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Ore. judge skeptical of US argument on no-fly list

A federal judge in Oregon has begun hearings on a lawsuit against the federal government by 13 people who say they have been placed on the government’s secretive no-fly list.…
Barack Obama

Obama to meet with privacy, civil liberties board

Obama is holding his first meeting with a privacy and civil liberties board Friday as he seeks to make good on his pledge to have a public discussion about secretive government surveillance programs.…
Michael Jackson at London Press event 2009, Photo Credit: Courtesy: Sky News

Expert: Michael Jackson was totally sleep-deprived

Michael Jackson’s inability to learn new dance moves and remember the lyrics to his songs were symptoms that the singer was totally sleep deprived by the time of his death, a sleep expert told a jury Friday.…
gav

Text messages forced mistrial in NV brothel case

An ex-prostitute accused of attacking a co-worker with a claw hammer in a dispute over missing beer at a rural Nevada brothel will be retried on an attempted murder charge after a judge declared a mistrial because a juror sent text messages to a public defender about the jury…
Sean Parker, Alexandra Lenas

Billionaire paid fines or risked canceled wedding

The Big Sur resort where Sean Parker held his posh, Lord of the Rings-inspired wedding threatened to cancel it if he didn’t agree to pay for the unpermitted wedding construction and the inn’s past land use violations…
EPA

Some residents oppose Wyo.-EPA frack study deal

Some Wyoming residents say they were excluded from a deal that has the state government taking over further study of tainted drinking water in their area from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.…
Colorado Wildfires

Fire threatens Colorado mountain town of 400

A massive wildfire working overtime in hot, windy weather was headed toward a tourist town in Colorado’s southwestern mountains on Friday, and fire managers rate the chances of saving it as slim if the fire continues its course.…
files

Mass. man who ordered tie gets SS numbers instead

With a little more than two weeks to go before their wedding, Emily Dreyfuss’ fiance ordered a tie and pocket square from Gap chain Banana Republic’s website to go with his Navy blue suit.…
arrest

9 arrested at Ariz. studio linked to prostitution

At least nine people could be charged after authorities raided a Phoenix studio on Thursday that investigators say used pornography as a front for prostitution, ostensibly luring clients who want to star in their own adult films.…