Evening Update Wed Oct. 8

Panoramic photo of melting ice caps,

Ice Caps Melting (New York Times)

Wahid Lodin

The nation’s criminal justice system is being overhauled, and judges will have the discretion to give lighter sentences to non-violent drug offenders.

Google launches a program to provide new ways to keep smartphones online, while lowering the cost for streaming video.

The interaction of a warming climate with a growing and shifting population could subject more people to sweltering conditions.

Law enforcement is increasingly using G-P-S trackers on suspect’s vehicles or possessions, raising many questions from legal experts.

Nearly 75 percent of teen daters say they spend time texting daily with their partner.

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