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  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:15:46 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:46:56 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

  • Deutsche Bank co-CEO on trial over battle with media mogul

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:24:42 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen went on trial Tuesday along with two of his predecessors, charged with attempted fraud for allegedly colluding to deceive judges in a long-running legal battle with a now-deceased media mogul.

  • Captain of doomed S. Korea ferry sentenced to life in prison

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:37:21 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide.

  • Texas asking appeals court to uphold voter photo ID law

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:26:08 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court was set to hear arguments Tuesday on a Texas voter identification law condemned by the Justice Department as a means of suppressing minority voting.

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  • Union Not Responsible for Facebook Posts, D.C. Cir. Rules

    2015-04-27T18:58:40Z

    An AFL-CIO transit union cannot be held responsible for disparaging comments made by its members on Facebook, the D.C. Circuit has ruled. The case involved comments about picket line crossers made on the Union's private Facebook page during a strike. The comments, which predictably called non-union workers scabs and......

  • Navajo Prisoner Entitled to Venison, Colored Bandana: 7th Cir.

    2015-04-27T19:56:45Z

    The Free Exercise Clause lets practitioners of Santeria in Florida ritually slaughter chickens, and lets a Muslim inmate have a half-inch-long beard. Add David Schlemm to the list. He's a member of the Navajo tribe, imprisoned in Wisconsin, who wants to be able to practice certain religious rituals, namely eating......

  • Penalties for Abuse of IRS Preservation Deduction Upheld

    2015-04-27T18:55:53Z

    Getting "creative" with your tax returns can cost you, as Gordon and Lorna Kaufman found out last week when the First Circuit affirmed penalties against them for an "historic preservation easement" that had no value. After Lorna bought a $1 million house in Boston, the Kaufmans learned about a "tax......

  • 5 Legal Marketing Myths

    2015-04-27T21:55:08Z

    Lawyers are still relatively new to marketing. While Sears and Coca-Cola have been reaching out to the public since the pioneer days, attorneys have had just a few decades to refine their marketing craft. Yet, even in such a short time, several marketing myths have developed. Like all myths,......

  • First Week at the Firm: Five People You Should Avoid

    2015-04-27T19:10:22Z

    Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips. Remember the kid in grade school who cheated off your......

  • Look! Abercrombie Finally Shifts Hiring Focus After Years of Lawsuits

    2015-04-27T18:56:14Z

    Models won't be the only ones working for minimum wage at Abercrombie and Fitch this summer. The clothing retailer has announced that it will no longer consider "body type or physical attractiveness" in hiring decisions -- it's even considering letting employees wear shirts to work.O brave new world. Abercrombie's......

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  • Dispute outside church leaves 2 fatally shot, 4 injured

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:51:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A dispute outside a New York City church where a funeral was taking place triggered a shooting that left two people dead and four others injured, police said.

  • Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:46:56 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

  • UN local staffer abducted in Iraq; 8 bodies found in Baghdad

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:14:04 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen abducted a local staffer working for the United Nations in Iraq as police found eight bodies in different parts of the capital, Baghdad, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Saudi Arabia arrests man over suspected IS killing of police

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:59:32 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says the police have arrested a suspected Islamic State group operative wanted for the killing of two policemen in the capital, Riyadh, earlier this month.

  • Bosnian Serbs push for more autonomy after attack

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:45:13 GMT

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A day after an attack on a police station, the Bosnian Serb leader who is pushing for independence for the Serb region of Bosnia says the country's central institutions are "useless" and Bosnian Serbs should form their own intelligence service.

Supreme Court News

  • Tuesday's the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:46:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land.

  • Court weighs excessive force against inmates awaiting trial

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:19:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a growing national debate over police use of force, the Supreme Court struggled Monday with a related question of claims of excessive force against jail officials by people who are accused but not yet convicted of crimes.

  • Pioneer for gay marriage among lawyers for high court cases

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:27:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:40:25 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:19:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices.

Political News

  • Obama, Abe putting joint face on trade amid opposition in US

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:46:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to build on the U.S.-Japan alliance, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will work to strengthen economic ties further while confronting stiff resistance from the U.S. president's own political party to a massive new Pacific Rim trade deal.

  • Helicopters ferry injured from Nepal villages near epicenter

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:27:29 GMT

    GORKHA, Nepal (AP) — Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,400, ferrying the injured to clinics and taking emergency supplies back to villages cut off by landslides.

  • Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders to meet this week

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:11:36 GMT

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot government official says the country's president, Nicos Anastasiades, will hold his first meeting with new Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci this week.

  • Dispute outside church leaves 2 fatally shot, 4 injured

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:51:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A dispute outside a New York City church where a funeral was taking place triggered a shooting that left two people dead and four others injured, police said.

  • Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:50:47 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday that separatist rebels in the east have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal.