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  • NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:57:56 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York prison worker pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run.

  • Correction: San Francisco-Soda Warning story

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:30:46 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story July 26 about a lawsuit against San Francisco by the American Beverage Association, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the city's health warning labels would be posted. The labels are to be placed on advertisements for certain sugary drinks, not on the beverages.

  • Greece advances in loan talks, under fire for euro exit plan

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:39:23 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece pushed ahead with talks on a new rescue loan Tuesday, but its government came under increasing pressure over claims it had a top-secret plan to prepare for a euro exit that involved accessing citizens' personal tax data.

  • Russian human rights NGO folds its work, goes underground

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:35:21 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian human rights group said on Tuesday it is closing down its operations this week because of a repressive law, but has come up with a plan to continue its work.

  • Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:09:06 GMT

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A court in Libya on Tuesday sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death by firing squad after convicting him of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 civil war. Legal Blogs

  • 5 Tips for Working With a Virtual Paralegal


    Trying to cut down on overhead and save some office space? Need some extra help but not enough to bring on a full team of support staff? You might consider contracting with a virtual paralegal.No, virtual paralegals aren't Siri with a Westlaw account or robots who know local rules. Rather,......

  • Do Lawyers Make Good Parents?


    Two-thirds of parents want their kids to grow up to be lawyers. The other third have probably read the stats about lawyer depression, alcoholism, and student debt. But forget lawyer kids, what about lawyer parents? There are plenty of perks that come from being an attorney, including pleasing your parents,......

  • Dodd-Frank Constitutional Challenge Revived by D.C. Circuit


    The D.C. Circuit has revived a challenge to the constitutionality of the Dodd-Frank Act. A small Texas bank, State National Bank of Big Spring, had challenged the constitutionality of the Wall Street Reform Act. It was joined by 11 states, who also took issue with the Act. Dod-Frank, you'll......

  • States Can Require Pharmacy Owners to Provide Birth Control, 9th Rules


    States can require pharmacies to dispense birth control even if the pharmacy's owner has religious objections, the Ninth Circuit ruled yesterday. The Court upheld a Washington State law that allowed individual pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions because of religious objections, so long as another onsite pharmacist will do......

  • Is the Customer Always Right? Not When You Practice Law


    Like it or not, the law is a customer service profession. Getting clients and keeping clients depends on your ability to please clients. As the old cliche goes, the best way to do that is to remember that "the customer is always right." Right? No way, at least not when......

  • Scalia, Scalia, Scalia: A Review of All Things Nino


    You might be forgiven for sometimes forgetting that there are nine Justices on the Supreme Court. After all, when it comes to getting attention in the news, not even the "Notorious RBG" can surpass Justice Scalia's reach. Love him or hate him, Justice Antonin "Nino" Scalia is by far the......

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  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

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  • NTSB: Co-pilot of spaceship unlocked braking system early

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:58:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety investigators say the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early.

  • Pro-government forces besiege rebel-held base in Yemen

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:47:10 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Pro-government fighters in Yemen have besieged a military base held by Shiite Houthi rebels for 40 hours after cutting off major supply routes to the facility, Yemeni military officials said Tuesday.

  • NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:45:43 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting Tuesday in which members also urged the country not to use excessive force in its fight against extremists, a NATO official said.

  • Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:37:24 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group.

  • SBA loans to resume after Congress raises lending limit

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:28:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses will soon be able to get loans approved again by the federal government.