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Surveillance program raises questions about tech, privacy

August 26, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

BALTIMORE (AP) — With more than two-thirds of Baltimore’s 200 murders this year unsolved, many violent criminals are staying a step ahead of the law. The police department hoped to even the score by quietly taking to the skies to record everything visible in the streets below, 32 square miles at a time. Unbeknownst to [&hellip...

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Judge won’t block California’s strict child vaccination law

August 26, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge won’t immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the strictest in the nation for eliminating exemptions based on religious and personal beliefs. The ruling Friday...

Pot plants on display at Oregon State Fair in a first

August 26, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Aug. 26, 2016 photo in Salem, Ore., fairgoer Jay Engers of Paso Robles, Calif., looks at marijuana plants at the Oregon State Fair during the first day of an exhibit of living pot plants. Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana in late 2014 and...

Jury: GM car’s ignition switch not to blame in fatal crash

August 25, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas jury on Thursday found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another, handing the carmaker its third courtroom win this year in a series of trials designed to...

Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument

August 25, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by the National Park Service shows people on the National Mall in Washington, looking toward the World War II Memorial, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, creating a giant, living version of the National Park Service emblem. Participants used brown,...

Suit over releasing Pulse 911 calls goes back to state court

August 25, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The legal fight over releasing the 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub shooting was sent back to state court Thursday by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Paul Byron ruled that the federal court lacks jurisdiction over the claims in...

Alaska roadkill thieves target moose meant for charity

August 24, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Nov. 1, 2013, file photo, a car stops to allow a moose to cross Westpark Drive in Anchorage, Alaska. Moose killed by cars and truck along the Alaska road system are salvaged and donated to people on the Alaska State Troopers’ “charity...

Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open

August 24, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Smoke fills the sky in a view north toward Yellowstone National Park from Leeks Marina in Moose, Wyo., on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Visitors headed north are being stopped at Leeks. In neighboring Yellowstone, a fire grew near West Entrance Road. A team of fire...

Judge to rule on tribe’s oil pipeline request by Sept. 9

August 24, 2016 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Native Americans from different tribes participate in a rally outside US District Court in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers to protect their water and...

Police: 3 children, man die in Chicago apartment fire

August 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Chicago firefighters battle an apartment fire in the 8100 block of South Essex Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood early on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. The fire at a Chicago apartment building that appears to have been deliberately set killed multiple people...