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Family Sues Two Virginia Officers, Accuses Excessive Force

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia family has filed a lawsuit against two police officers who the group claim unjustifiably attacked them while responding to a car crash in 2019. In the lawsuit, Elder Chacon, Brenda Samayoa and their 12-year-old …

Portland Protesters Gassed After Setting Fire at Courthouse

PORTLAND, Ore. — Protesters outside Portland’s U.S. courthouse set a fire in the building’s entryway early Monday in yet another night of conflict with federal agents who repeatedly tear gassed the demonstrators to drive them away, officials said. Authorities over …

Blackbeard’s Ship Case About Images Returns to Trial Court

RALEIGH, N.C.– A treasure hunter who accuses the state of North Carolina of misusing his images from Blackbeard’s flagship says he’ll ask for 10 times the damages he originally sought, now that a court ruling has come down in his …

Black Guest Ousted from Doubletree Hotel Sues for $10M

PORTLAND, Ore. — A hotel guest whose lawyers say he was ousted from a DoubleTree hotel in Oregon for “calling his mother while black” from his cellphone in the hotel lobby is seeking $10 million in a lawsuit. The lawsuit …

Crime App Citizen Draws 1 Million New Yorkers and Some Controversy

One afternoon in late October 2017, hundreds of students from the elite Avenues private school in Manhattan were loaded onto buses, ready to head home. Suddenly, school principal Abby Brody got a disturbing smartphone alert. The crime-tracking app Citizen buzzed …

Tech Center Puts Doorbell, License-Plate Cams in Focus

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Ring video showed a blonde woman with a chest tattoo checking whether a homeowner’s front door was unlocked. She walked away and out of sight seconds later, but that short video of a stranger on …

How to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer on Roads

It’s a big question for many people in traffic-dense cities like Los Angeles: When will self-driving cars arrive? But following a series of high-profile accidents in the United States, safety issues could bring the autonomous dream to a screeching halt. …

CSB Releases Video of Deadly West Virginia Chemical Leak

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a video depicting a deadly chemical leak at a DuPont plant in Belle last year and said Thursday the final investigation report should remind every manufacturer to make safety a priority. The report formalizes …

Video Surveillance Center Set to Open in Atlanta, Georgia

A state-of-the-art video monitoring center is scheduled to open this week in Atlanta, police said. The downtown video integration center is funded by a mix of private donations and public money, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Already, it has given Atlanta …

Lawyers for Man Shot by Maine Police Post Video

The attorneys for a Maine man shot by police have posted video of the shooting online as part of an effort to show Portland officers had no reason to fire at him. The website was created by Jonathan Mitchell’s legal …