The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook to break the encryption in its Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's conversations, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.
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U.S. court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule
A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately implement an Obama-era chemical safety rule introduced in response to a 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas that killed 15 people.
Walmart asks some beauty suppliers to consider sourcing outside of China
Walmart Inc has asked some beauty suppliers to consider sourcing products from outside China, as it looks for ways to mitigate the impact of a new set of tariffs on Chinese products proposed by the Trump administration.
Ex-lawyer of pharma executive Shkreli gets 18 months prison for fraud scheme
A New York lawyer was sentenced to 18 months prison on Friday for helping Martin Shkreli, currently serving a seven year prison sentence after being convicted of related charges, defraud a drug company that Shkreli had founded.
Top Pennsylvania Catholic leader vows to ensure abuses 'never recur'
Pennsylvania's top Roman Catholic official on Friday vowed to ensure the widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests and cover-up revealed in this week's bombshell grand jury report would never happen again.
Chicago teachers pension fund divesting from private prisons
The Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund's board of trustees voted on Friday to phase out investments in companies that run private prisons or immigrant detention centers, saying the businesses have an outsized negative impact on minorities and the poor.
Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit
A funeral for the late recording star Aretha Franklin has been scheduled for Aug. 31 in Detroit, following a two-day public viewing of her casket, and her body will be entombed at a family gravesite, relatives announced on Friday through a publicist.
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