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Judge deals NSA defeat on bulk phone collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge says the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches. The judge put his decision on hold pending a nearly certain government […]

12/16/2013

The Notre Dame administration building, known as the Golden Dome, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, FILE)

Notre Dame sues over birth control mandate

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday filed another lawsuit opposing portions of the federal health care overhaul that forces it to provide health insurance for students and employees that […]

12/03/2013

Small coffee producer prevails over Starbucks

TUFTONBORO, N.H. (AP) — A small New Hampshire coffee producer that operates out of a barn has prevailed in a trademark infringement case brought by Starbucks over a blend called “Charbucks.” “We’re just a mom-and-pop […]

11/18/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

Judge approves deal dismissing Paula Deen lawsuit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge signed off Monday on a deal to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen. A civil lawsuit accusing the former Food Network star and her brother […]

08/26/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

Sides agree to drop Paula Deen discrimination suit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers signed a deal Friday to drop a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen, who was dumped by the Food Network and other business partners after she […]

08/24/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

Lawyers settle Paula Deen lawsuit in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers signed a deal Friday to drop a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen, who was dropped by the Food Network and other business partners after she […]

08/23/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

Race-based claims thrown out in Paula Deen lawsuit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen has already cost the celebrity cook a valuable chunk of her […]

08/12/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

NY man pleads guilty in Paula Deen extortion case

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A New York man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to trying to extort $200,000 from Paula Deen by threatening to reveal damaging information about the embattled celebrity cook if she […]

08/10/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

NY man pleads not guilty in Deen extortion plot

  SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A New York man has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to extort embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen. Federal court documents show Thomas George Paculis of Newfield, N.Y., appeared […]

07/16/2013

Feds: Traditional probe used in Ill. terror case

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors haven’t denied that an expanded U.S. phone and internet surveillance program triggered an investigation that led to terrorism charges against a Chicago-area teenager, a defense attorney said Thursday. Thomas Durkin told […]

06/13/2013

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