Former slave Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on $20 bill

Courtesy Dawn News WASHINGTON: Celebrated former slave Harriet Tubman will replace the late president Andrew Jackson on the $20 banknote, the first time an African-American has appeared on US currency, a Treasury official said Wednesday. The Treasury is expected to announce a long-awaited redesign of the $10 bill, which is also expected to feature depictions…

Apple received 30,000 data queries from security agencies in 2015, says report

Courtesy Dawn News WASHINGTON: Apple received some 30,000 data requests from law enforcement agencies globally in the second half of 2015, and provided information in a majority of cases, the company’s latest transparency report showed. In the report released late Monday, Apple said it provided some data in 80 per cent of the 4,000 request…

Three days after Ecuador quake, hopes for survivors dwindle

Courtesy Dawn News PEDERNALES: Earthquake-stricken Ecuador faced the grim reality of recovering more bodies than survivors as rescue efforts moved into a third day on Tuesday and the death toll climbed over 400 in the poor South American country. Praying for miracles, desperate family members beseeched rescue teams to find their missing loved ones as…

US politicians support move to sue Saudis over 9/11

Courtesy Dawn News WASHINGTON: Two leading US presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, on Monday backed a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue governments whose nationals were involved in the attack. Although the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, approved by the Senate’s judiciary committee last month, does not specifically…