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Virginia trying to put brakes on ride-sharing services
Say you leave a bar in Clarendon, Virginia, on a Saturday night. You don't want to walk home, the Metro is closed, and you can't find a cab. There are smartphone apps that will call you a car at the touch of a button.
Court strikes down abortion clinic buffer zones
The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down protest-free buffer zones around abortion clinics in Massachusetts as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech.
But Chief Justice John Roberts' ruling was a narrow one, pointing out that other states and cities had found less intrusive ways to both protect women entering clinics and accommodate the First Amendment rights of those opposed to abortion.
VIDEO: Police say thief forgets to log off Facebook while robbing home
A Minnesota man was jailed after he logged on to Facebook from a home he broke into, then forgot to log out.
Mobile web siphoning revenue from U.S. cities as landlines fade
Tweeting, Facebooking, Skyping smartphone users are costing U.S. states and cities revenue as taxes rooted in old-fashioned telephone service fail to keep up with the Internet era.
SCOTUS requires warrant for cell phone searches
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that police must obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a cell phone seized from someone who has been arrested.
An exception is a true emergency situation.
The decision stems from the case Riley v. California., and the case from what began as a routine traffic stop.
In the incident, David Leon Riley, the petitioner, was stopped for traffic violations, which eventually led to his arrest on weapons charges, according to court records. An officer searching Riley’s vehicles seized a cell phone from his pocket.
Bye, bye Barresi
Loud applause and a cry of “We did it! We did it!” filled a room in northwest Oklahoma City as supporters of Tulsa businesswoman Joy Hofmeister learned she’d taken the Republican Party’s nomination for state superintendent of public instruction.
Hofmeister’s more than 55 percent of the statewide vote Tuesday gave her a clean victory in a three-way race, with no need for a run-off, and represented a crushing defeat of incumbent Superintendent Janet Barresi.
Elementary school teacher charged with killing boyfriend
A special education teacher remained jailed in Tennessee on Monday, charged with the shooting death of her boyfriend of eight years, investigators said.
Tornado touches down near Indianapolis
A band of storms containing heavy rains, lightning and gusting winds spawned at least one tornado near Indianapolis Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
Supreme Court affirms part of EPA’s greenhouse gas
Consumers likely will have higher utility bills due to a court decision that places conditions on EPA power plant regulations, but just how high is not yet known, a local administrator said.
Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 ruling gives the U.S Environmental Protection Agency conditional authority to require greenhouse gas controls on large stationary sources of pollution such as power plants. The court put limits on the agency, however, in trying to expand its regulatory power to other entities that could emit greenhouse gases such as shopping centers and schools.
Scientists exposed to anthrax as U.S. lab procedures break down
About 75 scientists may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria in government labs after the material was mishandled while being used in experiments, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
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