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The Supreme Court on Monday left in place the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself.
Michelle Carter sent her suicidal boyfriend countless text messages encouraging him to follow through on his plan to take his own life until he actually did. Two years after Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a case that gripped the nation, the director of a new documentary wants viewers to decide for themselves whether her actions were criminal.
California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a newspaper report Wednesday.
A Spokane man allegedly sent a text offering to sell marijuana to a Lewiston police officer by accident and wound up with a felony charge.
Although phone-message technology advanced steadily from cassette recorders attached to landlines to services offered by phone companies to cloud-based message storage for mobile devices, it’s now running up against a changing American society that places increasing value on saving every possible moment of time.
Requiring only hands-free cellphone use while driving in Idaho was a step too far for the Idaho Senate, which killed the bill citing government overreach Wednesday on a 22-13 vote.
The Idaho Senate has killed SB 1283a, the bill to allow only hands-free use of cell phones or other electronic devices while driving, on a 13-22 vote after a long debate. The bill, which would have replaced the state’s current ban on texting while driving,...
Legislation to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving cleared an Idaho Senate panel this afternoon an 8-1 vote; the measure also would repeal the state’s 2011 law banning texting while driving. That measure was just too hard to enforce, said Sen. Marv...
BOISE - Idaho lawmakers eager to curb rising numbers of fatal and serious injury car accidents are pursuing a ban on driving while talking on hand-held cell phones.
Of all the beautiful scenery to see in Honolulu, officials want to make sure residents and tourists get a good look at the street.
Washington drivers will now have to put down their cell phones under a new distracted driving law.
Washington state lawmakers just took a big step to change that with a new law signed earlier this week by Gov. Jay Inslee that bans holding a phone or other electronic device while driving.
Ben Lieberman just wanted to find out what may have caused the head-on collision that killed his 19-year-old son, Evan, on a highway north of New York City. It took a lawsuit and six months in court to get the cellphone records showing the driver of the car his son was in had been texting behind the wheel.
It’s like the seat-belt argument all over again: freedom vs. collective safety. But the price of tragedy is rarely confined to a single individual.
Common sense says a driver shouldn’t be holding a phone. So if you’re wondering why people aren’t being pulled over as they poke at them, it’s because the Legislature has failed to update the law.
OLYMPIA – Facebooking while driving would be just as illegal as texting while driving under a pair of bills announced Tuesday in the Washington Legislature.
Facebooking while driving would be just as illegal as texting while driving under a pair of bills announced Tuesday in the Washington Legislature.
Now drivers grab their smartphones and jump onto Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat and other apps that weren’t around in 2007. None of these acts is illegal. Only talking and texting are prohibited.
The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car.
Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency reported that so far, the text-to-911 program has gone well.