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Australia lawyers' group: Draft cyber laws would curb rights

Oct. 18, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The president of Australia's top lawyers' group told a parliamentary inquiry that proposed cybersecurity laws to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by extremists and other criminals would...

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies now wearing body cameras

Oct. 13, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in one of Alabama's largest counties are now armed with body cameras. Jefferson County's deputies are now wearing the equipment after nearly a year of testing and evaluating the technology, Al.com reported. Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale recently announced the...

Machete-wielding man subdued outside New Orleans City Hall

Oct. 3, 2018 2:34 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police used a stun device to subdue a man who brandished a machete in a park across from New Orleans City Hall. Video from WWL-TV shows the unidentified, shirtless man confronting several men as they move close to him in Duncan Plaza, across the street from the front of City Hall. When...

Vermont State Police get 2 bump stocks ahead of Oct. 1 ban

Oct. 3, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State Police has received two bump stocks ahead of the Oct. 1 date when possession of the rapid fire devices became illegal in the state. Before the implementation date, owners of the devices were able to anonymously drop them off for disposal at 10 state police barracks....

Technology brings fresh look to unsolved Starkville murder

Sep. 23, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Advances in technology have allowed Starkville police to put a face on a cold-case suspect. A DNA sample from a rape and double homicide in 1990 was sent to a private lab that generated mug shots of what the suspect might have looked like 28 years ago and what he might look like...

The Latest: Authorities: Workplace shooter died of gunshots

Sep. 20, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin workplace shooting that injured four people and left the gunman dead (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Authorities have identified the gunman who died after shooting four co-workers at a Wisconsin software company. The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office says...

Man opens fire at his Wisconsin office, 3 seriously hurt

Sep. 19, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police as employees ran from the building or hid inside, according to investigators. Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke said...

The Latest: Company officials 'heartbroken' after shooting

Sep. 19, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Officials at a Wisconsin software company say they're "heartbroken" one of their employees shot four people in the office. WTS Paradigm Marketing Manager Ryan Mayrand said in a statement...

Portland woman injured in August protest plans lawsuit

Sep. 14, 2018 1:13 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland woman is planning to sue the city after she was injured when police used "flash-bang" grenades and other crowd-control devices against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators last month. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports lawyer J. Ashlee Albies says in a...

South Africa uses new tech to fight vicious gun violence

Sep. 13, 2018 6:04 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — As gunshots ring out in one of South Africa's most dangerous neighborhoods, a new technology detects the gun's location and immediately alerts police. South Africa is the first country outside the United States to implement the "shotspotter" audio technology, which is also...