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  • Vatican's anti-money laundering norms taking hold

    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:37:25 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Friday it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a sign that tough new anti-money laundering norms are taking hold at its scandal-marred bank.

  • Kentucky's GOP primary for governor could head to recount

    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:35:32 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Matt Bevin claimed the Republican nomination for governor with the help of a clunky fax machine in a crowded corner office of the state Capitol. But his opponent, James Comer, quickly moved to block him with an email from Florida.

  • Wife of Czech ex-PM acquitted by court of abuse of power

    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:30:30 GMT

    PRAGUE (AP) — A Prague court has acquitted the wife of former Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas of abuse of power charges in a case that brought down his government.

  • Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doing

    Fri, 29 May 2015 08:16:32 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane when he opened fire in a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding scores of others, a court-appointed psychiatrist has testified.

  • China destroys more than 660 kilograms of smuggled ivory

    Fri, 29 May 2015 07:01:02 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities Friday destroyed 662 kilograms of ivory that was seized after being smuggled into the country, as part of a crackdown on the illegal trade.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Overworked? 7 Tips on How to Get Part-Time Help, Legally

    2015-05-28T22:25:21Z

    Feeling swamped with extra work, but not enough to justify hiring full time assistance? Part-time employees can be a great way to spread out your workload, whether you're hiring contract attorneys, interns, or support staff. Part-time employees, like any new hire, require that you pay close attention to the rules......

  • Apple Antitrust Monitor Stays Put: 2nd Cir.

    2015-05-28T18:55:11Z

    Apple -- you know, the company that makes your iPhone -- got into a bit of trouble a few years ago when the United States started investigating allegations of price fixing in the e-book market. Eventually, Apple settled for $450 million, but did so in the most begrudging way possible.......

  • Challenge to N.C. Board of Ed. Redistricting Advances

    2015-05-28T18:54:01Z

    Citizens of Wake County will be able to go ahead in their challenge to North Carolina's gerrymandered Board of Education election districts, following a ruling by the Fourth Circuit yesterday. After a regular, time-based redistricting saw the County school board elections swept by a Democratic majority, the state's Republican......

  • Former Ala. Gov. Siegelman Denied New Trial in Bribery Appeal

    2015-05-28T16:09:43Z

    Don Siegelman, the former Governor of Alabama, lost his motion for a new trial last week. Siegelman was convicted of bribery, mail fraud and obstruction of justice in 2006, following an investigation that many Democrats argued was politically motivated, but which Republicans claimed revealed extensive corruption. After a series......

  • Defense Lawyers: How to Deal With Defeat

    2015-05-28T19:07:39Z

    You've tried your hardest, but in spite of your best efforts, your client still got convicted. What is there to do? What did you do wrong? What could you have done better? Cheer up, that's what. Losing is a part of being a lawyer; no one wins all the time.......

  • Ostriches Finally Vindicated as Posner Rejects Jury Instructions

    2015-05-28T16:55:47Z

    Judge Posner hates ostriches. The large, flightless birds, erroneously thought to bury their heads in the sand at the sight of danger, are one of the Judge's favorite insults. Did you ignore adverse precedent? Ostrich! Somehow fail to check citing references? Ostrich conduct! That doesn't mean he thinks ostrich......

Criminal Law News

  • Vatican's anti-money laundering norms taking hold

    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:37:25 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Friday it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a sign that tough new anti-money laundering norms are taking hold at its scandal-marred bank.

  • China executes teacher who molested or raped 26 students

    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:18:49 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese elementary school teacher has been executed for molesting or raping 26 students, some as young as 4 years old.

  • Vatican's anti-money-laundering norms taking hold

    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:12:14 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog agency says it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a sign that tough new anti-money laundering norms are taking hold at its scandal-marred bank.

  • South African rhino gets treated after poacher attack

    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:02:40 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A rhino in South Africa that survived an attack by poachers who cut off her horns, leaving a massive wound on her face, has had a setback in her medical treatment.

  • Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doing

    Fri, 29 May 2015 08:16:32 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane when he opened fire in a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding scores of others, a court-appointed psychiatrist has testified.

Supreme Court News

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

Political News

  • Muhammadu Buhari takes over Nigeria in crisis

    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:58:10 GMT

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing and singing songs and praises as Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in, the first candidate to beat a sitting president at the polls.

  • Correction: Norway-Myanmar-Rohingya story

    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:54:45 GMT

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In a story May 28 about Nobel Peace Prize winners calling for an end to persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the appeal came at the end of a three-day conference organized by the Norwegian Burma Committee. There were two conferences over the three days, one organized by a coalition of international groups and the other by the Norwegian Burma Committee. The appeal by the Nobel Peace Prize winners was made Tuesday during the conference organized by the international groups, but not announced until they put out a statement Thursday.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:46:02 GMT

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in, first Nigerian to oust a sitting president at the polls.

  • Rocky road: Britain's troubled ties to European Union

    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:44:27 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The British people will get another chance to decide on their European future by the end of 2017 — marking one more milestone in a long-troubled relationship.

  • Britain's Cameron in Poland, seeking support on EU reform

    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:36:31 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron pressed his case for renegotiating his country's relationship with the European Union Friday in Poland, with the Polish prime minister expressing resistance to any changes that would limit the rights of the many Polish migrants living in the U.K.