WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers "unlimited" data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount. The company says it will fight the charges.
Former Washington state NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who has drawn national attention after being accused of lying about her racial background, has violated ethics rules while heading a police oversight commission, the Spokane city council president said on Wednesday. Investigators hired by the city in eastern Washington to probe a whistleblower complaint found that Dolezal had publicly named citizens who made complaints against police officers in violation of a confidentiality agreement, and also engaged in "workplace harassment," City Council President Ben Stuckart said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department will abandon decades of tradition this fall at the annual U.N. General Assembly by setting up shop in a hotel other than New York's iconic Waldorf-Astoria, which was purchased last year by a Chinese company.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security facility had discussed hiring them to kill her husband, a district attorney confirmed Wednesday.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Matthew McClintock arrived in full Western garb stretched over his 6-foot, 5 inch frame to pitch a potential investor on a documentary about early Montana cowboys. He said he was talking to Clint Eastwood about narrating the film's opening, he mentioned his friendship with former first lady Barbara Bush and the two men bonded over serving in the Vietnam war.
U.S. commercial drone operations could take flight on a large scale by this time next year, as federal regulators finalize rules allowing widespread unmanned aerial system use by companies, according to congressional testimony on Wednesday. A senior Federal Aviation Administration official said the agency expects to finalize regulations within the next 12 months. "The rule will be in place within a year," FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker said in testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The largest union representing workers at Atlantic City, New Jersey's hard-hit casinos plan to rally outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort on Wednesday to protests a bankruptcy court-approved cut to benefits for some 1,000 casino workers. The protest over cuts sought by billionaire investor Carl Icahn in exchange for keeping the casino open comes at a time when the Jersey Shore resort city is suffering as gambling revenue drops and casinos close. Gamblers placed about $2.74 billion in bets at Atlantic City casinos last year, down 4.5 percent for the year and well below the $5.2 billion peak in 2006 before neighboring states allowed casinos to open.