Former ByteDance executive says Chinese Communist Party tracked Hong Kong protesters via data

HONG KONG (AP) - A former executive at ByteDance, the Chinese company which owns the popular short-video app TikTok, says in a legal filing that some members of the ruling Communist Party used data held by the company to identify and locate protesters in Hong Kong.

UK government to remove China-made cameras Chinese-built surveillance cameras will be removed from central government sites in the UK.
UK government to remove China-made surveillance cameras

The UK will remove all Chinese-made surveillance equipment in a bid to protect sensitive central government sites from potential national security threats.

Voices from the violent civil rights era see attacks on voting rights as part of ongoing struggle

They are part of a small, vanishing group who lived at the epicenter of the struggle for voting rights six decades ago, an era driven by segregation, violence and the yearning for equality that eventually led to laws bringing the U.S. closer to its promise of democracy for all its citizens.

What happens to papal power when a pope is unconscious? Nothing

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis’ three-hour surgery Wednesday raised a question about what happens to papal power when a pope is unconscious or otherwise incapacitated and cannot lead the Catholic Church.

Minibus crash kills 25 people, including nine children, in northern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A minibus crash in northern Afghanistan killed 25 people, including nine children and 12 women, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Black workers at California Tesla factory allege rampant racism, seek class-action status

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tesla may face a class-action lawsuit after 240 Black factory workers in California described rampant racism and discrimination at the electric automaker's San Francisco Bay Area plant, including frequent use of racial slurs and references to the manufacturing site as a plantation or slave ship.

Prosecutor: Deputy could have stopped Parkland school shooting but chose to take cover

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida sheriff's deputy at the scene of the Parkland school shooting is on trial over whether he failed to take action and prevent the deaths of six of the 17 people killed in the 2018 massacre.