boston may install 'gunshot-detection system'
from boston globe: Boston city councilors, law enforcement officials, and community leaders are pressing City Hall to come up with $1.5 million to buy a promising acoustic gunshot-detection system... Similar gunshot-detection systems are already being used by police in a number of US cities in addition to Chicago, including Minneapolis; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; Oakland, Calif.; Gary, Ind.; Charleston, S.C.; and Rochester, N.Y.
UN investigated over 300 for sex abuse
from newsday: The United Nations has investigated more than 300 members of U.N. peacekeeping missions for alleged sexual exploitation and abuse during the past three years and more than half were fired or sent home, according to a senior U.N. official.
new passport rules to take effect
from burlington free press: In 2 1/2 weeks, air travelers to and from Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean will need a passport to cross the U.S. border.... In the spring, all U.S citizens applying for a passport will receive an electronic version that's embedded with a "smart" chip designed to thwart forgery.