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Judge: Missouri Police Can't Stop Media Recordings

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A federal judge has issued court orders that prevent Missouri police from stopping media and others from recording officers.

The court order follows a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union that said police tried to stop journalists from recording in Ferguson, where protests have been ongoing since  Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August. 132 more words


Ohio 'Heartbeat' Bill Re-Emerges For Panel Vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Raised voices and flying gavels were marking a hastily-called hearing in the Ohio House where stringent abortion restrictions resurfaced for a committee vote. 124 more words


ACLU Challenges NC GOP's Gay Marriage Appeal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers for several gay couples say in a legal filing that North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders shouldn’t be allowed to appeal rulings that legalized gay marriage in the state. 103 more words


Awaiting Ferguson Grand Jury, Activists Drill Protest Tactics

By: Scott Malone

In a former union hall in downtown St. Louis, about 100 activists formed a rough circle and, at the instruction of organizer Michael McPhearson, crossed the room wading through a crowd of people going the opposite way. 567 more words


Spies in the Skies: Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program

Fake Cellphone Towers on Planes Used to Target Criminals, but Also Sift Through Thousands of Other Phones

WASHINGTON—Devlin Barrett reports: The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. 436 more words

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San Jose Police Hear Residents' Concerns About Surveillance Drone

SAN JOSE (KCBS) – Reaction to the San Jose Police Department’s plans to use a drone ranged from outrage and rejection to measured support at a community meeting Wednesday where residents finally got a chance to sound off on the new technology after months of simmering anger about the secretive purchase. 282 more words


Call Kurtis: Did I Really Fail Smog? A Free Way to Find Out

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Lakisha Green said a smog station took her money, but didn’t do the whole smog test.

When she said they refused to refund her money, it was time to Call Kurtis. 386 more words