Wednesday, November 30, 2016 1:41 PM PT
By NICHOLAS IOVINO 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of helping terrorists who killed two Americans overseas last year.

By LANA MORELLI 

     HARRISBURG, Pa. (CN) - The widow of a man who drowned during the 2010 Philadelphia Triathlon cannot advance her lawsuit against the event organizers, a divided en banc Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled.

By LORRAINE BAILEY 

     CHICAGO (CN) - A Chicago attorney acquitted of abducting and sexually assaulting a woman he met via Craigslist can sue Gawker Media for defamation, the Seventh Circuit ruled.

By KENT LAUER 

     RENO, Nev. (CN) - Frankie Valli, whose lead vocals helped catapult the Four Seasons to a string of chart-topping songs in the 1960s, said he didn't know why he was a defendant in a copyright-infringement trial over the hit musical "Jersey Boys," which depicts the Four Seasons' rise to fame.

By MOLLY WILLMS 

     MILWAUKEE (CN) - Brendan Dassey of "Making a Murderer" fame will remain in prison pending a federal appeal, thanks to a Seventh Circuit decision dashing his hopes of being released late Friday.

By EMMA GANNON 

     DENVER (CN) - NBC Universal "destroyed" an insurance mogul's career in a broadcast that suggested he was defrauding senior citizens, Brokers' Choice of America attorneys told the 10th Circuit on Wednesday, though a federal judge has ruled twice that the "Dateline" report was "substantially true."

By CHRISTINE STUART 

     HARTFORD, Conn. (CN) - A federal judge tossed from the ring claims against World Wrestling Entertainment by family of Doink the Clown, the late wrestling villain who overdosed on painkillers in 2013.

By MATTHEW RENDA 

     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - A federal judge on Friday granted final approval of a settlement between two major motion picture studios and the animation workers who accused them of wage suppression.

By NICHOLAS IOVINO 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming the film industry puts young lives at risk by not making all movies that include tobacco smoking rated R.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Actor Jared Leto does not own the copyright to a video posted by TMZ that showed him disrespecting pop star Taylor Swift, a federal judge has ruled. 

By TIM RYAN 

     WASHINGTON (CN) - A federal judge dealt "a significant blow" to an open government group's effort to wrest documents from six government agencies that opposed the publication of "No Easy Day," a Navy SEAL's book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. 

By JONATHAN PERLOW 

     BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CN) - The rapper 50 Cent complains in a federal complaint that various businesses used his image without permission after he paid to customize his cars.

By RYAN KOCIAN 

     AUSTIN, Texas (CN) - A bartender's assistant in downtown Austin, Texas, claims that embattled pro football quarterback Johnny Manziel broke his nose with a punch and then fled out the back exit before police arrived.

By AIMEE SACHS 

     ATLANTA (CN) - Lil Wayne's former tour bus driver claims in court that he was caught in the crosshairs of a feud when the rapper's buses were shot by another hip-hop artist.

By ROBERT KAHN 

     A Hollywood storage vault wants no part of a fight between Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia's widow and his children, all of whom claim ownership of years of master tapes worth millions of dollars, and has asked a judge to excuse it from the battle.

By CHRISTINE STUART 

     HARTFORD, Conn. (CN) - A man shot in the face by Aaron Hernandez claims in a federal complaint that CNN violated his privacy rights in its report on the former football pro's "downward spiral."

By GINA CARRANO 

     WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CN) - A celebrity-endorsement negotiation gone awry spurred a lawsuit this week, with NFL star Darrelle Revis claiming in court that his agency secretly jacked up the deal's commission fee.

By MARIMER MATOS 

     PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CN) - Rhode Island's first Hispanic judge has brought a defamation complaint against a local NBC reporter over a news segment that said "the judge often removes his pants while in chambers."

By LAURA BITTNER 

     RICHMOND, Va. (CN) - An investigative reporter for Vice News says the National Security Agency failed to adequately respond to Freedom of Information Act requests he's filed with the agency since 2014.

By DIONNE CORDELL-WHITNEY 

     MINNEAPOLIS (CN) - A Minnesota mother sued her own teenager as well as government agencies and two healthcare providers, claiming they allowed her to undergo sex-change procedures without parental consent.

By JOSH RUSSELL 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - "Appropriation artist" Richard Prince has been sued again on copyright claims, for reusing a photographer's work in his Instagram portrait series.

By BIANCA BRUNO 

     SAN DIEGO (CN) - The family of late motocross star Jim McNeil settled their wrongful death claim for the accident that claimed his life during practice for a freestyle NASCAR event.

By MATTHEW RENDA 

     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - A federal judge granted final approval from the bench to a $4.75 million settlement of an antitrust class action that centered on the National Football League's exclusive merchandise licensing deal with Reebok.

By DIONNE CORDELL-WHITNEY 

     MINNEAPOLIS (CN) - Prince's estate filed a federal lawsuit against hip-hop tycoon Jay Z's Roc Nation, in a fight over who has the rights to stream the late artist's music.

From THE STATESMAN 

     The word "homosexual" is now a neutral word and can no longer be considered offensive, Italy's highest appeals court said, quashing a libel conviction against a 60-year-old man. Read more from The Statesman.

From POLITICO 

     The tool he uses to set the agenda now threatens to open a window into the mind of an American president. Read more from Politico.

From THE WASHINGTON POST 

     Netflix will allow customers to download some shows and movies to their devices for offline viewing, fulfilling a long-standing request from users for easier access to their favorite video content. Read more from The Washington Post.

From BLOOMBERG 

     Warner Bros., one of Hollywood's biggest movie studios, joined calls for the industry to allow new films to be released sooner for home viewing, a stand that's led to fights with theaters operators in the past. Read more from Bloomberg.

From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

     The only reason people will keep cable boxes is inertia. No one new will get a cable box unless they are confused. Read more from The Hollywood Repoter.

From THE NEW YORK TIMES 

     Snap Inc., the parent company of the popular photo-messaging and storytelling app Snapchat, is having a productive autumn. Read more from The New York Times.

From NIEMAN LAB 

     Its ambitions are three-pronged: improving show discovery, improving how (and how deeply) listeners engage with their favorite shows, and improving channels through which show creators can make money. Read more from Neiman Lab.

From THE ANNISTON STAR 

     It's illegal to publish official post-arrest photographs of people accused of prostitution, under an Alabama law that went into effect Aug. 1. Newspaper editors across the state are just finding out about the law, which passed a final vote in the Legislature in May. Press advocates say it's probably unconstitutional. Read more from The Anniston Star.

From ARS TECHNICA 

     Axanar calls "Prelude to Axanar" a "mockumentary," offers to change film script. Read more from Ars Technica.

From BUSINESS STANDARD 

     Industrialists often sue media houses and journalists alleging defamation and claiming crores of rupees in damages. But, there are some occasions, when they themselves become target of such cases. Read more from Business Standard.

From VARIETY 

     NBCUniversal announced that it has made an additional $200 million investment in BuzzFeed - on top of the $200 million it invested last year. Read more from Variety.

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