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  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:53:38 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

  • See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:45:03 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.

  • Brown's mother: Ferguson decision 'heartbreaking'

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:44:46 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's mother says it has been a "sleepless, very hard, heartbreaking and unbelievable" time for her since the announcement that a grand jury didn't indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for killing her son.

  • Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:26:27 GMT

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

  • FBI: Texas investigators stole rare comic books

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:23:33 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Two Houston-area investigators are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case.

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  • Moving Law Offices? Here is a Really Big Checklist

    2014-11-25T19:56:28Z

    Moving stinks, no matter what your budget or occupation. But for us, the lawyers, it's an even bigger pain: everybody, from the courts to the bar to clients, all need to be notified, there is no room for downtime, and everything needs to go according to plan so that you......

  • Copyright Settlement Firm Rightscorp Gets Hit with Class Action

    2014-11-25T19:55:09Z

    Rightscorp is a company that valiantly pursues copyright infringers in an attempt to get them to pay their fair share for the harm they've caused to copyright owners. That's one way of looking at it. Another is that Rightscorp "asks ISPs to disconnect you from the Internet unless you pay......

  • Ferguson Grand Jury Transcript: Darren Wilson's Testimony

    2014-11-25T19:35:57Z

    Transcripts of the Ferguson grand jury hearings have been released to the public following the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted on any criminal charges for the shooting death of Michael Brown. This is somewhat unusual, as grand jury proceedings are typically held in secret, and when......

  • Microsoft Sues IRS for Info on Outside Auditor, Quinn Emanuel

    2014-11-25T18:47:49Z

    Microsoft, like many companies, allegedly uses a complex web of overseas subsidiaries to shield itself from U.S. taxes. This is accomplished through "transfer pricing," which allows subsidiaries of the same company to buy and sell with each other in a way that maximizes profit for the parent company. The IRS......

  • Gov. Brown Nominates Leondra Kruger to Supreme Court

    2014-11-25T18:01:39Z

    Leondra Who? Leondra Kruger, that's who. Kruger was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the seat vacated by Justice Joyce Kennard, who retired in April. Kennard's seat has been vacant since then, requiring various justices of the courts of appeal to sit in on cases in order to fill......

  • Advice to Clients in Wake of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    2014-11-25T17:56:49Z

    Now that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, there were protests, and there will be more protests. As a lawyer, you might be representing one of any number of groups affected by the protests, whether they're......

Criminal Law News

  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:53:38 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

  • Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:26:27 GMT

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

  • FBI: Texas investigators stole rare comic books

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:23:33 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Two Houston-area investigators are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case.

  • Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:09:23 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

  • Slovenian police seize 175 kilos of cocaine

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:43:12 GMT

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police in Slovenia say they have seized 175 kilograms (385 pounds) of cocaine in one of the biggest drug busts in the small Alpine nation in years.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • EU proposes $380 billion investment plan

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:54:00 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive has proposed a plan to boost investment in the bloc's flagging economy by 315 billion euros ($380 billion) by attracting reluctant private investors with guarantees and seed money. Experts warn, however, it alone will not be enough to restart growth.

  • Greek diplomat dies in fall under Thai train

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:44:08 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Officials say a diplomat from the Greek Embassy in Thailand has died after she fell under a moving train.

  • Lebanese FM: Cyprus may be jihadi transit point

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:31:12 GMT

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Lebanon's foreign minister says more attention should be paid to the possibility of Cyprus becoming a gateway for aspiring foreign jihadis to transit in and out of the Middle East.

  • Obama to hold talks with Jordan's King Abdullah

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:28:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will hold talks at the White House next week with Jordan's King Abdullah, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.

  • FBI: Texas investigators stole rare comic books

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:23:33 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Two Houston-area investigators are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case.

Trending Legal News

  • Auto accident in Arizona results in death, injury and an arrest

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:23:27 GMT

    At certain times during the day, driving on the Interstate in some areas of Arizona can be a nightmare. Traffic gets backed up, congestion can be awful and the inability to control the actions of other drivers can make this...

  • Is the Supplemental Security Income program outdated?

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:23:19 GMT

    Many Americans may not know about it, but the federal Supplemental Security Income program benefits many families and seniors throughout the country, including those in the state of Oregon.The SSI program was passed by Congress and signed into law...

  • Protecting assets, finances and retirement plans in gray divorces

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:23:18 GMT

    Just as couples get married at different ages and at different points in their lives, divorces could occur at any time. Whether the couple was married for a few years or several decades, Rhode Island couples should be aware...

  • Tennessee gets D grade for failure to support shared parenting

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:22:53 GMT

    Until the last two decades or so, most courts in Tennessee and the rest of the country tended to award custody of a couple's children to the mother based on the idea that mothers not only naturally knew what...

  • If available, should I take a plea deal for a DUI charge?

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:18:25 GMT

    There is no doubt about it, charges of impaired driving can be difficult to fight in court. Every DUI case is different, and it is important to understand what works for one individual may not be the best solution for...