A bill meant to help those with developmental disabilities would allow government agencies to locate people with tracking devices, which has some concerned the measure gives the federal government too much authority and power.
In 2008, Kevin Curtis Wills, a 9-year-old boy with autism, jumped into a river near a park and drowned. In 2014, a 14-year-old boy with autism, Avonte Oquendo, left his school and drowned in a river.
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Time For Truth: (Free Beacon) – Bill Would Allow Government to Locate People With Tracking Devices
The US is in the throes of a heroin and opioid epidemic – drug overdose has become the leading cause of accidental death, overtaking traffic accidents.
It is a health crisis with tentacles reaching across the social spectrum. Lorain County, in the state of Ohio, is mostly suburban and middle-class, with a large rural hinterland.
When a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico two years ago, the Energy Department rushed to quell concerns in the Carlsbad desert community and quickly reported progress on resuming operations.
Although the rate of aircraft accidents in 2014 is at a historical low, the loss of AirAsia flight QZ8501 with 162 people on board is likely to result in a significant uptick in the rate of aircraft fatalities compared with the past few years.
Figures from the Bureau of Aircraft Accident Archives put the total number of fatalities for 2014 at 1,320 and assume no passengers on QZ8501 will be found alive. This would make it the the highest annual fatality figure since 2005. The BAAA counts military transport planes and any aircraft capable of carrying six or more passengers.
Robotic pets have been part of the vision for the home of tomorrow since the early 20th century. A family dog who never has to be fed, taken for walks, or ever has any accidents on the carpet. A dog who speaks instead of barks. While that technology is still a bit out of our research, Japanese toy company Sega Toys has created their own version of a mechanical man’s best friend.
Poochie is a small robotic toy that moves and reacts to stimulus, much like a real dog. The pup reacts differently when the person touches different places, like its nose, back and tail. The dog can also connect to an owner’s Nintendo 3DS hand-held gaming system via WiFi. From there, they can download an app to the device that translates their Poochie’s barks into Japanese, play mini-games like racing and skiing. Users can also feed their pet digital food and groom them electronically. The only issue is that without the Nintendo 3DS, half of Poochie’s available functions are unusable, and the gaming system itself is rather expensive.