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  • Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:54:26 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

  • Milosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:36:11 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow has ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying that the family has no property outside Serbia.

  • Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:04:59 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.

  • Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:02:25 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since July is urging authorities to release him, saying on Thursday that his continued incarceration without charge is a "farce."

  • South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:15:30 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beating a subordinate who died, the Defense Ministry said.

  • Memorial underway for Cleveland killer's victims

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:09:11 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Relatives of the 11 victims of a convicted Cleveland serial killer have broken ground on a memorial at the site where those victims' remains were found and the man's home was later demolished.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Half-Uncle's Marriage to Half-Niece Not Incestuous: N.Y. Court

    2014-10-29T18:56:01Z

    What is incest, really? Back in February, we mentioned that the Second Circuit had certified that question to the New York Court of Appeals. Huyen Nguyen became a conditional permanent resident of the United States in 2000 thanks to her marriage to Vu Truong, a U.S. citizen. Nguyen petitioned to......

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  • Should We Elect Judges? Shady Money Answers Obvious Question

    2014-10-29T21:12:01Z

    Is electing judges a good idea? Our gut reaction is "no," but for the sake of argument, let's take a look at the current state of the courts to see just what's happening with elected versus appointed judges. In Pennsylvania, a former Supreme Court judge just dropped her appeal of......

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  • With McCaffery, Castille Leaving, Pa. High Court Set for Change

    2014-10-29T17:51:01Z

    Earlier this week, the long-simmering and now-public feud between Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and Chief Justice Ronald Castille finally ended with McCaffery's resignation. Their bitter battle goes back years (and ended with a pornographic email scandal); many suspect it was the reason why Castille ran a retention election......

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  • 10th Cir. Explains Why Citizens United's Film Donors Can Stay Secret

    2014-10-29T19:50:01Z

    Last week, we reported about a quick, three-paragraph order allowing Citizens United to show the film "Rocky Mountain Heist" without having to disclose the names of the people who donated to the project. The Tenth Circuit promised that it would deliver a substantive opinion on the issue soon, and on......

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  • SCOTUS Stays Execution of Mo. Inmate Abandoned by Counsel

    2014-10-29T19:36:01Z

    Convicted murderer Mark Christeson got the rarest of reprieves: a Supreme Court stay blocking his execution (for now). With an execution set for midnight (Wednesday morning), he was spared with just a few hours to go over the dissent of Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. Why the reprieve? The order......

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Criminal Law News

  • Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:54:26 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

  • Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:25 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city.

  • German 'Autobahn sniper' sentenced to 10 ½ years

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:58:29 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a five-year period.

  • South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:15:30 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beating a subordinate who died, the Defense Ministry said.

  • Iran foils sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:28:44 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday.

  • Marine recharged in Iraq war case back in court

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:49:02 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers say the Marine Corps should not be retrying a Marine sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:57:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.

  • Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:53:22 GMT

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, forcing the government to cancel a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year.

  • US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:50:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.

  • AP Interview: Syrian official slams Turkey's role

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:48:43 GMT

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser has accused Turkey of committing "aggression" against her country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani.

  • Applications for US unemployment benefits rise slightly but remain near 14-year low

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:31:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits rise slightly but remain near 14-year low.

  • Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:52 GMT

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.

Trending Legal News

  • Retired football player Johnny Knox accused of breach of contract

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:18 GMT

    Those who follow football in Florida know that football players make the headlines for various reasons. Sometimes the press is positive and includes information about players who help with a charity or participate in a game-winning play. Unfortunately, professional athletes...

  • Suspecting medical malpractice, Melissa Rivers to file lawsuit

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:12:06 GMT

    Fans across Texas, the United States and the world mourned the Sept. 2014 death of famed comedian Joan Rivers. Although questions of medical malpractice were almost immediately raised, this suspicion was never confirmed. Now, Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, plans to...

  • Texas pastor resigns after charged with prostitution solicitation

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:55:25 GMT

    Laws are in place that prohibit sex being exchanged for money here in Texas as well as the rest of the country. A sexual act doesn't have to actually be provided in order to be in non-compliance with the law. In...

  • How do Pittsburgh doctors diagnose asbestos-related diseases?

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:51:33 GMT

    Flu symptoms don't show up immediately after exposure to the virus. You may feel fine for several days before headaches, fever and body aches appear. Imagine incubating a serious health condition for 10 years or several decades -- that's...

  • A lesson from Khloe Kardashian's latest divorce drama

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:56 GMT

    The Kardashian family always seems to stay near the top of the hot celebrities' list. The relationships between the three Kardashian sisters and their men seem to always have new twists and turns. The most recent happenings between Khloe...