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  • Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:57:34 GMT

    LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.

  • After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:28:00 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

  • Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:12:51 GMT

    It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.

  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:12:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

  • Kansas urges judge not to rule on gay marriage

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:07:19 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office has argued that a federal court should not weigh in on the state's gay marriage ban until the Kansas Supreme Court has reviewed it.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Does Your Law Firm Website Need Videos?

    2014-10-31T19:07:01Z

    I have a pet peeve: I hate it when a website has a really interesting link in a post, something that SCREAMS "Click me! CLICK ME!" like the "Exorcist" girl, and then when I do, it's a standalone video. A video. A video that I can't watch in public unless......

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  • Maine Judge Rejects In-Home Quarantine for Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox

    2014-10-31T18:45:01Z

    A judge in Maine has reversed a temporary in-home quarantine order for a nurse who treated Ebola victims in West Africa. The judge's new order, issued Friday, removes many of the restrictions initially placed on the nurse's movement. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere had issued a temporary order Thursday, requiring nurse......

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  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1, Episode 6

    2014-10-31T16:40:01Z

    Last week, "HTGAWM" taught us all about jury selection, jury tampering, and jury nullification. This week, we left the juries behind to get a crash course in appellate litigation and what Wait List Wes looks like just after he's showered. So, you know, the important things. (As always: Spoiler alert!)......

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  • Manuel Noriega Loses 'Call of Duty' Publicity Suit Against Activision

    2014-10-31T16:31:01Z

    Wait, Manuel Noriega is in court and he's the plaintiff? It's more likely than you think. Apparently following on the heels of Lindsay Lohan, Noriega -- yes, the same one who was the military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989 -- sued Activision, maker of the game "Call of......

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  • What Can GCs Learn from the EEOC's Live Twitter Chat?

    2014-10-31T16:24:01Z

    Earlier this week, as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the EEOC held a "live Twitter chat" where members of the public could ask questions about disabilities and employment that would be answered on Twitter by EEOC Chair Jenny Yang and Commissioner Chai Feldblum. So what did we learn......

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Criminal Law News

  • 2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:45:55 GMT

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.

  • Milwaukee chief: Union vote is political move

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:36:10 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police angered by the firing of an officer who shot and killed a man in a downtown park took a vote expressing a lack of confidence in their chief, but the city's mayor said Friday that he was standing by Edward Flynn.

  • After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:28:00 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

  • Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:17:19 GMT

    MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — A state police official is showing his support for a northeast Pennsylvania community where Halloween came very close to being scrubbed.

  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:12:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

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.

Political News

  • Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:57:34 GMT

    LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.

  • Baker insists fish tale true, got some info wrong

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:43:51 GMT

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — After a tight campaign, could the race for Massachusetts governor come down to a fish story?

  • Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:40:27 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at 92.

  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:37:09 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.

  • Milwaukee chief: Union vote is political move

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:36:10 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police angered by the firing of an officer who shot and killed a man in a downtown park took a vote expressing a lack of confidence in their chief, but the city's mayor said Friday that he was standing by Edward Flynn.

Trending Legal News

  • Auditor: state neglectful in investigating nursing home neglect

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:18:09 GMT

    Neglect or abuse of patients in nursing homes is never acceptable. But according to the California State Auditor's office, complaints about possible violations of that tenet aren't getting the attention they deserve from the state's nursing home regulators. The Sacramento...

  • I'm a divorcing stay-at-home mom, should I ask for alimony?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:52:57 GMT

    The question we pose in this week's post title may seem like an archaic one considering the fact that women make up a little more than half of the labor force, according to the most recent report from U.S. Bureau...

  • Suburban Columbus high school coach pleads guilty to OVI

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:39:36 GMT

    A guilty plea has been entered. The sentencing is apparently yet to come later. But the consequences of a drunk driving conviction are already being felt by a suburban Columbus man. According to news reports, the defendant appeared in Fairfield...

  • What things can be a dangerous distraction to drivers?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:32:04 GMT

    When behind the wheel, it can be remarkably important for drivers to keep their attention on the task of driving. When a driver becomes distracted while driving, harmful motor vehicle collisions can result. There are many different things that can...

  • What is the difference between conservators and guardians?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:20:25 GMT

    Texas law divides child custody into two designations: conservators and guardians. A person who possesses a child is deemed a conservator. This designation is similar to that of a guardian, who is someone that a Texas probate court appoints to...