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  • Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:26:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends.

  • Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:08:22 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and a glamorous lawyer. Here's a look at this Balkan nation's vote:

  • Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:39:04 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet.

  • A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:29:19 GMT

    States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus.

  • 2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:26:30 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Which Corporate Form Is Best for Your Law Firm?

    2014-10-30T22:19:01Z

    In the 1980s cartoon classic "Garfield's Halloween Adventure," Garfield sings a song about what he should be for Halloween. The same song could apply to new lawyers forming some kind of firm. There are just so many corporate forms to be! Should you be a PC, LLC, LLP, or another......

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  • TSA Was Arbitrary and Capricious in Dismissing X-Ray Bin Company

    2014-10-30T18:48:01Z

    As you're waiting in line at the airport to get your full body scan, or have your stuff rifled through, you might peer over at the stack of bins, into which you're hastily stuffing your laptop and shoes, and notice that there are ads in them. Since 2007, the TSA......

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  • Oral Arguments on N.C. Abortion Ultrasound Law at 4th Cir.

    2014-10-30T18:45:54Z

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case about a controversial North Carolina abortion law yesterday. The Woman's Right to Know Act requires a doctor providing an abortion to give the patient an ultrasound at least four hours before an abortion and requires the doctor to......

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  • #DearFindLaw: Which Bar Association(s) Should Law Students Join?

    2014-10-30T20:34:01Z

    This week on #DearFindLaw, we're presented with the issue of joining a bar association while in law school.There are many bar associations to choose from, and if you're a law student, you've probably got to join one eventually, right? After all, it's not a "cocktail party" if it's just......

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  • Cal. Supremes to Review Confidentiality of Police Personnel Files

    2014-10-30T20:05:01Z

    A police officer's personnel file could be a gold mine for a defendant -- past misconduct, especially the really juicy stuff like beating a defendant or falsifying a police report, could destroy an officer's credibility and sway an otherwise teetering jury. But who screens those police files to determine whether......

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Criminal Law News

  • Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:39:02 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city.

  • Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:29:37 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Investigators in China say they have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an official suspected of taking bribes, in the country's largest cash seizure ever.

  • Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:08:22 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and a glamorous lawyer. Here's a look at this Balkan nation's vote:

  • Los Angeles airport shooting lessons linger

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:33:17 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.

  • UVa abduction suspect in court on separate case

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:16:18 GMT

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being arraigned on an unrelated sexual assault from nearly a decade ago.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

Political News

  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:54:57 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.

  • Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:40:36 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan's stock benchmark surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economy. Expectations Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund would boost its equity holdings gave a further boost to the market.

  • Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:32:16 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister says the government will suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year.

  • Japan's huge pension fund to boost share purchases

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:31:46 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund on Friday approved a plan to double its holdings of shares and cut back sharply on bonds to help improve its investment returns.

  • Myanmar hosts talks with Suu Kyi to show progress

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:30:45 GMT

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president hosted talks Friday that brought together opposition leader and the nation's military chief for the first time, a meeting that appeared timed to showcase the Southeast Asian nation's ongoing reforms ahead of a regional summit that will be attended by President Barack Obama in less than two weeks.

Trending Legal News

  • Nursing home provider subject of class-action lawsuit

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:59:09 GMT

    Lawsuit alleges many nursing homes are chronically understaffed A major provider of nursing homes, which runs nearly 60 such facilities in California, is the subject of a class-action lawsuit, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. The lawsuit alleges that residents...

  • California passes groundbreaking 'yes means yes' law

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:56:48 GMT

    New legislation tries to battle problem of sexual assault on campuses California has become the first state in the nation to pass a groundbreaking sexual consent law, according to NPR. The law is taking on the issue of defining consent...

  • Contributing factors in Pennsylvania truck accidents

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:17:04 GMT

    Accidents involving large trucks are very dangerous on America's roadways, including in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They can impose serious injuries and sometimes fatalities because trucks are heavier and larger than passenger vehicles. Because of this situation, federal agencies, such as...

  • How cooling a person down can possibly save their life

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:14:10 GMT

    The process of cooling a person down so that doctors can treat life-threatening injuries is more than just science fiction. In fact, this strategy has gained traction in recent years with remarkable stories of success. Joe Tiralosi, a native New...

  • 2 painters die following water tower accident

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:10:51 GMT

    Two Ohio workers were painting a water tower in Reily Township when they fell to their death on Oct. 24. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls and slips accounted for 16 percent of the 4,405 fatal work...