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  • Teacher jailed for showing high school class violent movie

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:58:42 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.

  • Mexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:54:10 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S.

  • California man charged with trying to join Islamic State

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:09:07 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old California man previously charged with lying on a passport application so he could fly to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group was indicted Wednesday on a charge of trying to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

  • House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:58:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.

  • Venture capitalist says he tried to prevent firing of woman

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:56:36 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent senior partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified Wednesday that he was a loyal supporter of a woman who is now suing the company for sex discrimination.

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  • Ala. Supreme Court Orders Halt to Same-Sex Marriages

    2015-03-04T18:55:01Z

    Just when you thought it was safe to get a same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Alabama Supreme Court -- and not just Chief Justice Roy Moore -- issued a 148-page opinion yesterday ordering some of the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The petition for......

  • 5 Resume Tips to Catch an Employer's Eye

    2015-03-04T19:22:01Z

    Your resume is the first impression you make with employers. If it doesn't grab the employer's attention, you'll never get the chance to make your case to them in an interview. CNN reports that, on average, human resource managers receive more than 75 resumes for each open position. How......

  • Why the Legal Dept. Should Be Best Friends With the IT Dept.

    2015-03-04T18:13:01Z

    If there's one department that's the thorn in the side of company employees, it's the IT department. Their answer is always "no" and they make you wait on requests for a long time. Of course, that's equally true of the legal department, too. With Sarbanes-Oxley being what it is, coupled......

  • Proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Gets Mixed Reviews

    2015-03-04T17:58:01Z

    The White House on Friday debuted its proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, which would provide additional statutory protection for sensitive consumer information like Social Security numbers and mandate that holders of such information have to provide consumers with notice about privacy and security practices. As predicated, no one......

  • Nina Pham's Lawsuit: Strange Font Choices ... and Pictures?

    2015-03-04T17:51:01Z

    As you may recall, Nina Pham, a critical care nurse from Texas, contracted Ebola in October. She's fine now, but at the time, she wasn't doing so well, in spite of public statements that her employer, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, made about her ordeal. These statements form the crux of......

  • No 11th Amendment Immunity for Community College, 2nd Cir. Says

    2015-03-03T22:24:01Z

    The Eleventh Amendment: often misunderstood, infrequently used, yet sitting there in plain sight, just after the Bill of Rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has given scant guidance over the years, but we know at the least that states can't be sued for monetary damages unless they consent (or unless another......

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  • Teacher jailed for showing high school class violent movie

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:58:42 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.

  • Mexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:54:10 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S.

  • Police: Maryland shootings random; evoked DC sniper memories

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:25:11 GMT

    MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday.

  • TV crew confronted on LA's Skid Row; 1 arrested

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:07:27 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers suffered minor injuries as they arrested a homeless man on Skid Row who confronted a TV news crew.

  • Couple plead not guilty to locking up kids 22 hours a day

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:47:59 GMT

    JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife accused of making three of their adopted children virtual prisoners inside their home pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a case that began after prosecutors say two girls crashed the family van while trying to make their escape.

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    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT

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  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

  • France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:40:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row was in the country illegally after serving time for a bank robbery but couldn't be deported because no country would take him, U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday.

Political News

  • Mexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:54:10 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S.

  • Storm could be winter's last big one but some want more

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:51:21 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England threatened to bring icy rains, sleet, and snow overnight Wednesday but also the prospects of being the last significant snowfall for the East Coast this winter.

  • China plans to boost military budget by 10.1 percent in 2015

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:50:58 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China announced Thursday that its official military budget will grow by 10.1 percent in the coming year, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions.

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Congress resolves to flee DC pre-snow

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:43:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow.

  • US ambassador to SKorea slashed on face and wrist in attack

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:27:49 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a knife with a 10-inch blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said Thursday.

Trending Legal News

  • Amended South Carolina domestic violence bill proceeds to House

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:25:50 GMT

    Last December, we discussed a bill introduced by South Carolina State Sen. Larry Martin. The original bill stipulated that anyone convicted of a domestic violence charge could not possess a gun for a decade after his or her release...

  • Community property and divorce in Texas

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:10:53 GMT

    When two people choose to get a divorce in Texas, they must figure out how they will divide their assets. This can be particularly difficult, especially if both parties brought property into a marriage or obtained a large amount of...

  • Protecting intellectual property

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:10:23 GMT

    Investors and entrepreneurs living in California may be interested in learning more about how to avoid trademark infringement and protect their own ideas. Trademark and patent exposure may present substantial problems as the business matures and becomes more successful. Many...

  • Business audits follow downward trend

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:12:30 GMT

    Last week we wrote about how some returns are still more likely than others to be audited, even as the overall number of audits goes down. In today’s post, we will follow up on that story by taking note of...

  • Colorado head-on collision kills 1

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:10:21 GMT

    One person was killed and two more injured in a head-on collision near Penrose in Southern Colorado on Feb. 24. One of the vehicles involved in the crash ended up in flames after the collision. The Colorado State Patrol reports...