- 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.
- Slow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling Updated: May-27-15 8:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Internet gambling is off to a slow start in the United States, with banks hesitant to handle credit card payments for online bets and some politicians and casino moguls pushing to ban it, but there remains potential for great growth, participants in a major gambling conference agreed Wednesday.
- Troopers issue 230 texting-while driving tickets in 5 months Updated: May-24-15 12:25 pm
FLORENCE, South Carolina - State troopers have issued 230 texting-while-driving tickets in the first five months of South Carolina's new law.
- What to watch: Crunch time calm; texting while driving bill Updated: May-24-15 9:07 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The closing days of Texas' legislative session usually mean political chaos, with some lawmakers scrambling to finalize pet proposed legislation and others working just as hard to block bills they despise.
- Some of the major bills approved by Oklahoma Legislature Updated: May-22-15 6:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Friday, one week before its constitutionally mandated deadline, by passing dozens of last-minute measures. Among them are several related to the $7.1 billion state budget.
- Ohio proposal would permit barricade devices in schools Updated: May-20-15 3:14 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill that could make it easier for schools to install barricade devices on doors in emergencies has cleared an Ohio House committee.
- 6 Chinese nationals accused of stealing US firms' technology Updated: May-20-15 10:32 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Federal prosecutors have charged six Chinese nationals, including three who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California, with stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.S. companies.
- Court agrees Samsung copied Apple, but tosses some damages Updated: May-18-15 5:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean company had been ordered to pay.
- ACLU of Delaware sues over sex offender GPS law Updated: May-07-15 4:04 am
DOVER, Delaware - The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware has filed a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring high-risk sex offenders on probation to wear a GPS monitor and pay a daily charge.
- Wisconsin Senate approves GPS anti-tracking bill Updated: May-06-15 2:01 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Senate has approved a bill designed to curb using GPS devices to track people.
- Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill banning texting while driving Updated: May-05-15 6:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin added her signature Tuesday to legislation that makes it illegal to text message while driving in Oklahoma and then issued a challenge to the state's motorists.
- Tensions mounting after lawmakers can't load internet radio Updated: May-05-15 4:46 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Tensions are boiling in the Vermont statehouse between lawmakers and the state's technology and innovation commissioner.
- Contested bill allowing parolee GPS tracking passes Assembly Updated: May-05-15 4:31 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Nevada Assembly has passed a measure allowing for the GPS tracking of parolees despite Democratic concerns.
- Court: warrantless cellphone tracking not illegal search Updated: May-05-15 1:51 pm
MIAMI - Investigators do not need a search warrant to obtain cellphone tower location records in criminal prosecutions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a closely-watched case involving the rules for changing technology.
- ACLU challenges Delaware GPS monitoring of sex offenders Updated: May-04-15 6:50 pm
DOVER, Delaware - The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the constitutionality of a Delaware law that requires GPS monitoring of certain convicted sex offenders on probation.