Yearly Archives: 2015

Chemerinsky: 2 Texas cases before SCOTUS could have big implications for race in the US

Chemerinsky: 2 Texas cases before SCOTUS could have big implications for race in the USDuring the week of Dec. 7, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two of the most high profile and likely most important cases of the term. On Tuesday, Evenwel v. Abbott will be argued, which concerns how voting districts should be drawn for state and Continue Reading...

Texas agency sues to block Syrian refugees, cites state’s ‘sovereign authority’ to protect residents

Texas agency sues to block Syrian refugees, cites state’s ‘sovereign authority’ to protect residents The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has filed a federal lawsuit in a bid to block the resettlement of six Syrian refugees in Dallas.The suit against the federal government and the nonprofit International Rescue Committee says resettlement of the refugees raises “reasonable concerns about the Continue Reading...

Google Tracks Student Internet Browsing

Google Accused of Mining Children’s Data Using School-Issued LaptopsThe Electronic Frontier Foundation says Google’s policies violate the Student Privacy Pledge, but the creators of the pledge disagree.If there’s one place where Google’s low-cost notebooks running Chrome have caught on, it’s in schools: 3.4 million Chromebooks were shipped to the educational sector in 2014, with the majority of those ending up Continue Reading...

2 trailers holding 1,000 Christmas trees stolen from Kendall Costco

2 trailers holding 1,000 Christmas trees stolen from Kendall CostcoMiami-Dade police are on the lookout for two semi-truck trailers filled with Christmas trees that were stolen from a Kendall Costco on Tuesday night.Someone made off with the two 53-foot semi-truck trailers parked outside the mega-store at 13450 SW 120th St., across the street from the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport. Inside: $18,000 Continue Reading...

Police, family search for missing Hollywood producer

Police, family search for missing Hollywood producerAuthorities in Los Angeles County say they’re searching for a Hollywood visual effects producer who worked on films such as “The Avengers,” “San Andreas” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Eric Kohler, 27, was last seen on Nov. 24, when he left work without his wallet, laptop and other belongings, according to the LA Times.Police Continue Reading...

Fatalities feared, 3 hunted after shooting at San Bernardino, Calif., center for disabled

Fatalities feared, 3 hunted after shooting at San Bernardino, Calif., center for disabledDEVELOPING: Multiple people were reportedly killed Wednesday at a San Bernardino, Calif., social services facility where employees were hosting a Christmas party, and police were hunting three suspects who appear to have escaped.As many as 30 hostages were seen coming out of the building where the event occurred Continue Reading...

5 Shot Near Jamar Clark Protest Site In Minneapolis

5 Shot Near Jamar Clark Protest Site In Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a black man who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has called for supporters protesting the killing to move on to “the next step,” after five people were shot near the site of the dayslong demonstration. No one was seriously injured in the Continue Reading...

Suicide Vest Found In Paris Similar To The Ones Used In Terror Attacks

Suicide Vest Found In Paris Similar To The Ones Used In Terror Attacks BRUSSELS (AP) — A street cleaner found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks on Monday near the place where a suspect’s mobile phone had been found, raising the possibility that he aborted his mission, either ditching a malfunctioning vest — or fleeing Continue Reading...

Gunmen open fire during Walgreens robbery in southwest Miami-Dade

Gunmen open fire during Walgreens robbery in southwest Miami-DadeMIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police are searching for two gunmen who were caught on surveillance video opening fire during a Halloween robbery inside a Walgreens in southwest Miami-Dade County.The robbery was reported Halloween evening at a Walgreens on the corner of Southwest 112th Avenue and Southwest 232nd Street.Surveillance video showed the robbers wearing Continue Reading...

Miami-Dade Police Department using technology to fight crime

Miami-Dade Police Department using technology to fight crime DORAL, Fla. – The Miami-Dade Police Department is still making improvements to its Real Time Crime Center.“We’re the first real-time crime center in the southeastern United States,” Detective Romelio Martinez said.Launched in January, the RTCC is staffed with a team of seasoned crime fighters. The analysts help with ongoing investigations and the detectives Continue Reading...
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