Drones on patrol along border with Mexico

Drones on patrol along border with Mexico

The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border. It represents a significant departure from a decades-old approach that emphasizes […]

Another setback for privacy advocates

Judge rules police don't have to disclose records from the millions of plates they scan

Another setback for privacy advocates

A California judge’s initial ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San Diego area via license plate scans was the second legal setback within a month for privacy advocates. The tentative decision issued Thursday upheld the right […]

Americans uneasy about border-crossing children

More than half, 52 percent, say children are fleeing gang violence

Americans uneasy about border-crossing children

Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally. The new poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no […]