Ericsson Sues Apple Over Patents

(CNN) — Networking giant Ericsson is trying to stop Apple from importing iPhones and iPads to the U.S. The move is part of a patent dispute between the two companies. Ericsson says Apple stopped paying fees to use Ericsson patents on Apple phones. Apple insists Ericsson is charging too much for the patent fees. Ericsson … Continue reading »

Senate Passes “Clean” DHS Bill

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Department of Homeland Security is set to shutdown at midnight and Congress is at odds over how to avoid that from happening. The Senate has passed a so-called “clean” funding bill after stripping out provisions that would have blocked President Obama’s executive immigration orders. But House conservatives insist on including them … Continue reading »

FDA Faces Criticism after Outbreak

(CNN) — The FDA may face tough questions from doctors and Congress in the wake of a deadly superbug outbreak at a California hospital. The FDA found that medical scopes were the cause of the spread of superbug CRE at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Even though the scopes had been cleaned, they still carried … Continue reading »

World Wastes $400B in Food Every Year

By Alanna Petroff LONDON (CNNMoney) — Old, rotten food is part of a growing $400 billion problem. That’s how much food is wasted by consumers every year around the world, according to a new report by U.K. nonprofit Waste & Resources Action Programme. The vast majority of food is wasted in Asia, followed by Europe … Continue reading »

Jury Debates Death Penalty for Arias

(CNN) — An Arizona jury is deliberating on whether 34-year-old Jodi Arias should live or die in the 2008 murder of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. The jury began deliberating Wednesday afternoon. Arias was convicted in 2013 in the death of Travis Alexander. That jury couldn’t agree on life or death. If this new jury can’t … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: 2015 Top Pick Cars

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — Consumer Reports Top Pick cars for 2015 are the best of the best of the 270 cars recently tested in 10 of the most popular categories. Consumer Reports’ Top Picks are based on reliability data from more than a million vehicles and safety performance in government and industry tests, plus engineers drive … Continue reading »

California Plastic Bag Ban Delayed

(CNN) — Looks like “paper or plastic” will still be an option in California for a while longer. The state passed a law that prohibits stores from giving single-use plastic bags for free to consumers. It was set to go into effect in July, until Tuesday. The secretary of state announced opponents of the law … Continue reading »

Routh Found Guilty of Murder

(CNN) — A guilty verdict in the murder of Chris Kyle, the man depicted in the box office blockbuster American Sniper, has been reached. There was no question that Eddie Ray Routh killed Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. The jury was forced to wrestle with whether or not Routh’s mental illness was to blame. The … Continue reading »

Southwest Airlines Grounds 128 Jets

(CNN) — Southwest Airlines has grounded 128 jets for safety inspections. In a statement, the airline said it discovered an overdue required maintenance check for the standby hydraulic system. The carrier said it identified 182 aircraft that had overflown the check. It voluntarily removed the jets from service, began the maintenance checks, and disclosed the … Continue reading »

Backlogged Rape Kits Now Accounted For

(CNN) — The city of Houston is celebrating a major accomplishment in eliminating a backlog of untested rape kits. There were more than 6,000 untested rape kits, some dating back to the 1990s. Now, city officials say information from each of those cases has been accounted for and entered into the national DNA database. So … Continue reading »

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