Senate votes to kill FCC’s broadband privacy rules | PCWorld

The U.S. Senate has voted to kill broadband provider privacy regulations prohibiting them from selling customers’ web-browsing histories and other data without permission.

The Senate’s 50-48 vote Thursday on a resolution of disapproval would roll back Federal Communications Commission rules requiring broadband providers to receive opt-in customer permission to share sensitive personal information, including web-browsing history, geolocation, and financial details with third parties. The FCC approved the regulations just five months ago.

Source: Senate votes to kill FCC’s broadband privacy rules | PCWorld

Route 30 work in North Huntingdon to restrict lanes | TribLIVE

Repairs along on Route 30 in North Huntingdon will cause nighttime westbound lane restriction between Rocky Road and North Huntingdon Square from April 3 until May 12, weather permitting, PennDOT said.

The work will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. the following day.

The restriction will be in place to allow crews to construct a storm sewer along with two manholes, two inlets and an endwall in the stream channel. Upon completion, a new road surface will be placed in the disturbed area along with new curb ramps and curb areas, the state said.

Source: Route 30 work in North Huntingdon to restrict lanes | TribLIVE

Amtrak train derails, clips another train at Penn Station | New York Post

An Amtrak train derailed during the Friday morning rush hour at Penn Station and then sideswiped an incoming New Jersey Transit train, crippling service, witnesses and sources said.

Several people suffered minor injuries on the 1,000-passenger NJ Transit train as it scraped past the derailed Amtrak Acela Express train while pulling in around 9 a.m., sources said.

Source: Amtrak train derails, clips another train at Penn Station | New York Post

Trump administration grants approval for Keystone XL pipeline

The decision marks a revival for the controversial pipeline, which the Obama administration halted.

Source: Trump administration grants approval for Keystone XL pipeline

Senate votes to lift limits on hunting Alaska grizzlies and wolves on federal land

The White House calls climate change research a ‘waste.’ Actually, it’s required by law

The Arctic just set a grim new record for low levels of sea ice

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Suspended Mt. Pleasant officer faces new charges | TribLIVE

State police arrested John A. Brown, 44, on four counts of felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, two counts of felony aggravated indecent assault and four counts of misdemeanor indecent assault related to incidents that took place in Allegheny, Beaver and Erie counties between March 2014 and October 2015, according to criminal complaints.

Brown, a former part-time officer who lists his home address as Mt. Lebanon, is awaiting trial on charges that he choked a woman after she resisted his sexual advances at another home he owns in Donegal Township in December 2015. Motions in that trial are scheduled for April or May, and he was suspended from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department.

Source: Suspended Mt. Pleasant officer faces new charges | TribLIVE

Mexico’s Top Diplomat Says Nation Can Survive End of Nafta

Mexico is prepared for the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement if it can’t reach a deal with the U.S. and Canada that benefits all three nations, the country’s top diplomat said.

Source: Mexico’s Top Diplomat Says Nation Can Survive End of Nafta

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White Teen Arrested After Falsely Accusing Three Black Men Of Rape &am

An 18-year-old Texas woman was arrested Wednesday after she falsely accused three Black men of rape two weeks ago, reports the Dallas News.

The woman, ID’d by police as Breana Harmon Talbott, riled up the town of Denison, Texas when she claimed she was abducted and sexually assaulted by two Black men while another held her down.

According to the outlet, on March 8 Talbott ran into a local church wearing only a t-shirt, bra and underwear, asking for help.

In a released statement, Denison Police Chief Jay Burch revealed that Talbott confessed to the hoax on Tuesday, leading to a Wednesday arrest. She also admitted to self-inflicted wounds.

Source: White Teen Arrested After Falsely Accusing Three Black Men Of Rape &am