Global Positioning System

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Keys Bureau, Andy Newman)

Nyad plans to meet with swimmers doubting her feat

MIAMI (AP) — Diana Nyad is planning to meet with members of the marathon swimming community who are skeptical about her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, her team said Monday. Since Nyad finished her […]

09/09/2013

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Convicts required to wear GPS went unsupervised

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – A memo from Orange County probation officials shows that more than a dozen convicts required to wear GPS units were left unsupervised for days. The Orange County Register reported late […]

08/03/2013

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Some ankle bracelet alarms go unchecked

Three decades after they were introduced as a crime-fighting tool, electronic ankle bracelets used to track an offender’s whereabouts have proliferated so much that officials are struggling to handle an avalanche of monitoring alerts that […]

07/29/2013

Meshael Alayban, Saudi Arabian national arrested on charges of Human Trafficking, City of Irvine, California Police Department handout. (AP Photo)

Saudi princess charged with US human trafficking

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Suitcase in hand, a 30-year-old domestic worker from Kenya flagged down a bus in California and told a passenger she had been held against her will and believed she was […]

07/11/2013

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UK police to track dementia patients using GPS

LONDON (AP) — A British police force is hoping to save time and money by giving a few dementia patients GPS tracking devices, a move condemned by some campaigners as “barbaric.” Last week, Sussex police […]

05/01/2013

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Beleaguered caregivers getting help from apps

NEW YORK (AP) — A variety of online tools and apps are catering to people who care for friends and relatives who have Alzheimer’s, autism and other illnesses. Autistic youngsters are learning to communicate using iPads. A new app can help with medications.

04/21/2013

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Apple buys WiFi-location startup

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has bought WiFiSLAM, a startup that has been developing a way to use WiFi hotspots to help smartphones navigate large indoor spaces, like stores, airports and conference centers.

03/25/2013

Gas tax revenue down, officials eye mileage levy

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Carpooling, higher fuel economy, hybrids and electric cars may be good for the environment, but they’re bad for government transportation funding, which relies on gasoline and diesel taxes.

01/18/2013

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Judge denies bond motions in Trayvon Martin case

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – A Florida judge has denied defense requests to end 24-hour GPS monitoring of George Zimmerman while he is out on bond in the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Judge […]

12/11/2012

Personal safety? There's an app for that (audio)

If you were in trouble, who would be the first person you’d call? The second? What if you could notify your top five emergency contacts with a text and GPS location? A new smartphone app, […]

10/31/2012

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