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  • Suspect in Tunisia attack claims innocence at 1st hearing

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:41:17 GMT

    ROME (AP) — The Moroccan migrant accused of involvement in Tunisia's Bardo Museum massacre has insisted on his innocence and refused to voluntarily be turned over to Tunisian authorities.

  • Judge tosses portion of lawsuit in girl's bullying death

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:39:05 GMT

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A judge has tossed a portion of a lawsuit that alleged negligence against a cement company in the death of a 12-year-old central Florida girl who committed suicide after being bullied.

  • Australia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes.

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:08:41 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia.

  • Timeline of landmarks in Ireland's changing attitude to gays

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:03:45 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times. Friday's referendum asking voters to approve gay marriage is the latest landmark in decades of struggle for Ireland's homosexual minority to gain greater rights and respect.

  • South Korean court frees Korean Air 'nut rage' executive

    Fri, 22 May 2015 12:57:26 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Court Suspends Lawyer Who Repeatedly Defaulted in Appeals

    2015-05-21T18:55:59Z

    Nothing can keep a lawyer up at night like the fear of missing a deadline or failing to file a required document. Not only do such errors do a disservice to the client, they can make the attorney look like a fool. Well, apparently not every lawyer has those......

  • No Selfies Allowed: 5 Tips for Taking a Great LinkedIn Photo

    2015-05-21T19:01:20Z

    There's a reason LinkedIn urges you to upload a photo. For better or worse, how we look deeply affects others' perceptions of our strength, intelligence and trustworthiness, according to a round up of the relevant neuroscience done by Entrepreneur Magazine. Happy faces -- think smiling, bright eyes -- make......

  • How to Land a Job in the Glamorous World of Regulatory Law

    2015-05-21T16:54:54Z

    They don't make many T.V. dramas about IRS attorneys. John Grisham has yet to write about the sexy world of EPA rule making. But that doesn't mean a job in a regulatory position isn't exciting. Working in government regulation, whether for a regulated industry or for the government itself,......

  • What Will Happen to the NSA's Phone Data Collection?

    2015-05-21T15:59:55Z

    An important section of the Patriot Act is set to expire June 1st. Without a renewal from Congress, that could mean the end to the NSA's collection of bulk phone metadata. The surveillance program was recently ruled illegal by the Second Circuit and has lost support in the House.......

  • When Should You Hire A Marketer? 5 Times an Expert Will Help

    2015-05-20T22:30:46Z

    People tend to think marketing is simple: a jingle, a camcorder and voila -- you're a veritable Don Draper, ready to sell yourself to the world. If only it was so easy. In fact, marketing, like law, requires a bit of expertise. Just as you wouldn't cut your own......

  • En Banc 9th Reverses Course, Lifts 'Innocence of Muslims' Ban

    2015-05-20T21:56:47Z

    The Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed an earlier injunction preventing Google and YouTube from hosting the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" film. That short, offensive and highly controversial film lead to violence and rioting in Egypt and elsewhere. It was briefly blamed for the attack on a U.S. embassy......

Criminal Law News

  • Resident says 19 Shiites killed in Saudi suicide attack

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:57:52 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the 7th century birth of a revered Shiite figure on Friday, the Interior Ministry and residents said.

  • Feds: Temple professor offered China data on US-made device

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:45:38 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chairman of Temple University's physics department sought prestigious appointments in China in exchange for providing data on electronics technology invented by a U.S. firm and offered to make the country a leader in the field of superconductivity, federal prosecutors said.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:22:52 GMT

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

  • US prosecutors to announce charges over Wesleyan overdoses

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:16:47 GMT

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Connecticut say they are announcing federal charges related to the distribution of a party drug that led to the hospitalization of a dozen people at Wesleyan University.

  • Timeline of landmarks in Ireland's changing attitude to gays

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:03:45 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times. Friday's referendum asking voters to approve gay marriage is the latest landmark in decades of struggle for Ireland's homosexual minority to gain greater rights and respect.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

Political News

  • Resident says 19 Shiites killed in Saudi suicide attack

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:57:52 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the 7th century birth of a revered Shiite figure on Friday, the Interior Ministry and residents said.

  • AP Interview: $100 billion Saudi city to be ready by 2035

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:33:36 GMT

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea, the world's "largest new emerging market," said the CEO of the company in charge of the mega-project.

  • UN says Hungarian questionnaire risks spreading xenophobia

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:30:17 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The United Nations human rights watchdog says it is "shocked" by a Hungarian government questionnaire which links migration with terrorism and fears it could bolster anti-immigration sentiments.

  • US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:29:41 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do.

  • US consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:27:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April for the third straight month, suggesting that an improving economy could be setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year.