Portland officials pass strict ban on facial recognition systems

Portland officials pass strict ban on facial recognition systems

Portland’s officials first revealed that they were working on the bill back in November 2019, and that if the bill passes, it will be the first to prohibit private businesses from deploying facial recognition systems. The legislation other cities approved in the past weren’t as strict: San Francisco’s ban, for instance, only applies to the … Read more

Yankees can exhale — for one night, at least

Yankees can exhale — for one night, at least

BUFFALO — For a change, it was hard to hear Aaron Boone as he settled behind the microphone and in front of the Zoom camera. For a change, you could hear strands of loud music bleeding though the walls of the visiting clubhouse at Sahlen Field, the sure sign that a baseball game had gone, … Read more

Three people dead and several injured in California’s Bear Fire

Three people dead and several injured in California's Bear Fire

Three people were killed and several others were injured in California’s Bear Fire, which is currently ripping through Butte County. Two of the victims were found together, while a third was found at a different location, Butte County Sheriff Kory L. Honea said during a Wednesday news briefing. “We are still in the process of … Read more

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Steve Nash addresses ‘white privilege’ critiques of Nets hire

Steve Nash addresses 'white privilege' critiques of Nets hire

Steve Nash saw the questions coming as clearly as he used to see passing lanes. In his first appearance as Nets coach, he was fielding questions about white privilege and whether he jumped the line of qualified assistants. And replacing black interim coach Jacque Vaughn at the helm of a star-studded contender, despite never spending … Read more

Coronavirus wreaks tricks and treating on NYC Halloween

Coronavirus wreaks tricks and treating on NYC Halloween

The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on Halloween in the Big Apple, not only scuttling the beloved Greenwich Village parade, but ruining other longstanding traditions — and scaring many parents into keeping trick-or-treaters at home. Hells Kitchen’s 1,600-ghoul “Monster Ball,” the city’s biggest Halloween party, is canceled, given the 25-percent capacity limit. “It’s not worth … Read more

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