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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

5 Questions, Answers on 'Net Neutrality'

LEGAL | By Anne Flaherty | Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.

A woman takes a walk under the scorching sun in Tokyo.

Studies Fault Warming in Much of 2013 Wild Weather

LEGAL | By Seth Borenstein | Oct 1
Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes.

Ask An Immigration Lawyer :: Get Your Green Card Back!

LEGAL | By EDGE | Oct 1
Have you been outside of the USA for more than a year, but you still want to use your green card and don't want to start the entire process again? You may think it is impossible to get your green card back, but there is hope for you yet!

John Crawford III , right, with his mother, Tressa Sherrod.

Caught in the Act? Videos of Police Can Mislead

LEGAL | By Kentele Franko, Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Sep 30
A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object - a gun? - as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later,

Amy Rademaker

Teen Crash Victims' Families Drop Suit Against GM

LEGAL | By Tom Krisher, Amy Forliti | Sep 30
The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker.

Pentagon Wants Tighter Soldier Loan Protections

LEGAL | By Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 29
Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.

FBI Chief: Important for Gov. to Access Citizens Phone Data

LEGAL | By Ken Dilanian | Sep 27
The FBI director criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order.

U.S. Geological Survey shows the leading tip of the flow, which was moving through thick forest, from the flow from the Kilauea volcano passing near the Kaohe Homesteads in Pahoa, Hawaii.

More Road Options Considered for Hawaii Lava Flow

LEGAL | Sep 26
Officials on Hawaii's Big Island are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help with solutions for the possibility of lava covering a major highway.

Rodney and Dorothy Elliott inside the barn at their Drumgoon Dairy near Lake Norden, S.D.

Funds Through Divisive Visa System Helped SD Dairy

LEGAL | By Carson Walker | Sep 25
Rodney and Dorothy Elliott had a milking operation in Northern Ireland when a newspaper ad - "Wanted: Dairy farmers in South Dakota" - caught their attention. Along with more favorable regulations and cheaper land, there were financial incentives.

Conservative Students Slammed for Serving Chik-fil-A at Marriage Equality Debate

LEGAL | By EDGE | Sep 24
A conservative student organization at Northwestern University Law School is drawing fire over a questionable menu choice for a debate on same-sex marriage.

Federal Government Sues Kansas Bitcoin Business

LEGAL | Sep 24
A Kansas company that offered bitcoin-generating computers is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission, which said it bilked more than 20,000 consumers out of as much as $50 million.