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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.

Wal-Mart's Mobile Checking Account Nixes Fees

CORPORATE | By Joseph Pisani | Oct 1
Wal-Mart is the latest company to get rid of fees that traditional banks charge customers who don't have enough money in their accounts to cover purchases.

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

CORPORATE | 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!

Roku 3, a product for streaming popular video services, apps and games in high-definition.

A Closer Look: Stream-Box Gaming is a Mixed Bag

CORPORATE | By Ron Harris | Sep 30
As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.

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.

Chrysler 200C

Chrysler's Mid-Size Sedan Becomes Stylish

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Sep 26
Chrysler's redesigned and re-engineered 2015 200 mid-size sedan is so stylish it looks pricier than it is. The sleek 200 also has a strong, 295-horsepower V-6, comfortable ride, surprisingly good handling and a lengthy list of available features.

Jason Prosser picks up his son Zachary from day care, in SeaTac, Wash.

Middle-Class Squeeze :: From Day Care to Health Care

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Sep 26
Legions of middle-class families are straining under the weight of accelerating costs for a range of essential services from day care to health care. And now a study by the Center for American Progress shows just how heavy the burden has grown.