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Jahi McMath (family photo)

Phil Matier: Jahi McMath Case Now At Center Of Malpractice Campaign

Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after a tonsillectomy at Children’s Hospital Oakland, has become the centerpiece of a political fundraising effort.

01/08/2014

A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

California Driverless Car Law Raises Privacy Concerns

California’s new driverless car legislation is raising a red flag from some consumer groups who are concerned the robo-cars could track a person’s movement and pass them on to advertisers.

09/27/2012

Moffett Field, Mountain View

Questions Arise Over Google’s Use Of Moffett Field In Mountain View

Critics, including a U.S. Senator, have raised concern over Google’s use of Moffett Field near Mountain View, saying the tech company is getting a sweetheart deal from the federal government.

05/17/2012

Examination in a doctor's office. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State Consumer Group Proposes New Approach To Health Insurance Rate Hikes

Non-profit Consumer Watchdog is looking for more transparency in how health insurance companies justify rate hikes and wants to give states rights to approve or reject them.

01/08/2012