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  • Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:49:49 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.

  • Greece: Exit poll shows anti-bailout party winning election

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:41:03 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The anti-bailout Syriza party has won a decisive victory in Greece's national elections, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.

  • Greece exit poll shows anti-bailout party winning election

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:19:19 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek state TV exit poll was projecting that anti-bailout party Syriza had won Sunday's parliamentary elections — in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.

  • Egypt: 13 killed in clashes between Islamists, police

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:56:46 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist President fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, as clashes left 13 people dead and dozens injured. Another two people died when an explosive device they were planting under a high-voltage tower in the Nile Delta exploded prematurely, security officials said.

  • Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:55:18 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read "Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More."

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  • Law Office Ergonomics: Monitors Can Be a Pain in the Neck

    2015-01-23T20:16:01Z

    Big, roomy computer monitors are essential for comfortable lawyering. You spend a lot of your time at your desk, and a big monitor allows you to have multiple documents open side-by-side. But monitors, like every other part of your desk, are governed by the iron-clad Law of Ergonomics. If your......

  • Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?

    2015-01-23T18:30:01Z

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

  • San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

    2015-01-23T17:18:01Z

    When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

  • Sheldon Silver's Arrest: Law Firm Referrals Part of Alleged Scheme

    2015-01-23T17:01:01Z

    Ah, good old (alleged) bribery. When lawyers behave badly and someone gets hurt or killed, we kind of feel bad about it. But when lawyers get arrested for bribery? No one gets hurt, and we can bask in the awesomeness. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found himself on......

  • What the Heck Is a 'Brand'? Here's What Lawyers Need to Know

    2015-01-22T21:11:01Z

    We talk all the time on FindLaw's Strategist blog about branding and how it's important to you as a lawyer. Truthfully it is -- and you can, and should, use branding to differentiate yourself from other law firms. Tossing around the word "brand" can be a little bit inside baseball,......

  • N.Y. Politician Sheldon Silver Indicted on 5 Counts of Corruption

    2015-01-22T20:25:01Z

    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on five criminal counts involving millions of dollars in alleged bribes and kickbacks. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday in federal court accuses Silver, 70, of receiving more than $6 million from two law firms since 2002 through various schemes, reports the......

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  • Egypt: 13 killed in clashes between Islamists, police

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:56:46 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist President fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, as clashes left 13 people dead and dozens injured. Another two people died when an explosive device they were planting under a high-voltage tower in the Nile Delta exploded prematurely, security officials said.

  • Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:55:18 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read "Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More."

  • Central African Republic: Militia kidnaps sports minister

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:22:09 GMT

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A minister in Central African Republic's transitional government was kidnapped Sunday by armed men believed to belong to the Christian anti-Balaka militia group, his wife said.

  • French arrests raise question: Is free speech for all?

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:24:35 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech.

  • Egypt: 9 killed in Cairo clashes between Islamists, police

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:02:52 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say clashes between police and Islamist protesters in an eastern Cairo district have left nine demonstrators dead.

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  • Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:57:45 GMT

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.

  • Senators: More US special ops troops may be needed in Yemen

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:57:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two influential senators are calling on President Barack Obama to send more U.S. ground troops to hotspots around the Middle East.

  • Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:56:10 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, as influential lawmakers from both parties suggested the U.S. may need to turn to special operations forces to root out terrorists from the Middle Eastern nation and elsewhere in the region.

  • Greece: Govt official admits electoral defeat by Syriza

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:55:36 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A senior official in Greece's governing conservatives has conceded defeat to the radical left Syriza party in Sunday's national elections.

  • Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:49:49 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.

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    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:41:33 GMT

    Consumers are always looking for ways to save on auto insurance costs. Even if they are not actively searching, providers are apt to show you ways to save, if it can give them a leg up in the marketplace. Forget...

  • How deaths after premature births can be avoided

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:25:14 GMT

    It is difficult enough to bring a baby who is full term into the world. For babies who are premature, caring for them is no less important, but can be difficult as well. However, modern medicine is enabling more pre-term...

  • Tax season reminder about tax scams: Hang up - it's not the IRS

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:27:03 GMT

    This tax season may prove to be especially confusing. First, taxpayers have to remember the tax extenders that passed at the last minute. Then, taxpayers have to remember that the IRS has admitted that customer service is a low priority,...

  • Blink and you'll miss them: Tax extenders, p. 4

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:30:53 GMT

    We want to review just a few more tax extenders that Congress approved for the 2014 tax year. The tax season has officially started, so it's important to keep these and the rest of the extenders in mind as you...

  • Understanding seniors and traffic accidents

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:25:45 GMT

    Motorists in Canada might benefit from understanding more about the facts pertaining to older drivers. According to the British Columbia Automobile Association, the physical and mental changes common in an advanced age may significantly increase the likelihood of being involved...