| Jun 9, 2011
Drinking and driving? Don't look to Apple for help. In an update of its App Store review guidelines Wednesday, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant explicitly banned apps that warn drivers of DUI checkpoints not disclosed publicly by police. "Apps which........
| Aug 31, 2012
It appears that Gov. Jerry Brown is game for a cross-country rivalry with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie....
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., and Democratic wunderkind, is the headliner for the Broward Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner.
Booker, 43, received rave reviews from Democrats after his speech last year to...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:52 PM
When Rep. Chris Van Hollen struck up a conversation recently with a U.S. Capitol Police officer he sees every day on his way to work, he immediately learned two things about the man: He's from Baltimore and he's a huge Ravens fan.
And so the Montgomery...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:55 PM
At noon on Sept. 11, Chicago will join other cities across the nation in marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. senators from Illinois said today.
Bells will ring and sirens will sound as people pause for a minute of reflection, Sen....
| May 23, 2012
| 4:55 AM
In New York state, lawmakers are moving to ban a cancer-causing flame retardant from children's products.
At the U.S. Capitol, more than 100 nurses, mothers and cancer survivors marched for tougher federal regulation of the chemicals. And in Washington...
| Jun 4, 2012
Last month, we read a powerful story about just how far one industry would go to protect its bottom line.
In a four-part exposé in the Chicago Tribune titled "Playing with Fire," we learned how big chemical companies — on a mission to sell more...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants.
Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
| Jul 18, 2012
— TheU.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced it will conduct a broad investigation of flame retardants that a Tribune series identified as examples of the government's failure to protect Americans from toxic chemicals.
| Jul 25, 2012
— The world's leading manufacturers of flame retardants faced scathing criticism Tuesday from U.S. senators angered by what they called the industry's misuse of science, misleading testimony and creation of a phony consumer group that stoked the...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan.
The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...