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  • Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:49:40 GMT

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago, but a boycott by the country's opposition overshadowed the vote and highlighted the sectarian-charged divisions gripping this strategic U.S. ally.

  • US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:48:06 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released, the Pentagon said Saturday, amid a push to whittle down the prison population at the U.S. base in Cuba.

  • Calm urged as Ferguson grand jury nears decision

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:20:35 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.

  • Egypt lawyers union: Judge terrorizing attorneys

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:43:55 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's lawyers union has criticized an Egyptian judge for "disparaging" and "terrorizing" the defense team of a prominent activist on trial over a 2011 protest.

  • Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:27:02 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday.

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  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.

    2014-11-21T10:55:01Z

    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

    2014-11-20T23:48:01Z

    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law

    2014-11-20T20:35:01Z

    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

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  • N. Korean student escaped kidnap attempt in Paris

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:34:40 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — A North Korean student with family ties to the regime has escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding.

  • Germany releases, deports convicted Russia spy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:33:37 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have released a woman convicted of spying for Russia and deported her after she served half of her prison sentence.

  • Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:27:02 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday.

  • Kenya police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in bus

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:47:14 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.

  • Police: Client arrested in escort's 2007 killing

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:27:25 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — A single mother who vanished from western Colorado more than seven years ago led a double life as a paid escort with many unsavory clients, investigators say.

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  • 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.

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  • Strong quake in western China kills at least 1

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:52:58 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person and causing minor damage to buildings, officials and state media said.

  • Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:49:40 GMT

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago, but a boycott by the country's opposition overshadowed the vote and highlighted the sectarian-charged divisions gripping this strategic U.S. ally.

  • US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:48:06 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released, the Pentagon said Saturday, amid a push to whittle down the prison population at the U.S. base in Cuba.

  • Egypt to host major economic conference in March

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:32:54 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy.

  • N. Korean student escaped kidnap attempt in Paris

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:34:40 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — A North Korean student with family ties to the regime has escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding.

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  • Footbridge construction accident kills one, injures 4

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:09:22 GMT

    One construction worker was killed and four others seriously injured when a pedestrian bridge being built at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina, collapsed during concrete pouring work. The affected employees were all working for a concrete subcontractor....

  • Workers' health shouldn't be an occupational casualty

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:16:11 GMT

    When most people hear the term workers' compensation, examples of work-related injuries often spring to mind. While physical injuries suffered at work or while performing work-related duties certainly make up the majority of workers' compensation or workplace injury third-party claims,...

  • Child support guidelines in British Columbia

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:57:19 GMT

    When you are going through a child support case, it is likely you have questions about the amount you may be expected to pay or the amount you may expect to receive. In order to make child support orders consistent...

  • Contesting a will in British Columbia

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:49:19 GMT

    A last will and testament is often the most important document in a British Columbia resident's estate plan, but the terms of a will may sometimes be contested by a beneficiary or other individual. Sometimes these challenges are limited to...

  • Ford assembly plant faces repeated sexual harassment case: Part I

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:20:37 GMT

    We have previously written about the problem of sexual harassment in professions traditionally thought of as “men’s work.” This includes factory and manufacturing work. Whether here in California or other parts of the country women who work in these jobs...