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  • Sens. Boxer, Feinstein urge end to Time Warner Cable-CBS dispute

    Sens. Boxer, Feinstein urge end to Time Warner Cable-CBS dispute
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Monday sent a letter to CBS Corp. Chief Executive Les Moonves and Time Warner Cable chief Glenn Britt, urging them to end the dispute that has resulted in CBS-owned channels being...
  • Obama says GOP accepts special-interest money while refusing to cooperate in government

    Obama says GOP accepts special-interest money while refusing to cooperate in government
    President Obama laid out a broad case Saturday for rejecting Republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections, accusing his political opponents of cynically refusing to cooperate in difficult times while accepting help from secretive special-...
  • Japan's crisis may have already derailed 'nuclear renaissance'

    Japan's crisis may have already derailed 'nuclear renaissance'
    The nuclear crisis in Japan, even if authorities are able to bring damaged reactors under control, has cast doubts on the future of nuclear power as a clean-energy solution in the United States and around the globe. Before the recent events in Japan, the...
  • Tech firms' data gathering worries most Californians, poll finds

    Tech firms' data gathering worries most Californians, poll finds
    California's high-tech firms make the world's most popular smartphones, social networks and search engines, but there's one asset they're struggling to build: trust. The vast majority of Californians surveyed in a statewide poll are worried about the...
  • Gulf oil spill: Reaction to lifting of drilling moratorium is mixed [Updated]

     
    Reaction to the Obama administration's move to lift the 4-month-old moratorium on deep-water drilling was swift Tuesday. The American Petroleum Institute welcomed the move but asked for swift approval of permits: While we are pleased that the Interior...
  • The conversation: Evaluating the risk of nuclear power plants

     
    How big a threat are nuclear power plants? Are we prepared for a nuclear meltdown should one occur? And who the heck can we trust? Nuclear fails the test This page takes the threat of climate change very seriously, and......
  • Gas prices spur move to open offshore drilling in California, Alaska, East Coast [Updated]

     
    With high gas prices once again becoming a high-octane political issue, House Republicans on Tuesday launched a drive to open up more coastal areas to oil drilling, including a stretch off Southern California. The pro-production legislation comes a day...
  • Congress questions Sony on hacked PlayStation network

     
    A congressional subcommittee has sent a letter to Sony Corp. seeking information about a security attack on PlayStation’s online network by hackers last week. Addressed to Sony Chairman Kazuo Hirai, the letter requested answers to a detailed list of...
  • 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...
  • Fracking used more diesel fuel than estimated, lawmakers say

     
    Oil service companies such as Halliburton have maintained that the practice does not affect drinking water, despite anecdotal evidence in places such as Wyoming that show methane and other chemicals in residential wells near fracking activities....
  • 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...