Court: Facebook can be sued in France in nude painting case

AP Photo/Craig Ruttle PARIS (AP) — Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting. The ruling by...

Kroger Plans To Make Announcement About Heroin Overdose Drug

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio-based Kroger Co. is ready to make an announcement about the availability of a heroin overdose antidote. The store has scheduled a news conference for Friday morning at a Cincinnati store to make an announcement regarding naloxone, which reverses the effects...

Bill Clinton To Campaign For Wife In Swing State Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is set to help rally support in southwest Ohio for his wife’s presidential bid. Hillary Clinton’s campaign says he will highlight an organizing event Friday afternoon at a cultural arts center in Cincinnati. Daughter...

Cop Placed On Leave After Comment About Activist’s Suicide

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Officials say an Ohio police officer is being put on paid leave over a Facebook comment about a Black Lives Matter activist who killed himself on the Statehouse steps. The comment posted under Fairborn officer Lee Cyr’s account reads “Love a...

Well, the Slow Process has Begun…

Milepost 1044 As part of my birthday celebration, Mrs. M. took me to Columbus yesterday to visit The Train Station.  I think I’ve written about them in the past but they are one of the few remaining “all train shops” that I’m aware of.  Anyway,...

New York City officials decide it’s too cold for ice fest

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s too cold in New York City for the annual Central Park Ice Festival. The Central Park Conservancy says Saturday’s event has been canceled. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the teens on Saturday for New York. But wind...

Animal rights protest scrapped after “greased pig” dust-up

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — An international animal advocacy group has withdrawn its protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event billed as a “Greased Pig on Ice” after learning there’s no pig in the act, just a man on skates wearing a pig costume....

UK competition authorities fine GSK $54.5 million

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s competition authority has fined drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline plc 37.6 million pounds ($54.5 million) for stalling the potential entry of generic competitors of an anti-depressant drug Seroxat into the marketplace. The fine levelled Friday is the...

Iran rules “decadent” Valentine’s Day celebrations a crime

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine’s Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime. Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday warning retailers against promoting “decadent Western culture...

Producer Rick Rubin quietly receives Recording Academy honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Music producer Rick Rubin didn’t give an acceptance speech when he received the President’s Merit Award from the Recording Academy. The 52-year-old Grammy winner didn’t even take the stage. Instead, he spoke through music, inviting two...
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