Judge to Listen to Newtown 911 Tapes Before Decision

ShareThis Judge to Listen to Newtown 911 Tapes Before Decision 08 Nov 2013 New Britain Superior Court Judge Eliot Prescott said Friday he will listen to recordings of 911 calls made from Sandy Hook Elementary School — “as little as I may want to do that” — before deciding whether the calls should remain secret […]

FDA denies a petition that sought to ban BPA from food packaging

The Food and Drug Administration said that after performing extensive research on the chemical Bisphenol A, the agency is denying a 2008 petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council to ban BPA from food packaging. BPA, which has generated controversy about its impact on health, is used in the production of plastics and resins and […]

Justice Department sought 1,745 secret warrants in 2011

ShareThis Justice Department sought 1,745 secret warrants in 2011 03 May 2012 The Justice Department made 1,745 requests to a secret court for authority to wiretap or search for evidence in terrorism and espionage investigations last year. That’s according to an April 30 letter from the department to the Senate that was first reported Thursday […]

U.S. ban sought on cell phone use while driving

ShareThis U.S. ban sought on cell phone use while driving 26 Apr 2012 U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called on Thursday for a federal law to ban talking on a cell phone or texting while driving any type of vehicle on any road in the country. Tough federal legislation is the only way to deal […]

Gov. John Kasich to propose new tax on fracking to give Ohioans a personal income tax cut

By Reginald Fields, The Plain Dealer COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich will propose a new tax on a form of oil and gas drilling known as horizontal fracking and then use the fresh revenue to give a personal income tax cut to Ohioans, The Plain Dealer has learned. The complicated plan also would […]

Privacy group wanting FTC to punish Google files lawsuit

By Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post Privacy advocates on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit aimed at forcing government officials to punish Google over alleged privacy violations. In the complaint, the Electronic Privacy and Information Center said Google’s plans to tie together data of users across services beginning March 1 violates a settlement agreement the company […]