• Photographer sues Nike over Michael Jordan photo copyright

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A photographer is accusing Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of Michael Jordan soaring toward a basketball hoop by continuing to use the image to market shoes and clothes. Jacobus Rentmeester of New York City filed the lawsuit against Oregon-based...

  • Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy. The quirky in-flight shopping catalog has been a mainstay on airlines since 1989. Passengers with nowhere to go would pull it...

  • MasterCard to lift hold on US credit card swipes in Cuba

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — MasterCard on Friday became the first major credit card company to say it will start handling U.S. card transactions in Cuba. Citing new guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury, MasterCard said it would begin processing swipes by U.S. card holders in Cuba...

  • State to pay $40K to anti-drilling group over terror listing

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — The state of Pennsylvania agreed to pay about $40,000 to an anti-gas drilling group that was erroneously characterized in security bulletins as a potential terror threat. The settlement terms between the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Gas...

  • Stocks fall, snapping 4-day winning streak; UPS slumps

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is finishing lower, snapping a four-day winning streak, as U.S. companies report mixed quarterly results. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to close at 2,051 Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 141 points, or...

  • Florida man seeks trademark on slogan 'Je Suis Charlie'

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — A Miami-area man is seeking to profit from the phrase "Je Suis Charlie," which became a rallying cry after a terrorist attack in Paris that killed 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper. According to a Jan. 16 filing at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the...

  • Environment official: Saltwater spill reached Missouri River

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's environmental chief says water testing has shown that saltwater contamination from a massive pipeline spill reached the Missouri River. But he says officials don't expect harm to wildlife or drinking water supplies. Dave Glatt said Friday that...

  • Snowboarding takes a slide in popularity; experts unfazed

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade. Industry experts say it's a sign of the maturing of snowboarding, which grew at a rapid pace in...

  • Sports Illustrated lays off all 6 staff photographers

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Illustrated is laying off all six of its staff photographers as it restructures its photography department. Scott Novak, a spokesman for parent company Time Inc., says that the magazine will be able to expand its contributor base worldwide by relying on...

  • Recalls this week: cleaners, fitness machines

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Cleaning products that may contain ammonia are being recalled because they are mislabeled and may pose a chemical hazard. Other recalled products include potentially defective fitness equipment and hunter's tree stands. Here's a more detailed look: CLEANING PRODUCTS DETAILS: Mean...

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