Legislation

Make the Guarantee Clause Great Again

1 hour ago   |   The New Republic

The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Rucho v. Common Cause last month dealt a harsh blow to American democracy. For the last decade, federal courts were the strongest bulwark...
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A.M. Roundup: Ambitious climate change bill awaits Cuomo's signature

2 hours ago   |   Times Union

Good morning. You'll need your umbrella today - Barry is coming. Here's your roundup: New York passed one of the country's most ambitious climate change bills - and now it's...
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The Racist History of Tipping

The Racist History of Tipping

2 hours ago   |   Politico

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives will have a chance to end a pernicious legacy of slavery. They will vote on the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the minimum...
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Ursula von der Leyen Confirmed as First Female President of the European Commission

9 hours ago   |   Time

Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the European Commission president Tuesday, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union...
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Suffolk County red-light camera program decried at hearing

10 hours ago   |   Newsday

Suffolk residents on Tuesday called on legislators to let the county red-light camera program expire.
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Justice John Paul Stevens Looks Back on His Long Career

11 hours ago   |   NY Times

Stevens's “The Making of a Justice” is both a personal memoir and a meditation on the law.
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U.S. lawmakers take jabs at Amazon, Big Tech in antitrust hearing

12 hours ago   |   NBC News   |   2 articles

Legislators demanded explanations from Apple, Facebook and Alphabet over app charges, data privacy and whether Google demotes search results of rivals.
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Bill calling for ban on vaping pens would be the nation's first if passed

12 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

Legislation calling for a ban on all flavored tobacco products statewide, including increasingly popular JUUL vape pods, would be the first of its kind in the nation if...
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Silicon Valley weathers a scattershot siege

Silicon Valley weathers a scattershot siege

12 hours ago   |   Politico

President Donald Trump threatened to open a probe into whether Google is committing “treason.” Sen. Bernie Sanders said he would push to break up Facebook, Google and Amazon...
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Walsh lobbies lawmakers on housing protections for seniors

12 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

Mayor Martin J. Walsh was on Beacon Hill pushing legislation to protect elderly and low-income tenants from eviction amid the region's housing crisis, but landlords argue that...
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'Absolutely unimaginable': 6-year-old girl dies after being struck by...

'Absolutely unimaginable': 6-year-old girl dies after being struck by father's golf ball

Family members described the girl as her dad's "golfing buddy." Read more ...

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at 99

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at 99

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens - a strong proponent of abolishing the Second Amendment - has died, ABC News reported. He was 99. Appointed by Republican... Read more ...

US House votes to 'strongly' condemn Trump's tweets directed at...

US House votes to 'strongly' condemn Trump's tweets directed at congresswomen of color

The Democratic-led House has voted to condemn President Donald Trump's tweets telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries of origin. Read more ...

Trump Officials Face Cover-Up Allegations After Failed Citizenship Question Push

Trump Officials Face Cover-Up Allegations After Failed Citizenship Question Push

Challengers of the Trump administration's push for a census citizenship question are asking a federal judge in New York to impose penalties for allegedly false or misleading... Read more ...

Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factory

Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factory

Police said the cars were being offered on social media for $45,000 to $60,000 - a small fraction of the price of the real thing. Read more ...

Police: 6-year-old girl fatally struck by her golfing dad's ball

Police: 6-year-old girl fatally struck by her golfing dad's ball

Authorities called the situation a “tragic accident.” Read more ...

EU launches antitrust probe into Amazon's use of merchant data

EU launches antitrust probe into Amazon's use of merchant data

The world's largest online retailer Amazon is facing a “full-blown” investigation from the European Union's antitrust regulators to see if its use of other merchants' data... Read more ...

Huggies features dads on diaper box for first time

Huggies features dads on diaper box for first time

Seven designs featured in new premium diaper line Read more ...

Bank of America Merrill Lynch beats Wall Street forecasts with record...

Bank of America Merrill Lynch beats Wall Street forecasts with record second-quarter earnings

Bank of America Merrill Lynch reported record second-quarter earnings Wednesday that beat analysts' profit expectations. Watch Bank of America Merrill Lynch trade live . Bank... Read more ...

Bill Gates is no longer the second-richest person alive

Bill Gates is no longer the second-richest person alive

He's still in rarefied air, but Bill Gates is no longer the world's second-richest person. For the first time in the seven-year history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the... Read more ...