Facebook is launching a tool that lets users block the social network from gathering information about them on outside websites and apps. Users will be able to see the activity that Facebook tracks outside its service and turn it off, if they wish.
America's fast-growing web of doorbell cameras is being fueled in part by the support of cities and police departments. Some privacy advocates worry the program is driven by overblown fears of crime and contributes to a surveillance society.
The Minnesota DNR has denied a request to reconsider the tailings basin permits for PolyMet. Environmental groups and others had made the request, citing concerns about recent dam failures in other countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response. The Pentagon said it tested a modified ground-launched version of a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile.
The Congressional Budget Office projects the federal budget deficit will exceed $1 trillion beginning next year. The office says that's mostly because of from legislation that lifted the nation's debt limit and reversed scheduled 10% cuts to defense and nondefense programs.
A Nevada county has rejected a proposal for a festival in a rural farming community to coincide with "Storm Area 51" events next month. The Nye County Commission on Tuesday denied a permit for an event organizers dubbed "Peacestock 51."