Amazon ends the contracts of people and businesses that are paid for sending customers to the retailer. The company has taken similar steps in other states that have passed laws like Minnesota's new sales tax legislation.
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The court filing comes one week after Google asked the U.S. government's permission to provide the public with information about the national security requests it receives.
When we get free perks we didn't earn, negative feelings can result, according to researchers. Part of the problem? Fellow customers. It helps if they're not around, a new study says.
Six former employees and one contractor say Bank of America's mortgage servicing unit consistently lied to homeowners, fraudulently denied loan modifications and offered bonuses to staff for intentionally pushing people into foreclosure, according to a Salon.com report.
The U.S. military said in January that it will end its front-line combat exclusion for women; the shift means that women could join elite forces such as the Army Rangers and Navy SEALs in the next three years.
Administration officials defended the government's surveillance programs before the the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday, saying they believe the U.S. has struck the right balance between security and privacy. Officials also revealed they had thwarted more than 50 terror plots.
Obama told PBS' Charlie Rose that he rejected comparisons to the Bush-Cheney administration, saying he had added safeguards to protect the privacy of Americans.
The case dates from April of 2012, when a female midshipman reported that she had been sexually assaulted by three men after she went to a party in Annapolis. The men have not been identified publicly.
The Obama administration says the bill "makes unacceptable deep cuts" to federal food aid programs and extends, rather than cuts, crop insurance payments to farmers.
Paula Cooper admitted to killing a Bible studies teacher as part of a robbery in 1985. Back then, Cooper was 15 — and she was 16 when she was sentenced to die.
The ruling may end the era of what are also called "reverse-payment" deals, in which the maker of a brand-name drug pays a maker of generic drugs to not produce a lower-priced version of their product. The Federal Trade Commission can challenge such deals in court, the justices say.
Seventy percent of Americans polled opposed arming Syrian rebels. A majority said the opposition groups may be no better than the Assad regime.
Edward Snowden, who has taken credit for leaking classified information, said a huge amount of information about Americans is collected under the pretense of investigating foreigners. Snowden made the controversial remarks during a live chat with The Guardian.
The 2004 law required voters to submit documentation proving citizenship. The court decided the state has to abide by the norm set up by the federal government.
Miss Utah USA Marissa Powell appeared stumped during the Miss USA beauty pageant. It is the most cringe-inducing moment since Miss Teen South Carolina fumbled an answer in 2007.
The 114-104 win against the Miami Heat put the San Antonio Spurs one win away from their fifth NBA title.
Chen Guangcheng says the work of Chinese Communists in the American academic circle is far greater than people realize. New York University, which helped defuse a diplomatic crisis Chen sparked last year, denied the allegations.
Clifford Sloan will reopen the Office of Guantanamo Closure. He has served in senior positions in both Democratic and Republican administrations.
Georgia Republican Saxby Chambliss tells NBC's Meet The Press that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks jeopardized U.S. security.