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  • More Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:45:09 GMT

    MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with shows canceled in six states, the embattled entertainer took to the stage Friday in Florida to a standing ovation from a sold-out crowd.

  • Wolf travels hundreds of miles to northern Arizona

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:36:17 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A female gray wolf from the Northern Rockies traveled hundreds of miles into northern Arizona, marking the species' first appearance in the region in more than 70 years and the farthest journey south, wildlife officials confirmed Friday.

  • For Obama, a long road to immigration order

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:34:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.

  • $139M deal reached in school sex abuse case

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:29:13 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.

  • US provides $68 million for Mexico justice reform

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:28:16 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says the U.S. government will provide $68 million over five years to assist Mexico's effort to reform its court and justice system.

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  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.

    2014-11-21T10:55:01Z

    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

    2014-11-20T23:48:01Z

    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law

    2014-11-20T20:35:01Z

    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

Criminal Law News

  • Students protest school response to rape claims

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:59:24 GMT

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Administrators and faculty at an Oklahoma high school are preparing for a protest Monday by students upset with the handling of an alleged rape.

  • $139M deal reached in school sex abuse case

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:29:13 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.

  • Burglars break into home, steal husband's ashes

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:43:12 GMT

    GARDEN CITY, Idaho (AP) — Police in southwestern Idaho are investigating after burglars broke into a woman's home and stole her husband's ashes.

  • Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:34:54 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate.

  • Ex-state worker charged with stealing 610 helmets

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:32:02 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state worker has been accused of stealing 610 combat helmets and faces federal charges.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Hillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:39:41 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp contrast with Republicans on an issue that could play a leading role in the next presidential campaign.

  • For Obama, a long road to immigration order

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:34:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.

  • US provides $68 million for Mexico justice reform

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:28:16 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says the U.S. government will provide $68 million over five years to assist Mexico's effort to reform its court and justice system.

  • Verdict pending, Malaysia's Anwar visits US

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:27:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim told The Associated Press on Friday he's confident of acquittal in his sodomy trial, so long as the Southeast Asian nation's top court demonstrates independence.

  • Obama touts immigration plan at Vegas high school

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:22:07 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallamy Santos said she knows what it's like when immigration status tears a family apart. The Las Vegas casino worker experienced it when her husband had to go back to Mexico and wait indefinitely until he was cleared to return to the U.S.

Trending Legal News

  • Nursing home facility evaluations in California

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:50:15 GMT

    Families in California with loved ones in nursing homes may be curious as to how nursing homes are evaluated. Nursing homes are generally evaluated by the Licensing and Certification Division of the California Department of Public Health, and evaluations are...

  • How Massachusetts medical malpractice lawsuits work

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:40:28 GMT

    As many Massachusetts residents know, medical malpractice suits may arise when health care providers make preventable errors that cause harm to a patient. Through this type of civil action, the injured patient typically seeks financial compensation. However, before litigating a...

  • Avoiding or preparing for audits

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:40:23 GMT

    For Georgia businesses, a tax audit can be a difficult experience. However, there are some ways that a company might try to avoid attracting undue attention from tax authorities. For example, if the company is doing its own taxes, it...

  • Inaccurate electronic medical records and doctor errors

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:24:57 GMT

    Doctor's offices, hospitals and other health care providers in Louisiana are adapting to the government-imposed transition from traditional paper systems for maintaining patient records to electronic medical records. A recent study has uncovered evidence of mistakes and omissions in electronic...

  • Misconceptions about bankruptcy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:10:17 GMT

    Due to some common misconceptions about bankruptcy, many New York residents who could benefit from filing do not. Many believe that bankruptcy is an expensive process that will drag on for years and leave them without anything to their names....