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  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:57:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

  • 5 things to know about 'net neutrality'

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:54:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry:

  • Miss. official fatally shoots self on day of corruption case

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:51:44 GMT

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — By the time his name was called out in federal court Thursday morning, Harrison County Supervisor William Martin was already dead.

  • Prosecutor: No immediate charges in California train crash

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:43:48 GMT

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A decision on whether charges should be brought against a truck driver involved in a crash that derailed a California commuter train will not be made until the investigation is complete, Ventura County's top prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Puerto Rico seeks protection of federal bankruptcy code

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:39:51 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican officials sought Thursday to convince U.S. legislators that the island's financially struggling public corporations should be allowed to restructure their debt under the federal bankruptcy code.

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  • 3 Warning Signs Your New Associates May Not Stick Around

    2015-02-26T13:53:01Z

    After a long interview process, you've just hired some new associates. Congrats! Now it's time to get to work. As you invest hours and other resources into training your new associates, you'll want to make sure they stay long enough to provide a good return on your investment. Still, despite......

  • Supreme Court Tosses Fla. Fisherman's Sarbanes-Oxley Conviction

    2015-02-25T21:42:01Z

    In an explanation that may have seemed self-evident, the U.S. Supreme Court has clarified that dumping undersized red grouper overboard in an attempt to deceive fish and game officials is not the same as shredding financial documents to mislead auditors, regulators, and shareholders. The Court reversed a ruling from......

  • 2nd Cir. Panel Reverses Itself on Occupy Wall Street Arrests

    2015-02-25T17:21:01Z

    A peculiar bit of appellate procedure attended the issuance of an amended opinion in Garcia v. Does, the "Occupy Wall Street" case in which Occupy protesters claimed they were escorted onto the Brooklyn Bridge by police, then arrested when they were halfway across. Though the protesters won in federal district......

  • SCOTUS: A Fish Is Not a 'Tangible Object' for Sarbanes Purposes

    2015-02-25T19:47:01Z

    Destroying a fish isn't a federal crime, the Supreme Court ruled today, in another victory for sanity when it comes to prosecutorial over-charging. By a surprising 5-4 split, the Court said that the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that prohibit destroying a "tangible object" refer to tangible objects used to......

  • Walmart Settles EEOC Age, Disability Discrimination Suit for $150K

    2015-02-25T19:15:01Z

    While Walmart's in-house counsel may know all the rules regarding age and disability discrimination, some of Walmart's in-store employees clearly do not. The EEOC filed suit against Walmart on behalf of David Moorman, a former manager at a Walmart store in Keller, Texas, alleging age and disability discrimination in violation......

  • Apple Liable for $533M in Infringement Against Patent Holding Co.

    2015-02-25T18:22:01Z

    Apple suffered quite a setback Tuesday, when a federal jury handed down a $532.9 million verdict against it, in favor of patent licensing company Smartflash LLC. Smartflash claimed that Apple's iTunes software infringed on patents it held relating to downloading files from the Internet. A look at the allegedly (or,......

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  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:56:29 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions — all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert.

  • Prosecutor: No immediate charges in California train crash

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:43:48 GMT

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A decision on whether charges should be brought against a truck driver involved in a crash that derailed a California commuter train will not be made until the investigation is complete, Ventura County's top prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Employer: Man accused in IS group plot was about to quit job

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:41:20 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The employer of one of three men charged with plotting to help the Islamic State group says the suspect was about to quit his restaurant job.

  • 'Black Madam': I've been haunted since butt-injection death

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:33:39 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A transgender hip-hop performer who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial Thursday she has been haunted since the 2011 death of a client she injected with low-grade silicone.

  • Man pleads not guilty to killing 3 people at Ohio barbershop

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:04:00 GMT

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old man from the Cleveland area has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges in the shooting of three people at a barbershop.

Supreme Court News

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:07:55 GMT

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  • Justices: Dentists unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:25:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services.

  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:09:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview?

  • Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:14:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been ensnared by a law targeting accounting fraud.

  • Justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:38:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is indicating it will side with a Muslim woman who didn't get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code to her job interview.

Political News

  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:57:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

  • Lawmakers demand swastikas be removed from California house

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:57:10 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers on Thursday demanded that a California man take down poster-size swastikas displayed in front of his house, calling the signs racist and vulgar but acknowledging the person had a right to free speech.

  • Carly Fiorina ramps up Hillary Clinton attacks at C-PAC

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:56:37 GMT

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina, the only woman known to be contemplating a Republican presidential bid, is ramping up attacks on likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

  • 5 things to know about 'net neutrality'

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:54:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry:

  • Puerto Rico seeks protection of federal bankruptcy code

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:39:51 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican officials sought Thursday to convince U.S. legislators that the island's financially struggling public corporations should be allowed to restructure their debt under the federal bankruptcy code.

Trending Legal News

  • Taking Total Worker Health from concept to reality

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:31:07 GMT

    Some time ago, we presented an article that focused on the developing movement in trying to prevent workplace injury and illness. As that item tried to convey, employers are getting encouragement from the federal government to not only reduce accidents...

  • Police identify suspect in hit-and-run accident

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:20:36 GMT

    A suspect in a hit-and-run accident that took place in British Columbia was arrested three months after the accident. The 22-year-old man faces charges for the two-car crash in Vernon that left a 44-year-old woman seriously injured. According to Vernon...

  • Termination of a power of attorney

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:20:28 GMT

    People who have established a power of attorney or agents who have been granted powers to act under a power of attorney may have questions regarding when the power may terminate. Several circumstances can result in the termination of a...

  • How can a parent change a parenting agreement?

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:20:25 GMT

    When two parents go through a divorce in Ontario, a written document called a parenting plan is usually created in order to outline all of the arrangements regarding their children. If they are unable to reach an agreement about parenting...

  • Collision in Alberta claims 2 lives

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:20:24 GMT

    Two 37-year-old men died from injuries they suffered in an early morning accident on Feb. 18. According to reports, two other individuals involved were injured. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said that the collision transpired about 1:30 a.m. when a...