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  • Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:04:40 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by a St. Louis police officer was shot several times from behind, the pathologist who performed a private autopsy said Thursday.

  • South Africans indicted in US on illegal hunts

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:57:59 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two South African brothers have been indicted in Alabama on charges of conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunting trips to Americans and of selling rhino horns on the black market.

  • Lawsuit says ICE attorney forged document

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:56:23 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit.

  • White House fence jumper held without bond

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:51:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge.

  • Man faces new charges after forced labor case ends

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:50:33 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials charged a former African tennis pro with child abuse on Thursday, just days after a federal judge declined to keep him behind bars in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor.

  • Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:49:29 GMT

    GARY, Ind. (AP) — The two-bedroom home in Gary's Bungalow Heights area went up in the Roaring '20s, when the Indiana steel town was thriving and filled with prosperous subdivisions. By the time Anith Jones' body was found in its basement Saturday, the building was one of thousands of dilapidated, abandoned houses serving as havens for crime in cities like Detroit and Chicago that have battled neighborhoods in decline.

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  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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Criminal Law News

  • Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:09:00 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — He seemed lost, "didn't fit in," and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been staying in a homeless shelter, where he talked about wanting to go to Libya to get away from drugs but griped that he couldn't get a passport.

  • Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:06:49 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.

  • Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:04:40 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by a St. Louis police officer was shot several times from behind, the pathologist who performed a private autopsy said Thursday.

  • South Africans indicted in US on illegal hunts

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:57:59 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two South African brothers have been indicted in Alabama on charges of conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunting trips to Americans and of selling rhino horns on the black market.

  • Lawsuit says ICE attorney forged document

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:56:23 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit.

  • Man faces new charges after forced labor case ends

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:50:33 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials charged a former African tennis pro with child abuse on Thursday, just days after a federal judge declined to keep him behind bars in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor.

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

  • Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:09:00 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — He seemed lost, "didn't fit in," and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been staying in a homeless shelter, where he talked about wanting to go to Libya to get away from drugs but griped that he couldn't get a passport.

  • Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:06:49 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.

  • Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:04:40 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by a St. Louis police officer was shot several times from behind, the pathologist who performed a private autopsy said Thursday.

  • Iowa Senate candidate cancels on newspaper editors

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:52:06 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has cancelled a meeting with The Des Moines Register's editorial board, saying her time was better spent campaigning in Iowa.

  • Man faces new charges after forced labor case ends

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:50:33 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials charged a former African tennis pro with child abuse on Thursday, just days after a federal judge declined to keep him behind bars in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor.

  • First lady stumps in close Colorado Senate race

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:44:59 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is the latest political celebrity to get involved in Colorado's heated Senate race — one of the closest and most expensive in the country.

Trending Legal News

  • Fathers and custody matters

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:50:04 GMT

    The bond between fathers and their children can be an incredibly strong and special one. This bond is something that fathers often deeply treasure and that can be remarkably important for a child. When parents get divorced, one of the...

  • Can you always seek compensation for a truck accident in Texas?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:42:32 GMT

    If you've been in a truck accident recently, you probably have a lot of questions. How will you afford to pay your medical bills? How will you make a living when you're not able to work? Fortunately, with compensation,...

  • 5 warning signs of a possibly negligent doctor

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:22:26 GMT

    Sometimes, it is possible to tell that a doctor is incompetent before he or she harms you with medical malpractice. For those hoping to avoid negligent care, we present some signs it is time to find a new physician. Personality...

  • 'Modest' is the word used to describe SSDI benefit boost

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:15:09 GMT

    Modesty is supposed to be a good thing. In most polite society and as a matter of religious tenet, modesty is something to strive for -- a virtue. But that's only in the context of definition number one in most...

  • Tort reform does little to change tests doctors order

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:10:08 GMT

    It has long been argued that a substantial share of the increase in healthcare costs in the U.S. is a result of the medical malpractice lawsuits. The argument goes that medical malpractice insurance expense is one cost that is transferred...