• U.S. consumer watchdog wants partial ban on arbitration clauses

    Banks and credit card companies would not be allowed to force customers to sign away their legal rights to take part in class action lawsuits, under a proposed U.S. regulation that is likely to draw ire from Wall Street. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Wednesday the proposal marked…

  • Private database lets police skirt license plate data limits

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For years, police nationwide have used patrol car-mounted scanners to automatically photograph and log the whereabouts of peoples' cars, uploading the images into databases they've used to identify suspects in crimes from theft to murder.

    Associated Press
  • USDA preps new dietary guidelines: Big changes to come?

    Should the environmental impact of a food source be factored into the US Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines? “We will remain within the scope of our mandate ... which is to provide nutritional and dietary information,” writes USDA’s Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • VW says will detail refit plan today: Transport Ministry

    Volkswagen has assured the German Transport Ministry that it will meet Wednesday's deadline to spell out plans on how to make its diesel vehicles comply with emissions laws, a spokesman for the ministry ...

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    Fed up Sheriff Paul Babeu is running for Congress

    Pinal County Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu discusses why he decided to run for Congress.

    Fox Business Videos
  • Compromises: For the first time, residential developers...

    For the first time, residential developers will have to pay transit impact fees on new development thanks to a proposal that passed through the city's Land Use and Economic Development Committee yesterday. But the rates won't be nearly as high...

    Curbed San Francisco
  • Drone startup issued biggest fine ever for flying without permission

    The Federal Aviation Administration has fined drone startup SkyPan for flying without permits.

  • Officials Want to Accelerate New Hudson River Tunnel Plans

    Over the last few months, momentum has been growing for a new trans-Hudson River train tunnel, and it seems like things are actually going to start happening. The Times reports that federal transportation secretary Anthony Foxx said officials are...

    Curbed New York
  • CFPB may let you sue your bank instead of going to arbitration

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is weighing rules that could allow customers to sue financial firms over disputes

  • Government tests technology to find illegal drone operators

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has signed an agreement to test technology that could locate the operators of small drones that are flying illegally near airports, as the government tries to crack down on near-collisions with manned aircraft.

    Associated Press
  • Sheriff's Deputy Gently Cradles Baby Girl on the Side of the Road After Crash

    After the image was shared online on Tuesday, Deputy Ric Lindley, was lauded for his tenderness towards the tot.

    Inside Edition
  • 'I'm not John Boehner': McCarthy asserts difference in his campaign for speaker

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is promising conservative GOP lawmakers that “I’m not John Boehner” as he seeks their support to replace Boehner as speaker. McCarthy and his two Republican rivals for the speaker’s job took turns meeting behind closed doors Tuesday night with a coalition of…

    Yahoo News Digest
  • Meat wins: Sustainability won’t factor into the US government’s new dietary guidelines

    This post has been updated. The US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services have just announced that sustainability won’t be considered as a factor when it issues its influential dietary guidelines—known as DGAs—later this year, over-ruling recommendations of an expert advisory…

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    Harris Co. deputy opens fire on suspect in NW Harris Co.

    A Harris County Sheriff's deputy opened fire on a man who reportedly kicked in the door of the deputy's apartment in northwest Harris County.

    KTRK – Houston
  • Planned Parenthood Pursues Class Action Suit Against Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct 6 (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood has sought class action status for its Medicaid patients in Arkansas after a U.S. judge ordered the state to continue payments to three women who challenged Arkansas' move to halt payments to the organization.The filing in federal court in…

    Huffington Post
  • In Cuba, U.S. commerce secretary promotes private sector

    By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker told Cuban officials on Wednesday that Washington wants to promote the Communist country's nascent private sector to maximize trade and build on newly restored diplomatic relations. Only the second cabinet-level U.S.…

  • DC mayor announces settlement in Exelon, Pepco merger

    Power companies Exelon and Pepco have negotiated a settlement with District of Columbia officials on a proposed merger. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the settlement Tuesday. Bowser says that in addition ...

    Associated Press
  • The Biden Decision and the Biden Legacy

    Recovering a legacy is no easy feat. Just ask Al Gore. The most active Vice President in history, at that point, Al Gore was the point person on some of the Clinton administration's most successful efforts, like Reinventing Government, to pushing through some of its more controversial policies,…

    Huffington Post
  • State upholds decision denying Indiana Dunes liquor license

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials have upheld a decision denying a liquor license to a politically connected developer who won a contract to bring a restaurant, bar and banquet hall to lakefront state park property lining Indiana's towering dunes.

    Associated Press