Senate puts focus on specter of ‘innovation war’ between US, China
The U.S. patent system is “under attack” by China and other interests looking to sidestep intellectual property rights, Congressman Darrell Issa told the House’s legal panel in a hearing Wednesday.
AI experts warn against abdicating regulation to Big Tech
When it comes to advancements in artificial intelligence technology and its integration into everyday life, “the genie is out of the bottle,” and Congress should act now to regulate it, a panel of experts told the House Oversight Committee.
Memphis police face federal probe after death of Tyre Nichols
The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it is opening a review into the Memphis Police Department after five officers were charged with murder for beating a man to death during a traffic stop.
Post-Breonna Taylor probe finds pattern of police misconduct in Louisville
The Louisville Metro Police Department systematically abused and used excessive force against Black people in the years leading up to the killing of Breonna Taylor in 2020, according to the findings of a Justice Department investigation published Wednesday.
Critics say bills to slow influx of foster children in Georgia ignore root causes
While a slate of proposed legislation in Georgia aims to prevent the separation of families, child welfare advocates argue more needs to be done to combat the primary reason kids enter foster care: poverty.
Mother of oligarch known as Putin’s chef ducks EU sanctions
The link between the founder of the Russian paramilitary organization Wagner Group and his 83-year-old mother is not sufficient enough to justify sanctions against her, an EU court ruled Wednesday.
Pro-Ukrainian group said to have carried out Nord Stream sabotage
American and European officials say there is evidence a pro-Ukrainian saboteur group blew up the Nord Stream pipelines last September in an effort to hurt Russia, according to American and German news reports.
Dutch court rejects call to eliminate role of king in judiciary
A court in The Hague has dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the Dutch judicial system is unfair because of the country’s king, calling the complaint “short-sighted.”
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