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John Crawford III , right, with his mother, Tressa Sherrod.

Caught in the Act? Videos of Police Can Mislead

LEGAL | By Kentele Franko, Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object - a gun? - as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later,

Amy Rademaker

Teen Crash Victims' Families Drop Suit Against GM

LEGAL | By Tom Krisher, Amy Forliti | Sep 30
The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker.

Pentagon Wants Tighter Soldier Loan Protections

LEGAL | By Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 29
Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.

FBI Chief: Important for Gov. to Access Citizens Phone Data

LEGAL | By Ken Dilanian | Sep 27
The FBI director criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order.

U.S. Geological Survey shows the leading tip of the flow, which was moving through thick forest, from the flow from the Kilauea volcano passing near the Kaohe Homesteads in Pahoa, Hawaii.

More Road Options Considered for Hawaii Lava Flow

LEGAL | Sep 26
Officials on Hawaii's Big Island are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help with solutions for the possibility of lava covering a major highway.

Rodney and Dorothy Elliott inside the barn at their Drumgoon Dairy near Lake Norden, S.D.

Funds Through Divisive Visa System Helped SD Dairy

LEGAL | By Carson Walker | Sep 25
Rodney and Dorothy Elliott had a milking operation in Northern Ireland when a newspaper ad - "Wanted: Dairy farmers in South Dakota" - caught their attention. Along with more favorable regulations and cheaper land, there were financial incentives.

Conservative Students Slammed for Serving Chik-fil-A at Marriage Equality Debate

LEGAL | By EDGE | Sep 24
A conservative student organization at Northwestern University Law School is drawing fire over a questionable menu choice for a debate on same-sex marriage.

Federal Government Sues Kansas Bitcoin Business

LEGAL | Sep 24
A Kansas company that offered bitcoin-generating computers is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission, which said it bilked more than 20,000 consumers out of as much as $50 million.

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Data Breaches

LEGAL | By Joseph Pisani | Sep 23
Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. More than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers.

Scientists Monitoring Hawaii Lava Undertake Risks

CORPORATE | By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Sep 19
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated district on the Big Island.

NOAA shows one of four drones ready to be released into Hurricane Edouard from a hurricane hunter plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane Edouard Right Environment for Drone Test

LEGAL | By Jennifer Kay | Sep 19
U.S. government scientists say Hurricane Edouard was the right storm to test new data-seeking drones. Four drones were launched into the hurricane this week, even as Edouard had 115 mph winds far out in the Atlantic.