| Apr 30, 2015
| 11:41 AM
House leaders have reached a bipartisan compromise on a bill that would end the National Security Agency's controversial collection of American phone records, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
The House Judiciary Committee on...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Todd Moore, CEO of TMSoft, a mobile app developer based in Virginia, never imagined that he could be accused of patent infringement simply for a hyperlink.
But he was.
In 2011, his company received a letter saying that White Noise, an app...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 4:17 AM
The same week that Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners got a letter. It said they had three days to pay licensing fees to a company they had never heard of because their app violated its...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 4:00 PM
A decade after Sept. 11, 2001, Congress was deeply divided over the sweeping surveillance powers it had granted the government in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. So when it came time to reauthorize the legislation, lawmakers kept the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:36 PM
The beleaguered director of the Secret Service resigned Wednesday after President Obama lost confidence in her ability to lead the troubled agency amid a string of high-profile security lapses.
Julia A. Pierson, the first woman to hold the post, stepped...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 9:45 PM
For weeks, Marly Arevalo has had her school transcripts and birth certificate ready. The 20-year-old community college student in Riverdale, Maryland, who immigrated illegally to the U.S. as a young teenager, was all set to apply for deportation relief...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Congress has spoken.
Twelve members of the House of Representative Judiciary Committed issued a demand in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, strongly requesting that the league exercise transparency regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 3:59 PM
RICHMOND — Virginia's gas tax will almost certainly increase Jan. 1, ratcheting up about 45 percent because of last year's landmark transportation funding deal and a congressional unwillingness to crack down on Internet sales tax collections....
| Nov 1, 2014
| 12:45 PM
As voters prepare to head to the polls on Tuesday, one race on Hampton Roads ballots is not like the others.
U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, a Democrat representing the 3rd Congressional District, is the only member of the region's House delegation...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:40 PM
An intruder was able to scale the White House fence and enter the executive mansion in September because of major Secret Service failures including an agent who was distracted by a personal cellphone call, according to an internal review released on...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Ever since an Ebola case from Liberia arrived at a Dallas hospital last month, political pressure has been building on the Obama administration to restrict travel from the three West African countries where the disease has spread with frightening speed....