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  • Hong Kong woman gets 6 years in Indonesian maid abuse case

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:47:01 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court has sentenced a woman to 6 years in prison for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that triggered outrage over its brutality.

  • Venezuela newspaper that opposed Chavez ends daily edition

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:04:10 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuela newspaper started by a former guerrilla as a forum to criticize the socialist revolution started by Hugo Chavez is ending its daily print edition amid a shortage of newsprint and what it says is a pattern of government harassment.

  • Pot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:01:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new mayor of the nation's capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill.

  • GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:46:55 GMT

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House.

  • South Korea renews license of 2nd-oldest nuclear plant

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:19:55 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean nuclear regulator said Friday it renewed the operating license of the country's second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022, overriding the objections of residents and anti-nuclear groups.

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  • 3 Warning Signs Your New Associates May Not Stick Around

    2015-02-26T13:53:01Z

    After a long interview process, you've just hired some new associates. Congrats! Now it's time to get to work. As you invest hours and other resources into training your new associates, you'll want to make sure they stay long enough to provide a good return on your investment. Still, despite......

  • Supreme Court Tosses Fla. Fisherman's Sarbanes-Oxley Conviction

    2015-02-25T21:42:01Z

    In an explanation that may have seemed self-evident, the U.S. Supreme Court has clarified that dumping undersized red grouper overboard in an attempt to deceive fish and game officials is not the same as shredding financial documents to mislead auditors, regulators, and shareholders. The Court reversed a ruling from......

  • 2nd Cir. Panel Reverses Itself on Occupy Wall Street Arrests

    2015-02-25T17:21:01Z

    A peculiar bit of appellate procedure attended the issuance of an amended opinion in Garcia v. Does, the "Occupy Wall Street" case in which Occupy protesters claimed they were escorted onto the Brooklyn Bridge by police, then arrested when they were halfway across. Though the protesters won in federal district......

  • SCOTUS: A Fish Is Not a 'Tangible Object' for Sarbanes Purposes

    2015-02-25T19:47:01Z

    Destroying a fish isn't a federal crime, the Supreme Court ruled today, in another victory for sanity when it comes to prosecutorial over-charging. By a surprising 5-4 split, the Court said that the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that prohibit destroying a "tangible object" refer to tangible objects used to......

  • Walmart Settles EEOC Age, Disability Discrimination Suit for $150K

    2015-02-25T19:15:01Z

    While Walmart's in-house counsel may know all the rules regarding age and disability discrimination, some of Walmart's in-store employees clearly do not. The EEOC filed suit against Walmart on behalf of David Moorman, a former manager at a Walmart store in Keller, Texas, alleging age and disability discrimination in violation......

  • Apple Liable for $533M in Infringement Against Patent Holding Co.

    2015-02-25T18:22:01Z

    Apple suffered quite a setback Tuesday, when a federal jury handed down a $532.9 million verdict against it, in favor of patent licensing company Smartflash LLC. Smartflash claimed that Apple's iTunes software infringed on patents it held relating to downloading files from the Internet. A look at the allegedly (or,......

Criminal Law News

  • Unidentified attackers hack US blogger to death in Dhaka

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:27:29 GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent U.S. blogger, known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, has been hacked to death by unidentified attackers in Bangladesh's capital, police said Friday.

  • Parents of slain journalist James Foley: US should do more

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:20:12 GMT

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The government — and the press — failed to do enough to save the life of the freelance journalist who was the first American killed by Islamic State militants, James Foley's parents said at a university forum Thursday.

  • No charges yet for pickup driver in train crash 'mistake'

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:16:58 GMT

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Investigators on Thursday were trying to determine why a pickup truck driver mistakenly turned onto railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train, and prosecutors said they would await more answers before deciding to file charges.

  • Black Madam: I've done thousands of buttocks injections

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:06:26 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial on Thursday that she got into body sculpting 20 years ago to help transgender friends and has since performed thousands of procedures.

  • Gunman kills 3, found dead in South Korean city: police

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:05:53 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A gunman shot and killed three people Friday before he was found dead at a home in a city near the capital Seoul in the second such incident in three days, police officials said.

Supreme Court News

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:07:55 GMT

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  • Justices: Dentists unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:25:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services.

  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:09:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview?

  • Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:14:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been ensnared by a law targeting accounting fraud.

  • Justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:38:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is indicating it will side with a Muslim woman who didn't get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code to her job interview.

Political News

  • Japan data signal slow recovery, despite lower energy costs

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:56:14 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese factories churned out more machinery and electronic devices in January as export shipments rose, but lower energy costs due to cheaper crude oil failed to provide a long-awaited boost to consumer spending.

  • Venezuela newspaper that opposed Chavez ends daily edition

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:42:04 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuela newspaper started by a former guerrilla as a forum to criticize the socialist revolution started by the late President Hugo Chavez is ending its daily print edition amid a shortage of newsprint and what it says is a pattern of government harassment.

  • Hollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:39:03 GMT

    GUIUAN, Philippines (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013.

  • Parents of slain journalist James Foley: US should do more

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:20:12 GMT

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The government — and the press — failed to do enough to save the life of the freelance journalist who was the first American killed by Islamic State militants, James Foley's parents said at a university forum Thursday.

  • Investigators find 32,000 emails in IRS probe

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:10:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal.

Trending Legal News

  • What are the duties of a parenting coordinator?

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:24:24 GMT

    Sometimes British Columbia parents are unable to agree on matters regarding the custody of their children. When this happens, the court could impose a parenting coordination order on the parents, making them meet with a parenting coordinator. However, not everyone...

  • What to know about being an executor

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:34:05 GMT

    Being appointed as an executor to a love one’s will may be an honorable role, or it could be completely terrifying, depending on your temperament. Outside of that, it is helpful to know what is going to be expected of...

  • What are grandparents’ rights in North Carolina?

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:18:45 GMT

    The issue of child custody often becomes the primary struggle between couples in Charlotte divorce cases. Yet if settling on an acceptable child custody agreement between two divorcing parents can be difficult, imagine how much more so it can be...

  • Fiduciaries may be liable for breaches under federal rules

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:10:30 GMT

    Fiduciaries are individuals empowered to act or manage assets on behalf of other parties, and in Kansas and other jurisdictions, their behaviors are governed by explicit laws. Even if a fiduciary does not take an illegal action on their own,...

  • Domestic violence victims and their financial options

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:10:27 GMT

    Incidents of domestic violence often become the subject of criminal proceedings. However, many of these incidents also result in civil cases where the injured party is able to receive payment for some of the damages experienced through the dispute. While...