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Starbucks Is Being Sued For Serving Too Much Ice

If you’ve every felt cheated by the amount of ice in a Starbucks cold drink, worry not—someone is on your side.<p>An Illinois woman has sued …

Coffee

Millions of Recalled Cars Roam the Road, Potentially Risking Lives

When the 2002 Honda Civic crashed into the back of another car in a Houston suburb, authorities said the impact was moderate, and that everyone should have “been able to walk away,” according to a sheriff’s deputy. Instead, the Honda’s 17-year-old driver bled to death.<p>The young woman likely would …

General Motors
U.S. Department of Justice

The Fight Between Apple and the FBI Could Shape the Future of Digital Privacy | VICE News

The FBI's seemingly straightforward request for Apple to unlock an iPhone that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino mass shooting last year has massive repercussions for the future of privacy.<p>On Tuesday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook published a letter to customers saying that the company …

Privacy

New Indiana Law Allows Businesses to Deny Service to Gays

Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a controversial religious freedom bill that could allow businesses and individuals to deny services to gays, in a move that prompted protests from some business leaders.<p>Supporters of the bill, which was passed overwhelmingly by both chambers …

Marc Beeson: We can't let outdated music licensing laws put songwriters out of business

I love writing songs. I have since I was very young. And I have weathered unimaginable odds to get to a place where I can actually make a living at it.<p>When I was just starting out, I played in a band, traveling and writing songs on the side. I’ll never forget one gig in New Mexico, where we played …