Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usSun, 24 May 2015 07:09:53 EDTSun, 24 May 2015 07:09:53 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssRegulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spillhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/587567.htmlLOS ANGELES - The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday.Sat, 23 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTWal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changerhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/587568.htmlNEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.Sat, 23 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTTobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effectshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/587569.htmlWASHINGTON - America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.Sat, 23 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTLocal ban nullified by Texas; fracking resumeshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/587570.htmlDENTON, Texas - A North Texas city whose fracking ban prompted state lawmakers to limit such local power says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.Sat, 23 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTMcDonald's CEO 'proud' of pay hike; protesters want morehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/587523.htmlNEW YORK - McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was "incredibly proud" of a decision to bump pay for some workers, even after protesters called on the company to do more outside its annual shareholder meeting.Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT