Supreme Court sides with Samsung in patent fight with Apple

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over the design of the iPhone.

The justices said Samsung may not be required to pay all the profits it earned from 11 phone models because the features it copied from the iPhone were only a part of Samsung's devices.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Pearl Harbor casualties being identified

It's been 75 years since that "Date Which Will Live in Infamy" — Dec. 7, 1941 — when the Japanese attacked the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A list of all of the victims (including dozens of civilians) can be found at

Google hits renewable energy goal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.

The company says it believes that beginning next year, it will have amassed enough renewable energy to meet all of its electricity needs throughout the world.

Fake news rings alarm bells from restaurant to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referring to Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., restaurant.

Police: Fake news story led gunman to D.C. pizzeria

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle at a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to "self-investigate" a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from there, police said.

Newsroom veteran promoted to online editor

CHAMPAIGN — Niko Dugan has been named online editor at The News-Gazette.

Dugan, a News-Gazette copy editor since 2005, has been interim online editor since Mike Howie retired in July.

As online editor, Dugan will be responsible for posting articles, photos and videos to the paper's website and many social-media outlets.

#TheMJs, Dec. 2, 2016

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



Rich Warren: Good antennas, 'smart' TVs help when cutting cord

This column promises great reception of reader questions.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: National digital newspaper program expanding

The National Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to "create a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all the states and U.S.

DirecTV Now joins online services aiming to replace cable

NEW YORK — There are already a few online services that aim to replace cable, but they haven't attracted many users yet. AT&T's DirecTV hopes to change that with a new service announced Monday.