Senators push for reform of police cell phone tracking tools

NEW YORK (Associated Press) – Civil rights lawyers and Democratic senators are pushing for legislation that would limit the ability of US law enforcement agencies to purchase cellphone tracking tools to track people’s whereabouts, including past years, sometimes without a search warrant. Concerns have been raised about the police’s use of a tool known as … Read more

Gates Foundation urges UN and honors inspiration as goalkeeper | Health, medicine and fitness

By Thalia Petty, Associated Press New York (AFP) – Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates combined distinctive optimism with sobering questions about persistent gender inequality and hunger at an event focused on reaching global development goals, held by the Gates Foundation on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Bill Gates made the case … Read more

Putin and Zelensky Flirt with Key Allies as Ukraine Gains

Kyiv, Ukraine (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky are courting key allies on Thursday, trying to bolster their war effort. Their fortunes have tilted toward Ukraine in recent days. In ancient Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Putin hoped to break his international isolation and strengthen his ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping. … Read more

Oil company settles criminal cases in California spill | Health, medicine and fitness

Aimee Thaksin, Don Thompson SANTA ANA, CA (Associated Press) — An oil company pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to neglecting to dump crude off the coast of Southern California when its underwater pipeline ruptured last year, a leak that closed miles of coastline and closed fisheries. Meanwhile, in state court, Houston-based Amplify Energy and … Read more

Actress Ai Weiwei warns against arrogance in ‘tricky’ times

VENICE, Italy (AP) – Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei warns against arrogance at what he calls “such a difficult time” with his first glass sculpture, made on the Venetian island of Murano, with an alarming subtitle: “Latin Memento Mori for” Remember, you must die.” Russian bombs fall on Ukraine. China is displaying its military … Read more