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Explosion in south Nepal town kills 3, injures another 3

Dec. 14, 2019 1:26 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An explosion at a house in a southern Nepal town killed three people including the owner, his son and a police officer who responded to the call about the device, police said Saturday. The explosion just after midnight at Mahendranagar town also injured another police officer and...

Recording devices found in downtown Minneapolis hotel rooms

Dec. 12, 2019 11:28 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police are investigating after recording devices were found in guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Minneapolis. It's not immediately known if the devices recorded any guests, police spokesman John Elder told the Star Tribune. “We have not mined any data from those...

Amazon says it’s considered face scanning in Ring doorbells

Nov. 19, 2019 8:34 PM EST

Amazon has considered adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras, according to a letter to a U.S. senator defending its video-sharing partnerships with police. The company told Sen. Ed Markey that facial recognition is a “contemplated, but unreleased feature” of its home...

Mistrial declared after stun belt control falls in toilet

Oct. 24, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge declared a mistrial after a deputy assigned to watch a defendant who was wearing a stun belt went to a restroom and accidentally dropped the belt's control device in a toilet, causing shocks to the defendant. Marc Gofstein, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office spokesman,...

Georgia county's experience shows perils of ransomware

Oct. 21, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

JEFFERSON, Ga. (AP) — On the first Saturday in March, computer screens at the 911 dispatch center in this small town went dark. Staff at the county jail around the same time could no longer open cell doors remotely with electronic controls, and sheriff's deputies lost the use of their laptops to look up...