Articles by Todd Shields and Daniel Flatley

Senators Urge Allies to Heed Trump’s Warning on China’s Huawei

U.S. senators warned allies that Chinese telecommunications companies such as Huawei Technologies Co. can’t meet security standards for advanced networks due in part to Chinese law that demands cooperation with security agencies. “There is no way in hell China can …

Senate OK of Farm Bill Sends It to President Trump Who Is Expected to Sign It

The House cleared farm legislation that renews agricultural subsidies and food aid for low-income families without a controversial provision backed by conservatives and President Donald Trump that would have toughened work requirements to qualify for assistance. The bill passed 369 …

Senate Passes Farm Bill with Crop Insurance, Food Stamps, Hemp Farming

The Senate passed a five-year farm bill renewing agricultural subsidies and food aid for low-income families after weeks of negotiations over work requirements for food stamp recipients and a last-minute snag over forestry provisions. The $867 billion measure, which also …

Democrats, Republicans Tentatively Agree on Farm Bill with Crop Insurance

Democrats and Republicans said they reached a tentative deal on farm legislation after jettisoning controversial work requirements for food stamp recipients demanded by President Donald Trump and conservatives in the House. Lawmakers said Thursday they expect both chambers to take …

Students Lead March for Stronger Gun Safety Laws

Thousands of high school students and supporters gathered in Washington and across the U.S. Saturday to demand tougher gun laws from an older generation that’s delivered little change after years of mass shootings. Participants in the March for Our Lives …

Civilian Drone Safety Incidents Keep Rising

The number of reported safety incidents involving civilian drones is on track to rise dramatically again this year, with almost as many in the first nine months of 2017 as for all of last year. Through September, the Federal Aviation …

Defense Bill Would Revive Civilian Drone Registration Requirement

The government’s registration system for owners of civilian drones would be restored in a defense policy bill agreed to by House and Senate negotiators. The measure boosting aviation regulators’ ability to regulate the burgeoning world of small unmanned vehicles was …