ARTICLES / Reuters / United States

Reuters: “Yoko Ono scores in feud over rare Lennon footage”

John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, made big strides on Wednesday in a legal feud over footage of the former Beatle smoking pot, writing songs and discussing putting the hallucinogenic drug LSD in President Richard Nixon’s tea. Ono is in a legal dispute to stop World Wide Video, a New England consortium of Beatles collectors, from … Continue reading

Reuters: ” Judge sets deadline in Facebook fraud lawsuit”
ARTICLES / Reuters / United States

Reuters: ” Judge sets deadline in Facebook fraud lawsuit”

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday gave a group of former Harvard students two weeks to finalize and back up their claim that Facebook Inc.’s founder stole their ideas to create the fast-growing social networking Web site. The long-running legal battle revolves around accusations, strongly denied by Facebook, that its founder Mark Zuckerberg created … Continue reading

ARTICLES / Reuters / United States

Reuters: “Departed” stirs anger over Boston Irish mob boss”

BOSTON – While Martin Scorsese is feted by Hollywood for his Oscar-winning film The Departed, relatives of people killed or tortured by the real Boston Irish mobster on whom the movie is based are not applauding. Some feel exploited by the film that won best picture and best director, saying it stirred up painful memories … Continue reading

ARTICLES / Reuters / United States

Reuters: “Vermont towns seek to impeach Bush”

(Reuters) – More than 20 Vermont towns passed resolutions on Tuesday seeking to impeach U.S. President George W. Bush, while 13 towns in the tiny New England state called on Washington to bring U.S. troops back from Iraq. Known for picturesque autumn foliage, colonial inns, maple sugar and old-fashion dairy farms, Vermont is on the … Continue reading

ARTICLES / Reuters / United States

Reuters: “Mexican drug gains U.S. following”

(Reuters) – Native Americans have known about the therapeutic powers of “divine sage” for centuries, and it is still legal in most parts of the United States. But there are moves afoot to outlaw what some describe as a mind-altering drug similar to LSD. As lawmakers debate the obscure Mexican plant officially called “salvia divinorum,” … Continue reading

ARTICLES / Reuters / United States

Reuters: “U.S. recognises tribe that met early British settlers”

(Reuters) – The U.S. government on Thursday officially recognised the American Indians whose ancestors met the British Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth Rock in 1620 and fought in a bloody conflict over the first U.S. colonies. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, whose ancestors held the first Thanksgiving meal with the European settlers, are now eligible … Continue reading

ARTICLES / Reuters / United States

Reuters “Student sues university over grade”

(Reuters) – A student is suing a Massachusetts university over what he says is an unfair grade in a philosophy course, saying it could kill his chances of entering law school. Brian Marquis, 50, said on Wednesday that he filed the lawsuit against the University of Massachusetts last week after receiving a “C” instead of … Continue reading