Friday, February 23, 2018

After 15 years, last artifacts of 9/11 have been given away

Behind the barbed wire, the white minivan's busted windows and crumpled roof hint at its story. But forklifted to this windblown spot on the John F. Kennedy International Airport tarmac, between a decommissioned 727 and an aircraft hangar, it's doubtful passing drivers notice it at all.

FBI couldn’t access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

The FBI hasn’t been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications.

Arizona House panel OKs bill allowing refusal of refugees

In Georgia, Attorney General Sam Olens told Governor Deal that refugees couldn't be blocked. But,tempers flared Wednesday as an Arizona House panel passed a measure prompted by the Paris terror attacks that would allow the state to refuse to help resettle refugees if it can't ensure they have been properly screened and vetted for risks.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media

Expansion work closes busiest US-Mexico border crossing

Detoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound cars.

US orders families of consulate workers in Istanbul to leave

While the consulate employees will stay, the families have been asked to leave after mounting threats from terrorists. Americans have also been urged to avoid travel to the country - especially the southern portion - if at all possible.

King’s words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death

Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires.

Class-action suit challenges US government’s watch list

The no-fly list and the larger, broader terrorist watch list have been the subject of numerous lawsuits, which have been successful to varying degrees

US calls mysterious health ailments in Cuba ‘attacks

rather than merely incidents. The State Department is warning Americans to stay away from Cuba as it orders home more than half its diplomatic corps.

AP: Across US, police officers misuse confidential databases

Law enforcement officials have taken steps to try to limit abuse, though they say of no foolproof safeguard.