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  • Latest on flooding: 840 to 1,400 Houston homes damaged

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:41:13 GMT

    1:40 p.m.

  • Former Rep. LaTourette files claim vs US over missed cancer

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:39:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Congressman Steve LaTourette, gravely ill with pancreatic cancer, has filed a claim against the government over the treatment he received from his Capitol doctors. He contends they failed to pass along critical information about a lesion on the organ and the need for follow-up monitoring.

  • Court releases theater shooting suspect's notebook

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:30:59 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial.

  • 2nd submariner guilty of sharing videos of women officers

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:30:09 GMT

    MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A second submariner pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing videos of female officers undressing for a shower, continuing a case that a prosecutor calls a "black eye" for the Navy's integration of women into the nation's sub fleet.

  • Wounded woman testifies in Nevada about trespass shooting

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:29:32 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A female trespasser who survived a shooting in a vacant Nevada duplex says the property owner was unprovoked when he opened fire, wounding her three times and killing a man on the floor next to her.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Tips for Using Microsoft Outlook More Effectively

    2015-05-26T17:54:01Z

    Love it or hate it, Microsoft Outlook is here for the long haul. Like cockroaches, Twinkies, and the leather jacket, it was here before we got here and it will keep going long after we're gone. Rather than rage, rage against the Outlook, embrace it. Sure, it's part of a......

  • First Week at the Firm: How to Maximize Your Billable Hours

    2015-05-26T16:54:19Z

    Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips. The billable hour is one of the defining characteristics of......

  • Officer Has Qualified Immunity in Traffic Stop After Driver "Resists"

    2015-05-22T20:16:03Z

    A Clearwater police officer who pulled a woman from her car, resulting in significant injury, after she refused to allow him to search wasn't acting outside clearly established law, the Eleventh Circuit has ruled. The decision overturns a district court ruling that the officer used excessive force and was......

  • PayPal Pays Up: Lessons From the Company's Credit Controversy

    2015-05-22T19:15:25Z

    PayPal, the online payment company owned by Ebay, has agreed to pay $25 million to settle claims stemming from its "Bill Me Later" program. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had accused PayPal of refusing to honor the advertised terms of its online credit product, signing customers up for credit......

  • 5 Ways to Get Professional Development On Your Own

    2015-05-22T19:10:26Z

    Keeping abreast of legal developments, picking up some management skills, learning about new legal tech or marketing strategies -- these are just some of the benefits of making sure you have continuous professional development. After all, in an industry that evolves every time a new case is decided, lawyers......

  • Another Day, Another Data Breach: More Lessons for Lawyers

    2015-05-22T17:55:31Z

    Up to 1.1 million customers may have had their data stolen when CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan, was hacked on Wednesday. According to the company, the hackers gained access to information such as names, birthdays and emails, but not private medical or financial information. The incident......

Criminal Law News

  • Journalist who denounced drug trafficking murdered in Brazil

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:39:42 GMT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say a radio journalist known for denouncing drug traffickers and organized crime groups has been murdered in northeastern Brazil.

  • Court releases theater shooting suspect's notebook

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:30:59 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial.

  • 2nd submariner guilty of sharing videos of women officers

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:30:09 GMT

    MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A second submariner pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing videos of female officers undressing for a shower, continuing a case that a prosecutor calls a "black eye" for the Navy's integration of women into the nation's sub fleet.

  • Wounded woman testifies in Nevada about trespass shooting

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:29:32 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A female trespasser who survived a shooting in a vacant Nevada duplex says the property owner was unprovoked when he opened fire, wounding her three times and killing a man on the floor next to her.

  • Man on MTV's 'Catfish' accused of making fake threats in DC

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:13:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man once featured on MTV's "Catfish" reality show about online scams was charged Wednesday with calling in fake threats against Metro stations, buses and trains in the nation's capital.

Supreme Court News

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

Political News

  • Sanders wants Clinton to take stand on trade deal

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:50:36 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he doesn't understand why his Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't taken a position on the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Pacific nations.

  • Latest on flooding: 840 to 1,400 Houston homes damaged

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:41:13 GMT

    1:40 p.m.

  • Former Rep. LaTourette files claim vs US over missed cancer

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:39:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Congressman Steve LaTourette, gravely ill with pancreatic cancer, has filed a claim against the government over the treatment he received from his Capitol doctors. He contends they failed to pass along critical information about a lesion on the organ and the need for follow-up monitoring.

  • US stocks move higher in the afternoon, a day after a slump

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:37:40 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose modestly in midday trading Wednesday, recovering part of a steep loss from the day before. Investors remain focused on Greece's debt problems.

  • Late-night TV vet Bill Maher forges ahead with hit formula

    Wed, 27 May 2015 18:33:11 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet up on the table. His team of scribes, many of whom he's worked with for 22 years, pepper him with ideas and information: the new Republican presidential candidates, the latest outlandish political moves, background on upcoming guests.