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Lawyer tells jury women are 'especially good liars'

Memphis - A Tennessee lawyer is under fire after he told a jury during his client’s rape trial that women are “especially good” at lying because they are “the weaker sex.” The jury, composed mainly of women, acquitted the affluent businessman of rape.

Oracle's claim over Android's use of Java dismissed by jury

A judge has ruled that Google did not infringe on the copyright of software giant Oracle by using its Java programming language in Android without paying royalties. Oracle intends to appeal the decision which has been welcomed by software developers.

U.S. grand jury indicts anti-abortion activists

Washington - A Texas grand jury investigating allegations of misconduct against a major US abortion provider has instead indicted two anti-abortion activists who filmed the group in videos publicized by conservatives, officials said.

Op-Ed: Aunt loses suit against nephew, 12, over hug that broke her wrist

A woman who sued her nephew for allegedly breaking her wrist during an exuberant hug got exactly what she deserved. Nothing. It only took the jury 25 minutes to decide against Jennifer Connell, who was asking for $127,000 in damages against her nephew.

Microsoft told that Skype logo is too similar to Sky's

An EU court has ruled that Microsoft-owned video messaging software Skype's name and logo is too similar to that of broadcaster Sky, preventing Microsoft from trademarking the Skype branding and allowing Sky to pursue Microsoft for licensing if it wants.

Ferguson: Jury heard new narrative of teen's shooting

Ferguson - Black teen Michael Brown was fatally shot by policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, after an altercation at the side of the officer's car and 12 gunshots, a prosecutor said Monday.

U.S. jury reaches decision in Ferguson police shooting

Ferguson - The governor of the U.S. state of Missouri urged calm on Monday ahead of a verdict on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager.

US jury reaches decision in Ferguson police shooting

Ferguson - A US grand jury has reached a decision on whether or not to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager in a tense suburb, prosecutors said Monday.

Boston bombing suspect's friend convicted of obstructing probe

Boston - A friend of the lone surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect faces up to 20 years in prison after his conviction Monday of obstructing the FBI investigation of the 2013 attack.

Review: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ remains powerful in flawed Toronto production Special

Toronto - A stinging, gripping defence of presumption of innocence, “Twelve Angry Men” hasn’t lost any of its guts after nearly 60 years. It’s a credit to Reginald Rose’s sharp writing that the play overcomes the flaws of Soulpepper’s production.

Calif. hotel owner makes amends after losing anti-semitism case

Santa Monica - A pro-Israeli organization has canceled a protest at the Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica, California planned for today, after the hotel owner condemned anti-Semitism and agreed to donate to Jewish and Israeli charities.

Op-Ed: Apple makes mincemeat out of Samsung, reaps $1 billion award

Apple has largely prevailed over its rival Samsung, while Samsung was granted a reprieve of sorts in one of the largest technology lawsuits for patent infringement. Jury Awards $1 Billion to Apple.

Levi Bellfield murder trial – day three

A short report on the ongoing trial of convicted murderer Levi Bellfield for the 2002 murder of a thirteen year old girl in Surrey.

Joe Biden reported for jury duty but was not picked to serve

The vice president of the United States, Joe Biden, was recently called to jury duty. Biden is the most recent official of the Obama administration that has been called to jury duty.

President Obama skipping jury duty

President Barack Obama is skipping jury duty after being summoned in Illinois. An official of the White House said Sunday that the president has alerted the court he won't be able to make it.

Hung Jury Declares Mistrial In Van Dragging Of 15-Year-Old Girl

Almost a year after 15-year-old Siobhan McClintock was allegedly dragged behind a van at a church bootcamp for troubled youth, her named abusers are set free due to hung jury despite witness testimony, medical treatment and photos of multiple injuries.

Jury Finds José Padilla Guilty on all Counts

The jury of seven men and five women found Padilla, Adham Amin Hassoun and Kifah Wael Jayyousi guilty on all counts in their terrorism trial. The charges included conspiracy to kill people in an overseas jihad and to fund and support overseas terrorism.

Pitt Finds Himself Next To The Dock

Hollywood dreamboat and general all rounder, Brad Pitt strolled into his first day at jury service today with a smile in the surrounds of Hollywood, but the day ended abruptly when the case turned into a plea deal

When 9/11 Memories Are Still Too Vivid, Deciding On A Jury Seems Ever More Difficult

The case against Jose Padilla is to the jury, the toughest case yet. Finding that jury is proving even worse since emotions still run high the light of the 9/11 attacks

Man Blows Whistle on Pigeon-Shooters

BRIGANTINE, N.J. — A city worker was awarded $660,000 over claims he was unfairly punished after reporting that fellow employees were shooting pigeons for fun on department grounds.

Jury learns about S&M

The Bush administration has the federal justice department vigorously prosecuting the hardcore pornography industry. So far, 52 cases have been brought to trail by the justice department under President Bush. President Clinton only pursued 4 such cases.

'Suicide Bomb' CCTV Shown to Jury

A jury has been shown CCTV footage of the moment an alleged suicide bomber tried to detonate a device on a London underground train on 21 July 2005.

Grand Jury Convenes In Sean Bell Shooting Case

Grand Jury to investigate shooting of bridegroom at strip club, the night before wedding

Tylenol-3s like bullets murder jury told

A Mississauga man's decision to give tylenol-3s for two sister to use in the murder of thier alcoholic mother was like " putting bullets in a gun used as a murder weapon," crown Prosecuter Mike Cantlon told a jury.

Caged Kids

NORWALK, OHIO — Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of a couple accused of making some of their 11 adopted special needs children sleep in cages.

Jury Acquits Traveler Of Assaulting Airline Ticket Agent

NEWARK, NJ - After 3-1/2 hours of deliberation over two days, a Virginia man was acquitted of assaulting an airline ticket agent whose neck was broken during a confrontation as a delayed flight was boarding. A passenger John C. Davis, 31, was clear...

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