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  • Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:45:37 GMT

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.

  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:33:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

  • Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:26:10 GMT

    Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

  • City: Quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' must back off

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:59:45 GMT

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The self-styled "Robin Hooders" race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from "the king's tariff."

  • Ferguson grand jury unusual in many ways

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:36:20 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not much is normal about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer for fatally shooting Michael Brown.

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  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.

    2014-11-21T10:55:01Z

    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

    2014-11-20T23:48:01Z

    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law

    2014-11-20T20:35:01Z

    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

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  • Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:45:37 GMT

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.

  • Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:26:10 GMT

    Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

  • Florida shootout leaves deputy, gunman dead

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:09:30 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, before he was shot to death by other law enforcement officers, officials said.

  • Police: Pregnant woman, 3 others fatally shot

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:03:21 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed along with three other people in a shooting at a Cleveland home. The woman's 9-year-old daughter was wounded but her toddler son unharmed.

  • Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:36:57 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

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  • 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.

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  • Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's nukes

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:47:38 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning of "serious gaps" in the talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, and if major differences persist the possibility of extending past Monday's deadline is seeming more likely.

  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:33:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

  • Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:26:10 GMT

    Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

  • Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:01:58 GMT

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  • AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:42:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say.

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  • Police obligated to announce DUI checkpoints in advance

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:03:15 GMT

    Let's say that you go out on a Friday night with a few of your friends to a local bar. Foolishly, your group decides to go without a designated driver -- but you're aware enough to tone back your night...

  • Saturation patrol snares numerous people in Bay Area

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:18:46 GMT

    A saturation patrol was performed last weekend in the Bay Area, leading to a number of vehicles being stopped and a couple of people receiving drunk driving charges. Four police departments coordinated on the patrol, performing it last Saturday night...

  • Social Security cost of living adjustment for 2015: 1.7 percent

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:54:45 GMT

    Every year, the Social Security Administration announces the percentage by which beneficiaries’ payments will increase in according with changes in the cost of living. These increases, known as cost of living adjustments (COLA), have been rather small the last couple...

  • Court of Appeal Affirms that a Life Interest Granted via Will is not Vulnerable to Creditors

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:06:51 GMT

    A recent (and very brief) Court of Appeal decision, Policelli Estate v Zita, 2014 ONCA 810, confirms that there are ways in which estates can be structured in order to protect bequeathed property from the creditors of beneficiaries....

  • Footbridge construction accident kills one, injures 4

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:09:22 GMT

    One construction worker was killed and four others seriously injured when a pedestrian bridge being built at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina, collapsed during concrete pouring work. The affected employees were all working for a concrete subcontractor....