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  • Cuba looks north to US farmers for help with food crisis

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:02:59 GMT

    GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba (AP) — The rust-red fields stretched for miles in the Cuban sun, garlic shoots and beetroot leaves waving gently in the spring breeze.

  • Investigation of politicians sought in Brazil graft scandal

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:01:14 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The inquiry into the biggest corruption scandal yet uncovered in Brazil entered an expansive new phase, as the attorney general formally requested the Supreme Court's permission to open investigations against 54 people, most expected to be top political figures.

  • Today in History

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:31 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2015. There are 302 days left in the year.

  • Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal charges 2 new suspects

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:53:23 GMT

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has charged two more suspects, risking a confrontation with the country's prime minister, who has warned against adding new defendants.

  • Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:47:28 GMT

    The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

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  • Hillary Clinton Didn't Have a Work Email Account, but Lawyers Should

    2015-03-03T19:45:01Z

    As if Hillary Clinton needed more trouble stemming from her time as secretary of state, The New York Times reports that she used a personal email account "exclusively" to conduct official State Department business. That's potentially problematic, thanks to federal laws requiring retention of agency emails as official records. This......

  • 8 Pros and Cons of Working as a Contract Attorney

    2015-03-03T17:58:01Z

    Many people dreamed of the big firm job when they entered law school. But how many considered being a contract attorney? With hiring for full-time attorney positions down since the recession, many new graduates are turning to contract work as an alternative career path. Should you consider a career......

  • Calif's Sex Offender Residency Law Is Unconstitutional: Supreme Ct.

    2015-03-03T16:01:01Z

    Blanket prohibitions on where registered sex offenders can live are unconstitutional, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday. The case was brought by registered sex offenders in San Diego who objected to mandatory residency restrictions in the penal code. Sex offenders can't, for example, live within 2,000 feet of a......

  • Justice Dept. Seeks Clarification on Insider Trading

    2015-03-03T15:55:01Z

    Last week, the United States went back to the Second Circuit to ask for a rehearing in United States v. Newman, where that court overturned the convictions of two hedge fund managers for trading on inside information. The Second Circuit rejected Newman and Chiasson's convictions on a "tipper/tippee" theory of......

  • 9th Cir. Resisting Efforts to Dilute CDA Section 230 ISP Immunity?

    2015-03-03T15:48:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) generally affords immunity for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with respect to content posted by users on their websites. There have been various efforts by plaintiffs......

  • 1st Cir. Denies 2nd Tsarnaev Request for Change of Venue

    2015-03-02T20:29:01Z

    Three times, attorneys for alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal district court in Boston to change the venue for the trial, arguing that he couldn't get a fair shake in the city where the bombing took place in 2013. The district court denied his request, which meant......

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  • Singapore police investigating man posing as Uber driver

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:49:18 GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore police say they are investigating reports of a man who allegedly cheated and overcharged unsuspecting passengers while posing as a driver for mobile app-based transportation company Uber.

  • Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:36:22 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said Tuesday.

  • Investigation of politicians sought in Brazil graft scandal

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:01:14 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The inquiry into the biggest corruption scandal yet uncovered in Brazil entered an expansive new phase, as the attorney general formally requested the Supreme Court's permission to open investigations against 54 people, most expected to be top political figures.

  • Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:24:51 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material — including information on war strategy and identities of covert operatives — while she was working on the book.

  • Indonesia moves Australians ahead of expected executions

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:21:08 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two convicted Australian drug smugglers arrived Wednesday at an Indonesian island prison where they will be executed by firing squad with seven other foreigner prisoners and an Indonesian, as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:56:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:32:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law, a decision that could lay the groundwork for future changes in how states can tax retail sales to companies outside their borders.

  • High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:02:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.

  • Fisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:04:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court case of a fisherman hooked by a law meant to preserve documents, not fish, is renewing calls to curb the reach of criminal laws that critics say are too vague.

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:07:55 GMT

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Political News

  • AP Analysis: Speech fallout could determine Netanyahu's fate

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:53:59 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a tough re-election fight in two weeks, the U.S. Congress has handed him an unprecedented boost with its effusive welcome to a message that resonates at home: Iran cannot be trusted as a threshold nuclear state.

  • After speech, White House could determine Netanyahu's fate

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:47:31 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a tough re-election fight in two weeks, the U.S. Congress has handed him an unprecedented boost with its effusive welcome to a message that resonates at home: Iran cannot be trusted as a threshold nuclear state.

  • Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:36:22 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said Tuesday.

  • India's central bank cuts key interest rate

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:18:06 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank unexpectedly cut a key interest rate by a quarter percentage point, the second such cut this year because of lower inflation.

  • Asia stocks down after US fall as China growth goal eyed

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:08:53 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street declined and investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data and China's announcement of its annual growth target.

Trending Legal News

  • Amended South Carolina domestic violence bill proceeds to House

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:25:50 GMT

    Last December, we discussed a bill introduced by South Carolina State Sen. Larry Martin. The original bill stipulated that anyone convicted of a domestic violence charge could not possess a gun for a decade after his or her release...

  • Community property and divorce in Texas

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:10:53 GMT

    When two people choose to get a divorce in Texas, they must figure out how they will divide their assets. This can be particularly difficult, especially if both parties brought property into a marriage or obtained a large amount of...

  • Protecting intellectual property

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:10:23 GMT

    Investors and entrepreneurs living in California may be interested in learning more about how to avoid trademark infringement and protect their own ideas. Trademark and patent exposure may present substantial problems as the business matures and becomes more successful. Many...

  • Business audits follow downward trend

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:12:30 GMT

    Last week we wrote about how some returns are still more likely than others to be audited, even as the overall number of audits goes down. In today’s post, we will follow up on that story by taking note of...

  • Colorado head-on collision kills 1

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:10:21 GMT

    One person was killed and two more injured in a head-on collision near Penrose in Southern Colorado on Feb. 24. One of the vehicles involved in the crash ended up in flames after the collision. The Colorado State Patrol reports...