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  • Review cites problems at Texas hospital during Ebola crisis

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:43:55 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — The Texas hospital that treated the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola was not adequately prepared for a patient with the deadly virus and stumbled because of communication failures, an independent review released Friday found.

  • Fired regulator: Brown pushed to waive oil safeguards.

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:18:20 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state's groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified.

  • Guatemala ex-president behind bars overnight as VP sworn in

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:08:07 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Otto Perez Molina spent his first night as an ex-president in military custody following a historic day in which he resigned and Guatemala's Congress swore in Vice President Alejandro Maldonado to serve the remainder of his term.

  • Guatemala Q&A: What to look for with embattled ex-president

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:06:00 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — President Otto Perez Molina resigned Thursday after a judge issued an order to detain him in connection with a corruption scandal.

  • Guatemala swears in new president after Perez Molina resigns

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:45:05 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's newly sworn-in president demanded that all top government officials submit their resignations and promised an honest and inclusive administration following the surprise resignation earlier Thursday of President Otto Perez Molina amid a widening fraud investigation.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • For Small Firms, Is it Better to Be a Specialist or Generalist?

    2015-09-03T18:18:26Z

    One of the easiest ways to set yourself apart from the crowd and to gain expertise in a field is to narrow your focus. But pick too narrow of a focus and you might find yourself struggling to stay busy. Have too general a practice and it may be......

  • West Point Law Prof Wants to Bomb Holy Sites, Target Academics

    2015-09-03T17:57:11Z

    Dr. Strangelove has nothing on West Point law professor William Bradford. Unlike Stanley Kubrick's crazed doctor, or even the unhinged General Buck Turgidson, Prof. Bradford doesn't want to just kill America's supposed enemies abroad, he wants to take out the traitors here at home as well. That means killing......

  • Non-Citizens Have a Right to Bear Arms -- With 1 Major Catch

    2015-09-03T10:59:23Z

    Non-citizens have a right to bear arms, even if they are in the country illegally, the Seventh Circuit ruled late in August. The ruling overturns a district court finding that the Second Amendment doesn't protect unauthorized aliens. In so holding, the Seventh created a split with the Fourth, Fifth, and......

  • Transgender Inmate in Georgia Gets Surprise Parole After Lawsuit

    2015-09-03T09:58:05Z

    Last February, Ashley Diamond sued the Georgia Department of Corrections in federal court. A transgender woman, Diamond was housed in a men's prison, denied medical treatment, and repeatedly sexually assaulted, she alleged -- all while the state refused to take corrective action. This Monday, she was unexpectedly granted parole.......

  • Is the Contract Worker Golden Age Coming to an End?

    2015-09-02T18:59:01Z

    The ranks of America's independent contractors, freelancers, and temporary workers have swelled over the past years. Many companies have eagerly switched to a contract-based workforce. After all, using independent contractors allows corporations to avoid many of the costs and risks of employment -- by shifting them onto the worker.......

  • After a Natural Disaster, Bring in the Lawyers, Says State Bar Ass'n

    2015-09-02T17:58:59Z

    When you think natural disaster response, you don't necessarily think of lawyers. Clean water, medical aid, and even evacuations might seem like more pressing concerns following a major hurricane, wildfire, or earthquake. But in the aftermath of many natural disasters, lawyers can be an essential resource, helping victims access housing,......

Criminal Law News

  • Thais unveil restored statue at bomb site to boost morale

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:10:23 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to boost confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead.

  • Illinois residents expect quiet holiday weekend amid manhunt

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:59:06 GMT

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Residents and business owners in one of Illinois' most popular recreational areas say a manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an area police officer will bring a more quiet and somber Labor Day weekend than usual.

  • 1 student killed, 2 injured at Sacramento college

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:25:26 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police hunted for a gunman Thursday night who opened fire at a Sacramento college parking lot, killing one student and wounding two others, officials said.

  • All 3 victims at Sacramento college shooting were students

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:53:48 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say all three victims of a shooting at a Sacramento college campus were students.

  • Manhunt could bring subdued holiday in recreation area

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:48:36 GMT

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an Illinois police officer threatened Thursday to dampen the Labor Day weekend across one of the state's most popular recreational areas, a boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O' Lakes.

Supreme Court News

  • Texas clinics file Supreme Court appeal of abortion law

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:01:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas abortion clinics are asking the Supreme Court to take up a major case about abortion rights in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

  • Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:01:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:31 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:34 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

Political News

  • Fired regulator: Brown pushed to waive oil safeguards.

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:18:20 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state's groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified.

  • Airman who helped stop train attack set returns to US

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:12:00 GMT

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night.

  • Thais unveil restored statue at bomb site to boost morale

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:10:23 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to boost confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead.

  • Tokyo leads Asia stock markets lower ahead of US jobs report

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:37:04 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower Friday with Tokyo's index down more than 2 percent as caution prevailed before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption of trading on Chinese stock markets next week.

  • Brady sits out after court victory, Giants top Patriots 12-9

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:28:11 GMT

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A battle of reserves to end the preseason was fittingly decided by a backup kicker.