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  • Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:36:06 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

  • Italian court to rule on Dolce&Gabbana tax case

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:11:32 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — An Italian prosecutor has demanded that Italy's high court uphold a tax evasion conviction against Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

  • Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:37:01 GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.

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    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:03:17 GMT

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

  • French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:59:45 GMT

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.

  • NKorea signals US must apologize to free detainees

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:31:57 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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Criminal Law News

  • Officer critical but stable after hatchet attack

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:38:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.

  • Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:36:06 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

  • Tunisian forces assault home, killing 5 women

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:29:14 GMT

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities have assaulted the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff, killing five women and one man.

  • 2 arrested after explosives found in Denmark

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:18:47 GMT

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish officials say they have arrested two men in possession of one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of explosive material but it doesn't appear to be terrorism-related.

  • French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:59:45 GMT

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.

  • NKorea signals US must apologize to free detainees

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:31:57 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

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

  • NY governor: Ebola doc went out in 'limited way'

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:38:08 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola "obviously felt he wasn't symptomatic" when he went out "in a limited way."

  • Officer critical but stable after hatchet attack

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:38:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.

  • Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:36:06 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

  • Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:13:07 GMT

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal.

  • Italian court to rule on Dolce&Gabbana tax case

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:11:32 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — An Italian prosecutor has demanded that Italy's high court uphold a tax evasion conviction against Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

  • Syrian government forces shell rebel areas, kill 9

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:11:02 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say that Syrian government forces have stepped up shelling of rebel-held areas, killing nine people in a village in the country's north.

Trending Legal News

  • Louisiana defendant admits theft, disputes embezzlement amount

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:35:33 GMT

    The Louisiana law named theft by misappropriation without violence is also known by another name. Embezzlement is a white collar crime that falls in this theft category. The value of a stolen asset is the primary factor in determining...

  • Will workers’ compensation cover Ebola?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:25:46 GMT

    In order for a Virginia Beach City worker to qualify for workers' compensation based on a disease or illness like Ebola, he or she must have contracted the disease as a result of performing his or her job. The...

  • Visitation program benefits Baton Rouge non-custodial parents

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:22:35 GMT

    Louisiana courts encourage co-parenting following a couple's separation. Isolated Baton Rouge non-custodial parents sometimes drift away from their children or are kept at arm's length by a custodial parent. The Department of Children and Family Services has a program...

  • Protecting the best interests of the child in Pennsylvania court

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:35:28 GMT

    Due to the unpredictability nature, high stress and costs associated with most family law proceedings, is preferable for parents to settle their child custody disagreements out of court. However, when Pennsylvania parents cannot come to agreement on a child...

  • Important factors affecting compensation for Texas accidents

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:59:10 GMT

    When you are injured in an accident, your thoughts might first focus on getting the medical care you need. Once the bills start rolling in from that medical care, you might decide that you need to seek compensation for...