From toast of the town to toxic: Facebook CEO on outs with Democrats

Business Nov 5, 2019

From toast of the town to toxic: Facebook CEO on outs with Democrats

Mark Zuckerberg's social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the site's role in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and accusations that Facebook crushes competitors. Now, with the 2020 elections ...

John Conyers, longest serving U.S. black congressman, dies at 90

World / Politics Oct 28, 2019

John Conyers, longest serving U.S. black congressman, dies at 90

Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile politicians topped ...

1946 mob lynching puts court focus on grand jury secrecy

World / Crime & Legal Oct 23, 2019

1946 mob lynching puts court focus on grand jury secrecy

A historian's quest for the truth about a gruesome lynching of two black couples has a U.S. appeals court considering whether federal judges can order grand jury records unsealed in decades-old cases with historical significance. The young black sharecroppers were traveling a rural road in ...

Trump accuses film-maker Spike Lee of 'racist hit' job

World / Politics Feb 26, 2019

Trump accuses film-maker Spike Lee of 'racist hit' job

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday accused veteran film director Spike Lee of a "racist hit" job after he won his first competitive Oscar and urged voters to mobilize for the next election. Lee took home a statuette for best adapted screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman," a ...