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Supremes looking at ‘no warrant’ cell phone searches

Supremes looking at ‘no warrant’ cell phone searches

The Supreme Court is considering whether police may search cellphones found on people they arrest without first getting a warrant. The court’s latest foray into the issue of privacy in…

Does use of ‘big data’ bring big discrimination?

Does use of  ‘big data’ bring big discrimination?

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues…

Why do more and more renounce US citizenship?

Why do more and more renounce US citizenship?

Inside the long-awaited package, six pages of government paperwork dryly affirmed Carol Tapanila’s anxious request. But when Tapanila slipped the contents from the brown envelope, she saw there was something…

A drop in active duty military suicides, but…

A drop in active duty military suicides, but…

Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who…

Calorie warnings will soon get in your face

Calorie warnings will soon get in your face

Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters…

In Georgia, most can carry guns almost anywhere

In Georgia, most can carry guns almost anywhere

Criticized by one group as the “guns everywhere” bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law…

Supremes nix big bucks award for child porn victim

Supremes nix big bucks award for child porn victim

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a…

IRS rewards 1,000 employees who owe back taxes

IRS rewards 1,000 employees who owe back taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator…

Report on CIA torture overshadows Gitmo trials

Report on CIA torture overshadows Gitmo trials

The Senate’s forthcoming report on the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo…

Supremes OK Michigan’s affirmative action ban

Supremes OK Michigan’s affirmative action ban

A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also…