The announcement comes following a New York Times report last week that exposed the scheme, in which the users created a Facebook page and imitated conservative Alabamians who weren’t satisfied with the Republican candidate while encouraging others to write in another candidate. Moore, whose campaign ultimately was clouded by allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls while he was in his 30s, ended up losing the race to Democrat Doug Jones.
“We’ve recently removed five accounts run by multiple individuals for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook around the Alabama special election, and our investigation is ongoing,” Facebook said in a statement. “We take a strong stand against people or organizations that create networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are or what they’re doing.”
The Iraqi Cabinet has made Christmas Day, Dec. 25, a national holiday across its entire country, the Iraqi government announced on Tuesday.
Christians have a history of persecution in Iraq by the Islamic State, but now celebrate the holiday openly.
Reuters reported from Baghdad on Tuesday that Iraqi Christians quietly celebrated the holiday amid improved security a little more than a year the government declared victory over ISIS in its country.
GoFundMe says it has refunded more that $400,000 to the 14,000 donors who gave money to what prosecutors called a “good Samaritan” scam set up by a former New Jersey couple who are now facing criminal charges.
The viral fundraiser put together by Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico, then living in Florence, was ostensibly to raise money for Johnny Bobbitt, a homeless military veteran, after Bobbit supposedly gave McClure his last $20. But the scheme quickly unraveled as money poured in, and the three began fighting over it.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers dropped off more than 200 undocumented immigrants outside a Greyhound bus terminal in El Paso, Texas, on Sunday night without an apparent plan for housing them, according to Sgt. Robert Gomez, spokesman with the El Paso Police Department.
“We weren’t going to put 200 people on the streets of El Paso on a cold night. We wouldn’t do that,” Gomez said.
Authorities found housing for the migrants, including at a hotel and a nearby Catholic school, Gomez said.
Analysis conducted by the Charlotte Observer‘s Deon Roberts reveals how the multinational bank laid off hundreds of American workers while sending their jobs overseas.
Last year, Breitbart News reported that about 650 American workers with Wells Fargo were laid off from their jobs in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington. At the same time, Americans were being laid off, the multinational bank announced it would hire an additional 7,000 workers in the Philippines to add to its 4,000-strong workforce in the country.
Last month, Wells Fargo announced that about 638 Americans would be laid off from their jobs in Florida, California, North Carolina, and Colorado.
Authorities arrested four suspects connected to the murders of two young Scandinavian women, along with 15 other individuals potentially linked to the killings, according to a Monday statement from a security source.
The four main suspects are described as “lone wolves” who reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) three days before the girls’ murders, according to Reuters, citing the Moroccan state 2M TV. Though the suspects pledged allegiance to ISIS before allegedly killing the women, authorities do not believe the foreign terrorist group aided the suspects in the attack, according to intelligence spokesman Boubker Sabik.
While the video of the suspects pledging allegiance to ISIS has not been verified by American press, Moroccan authorities deemed it authentic, according to CNN.
A Border Patrol agent noticed that the child, who was apprehended with his father, "showed signs of potential illness" on Monday, CBP said, citing initial reporting.
The father and son were then taken to a medical center in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where the child was initially diagnosed with a common cold, according to the statement. When the boy was evaluated for release, hospital staff found a fever and he was held for an additional 90 minutes before being released on Monday afternoon, CBP said. The boy was given prescriptions for amoxicillin, an antibiotic, and the painkiller ibuprofen.
On Monday night, the boy was nauseous and began vomiting and was sent back to the same hospital but died shortly after midnight on Tuesday, the agency said.
Trump, speaking to reporters Tuesday in the Oval Office during the fourth day of the impasse, also revealed that he will be going to the border in Texas for a “groundbreaking” ceremony for a portion of the project at the end of January.
“While we’re fighting over funding, we’re also building, and it’s my hope to have this done, completed, all 500 to 550 miles, to have it either renovated or brand new by Election Day,” he said.