U.S. House panel to meet with safety regulators about Takata air bags next week

U.S. House panel to meet with safety regulators about Takata air bags next week
The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, ...

Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses

Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses
The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said. The state's highest court had imposed a stay on the adoptions ...

U.S. weighs passport, border changes in wake of Ottawa attack

U.S. weighs passport, border changes in wake of Ottawa attack
U.S. officials are debating whether to tighten controls on the border with Canada and make it easier to revoke the passports of suspected militants, steps that could gain traction following two attacks in Canada this week.The officials cautioned on ...

U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata air bags

U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata air bags
Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants.Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the ...

U.S. senator asks Internet providers to commit to no ‘fast lanes’

U.S. senator asks Internet providers to commit to no ‘fast lanes’
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Thursday pressed large Internet providers to pledge that they will not strike deals that may help some websites load faster than others or give similar "fast lanes" to affiliated services.As regulators ...

‘American Idol’ singer Clay Aiken seeks win in first political bid

‘American Idol’ singer Clay Aiken seeks win in first political bid
"American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is back on tour. This time he is trying to win over North Carolina voters with his political chops rather than his voice, and he has less than two weeks left to do it.Polls ...