Maine law restricts facial recognition technology statewide

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill touted as the country’s strictest statewide regulation on the use of facial recognition technology has become law in Maine.While several states regulate facial recognition as a surveillance tool, the Maine law represents a broad prohibition of the technology at the state, county and municipal government levels, with limited exceptions…

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Trump Organization, CFO expected to be charged Thursday with tax-related crimes, AP sources say

Donald Trump’s company and his longtime finance chief are expected to be charged Thursday with tax-related crimes stemming from a New York investigation into the former president’s business dealings, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The charges against the Trump Organization and the company’s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, appear to involve non-monetary benefits the company…

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The slow return to normal: Delta variant threatens plans to lift pandemic restrictions across the world

LONDON — With the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus spreading quickly across the globe, countries are racing against time to vaccinate their populations, with plans to reopen after lengthy lockdowns at risk.And while the United States and countries in western Europe are cautiously easing social restrictions, elsewhere nations that once enjoyed relative success…

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NSA refutes Tucker Carlson spying allegation

The National Security Agency (NSA) on Tuesday rejected claims made by Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonNSA refutes Tucker Carlson spying allegation Tucker Carlson says ‘Biden administration is spying’ on him Bill Kristol says he wouldn’t be surprised by Michael Flynn presidential bid MORE that the agency was monitoring his electronic communications and seeking to leak them…

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Miami building collapse: Letter in April warned of worsening damage

image copyrightReutersimage captionRescue teams continue to scour the scene of the partial building collapse for survivorsResidents of a Florida apartment building that collapsed last week received a letter in April warning of worsening structural damage.The letter, obtained and reported by US media, was sent by the president of the apartment block’s building association.It said damage…

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New York City will re-do its first rounds of ranked-choice voting after accidentally including 135,000 test votes in official results

New York City officials accidentally included 135,000 test votes in their ranked-choice vote tallies.  The Board of Elections announced it will re-upload, re-tally, and re-tabulate votes on Wednesday.  New York City is using ranked-choice voting for the first time for mayoral and other races.  See more stories on Insider’s business page. New York City officials…

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Supreme Court leaves CDC eviction moratorium in place

The Supreme Court is leaving a pandemic-inspired nationwide ban on evictions in place, over the votes of four objecting conservative justicesByThe Associated PressJune 29, 2021, 11:38 PM• 2 min readWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving a pandemic-inspired nationwide ban on evictions in place, over the votes of four objecting conservative justices.The court on Tuesday…

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Mexico suggests tweaked border restrictions with U.S. as vaccinations advance

Cars stand in line at the Cordova International Bridge at the Mexico-U.S. border to enter into El Paso, Texas, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezMEXICO CITY, June 29 (Reuters) – Mexico’s foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday the Mexican government had suggested to U.S. counterparts that travel restrictions on their…

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Paris conference aims to fast-track road to gender equality

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An international conference opening in Paris on Wednesday aims to fast-track the road to gender equality and mobilize millions of dollars to achieve the long-sought goal quickly, the head of the U.N.’s premiere global body fighting to empower women says.UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said in an interview with The…

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Unprecedented Heat Wave in Pacific Northwest Driven by Climate Change

A blistering heat wave obliterated high temperature records in Oregon and Washington over the weekend, ratcheting up risks for deaths and fires, and underscoring the dangers of climate change. Portland, Oregon’s biggest city, hit a sweltering all-time high of 112 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday at its international airport, the National Weather Service said. That broke a…

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Pfizer And Moderna Vaccines May Offer Years-Long Protection Against Covid-19, Scientists Say

Topline Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are likely to offer long-lasting protection against Covid-19, according to a study published on Monday, indicating that people who are already inoculated with either of the mRNA vaccines may not need a booster dose for years. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines may offer longterm protection against Covid-19. AFP…

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