Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including the Supreme Court tossing a $399 million verdict in the Apple-Samsung patent war; President-elect Donald Trump vows to cancel Boeing’s contract to build a new Air Force One for the president’s use citing its price tag; forget an apple a day, a new study suggests eating a handful of nuts each day can reduce the risk of premature death by 20 percent, and more.

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1.) Supreme Court Chucks $399 Million Verdict in Apple-Samsung War

Reversing a massive Apple patent win, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that entire phones cannot be considered infringing even though the “innards of Samsung’s smartphones were not sold separately from their shells.”

2.) Trump Vows to Cancel Boeing Air Force One Deal

President-elect Donald Trump went after Boeing on Twitter Tuesday, promising to “cancel” the company’s contract to build a new Air Force One plane.

3.) SCOTUS Declines to Narrow Insider-Trading Standard

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that sharing insider-trading tips with friends or relatives is against the law even if the person giving the tip doesn’t get money in return.

4.) Justices Hold Broken Seal in False Claims Case Not Fatal

A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a violation of the False Claims Act’s seal requirement does not require that a lawsuit filed under the Act be dismissed.

5.) New ‘Targets’ Invoked to Shield Info in Bombing Probe

A prosecutor pursuing charges against accused New York and New Jersey bomber Ahmed Rahimi sought to protect evidence that could implicate “an investigation of some targets that are domestically located,” at a hearing on Monday.

6.)  Premature Death Risk Reduced by Eating Nuts

Researchers have found that eating a handful of nuts each day can reduce a person’s risk of premature death from a variety of causes by more than 20 percent.

7.) Student-Athletes Not Entitled to Minimum Wage

In another victory for the NCAA, the Seventh Circuit ruled that “play is not work” and denied student-athletes’ demand to be paid minimum wage for their time.

8.) Conviction Upheld for Christmas Tree Bomber

An FBI sting did not entrap 19-year-old Mohamed Mohamud, who was convicted of plotting to bomb a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore. six years ago, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Monday.

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