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Ohio House OKs bill to stiffen texting-while-driving penalty

Nov. 16, 2022 17:29 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Drivers could be pulled over by police in some cases solely for holding or using a cellphone while driving under legislation that the Republican-led Ohio House passed Wednesday. The bill to crack down on distracted driving would stiffen penalties for texting...

Thousands of Portland mayor's texts were missing for years

Nov. 15, 2022 21:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of text messages from Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s city-issued iPhone and the phones of other top officials went missing for years from the public record, including texts he sent after former President Donald Trump directed federal agents to the city to quell...