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  • Black Friday gun buys test background check system

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:43:54 GMT

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases.

  • Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:42:16 GMT

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:40:45 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him.

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:22:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:10:20 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

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  • Moving Law Offices? Here is a Really Big Checklist

    2014-11-25T19:56:28Z

    Moving stinks, no matter what your budget or occupation. But for us, the lawyers, it's an even bigger pain: everybody, from the courts to the bar to clients, all need to be notified, there is no room for downtime, and everything needs to go according to plan so that you......

  • Copyright Settlement Firm Rightscorp Gets Hit with Class Action

    2014-11-25T19:55:09Z

    Rightscorp is a company that valiantly pursues copyright infringers in an attempt to get them to pay their fair share for the harm they've caused to copyright owners. That's one way of looking at it. Another is that Rightscorp "asks ISPs to disconnect you from the Internet unless you pay......

  • Ferguson Grand Jury Transcript: Darren Wilson's Testimony

    2014-11-25T19:35:57Z

    Transcripts of the Ferguson grand jury hearings have been released to the public following the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted on any criminal charges for the shooting death of Michael Brown. This is somewhat unusual, as grand jury proceedings are typically held in secret, and when......

  • Microsoft Sues IRS for Info on Outside Auditor, Quinn Emanuel

    2014-11-25T18:47:49Z

    Microsoft, like many companies, allegedly uses a complex web of overseas subsidiaries to shield itself from U.S. taxes. This is accomplished through "transfer pricing," which allows subsidiaries of the same company to buy and sell with each other in a way that maximizes profit for the parent company. The IRS......

  • Gov. Brown Nominates Leondra Kruger to Supreme Court

    2014-11-25T18:01:39Z

    Leondra Who? Leondra Kruger, that's who. Kruger was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the seat vacated by Justice Joyce Kennard, who retired in April. Kennard's seat has been vacant since then, requiring various justices of the courts of appeal to sit in on cases in order to fill......

  • Advice to Clients in Wake of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    2014-11-25T17:56:49Z

    Now that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, there were protests, and there will be more protests. As a lawyer, you might be representing one of any number of groups affected by the protests, whether they're......

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  • Black Friday gun buys test background check system

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:43:54 GMT

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases.

  • Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:42:16 GMT

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

  • Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:32:05 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony.

  • Hong Kong police clear 1 site, arrest leaders

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:19:17 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:40:45 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Germany to require 30 pct women in top boardrooms

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:53:58 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's coalition government wants major companies to have at least 30 percent women on its supervisory boards.

  • Merkel: Continued Russia sanctions "unavoidable"

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:49:03 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says continued sanctions against Russia are "unavoidable" and that it will take "patience and perseverance" to end the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Activists raise Raqqa strikes death toll to 95

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:35:05 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years.

  • Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:32:05 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony.

  • Official: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said.

Trending Legal News

  • Helping families who are dealing with a birth injury

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:31:33 GMT

    Medical malpractice takes many forms, but birth injuries and the problems they cause can be particularly difficult for families to deal with. Sadly, these incidents continue to take place at an unacceptable rate in New York, NY, and across the...

  • Demand for increased wages results in arrests in San Mateo County

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:27:30 GMT

    Across the state of California and the entire country, countless people are employed to care for disabled and/or ailing family members and patients in a home setting. And while these workers provide invaluable services to their communities, there are instances...

  • Traffic stops and drug possession charges

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:24:03 GMT

    Every day, people across the state of Connecticut and the entire country are charged with drug possession and other related offenses after being involved in minor traffic stops. Suspects often do not understand their rights in such cases, and can...

  • Prevalence of fatal asbestos diseases in Allegheny County

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:07:12 GMT

    Before safety regulations were in place in the 1980s, many Pennsylvania workers were exposed regularly to mineral fibers toxic to their health. Symptoms of asbestos injuries commonly remain dormant for 20 to 50 years. Consequently, asbestos attorneys are seeing...

  • What should you do after a car accident?

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:58:23 GMT

    With so many cars on the road in the New York City area, it is hard to imagine a single day going by without a motor vehicle accident. Following an accident, you will have a lot on your mind....