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  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:56:16 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported.

  • Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:59 GMT

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.

  • Ex-mob boss gets 4 months for meeting friend

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:39:22 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client "to the grave."

  • 15 jailed for life in Argentina 'dirty war' trial

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:45:08 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court has convicted and sentenced to life in prison 15 former military, police and civilian officials for abductions, torture and killings of dozens of dissidents during the country's 1976-83 dictatorship.

  • Feds: Nothing new on Tsarnaev, 3 slayings

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:36:49 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors said in a court filing Friday they don't have any new evidence that the brother of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was involved in a 2011 triple slaying and have no witness who will testify to what Tsarnaev knew about his brother and the killings.

  • Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:28:27 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A shipping company pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges from a 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing

    2014-10-24T15:57:01Z

    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog

    2014-10-24T17:44:01Z

    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL

    2014-10-24T15:45:01Z

    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court

    2014-10-24T15:32:01Z

    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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Criminal Law News

  • Boy, 9, among 4 youths charged in robbery beating

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:28:30 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say four Rhode Island boys ranging from 9 to 14 years old robbed and beat a man in Providence.

  • Egypt leader: Foreign hands behind Sinai attack

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:08:58 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says a deadly assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation."

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:56:16 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported.

  • Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:51:31 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday.

  • Suspect in 2 deputy deaths captured after manhunt

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:55:10 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.

  • Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:01:40 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Missouri auditor revels in Hollywood, history

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:27:16 GMT

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — It's just a few weeks before the election, and Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is talking animatedly about a big success that's been years in the making. The subject isn't his re-election, which appears all but assured.

  • Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:02:59 GMT

    LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — One would hardly know from Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' campaign speech that he is revered as a champion of Kansas' all-important farm economy.

  • Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:01:03 GMT

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.

  • Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:32:02 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.

  • Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:22:01 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."

  • Egypt leader: Foreign hands behind Sinai attack

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:07:44 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.

Trending Legal News

  • Not surprisingly, some tax rules are again changing

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:06:08 GMT

    Readers have likely heard the advice to start saving for retirement as early in their working years as possible. However, the complexities of tax laws do not make that process easier -- not to mention that the federal tax laws...

  • Securing a visa for athletic competition

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:45:42 GMT

    We often write about visas available to individuals who can contribute to business in the United States. These individuals are not the only ones who want to come to the U.S. as part of their jobs however. There are many...

  • What is the difference between a simple and aggravated assault?

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:04:47 GMT

    When facing criminal charges, it's important to understand what those charges are as well as the penalties that may result from a conviction. In many cases, the criminal charges brought against an individual are based upon intent and the degree...

  • Filing a sexual harassment lawsuit

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:18:14 GMT

    From lewd jokes and comments to unwanted physical advances and sexually explicit requests, no employee should put up with sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment can take on many forms and impacts both men and women. In some cases,...

  • Rule providing minimum wage to care givers of disabled delayed

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:49:00 GMT

    Individuals throughout the state of New Jersey rely upon Social Security Disability Insurance benefits from the Social Security Administration to help to cover basic living expenses. These benefits are often difficult to secure, and may require the assistance of a...