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Dr. Lee Norman, Kansas secretary of health and environment, answers questions about the coronavirus pandemic as Gov. Laura Kelly watches during a news conference, Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Six counties with about 1 million of the state's 2.9 million residents have issued shelter-in-place orders and Kelly says she's going to impose stricter rules for public gatherings. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas' review of cellphone GPS data raises privacy concerns

Apr. 2, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly faced questions Thursday over the state's monitoring of GPS data gleaned from people's cellphones about how residents have cut down on travel during the coronavirus pandemic. But Kelly defended the state Department of Health and Environment's use of the data. She...

FILE -- In this March 10, 2020 file photo, a woman wearing a face mask checks her phone as she walks at the Naviglio Grande canal in Milan, Italy. Across Europe, governments are increasingly using surveillance to try to curtail the lethal spread of the new coronavirus, tracking people’s movements with aggregated cell phone location data and introducing apps to keep the infected quarantined. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Europe eyes smartphone location data to stem virus spread

Mar. 24, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

The Czech Republic has become the first European country to announce plans to deploy a powerful but potentially intrusive location-tracking tool for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, as others consider similar moves bound to put public health in conflict with individual privacy. The effort announced Tuesday by...

Thomas Waerner, of Norway, arrives in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Norwegian musher achieves boyhood dream, wins Iditarod race

Mar. 18, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — As a young boy growing up in Norway, Thomas Waerner spent idle hours thinking long and hard about two different kinds of iconic American modes of transportation: muscle cars and the sled dogs in the Iditarod. Waerner, 47, made one of those dreams reality on Wednesday, winning the...

Report recommends lowering Ohio parole officers' caseload

Mar. 9, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio should significantly reduce the caseload of officers who supervise inmates upon their release from prison, and continue exploring a system that would allow real-time monitoring of inmates in the hopes of placing them near crimes, according to recommendations in a report released...

FILE - In this March 9, 2019 file photo Kristy Berington waits on the Innoko River for her sister, Anna Berington, after they both left Shageluk, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Nearly 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) of unforgiving terrain, doused in deep snow this year, await them as they cross two mountain ranges, travel on the frozen Yukon River and navigate the treacherous and wind-whipped Bering Sea coast to old Gold Rush town of Nome. The winner is expected there about 10 or 11 days after the start. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP,File)

Iditarod looks for relevance as race across Alaska starts

Mar. 7, 2020 6:29 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When 57 mushers line up Sunday for the official start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, it will be the second-smallest field in the past two decades. Only last year’s field of 52 was smaller. Interest in the world’s most famous sled dog race has waned in recent...

Man charged with using GPS device to track ex-girlfriend

Mar. 7, 2020 3:11 PM EST

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have accused a West Salem man of using a GPS device to track his ex-girlfriend. The La Crosse Tribune reports that 41-year-old Matthew Robinson was charged Thursday with stalking, misuse of a GPS device, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. According to...

Juan, right, who has been arrested in connection with the disappearance and murder of Marbella Valdez, puts a floral arrangement on her grave, alongside her ex-boyfriend Jairo Solano, during her funeral at a cemetery in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Juan, who sent her gifts and brought food for her friends, demanded police solve her case after the 20-year-old law student's body, beaten, bound and strangled, was found at a Tijuana garbage dump. Juan has insisted on his innocence. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)

Friends say Tijuana woman was stalked even after death

Mar. 2, 2020 9:51 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man was obsessed with Marbella Valdez. He sent her gifts, bought food for her friends. Prosecutors say he even planted a tracking device on her car. And when the 20-year-old law student's body, beaten, bound and strangled, was found at a Tijuana garbage dump, he approached police to...

Researchers ask for help in finding bobcat tracking collars

Feb. 29, 2020 8:29 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut environmental officials are asking for the public's help in finding bobcat tracking collars that have been programmed to fall off as part of one of the largest studies of its kind on the feline predators. Officials trapped 50 bobcats across the state from November 2018 to...

Man convicted, paroled in officer's 1997 death found

Feb. 19, 2020 4:16 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who served time for his involvement in the 1997 killing of a New Hampshire police officer and disappeared after being paroled has been found in Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said Wednesday. Kevin Paul, 41, was paroled in September and last had contact with his parole officer...