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Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

Aug. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on...

Audit raises questions about Missouri public safety contract

Jul. 31, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's former public safety director oversaw $1.25 million in payments to a charitable foundation he had ties with and he logged vacation time, including trips to the Daytona 500, as work time, according to a state audit released Wednesday. A review of former director Drew...

US attorney general says encryption creates security risk

Jul. 23, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that increased encryption of data on phones and computers and encrypted messaging apps are putting American security at risk. Barr's comments at a cybersecurity conference mark a continuing effort by the Justice Department to push tech companies to...

NY state police lag behind agencies nationwide on camera use

Jul. 22, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A highway shoulder is where New York state troopers spotted Luke Patterson, walking by himself around 2 a.m. after his car became disabled. By the end of the encounter in rural New York, the 41-year-old chef would be killed by a trooper's gunfire. Authorities say the trooper shot him...

South Bend police to get body camera upgrades after shooting

Jul. 19, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor is updating its police officers' body camera technology following the recent fatal police shooting of a black man. South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O' Neill fatally shot Eric Logan on June 16, but the...

Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears

Jul. 19, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn't see a lot of crime. But when the police chief heard about an opportunity to distribute doorbell cameras to some homes, he didn't hesitate. The police who keep watch over the town of 16,000 raffled off free cameras in a partnership with the camera manufacturer....

The Latest: Man killed at immigration jail shot many times

Jul. 15, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on the death of a man who threw incendiary devices at an immigration detention center in Washington state (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Authorities say an armed man who threw incendiary devices at an immigration detention center in Washington state died of...

Police: 69-year-old man dies after attacking migrant jail

Jul. 14, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 69-year-old man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, authorities said. The Tacoma Police Department said the officers responded about 4...