Martin Kaste

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How Hijacked Cellphone Numbers Can Be Security Risks

Friday, October 25, 2019

People have come to rely on cellphones to help confirm their identities online. Security experts say that's motivating scammers to try to hijack people's phone numbers.


What The Killing Of A Fort Worth Woman Says About Police Training

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson in her home has renewed questions about why some police officers seem too quick to shoot, and why the issues continue, despite efforts to improve training.


During Call To Ukraine President, Trump Disparages A U.S. Ambassador

Thursday, September 26, 2019

When President Trump fired the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine this past spring, it was at the urging of conservative media. We reconstruct how and why she was called home.


Democratic Presidential Candidates Disagree On Mandatory Gun Buyback

Friday, September 13, 2019

Calls for a mandatory buyback of semi-automatic rifles during the Democratic presidential debate wasn't embraced by all candidates. It also raises questions about just how feasible such a move would be.


There's A Continued Uptick In Violent Crime, According To Federal Survey

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The federal government on Tuesday released the annual National Crime Victimization Survey. The 2018 data show a big jump in reports of sexual assault and rape.


Department Of Homeland Security Facing Lawsuit Over Use Of GPS Tracking Along Border

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Supreme Court says police need a warrant before tracking people with GPS — but that rule isn't being followed at the border. Privacy activists are suing the government to find out the extent.


Trump Visits El Paso In Aftermath Of Shooting That Left 22 Dead

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

President Trump visits El Paso, Texas, Wednesday to offer sympathy after 22 people were killed at a Walmart on Saturday. Local officials and others have asked the president not to come.


Debate Over Policing Free Speech Intensifies As 8chan Struggles To Stay Online

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

The future of Internet forum 8chan is in doubt after the El Paso shooter allegedly posted anti-immigrant manifesto there. It's the latest in a bitter debate over who gets to police free speech.


Police Continue To Investigate El Paso Shooting As Death Toll Rises To 22

Monday, August 05, 2019

Authorities in El Paso, Texas, say the death toll from Saturday's shooting increased to 22. Investigators there are trying to understand what happened.


24 Hours In Dayton And El Paso

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Two shootings hours apart in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas left 29 people dead and dozens injured.


Capital One Data Breach Exposes Over 100 Million Customers

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

An alleged hacker has been charged in connection with the breach. Authorities in Seattle say she is alleged to have hacked credit scores, balances, income information and social security numbers.


New Study Says White Police Officers Are Not More Likely To Shoot Minority Suspects

Friday, July 26, 2019

A new peer-reviewed study of fatal police shootings says that white officers are not more likely to shoot and kill minority suspects. Critics contend it doesn't address racial disparities by police.


Federal Government Plans To Resume Death Penalty After 20-Year Hiatus

Friday, July 26, 2019

The federal government says it will begin executing death row inmates in December, the first since 2003. Families of victims mostly support the move, but there are some concerns.


Seattle Faces Backlash After Easing Up On Punishing Crimes Involving Mental Illness

Friday, July 12, 2019

Some prosecutors are less inclined to seek jail time for offenses committed by people with mental illness or drug problems. But public frustration is growing in Seattle.


Criminal Justice Overhaul Sparks Backlash In Seattle

Friday, July 05, 2019

Seattle's progressive approach to prosecuting homeless people who commit serious crimes is creating a backlash. Many want more aggressive prosecutions of violent mentally ill people.


Offensive Social Media Posts By Police Lead To Internal Investigations In Several Cities

Friday, June 21, 2019

A scandal over racist and violent social media posts by police officers has led to investigations in several cities. What's the damage to public trust, and how much free speech should cops have?


Whale Watchers Accused Of Loving Endangered Orcas To Death

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The question of whether boat-based watching tours are really harmless has become more urgent in Washington state, where Southern Resident killer whales have been declining since the 1990s.


Heavily Armed Gunman Shot Dead Outside Federal Courthouse In Dallas

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Authorities identified the gunman as a 22-year-old Army veteran. Police have not released a motive for the shooting in which no one else was injured.


Do Extended Magazines Facilitate Mass Shootings?

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Virginia Beach is the latest mass shooting involving a weapon equipped with a high-capacity ammunition magazine, which some gun safety groups would like to restrict.


The Role Extended Magazines Are Playing In The Gun Control Debate

Monday, June 03, 2019

The gunman in Virginia Beach had large capacity magazines with him during Friday's shooting. Gun control groups would like to restrict those accessories, saying they're too useful for mass shooters.