Drone Testing Sites Named, Police Deaths Drop, Obamacare Rules Hit Vending Machines: P.M. Links

  • I don't suppose pointing out that the items inside already have calorie counts on them will make a difference, will it? No, of course not.Keep your eyes on the skies in
    Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia. Those
    are the states selected by the federal government for
    drone test sites
  • The incoming mayor of Boston is not on board with the police
    there getting
    AR-15 rifles
  • As said police continue their efforts to militarize, 2013 saw
    fewest number of police killed
    by firearms since 1887. More
    were killed in car crashes. Overall deaths in the line of duty are
    the lowest since 1959.
  • But what about those on the other side of that thin blue line?
    In Seattle, shootings by the police accounted for
    one-fifth of all homicides
    in the city, six out of 29. Police
    officials there blame poor management of those with mental
  • The latest stupid revelation from the unexplored innards of the
    Affordable Care Act is that next year vending machines will be
    required to show
    calorie counts
    for the products inside. This is expected to
    cost vendors (and therefore consumers) about $25 million a
  • France’s proud rejection of Economics 101 continues apace. The
    government has given approval to a
    75 percent tax on the rich
    . It has also ordered car services
    like Uber to institute a
    15-minute wait
    before picking up riders in a completely
    undisguised move to protect taxi drivers from competition.

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