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Edward J Markey

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  • Internet privacy: Lawmakers offer new proposals allowing consumers to stop online tracking

     
    The push for new laws to protect online privacy -- particularly the ability of websites to track people's movements across the Internet -- gained momentum Friday as key lawmakers said they would propose new legislation. Senate Commerce Committee...
  • Facebook under scrutiny for face-recognition feature from privacy group, lawmakers [Updated]

     
    Facebook's new facial-recognition feature is getting some unwelcome recognition, for the company, from a prominent privacy group and lawmakers in the U.S. and European Union. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, based in Washington D.C., said on...
  • More oil diverted to ship, but damage from slick spreads

    More oil diverted to ship, but damage from slick spreads
    The increased flow of oil diverted from a blown well to a ship offered a glimmer of hope that the spill in the Gulf of Mexico was slowly being contained, but concerns grew Sunday as resources to protect the coastline were stretched thin and wildlife...
  • Saving the Amazon may be the most cost-effective way to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Saving the Amazon may be the most cost-effective way to cut greenhouse gas emissions
    An hour outside Manaus, the Amazon's biggest city, the blackened remains of a virgin forest smolder. Chain saws whine. And Jonas Mendes tosses logs, one after another, into his kiln. "I know it's wrong to cut down the trees," said Mendes, 48, sweat...
  • Friends rally to Kennedy's side

    Stricken with a cancerous brain tumor in the autumn of his storied political career, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was facing a daunting treatment regimen with "good spirits," his doctors here said Tuesday, while his family and political friends struggled with...
  • The wireless trap

    The wireless trap
    Raul Martinez's cellphone plan offered free roaming for calls to anywhere in the United States and Canada. So when the 50-year-old resident of East Hollywood took a two-week vacation north of the border last summer, he assumed he had nothing to worry...
  • Weekend Talk Shows: President Obama is interviewed on '60 Minutes'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 13 - 19, in PDF format This week's TV Movies TODAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Nobel Peace Prize; global warming:......
  • Gulf oil spill: Spill rate could be more than 10 times previous estimate, BP says [UPDATED]

     
    BP officials Tuesday told congressional representatives that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could grow at a rate more than 10 times current estimates in a worst-case scenario — greatly enlarging the potential scope of the disaster. A handful of......
  • Gulf oil spill: Congress wants independent panel with subpoena power

     
    On Capitol Hill, a pair of Democratic lawmakers proposed creating an independent commission with subpoena power to investigate the causes of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and to recommend measures to prevent similar disasters. A......
  • Gulf oil spill: Markey mocks Palin's 'drill baby drill' mantra

     
    In his opening statement for the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, which is looking into the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), took a swipe at the "Drill......
  • Gulf oil spill: New BP spill video released [Updated]

     
    Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) released new video of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: The first video is from May 8, from the main riser pipe leak, before any intervention. The second video is from two days......
  • Gulf oil spill: Props, poetry mark congressional presentations

     
    Televised congressional hearings on BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill have featured several props and a bit of poetic license. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.) brought the permit for the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) held......