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Smith & Wesson sued over link to July 4 parade mass shooting

Sep. 28, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Survivors of the mass shooting at a suburban Chicago Independence Day parade and family members of those killed filed 11 lawsuits Wednesday against the manufacturer of the rifle used in the attack, accusing gun-maker Smith & Wesson of illegally targeting its ads at young men at...

South Korea fines Google, Meta over privacy violations

Sep. 14, 2022 06:23 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s privacy watchdog has fined Google and Meta a combined 100 billion won ($72 million) for tracking consumers’ online behavior without their consent and using their data for targeted advertisements. South Korea’s Personal Information and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 09, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 8, 2022. Editorial: Plenty of blame on CT health insurance increases In the end, the insurance rate increases approved by the state Insurance Department were not as high as had been feared. They will still take a toll on struggling...

Tech tool offers police ‘mass surveillance on a budget’

Sep. 02, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

Local law enforcement agencies from suburban Southern California to rural North Carolina have been using an obscure cellphone tracking tool, at times without search warrants, that gives them the power to follow people’s movements months back in time, according to public records and internal...

Amazon keeps growing, and so does its cache of data on you

Aug. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

From what you buy online, to how you remember tasks, to when you monitor your doorstep, Amazon is seemingly everywhere. And it appears the company doesn’t want to halt its reach anytime soon. In recent weeks, Amazon has said it will spend billions of dollars in two gigantic...

Judge again refuses to block use of law in NC AG probe

Aug. 15, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday again refused to block a North Carolina district attorney from pursuing charges using a specific state law about a 2020 television commercial run by state Attorney General Josh Stein’s campaign. Campaign lawyers for Stein, a...

Conservative push to alter Constitution focuses on primaries

Aug. 12, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The fliers piled up in mailboxes in central South Dakota like snow during a high-plains blizzard: “Transgender Sex Education in Schools?” one asked. “Vote Against Sex Ed Radical Mary Duvall for State Senate.” The mailers were part of a $58,000 campaign against...

New California gun control law mimics Texas abortion measure

Jul. 22, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California punched back Friday against two recent landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions as Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a controversial, first-in-the-nation gun control law patterned after a Texas anti-abortion law and urged other states to follow suit. He...

State lottery advertising tells players half of the story

Jul. 12, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The sign at the SHOP N Go front counter says “WE SOLD $10,000 WINNER!!” Located in a Hispanic neighborhood, the store sells Texas Loteria, a popular game marketed by the state lottery that resembles the iconic bingo lotería game in Mexico. The...

California adds laws targeting ghost guns, sales to minors

Jul. 01, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California, which already has some of the nation's toughest gun laws, has added new restrictions on untraceable “ghost guns” and on marketing firearms to minors, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. "As the Supreme Court rolls back important gun safety...