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July 27, 2014

Lyft clears hurdle to start service in New York City

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after the on-demand ride-sharing app agreed to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a lawsuit by the state. New York’s attorney general and Department of Financial Services said Lyft agreed to operate “in full compliance” with existing laws and regulations, and that it will start the new service with commercial drivers only. “Tonight, after making…

Talking Tech : How to share summer photos privately

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VENICE BEACH, Calif. — It’s almost the middle of the summer (can you believe it?) and if you’re like me, you’ve probably snapped hundreds, if not thousands, of photos already. For most folks, sharing them with your entire network on Facebook or Instagram publicly is the No. 1 share option of choice. But what if you don’t want the entire world seeing every one of your snaps? There are several…

Things Just Got Way Worse For Leland Yee

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Indicted California state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) faces additional charges that he tried to extort several sports figures, according to a new grand jury indictmentfiled Thursday. Yee, who was arrested in March and has pleaded not guilty to eight charges of corruption, bribery and gun-trafficking, faces an additional three counts under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and civil action when acts…

Democrats And Republicans Complain Obama Is Too Aloof With Congress

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn’t get it when it comes to working with Congress. Top GOP leaders got no notice of the $3.7 billion emergency request. The administration sent contradictory messages about what it…

House Republicans Still Hashing Out Details Of Border Crisis Plan

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WASHINGTON — With only a week to go before the August recess, House Republicans have yet to coalesce around the specifics of a bill to address the border crisis, but likely will approve less than a third of the funding the president requested. Members said after meeting on Friday that they hope to take up legislation next week that would provide less than $1 billion — down from the $1.5…