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  • Lawyers Are 'Chronically Under-Performing,' Survey Finds

    2017-05-26T18:58:28Z

    If you're sitting at your desk waiting for the phone to ring, that's usually not a good sign. It could be that you are not busy enough, and you know what that means. A new survey of law firm leaders confirms what you may have feared. According to legal......

  • 'Google' Trademark Survives 'Genericide'

    2017-05-26T13:00:58Z

    A federal appeals court ruled Google may keep its trademark for the name, despite claims that the word has come to mean "to search the internet." The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said trademarked names can lose their proprietary meaning as they become generic terms. However, the court......

  • 4th Circuit Rules Against Trump's 2nd Travel Ban

    2017-05-25T19:20:12Z

    A federal appeals court rebuked President Trump's latest travel ban against people from Muslim-majority countries, saying the executive order "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination." The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said the First Amendment forbids government from establishing "any religious orthodoxy, or favor or disfavor one......

  • Citepad: a Digital Keypad for Lawyers

    2017-05-25T21:57:41Z

    Citepad is like a magic wand that floats over your screen and inserts legal terms, symbols, and phrases into documents with the touch of your finger. It does not turn your computer screen into a touch screen, but you "touch" the Citepad virtual keyboard with your mouse and "Voila."......

  • Another Federal Court Upholds Another Injunction on Another Trump Travel Ban

    2017-05-25T19:25:02Z

    As the saying goes, if at first you don't succeed; try, try, try again. President Donald Trump may be on his third try after his second attempt at an executive order limiting travel from several predominantly Muslim countries was blocked much in the same way as the first. The U.S.......

  • Creativity Required for Creating New Jobs as Robots Take Old Ones

    2017-05-25T18:13:10Z

    Technology is like an unstoppable wave, rushing upon the shore and scattering countless grains of sand. In the same way, technology will wash away workers in the coming economic sea change. Smart machines will take their jobs, and they will need new ones. Darlene Damm, writing for the Harvard......

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  • Mayor: 'Heroes' died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

    Sun, 28 May 2017 00:24:31 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.

  • Police: Suspect in Portland stabbings ranted about Muslims

    Sat, 27 May 2017 22:58:45 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.

  • The Latest: Trump's praise of leader doesn't match US facts

    Sat, 27 May 2017 22:05:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on AP Fact Checks for the previous week (all times local):

  • Report: After Pulse massacre, police training needs changes

    Sat, 27 May 2017 20:53:36 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As a law enforcement foundation reviews how the Orlando Police Department responded to a 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub, the organization's staffers say in a paper that police training and protocols may need to change.

  • The Latest: Police identify victims in Oregon train attack

    Sat, 27 May 2017 20:37:14 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a stabbing on a Portland, Oregon, train that left two dead (all times local):

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  • Mayor: 'Heroes' died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

    Sun, 28 May 2017 00:24:31 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.

  • Texas lawmakers OK budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

    Sun, 28 May 2017 00:21:51 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will keep spending $800 million on border security while putting little new money into public schools, maintaining therapy cuts for disabled children and easing handgun license fees as the Republican-led Legislature approved a new state budget Saturday.

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by Benghazi families

    Sat, 27 May 2017 23:56:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied.

  • The Latest: Trump's praise of leader doesn't match US facts

    Sat, 27 May 2017 22:05:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on AP Fact Checks for the previous week (all times local):

  • Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

    Sat, 27 May 2017 21:54:07 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85.