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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

Calif. hikers challenge forest Adventure Pass

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four hikers fed up with paying fees to visit national forests in California have filed a lawsuit seeking to do away with the U.S. Forest Service’s Adventure Pass. The San Gabriel […]

05/01/2013

Porn industry asks L.A. fed judge to invalidate Measure B

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Adult filmmakers and actors in Los Angeles are arguing that the county law requiring porn actors to wear condoms on film shoots is unconstitutional and should be invalidated, according to court papers obtained today.

04/10/2013

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