A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $10 million for a former business partner who says she was defrauded out of her rightful share from the sale of the erotic best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey" and two companion novels. Jennifer Pedroza and Amanda Hayward were partners in an e-book publishing firm that initially issued the blockbuster erotic trilogy. A jury earlier this year determined that Hayward cut Pedroza out of her share of royalties from the $40 million sale of the EL James trilogy to Random House.
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A North Texas who jumped to his death Tuesday night from the 9th floor of the D/FW Airport Hyatt Regency faced charges of stealing more than $1.6 million from a teacher’s group.
Police said Eugene Dickey, 65, was due in an Austin courtroom this week on charges he took the money between 2006 and 2014 serving as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA).
The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.
But don't fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you've seen floating over sports events all your life will still be there. It will also remain instantly recognizable with its blue-and-gold Goodyear logo emblazoned across the side.
It just won't be, well, technically, a blimp.
Just one day after two of their own crew members were killed during a live broadcast, the news team at Virginia station WDBJ-TV regrouped, gathered together and leaned on one another for the live broadcast of its "Mornin'" show.
"We march together, putting one foot in front of the other, mourning our loss, never forgetting Alison and Adam and realizing they died in the performance of their duty. And we are not going to shirk that duty going forward, “WBDJ-TV General Manager Jeff Marks said during a press conference on Thursday.
Marks said Thursday staff were wearing ribbons in honor of Parker and Ward: teal for Parker — her favorite color — and maroon for Ward's alma mater of Virginia Tech.
Manspreading is so widespread it's now a word.
The term, coined by commuters, refers to men on public transport who splay their legs wide apart and encroach on neighboring seats. It's now been added to OxfordDictionaries.com.
The free online dictionary of current usage, created by the publishers of the venerable Oxford English Dictionary, issued its quarterly update Thursday of new words that have gained widespread currency in the English language.
A 79-year-old woman walking her dog was seriously injured when she was struck by a car police were chasing Thursday in New Jersey, authorities said.
The gold 2002 Nissan Sentra jumped a curb and hit the woman just before noon near Branch Brook Park in Newark. The car also struck a Mercury Sable, injuring a driver and passenger.
All three were taken to a nearby hospital, where the woman remains in serious condition, prosecutors said. The others had less serious injuries. The woman's dog is also said to have survived.
Rochester police say they've arrested a suspect in the drive-by shooting outside the Boys & Girls Club that left three young men dead and four other people wounded.
Police said at a news conference Thursday night that they've found the car and firearm used in the Aug. 19 shooting. The suspect hasn't been identified. Authorities say they'll release the name when formal charges are filed.
A car carrying five young co-workers plunged down a 110-foot embankment in the Hudson Valley, hit a house and came to rest on its roof, killing four men inside, police said.
Meredith McSpirit, 19, of Kingston, failed to make a sharp turn Wednesday morning at an intersection in the village of Saugerties, sending the car down a private drive and over a heavily vegetated embankment. The vehicle hit a house across the street from the embankment and landed upside down, trapping McSpirit and her four passengers, according to police.
Visiting on tidy porch stoops and dining at a thriving corner eatery, President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
U.S. stocks jumped higher again Thursday, adding to the gains of a monster rally a day earlier in a see-saw week on Wall Street.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed up nearly 370 points. The broader Standards & Poor's 500 index and tech-heavy NASDAQ also ended the day rising more than 2 percent.
The rally come on a day the Commerce Department announced that the U.S. economy had grown faster than initially thought, Reuters reported. Gross domestic product hit a 3.7 percent annual pace instead of the 2.3 percent rate reported last month.
On Wednesday, the Dow climbed 619 points, its third-biggest point gain on record, and the S&P 500 posted its biggest percentage gain since 2011.
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Tuna lovers have your pick: $25 in cash or $50 in tuna. StarKist is offering affected customers cash or tuna fish as part of a settlement in a class action lawsuit that alleged the company under-filled some of its 5-ounce cans of tuna by several tenths of an ounce, NBC News reported. StarKist has denied wrongdoing. A shopper must have bought one of the company's 5-ounce cans of chunk light tuna or solid white tuna in water or oil between Feb. 19, 2009, and Oct. 31, 2014, to be eligible for the cash or tuna. Affected consumers can file a claim through the settlement website TunaLawsuit.com.
The website says that a receipt or other proof of purchase is not needed to submit a claim.
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The boyfriend of a reporter killed in an on-air shooting appeared at the Virginia station where both worked on Thursday, telling his co-workers and viewers that he wants to tell his girlfriend's story even as he grieves.
Station anchor Chris Hurst dated reporter Alison Parker. She and cameraman Adam Ward were killed Wednesday during a live interview segment on WDBJ-TV's "Mornin'" show.
Hurst appeared on that same show Thursday at the anchor desk to offer a remembrance. He recalled how Parker's voice could light up a room with its kindness and joy, and how excited she was about her work, including an upcoming piece on hospice care.
He said: "Alison, what great things she could have done."
Jurors have begun deliberating whether a graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school raped a freshman as part of a tradition of sexual conquest called Senior Salute.
The jury got the case Thursday afternoon after closing arguments and instructions from the judge.
Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, was an 18-year-old senior at St. Paul's School when a 15-year-old girl accused him of raping her on campus last year as part of Senior Salute, a school tradition in which seniors try to romance and have intercourse with underclassmen before leaving campus.
Labrie acknowledged that he told multiple close friends within hours of the encounter that he'd had sex with the girl, but told jurors Wednesday he lied to impress them. He also admitted deleting several Facebook exchanges, including one in which he told a friend he had "pulled every trick in the book" to have sex with her.
Donald Trump forcefully defended his hair and attacked the New York Times for a front-page report on his adversarial relationship with Spanish-language media during a rally in South Carolina on Thursday.
The GOP presidential frontrunner took umbrage to the opening paragraph of the Times story that details how Hispanic radio host Ricardo Sánchez has nicknamed Trump "El hombre del peluquín," or "the man of the toupee."
"I don't wear a toupee. It's my hair. I swear," he said before inviting a woman in attendance to inspect his head.
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A North Texas day care has vowed to take "appropriate action" after a 5-year-old in its care was dropped off at the wrong school on the first day of kindergarten this week. "I was infuriated," said Scott Johnson, the child's father. "One time is one time too many." Johnson told NBCDFW he dropped off his son, Kaydin Johnson, at Denton's Childcare Network day care before school started Monday – his son's first day at a "big-boy school."