His Day: Clint Eastwood made a surprise appearance Thursday night at the Republican National Convention, where he rambled for more than ten minutes and addressed an empty chair that represented President Barack Obama. The Internet reacted swiftly. More from The Atlantic on the social media response. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney later addressed the crowd, pledging a singular focus on employment. More coverage of Romney's speech here and here.
Rejected: The New York Times reports a Japanese court has rejected patent claims Apple made against Samsung. "With a judge in South Korea having handed down a split decision in a patent case earlier, Apple and Samsung remain neck-and-neck in legal disputes spanning almost a dozen countries," the report said. The court in Japan found Samsung's Galaxy phone did not violate an Apple patent that synchronizes music and videos.
Charging: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to bring civil charges against former executives of R. Allen Stanford, convicted in a large-scale fraud scheme, The Wall Street Journal reports. A jury found Stanford guilty in March of swindling investors in a $7 billion scheme.
Disbarred: A lawyer who was suspended from practice when he posed as a former colleague has been disbarred in South Carolina, The National Law Journal reports. The South Carolina Supreme Court stripped William Boyd's license after concluding he committed numerous ethics violations.
Warned: The former Navy SEAL who penned a firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is facing possible litigation over his book "No Easy Day." The Pentagon said Matt Bissonnette has violated an agreement not to reveal classified information.
Investigated: Five police officers in Los Angeles are under investigation in the death of a woman who stopped breathing during a struggle, The Los Angeles Times reports. A patrol car's on-board camera captured the altercation. The authorities said the woman had been "actively resisting arrest."