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African-American Abrams leads charge as women advance in U.S. midterms

(Reuters) – Democratic voters in Georgia nominated a candidate on Tuesday who could make history as the first African-American female governor in the United States. FILE PHOTO: Stacey Abrams, running for the Democratic primary for Georgia’s 2018 governor’s race, speaks at a Young Democrats of Cobb County meeting as she campaigns in Cobb County, Georgia, […]

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ACLU wants Amazon to stop selling facial recognition to the police

Elizabeth Weise USA TODAY Published 10:39 p.m. UTC May 22, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO – Two years ago, Amazon built a facial and image recognition product that allows customers to cheaply and quickly search a database of images and look for matches. One of the groups it targeted as potential users of this service was law enforcement.  […]

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Could Democrats take Virginia’s 7th district?

FOUR years after he defeated Eric Cantor, then the second most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives, in the primary for Virginia’s 7th congressional district, Dave Brat (pictured) has himself become the target of an uprising. National Democrats, energised by voters’ distaste for President Donald Trump, have their sights on the seat, which was […]

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MS-13 gang member known as ‘Animal’ sentenced to 40 years in prison over killing of 15-year-old boy

A member of the notorious MS-13 street gang known as “Animal,” who admitted to the 2015 killing of a teenage boy in Massachusetts, was sentenced to 40 years in prison, officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts announced that 23-year-old Joel Martinez, who went by the street name of “Animal,” will be subject to deportation […]

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