As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants - 18 Dec 2018 at 10:08pm - 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.

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.

Washington?s Mystery Witness Turns Out to Be a Corporation, Not a Person - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:42pm - An appeals court ruling provides a few clues but no real answers to a sealed court fight that some speculate involves Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel.

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.

U.S., Supporting Mexico?s Plan, Will Invest $5.8 Billion in Central America - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:22pm - The Trump administration and Mexico announced a shared policy to invest in Central America in hopes of stemming the tide of migrants from the region.

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.

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.?

The Market Is Worried. The Economy Is Strong. How Will the Fed React? - 18 Dec 2018 at 7:28pm - The Fed had an easy 2018, raising rates amid strong growth, and it?s expected to cap the year with one more increase on Wednesday. But 2019 is likely to pose greater challenges.

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.?

Officers Had No Duty to Protect Students in Parkland Massacre, Judge Rules - 18 Dec 2018 at 6:43pm - A judge in Florida has tossed out a lawsuit filed by students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, ruling that sheriff?s deputies had no constitutional duty to aid them during the shooting.

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.

2 Chicago Police Officers Killed by a Train as They Chased a Suspect - 18 Dec 2018 at 6:20pm - The deaths of the officers were the latest in a series of losses for the department, which has now seen four officers killed in the line of duty.

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.

Suicide Among Veterans Is Rising. But Millions for Outreach Went Unspent by V.A. - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:50pm - Suicide prevention efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs fell off sharply in the last two years, with just $57,000 of $6.2 million of its media budget spent on outreach efforts.

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.

At War: In the United States, His Problem Wasn?t the Taliban. It Was Everythi... - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:36pm - Afghans like Azizullah Sharifi wait years for an answer on their Special Immigrant Visa application. Those who do get approved face a whole new set of problems once they arrive in the United States.

Allow School Personnel to Have Access to Weapons, Report Says - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:27pm - President Trump read the recommendations of the Federal Commission on School Safety, which played down the role of guns in school violence.

Trump Administration Report on School Safety Plays Down Role of Guns - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:14pm - The report instead focused on rescinding Obama-era disciplinary policies, improving mental health services and training school personnel in the use of firearms.

Lawmakers Consider Adding Measure Protecting Israel to Languishing Spending B... - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:00pm - With a partial government shutdown days away, Congress looking to load up the bills with pet measures, including one to protect Israel from boycotts.

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.

Yemeni Mother Gets Travel Ban Waiver to Visit Dying Son in California - 18 Dec 2018 at 4:19pm - A mother?s visa approval was stalled because of President Trump?s ban on travel from several predominantly Muslim countries. On Tuesday, she received a waiver.

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.