- Senator: Technology warrants new privacy laws Updated: Mar-06-14 6:37 pm
- House panel kills 1 texting-driving ban, 1 remains Updated: Mar-06-14 5:41 pm
- Colorado looks to restrict cellphones in cars Updated: Mar-06-14 4:46 pm
- Panel approves bill about Breathalyzers in bars Updated: Mar-06-14 1:20 pm
- Missouri lawmakers pass cellphone tower bill Updated: Mar-05-14 5:55 pm
- Federal court approves $311 million settlement Updated: Mar-05-14 3:10 pm
- 16 percent of state drivers say they text, email Updated: Mar-05-14 2:28 pm
- Hawaii advances bill requiring Internet sales tax Updated: Mar-04-14 10:38 pm
- SC bill allows digital proof of vehicle insurance Updated: Mar-03-14 3:47 pm
- Ban on texting while driving to become NM law Updated: Mar-02-14 4:58 pm
- Bill seeks to restrict cellphones in school zones Updated: Feb-28-14 5:31 pm
- Lawmakers continue debate on texting while driving Updated: Feb-28-14 4:11 am
- California court: Drivers can read cellphone maps Updated: Feb-27-14 8:07 pm
- Utah bill aims to cut down on distracted driving Updated: Feb-27-14 3:40 pm
- Oklahoma House panel OKs ban on driving, texting Updated: Feb-26-14 6:35 pm
- Spokane Valley council bans texting in meetings Updated: Feb-26-14 8:52 am
- Turkish protesters denounce Internet restrictions Updated: Feb-22-14 1:38 pm
- Kansas Senate approves bill expanding no-call law Updated: Feb-20-14 4:00 pm
- NH House puts off hand-held cellphone ban vote Updated: Feb-19-14 5:17 pm
- Medical device maker settles lawsuit Updated: Feb-19-14 5:17 pm
- Turkish president loses Twitter followers Updated: Feb-19-14 4:10 am
- NM lawmakers OK ban on texting while driving Updated: Feb-18-14 9:13 pm
- Iowa panel OKs stricter texting while driving bill Updated: Feb-18-14 6:15 pm
- Turkish president approves disputed Internet law Updated: Feb-18-14 2:37 pm
- Wis. Assembly passes cell phone tracking bill Updated: Feb-13-14 4:56 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Sen. Christopher Shank says government agencies can learn a great deal about people by just tracking their movements via cellphones and license plates, so Maryland needs stricter protections to keep pace with new surveillance technology.
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota lawmakers are waging a battle over two proposals to ban texting while driving, with the issue of local control emerging as a deciding factor.
DENVER - A Colorado lawmaker who has received complaints from constituents about drivers distracted by their cellphones is proposing banning their use in cars unless people use a hands-free device.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah House lawmakers have approved a bill that sets standards for bars installing Breathalyzers and similar devices for customers to use.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill limiting the ability of Missouri cities and counties to restrict cellphone towers.
BOISE, Idaho - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says Idaho and other states have obtained court approval of a $311 million settlement involving Boise-based Micron Technology and other computer chip makers.
LANSING, Michigan - A poll reports a doubling in the percentage of Michigan drivers who acknowledge they text or use email while behind the wheel since the previous survey two years earlier.
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are trying to level the playing field for retailers on the islands by mandating taxes on Internet sales transactions.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A bill on Gov. Nikki Haley's desk would allow South Carolina drivers to use their smartphone in a traffic stop to prove they have vehicle insurance.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A proposal to ban texting while driving in New Mexico has become a state law.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky House took aim at distracted motorists Friday, passing a bill that would stiffen fines for texting while driving and restrict on-the-road cellphone use in school and construction zones.
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi lawmakers are still talking about banning drivers from sending text messages.
FRESNO, California - Drivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker says current state law against texting and driving isn't powerful enough.
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma House committee approved legislation Wednesday that would prohibit texting, emailing and instant messaging while driving a vehicle over the objections of opponents who said the measure would be difficult to enforce.
SPOKANE, Washington - The Spokane Valley City Council has banned texting by members during meetings.
ISTANBUL - Police in Istanbul have clashed with hundreds of protesters denouncing a new law that increases government controls over the Internet.
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate has approved a bill adding cellphone numbers to the state's no-call law for telephone solicitors.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Hand-held use of cellphones while driving would be prohibited in New Hampshire under a bill being taken up next month by the House.
HELENA, Montana - A medical-device manufacturer with offices in California and Washington has agreed to pay the federal government up to $5.25 million to resolve allegations that it encouraged doctors to over-charge federal health-care programs for a procedure using their device, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday.
ANKARA, Turkey - Media reports say close to 80,000 people have stopped following Turkey's president on Twitter after he signed a controversial bill increasing government controls over the Internet into law.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A proposal to ban texting while driving in New Mexico has won final approval in the Legislature.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa lawmakers granted initial approval Tuesday of a bill that would further crack down on texting while driving by allowing officers to pull over motorists suspected of that sole offense.
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Abdullah Gul has approved a controversial bill which critics said aims to increase government controls over the internet.
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill that would bar police from tracking cellphone locations without a warrant.