March 14, 2013 |
NEW DELHI -- The death Thursday of one of the last senior leaders of Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime before his trial concluded underscores flaws in the war-crimes tribunal process that threaten to undermine the pursuit of global justice, according to lawyers, human rights activists and victims. Ieng Sary, 87, who died after a battle with heart disease and high blood pressure, was co-founder and foreign minister of the Khmer Rouge. An estimated 1.7 million Cambodians, one quarter of the nation's population at the time, died of disease, starvation, forced labor and execution during its 1975-79 reign.
March 14, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See below for details. Former "The Price is Right" model Brandi Cochran has lost out on a nearly $8.5-million judgment in a discrimination lawsuit after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge overturned a jury's findings and ordered a new trial. Cochran, one of the game show's models, filed suit against the producers after she was denied a return spot on the show after she became pregnant in 2010. A jury agreed with her late last year and came to a 9-3 decision to order FremantleMedia North America and The Price is Right Productions to pay her the money.
February 5, 2013 |
NEW DELHI, India -- Protesters clashed with police in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on Tuesday after a tribunal sentenced an Islamic party leader to life in prison for his role in the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan. The International Crimes Tribunal handed down the verdict against Abdul Quader Mollah, 64, a senior figure in the Jamaat-e-Islami party, in a crowded, heavily guarded courtroom at the high court complex in Dhaka. Jamaat called a general strike Tuesday that shuttered shops and schools and slowed traffic to a crawl in parts of the capital.
January 30, 2013 |
A federal judge has denied Apple's request to increase the size of the $1.05-billion judgment a jury awarded the company last summer in its patent infringement case against Samsung. Apple had requested that the size of the verdict be tripled because Samsung had "willfully" infringed Apple patents. U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose disagreed. PHOTOS: Devices in the Apple-Samsung trial Koh also denied requests from both companies for a new trial based on portions of the original verdict they did not like. Apple has already appealed Koh's denial of its request to ban 26 Samsung products that were covered in the original trial.
January 26, 2013 |
CAIRO - Deadly clashes and an attempted jailbreak erupted in the Egyptian city of Port Said after 21 soccer fans were sentenced to death for killing rivals in a riot last year that underlined the nation's wider unrest and deepening political schisms. At least 30 people were reported killed Saturday, including two police officers. Buildings burned and mobs ran through the streets hoisting the wounded and chanting against the government. Concern intensified that protesters would take up weapons smuggled in from Libya and Sudan.
December 18, 2012 |
Oscar ballots went out Monday. Early birds have already ticked off their choices for best picture and returned to packing for holiday getaways and/or finding the best recipe for tofu ham. How's the race shaping up? A look at the movies contending for best picture, foreign-language film and documentary. BEST PICTURE "Lincoln" "Zero Dark Thirty" "Argo" "Silver Linings Playbook" "Les Misérables" "Life of Pi" "The Master" "Skyfall" "Moonrise Kingdom" "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Bubbling under: "Django Unchained," "Flight," "Amour," "The Impossible," "Anna Karenina," "The Dark Knight Rises" Analysis: We've reached the point in the best picture race where we're confident enough to put four films in the circle of trust.
December 5, 2012 |
Mobile rivals Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. return to a San Jose federal court Thursday to renew their high-stakes legal wrangling that could ultimately determine control of the red-hot smartphone market. Samsung wants the court to toss out a $1-billion jury verdict against it for patent infringement. Apple wants to block sales of some Samsung smartphones in the U.S, including the Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S II, and the Droid Charge. The hearing is crucial for both companies as each tries to gain leverage in the fast-growing, $150-billion global market.
December 4, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before tormenting Giants fans about the Redskins win. The Skinny: Today's Morning Fix is 80% News Corp.-related. That wasn't intentional, it just sometimes works out that way. Stories include a probing profile of Elisabeth Murdoch, Roger Ailes' efforts to convince David Petraeus to run for president and how Hollywood took Michigan for a ride. Daily Dose: Sunday's midseason finale of "The Walking Dead" scored a bigger rating among adults 18-to-49 than any broadcast network show this season.
October 18, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before mourning the demise of Newsweek. The Skinny: Since Major League Baseball called a game for rain without a drop in the sky, I'm declaring today a snow day. Go back to bed! Thursday's headlines include Warner Bros.' big win in its legal battle over the rights to Superman, a look at all the Jeff Zucker-CNN speculation, and Dish and Cablevision may be near a settlement. Daily Dose: CNN founder Ted Turner went on CBS' morning show Thursday and said he'd prefer "a little less fluff" on the cable news channel.
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October 3, 2012 |
A 25-year-old man has been found guilty of fatally stabbing the son of a Japanese filmmaker in a Beverly Hills carport in 2010, a crime that prosecutors claim was fueled by the belief that the victim had forced the man's girlfriend into prostitution and pornography shoots. Scott Barker was also convicted Tuesday, after less than a day of deliberations, of two sentencing enhancements: lying in wait and using a knife in the commission of a crime. Barker faces life in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 9. "I'm really disappointed," said Barker's attorney, Bradley Brunon, moments after the verdict.