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  • Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:49:08 GMT

    OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Oklahoma inmate attacked his attorney with a razorblade moments before he was to be sentenced in the killings of two young girls and his fiancee.

  • Ex-FARC commander sentenced to 27 years in prison

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:36:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former commander in the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was sentenced to 27 years in prison for holding three American citizens hostage for 5 ½ years after their single-engine plane crash-landed in the Colombian jungle.

  • San Francisco officer admits thefts from suspects

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:35:51 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco police officer indicted along with two officers in a corruption investigation has acknowledged stealing more than $5,000 in computers, gift cards and other property from people during searches.

  • WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:28:07 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

  • Doc ordered cyanide test for lack of explanation

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:26:24 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A physician who treated a Pittsburgh doctor says he ordered the test that eventually revealed a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood because he could find no other explanation for her sudden illness.

  • Driver smashes Oklahoma Ten Commandments statue

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:10:44 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Someone drove up a ramp near the Oklahoma Capitol steps overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Commandments, smashing it to pieces in an apparent act of vandalism, authorities said.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing

    2014-10-24T15:57:01Z

    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog

    2014-10-24T17:44:01Z

    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL

    2014-10-24T15:45:01Z

    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court

    2014-10-24T15:32:01Z

    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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Criminal Law News

  • Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:49:08 GMT

    OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Oklahoma inmate attacked his attorney with a razorblade moments before he was to be sentenced in the killings of two young girls and his fiancee.

  • Ex-FARC commander sentenced to 27 years in prison

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:36:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former commander in the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was sentenced to 27 years in prison for holding three American citizens hostage for 5 ½ years after their single-engine plane crash-landed in the Colombian jungle.

  • Doc ordered cyanide test for lack of explanation

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:26:24 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A physician who treated a Pittsburgh doctor says he ordered the test that eventually revealed a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood because he could find no other explanation for her sudden illness.

  • Driver smashes Oklahoma Ten Commandments statue

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:10:44 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Someone drove up a ramp near the Oklahoma Capitol steps overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Commandments, smashing it to pieces in an apparent act of vandalism, authorities said.

  • Man who killed 2 girls, then fiancee, gets prison

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:04:50 GMT

    OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of fatally shooting two young girls, then killing his fiancee three years later, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

  • Terror supporter sentencing delayed in FBI sting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:58:15 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for a man convicted in South Florida of supporting terrorists in a case where an undercover FBI agent used Internet chats to pose as a financing middleman.

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

  • Judge to decide on sports betting in New Jersey

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:45:00 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge said he would decide Friday whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New Jersey from becoming the second state in the country to offer legalized sports betting on individual games.

  • Attack on Egypt army post kills 26

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:43:33 GMT

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An assault on an army checkpoint in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday caused a large explosion and killed at least 26 troops, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of attacks by Islamic extremists following last year's overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

  • US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:42:44 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years, led by strong quarterly results from Microsoft and UPS. Amazon sank after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but it wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down.

  • Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:42:24 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Milagro Alvarez and millions of other Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue.

  • Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:40:03 GMT

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian hospital official says a teen was killed during clashes with the Israeli military in the West Bank.

  • Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:36:35 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is telling Democrats in Milwaukee that choosing the next governor of Wisconsin "should not be a hard choice."

Trending Legal News

  • Late-in-life divorce: rare but rising

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:22:28 GMT

    The Baby Boom generation has been predictably unpredictable, breaking and remaking traditions at every turn. It’s no surprise then that as America’s largest generation gets a bit grayer, it’s breaking yet another tradition with late-in-life divorce at an unprecedented rate....

  • California's female firefighters allege sexual harassment

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:59:31 GMT

    The world certainly seems to be getting smaller, primarily due to advancements in communications technology. It is now practical for companies to foster collaboration between employees spread out across the country and the globe. That being said, there are still...

  • In some Michigan OWI death cases a murder charge is possible

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:51:18 GMT

    Just how seriously should someone facing a charge of operating while intoxicated causing death take the accusation? Consider that in some cases the defendant could wind up facing a charge of murder in the second degree and you can see...

  • Michigan promotes the idea of parenting time in child custody

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:38:26 GMT

    There are a plethora of matters that have to be sorted out when divorcing. Some of these matters can be handled quite amicably and without having to get the courts involved. Other issues are more complex and require court...

  • Social Security Administration provides benefits for children

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:38:03 GMT

    Children will be the next generation of business people, politicians, health care providers and other professionals in the United States, including in Portland, Oregon. U.S. laws pay special attention to the financial and emotional well-being of the child. However,...