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Hell’s Angels members plead guilty to murder conspiracy charges in Canada

Twenty-seven Hell’s Angels members have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder in part of a wide-ranging Canadian prosecution of the notorious motorcycle gang’s activities, officials said. More than 150 Hell’s Angels were arrested in 2009 after a major crackdown on five branches of the gang in eastern Canada. Charges against…

Roger Waters backs Bulgarian protesters during performance of ‘The Wall’

Former Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters backed anti-government protests in Bulgaria over the past two-and-a-half months during his show “The Wall Live” in Sofia late Friday. Red captions “No fucking way” and “Ostavka” in Cyrillic — which means resignation in Bulgarian — flashed upon Waters’ famous Wall during the performance…

Federal court upholds California ban on foie gras sales

A US federal appeals court upheld California’s ban on the sale of foie gras Friday, 13 months after the block on the controversial delicacy came into force. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims that the ban interferes with free trade, made in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles…

AT&T and T-Mobile embroiled in legal fight over the color magenta

AT&T to roll out a nationwide, no-contract service called Aio (via The Christian Science Monitor) T-Mobile CEO John Legere speaks during news conference in New York in July 2013. T-Mobile challenged Aio Wireless’ use of the color magenta in advertisements announcing Aio’s expanding US coverage program. (Mary Altaffer/ AP Photo/…

NFL quarterback’s bodyguards to be tried for shooting at wedding photographers

Three bodyguards working for American football star Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen are to stand trial in Costa Rica after firing shots at two photographers during an altercation at the couple’s 2009 wedding. A court in Puntarenas, on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, set a trial date for…

Ford recalls 370,000 vehicles due to steering risk

Ford Motor Co. said Friday it was recalling about 370,000 vehicles in North America due to possible corrosion of the steering shaft that could cause a loss of steering. The recall, affecting the 2005-2011 model years of the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles, will…

Concerns over attack on Syria drop U.S. stocks

US stocks closed out a mostly downcast week on a sour note Friday following fresh indications the Obama administration plans military action against Syria. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 38.17 (0.26 percent) at 14,802.78. The broad-based S&P 500 dropped 5.83 (0.36 percent) to 1,632.34, while…

Delta and Virgin Atlantic venture gets tentative immunity from antitrust laws

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways on Friday won tentative US approval for antitrust immunity for their proposed transatlantic joint venture, officials said. The Department of Transportation said it had recommended approving a request by the two airlines for protection from prosecution over antitrust issues, saying the tie-up would…

Georgia man found guilty of murdering 13-month-old baby

18-year-old De’Marquise Elkins was found guilty of murder on Friday for killing a 13-month-old boy sitting in his stroller in March 2013, the Associated Press reported. Elkins was also denied a bond request while his attorney, Jonathan Lockwood, prepares an appeal. He faces a possible sentence of life in prison.…

Lawyers offer lollipops to American Bankers Association for claiming copyright on routing numbers

In our time we’ve seen some pretty epic responses to bogus legal threats, but it appears we have a new contender for the throne. As a whole bunch of lawyers suddenly emailed me this morning, it appears there’s been a followup to our earlier story on…   [Beautiful sexy girl…

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