Thursday, March 09, 2017 2:09 PM PT
By ALEX PICKETT 

     (CN) - A Florida appellate court refused to block the release of a "Dr. Phil" show interview with alleged murderer and face-biter, Austin Harrouff.

By WILLIAM DOTINGA 

     (CN) - A British law that allows internet television services to stream network programming to users in the region where the original broadcast was made violates EU copyright law, the European Court of Justice held.

By JOSH RUSSELL 

     ALBANY (CN) - Twisting the facts for a television movie about a man who killed his father with an ax may leave the Lifetime network liable, a New York appeals court ruled.

By NICHOLAS IOVINO 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A federal judge blocked California from enforcing a law that restricts the publication of actors' ages, finding the law blatantly unconstitutional.

By MATTHEW RENDA 

     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - Walt Disney Pictures has agreed to shell out $100 million to settle animation workers' claims that they were victims of an industry-wide wage fixing scheme.

By NICHOLAS IOVINO 

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A federal judge has refused to grant final approval to a Sony PlayStation 3 settlement, finding PS3 buyers had to jump through too many hoops to recover their money.

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 AIMEE SACHS 

     ATLANTA (CN) - An Atlanta strip club engaged in an elaborate scheme to sell drugs and traffic its entertainers to wealthy clients, a former dancer claims in court.

By KEVIN KOENINGER 

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (CN) - A youth sports publication claims the unauthorized use of its name in the 2016 movie "Spaceman" - featuring Josh Duhamel as drug-addicted former baseball pitcher Bill Lee - has tarnished its squeaky-clean image.

By DAN MCCUE 

     (CN) - Macedonian Thrace Brewery sued Heineken and its Greek subsidiary on Friday, accusing the Dutch brewer of bullying shops and bar owners in Greece into stocking its beer at the expense of competitors to preserve its dominant market position.

By ADAM KLASFELD 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - Sotheby's may auction off 25 works by modern masters like Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh, pending the resolution of a new lawsuit.

By NICHOLAS IOVINO 

     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - A new class action claims Apple intentionally disabled its FaceTime video-calling service for millions of early-model iPhone users as part of a scheme to save the company money.

By LISA KLEIN 

     CHICAGO (CN) - A Chicago-based coffee chain claims Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC's "The Profit," publicly bashed its business so that it would sell to his company at a rock-bottom price, before Lemonis reneged on the purchase agreement.

By NICHOLAS IOVINO 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - An antitrust class action accuses the NFL and 26 of its 32 teams of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders in the multibillion-dollar sports enterprise, forcing them to work off the clock and prohibiting them from seeking work in other sports.

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.

From THE NEW YORK TIMES 

     In his first days as President Trump's pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has aggressively moved to roll back consumer protection regulations created during the Obama presidency. Read more from The New York Times.

From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

     The judge is dealing with the issue of what - and how - a theoretical buyer would have paid Jackson for the right to use his name and image. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.

From TECHCRUNCH 

     The first round of the French presidential election is due to be held in April. So it's no coincidence that Google and Facebook are stepping up efforts locally to combat the circulation of so-called fake news as the democratic drum beat cranks up - partnering on a collaborative initiative aimed at combating the spread of disinformation online. Read more from TechCrunch.

From RECODE 

     Snap's IPO filing reveals a startling trend: While Snapchat, its flagship product, is still growing - as measured by daily active users - its growth has rapidly decelerated over the past year. Read more from ReCode.

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.

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