Apple?s Antitrust Reply On eBooks: ?We Benefited The Public?
May 30 2012 6:42 AM EDT
Apple has acknowledged that its iPad made it a major force in ebooks but denied that it?s stifling competition in a formal reply to the Justice Department's antitrust suit.
Supreme Court Dodges Cases Testing Boundaries Of Taser Use
May 29 2012 5:27 PM EDT
The U.S. Supreme Court let an appeals court ruling stand that said police used excessive force when tasering two women, though the officers had immunity from lawsuits.
Miami Cannibal Rudy Eugene: Gruesome Photos Of The Zombie Attack Surface On The Internet [PICTURES]
May 29 2012 2:14 PM EDT
The Internet has been abuzz with the shocking news out of Miami, after a homeless man named Rudy Eugene was discovered in a zombie-like state as he chomped on another man's face and neck before being shot and killed by police. Three never-before-seen photos of the crime scene, including pictures of the victim and the assailant after the attack, are at the bottom of the page.
Appeals Court Reignites Religious Row Over Ten Commandments In North Dakota
May 29 2012 1:50 PM EDT
An atheist and agnostic group in North Dakota won the right to sue over a decades-old Ten Commandments display in Fargo.
Who Is Brett Kimberlin? Meet The 'Speedway Bomber' Turned 'Liberal Activist'
May 25 2012 1:32 PM EDT
Brett Kimberlin, also known as the Speedway Bomber, is the infamous male who set an Indiana town ablaze with a series of coordinated bombings in 1978. The man behind the madness was also convicted of thirty three additional crimes, including illegal use of a Department of Defense insignia, and the Presidential Seal, both of which were used to procure the hard-to-come-by explosives used in the bombings.
Women Soldiers Sue To Scrap U.S. Military Combat Ban
May 24 2012 3:29 PM EDT
Two U.S. Army reservists say the ban on women serving in combat roles violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Facebook's Shares Recover, But IPO Wounds Fester
May 24 2012 12:22 PM EDT
Shares of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social network, rose $1.03 to close at $33.03 on Thursday. A week ago, they were priced at $38 for the IPO.
AG Holder Defends Embattled Voting Rights Act
May 23 2012 2:57 PM EDT
As the 1965 Voting Rights Act comes under fire from Republican lawmakers and conservative justices on the Supreme Court, Holder explains why it's still needed to fight inequality at the polls.
Las Vegas Bellagio Robbery Ends With Dealer Pepper Sprayed By Thieves, 5 Other Famous Vegas Casino Robberies
May 23 2012 11:00 AM EDT
Another unsuccessful casino robbery took place at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The beginner's level heist went down on Saturday, May 19, when Michael Belton, 24, and an at-large accomplice named Carlos Rodriguez, attempted to get away with a stack of casino chips after shooting pepper-spray in to the dealers face.
Who Is Melissa Bowerman? Meet The High School Track Coach Who Got Fired For Taking A Student To Prom
May 22 2012 3:30 PM EDT
Melissa Bowerman, a 41-year-old volunteer track coach in Oregon, was recently fired after she attended the school's prom with a 17-year-old male student.
US Airways Flight 787 Diverted To Maine When Passenger Claims To Have 'Surgically Implanted Device'
May 22 2012 2:23 PM EDT
U.S. Airways flight 787 was diverted to Maine on Tuesday, May 22, where it landed safely after reports of a passenger showing suspicious behavior. according to CNN , a passenger who claimed to have a device surgically implanted inside her triggered a security scare that led the plane to divert to North Carolina, with NORAD F-15 fighter jets by its side.
Monsanto Maize: EU Blocks France Ban On MON 810 Yieldgard
May 22 2012 11:15 AM EDT
Days after France attempted to ban a genetically-modified strain of maize created by the controversial agricultural company Monsanto, based in St. Louis, Mo., the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rejected France's grounds for banning the maize, even though France believes the corn is harmful to the environment.
Supreme Court To Decide Whether U.S. Foreign Surveillance Challenge Can Proceed
May 21 2012 3:46 PM EDT
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on whether attorneys, journalists and human rights groups have standing to challenge the government's expanded power to spy on international communications.
Dharun Ravi Sentence: Former Rutgers Student Gets 30 Days In Jail, Should He Have Received A Longer Sentence?
May 21 2012 1:45 PM EDT
Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers student, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after being convicted of criminal charges including invasion of privacy and tampering with evidence.The sentencing comes two months after Ravi was convicted of crimes that provoked the suicide of his Rutgers University roommate Tyler Clementi.
State AGs Urge Supreme Court To Back Montana's Corporate Money Ban [READ BRIEF]
May 21 2012 1:20 PM EDT
Led by New York's Eric Schneiderman, a group of 23 Democratic and Republican attorneys general asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to uphold Montana's ban on direct corporate spending in local campaigns.
NYPD Stop-And-Frisk Policy Altered Amid Class Action Suit
May 18 2012 4:30 PM EDT
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly made some changes to the controversial stop-and-frisk policy that disproportionally affects young black and Latino men.
US Sen. John McCain Trashes Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling [READ BRIEF]
May 18 2012 2:02 PM EDT
Sen. John McCain, the Republican author of a bipartisan campaign-finance law at the heart of the Citizens United case, filed a brief with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse urging U.S. Supreme Court justices to uphold a Montana anti-corruption law that bans independent corporate political spending.
Illegal File Sharing Case Poses $675,000 Question For Supreme Court
May 17 2012 3:52 PM EDT
Inside Joel Tenenbaum's legal crusade against the recording industry and a $675,000 penalty for file sharing.
JPMorgan Slapped With Shareholder Suits Over $2B Trading Loss
May 16 2012 5:25 PM EDT
JPMorgan's $2 billion trading loss makes the financial giant an easy target for shareholder lawsuits.
NDAA Veto Threat: White House Rejects Provisions of House Defense Bill
May 16 2012 3:01 PM EDT
While the Obama administration rejected to several section's of the House's proposed NDAA bill, a controversial indefinite detention provision for terrorism suspects was not among them.