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The massive utility anticipates it will move about 10,000 miles of electric lines underground to reduce the likelihood of destructive wildfires in Northern California. No clear timeline has been given.
Supporting one — voting rights or election security — doesn't mean the other must be tossed to the side. Political parties and the media have created a false narrative that threatens to further divide the country.
Although the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is working to automate gun registrations, gun advocates have filed another legal complaint about the slowness of registration.
A new law requires all officers to wear cameras, along with related employees, such as Department of Correction probation officers and investigators in the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families.
The U.S., along with the U.K. and other countries, have stated that individuals tied to China's government performed the Microsoft Exchange hack earlier in 2021. China vigorously denies the accusation.
Experts say electric vehicle batteries can catch fire, release hazardous gases or even explode under certain conditions. Such dangers have inspired a national conversation about how to deal with EVs after accidents.
The company has been growing very quickly, reaching its Series D and operating in 40 states within four years of its founding. With a mountain of cash at its disposal, it plans on growing further.
Various civil rights organizations, including Color of Change and the Anti-Defamation League, are asking the Democrat-controlled White House and Congress to put an end to hate speech and misinformation on social media.
A now-deactivated private website published the names, vaccination details and other personal information of almost 5,000 employees of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters have demanded an investigation.
The U.S. Department of Justice has outlined nine steps for police reform in Portland, Ore., including mandated body cameras for police and civilian supervision of police training.
Yesterday, the California Public Utilities Commission and Uber submitted a $9 million settlement to resolve a dispute about whether the company should share data on riders and drivers who were sexually assaulted.
As more government entities look to adopt facial recognition, concerns have been raised about its potential risks and how the technology might have disproportionate impacts for transgender and nonbinary individuals.
The federal government believes it has identified a group of criminals stationed in Maryland that took millions of dollars from states, particularly California, through unemployment insurance fraud.
Multiple sources have indicated that the Biden administration wants to apprehend ransomware criminals by tracing cryptocurrencies. Some members of Congress are reportedly unimpressed by the overall plan.
Law enforcement uses facial recognition systems with little oversight and, at times, disastrous impact. During a congressional hearing this week, members and experts talked through how new laws could head off greater harm.