Canadian Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Rhino Horns

     (CN) - A Canadian antiques dealer pleaded guilty to charges he attempted to smuggle two black rhinoceros horns from New York to British Columbia, where he intended to sell them.     Xiao Ju Guan, also known as Tony Guan, entered his plea in the federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday.     "I knew I was violating the law," Guan said during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain.    &...

Apple-Samsung II Ends in Royalties and Appeals

     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - A federal judge late Tuesday entered the final judgment in the second Apple-Samsung patent kerfuffle, awarding $119,625,000 to Apple and just $158,400 to Samsung.     Two hours later, Samsung filed a notice of appeal to the Federal Circuit.     Along with the final judgment entry, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh also ordered Samsung to pay ongoing royalties for continuing infringements of three o...

Try Al-Libi Before He Croaks, Judge Says

     MANHATTAN (CN) - An accused terrorist's terminal liver cancer has put a whole new spin on the speedy-trial clock.     Nazih Abdul Hamed al Ruqai, better known by his nom de guerre Abu Anas al-Libi, has been a wanted man for more than two decades.     He is suspected of having scouted the targets for two U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people and wounded thousands in 1998.   ...

Bill Cosby Sexual Abuse Scandal: Why We’ve Yet To Hear A Denial Of The Allegations

Bill Cosby Sexual Abuse Scandal: Why We’ve Yet To Hear A Denial Of The Allegations The past 12 days of Bill Cosby news has been sad for me. In 1966, at just 16-years -old, I saw the young, “up-and-coming” Bill Cosby perform on stage in San Francisco. He sat in a chair in the middle of a huge stage and mesmerized an audience of a thousand people for over an hour with his hilarious tales of growing up with a strict father, his hapless brother, and the lovable neighbor kid, Fat Albert. It was in that performance that he first told the now famous story of God talking to Noah, ...

Haitian Immigrants Have Case Against D.C.

     (CN) - Haitian immigrant workers at a public school bus terminal in Washington can pursue claims that they had to pay kickbacks for overtime, a federal judge ruled.     Mica Saint-Jean, Guerline Bourciquot and Marie Dorlus brought the class action against the District of Columbia in 2012, alleging they were barred from working overtime hours at a D.C. school bus terminal unless they paid illegal kickbacks to their former supervisor, Michelle...

Police Arrest Two Teens for Burglarizing Dunlap Home

Officers arrested two teenage boys Monday after they kicked in the back door of a home in the Dunlap neighborhood and stole some jewelry. The boys broke into a home in the 9100 block of Spear Place South around noon. A neighbor saw them and called police. Officers arrived quickly and spotted the teenagers as they were fleeing the home. Officers arrested the teenagers after a short foot chase. Police then found jewelry stolen in the burglary after it fell out of one suspects’ pockets...
  November 26, 2014  

Graphic Complaints Against San Diego Doctor

SAN DIEGO (CN) - A San Diego doctor took more than 1,300 nude and partially photos of patients for nonmedical reasons, five women claim in court.     Y.D. et al. sued Volunteers in Medicine-San Diego and Dr. Jeffrey J. Abrams in Superior Court.     Abrams, 67, was arrested on Nov. 7 and charged with 24 felony counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious person, sexual battery, and possession of child pornography, according to the lawsuit.&n...

Microsoft HealthVault Spams Users, Man Says

     HACKENSACK, N.J (CN) - Microsoft promoted its HealthVault website and app with unsolicited emails, a class action alleges.     Harold Hoffman, a lawyer who has brought hundreds of class actions against various companies over the last few years, is the lead plaintiff in the complaint against Microsoft in Bergen County Court.     He filed the 12-page action on Nov. 19, one day after receiving an email about Health Vaul...

Wife Allegedly Murdered Husband, Stuffed His Body In Plastic Containers Which She Hid In The Closet For 6 Years

A New Jersey grandmother was in court this week and is set to stand trial next year for allegedly killing her high-school sweetheart and stuffing his body into plastic containers. Those boxes were allegedly carted around with 63-year-old Loretta Doyle Burroughs over a six year period as she moved from place-to-place until the murder was discovered. Now, the victim’s half-brother is speaking out to the Daily Mail. Reports say the victim who is identified as, 66-year-old Daniel Burroughs, vanish...

Alexandria Chery case: Trial in teen’s death may not come until 2016

It could be more than a year before a jury decides the fate of Sanel Saint Simon, accused of beating his girlfriend's 16-year-old daughter to death and dumping her body in the woods in July.Attorneys discussed scheduling for his trialduring a hearing Wednesday morning at the Orange County Courthouse.Authorities say Saint Simon, 44, killed Alexandria Chery July 28, then used a car he borrowed from his uncle to drive her to an area near the Osceola-Polk county line. Though records show her DNA wa...