Star and Hollywood Director, Dies at 75 - 18 Dec 2018 at 6:55pm - Ms. Marshall made a mark in ?Laverne & Shirley? and went on to direct ?Big,? ?Awakenings? and ?A League of Their Own.?

Trump Foundation to Close Amid Lawsuit Accusing It of ?Willful Self-Dealing? - 18 Dec 2018 at 6:22pm - The agreement by the Donald J. Trump Foundation follows a court decision that allowed a lawsuit brought by the New York attorney general to move forward.

Brazil Arrests More Than 50 Police Officers Accused of Taking Cartel Bribes - 18 Dec 2018 at 6:21pm - State prosecutors accused 53 officers of taking bribes from the First Capital Command drug gang, known as the P.C.C., which investigators say has grown rapidly.

7 Ways to Fix the M.T.A. (Which Needs a $60 Billion Overhaul) - 18 Dec 2018 at 6:17pm - A new report found the M.T.A. will need a staggering amount of money to fix the system, and it urged the approval of congestion pricing to fund it.

Wall Street Stocks Inch Higher as Crude Oil Tumbles - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:59pm - The S&P 500 hit its lowest point in 2018 on Monday. An early rebound off those lows faded as energy stocks declined on Tuesday.

Kashmiri Teenagers Are Dying to Protect Militants - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:59pm - Indian forces hunting for separatist fighters now regularly face angry crowds seeking to defend them. Scores of civilians have been killed.

U.K. Begins to Think Seriously About a ?No-Deal Brexit? - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:59pm - The government is detailing plans to deal with a chaotic exit from the European Union. Is it a scare tactic to make Parliament accept a deal it hates?

How to Help Teenagers Quit Vaping - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:42pm - Though options are limited for now, they exist. For starters, parents should recognize that they are confronting an addiction to nicotine, which is hard to break.

Baby, That Song?s a Mess (But Do You Listen Any Less?) - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:17pm - Sometimes movies or songs don?t age well. We are asking Times readers: how do you balance your enjoyment of something with the cringe it may produce?

Belgian Prime Minister, Facing Populist Revolt Over Migration, Offers Resigna... - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:01pm - A government collapse would be a high-profile casualty in the wave of nationalist anger across Europe.

Budapest Dispatch: Outside Hungary?s State Television: A Protest. On Air: Pig... - 18 Dec 2018 at 4:56pm - Under Viktor Orban, Hungary has become a place of two parallel realities. But rarely have these two bubbles seemed so surreally far apart than during the past week of protests.

Transgender Woman?s Murder Is Prosecuted as ?Feminicide,? in First for Colombia - 18 Dec 2018 at 4:26pm - Anyela Ramos Claros was shot multiple times by a man who sought to justify his actions by citing Ms. Claros?s sexual orientation.

7 Successful People Dish on Their Worst Job Interviews (and What They Learned) - 18 Dec 2018 at 4:23pm - We?ve all got one *those* stories.

Breast-Feeding Tied to Smaller Waist Size in Mother - 18 Dec 2018 at 4:17pm - Breast-feeding for longer than six months may lead to a smaller waist size for the mother, researchers report, and the effect persists for as long as a decade.

Steven Spielberg on Storytelling?s Power to Fight Hate - 18 Dec 2018 at 4:13pm - The director is reissuing ?Schindler?s List,? as he expands the mission of the Shoah Foundation through video testimonies of genocide survivors.

Trump Administration Imposes Ban on Bump Stocks - 18 Dec 2018 at 4:05pm - Under the new regulation, which had been expected, Americans who own bump stocks would have 90 days to destroy their devices or to turn them over to the A.T.F.

Kara Swisher: How You Can Help Fight the Information Wars - 18 Dec 2018 at 3:55pm - Silicon Valley won?t save us. We?re on our own.

The Sweet Spot: How Do I Write About My Life Without Alienating Everyone in It? - 18 Dec 2018 at 3:48pm - Especially my parents, who are to blame for almost all of it.

Books of The Times: A Masterpiece That Requires Your Full Attention ? and a L... - 18 Dec 2018 at 3:46pm - At nearly 1,700 pages, Uwe Johnson?s novel ?Anniversaries? takes the form of a yearlong diary covering 1968, written by a German woman who has moved to New York City with her young daughter.

Nearly 40,000 People Died From Guns in U.S. Last Year, Highest in 50 Years - 18 Dec 2018 at 3:43pm - Firearm deaths, including suicides, have been rising. Adjusted for population, the gun death rate in 2017 was the highest since the mid-1990s.

letters: Going Into Reverse on Car Emissions - 18 Dec 2018 at 3:42pm - Readers criticize lobbying efforts by oil companies to roll back stricter limits on pollution.

letter: Withdraw the Troops - 18 Dec 2018 at 3:39pm - A reader says the United States should leave Iraq and Afghanistan.

letters: Women in Architecture: We Have Stories to Tell - 18 Dec 2018 at 3:36pm - They say they put up with condescension and more, and they sometimes choose a different path in the profession.

letter: The Republican Assault on Democracy - 18 Dec 2018 at 3:29pm - The sociologist Todd Gitlin says the rollback has been going on for decades.