WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

ACLU To Testify Against Maryland Cell Phone Tracking Bill

Play associated audio

Officials from the American Civil Liberties Union want Maryland lawmakers to oppose legislation that will allow police to obtain cell phone tracking information without a search warrant, according to the Associated Press.

The civil liberties group will testify in front of the State House Judiciary Committee Tuesday. ACLU officials want law enforcement to obtain a search warrant based upon probable cause before accessing this information.

Mobile phones register their location with cell phone networks several times a minute, and the ACLU argues that knowing a person's location over time can invade his or her privacy.

NPR

Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adaptation of the darkly comic, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
NPR

Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant

As news of the closing rippled far beyond the deli's home turf in Manhattan Friday, hundreds of people responded with sadness and disbelief.
NPR

The VA Will Now Pay For Fertility Treatment For Wounded Vets

Congress has reversed a law passed in 1992 that prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from paying for IVF for veterans and their families, after mounting political pressure.
NPR

The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.