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Category Archives: Crimes and Courts

Why some cities and states balk at face recognition tech

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police departments around the U.S. are asking citizens to trust them to use facial recognition software as another handy tool in their crime-fighting toolbox. But some lawmakers — and even some technology giants — are hitting the brakes. Are fears of an all-seeing, artificially intelligent security apparatus overblown? Not if you…

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3 Dead, Including Shooter, in Gunfire at Florida Naval Base

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A shooter opened fire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Friday morning in an attack that left three people dead including the assailant, and multiple people injured. The gunfire prompted a massive law enforcement response to the base, which was locked down. Base spokesman Jason Bortz told The Associated Press…

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Trump ‘violates all recognized democratic norms,’ federal judge says in biting speech on judicial independence

In an unusually critical speech that lamented the public’s flagging confidence in the independence of the judicial branch, a federal judge slammed President Trump for “feeding right into this destructive narrative” with repeated attacks and personal insults toward judges he dislikes. U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman of the District of Columbia said Trump’s rhetoric…

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$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation’s three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the deadly toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting what would have been the first federal trial over the crisis. Across the U.S., the pharmaceutical industry still faces more than 2,600…

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Arrest of Giuliani associates ensnares ‘Congressman 1’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businessmen with ties to Rudy Giuliani lobbied a U.S. congressman in 2018 for help ousting the American ambassador to Ukraine around the same time they committed to raising money for the lawmaker. An indictment unsealed Thursday identified the lawmaker only as “Congressman 1.” But the donations described in the indictment match campaign finance reports…

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STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Orlando Magic to Join City of Orlando to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Day of Service”

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando Magic // The Orlando Magic, through the Magic…

Governor Ron DeSantis Calls on Legislature to Seize the Moment, Deliver for the People of Florida in State of the State Address

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered the State of the State address to…

One Day Before Pence Visit, FDP to Host “Latinos Against Trump” News Conference in Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - One day before Mike Pence will try to drum up support at…

National Politics

Rep. Soto Announces New VA Office Hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced new hours for his Veteran Service Office at the Orlando VA…

Congresswoman Val Demings Named House Manager For Trump Impeachment Trial

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), a member of the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees,…

Senate Passes US-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal, a Trump Priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that…

US Military Training for Saudi Students Could Resume Soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. training for more than 800 Saudi Arabian military students could be…