Facebook release: We’re now requiring disclosures for political ads

MENLO PARK, Calif. (UPI) — Facebook on Friday said it is going to start requiring buyers of political advertisements to verify their identities and disclose who paid for the ads. The move brings Facebook political ads in line with federal requirements on political ads in print and broadcast. Under current U.S. law, digital platforms like Facebook, Google and More...

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By United Press International On Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Burundi completes withdrawal process from International Criminal Court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (UPI) — Burundi officially withdrew from the International Criminal Court on Friday, a year after the government initiated proceedings saying the court was biased against African nations. The More...

By United Press International On Friday, October 27th, 2017

White House, FEMA statements: we have no involvement in restoring electricity to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON/SAN JUAN, P.R. (UPI) — The White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency each said Friday they had nothing to do with the hiring of a small Montana company to restore electricity in Puerto More...

By Associated Press On Monday, October 16th, 2017

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as scores missing

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — More than 300 people are dead after the truck bombing in Somalia’s capital and scores of others remain missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

BNP to cut links with shale and tar sands groups

PARIS (UPI/Financial Times) — Paris-based global banker BNP Paribas announced Wednesday it would no longer do business with companies whose primary activity involves oil and gas extracted from shale deposits, More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Honeywell spins off units worth $7.5 billion in sales, keeps aerospace

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (Reuters) — U.S. manufacturer Honeywell International Inc. will spin off its home and ADI global distribution business and transportation systems into two independent, publicly-traded More...

By United Press International On Monday, October 9th, 2017

Entertainment minute: Capaldi says farewell to ‘Doctor Who’ fans, Kirkman hints ‘huge event’ in ‘Walking Dead’ universe at New York Comic-Con

NEW YORK (UPI) — Scottish actor Peter Capaldi says a fateful trip to his favorite suit shop led to his discovery that a woman would be taking over his role in Doctor Who. Capaldi announced this year he is More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Fall harvest antique tractor auction set for October 20-21

Live and online auction will feature a solid lineup of tractors, implements, toys and memorabilia plus filming for upcoming season of RFD-TV’s “Classic Tractor Fever” NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, October 6th, 2017

Entertainment minute: ‘Fast & Furious’, ‘Men In Black’ spinoff, ‘Rush Hour 4’ in development

We’ve got a jam-packed entertainment minute for today, so let’s get started without any further delays… LOS ANGELES — Rumors regarding another film in the Fast and the Furious series have More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Entertainment minute: sequels and wrestling, baw gawd

RKO outta nowhere! Baw gawd, this is a slobberknocker. We could go all day going through the commentary genius that is and always will be Jim Ross, but we’ve got an entertainment rundown to go through today, More...

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