The U.S. Postal Service suspended mail deliveries to parts of ten states on Wednesday, and many of those suspensions are expected to continue through Thursday as the Midwest weathers the brunt of the polar vortex weather event.
In New York and other states across the country, authorities are acquiring technology to extract and digitize the voices of incarcerated people into unique biometric signatures, known as voice prints. Prison authorities have quietly enrolled hundreds of thousands of incarcerated people’s voice prints into large-scale biometric databases. Computer algorithms then draw on these databases to identify the voices taking part in a call and to search for other calls in which the voices of interest are detected. Some programs, like New York’s, even analyze the voices of call recipients outside prisons to track which outsiders speak to multiple prisoners regularly.
Facebook employees told Cheddar they think the company is being "unfairly targeted" by Apple.
Facebook is so arrogant and ignorant that they honestly think they are being unfairly targeted for deliberately subverting the rules of the marketplace that enables them to have a product in the first place. You're intentionally subverting rules, that means you’re being targeted fairly for your actions.
With the Super Bowl just days away, federal law enforcement officials announced Wednesday they have arrested 33 people in metro Atlanta on sex-trafficking charges. Authorities said they had also rescued four victims as part of the operation.
Gowdy, who retired from Congress earlier this month, will offer political and legal analysis on Fox News and the Fox Business Network, the outlet said in a press release.
The former four-term congressman representing South Carolina's 4th Congressional District served as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during his final two years in office.
A New Jersey company has expanded a voluntary nationwide recall of infant ibuprofen amid concerns the medication, which was destined to be sold at several major retailers, may contain a higher concentration of ibuprofen than labeled.
Tris Pharma, Inc. previously said that lots sold under Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar brands were impacted by the recall. On Tuesday, the company added three more lots to the recall list, affecting more products that were manufactured for CVS and Walmart.
The statewide operation spanned three days, 93 agencies and requires hundreds of law enforcement officers.
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department started their undercover operation in unincorporated Pasadena. It's an area where deputies reveal people often go to pay for sex. A handful of undercover police officers, also known as decoys, are used to lure unsuspecting johns.
Over the course of three days, 339 arrests were made across the state. Nearly 50 victims were rescued. More than a dozen of them were children.
The difficulty often seen in trying to introduce a new kind of transport fuel is that vehicle owners won’t use it without the infrastructure to support it but infrastructure builders won’t install it unless there is demand from vehicle owners. A government-funded experiment with hydrogen trains could help overcome this problem and bring the renewable hydrogen economy one step closer to reality.
China tested the world's most powerful naval gun earlier this month, and it is expected to be ready for warfare by 2025, according to people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report.
Between 2015 and 2017, the weapon was calibrated to strike at extended ranges, increasing its lethality. By December 2017, the weapon was successfully mounted on a warship and began at-sea testing, a feat no other nation has accomplished. The Chinese are expected to complete at-sea testing by 2023.
The deployment of facial recognition technology by government bodies in cities around the world continues to spread, even as lawmakers and technologists point out the ethical issues still plaguing these systems. That’s why a San Francisco elected official’s recent proposal is so important—it effectively bans the city from using the technology.
Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Board of Trustees President Robert Miller originally ended the recitation of the pledge at meetings because of what he described as its "history steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism."
Former instructor Celeste Barber, who expressed her opposition to the decision at a board meeting last week, said Wednesday that there is nothing "white nationalist" about the pledge.
Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, told Congress in October that she investigated President Donald Trump’s children on behalf of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the Steele dossier.
Ohr also testified that during a meeting in July 2016, Christopher Steele passed her husband materials from his infamous dossier.
Nellie Ohr, who worked as a contractor for Fusion GPS, looking into Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump’s business dealings and their travel.
Ungaro’s decision will shed light into the discovery process during the defamation case, which included depositions with dossier author Christopher Steele and the founders of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that hired Steele.
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