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NOAA shows one of four drones ready to be released into Hurricane Edouard from a hurricane hunter plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane Edouard Right Environment for Drone Test

LEGAL | By Jennifer Kay | Friday Sep 19, 2014
U.S. government scientists say Hurricane Edouard was the right storm to test new data-seeking drones. Four drones were launched into the hurricane this week, even as Edouard had 115 mph winds far out in the Atlantic.

Rise in Death Toll Linked to GM Ignition Switch Defect

LEGAL | Sep 17
More deaths are being blamed on an ignition switch defect in General Motors cars. The number currently sits at 19 -- and is expected to go even higher. Jeff Glor reports.

Kenneth Feinberg, the independent claims administrator for the General Motors Ignition Compensation Program, announces the details of the program during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.

GM Expert Says 19 Deaths Eligible for Compensation

LEGAL | By Tom Krisher | Sep 16
The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.

Ask An Immigration Lawyer :: The Diversity Lottery

LEGAL | By EDGE | Sep 15
One resource bi-national couples may find useful is the Diversity Lottery, also known as the Green Card Lottery. Attorney Caro Kinsella explains the DV for EDGE readers.

US Court Hears Debate in NSA Phone Records Case

LEGAL | By Larry Neumeister | Sep 3
A lawyer defending the government's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records found himself facing tough questions from judges wanting to know whether the program will lead to the government's study of "every American's everything."

Hollywood Hacked :: Explicit Celeb Photos Leaked

LEGAL | Sep 2
Dozens of private, nude photographs were accessed from A-listers' cloud-based storage systems online. Celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kate Upton were targeted. Anthony Mason reports.

SEC Adopts Rules on Loan-Backed Securities

LEGAL | By Marcy Gordan | Sep 2
Federal regulators voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by mortgages and auto loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors details on borrowers' credit records and income.

Dr. Eric De Jonge of Washington Hospital Center conducts a Medicare examines patient Beatrice Adams during a house call at her home in Washington.

Study: House Calls for Frail Elders Bring Savings

LEGAL | By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 29
The old-fashioned house call is starting to make a comeback as part of an effort to improve care for some of Medicare's most frail and expensive patients. According to a new study, this actually could save Medicare money.

California's Early Warning System for Earthquakes

LEGAL | Aug 28
A new early warning system developed at UC Berkeley provides a heads-up 10 seconds before an earthquake hits. Similar systems are already in place in Japan and Mexico, but the Berkeley team says $80 million is required to send message.

Tax Refunds May Get Hit Due to Health Law Credits

LEGAL | By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 28
Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.

Burger King Move Could Provide Huge Tax Reduction

LEGAL | Aug 27
As Burger King looks to purchase a Canadian donut chain, the merger could mean huge savings for the American fast food giant. If the deal is completed, and Burger King moves, the result would be a significantly lower corporate tax rate.