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The Latest: Governor OKs school safety hotline, grants bill

Jun. 22, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on xxxxxxx (all times local): 9 p.m. A brand new school safety law in Pennsylvania is designed to set up state-administered programs to distribute grants and take anonymous reports of dangerous activities or threats of violence in schools. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill in...

Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

Jun. 22, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age. The justices' 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that phone companies...

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Jun. 19, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices...

Indian authorities break up police test-cheating gang

Jun. 19, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police in northern India have broken up a gang that promised professional test-takers and high-tech listening devices to help applicants pass a two-day test to become police constables, officials said Tuesday. The Uttar Pradesh state Special Task Force made 23 arrests Monday and...

Israel: Social media monitoring nabs would-be attackers

Jun. 12, 2018 7:42 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities have foiled over 200 Palestinian attacks by monitoring social media and sifting through vast amounts of data to identify prospective assailants ahead of time, according to Israel's public security minister. These pre-emptive actions put Israel at the forefront of an...

Wisconsin may increase public safety near Foxconn facility

Jun. 8, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Police officials in southeast Wisconsin are hoping to increase public safety services to prepare for the influx of people and traffic resulting from Foxconn Technology Group's manufacturing complex. The village of Mount Pleasant's Finance/Legal/License Committee on Tuesday...

Suspicious device shuts down highway in McKenzie County

Jun. 7, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

EAST FAIRVIEW, N.D. (AP) — A suspicious device found during a traffic stop in McKenzie County prompted the shutdown of a state highway for several hours. The sheriff's office says a deputy who stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation near East Fairview about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday found the device....

Family of woman killed by suburban Chicago officer sues

Jun. 6, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a 34-year-old woman fatally shot by a suburban Chicago police officer is suing, saying non-lethal devices were available to subdue her. DeCynthia Clements was killed in March after a police chase and hourlong standoff. Officers say Clements set her car on fire and emerged with...

Family of woman killed by suburban Chicago officer sues

Jun. 6, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a 34-year-old killed by a suburban Chicago police officer in March as she exited her burning car with a knife is suing, saying the officer opened fire when non-lethal devices were at the ready. Lawyers for DeCynthia Clements' family filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Chicago...

Fire crew's drone brings flotation device to man in lake

May. 31, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man who fled Indianapolis police by diving into a pond got a helping hand when a drone lowered him a flotation device as he struggled to stay above water. Police spokesman Sgt. Shane Foley tells The Indianapolis Star the 41-year-old man was being pursued Thursday as a suspect in a...