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  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • Anna Post minds manners for the modern world

    Anna Post minds manners for the modern world
    — The holidays bring out the best in people — and the worst. Which means that it's the busy season for Anna Post, the 31-year-old great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, who bears more than a passing resemblance to her famous forebear. As...
  • Gun-smuggling cartel figures possibly were paid FBI informants

    Gun-smuggling cartel figures possibly were paid FBI informants
    Congressional investigators probing the controversial "Fast and Furious" anti-gun-trafficking operation on the border with Mexico believe at least six Mexican drug cartel figures involved in gun smuggling also were paid FBI informants, officials said...
  • Firearms from ATF sting linked to 11 more violent crimes

    Firearms from ATF sting linked to 11 more violent crimes
    Firearms from the ATF's Operation Fast and Furious weapons trafficking investigation turned up at the scenes of at least 11 violent crimes in the U.S., as well as at a Border Patrol agent's slaying in southern Arizona last year, the Justice Department has...
  • Goldberg: The false modesty of 'nerds'

    Goldberg: The false modesty of 'nerds'
    Washington is full of nerds. I know. I speak nerd, not fluently mind you, at least not anymore. But I certainly know more than a few phrases memorized from a Berlitz nerd-to-English phrase book. I can talk Dungeons & Dragons (both D&D and AD&D). I know...
  • Anti-piracy bill moves forward in Washington

     
    Maybe lawmakers had just read the news that 25% of the new Harry Potter movie had leaked out on the Internet: Hollywood's efforts to curb the spread of online piracy just got a boost in Washington. The Senate Judiciary Committee......
  • Seizing domain names without COICA

     
    Numerous tech advocacy groups have railed against S 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, for proposing to give the Justice Department the power to seize domain names from sites around the globe that are "dedicated to infringing...
  • Dust-Up: What's the true impact of illegal downloading on jobs and the arts? [Round 3]

     
    On the final day* of our piracy Dust-Up, Harold Feld, legal director of Public Knowledge, and Andrew Keen, advisor to Arts and Labs, discuss the impact of illegal downloading on the economy and the arts through the lens of copyright......
  • Immigration: Should feds sue Utah over new immigration rules?

     
    U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith this week asked the Department of Justice to sue Utah over a new law that allows illegal immigrants to work in the state. The rule also grants police more powers to check the immigration status of......
  • Push to stop online piracy gets new boost from bipartisan group of senators

     
    A bipartisan group of Senate heavyweights, including Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), on Thursday renewed its effort to stop Internet piracy by introducing a revised version of legislation it was unable to push into law last year....
  • Senate leaders renew push to crack down on Internet piracy

     
    Senate Judiciary Committee leaders on Thursday introduced a bill that aims to crack down on rogue websites dedicated to the sale of counterfeit movies and television shows, which has been a major source of grief for Hollywood studios and unions....
  • Senators grill AT&T and T-Mobile CEOs over their proposed merger

     
    Skeptical lawmakers on Wednesday interrogated the chief executives of AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA about their proposed merger, raising concerns that the $39-billion deal would increase prices for wireless consumers by creating a market dominated by two...