Business
11:03 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Judge: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Not As 'Cool' As iPad

Samsung won a victory Monday in its global patent war with Apple. The British judge said Samsung's Galaxy Tab (right) is "not as cool" as the iPad (left).
Gero Breloer AP

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 11:09 am

Samsung won a victory in Britain on Monday in its global patent war with Apple over the designs for its tablet computers.

A British judge ruled Samsung's Galaxy Tablets do not infringe on any of Apple's designs for the iPad.

Samsung, however, may have mixed feelings about this decision.

According to Judge Colin Birss, Samsung's Galaxy tablets are not cool enough to be confused with the iPad or violate any of Apple's design patents.

The ruling was a legal victory for Samsung, but if this were a consumer review, it would have been a bloodbath.

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Rossi Returns To Senate
5:41 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Dino Rossi Back In Washington State Senate

Dino Rossi will fill the Washington State Senate seat vacated by Cheryl Pflug.
Northwest News Network

Dino Rossi is back in the Washington State Senate. The King County Council picked him Monday to fill a vacancy.

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Medicaid Waiver For Oregon
5:25 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Oregon Medicaid Waiver Includes Boost For Rural Health

A new federal waiver for Oregon includes a provision aimed at luring doctors to small towns. The state won final approval Monday from the Obama administration for plans to move ahead with big changes in health care.

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Idaho Lab Mishandled Explosives
4:14 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Report: Idaho National Lab Mishandled Dangerous Explosives

The Materials and Fuels Complex at Idaho National Laboratory.
Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls has been failing to properly handle and store explosives, putting some workers in jeopardy. That’s the upshot of a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Tacoma Museum Receives Donation
4:04 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Tacoma Art Museum Gets Big Gift

The Tacoma Art Museum recently received a large art collection, as well as money to fund a future expansion.
Joe Mabel Wikimedia Commons

A German billionaire and his wife are donating a major collection of Western American art to the Tacoma Art Museum.

Erivan Haub and his wife Helga started collecting art of the American West almost 30 years ago. But Tacoma Art Museum director Stephanie Stebich says she never expected the Haubs would donate their collection to her museum.

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Skills Gap In Washington
3:46 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

New Aerospace Jobs Highlight Wash. Skills Gap

Boeing's Everett, Wash. factory.
Boeing

Two aerospace companies plan to expand their operations in Washington. Gov. Chris Gregoire made that announcement Monday from the Farnborough Air Show in London. But the news highlights a gap between the legions of unemployed and the skills they need for many new jobs.

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The Two-Way
3:22 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

From Our Readers: A Car Worthy of 'The Saint'

Comments under today's piece on a very well-travelled Volvo, reveal an abundance of affection for the make. "I'll be here all week" recalls with fondness all the "quirky features" of his white 1968 P1800S, including "rear view mirror ... mounted on the center of the dashboard, vertical temp gauges between the speedo and tach, the funky aircraft style levers for the vents and fan."

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All Tech Considered
2:38 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

The Next Silicon Valley? Berlin Startups Catching Up With The Hype

Simon Fabich (center) is CEO and co-founder of the Berlin-based online shopping startup Monoqi. Artsy and relatively inexpensive, Berlin is an up-and-coming city for European tech startups.
Courtesy of Monoqi

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:29 pm

California's Silicon Valley remains by far the dominant arena for high-tech startups and venture capitalists looking to back innovative projects.

But Europe is starting to make its mark on the startup scene. London, Paris and Berlin are starting to hold their own as more and more European startups look to compete on the global stage and attract investors.

A 'Crazy Green Field' For Creative Types

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It's All Politics
2:21 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Justice Department, Texas Face Off In Court Over Voter ID Law

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 3:54 pm

The Justice Department and the state of Texas faced off at trial Monday over the state's new voter identification law, which the Obama administration claims violates the federal Voting Rights Act.

In opening arguments before a three-judge panel in federal district court in Washington, D.C., a lawyer for Texas argued that the photo ID requirement was intended to limit voter fraud, not to curb turnout of legally registered voters.

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The Two-Way
2:16 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Think Our Cable Chat Shows Are Raucous? In Turkey They Pull Guns

A Jordanian MP pulls a gun on an opponent.
YouTube

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 2:42 pm

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