Journalist sues police who questioned drone use

18 Feb 2014 0 Comments
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A journalist filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Hartford police officers violated his free-speech rights by questioning his use of a remote-controlled aircraft to record images of a car wreck. Pedro Rivera asked a federal court to weigh in on the appropriate uses for aerial drones as policymakers try to catch up with technology that has made them far more versatile. His complaint says that officers demanded that Rivera stop flying the remote-controlled aircraft, Read more [...]

Review: Mobile app shows where to find friends

18 Feb 2014 0 Comments
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- SocialRadar is a new mobile application that could become a cool way to find nearby friends and discover other interesting people living or working in the same neighborhood. Or it could just end up being another creepy example of how digital devices are making it easier for our whereabouts to be tracked by just about anyone, including strangers. Here's how SocialRadar works: After receiving permission to tap into your existing connections on Facebook and other online Read more [...]

Utah mom buys all of store’s ‘indecent’ T-shirts

18 Feb 2014 0 Comments
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one. Judy Cox and her 18-year-old son were shopping Saturday at the University Mall in Orem, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, when she saw the shirts in the window of a PacSun store. The shirts featured pictures of scantily dressed models in provocative poses. Cox said she complained about the window display Read more [...]

Burglary suspect arrested after leaving wallet

18 Feb 2014 0 Comments
DALLAS (AP) -- Authorities say a teenager who burglarized a Dallas police officer's apartment, taking his service weapon and ammunition, was apprehended after he lost his wallet as he fled. Police reports say two witnesses chased 18-year-old Adrian Jimmerson when he was seen Feb. 13 carrying a pillowcase full of items. The suspect dropped the pillowcase as he jumped a fence, but his pants ripped and his wallet fell to the ground. A school identification card also was found. Jimmerson was Read more [...]

Families celebrate Olympics at backyard sled track

18 Feb 2014 0 Comments
MASON, Mich. (AP) -- Two Michigan families are celebrating the Olympics with a massive sled track they built into a backyard hill. WILX-TV reports ( ) the Baker and Hines families came up with the idea for a luge track in Mason, located southeast of Lansing. The course is about 200 feet long and includes a tunnel and a rendering of the Olympic rings. Doug Hines says they used two tractors with front-end loaders to create the course. He says it took about three days Read more [...]

Costas returns to Olympic coverage

SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Bob Costas returns as host for NBC's prime-time Olympic coverage Tuesday night, if still not exactly clear-eyed, at least with a sharpened sense of respect for the colleagues and crew who covered for him during a six-day absence. "The doctors told me the infection has to run its course, which is 2-to-3 weeks, which covers the entire Olympics. It's the all-time perfect bad timing, but what can you do? It's a curve ball and you've got to go with it," Costas chuckled during Read more [...]

First night for ‘Tonight Show’ host Jimmy Fallon

NEW YORK (AP) -- Little more than a week after exiting "Late Night," Jimmy Fallon makes his much-anticipated debut Monday as host of NBC's "Tonight Show," as the venerable TV institution returns to New York after four decades based on the West Coast. Scheduled guests are U2 and Will Smith, with the show reclaiming Rockefeller Center's Studio 6B, where "Tonight" aired during its early Johnny Carson years. Fallon, who had hosted "Late Night" since 2009, moves up to the job Jay Leno held for Read more [...]

Bradley Cooper visits London Fashion Week Day 4

LONDON (AP) -- London Fashion Week saw its starriest and most hectic day yet Monday, as Hollywood celebrities turned up at big-ticket shows and rubbed shoulders with fashion's elite on the front rows. Singer Harry Styles and actors Bradley Cooper and Naomie Harris dropped in at Burberry Prorsum, which led a schedule that included back-to-back catwalk action at Christopher Kane, Erdem, Issa and Tom Ford among others. Here are highlights from Day 4: --- BRADLEY COOPER SUPPORTS MODEL GIRLFRIEND Read more [...]

What can unite liberals and tea partyers? The NSA

17 Feb 2014 0 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hoyt Sparks says he has no use for liberal Democrats and their "socialistic, Marxist, communist" ways. Toni Lewis suspects tea party Republicans are "a bunch of people who probably need some mental health treatment." Politically speaking, the tea-party supporter in rural North Carolina and the Massachusetts liberal live a world apart. Who or what could get them thinking the same? Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency. By exposing the NSA's vast surveillance web, Read more [...]

US Navy ready to deploy laser for 1st time

17 Feb 2014 0 Comments
BATH, Maine (AP) -- Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds. That future is now. The Navy plans to deploy its first laser on a ship later this year, and it intends to test an electromagnetic rail gun prototype aboard a vessel within two years. For the Navy, it's not so much about the whiz-bang technology as it is about the economics of such Read more [...]
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