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  • Harris Faulkner considered rising star at Fox

    Wed, 06 May 2015 13:48:57 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harris Faulkner's hobby may sound like a patriotic put-on, but the Fox News Channel anchor insists it's legit.

  • Missouri woman pleads guilty in relatives' poisoning deaths

    Wed, 06 May 2015 13:48:34 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to her role in the fatal poisonings of her father and brother and an attempt to kill a sister with antifreeze.

  • Woman sentenced for digging up dad's grave for 'real will'

    Wed, 06 May 2015 13:28:37 GMT

    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes has been sentenced to 1 ½ to three years in prison.

  • Macedonia: 38 police, 1 protester hurt in overnight clashes

    Wed, 06 May 2015 13:26:53 GMT

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Violent clashes overnight between protesters and police in the Macedonian capital Skopje left 38 police officers and one protester injured, authorities said Wednesday, while 30 people were detained.

  • Migrants rescued after 12 days at sea, UN to hear of crisis

    Wed, 06 May 2015 13:20:26 GMT

    CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — An Italian rescue patrol picked up nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days as the U.N. Security Council prepared to hear about the Mediterranean migrant crisis and proposals to target the smugglers fueling it.

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  • The Scopes 'Monkey' Trial, 90 Years Later

    2015-05-05T17:08:50Z

    Ninety years ago today, John T. Scopes, a substitute teacher in Datyon, Tennessee, was arrested for teaching the theory of evolution, in violation of a recently passed state law. His case, the Scopes "Monkey" Trial, was the first "trial of the century." It pitted two great lawyers against each......

  • Snail Mail and Interviews: A Way to Set Yourself Apart

    2015-05-05T16:54:26Z

    Wonder why some lawyers insist on printing out all their cases and briefs? Not because they hate trees, but because a physical copy can help with retention and comprehension. Research shows that comprehension is greater with physical media, like paper, than electronic media, meaning that whoever reads your snail......

  • Music Streaming Service Grooveshark Goes Belly Up

    2015-05-05T16:52:12Z

    Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Grooveshark, once home to 35 million users, has officially shut down under the pressure of $17 billion in lawsuits from music labels that claimed the eight-year-old company infringed on their music and allowed users to do the same. If the Napster......

  • Body Cams Embraced, But Who Will Have Access to Footage?

    2015-05-05T16:01:11Z

    With accusations of police brutality leading to unrest from Ferguson to Baltimore, many have called for law enforcement to wear body cameras. The thought is that body cam recordings will provide greater accountability, particularly following incidents such as the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, under highly......

  • Selfie Sticks -- Love Them, Hate Them, Ban Them?

    2015-05-05T15:57:00Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The topic for today: selfie sticks. How do you feel about them -- positive, negative or indifferent? Let's backtrack a bit first with a brief history lesson.......

  • Ethical Dilemma of the Week: Accounting Mistakes and Client Funds

    2015-05-04T21:55:50Z

    There aren't many lawyers who went into law because a career in theoretical mathematics would have been just too easy. In fact, many of us can probably get away with counting on our fingers much of the time -- except when it comes complex patent litigation. Or to client......

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  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:52:00 GMT

    High court hears arguments on gay marriage

  • Court: Judges can review EEOC efforts to settle job bias

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:50:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.

  • What they said: Supreme Court quotes on gay marriage

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:50:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow same-sex couples to marry and whether states must recognize gay marriages performed in other states:

Political News

  • Yellen says bank regulators making progress in reforms

    Wed, 06 May 2015 13:36:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed and other banking regulators have made significant progress in correcting flaws in the financial system that triggered the worst banking crisis in seven decades.

  • UK police arrest 7 in fraud linked to Syria extremists

    Wed, 06 May 2015 13:27:26 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested seven men as part of an investigation into an alleged fraud linked to extremists in Syria.

  • Macedonia: 38 police, 1 protester hurt in overnight clashes

    Wed, 06 May 2015 13:26:53 GMT

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Violent clashes overnight between protesters and police in the Macedonian capital Skopje left 38 police officers and one protester injured, authorities said Wednesday, while 30 people were detained.

  • Migrants rescued after 12 days at sea, UN to hear of crisis

    Wed, 06 May 2015 13:20:26 GMT

    CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — An Italian rescue patrol picked up nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days as the U.N. Security Council prepared to hear about the Mediterranean migrant crisis and proposals to target the smugglers fueling it.

  • Merkel aides testify to parliament panel over spy affair

    Wed, 06 May 2015 12:59:07 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's current and former chiefs of staff are appearing before a parliamentary committee over allegations Germany's spy agency acted against national interests in cooperating with U.S. counterparts.