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How 9/11 changed air travel: more security, less privacy

Sep. 06, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you're likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like. There was security screening, but it wasn’t anywhere near as intrusive. There were no long checkpoint lines....

How 9/11 changed air travel: more security, less privacy

Sep. 06, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you're likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like. There was security screening, but it wasn’t anywhere near as intrusive. There were no long checkpoint lines....

EXPLAINER: Will we need vaccine passports to do fun things?

Aug. 12, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Ready to go out on the town before summer ends? In parts of the U.S., you might have to carry your COVID-19 vaccine card or a digital copy to get into restaurants, bars, nightclubs and outdoor music festivals. After resisting the divisive concept...

EXPLAINER: Will we need vaccine passports to do fun things?

Aug. 12, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Ready to go out on the town before summer ends? In parts of the U.S., you might have to carry your COVID-19 vaccine card or a digital copy to get into restaurants, bars, nightclubs and outdoor music festivals. After resisting the divisive concept...

Widow of man killed by South Dakota AG wants records private

Aug. 11, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The widow of a man struck and killed on a South Dakota highway by the state's attorney general is attempting to block the release of her husband's mental health records. A judge recently ordered several hospitals and clinics to provide records about...

Belgrade residents tell rights court of bar noise 'torture'

Jul. 21, 2021 02:20 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's capital is vibrating with nightlife again after over a year of pandemic restrictions. Cafes, bars and fun-hungry customers are celebrating a summer boom in business and entertainment options, but the accompanying loud music and other noise are a bust for...

Transgender people sue over law on birth certificate changes

Jul. 16, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two transgender people sued Friday over a new Montana law that makes it difficult for transgender people to change the sex on their birth certificates. Amelia Marquez and John Doe said in a lawsuit filed in Yellowstone County that the law signed...

Maine law restricts facial recognition technology statewide

Jun. 30, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill touted as the country's strictest statewide regulation on the use of facial recognition technology has become law in Maine. While several states regulate facial recognition as a surveillance tool, the Maine law represents a broad prohibition...

Court finds Baltimore aerial surveillance unconstitutional

Jun. 24, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that an aerial surveillance program used as a crime-fighting tool by the Baltimore Police Department was unconstitutional and said police must stop using any data obtained through the now-defunct program. ...