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Putnam Pays $13,800 for Defense in Elizabeth Ailes Newspaper Lawsuit

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-03

CARMEL — Putnam County is paying more than $13,000 to an outside law firm for defending it against a lawsuit brought by Elizabeth Ailes, a weekly newspaper publisher and the wife of Fox News...

Defense Claims Fabricated Evidence in Russian Reporter Murder Trial

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-17

A defense lawyer in the trial of three men charged with murdering Russian reporter Anna Politkovskaya has accused the prosecution of fabricating evidence.

“Spirited defense” of a banned book

The Christian Science Monitor – 2009-01-22

John Berendt's nonfiction work "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" had never been banned before. So the author said he was speechless with surprise when a North Dakota high school banned his...

Yahoo takes its defense against Icahn to investors

San Francisco Chronicle – 2007-01-08

Yahoo Inc. began pressing a case to major shareholders Monday that its board and management deserve a chance to prove they made the right move when they rejected a $47.5 billion takeover offer from...

Life as a Cookbook Ghostwriter; A Defense of Publishing Collusion

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-03-15

Today in publishing and literature: Amazon shows the Los Angeles Review of Books its generous side with a $25,000 grant, an argument against investigating publishers for collusion, and...

The Inevitable '50 Shades of Grey' Parody; A Defense of Fan Fiction

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-04-03

Today in books and publishing:50 Shades of Grey gets a parody spin-off, fan fiction gets a defense, and Jodi Picoult says the darndest things. Andrew Shaffer, prominent mocker of 50...

Why Apple's eBook Pricing Defense Is Wrong

PC World – 2012-04-16

Apple responded to DOJ antitrust accusations claiming it simply leveled the playing field against Amazon's virtual monopoly of the ebook industry. I disagree.

Against the unthinkable: The government’s secret chemical weapons defense – 2013-09-09

What would happen if a chemical weapons attack happened here? The government has been making secret plans for years

Rick Reilly Offers a Poor Defense of the Redskins Name

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-09-19

On Wednesday evening, Rick Reilly published a defense of the Washington Redskins' team name, basically arguing that "Native Americans don't care, so why should anyone...

U.S. judge boosts Google 'fair use' defense of digital books

Reuters – 2013-09-24

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday appeared to favor Google Inc's legal defense of its digital books project, which could imperil efforts by authors seeking to block it.

Apple Faces Harsh Terms in Its E-Book Defense

Business Week – 2013-12-10

The <em>Wall Street Journal</em> mounts a forceful attack on about U.S. District Judge Denise Cote’s handling of Apple's e-book price-fixing trial, as well as the conduct of...

In defense of Yahoo Tech

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2014-01-08

Capping off a busy Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gave a keynote speech that revealed, finally, what the company would be doing with all those...

AFORE Selected by Cyber Defense Magazine 2014 Awards as Hot Company and Best Cloud Security Solution

CNW – 2014-02-24

CloudLink® Encryption Management Solution recognized for securing cloud hosted applications against data breach and insider threats OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., a market...

New York Post's Defense Of Notorious Boston Marathon Cover Gets Laughed Out Of Court

The Huffington Post – 2014-03-08

The New York Post's defense of its notorious Boston Marathon bombing cover has been met with contempt by the judge presiding over a legal battle between the paper and the two innocent men who have...

Ezra Klein, I'm Calling Bullsh*t on Your Defense of Hiring Brandon Ambrosino, and Here's Why

The Huffington Post – 2014-03-15

In the last 72 hours Ezra Klein has been slammed for his announcement that his soon-to-be-launched news outlet,, has hired Brandon Ambrosino as a writing fellow. In case you're not familiar...

In defense of Billy Corgan's 'Siddhartha'

Chicago Tribune – 2014-03-28

An eight-hour concert inspired by the Hermann Hesse novel?'Play normal music!"    

In Defense of Internet Navel-Gazing and the #Nomakeupselfie

The Huffington Post – 2014-03-29

My friend Daniel and I were texting back and forth this morning about a new book that we had both read. Well, we weren't exactly texting; we were actually sending smoke signals. There was a light...

Sotheby's comes out with defense in battle with Loeb

Reuters – 2014-04-09

(Reuters) - Sotheby's on Tuesday published a 53-page slide deck in its defense against hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, who has been trying to force his way onto the board of the auction house.

In Defense Of 'Difficult' Books

The Huffington Post – 2014-04-17

The recent launch of the speed-reading app Spritz has thrown the reading community into something of a tizzy. By combining speed-reading ideals with e-book technology, the app makes speed-reading...

Defense Against Offense: The Reality of 'Trolling' and its Impact

The Huffington Post – 2014-05-03

It's an oft-repeated adage of Internet usage that you're not supposed to take anything seriously. When someone says something inflammatory, you're to chock it up to the violent privilege of anonymity...

In Defense of A Troublesome Inheritance

The Huffington Post – 2014-05-30

Three attacks on my book A Troublesome Inheritance have appeared on The Huffington Post's blog this month. For readers puzzled by the stridency and personal animus of these compositions, I'd like to...

Sleazy, bloody and surprisingly smart: In defense of true crime – 2014-05-30

This stigmatized genre has much to teach us about the way crime and justice really work

Neal Pollack Speaks Out in Defense of Amazon

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-09-04

In an article on Slate called In Defense of Amazon, author Neal Pollack thanks the much criticized company for resuscitating his career, arguing Amazon is a lifeline for writers.

US and UK to step up cyber defense efforts

PC World – 2015-01-16

The U.S. and Britain are stepping up their collaboration to fight digital threats. They are planning to launch more attacks against each other to test their defenses and scare away possible...

Atlantic Media takes a page from Quartz with Defense One

Digiday – 2015-01-22

Atlantic Media's business news site Quartz may draw the bulk of the headlines, but the company is trying a similar digital-first strategy with the niche but lucrative world of national defense trade...

In Defense of the Digital Umbilical Cord

Slate – 2015-02-19

I have an embarrassing secret. And if you’re a millennial, chances are you’ve got the same one. For a while, I wasn’t sure just how shameful it was, but then Glamour magazine confirmed my...

Schaeuble expects Germany to boost spending on defense, security

Reuters – 2015-03-01

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will spend more on defense in coming years in response to growing global instability, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in an interview published on Sunday.

In Defense of Clarity and Dignity

The Huffington Post – 2015-03-04

Co-authored by Thomas Page McBee At the end of last month, the Times published a story about a gender non-conforming person named Sasha Fleischman who was asleep on a bus in Oakland in 2013 when two...

In Defense of the Take

Slate – 2015-04-11

The most striking thing about this week’s BuzzFeed flap—in which the site was criticized for deleting two published stories, about a Dove ad and the game Monopoly, with insufficient...

Columbia Faculty Members Offer Partial Defense Of Dr. Oz In USA Today

The Huffington Post – 2015-04-24

Last week a group of 10 top physicians called for Mehmet Oz's dismissal from Columbia University, where the celebrity doctor currently serves as vice chair of the school's surgery department. The...

In defense of California's Bear Flag

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-18

To the editor: The Bear Flag, in spite of its origins, is a striking symbol of a diverse and constantly changing state that needs strong symbols to hold it together as a political community. While...

Gun and self-defense statistics that might surprise you -- and the NRA

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-20

As was predictable, some of the NRA crowd blames the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, the murdered pastor of Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, for the deaths of eight parishioners...

Sean Combs claims self defense in incident at UCLA that led to arrest

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-24

When Sean "Diddy" Combs attended UCLA football practices to watch his son Justin, the rap mogul seemed to operate in a world of his own.

Moviepilot’s Facebook defense: ‘We’re trying to increase our relevance.’

Digiday – 2015-06-24

Moviepilot has doubled its traffic in the past year to become the sixth-biggest site for movie buffs. In the process, it’s become highly dependent on Facebook, which supplies 80 percent of its...

Angels beat Yankees, 4-1, behind Mike Trout's offense and defense

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-30

Angels 4, New York Yankees 1

Defense in Colorado theater shooting trial rests its case

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-11

The defense in the Colorado theater shooting trial rested its case Friday after trying to show James Holmes was legally insane when he carried out the deadly 2012 attack, suffering from delusions...

Defense is the biggest difference in the Dodgers this season

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-02

What's the biggest difference in the Dodgers this year over last? I mean, besides that army in the front office.

Eddie Vanderdoes, Kenny Clark keep UCLA defense strong up the middle

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-14

UCLA defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes stood at the back of the media pack video recording nose tackle Kenny Clark as he spoke Thursday.

CHP officers, defense attorney held in killing of metal scavenger

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-15

Three California Highway Patrol officers, a Modesto criminal defense attorney and five others have been arrested in connection with the 2012 killing of Korey Kauffman, a 26-year-old Turlock resident...

Football: Alemany showing lots of confidence in its defense

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-15

There was a loud, booming voice echoing around the Alemany practice field on Saturday morning.

Defense has upper hand in USC situational scrimmage

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-23

USC players donned their game uniforms Saturday for a situational scrimmage that ended training camp.

UCLA looks dynamic on defense while offense suffers growing pains

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-24

UCLA's defensive players have definite plans for this season.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter courts tech leaders in Silicon Valley

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-29

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter touched down Friday at Moffett Federal Airfield for his second appearance in four months to reassure Silicon Valley that the Pentagon views the region as an essential...

In Defense of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-22

The new excoriation of Daniel Patrick Moynihan is under way. The character of this one is different from the last. When he published his report on the African-American family, he was denounced as a...

Justin Wilcox on Trojans defense: 'It all starts with the coaches'

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-24

Justin Wilcox drew a large contingent of reporters after Tuesday's practice, all questioning the embattled USC defensive coordinator about what happened in the Trojans' 41-31 loss to Stanford.

Football: QB Chris Duncan, defense come through for Taft

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-26

At 4-1, Taft has put itself in position to be a factor in the West Valley League after a 48-7 victory over Fairfax.

Ask Farmer: Does a prevent defense really work?

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-11

Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to:...

Tribune Publishing Prepares to Play More Defense

Editor & Publisher – 2015-10-26

After a mid-month lull, the drama of Tribune Publishing&rsquo;s future is becoming more public again &mdash; on both coasts, and at the mothership in Chicago &mdash; highlighting a...

UCLA's weary defense puts finish on Bruins' win over Colorado, 35-31

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-01

UCLA linebacker Jayon Brown could only walk over to teammate Nate Meadors, who had finally put an end to a long and weary day for the defense. Meadors' interception with 51 seconds left sealed a...

Wild win over Colorado is a real gut check for UCLA's beleaguered defense

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-01

No matter how many UCLA defensive players succumbed to pulled hamstrings, twisted ankles and muscle cramps Saturday against Colorado another one popped up in his place, some playing out of position...

In Defense of Dopey Teen Sexters

Slate – 2015-11-14

Plus members! Our very own Dear Prudence advice columnist, Emily Yoffe, is leaving Slate. To celebrate her nine years as Prudie, we're republishing a selection of Dear Prudence pieces, including this...

In defense of the ridiculous clip-in man bun

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-17

The clip-in man bun may be the most ridiculous men’s grooming trend since the flower-adorned beards of 2014, but it also kind of makes sense – for a couple of reasons. Before we get to them,...

Editor Leaps to Author’s Defense After Critical Review

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-12-08

The New York Review of Books is hosting a debate about the merits and demerits of Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life between the book's critic and editor. The post Editor Leaps to Author’s...

Self-Defense, King David–Style

Slate – 2015-12-11

Each week, Roads & Kingdoms and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe. For more foreign correspondence mixed with food, war, travel, and photography,...

UCLA basketball players say inconsistency is linked to effort on defense

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-09

UCLA has some of the most impressive wins of any college basketball team. It has defeated Kentucky, Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash., and, most recently, Arizona. UCLA also has turned in some of the most...

In Defense of Working Out While High

The Huffington Post – 2016-01-15

(Photo: Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images) By Allison P. Davis This October, a study suggested that "runner's high" was real. We're not talking about an endorphin rush or a school-counselor-approved...

Kobe Bryant pumps up the defense, but Lakers fall to Trail Blazers, 121-103

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-24

There used to be chants of “Beat L.A Beat L.A Beat L.A” during the national anthem when Kobe Bryant and the Lakers came here in the early 2000s to play the Portland Trail Blazers. There was no...

Peyton Manning does enough, defense does the rest as Broncos beat Patriots to reach Super Bowl

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-25

Peyton Manning has a routine that some people might consider old-fashioned. Every time a great NFL player retires, the Denver Broncos quarterback sends a handwritten note thanking him for his...

Denver Broncos defense doesn't give an inch while the Carolina Panthers just take, take, take

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-03

The Denver Broncos have the No. 1-ranked defense in the NFL, but no one is better than the Carolina Panthers when it comes to taking the ball away. The Panthers led the NFL with an astounding 39...

Defense grills L.A. County coroner in 'Grim Sleeper' trial

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-19

An attorney for the man accused of murdering 10 young women over a period of decades in South Los Angeles tried Thursday to poke holes in the work conducted by the county's chief medical examiner,...

Defense attorney in 'Grim Sleeper' trial questions LAPD crime lab DNA evidence

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-24

An attorney for the man accused of being the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer questioned the reliability of DNA testing conducted by the Los Angeles police crime lab that prosecutors say links...

Defense attempts to discredit DNA evidence in Grim Sleeper trial

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-25

Prosecutors continued to press their case Wednesday that DNA evidence linking the deaths of several women to the man accused of being the “Grim Sleeper” killer was overwhelming. That DNA evidence...

Lakers really need to talk about defense

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-27

It has been revisited a few times, that one fateful day Byron Scott sat down for his introductory news conference as the coach of the Lakers. He pledged they would "come ready to defend every single...

High-powered Ducks shred Kings' usually stout defense

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-29

Add the trade deadline to a Kings-Ducks game and it might as well be a full moon. Both teams had been plodding through low-scoring games of late until they combined for perhaps the most entertaining...

Defense is the problem again, as UCLA falls below .500

Los Angeles Times – 2016-03-06

  With 1:25 remaining in UCLA's regular-season finale at Pauley Pavilion, the Bruins were trailing Oregon State by nine points and quickly approaching a fourth consecutive loss. But four offensive...

Defense opens in Grim Sleeper trial by challenging DNA, ballistics evidence

Los Angeles Times – 2016-03-22

The trial of the man accused in the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killings shifted to the defense Monday, with an attorney repeatedly challenging DNA and ballistics evidence linking his client to the...

In Defense of the Trend Piece

Slate – 2016-03-24

This past weekend saw the latest eruption in a long-running campaign to shame the New York Times into no longer publishing trend pieces in its Styles section. It’s a tradition that goes back more...

The Angels' Andrelton Simmons gets creative with the art of defense

Los Angeles Times – 2016-04-02

The coach was curious, so he shoved a bag of sunflower seeds into his pocket and caught the elevator down to the first floor of the Sunscape Resort in Willemstad, Curacao. It was January 2009. That...

Ducks took a cue from the Kings and put defense first

Los Angeles Times – 2016-04-11

Just when it seemed there was no way out, after the Ducks had flailed through a 1-7-2 start and couldn't find line combinations that clicked, necessity became the mother of their reinvention. On Dec....

Tribune Publishing adopts 'poison pill' defense against Gannett

Los Angeles Times – 2016-05-09

Tribune Publishing Co.'s board has adopted a shareholder rights plan to defend itself against Gannett Co.'s unsolicited bid to buy the newspaper company. The publisher of the Chicago Tribune, the Los...

GOP-led House approves $602-billion defense bill; Obama to veto if it reaches his desk

Los Angeles Times – 2016-05-19

The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,...

Mike Singletary hired by Rams as an advisor on defense

Los Angeles Times – 2016-06-29

Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary is coming to Los Angeles to work for the Rams. Singletary told radio station WSCR-AM in Chicago on Tuesday that he will work with the defense in an advisory...

Elizabeth Warren Asks J.K. Rowling If She Can Teach Defense Against The Dark Arts

The Huffington Post – 2016-06-30

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In defense of Garrison Keillor: His polarizing 'Prairie Home Companion' ends this weekend... in Hollywood

Los Angeles Times – 2016-06-30

Garrison Keillor means it this time. On Friday at the Hollywood Bowl, he will tape his last show as host of "A Prairie Home Companion," the public-radio institution he created and has led, with...

RNC Communications Chief Cites 'My Little Pony' In Defense Of Melania Trump's Plagiarism

The Huffington Post – 2016-07-20

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Rams' defense comes up big against Buccaneers' Jameis Winston

Los Angeles Times – 2016-09-26

Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston was carving up the Rams early in the fourth quarter Sunday, driving the Buccaneers to the brink of a go-ahead touchdown when the massive right hand of Rams...

Lakers keep emphasizing a defense-first approach

Los Angeles Times – 2016-09-30

Offense is the fun part, but for most of training camp so far, Lakers Coach Luke Walton’s focus has been elsewhere. It’s been defense, which he thinks will allow theatrics on offense. “I think...

Oregon's woes on defense continue, and the progress of Stanford's Christian McCaffrey has slowed

Los Angeles Times – 2016-10-13

Each week during the season, visit the Huddle for the latest in college football news, notes, conversation and opinion.  This is notable Duck hunting has become the Pac-12 Conference’s favorite...

Cubs were in proper alignment for defense and Game 1 win over Dodgers

Los Angeles Times – 2016-10-16

Of the many thousands of baseballs hit into play this season against the Chicago Cubs, the team converted more of them into outs, relative to their competition, than any other team in this sport’s...

Defense comes up big for Alabama Crimson Tide once again

Los Angeles Times – 2016-10-23

When Alabama couldn’t shake Texas A&M in a battle of unbeaten, top-10 teams, it was Jonathan Allen’s scoop-and-score defensive touchdown that effectively brushed aside the latest would-be...

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