April 26, 2019

Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months and deportation upon release

STR/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Maria Butina, the Russian national accused of conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, was sentenced to 18 months of incarceration and deportation to Russia "promptly upon the completion of her sentence." "If I had known to register as a foreign agent, I would have done so without delay," Butina told Judge Tanya Chutkan prior to her sentencing, in the first time she has spoken in front of the court at length. "I am deeply sorry and wish to be show..
April 26, 2019

Police searching for suspects in elaborate smash and grab at Tiffany’s

gynane/iStock(LONDON) -- Police in London are asking the public to help identify suspects who reportedly smashed a van through a Tiffany's storefront, swiped a still-unknown quantity of baubles and escaped on mopeds. The incident, in one of the city's ritziest districts, occurred around 3 a.m. local time Friday, authorities said. Metropolitan police arrived at Sloane Street after reports that a van, accompanied by riders on mopeds, had blasted into the shop's storefront, authori..
April 26, 2019

Will Prince Harry and Meghan’s baby have A-list godparents?

Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will have a big decision to make once their baby is born: Who the godparents will be for their first-born child. The royal couple are expected to pick several men and women to stand by their child at his or her christening and throughout his or her life. And Harry and Meghan have no shortage of friends and family to choose from. There's Harry's extended royal family and his close c..
April 26, 2019

Europe’s privacy watchdog opens 11th investigation into Facebook

David Tran/iStock(NEW YORK) -- European regulators on Thursday said they are investigating whether Facebook violated the European Union's privacy laws, which are much stricter than those in the U.S. "The Data Protection Commission was notified by Facebook that it had discovered that hundreds of millions of user passwords, relating to users of Facebook, Facebook Lite and Instagram, were stored by Facebook in plain text format in its internal servers," Ireland's Data Protection Commissio..