Internet poker has surpassed sports betting as the most popular form of online gambling -- an industry that now takes in as much as $10 billion a year. There's one catch: playing online poker -- for money -- is illegal in the United States.(Listen to audio version of the story)
As state agents conduct sweeping raids, San Francisco is poised to pass the country's strongest anti-sweatshop law
By Camille T. Taiara
As activists and bureaucrats chiseled out the final details of a historically rigorous, sweat-free purchasing standard for San Francisco,...
Shipping wine to Florida is no longer a felony.
On Aug. 5, U.S. District Court Judge James D. Whittemore signed an order stopping the state from enforcing its felony prohibitions against direct shipments from...
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Last Updated Mon, 08 Aug 2005 18:42:19 EDTMusic lovers who paid extra for their iPods because of a levy will soon be able to get their money back, Apple Canada announced Monday.
"Apple is pleased that the Supreme Court of Canada let stand a lower court ruling that...
This is absurd:Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., the Senate's third-ranking Republican, introduced a bill in April titled the National Weather Services Duties Act of 2005. According to the bill's wording, it would...
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AP - Beginning Monday, Colorado is banning young drivers from talking on cellular phones while they're behind the wheel -- a small step more states are taking in hopes of promoting safety without upsetting voters who can't live without the convenience.
As a transplanted Floridian tired of seeing his tax money siphoned away to pay for spiraling petroleum costs, I exhort our representatives in Tallahassee to move on this issue with the urgency it merits. As an...
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Canada and Denmark using Google as Battleground
Filed under: News, Technology, Law, Politics: Christophe @ 12:31 pm
TedRiot writes "Canada and Denmark are fighting over Hans Island using Google as battleground. A quick search of "Hans island" revealed a paid...
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MTA investigators are keeping a secret database
of people stopped and questioned for filming or photographing bridges
and tunnels as part of the agency's efforts to thwart terror, the Daily
News has learned.
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D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and a majority of the D.C. Council now support a comprehensive smoking ban in District bars and restaurants, meaning the District could go smoke-free by the end of the year.
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Web loggers, who pride themselves on freewheeling political activism, might face new federal rules on candidate endorsements, online fundraising and political ads, though bloggers who don't take money from political groups would not be affected.
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As I wrote four years ago, "Congress is on the verge of approving the “Bankruptcy Reform Act [..]” a wish list of ways to extract money from the bankrupt and near
bankrupt. Lawmakers and creditors must...