Over 1,000 data analysts at 23 U.S. governmental agencies, including the DEA, FBI, and CIA, were given access to ICREACH — a Google-like search engine populated with hundreds of millions of records detailing e-mails, phone calls, instant messages, and phone geo-location. Continue reading
Northern California’s Napa Valley began to assess the damage caused by a 6.0 earthquake on Sunday — the largest quake to rock the region since 1989. At least 90 homes and buildings were deemed unsafe for occupancy, while the wine industry suffered losses from broken bottles, barrels and lost tourism dollars. Special correspondent Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading
While mourners lay Michael Brown to rest, the meaning and impact of the death of the unarmed African-American teenager continues to provoke discourse around the nation. For insight on the debate over criminal justice and race, Gwen Ifill talks to Rev. Starsky Wilson of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fredrick Harris of Columbia University and Tracie Keesee of the Center for Policing Equity. Continue reading
ARTESIA, N.M. — It’s hard to believe — given the political bantering, the economic hardships and the humanitarian crisis all swirling around the immigration issue — that crayons are cause for distress. “Crayon-gate” was the word two volunteer attorneys used to describe their day last week at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center here, about 70 miles from the U-S Mexico border. Continue reading
Wikipedia users logging on from the U.S. House of Representatives have been barred from editing that website anonymously for one month, following a controversial edit to the entry for a popular TV series.
The parents of Michael Brown, the young black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer sparked days of racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, are calling for a “day of silence” Monday when thousands are expected to attend Brown’s funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis.
After serving 24 years of a life sentence in a maximum-security Pennsylvania prison for a 1990 arson-murder conviction, a New York man was freed on bail. Continue reading