News Story of the Day
At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age
Updated Mar 08, 01:45 PM
WASHINGTON - Singer Courtney Love hadn't been born and tweeting was reserved for birds when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the Supreme Court in 1964.
But when a California jury decided recently that Love shouldn't have to pay $8 million over a troublesome tweet about her former lawyer, she became just the latest person to lean on New York Times v.
The Sullivan case, as it is known among lawyers, stemmed from Alabama officials' efforts to hamper the newspaper's coverage of civil rights protests in the South.
Sports Story of the Day
Alvarez rebounds by stopping Angulo in 10th
Updated Mar 09, 01:30 AM
LAS VEGAS - Frustrated in his big fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Canelo Alvarez found a much easier target in Alfredo Angulo.
Alvarez battered a game but outclassed Angulo on Saturday night before stopping him with an uppercut that prompted referee Tony Weeks to move in at 47 seconds of the 10th round of their junior middleweight fight.
The fight was in marked contrast to the last bout for Alvarez, who was dominated by Mayweather in the richest bout ever.
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