Activists worry about potential abuse of face scans for ICE
Jul08

Activists worry about potential abuse of face scans for ICE

Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver’s license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without the drivers’ knowledge or consent. Public records obtained by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology provided the first proof that ICE had sought such scans, which were conducted...

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The Latest: Quake-rattled town to be without water for days
Jul08

The Latest: Quake-rattled town to be without water for days

The Latest on earthquakes in Southern California (all times local): 12:10 p.m. It could be days before water service is restored to the Southern California desert town of Trona, where officials are still assessing damage from last week’s powerful earthquakes. San Bernardino County spokesman David Wert says Monday that 10 residences have been red-tagged as uninhabitable, but he expects that number to rise. He says he has seen...

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Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona
Jul08

Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona

Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater that is the most well-preserved on Earth. Northern Arizona has had deep ties to the Apollo missions: Every moon-walking astronaut trained here, and a crater on the moon was even named in honor of the city of Flagstaff. “It’s a really interesting and unique...

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Quakes alert Californians to be ready for dreaded ‘Big One’
Jul08

Quakes alert Californians to be ready for dreaded ‘Big One’

Shaken residents are cleaning up from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes. California is spending more than $16 million to install thousands of quake-detecting sensors statewide that officials say will give utilities and trains precious seconds to shut down before the shaking starts....

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2 rare Barbary lion cubs born in Czech zoo
Jul08

2 rare Barbary lion cubs born in Czech zoo

Two Barbary lion cubs have been born in a Czech zoo, a welcome addition to a small surviving population of a rare lion subspecies that has been extinct in the wild. The pair, one male and one female, were born on May 10 in the Dvur Kralove park. Under the guidance of mother Khalila, they have taken their first steps in their enclosure in recent days. They have not yet been named. The biggest lion subspecies, which once roamed its...

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