Cambridge Analytica Files for Bankruptcy After Misuse of Facebook Data

Cambridge Analytica’s offices in London in March. The firm become embroiled in a data harvesting scandal on Facebook that compromised the personal information of up to 87 million people.CreditAndy Rain/EPA, via Shutterstock The embattled data firm Cambridge Analytica announced on Wednesday that it would cease most operations and file for bankruptcy amid growing legal and …

Summer Zervos, Trump Accuser, Subpoenas ‘The Apprentice’ Recordings

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” is suing President Trump for defamation after he called her a liar for accusing him of sexual assault.CreditAndrew Kelly/Reuters Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice” who accused President Trump of sexual assault, is seeking records to prove that he defamed her by calling her a …

The U.S. Says It Has a Tariff Deal With Brazil. Brazil Disagrees.

Brazil accused the Trump administration on Wednesday of breaking off negotiations over the tariffs last week and issuing an ultimatum. According to Brazilian authorities, the United States said the country’s steel and aluminum industries could opt for tariffs or quotas.CreditPaulo Fridman/Bloomberg SÃO PAULO — From the perspective of the White House, the United States had …

Onetime Lobbyist for Foreign Governments Helped Plan a Pruitt Trip to Australia

A number of people from outside the government have worked to influence foreign travel by Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency chief.CreditPete Marovich for The New York Times WASHINGTON — A Washington consultant and onetime lobbyist for foreign governments played a central role in attempting to set up a trip to Australia by Scott Pruitt, …

Redskins Cheerleaders Describe a Trip to Costa Rica That Crossed a Line

Cheerleaders for the Washington Redskins waiting to run onto the field before a 2013 game.CreditPatrick Smith/Getty Images When the Washington Redskins took their cheerleading squad to Costa Rica in 2013 for a calendar photo shoot, the first cause for concern among the cheerleaders came when Redskins officials collected their passports upon arrival at the resort, …

Israeli Law Vesting War Power in Top Leaders Faces Criticism

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel made his case against Iran on Monday, overshadowing a move by Parliament to give him and his defense minister war powers. Jim Hollander/EPA, via Shutterstock JERUSALEM — A new law passed by the Israeli Parliament giving the prime minister and defense minister the authority to go to war without …

Where Is Design Going?

A gazillion objects were introduced at last month’s design fair in Milan. Here are a dozen or so that stood out. Chairs 'n' things, in Milan.CreditAndrea Wyner for The New York Times A 3-D printed house that left a chalky taste in the back of your throat. Adorable animals transformed as if by a wizard’s …