January 24, 2020

Multiple deaths, several injured after shooting in Germany, police say

iStock/pavalena(BERLIN) -- Multiple people are dead and several injured after a shooting in the German town of Rot am See on Friday, local police told ABC News. The authorities are still responding to the shooting, although a suspect has been arrested, local police said. The initial information available to the authorities suggests that the victims and the suspect knew each other and there's no indication more suspects were involved. Police were called to the scene of the shooting, in a bui..
January 24, 2020

US warns against travel to Chinese province as coronavirus death toll rises

narvikk/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department is warning Americans not to enter China's Hubei province due to the coronavirus, as Chinese authorities announced Thursday that the death toll from the virus has gone up. The U.S. is also pulling out most of its diplomats and their families from the consulate general in Wuhan, the Hubei city of 11 million where cases of the new virus were first discovered. The State Department issued a new travel advisory late Thursday, declaring the H..
January 24, 2020

Controversial facial recognition technology being rolled out by London police

gynane/iStock(LONDON) -- Facial recognition technology is set to be rolled out across London by the Metropolitan Police Service beginning Friday, despite concerns over the technology’s effectiveness and objections from privacy advocates. The use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) technology will be “intelligence-led and deployed to specific locations” and will be used to help tackle “serious crime,” police said in a statement. The technology would not be used to take over from traditional policin..
January 24, 2020

Libyan man sentenced to 19 years in Benghazi attacks

DanHenson1/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A Libyan man was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison on Thursday for his role in the 2012 terrorist attack on two U.S. government facilities in Benghazi that killed four Americans. Mustafa al-Imam, 47, was captured in Libya in October 2017 and subsequently brought to the United States to face trial in federal court in Washington, D.C. Following a six-week trial last year, al-Imam was convicted by a jury in June of one count of conspiracy to provide materia..