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Apple, Samsung jury reaches verdict in patent case PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Friday, 02 May 2014 20:01
Apple, Samsung jury reaches verdict in patent case
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California jury has reached a verdict in a legal fight between Apple and Samsung over smartphone technology.
The panel of four men and four women reached the verdict on Friday after beginning deliberations on Tuesday.
Each company has accused the other of infringing smartphone technology. Apple Inc. is seeking $2.2 billion. Samsung Electronics Co. wants $6 million.
The deliberations began after a monthlong trial.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California jury has reached a verdict in a legal fight between Apple and Samsung over smartphone technology.
The panel of four men and four women reached the verdict on Friday after beginning deliberations on Tuesday.
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New York City subway train derails in Queens PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Friday, 02 May 2014 15:14
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A New York City fire department EMT assists a woman who was evacuated from a subway train after it derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) — A subway train derailed in a Queens tunnel on Friday, leading emergency crews to help passengers evacuate through a sidewalk exit, but authorities said there were no immediate reports of injuries.

The express F train was bound for Manhattan and Brooklyn when it derailed at 10:40 a.m. about 1,200 feet south of the 65th Street station in Woodside, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Caisha Jean Phillipe, 21, of Hempstead, Long Island, told the Wall Street Journal the train stopped suddenly, and she thought she was about to die. Another passenger, Gabrielle Hesop, 25, said he and others initially "thought we crashed into a train, or we thought the train was on fire."

Dozens of firefighters and paramedics with stretchers converged on Broadway and 60th Street, where passengers calmly left the tunnel through the sidewalk opening. A few were treated on stretchers.

It wasn't immediately clear how many passengers were on board. A rescue train had been sent.

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Hundreds march in Seattle; police make arrests PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press   
Friday, 02 May 2014 08:42
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Protesters march during May Day activities Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Seattle. Hundreds of people marched in Seattle in support of immigrant rights and a boost in the minimum wage on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Police fired pepper spray and arrested a half dozen people Thursday night as anti-capitalist marchers meandered through Seattle, hours after hundreds of peaceful demonstrators took part in a May Day march in support of immigrant rights and a boost in the minimum wage.

Police said they used pepper spray after some marchers threw bottles at officers in downtown Seattle. Protesters later started trash can fires in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Another arrest came after a brick was hurled at officers. A gun was recovered from one of those arrested, police said.

By late Thursday night, the anti-capitalist protesters had marched in a rambling circuit from Capitol Hill to downtown Seattle and back again before police hemmed them in. Some tossed firecrackers at police, officers said.

All through the day and night, Seattle police were out in force on bicycles, foot and horseback. They supplemented their numbers with officers from several other jurisdictions.

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U.S. gains 288,000 jobs; jobless rate falls to 6.3 pct. PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer   
Friday, 02 May 2014 08:42

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate plunged in April to its lowest level since September 2008 as employers added 288,000 jobs, the most in two years.

The figures are a clear sign that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.

The Labor Department says the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent in March. But the drop occurred because the number of people working or seeking work fell sharply. People not seeking work aren't counted as unemployed.

Employers also added more jobs in February and March than previously estimated. The job totals for those two months were revised up by a combined 36,000.

Job creation is accelerating: Employers added an average of 238,000 jobs the past three months. That's up from 167,000 in the previous three.


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Today's advice to graduates: No selfies PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press   
Friday, 02 May 2014 07:32

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Toss your cap. Turn your tassel. Just don't snap that selfie.

Graduates at the University of South Florida and Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., have been asked to refrain from taking self-portraits with their cell phones as they collect their diplomas. The seemingly simple directive is standing out for placing the slightest curtailment on a collective societal march toward sharing every waking moment on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the like.

Kyra Ciotti, a 22-year-old mass communication major at USF, has taken selfies lying in bed, riding in a car, posing with her dog, taking a shot of tequila and whenever she feels her hair is having a particularly good day. She had planned to keep her arm extended as she walked across the stage at a ceremony Friday, capturing the moment for a sister in Australia.

Now, chastened by the university's admonition that it's improper and fearful of a threat to withhold diplomas, she'll keep her phone away.

"I didn't think it was that big of a deal," she said as she posed on campus in her cap and gown for some early graduation pictures. "But I don't want to be disrespectful."

For others, the simple act of outlawing selfies may have sparked the desire for one.

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