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  • FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'

    September 30, 2014 6:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission "will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we'll be responding accordingly." A... more »
  • FCC spikes sports blackout rule

    September 30, 2014 2:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FCC wants an end to sports blackouts. The Federal Communications Commission has voted to spike a decades-old rule preventing cable and satellite operators from airing sports events that were blacked out on local TV. The commission says the rule was outdated and unnecessary. It was originally adopted... more »
  • FCC votes to go forward with net neutrality rules

    May 15, 2014 12:58 PM

    NEW YORK - The Federal Communications Commission voted to go forward with the proposal of new rules that could set standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks. The preliminary vote submits the so-called net neutrality rules for formal public comment. After the... more »
  • FCC plans to make 911 texts available by May 2014

    December 7, 2012 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission says the nation's four largest wireless carriers have agreed to make emergency 911 texts available nationwide by May 2014. Major rollouts of the texting system are expected next year. The agency said Thursday that under the agreement with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, more... more »
  • Divided FCC adopts rules to protect Web traffic

    December 21, 2010 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - A divided Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers. The 3-2 vote Tuesday marks a major victory for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who has spent more than a year trying to craft a... more »
  • Senate votes to turn down volume on TV commercials

    September 30, 2010 1:10 PM

    Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it'll soon become law. The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as... more »
  • FCC to discuss possible internet connection rules

    October 22, 2009 10:17 AM

    The Federal Communications Commission is discussing regulations that would prevent phone and cable companies from abusing their control over broadband connections. "Network neutrality" rules would ensure subscribers can access all legal Web sites and services, like Internet calling applications that compete with the broadband companies' offers. The FCC chair... more »

Top Stories

  • Police investigate Wednesday night shooting
    Police investigate Wednesday night shooting

    October 1, 2014

    BATON ROUGE- Police said late Wednesday, officers responded to a shooting south of Airline Highway on Plank Road. Officers were not able to release... more »
  • A minor's unaccompanied story

    October 1, 2014

    BATON ROUGE - In February, a 17-year-old crossed the U.S. border illegally attempting to find her mother and escape the crime and violence at home... more »
  • Semi collision closes rural Louisiana highway
    Semi collision closes rural Louisiana highway

    October 1, 2014

    NORWOOD - Highway 67 south of the state line was closed Wednesday evening as State Police worked a crash involving two 18-wheelers. Authorities said... more »
  • A need for speed
    A need for speed

    October 1, 2014

    DETROIT, MICHIGAN- A new version of the classic Chevy Corvette can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three-seconds. General Motors says... more »
  • Singing road in New Mexico
    Singing road in New Mexico

    October 1, 2014

    TIJERAS, NEW MEXICO- Transportation leaders in New Mexico hope a new "singing road" will slow speeders along historic Route 66. It'll be built between Albuquerque... more »