June 9, 2011
It’s getting harder for tech-savvy drivers to pinpoint the locations of police drunken-driving checkpoints: Apple will ban from its online store future applications that inform users of checkpoint locations not publicized by police.
The move comes three months after four Democratic U.S. senators — Charles Schumer of New York, Harry Reid of Nevada, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Tom Udall of New Mexico — asked three smartphone manufacturers to quit selling such downloadable apps or to remove the DUI checkpoint function.
Article: USA TODAY
CHICAGO – A prison chaplain has been charged in an alleged scheme to help imprisoned Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese, who is serving a life sentence for 13 murders, recover a valuable violin reportedly hidden in a Wisconsin house to keep the government from selling it, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
Catholic priest Eugene Klein, 62, of Springfield, Mo., was indicted late Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and attempting to prevent seizure of Calabrese’s personal property, the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said.
Article: The Associated Press
(CNN) — On the job for barely three months, the new police chief of Ciudad Juarez — the globally recognized hotspot in Mexico’s drug wars — predicts bold changes in his new border home.
Juarez will be pacified in the year ahead and public confidence will return by 2012, said Julian Leyzaola, who officially carries the title of secretary of municipal public safety.
It’s the kind of comment one would expect from a man who made his reputation wrangling another border city, Tijuana, under control. But in an exclusive interview with CNN, he sat calmly with a chocolate milk in his hand.
(CNN) — A North Carolina man could face up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal terrorism conspiracy charge, according to prosecutors.
Zakariya Boyd entered a guilty plea on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Raleigh, North Carolina, the U.S. Attorney’s office said in a statement.
Boyd, 22, is one of eight defendants, including his father and brother, who were indicted in 2009 on charges of conspiring to provide money, transportation, training and other resources to jihadist recruits.
(CNN) — Police have executed a search warrant at the apartment complex where a missing Indiana University student lives, and authorities acknowledged Wednesday that they are becoming increasingly concerned about her safety.
“We believe that the chances are very great that there was foul play” in the disappearance of 20-year-old Lauren Spierer, Bloomington Police Department Lt. Bill Parker said at a news conference Wednesday morning.
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