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Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

Jan. 20, 2022 03:08 AM EST

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest...

North Dakota police confiscate then return reporter's phone

Jan. 12, 2022 17:42 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota police investigator violated state law by confiscating a local radio journalist's cellphone without a valid warrant and has been forced to return the device, the state's attorney general said Wednesday. Tom Simon, 62, who works for Williston...

Sheriff hopes DNA, guilty feelings solve family killings

Jan. 09, 2022 11:26 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff in South Carolina hopes new technology can join with a guilty conscience to help his investigators solve the killing of a mother, father and son in their Spartanburg County home nearly 30 years ago. Thomas Johnson, 81, his wife Mary, 77, and son...

Indiana police agencies trying out license plate cameras

Dec. 28, 2021 15:45 PM EST

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A growing number of Indiana communities are purchasing license plate cameras that can allow police to automatically detect stolen cars or vehicles associated with suspects wanted in crimes ranging from murders to child abductions. Several Indiana cities are...

Agents with Homeland Security team to wear body cameras

Dec. 24, 2021 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Agents with an investigative unit of the Department of Homeland Security will wear body cameras for the first time as part of a six-month pilot program that will focus on the costs and benefits of using the technology in federal law enforcement, officials said. ...

DNA work leads to 1 man in 2 long-ago Vegas rapes, killings

Dec. 24, 2021 13:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Kim Bryant was near her Las Vegas high school on Jan. 26, 1979, before she was kidnapped, raped and slain by a stranger. The killing of the promising Western High School sophomore caused a river of heartache that hasn’t stopped flowing over 40...

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...