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This April 2, 2017 photo, shows Anick Jesdanun in New York. Jesdanun, 51, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, died in New York City on Thursday, April 2, 2020, of coronavirus-related complications, his family said. For two decades, he was a journalist who helped a generation of readers understand the emerging internet and its impact on the world. (AP Photo/Mae Anderson)

Anick Jesdanun, longtime AP technology writer, dies at 51

Apr. 3, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

He ran marathons on every continent, including Antarctica — 83 of them in all, many followed by a visit to an obscure craft brewery. Last year, he watched 365 movies — most of them in theaters. And Anick Jesdanun made sure — always — that when millions of people read his coverage of...

State police issue 578 warnings for using hand-held phones

Mar. 3, 2020 12:54 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police issued nearly 600 warnings to drivers caught using hand-held cellphones behind the wheel in the first week of the state's new distracted driving law, the agency tweeted Tuesday. The law took effect Feb. 23. “During the first week of the state's new hands free...

Sheriff: Dashcam video lost in technical malfunction

Mar. 2, 2020 11:06 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's office has lost thousands of videos from dashboard cameras due to a technical malfunction. A letter delivered to the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office last week said dash camera footage for all 130 patrol deputies recorded between Oct. 25, 2018, and...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, two Chicago Transit Authority elevated trains can be seen above Wabash Avenue in Chicago's famed Loop. A spike in crime on Chicago's rail system and some recent high profile outbursts of violence has prompted the city's police department to put dozens more officers in trains and on platforms and assign four detectives to investigate nothing but Chicago Transit Authority crimes, officials announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Chicago police boost mass transit presence amid crime spike

Feb. 28, 2020 10:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A spike in crime on Chicago's rail system and some recent high profile outbursts of violence has prompted the city's police department to put 50 more officers in trains and on platforms and assign four detectives to investigate nothing but Chicago Transit Authority crimes, officials...

John Rivera, a special projects supervisor of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, speaks about cold cases of missing people on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the New Mexico Statehouse in Santa Fe, N.M. State lawmakers are racing through the final days of a 30-day Legislative session, which ends Thursday. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

NM House OKs bill to stop forcing police to erase evidence

Feb. 20, 2020 11:19 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A measure that would stop police from having to destroy seized electronic evidence obtained through a search warrant but not the target of an investigation has unanimously passed the New Mexico House. The proposal approved early Thursday seeks to fix a bill passed in 2019 that...

New Mexico Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, talks to a staffer on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at the Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

NM Senate OKs bill to stop forcing police to erase evidence

Feb. 17, 2020 7:34 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A measure that would stop police from having to destroy seized electronic evidence obtained through a search warrant but not the target of an investigation has unanimously passed the New Mexico Senate. The proposal approved Sunday seeks to fix a bill passed in 2019 that required law...

Michigan's alcohol breath test devices are back amid probe

Feb. 12, 2020 5:05 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — All 203 of Michigan's alcohol breath testing devices are back in service amid a fraud investigation of the company that supplies the equipment. The Michigan State Police launched a criminal investigation last month into contract employees with Intoximeters Inc. and suspended its...

A mobile police facial recognition facility outside a shopping centre in London Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, “We don't accept this. This isn't what you do in a democracy,

London police deploy face scan tech, stirring privacy fears

Feb. 11, 2020 1:29 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London police started using facial recognition cameras on Tuesday to automatically scan for wanted people, as authorities adopt the technology that has raised concerns about increased surveillance and erosion of privacy. Surveillance cameras mounted on a blue police van monitored people...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard speaks during a news conference in Pontiac, Mich. A man driving what appeared to be a police car didn't fool a suspicious sheriff in suburban Detroit. Bouchard said he was driving away from a meeting Thursday, Feb. 7, 2020, when he spotted a vehicle with police-style bumpers, an array of lights on the back and a decal that read

Man charged after sheriff stops vehicle resembling cop car

Feb. 8, 2020 4:19 PM EST

WATERFORD, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area man who was driving a SUV decked out like a police car when he was stopped by a county sheriff has been charged. Adrian Ansah-Asante was arraigned Saturday in the Oakland County Jail on a felony concealed weapons charge and misdemeanor possession of flashing lights,...