Ore. smokejumpers skydive into illegal pot garden A team of smokejumpers parachuting into a fire in the mountains of Southern Oregon landed in an illegal marijuana garden being prepared for growing season. The six smokejumpers from a base in Redmond found the site Monday evening, when there was a rash of lightning strikes. More
Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
Shell offers $51 million to settle Nigerian oil spills claim, but will pay much more Despite all of the bluster, Shell settled all of the claims mentioned in the press statement and all other subsequent court actions we brought against the company, including two libel actions ... damages caused.” In a judgment delivered by Mr Justice ... 06/20/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Happy 2nd birthday… and thanks a million The UKHRB team have worked tirelessly to comment on and summarise recent case law, often within a few days, if not hours, of a judgment being published ... certainly led to me meeting some fantastic co-bloggers and campaigners, and I am now regularly ... 04/4/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
A $2.5 Million Libel Judgment Brings the Question: Are Bloggers Journalists? That was the headline on a conservative blog following a $2.5 million judgment this month against blogger Crystal Cox in a defamation case tried in federal court in Oregon. It’s a case followed closely in both the blogosphere and in the traditional media ... 12/21/2011 - 7:00 pm | View Link
University Sues Former Investment Officer Thomas Kannam for $3 Million requesting a hearing which could force Kannam to put aside a $3 million pre-judgment remedy that would be paid to the University if it eventually wins its case. There was no public announcement, and Wesleyan’s Director of Media Relations, David Pesci ... 12/10/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
Disgraced journalist wants $75 million for destroying network’s credibility Remember, he’s “big on personal responsibility.” From the Times: Mr. Rather, 75, asserts that the network violated his contract by giving him insufficient airtime on “60 Minutes” after forcing him to step down as anchor of the “CBS Evening News ... 09/18/2007 - 1:00 pm | View Link
libel and slander Facts, information, pictures ... Get information, facts, and pictures about libel and slander at Encyclopedia.com. Make research projects and school reports about libel and slander easy with credible ... 10/20/2014 - 2:45 pm | View Website
Speaker Blog | Speaker.gov Democrats Like ObamaCare, & They’re Going to Force You to Keep It October 16, 2014. Confronted by a steel plant worker in Indiana who has seen his health care ... 10/20/2014 - 12:43 pm | View Website
Breaking Legal News & Entertainment Law Blog When Jessie Nizewitz filed a $10 million lawsuit in late August against Viacom and producers of VH1's Dating Naked for allegedly violating her privacy by failing to ... 10/20/2014 - 1:30 am | View Website
News & latest headlines from AOL News AOL Officials worry Ebola may have spread to Ohio. U.S. health officials announced Saturday they are actively monitoring more than 100 Ohioans for symptoms of ... 10/19/2014 - 7:25 pm | View Website
Congressional Budget Office | Nonpartisan Analysis for the ... CBO provides Congress with nonpartisan analyses for economic and budget decisions and with estimates required for the Congressional budget process. 10/19/2014 - 6:14 pm | View Website
Apple Pay is what’s known in the payment industry as a “contactless” payment system. Such systems allow users to buy things with credit or debit cards that are stored on their phones or in the cloud. Instead of swiping a credit card at a payment terminal, you just tap your phone onto a special receiver.
Music-streaming app Spotify is dropping its price for people wanting to link up with their family. After someone buys the initial account for $9.99 a month, each additional family member would receive a Spotify Premium subscription for 50 percent off, or $4.99.
Learning where the meat in your grocery store came from might get harder. In a ruling Monday, the World Trade Organization rejected U. S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The WTO said the requirements put Canadian and Mexican livestock at an unfair disadvantage.
Mirantis jumped on the OpenStack bandwagon a few years ago when most companies had never heard of it, and it has ridden the wave as the project has grown increasingly popular with each passing year. Today, the company announced $100M in Series B funding to continue its quest to be the leader in enterprise OpenStack, a chunk of change that should help it keep marching forward.