Source: Washington Post | District of Columbia |
July 12, 2012
When someone calls 911, information stored in a previously created online profile — such as photographs, the presence of seniors or people with disabilities, or the locations of gas valves — is displayed on the dispatcher’s computer screen.
More than 130 communities across the United States have declared themselves “nuclear-free” in the last 30 years, most enacting measures rich in symbolism but low on clout that result in little more than a sign at the outskirts of town announcing that nuclear weapons are not welcome.
Source: New Jersey Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
July 10, 2012
While some social networking websites, including Facebook, ban sex offenders, state Sen. Christopher Bateman wants to clamp down even more by making them disclose their convictions as part of their profiles or face a possible prison sentence and a steep fine.
Source: AP/St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Nation |
July 9, 2012
At 12:01 a.m. EDT, the FBI turned off the Internet servers that were functioning as a temporary safety net to keep infected computers online for the past eight months. The court order the agency had gotten to keep the servers running expired, and it was not renewed.
BioWatch air samplers have been installed inconspicuously at street level and atop buildings in cities across the country — ready, in theory, to detect pathogens that cause anthrax, tularemia, smallpox, plague and other deadly diseases. But has produced dozens of false alarms in Los Angeles, Detroit, St. Louis, Phoenix, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere, a Los Angeles Times investigation found.
Source: Los Angeles Times | California |
July 9, 2012
The state Senate authorized initial funding for California's high-speed rail project, handing a victory to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration, which have been pushing hard for the first-in-the-nation bullet train.