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David McCallum, left, who spent 29 years in prison, answers questions from the media after his conviction was vacated in Brooklyn Supreme Court Wednesday. With him are his mother Ernestine and his attorney Oscar Michelen.

Man Walks Free After Brooklyn Conviction Vacated

By Andrew Keshner |

Nearly 30 years after David McCallum was convicted of murder at age 17 on the strength of a confession he said was beaten out of him—and no other evidence tied him to the crime—he walked out of a Brooklyn, N.Y., courthouse Oct. 15 as a free man.

James B. Comey.

FBI Director Assails Tech Companies Over Data Encryption

By Andrew Ramonas |

FBI Director James Comey Jr. on Oct. 16 pressed Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to rethink the default encryption they offer on mobile devices, saying that the security feature could lead the United States to a "very, very dark place."

Judge Bars Firm From Pursuing Breach of Contract Claim

By Christine Simmons |

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman cannot pursue a breach of contract claim for $2.3 million in legal fees against a former client's company, a judge has ruled.

Broadcaster in Philippines Wins Web Pirate Battle

By Sheri Qualters |

Philippines broadcaster ABS-CBN Corp. has secured a $10 million federal consent judgment against a copyright and trademark infringer as an early victory in a broader court campaign against Internet pirates.