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David House poses with his laptop computer at his Somerville, Mass. home on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NY suit challenging laptop searches is tossed

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. border agents should have the authority to search laptop computers carried by news photographers and other travelers at international border crossings without reasonable suspicion, a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled […]

12/31/2013

Dr. Kermit Gosnell (Photo credit: Philadelphia District Attorney's office/AP)

Pa. abortion doc gets 30 years in drug sentencing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia doctor already serving life in prison for performing rogue abortions has been sentenced to a concurrent 30 years for distributing painkillers. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is serving life without parole […]

12/16/2013

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Apple wants Samsung to pay $22M for legal bills

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple wants Samsung Electronics to pay $22 million of the legal bills that the iPhone and iPad maker has rung up so far defending its mobile device patents in a […]

12/06/2013

An American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane at parked at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Judge refuses to block American-US Airways merger

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge refused to block a merger between American Airlines and US Airways on Friday, saying a bankruptcy judge correctly rejected arguments made by a lawyer for some consumers. San Francisco […]

12/06/2013

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Judge strikes down clergy tax-free housing money

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has struck down a law that gives clergy tax-free housing allowances in a decision that could have far-reaching financial ramifications for pastors across the U.S. In her decision […]

11/23/2013

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban at an NBA game in Dallas on March 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes, File)

Jury says Cuban did not commit insider trading

DALLAS (AP) — Mark Cuban won a years-long fight with the federal government Wednesday when jurors said that the billionaire basketball owner did not commit insider-trading when he sold his shares in an Internet company […]

10/16/2013

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Judge OKs deal to end Ala. HIV inmate segregation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A federal judge has approved a settlement to end the segregation of HIV-positive inmates in Alabama prisons. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued an opinion Monday saying the agreement isn’t perfect […]

09/30/2013

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Court rules that clicking ‘Like’ on Facebook is free speech

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Clicking “Like” on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech and can be considered the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit […]

09/18/2013

Oct. 7, 2007 photo of New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau.  (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

NFL to pay $765M to settle concussion lawsuits

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL has agreed to spend close to $800 million to diagnose and compensate potentially thousands of retired players who develop dementia and other brain disorders they blame on the violent, bone-crunching […]

08/29/2013

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NYPD head: Stop-frisk ruling will hurt minorities

NEW YORK (AP) – Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly assailed a federal judge’s finding of racial discrimination and demand for changes to his department’s stop and frisk practice, telling a Sunday news show that minority communities […]

08/18/2013

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