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Alabama man arrested in DC for guns, explosives admits guilt

Nov. 12, 2021 13:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A north Alabama man arrested after police found multiple guns and incendiary devices in his pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection pleaded guilty Friday to weapons charges. Lonnie Coffman, 71, pleaded guilty two federal...

Beshear proposes salary boost, body cameras for state police

Nov. 09, 2021 18:25 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Frontline personnel at Kentucky State Police would receive big pay raises, and troopers would be equipped with body cameras, under a budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Andy Beshear. The proposed salary increases are aimed at halting the...

Australia regulator demands face-scanning firm delete photos

Nov. 03, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

An Australian privacy authority has ordered facial recognition company Clearview AI to stop scanning the faces of Australians and destroy the images and related data it has already collected. It's the latest challenge for the New York startup that has angered privacy...

Facebook to shut down face-recognition system, delete data

Nov. 02, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid growing concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments, police and others. “This change will represent one of...

NW Indiana mayor vetoes ban on facial-recognition technology

Nov. 02, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — West Lafayette's mayor has vetoed an ordinance passed by the northwest Indiana city's council that would ban local police from using facial-recognition surveillance technology. Mayor John Dennis vetoed the ordinance Monday after the West...

Family whose son drowned in pond donates sonar device

Oct. 16, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

SHEPHERD, Mich. (AP) — A mid-Michigan couple whose 4-year-old son drowned in a pond has donated a sonar device to police to use in similar emergencies. John and Rachel Kenny said they bought the device with money remaining from a GoFundMe account following the death of...

Jefferson Parish Sheriff announces body cameras coming

Oct. 15, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A suburban New Orleans sheriff's department that has been criticized for years for failing to equip deputies with body cameras is now adopting the technology. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has been Louisiana's largest law enforcement...

Poland: police confiscate journalist's computer equipment

Oct. 03, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police confiscated the computer equipment of a journalist working for a leading newspaper in Poland which has carried out investigations of the country's right-wing government. The seizure of the equipment of Piotr Bakselerowicz, a reporter for the...