(NEW YORK) — The United Nations Human Rights chief on Wednesday called for a moratorium on the sale of and use of artificial intelligence technology that poses human rights risks -- including the state use of facial recognition software -- until adequate safeguards are... Read More.
(HONOLULU) -- Many local Hawaiians have been asking tourists to stop visiting the islands during the pandemic, and the governor is now echoing their calls. "It is a risky time to be traveling right now," Gov. David Ige said at a press conference on Monday.... Read More.
Neil Young has announced that he's decided not to perform at the Farm Aid 2021 festival scheduled for September 25 at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, citing his concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a message posted on
Disability advocates and elected officials are calling on the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee to rethink its policies after a Paralympic gold medalist swimmer was denied a request to have a care assistant travel with her to Tokyo due to COVID-19 restrictions. Becca Meyers'... Read More.
Just when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences thought -- or maybe, hoped -- this year's Emmys would be back to normal, comes a new pandemic cancellation. In a statement, the organization behind the awards show noted that for the second year in a... Read More.
By PETE MADDEN, ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) -- Former NFL players Kevin Henry and Najeh Davenport are seeking to intervene in the upcoming court-ordered mediation between the NFL and the class counsel representing former players in the league's landmark concussion settlement program,... Read More.
By JOHN PARKINSON and BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Just days after last week's riot, Republicans are decrying new metal detectors Capitol Police placed outside the doors to the House of Representatives chamber as a violation of their Second Amendment... Read More.
By VICTOR ORDONEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration implemented new economic pressure on China over alleged human rights abuses Wednesday -- banning imports from a cotton distributor based in Xinjiang province.The U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office... Read More.
By LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN and OLIVIA RUBIN, ABC News(SPOKANE, Wash.) -- A federal judge in Washington State ordered the U.S. Postal Service to halt a set of controversial cost-cutting changes imposed earlier this year by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, handing a... Read More.
By LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- With only two months until ballots are tallied, the intelligence community informed lawmakers that it would cease in-person election security briefings, citing concern over "unauthorized disclosures of sensitive information.""For clarity and to... Read More.
By LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- After reports surfaced in the past week of postal workers removing those iconic blue mail collection boxes from street corners in multiple states, the U.S. Postal Service said it will halt further removals for... Read More.
By QUINN OWEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A federal judge in New York temporarily blocked the Trump administration from carrying out two rules that bar immigrants from living in the U.S. if officials believe they will use too many public... Read More.