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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday set an October special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Frank Lautenberg's death, a decision that gets voters the quickest possible say on who will represent them in Washington but preserves Christie as the top attraction on November's ballot.
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took steps on Tuesday intended to curb lawsuits brought by companies, disparagingly called "patent trolls," that make or sell nothing but specialize in suing others for infringement, and he asked for new federal regulations and action from Congress. The offensive - announced ahead of an Obama fundraising trip this week to Silicon Valley in California - came as U.S. lawmakers and courts also are looking for ways to reduce the number of unwarranted patent lawsuits. ...