White House voter commission publishes names, numbers of worried citizens

Enlarge / Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach (right), is one of the top officials on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images reader comments 117 Share this story Shortly before the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is set to have its first meeting on Wednesday July 19—which […]

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Law banning filming Utah slaughterhouses ruled unconstitutional

reader comments 61 Share this story [embedded content] A federal judge on Friday overturned Utah’s so-called “ag-gag” ban on filming private agribusiness and slaughterhouse operations without permission. US District Judge Robert Shelby said the measure, enacted in 2012, violated the First Amendment. The named plaintiff, Amy Meyer, in 2013 faced up to six months in […]

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Audi manager charged in diesel scandal

Enlarge / Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images Getty images reader comments 39 Share this story The US Justice Department announced criminal charges against former Audi manager Giovanni Pamio late last week. The 60-year-old manager was on a team concerned with thermodynamics in Audi’s diesel engine department between 2006 and 2015—the years when Volkswagen, Audi, […]

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Australia advocates weakening strong crypto at upcoming “Five Eyes” meeting

Enlarge / Australia’s Attorney General George Brandis (L) speaks at a press conference Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull looks on in Sydney on December 30, 2015. Saeed Khan / Getty Images News reader comments 168 Share this story Two top Australian government officials said Sunday that they will push for “thwarting the encryption of terrorist […]

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EPA chief promises to recuse himself from lawsuits, advocates for coal

Enlarge / Scott Pruitt on April 19, 2017 in East Chicago, Indiana. Scott Olson/Getty Images reader comments 72 Share this story Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt sent a memo to agency employees last week saying that he would recuse himself from lawsuits that he brought against the Agency as Oklahoma Attorney General, according […]

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Patent troll with an “Internet Drink Mixer” and a nonexistent office could be in trouble

Enlarge USPTO reader comments 25 Share this story This February, Garmin International got sued (PDF) by inventor Leigh Rothschild and his patent-holding company, Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations LLC (RCDI). RCDI had already sued 68 other companies. A few weeks later, Rothschild’s lawyer got in touch. He wasn’t interested in discussing the technology behind his client’s two patents, which describe making customized mixed […]

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