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US ruling opens way for states-wide sports betting

US ruling opens way for states-wide sports betting

Business
The US Supreme Court has made a landmark ruling that could allow states across the country to legalise sports betting.It has endorsed a 2014 state ruling in New Jersey which permits sports betting in casinos and at horse racing tracks.The court also struck down a 1992 federal law banning sports gambling.The news sent the share prices of gambling stocks in the US and UK surging, including Britain's William Hill and Paddy Power.Several major US sports bodies had opposed the move, including the National Basketball Association.The National Collegiate Athletic Association said it was a threat to the "integrity of athletic competition".However, Justice Samuel Alito wrote on behalf of the Supreme Court: "The legalisation of sports gambling requires an important ...
Feud fight: Gone With The Wind star awaits court ruling

Feud fight: Gone With The Wind star awaits court ruling

Entertainment
One of the last surviving links to the golden age of Hollywood is behind a legal challenge which could change how the entertainment industry tells real-life stories.Olivia de Havilland, who starred in Gone With The Wind and won two Oscars during a stellar career, is suing the makers of the docudrama Feud over her portrayal as a gossipy narrator played by Catherine Zeta-Jones.The series tells the story of the notorious rivalry between screen stars Bette David and Joan Crawford and stars Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange.But de Havilland, who is now 101 and lives in Paris, filed a lawsuit against FX and the show's producer claiming its portrayal of her, without her permission, violates her right to publicity as celebrity and casts her in a "false light".Image:De Havilland (C) with her sister ...
UK Bombardier staff 'relief' after trade ruling

UK Bombardier staff 'relief' after trade ruling

Business
Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has won its case against plans for huge tariffs on its US imports which had put thousands of jobs at risk in Northern Ireland.In a surprise decision, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in favour of Bombardier over American firm Boeing, which claimed its rival received unfair state subsidies from the UK and Canada.The decision blocks US government proposals to slap 292% tariffs on Bombardier C-Series passenger planes, which risked thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland where the jets' wings are made.Bombardier, which employs more than 4,000 people in Belfast and contributes an estimated £400m to the Northern Ireland economy, said the C-Series jets were "critical" to its operations there.Sky News' Ireland Correspondent David Blevins said the ru
Zimbabwe latest: Ruling Zanu-PF urges Mugabe to step down

Zimbabwe latest: Ruling Zanu-PF urges Mugabe to step down

World
Regional branches of Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party have joined growing calls for President Robert Mugabe to resign.The move comes ahead of a protest march to be held in the capital Harare on Saturday, fully supported by the country's military which staged a takeover on Wednesday.War veterans until recently loyal to the 93-year-old president and liberal groups have also urged him to quit.Earlier Mr Mugabe made his first public appearance since the takeover.Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days, but attended a graduation ceremony on Friday, handing out degrees.The army made its move after a power struggle over his successor. Mr Mugabe sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week, apparently to pave the way for his wife Grace Mugabe - who is four decades younger than him - to...
Uber loses appeal over workers' rights ruling

Uber loses appeal over workers' rights ruling

Business
Uber has lost an appeal against a landmark ruling on the employment rights of its drivers.Two drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, won a case against the ride-hailing app last year after arguing they were workers and entitled to the minimum wage, sick pay, paid holiday and breaks.During its failed attempt to overturn the decision at the Employment Appeal Tribunal in London, Uber claimed the ruling could deprive drivers of the "personal flexibility they value".The company, which is also battling Transport for London over its licence to operatein the capital, said it would appeal against Friday's judgment.In a statement, it said: "Almost all taxi and private hire drivers have been self-employed for decades, long before our app existed.Image:The tech firm claims its drivers are 'partners' ...