Microsoft sues Samsung in royalty dispute

Aug 2, 2014

Microsoft sues Samsung in royalty dispute

Microsoft said Friday it is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalties for patents behind the Android operating system. The two companies came to a deal in September 2011 to cross-license each other’s patent portfolios. Samsung wound up paying Microsoft royalties on ...

Beijing court hears gay 'conversion' case

Aug 1, 2014

Beijing court hears gay 'conversion' case

A Beijing court Thursday heard a landmark case on “gay conversion” treatment, while outside the courtroom an activist in a nurse’s uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle. “Homosexuality doesn’t need to be cured!” chanted supporters. “Haidian Court, oppose conversion therapy!” Homosexuality ...

Jul 31, 2014

Teen who climbed 1 World Trade Center pleads guilty

A teenager who climbed to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower in New York has pleaded guilty in an escapade that increased concerns about security at the nation’s tallest building. Justin Casquejo acknowledged Wednesday he broke a city misdemeanor law against ...

Dems cash in on anti-Obama chatter

Jul 30, 2014

Dems cash in on anti-Obama chatter

Impeaching President Barack Obama may be highly unlikely, but election-year chatter about it among conservatives has helped Democrats raise $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday. Since House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announced plans in June to sue the president, ...

Russia sues McDonald's over 'too many calories'

Jul 26, 2014

Russia sues McDonald's over 'too many calories'

Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald’s startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company’s now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products. The Russian consumer protection agency said Friday it is taking ...

U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

Jul 23, 2014

U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

Britain on Tuesday announced an inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian former spy who accused the Kremlin from his London deathbed of poisoning him with radioactive tea. The move comes as London pushes for greater sanctions against Moscow over the downing ...