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Trade panel rules for Apple in copyright dispute against Samsung

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. trade panel on Friday ruled that South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd infringes on portions of two Apple Inc patents on digital mobile devices, a decision likely to inflame passions in the long-running dispute. The U.S. International Trade Commission issued a limited exclusion order and…

Montana Attorney General blames reporters for online threats against them

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox (R) suggested that Associated Press reporters who were threatened after their personal information was leaked online brought it upon themselves, Mother Jones reported on Friday. “Whether or not there is a chilling effect I guess the media, the journalistic profession needs to contemplate when they…

Federal prosecutors say Bernie Madoff was in ‘love triangle’ with employee

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bernard Madoff was in a “love triangle” involving one of five former employees who are about to go on trial for helping him run his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, prosecutors said. Madoff pleaded guilty in March 2009 to running a fraud of up to…

Bryan Fischer plays doctor: ‘Concealed sin can cause physical illness’

Christian radio host Bryan Fischer dispensed some medical advice on Thursday, advising a caller that confessing one’s sins could take care of physical ailments. “This is really preventive medicine here,” Fischer told the caller. “You want to be healed, you want to be physically strong, then pray for one another…

Bail denied for Florida man who posted pic of dead wife’s body on Facebook

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) – The Florida man who confessed to fatally shooting his wife and posted a grisly picture of her bloodied corpse on Facebook was ordered held without bail on Friday after he was arrested on a murder charge. Derek Medina, shackled and wearing a short-sleeved green…

Prosecutors present last witnesses at Bradley Manning’s sentencing

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – U.S. Army prosecutors presented their last witnesses on Friday in the sentencing phase of Private First Class Bradley Manning’s court-martial for providing a trove of secret files to WikiLeaks. Defense lawyers for Manning, who faces up to 90 years in prison, are…

2 bodies found after small plane crashes into Connecticut homes

By Michelle McLoughlin EAST HAVEN, Connecticut (Reuters) – Two bodies have been located after a small plane crashed into two houses in East Haven, Connecticut, on Friday, and the death toll could rise, Governor Dannel Malloy said. Emergency workers have “visuals” on two bodies in the basement of one of…

Teens bused to Albuquerque to protest ‘abortion holocaust’ outside actual Holocaust museum

As part of its “Do You Know? Do You Care?” campaign, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust staged a protest Thursday outside of the New Mexico Holocaust and Intolerance Museum. The activists not only held signs reading “ABQ: America’s Auschwitz,” they entered the museum to hand out leaflets and demand it…

World religions wonder if test-tube meat is kosher

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS (Reuters) – When the world’s first test-tube beef burger was cooked and eaten this week, food critics all asked about its taste. For many Jews, Muslims and Hindus, the first question was whether their faith allowed them to try it. Religious websites were abuzz…

Mark Kelly and his twin to serve as research subjects for long-duration spaceflight

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – NASA’s only identical twin astronauts are planning to serve as guinea pigs for studies investigating the genetic impacts of long-duration spaceflight. Astronaut Mark Kelly, who commanded four space shuttle missions including the final flight of Endeavour, is set to be a test…

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