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  • Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:18:58 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics.

  • Litvinenko judge slams 'charade' of suspect's testimony bid

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:13 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The British judge investigating the radioactive poisoning death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko on Tuesday accused Russian authorities or a key suspect of interfering with his inquiry.

  • UK priest who fled after fleecing flock jailed in England

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:53:10 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A British judge has jailed a runaway priest for two years and eight months for pocketing church funds.

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

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:35:20 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.

  • Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:09:55 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 2011 uprising.

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  • 5 Tips for Working With a Virtual Paralegal

    2015-07-27T17:44:10Z

    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?

    2015-07-27T16:32:51Z

    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

    2015-07-24T23:05:24Z

    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

    2015-07-24T21:59:15Z

    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

    2015-07-24T21:57:32Z

    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

    2015-07-24T19:59:16Z

    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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  • Former Greek city mayor wins early release from prison

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:55:44 GMT

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The former mayor of Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki, has been granted early release on compassionate grounds from prison, where he was serving a 12-year sentence for embezzling city funds.

  • Obama: Africa must create jobs for its next generation

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:46:07 GMT

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder.

  • EU moves to protect cheese from both sides of divided Cyprus

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:29:57 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has moved to recognize halloumi, or hellim in Turkish, as a protected cheese from both sides of the Greek-Turkish divided island of Cyprus and lauds it as a symbolic step toward further reunification.

  • Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:18:58 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics.

  • Russian human rights NGO folds its work, goes underground

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:16:55 GMT

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