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  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:47:28 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Egypt court suspends legislative election after court ruling

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:37:06 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has suspended the country's upcoming parliamentary elections, following an earlier Supreme Constitutional Court ruling deeming laws regulating the vote unconstitutional.

  • Concerns over drug prompt delay of Georgia woman's execution

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:38:24 GMT

    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.

  • US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:33:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun.

  • Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:33:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House without restrictions conservatives demanded on President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Even so, it stands a good chance of passage. Legal Blogs

  • 5 Tips for Better Law Firm Phone Interviews


    The phone interview is quickly becoming the go-to method for a first round of interviews. Phone interviews are cheaper for everyone, faster to conduct, and don't waste as much of the time of the people who inevitably won't get called back for an in-person interview. Like in-person interviews, though, phone......

  • SCOTUS Oral Argument Preview: Week of March 2, 2015


    After figuring out what a fish is (and is not), then telling us that anyone, not just dentists, can perform teeth-whitening, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a round of contentious cases dealing with unreasonable searches, drawing legislative boundaries, and -- drum roll please! -- the latest challenge......

  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1 Finale


    What an episode it was! Actually, the "season finale" of #HTGAWM comprised two back-to-back episodes, but that doesn't matter. We figured out who killed Lila, what the deal was with (former law student) Rudy Walters, and why you shouldn't mess with Frank. The season ended on a cliffhanger, and another......

  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success


    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?


    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield


    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

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  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:47:28 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • New Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:36:48 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — One of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.

  • Ferguson News Guide: No charges expected for policeman

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:30:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostly white department. But the probe, nearing release, is likely to stop short of charging the officer whose shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old touched off weeks of protests.

  • 3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:16:51 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles' downtrodden Skid Row who had special training to deal with the homeless and mentally ill, police leaders said.

  • Drew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:28:48 GMT

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance returns to court Tuesday on charges of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison.

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  • Russia's currency reserves drop as state finances squeezed

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:52:36 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's finance ministry says the country's foreign currency reserves dropped by almost 10 percent in dollar terms in February after the government sought to fill a hole in the state budget, where revenues have suffered due to low oil prices.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:47:28 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • NKorea: US-South Korea drills 'unprecedentedly provocative'

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:43:43 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister is telling an international disarmament conference that the current round of U.S.-South Korean military drills is "unprecedentedly provocative."

  • Kerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:40:48 GMT

    MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Top U.S. and Israeli officials are spending the day focusing on an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, but from opposite corners. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wants to bridge differences with Tehran while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to criticize the pact before Congress.

  • Yemen's leader suggests Riyadh for dialogue with rebels

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:38:11 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Tuesday offered the Saudi capital Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's own capital Sanaa.

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  • Head trauma in young children

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:40:12 GMT

    As many California parents may know, head injury in the pediatric population may be associated with car crashes, falls and other accidents. The type of head injury relates to the intensity of trauma. When a child with a head injury...

  • Obama looking to change work visa rules for spouses

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:50:20 GMT

    Orange residents who are interested in employment immigration issues may want more information about an important change that may be coming to U.S. immigration rules. This change, currently on appeal, may help spouses of immigrants find employment in the U.S....

  • Understanding the tax impacts of child support and alimony

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:46:50 GMT

    For North Dakota and Minnesota residents facing their first tax season after a divorce, it's essential to know how alimony and child support may impact your income taxes. This is true for both those paying and receiving the money....

  • Pharmaceutical company recalls potential personal injury threat

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:36:15 GMT

    It is not uncommon for manufacturing companies in Florida and elsewhere to outsource some of their processes to increase production or for many other reasons. It remains the responsibility of the company owner to ensure that procedures at the third-party's manufacturing...

  • Kentucky woman killed in car crash

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:21:27 GMT

    A 51-year-old Danville woman died after being involved in a vehicle collision near Springfield on Feb. 18. The collision took place just after 5 p.m. on the U.S. 150 highway bypass. After the crash, the woman was taken to Springfield...