News Facebook critics want regulation, investigation after data misuse 2018-03-17T21:33:44.000000000-04:00 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc faced new calls for regulation from within U.S. Congress and was hit with questions about personal data safeguards on Saturday after reports a political consultant gained inappropriate access to 50 million users' data starting in 2014. China propaganda kicks into overdrive as 'helmsman' Xi re-anointed president 2018-03-17T21:21:09.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - With pictures of ecstatic citizens standing in applause, tearful legislators and even a social media game, China's propaganda drive has kicked into high gear following Xi Jinping's unanimous reappointment as president. Vatican 'Lettergate' scandal comes to a head as text released 2018-03-17T20:18:44.000000000-04:00 VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican "Lettergate" scandal came to a head on Saturday when the Holy See, under pressure from the media and conservatives, released a full text by former Pope Benedict that before was cited only selectively. Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to polls 2018-03-17T19:13:57.000000000-04:00 PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Russia (Reuters) - Russians began voting in a presidential election on Sunday set to give Vladimir Putin a commanding victory that could only be blemished if large numbers do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable. Powerball jackpot climbs to $455 million for Saturday drawing 2018-03-17T16:45:53.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - An estimated $455 million Powerball jackpot is up for grabs on Saturday evening, one of the biggest in the multi-state U.S. lottery's history, after 19 straight drawings failed to produce a grand prize winner. Trump consultants harvested data from 50 million Facebook users: reports 2018-03-17T16:41:40.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook users in developing techniques to support President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, the New York Times and London's Observer reported on Saturday. Sweden, North Korea talks end, may help pave way for Trump-Kim encounter 2018-03-17T16:24:05.000000000-04:00 STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The North Korean and Swedish foreign ministers ended three days of talks on Saturday on the security situation on the Korean peninsula which may help prepare the way for a planned meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. U.S. government to accept metals tariffs exclusion requests from Monday 2018-03-17T16:04:56.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department said it will begin accepting requests on Monday for product exclusions from President Donald Trump's new steel and aluminum import tariffs, but it could take up to 90 days for the agency to make determinations. Former FBI No.2 McCabe fired; says Trump administration targeted him 2018-03-17T16:00:11.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired the FBI's former No. 2 official Andrew McCabe on Friday, prompting McCabe to say he was targeted for being a witness into whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Former FBI No.2 McCabe fired; claims he is being targeted 2018-03-17T15:44:11.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired the FBI's former No. 2 official Andrew McCabe on Friday, prompting McCabe to say he is being targeted because he is a crucial witness into whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct the Russia investigation.