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Lawsuit accuses Fox of concocting ‘fake news’ for Trump

NEW YORK: Fox News contrived with a Donald Trump supporter and the White House to fabricate "fake news" to advance the president's agenda and try to bury speculation that his campaign colluded with Russia, a lawsuit is claiming. The suit, filed at the US federal court house in Manhattan on Tuesday, is brought by Rod Wheeler, a Fox News contributor and retired police detective, against the television network, one of its journalists and another of its contributors. It alleges a May 16 article sought to promote a claim…

Congress begins Russia hacking probe, Trump still sceptical of US intelligence

WASHINGTON: Senior US intelligence officials will testify in Congress on Thursday on Russia's alleged cyber attacks during the 2016 election campaign, even as President-elect Donald Trump casts doubt on intelligence agencies' findings that Moscow orchestrated the hacks. The hearings come a day before Trump is due to be briefed by intelligence agency chiefs on hacks that targeted the Democratic Party. Trump is heading for a conflict over the issue with Democrats and fellow Republicans in Congress, many of whom are wary…

Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence: sources

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software programme to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by US intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified US government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said three former employees and a fourth person apprised of the events. Some surveillance experts said this represents the…