- Mississippi bans text-and-drive, repeals inspection sticker Updated: Jun-29-15 4:16 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Several new laws in Mississippi will affect people's everyday lives, including their driving habits. Here's a look at some proposals approved by the Legislature during the 2015 session and signed into law by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant:
- Justices won't hear Google appeal in dispute with Oracle Updated: Jun-29-15 9:45 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets.
- New England states readying for range of new laws July 1 Updated: Jun-27-15 10:29 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Hands-free driving in the "Live Free or Die" state and a tax on even the smallest vacation rentals in Rhode Island are just two of the new laws taking effect in New England on July 1. Connecticut is cracking down on the use of restraints on students while Massachusetts workers will benefit from one of the most generous paid sick time laws in the country. Here's a look at some of the new laws taking effect:
- Taiwanese man pleads guilty in Texas to Iran-technology case Updated: Jun-26-15 8:34 am
SAN ANTONIO - A Taiwanese businessman has pleaded guilty in Texas to violating U.S. laws banning the shipping of electronics technology to Iran.
- California court says 'sweepstakes' games are illegal Updated: Jun-25-15 7:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Computerized "sweepstakes" games offered at special Internet cafes are the equivalent of slot machines that are illegal under state law, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
- Phoenix internet cafe manager accused of illegal gambling Updated: Jun-25-15 4:07 pm
PHOENIX - A Phoenix internet cafe manager has been arrested after an investigation into illegal gambling.
- Norway finds no spy equipment in central Oslo Updated: Jun-24-15 5:31 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Norway's domestic intelligence agency says there are no illegal listening devices in central Oslo, near government buildings, Parliament or elsewhere, as claimed last year by a local newspaper.
- Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers Updated: Jun-15-15 8:04 am
South Bend Tribune. June 10, 2015.
- Cellphone industry sues Berkeley over warning-label law Updated: Jun-11-15 2:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A new Berkeley city ordinance that requires cellphone sellers to warn customers about radiation from the devices violates free speech rights, an industry trade group says in a new lawsuit.
- Ruling prohibits blanket ban on Internet use for parolees Updated: Jun-09-15 7:21 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A blanket ban on Internet use unlawfully deprives parolees convicted of sex crimes of more liberty than necessary because the Internet has become a necessary part of modern life, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
- NJ gives illegal Internet bet affiliates 150 days to stop Updated: Jun-08-15 12:00 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - New Jersey gambling regulators won't prosecute companies that help facilitate illegal Internet gambling if they knock it off within 150 days.
- Nevada court: State wiretap law covers cell calls, texts Updated: Jun-05-15 11:30 am
LAS VEGAS - Nevada's state wiretap law was written before wireless devices came into everyday use.
- Pennsylvania senators to introduce Internet gambling bill Updated: Jun-03-15 5:31 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Republican state senators in Pennsylvania are preparing to introduce legislation to allow Internet gambling.
- Fines increasing for repeat distracted drivers Updated: Jun-01-15 7:47 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Law enforcement officers ticketed more than 900 people in Minnesota last month for distracted driving - most notably texting behind the wheel.