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California Police Now Need a Warrant Before Searching Your Cellphone

Security<p>California now requires police to get a court order before they can search messages, email, photos and other digital data stored on your cellphone or company servers.<p>Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (calECPA). It's only the …

Why Is It So Hard to Track Police Killings?

Two newspapers succeed where the federal government has failed, and new legislation seems unlikely to solve the problem.<p>The recent spate of highly publicized killings of black men by police officers has driven many people to wonder how common such police violence is. Incredibly, no one knows—not …

The personal data of four million US government workers may now be in the hands of Chinese hackers

The personal data of four million current and former government employees have been compromised by hackers in China,US officials said on Thursday, in one the largest thefts of government data in history.<p>US officials said that they have identified an attack targeting the Office of Personnel …

LAPD officer in assault trial 'immune from any empathy,' jurors told

Minutes after jabbing her boot into the stomach and crotch of a handcuffed woman who slipped into unconsciousness in the back of a patrol car and eventually died, an<p>LAPDofficer lighted a cigarette and laughed because she had become "so hardened," a prosecutor told jurors Monday.<p>Assistant Head …

The DEA Seized $50 Million Worth of Heroin in One of the Swankiest Neighborhoods in New York

About 154 pounds of dope are now in police custody.<p>Over the weekend, federal agents descended upon an exclusive enclave of New York City that they say served as the distribution hub for all five boroughs as well as Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. On Tuesday afternoon, …

Los Angeles Raises Hourly Minimum Wage to $15

The Los Angeles city council voted on Tuesday to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, up from the current $9, becoming the latest major …

FBI: Hacker claimed to have taken over flight's engine controls

<b>(CNN) —</b> A cybersecurity consultant told the FBI he hacked into computer systems aboard airliners up to 20 times and managed to control an aircraft engine during a flight, according to federal court documents.<p>Chris Roberts was detained by the FBI in April following a United Airlines flight to …

In-flight Entertainment

No more dodging a bullet, as U.S. develops self-guided ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.<p>The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.<p>In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors …

DARPA

Baltimore protests: Crowds, police stand off after curfew

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>Latest developments:</b><p>- 11:59 p.m. ET: Police arrested two people for looting and one for disorderly conduct, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said. But most of the 10 arrests made after the 10 p.m. curfew were for curfew violation.<p>- 11:55 p.m. ET: Baltimore police have made 10 arrests since …

Protest

Denver TSA agents fired over scheme to grope attractive male passengers, police say

Two Transportation Security Administration agents who worked at Denver International Airport have been fired over a scheme that involved manipulating screening equipment so one of them could grope passengers he found attractive, according to the Denver Police Department.<p>An anonymous tip about the …

Airports

10 California deputies placed on leave following violent arrest

A Southern California sheriff placed 10 deputies on paid administrative leave Friday after a local TV station recorded several of them beating a man following a 2 ½-hour chase during which the suspect rode away on a stolen horse.<p>San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said the video “disturbed …

Walter Scott, shot in the back after police stop, is laid to rest

<b>Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Police officers Saturday accompanied the hearse carrying the body of Walter Scott to his South Carolina funeral service, where hundreds of mourners celebrated his life and death as a catalyst for change in America.<p>A pair of officers on motorcycles were part of the …

Airport machete attack suspect dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who attacked a security area at the New Orleans airport with a machete and wasp spray also had a bag of Molotov cocktails and a car containing smoke bombs and gas cylinders, authorities said.<p>The suspect, Richard White, 63, died Saturday after treatment for three bullet wounds he …

Police detain five teenagers suspected of destroying 300 Jewish graves in France

Teenagers detained in eastern France as prosecutor says adolescents deny anti-Semitism motive<p>Five teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of <b>vandalising hundreds of Jewish graves</b> in eastern <b>France</b> – an act that spurred the government to urge French Jews not to leave the country.<p>The boys are aged …

About 140 Pilot Whales Die After Getting Stranded on New Zealand Beach

World<p>WELLINGTON, New Zealand — About 140 pilot whales that stranded themselves on a remote stretch of New Zealand beach have died, but conservation workers and volunteers are hoping the remaining 60 or so will survive after they managed to get them refloated, an official said Saturday. The …

Israel didn't target Iranian general in strike: source

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Iranian general killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria was not its intended target, and Israel believed it was attacking only low-ranking guerrillas, a senior security source said on Tuesday.<p>Hezbollah members and supporters carry the coffin of Lebanon's Hezbollah …

Protests at Colorado church over handling of gay woman's funeral

<b>(CNN) —</b> Family and friends of a gay woman in Colorado have expressed anger at a church's refusal to show a video at her funeral that contained images of the woman kissing her partner.<p>The service Saturday for Vanessa Collier in a Denver suburb was abruptly moved to a funeral home across the street …

Protest

Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt

Over a few summer days in 2012, nearly all of the Greenland ice sheet surface thawed right under the feet of a UCLA-led team of scientists.<p>What was not absorbed into snow quickly gathered and flowed across the 20,000-square-mile sheet, coalescing into roaring turquoise rivers. And then most of it …

Global Warming

CENTCOM Twitter Account Hacked By Individuals Claiming To Be Part Of ISIS

The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) was hacked on Monday by individuals claiming to be part of the Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS.<p>"ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base," read a message posted to CENTCOM's account by the …

Barack Obama

FBI oversaw NSA's email surveillance program, report reveals

Declassified study sheds new light on the bureau's surveillance activities, but much remains redacted<p>The FBI has been conducting oversight of the NSA's email surveillance program, according to a declassified Justice Department report obtained by <i>The New York Times</i>, but details about how the bureau …

Honda fined $70M for not reporting death, injury complaints

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it is fining Honda $70 million — the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker — for …

Obama wants community college to be free

Free education "for those willing to work for it."<p>That's what President Obama announced Friday in a bid to make the first two years of community college free for "responsible" students.<p>The president announced the proposal at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., a significant …

Victory for Maine nurse as judge makes U-turn on Ebola monitoring order

Maine suffered defeat in its attempts to restrict the movements of a nurse who returned to the state after working with Ebola patients in west Africa, when a judge reversed an earlier ruling.<p>A Maine judge on Friday ruled that Kaci Hickox must comply with monitoring for Ebola symptoms, but lifted an …

Extensive harbor cleanup begins after Port of L.A. fire

Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire that burned through much of a wharf and released toxic gases and smoke into surrounding communities.<p>The largest fire at the port in decades erupted Monday night, devouring 800 feet of a 1920s-era …

White House intruder was armed with a knife

The Secret Service on Saturday launched a security review to learn how a man carrying a knife was able to get inside the front door of the White House on Friday night after jumping a fence and sprinting more than 70 yards across the North Lawn — the first time that has ever happened.<p>Within seconds, …

Samurai swords and nun chucks: the craziest items the TSA confiscated, and Instagrammed

The TSA's Instagram account has become a social media phenomenon of sorts since it launched a little over a year ago, serving as a collection of some of the most dangerous and extreme items that people try to bring on planes, and that the agency seizes.<p>This Labor Day, as people around the country …

Hurricane Marie to generate waves as high as 25 feet

Huge surf produced by Hurricane Marie is expected to batter the Southern California coastline this week, prompting lifeguards to warn end-of-summer beachgoers about potentially dangerous conditions in the ocean.<p>Waves as high as 25 feet could roll ashore at beaches such as the Wedge at the tip of …

Wild Weather: U.S. Hit by 'Most Unusual Year' for Temperatures

Environment<p>If you haven't seen anything like this year's weather, well, neither has anyone else.<p>This year is on track to set a temperature record that climate researchers say is unique since the first time stats were taken in 1900.<p>A typical year in the U.S. would see near-average temperatures or a …

Would Jesus Support the Death Penalty?

Scripture seems to back most Americans' view that he would oppose capital punishment—but that hasn't translated into widespread opposition.<p>“On the death penalty, do what you think Jesus would have you do.”<p>These were the words my friend and anti-death-penalty activist Shane Claiborne told Tennessee …