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Concert promoters turn away from facial recognition tech

Oct. 29, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Concert promoters in the U.S. are stepping back from plans to scan festivalgoers with facial recognition technology, after musicians and others gave it some serious side-eye. Although it remains entirely possible that music venues will eventually take a second look at the controversial...

Today in History

Oct. 24, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2019. There are 68 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. On this date: In 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by...

Hong Kong cancels China national day fireworks amid protests

Sep. 18, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — An annual fireworks display in Hong Kong marking China's National Day on Oct. 1 was called off Wednesday as pro-democracy protests show no sign of ending. The city issued a terse statement saying the show over its famed Victoria Harbour had been canceled "in view of the latest situation...