• Jury says Samsung must pay $539 million for copying parts of iPhone

    A federal jury decided Thursday that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages for illegally copying some of the iPhone’s features to lure people into buying its competing products. The verdict is the latest twist in a legal battle that began in 2011. Previous rulings had already determined that Samsung infringed on some of […]

  • What new digital driver’s licenses mean for motorists, police

    There’s an app for almost everything these days, whether it’s shopping, tracking your eating or exercise or finding your way. Now driver’s licenses are making the transition from a card carried in a pocket or purse to a digital application on your mobile phone. Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Maryland, Wyoming and the District of Columbia are […]

  • Plaque Honoring Carrie Fisher Cemented in Forecourt at Chinese Theatre

    A plaque honoring the late actress Carrie Fisher, famed for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” film franchise, was officially installed in cement in the TCL Chinese Theatre forecourt Thursday. The plaque was originally unveiled in December prior to the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” but it is now affixed […]

  • Sex without explicit consent is now rape in Sweden

    Sweden has adopted a law requiring people to get explicit consent before sexual contact. Otherwise it will be considered as rape. In Wednesday’s vote, Swedish lawmakers approved the change by 257 votes to 38, with 54 absentees. The law, which goes into effect July 1, says “it is no longer necessary for the offender to […]

  • In Hawaii, a family says goodbye to home passed from father to son

    When Noah Friend and Shantel Pacarro returned to their home in Leilani Estates on Hawaii’s Big Island this week, the problem wasn’t the glowing lava from the Kilauea volcano that has threatened the region — it was large cracks in the ground, running right beneath their house. But the land doesn’t really belong to them […]

  • Sephora to offer free makeup classes for transgender community

    Beauty retailer Sephora is launching complimentary makeup classes across the U.S. specifically geared toward transgender and gender-nonbinary individuals. The company recently announced it would introduce a class called “Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community” to its current slate of makeup programming. Beginning in June, each 90-minute session will feature personalized skincare advice, application techniques and […]

  • Parkland families sue gun manufacturer and dealer, citing complicity

    The families of two students killed in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are filing lawsuits against the gun manufacturer and seller of the weapon used in the massacre. The parents of Jaime Guttenberg and Max Schacter say that American Outdoor Brands, the company that makes the AR-15 assault rifle used by the suspected shooter Nikolas […]

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