Newly disclosed Facebook ads show Russia’s cyber intrusion

The ads, seen by vast numbers of people, encouraged street demonstrations against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and fostered support and opposition to Bernie Sanders, Muslims, gays, blacks and the icons of the Civil Rights movement.

Officer who halted truck rampage hailed as a modest hero

New York City police officer Ryan Nash was responding to a call about an emotionally disturbed person at a high school not far from the World Trade Center when someone reported an accident on the bike path outside.

Truck attack suspect is charged with terrorism offenses

Even as he lay wounded in the hospital from police gunfire, Sayfullo Saipov asked to display the Islamic State group’s flag in his room and said “he felt good about what he had done,” prosecutors said in court papers.

Most automakers report October US sales gains

Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen reported sales gains for October, defying expectations that buyers would pull back and that fewer people than expected would replace hurricane-damaged vehicles. Fiat Chrysler and General Motors reported declines.

7 arrests outside Yiannopoulos’ speech at California college

Dozens of protesters at California State University, Fullerton stood outside barricades chanting “Black lives matter,” and “Cops and the Klan go hand in hand.” Some carried signs that read, “Immigrants in, racists out.”

Women rescued by Navy defend their account of ordeal at sea

Two women from Hawaii who were rescued after being lost at sea defended their account of the ordeal, insisting that a storm was whipping up 30-foot waves and near hurricane-force winds on the night they set sail, despite records that show no severe weather in the area at the time.

NYC truck attack: Investigators scour driver’s background

A roughly two-mile stretch of highway in downtown Manhattan was shut down for the investigation. Authorities also converged on a New Jersey home and a van in a parking lot at a New Jersey Home Depot store. Authorities were scrutinizing a note found inside the attacker’s rented truck…

Russia probe snags Democratic interests, too

The Podesta Group, founded by Washington powerbroker Tony Podesta, was among the three firms cited by pseudonym or other references in the indictment, though none is charged with crimes.

Defector: Information, not force, can bring change in NKorea

As tensions soar over North Korea’s nuclear weapons development and President Donald Trump prepares for his first trip to Asia, Thae Yong Ho offered rare insight into the reclusive North Korean system and the insecurities he says drove leader Kim Jong Un to ruthlessly purge ranks and accelerate nuclear weapons development.

NPR chief placed on leave after sex harassment accusations

The women formally complained to NPR and told their stories to The Washington Post, speaking on condition of anonymity. Michael Oreskes, vice president of news and editorial director at NPR, did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

Utah nurse settles over rough arrest caught on video

The settlement covers all possible defendants in a lawsuit, including individual police officers, university police and hospital security guards. The payout will be divided among the city and the University of Utah.

Texas needs $61B from federal government for Harvey recovery

John Sharp, Texas’ Harvey recovery “czar,” announced Tuesday that the figure was based on surveys of local officials and future U.S. Army Corps of Engineer proposals after the storm caused $180 billion in damages statewide.

House GOP leaders delay tax plan release amid changes

The plan pushed by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress is a top legislative priority. The details originally were to be unveiled on Wednesday, but that was delayed until Thursday, said Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.