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Senate Legislation Targets Cyberstalking Software

The Senate Judiciary Committee was expected Thursday to approve legislation that would close a legal loophole that allows so-called cyberstalking apps to operate secretly on a cellphone and transmit the user's location information without a person's knowledge.

Senator Al Franken Rips NBC-Comcast Merger

Led by Senator Al Franken, lawmakers on Thursday clashed with top execs at Comcast and NBC Universal over their claim that the media giants' proposed $30 billion merger would benefit the public. But despite calling for "strong conditions" on the deal, legislators seemed likely to let it pass.

Air America Shuts Down, Citing Economy

Air America is bankrupt, and this time it looks like it will be for good. The liberal talk-radio network, founded in 2004 to serve as a counterbalance to the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Fox News, is shutting down all operations and filing for Chapter 7.