How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation

This Jan. 17, 2017, photo shows a Facebook logo being displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F, in Paris. A former employee of a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm says it used algorithms that "took fake news to the next level" using data inappropriately obtained from Facebook. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook likes can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled.

Women’s empowerment helped pave way for modern childbirth

Kandi Kidder, left, a labor and delivery nurse, attaches the Monica Novii, a wireless heart rate and contraction monitor, to Serena Esplin, a labor and delivery nurse, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center on Feb. 21. The wireless system allows tracking of the heart rate of both the mother and baby as well as uterine contractions in a small package that also allows the mother to be more mobile than with wired systems. John Roark /

In the 1950s young women were wearing poodle skirts, pinning up their hair and enjoying the start of rock ’n’ roll.

Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

Interim Austin police chief Brian Manley, left, talks with FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, right, near the site of Sunday's explosion, Monday, March 19, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Fear escalated across Austin on Monday after the fourth bombing this month — this time, a blast that was triggered by a tripwire and demonstrated what police said was a "higher level of sophistication" than the package bombs used in the previous attacks. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and latest blast was triggered along a street by a nearly invisible tripwire.

Dr. Slaughter’s closing its doors after 18 years

Darrell Wagner walks passed props at Dr. Slaughter’s House of Terror on Friday. Dr. Slaughter’s will be closing down after 18 years; its last weekend will be April 13 and 14. The haunted house has raised nearly $2 million for the regional DARE program. John Roark/

For 18 years, Darrell Wagner operated his passion project, which also served as a charitable cornerstone in the community.


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