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  • South Korea: VW rigged emissions in 125,000 diesel vehicles

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:01:14 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it fined Volkswagen $12.3 million and ordered recalls of 125,522 diesel vehicles after the government found their emissions tests were rigged.

  • Algeria's ex-counter-espionage chief to go on trial

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:53:13 GMT

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's long-time counterespionage chief who helped lead the country's war on Islamist extremists is going before a military tribunal for an unusual trial.

  • Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:02:02 GMT

    Among the 130 victims killed in attacks in Paris were students, a filmmaker, a doctor, artists, music lovers and beloved parents and children. They had varied backgrounds and interests. Here are some of their stories:

  • Mexican Green Party leader resigns post amid investigation

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:49:26 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said Wednesday that they have opened a criminal investigation of a leader of Mexico's Green Party for allegedly violating electoral laws in June's midterm elections.

  • China reduces sentence of journalist to 5 years from 7

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:48:48 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A 71-year-old Chinese journalist imprisoned on a conviction of leaking state secrets had her sentence reduced Thursday to five years, from seven, after admitting guilt during a closed appeal hearing, her lawyers said. Legal Blogs

  • How to Attract Top Millennial Talent to Your Small Law Firm


    According to data taken from Census Bureau data of 2015, the Pew Research Center found that Millennials now make up the largest workforce in the nation, according to the Pew Research Center, they're expected to soon become the largest living generation.Along with this giant demographic change are the attendant cultural......

  • Georgia Voter Information Data Breach Leads to Lawsuit


    Two women have filed a class action lawsuit against the Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, after the Kemp's office released voter data that contained information including individuals' names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and even driver's license information. Over six million Georgia voters could be affected by the breach.......

  • Appeals Court Reverses $1M Award to Ex-Firefighter in FEHA Case


    A California Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's award of $1 million in damages to Los Angeles ex-firefighter Jubari Jumanne who sued the City of Angels under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In reversing the lower court's ruling, the court ruled that Jumanne's......

  • 6 Qualities That Smart Clients Look for in a Lawyer


    Most often people only start looking for lawyers when disaster has already struck, stress levels are highest, and they are in neither the emotional state nor the right frame of mind to choose a lawyer that will be the best fit for them and their legal needs. When people are......

  • Is "Dieting Made Me Do It" the New Twinkie Defense?


    Jared's diet helped turn him into a child molester. That's the novel theory his lawyers developed last week on the eve of his sentencing. Jared Fogle, the former Subway sandwich chain spokesman and famous weight loss champion, was sentenced last week to over 15 years in prison for having......

  • Law Student Fakes Own Kidnapping, Just in Time for Finals


    Every law student reacts to finals in their own way. Some wear their pajamas to the law library for a week or two. Some start mysteriously loosing hair. Some sit and cry silently in bathroom stalls. And some, it turns out, fake their own kidnappings.......

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  • Palestinian attacker with knife shot and killed in West Bank

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:36:39 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say border guards shot and killed a Palestinian attacker wielding a knife after he attempted to stab troops at a West Bank checkpoint.

  • Turkey releases recording of warnings to Russian plane

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:59:52 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane that was shot down at the border with Syria.

  • Algeria's ex-counter-espionage chief to go on trial

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:53:13 GMT

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's long-time counterespionage chief who helped lead the country's war on Islamist extremists is going before a military tribunal for an unusual trial.

  • In 2016 campaign, both parties want reform in justice system

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:26:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago.

  • At funeral for slain Minneapolis man, vow to seek justice

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:08:27 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a Minneapolis church on Wednesday for the funeral of a black man whose death in a confrontation with police has sparked days of ongoing protests, while charges were pending against four men suspected in a shooting that wounded several of the protesters.

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