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  • Judge rules against 13-year-old in climate change challenge

    Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22:49:00 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a 13-year-old who took North Carolina to court over climate change.

  • Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

    Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:12:22 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting more than two years for a chance to convince a judge that she qualifies for federal disability benefits.

  • Burger King manager: Police erased video of Chicago shooting

    Sat, 28 Nov 2015 20:59:53 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Burger King manager who accuses Chicago police of erasing surveillance video in the case of a black teenager shot last year by a white officer says he has testified before a federal grand jury investigating the shooting.

  • Chief resigns over slur before new police department opens

    Sat, 28 Nov 2015 20:26:29 GMT

    FARRELL, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief who used a racial slur in a fundraising email unrelated to his police job has stepped down— before his newly minted department even began operating.

  • Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

    Sat, 28 Nov 2015 19:40:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real. Legal Blogs

  • How to Attract Top Millennial Talent to Your Small Law Firm


    According to data taken from Census Bureau data of 2015, the Pew Research Center found that Millennials now make up the largest workforce in the nation, according to the Pew Research Center, they're expected to soon become the largest living generation.Along with this giant demographic change are the attendant cultural......

  • Georgia Voter Information Data Breach Leads to Lawsuit


    Two women have filed a class action lawsuit against the Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, after the Kemp's office released voter data that contained information including individuals' names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and even driver's license information. Over six million Georgia voters could be affected by the breach.......

  • Appeals Court Reverses $1M Award to Ex-Firefighter in FEHA Case


    A California Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's award of $1 million in damages to Los Angeles ex-firefighter Jubari Jumanne who sued the City of Angels under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In reversing the lower court's ruling, the court ruled that Jumanne's......

  • 6 Qualities That Smart Clients Look for in a Lawyer


    Most often people only start looking for lawyers when disaster has already struck, stress levels are highest, and they are in neither the emotional state nor the right frame of mind to choose a lawyer that will be the best fit for them and their legal needs. When people are......

  • Is "Dieting Made Me Do It" the New Twinkie Defense?


    Jared's diet helped turn him into a child molester. That's the novel theory his lawyers developed last week on the eve of his sentencing. Jared Fogle, the former Subway sandwich chain spokesman and famous weight loss champion, was sentenced last week to over 15 years in prison for having......

  • Law Student Fakes Own Kidnapping, Just in Time for Finals


    Every law student reacts to finals in their own way. Some wear their pajamas to the law library for a week or two. Some start mysteriously loosing hair. Some sit and cry silently in bathroom stalls. And some, it turns out, fake their own kidnappings.......

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  • Q&A: What's known about Planned Parenthood shooting suspect

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:54:14 GMT

    BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Robert Lewis Dear, the suspect in the deadly Planned Parenthood attack in Colorado Springs, frightened neighbors, had several run-ins with police and lived in different remote cabins and trailers in North and South Carolina and Colorado.

  • Official says gunman made 'no more baby parts' comment

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:04:07 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man who police say staged a deadly shooting attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that offers abortion services said "no more baby parts" after his arrest, a law enforcement official said Saturday.

  • Officials ID waitress who was killed over patron's cigarette

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:32:13 GMT

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Waffle House waitress who was shot and killed after asking a customer not to smoke was a 52-year-old who spent some of her final moments asking patrons how they enjoyed their Thanksgiving, authorities and witnesses said.

  • Suspect in Colorado attack called recluse who left few clues

    Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:33:10 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the woods, avoided eye contact, warned neighbors about government spying and passed out anti-Obama pamphlets, those who knew him said.

  • Bodies of 8 slain men found dumped in southeastern Mexico

    Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22:21:42 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico say the bodies of eight slain men have been found dumped in a southeastern town.

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  • The Latest: Lynch: Clinic shooting crime against women

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:15:06 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. (All times local):

  • Official says gunman made 'no more baby parts' comment

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:04:07 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man who police say staged a deadly shooting attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that offers abortion services said "no more baby parts" after his arrest, a law enforcement official said Saturday.

  • Sheriff's deputies rescue newborn found buried near river

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:14:25 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials asked for the public's help Saturday in gaining information about a newborn baby deputies rescued after finding her buried beside a popular Compton bike path.

  • Olene Walker, Utah's first female governor, dies at 85

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:31:27 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olene Smith Walker, who prioritized education as the first and only female governor of Utah and later established an institute to help students pursue public service careers, died Saturday at 85 in Salt Lake City.

  • Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future

    Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:37:07 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury.