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  • Latest on flooding: Missing Texas woman's car found in ditch

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:49:43 GMT

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  • Letter to Obama discussed at Post reporter's trial in Iran

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:47:59 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A letter a detained Washington Post journalist wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama and a trip he made to the U.S. Consulate in Dubai have become major topics of his espionage trial in Iran.

  • Int'l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:47:48 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges upheld a ruling Wednesday that the court can prosecute Ivory Coast's former first lady on charges including murder and rape linked to violence that left 3,000 people dead after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.

  • Doctor: Suspect in stabbing better off in juvenile court

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:46:36 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A forensic psychologist says a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl accused of stabbing a classmate to please a mythical horror character would be better off in the juvenile justice system where potential treatment would be more suited to her needs.

  • Teacher to face trial on charges he ID'd pupil in sex case

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:35:47 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with identifying a student who accused another teacher of a sex crime by pointing at her in front of her classmates has been ordered to stand trial on witness intimidation charges.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Tips for Using Microsoft Outlook More Effectively

    2015-05-26T17:54:01Z

    Love it or hate it, Microsoft Outlook is here for the long haul. Like cockroaches, Twinkies, and the leather jacket, it was here before we got here and it will keep going long after we're gone. Rather than rage, rage against the Outlook, embrace it. Sure, it's part of a......

  • First Week at the Firm: How to Maximize Your Billable Hours

    2015-05-26T16:54:19Z

    Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips. The billable hour is one of the defining characteristics of......

  • Officer Has Qualified Immunity in Traffic Stop After Driver "Resists"

    2015-05-22T20:16:03Z

    A Clearwater police officer who pulled a woman from her car, resulting in significant injury, after she refused to allow him to search wasn't acting outside clearly established law, the Eleventh Circuit has ruled. The decision overturns a district court ruling that the officer used excessive force and was......

  • PayPal Pays Up: Lessons From the Company's Credit Controversy

    2015-05-22T19:15:25Z

    PayPal, the online payment company owned by Ebay, has agreed to pay $25 million to settle claims stemming from its "Bill Me Later" program. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had accused PayPal of refusing to honor the advertised terms of its online credit product, signing customers up for credit......

  • 5 Ways to Get Professional Development On Your Own

    2015-05-22T19:10:26Z

    Keeping abreast of legal developments, picking up some management skills, learning about new legal tech or marketing strategies -- these are just some of the benefits of making sure you have continuous professional development. After all, in an industry that evolves every time a new case is decided, lawyers......

  • Another Day, Another Data Breach: More Lessons for Lawyers

    2015-05-22T17:55:31Z

    Up to 1.1 million customers may have had their data stolen when CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan, was hacked on Wednesday. According to the company, the hackers gained access to information such as names, birthdays and emails, but not private medical or financial information. The incident......

Criminal Law News

  • Int'l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:47:48 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges upheld a ruling Wednesday that the court can prosecute Ivory Coast's former first lady on charges including murder and rape linked to violence that left 3,000 people dead after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.

  • Doctor: Suspect in stabbing better off in juvenile court

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:46:36 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A forensic psychologist says a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl accused of stabbing a classmate to please a mythical horror character would be better off in the juvenile justice system where potential treatment would be more suited to her needs.

  • Police: Malnourished, abused 5-year-old Michigan girl dies

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:45:27 GMT

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Police say an apparently malnourished 5-year-old girl found at a southeastern Michigan home has died and three other children have been removed from the home.

  • Autopsy to determine if Wal-Mart gunman took drugs, alcohol

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:36:12 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An autopsy will determine if a man had drugs or alcohol in his system when he fatally shot one worker and injured a second before killing himself at a North Dakota Wal-Mart store, police said Wednesday.

  • Teacher to face trial on charges he ID'd pupil in sex case

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:35:47 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with identifying a student who accused another teacher of a sex crime by pointing at her in front of her classmates has been ordered to stand trial on witness intimidation charges.

Supreme Court News

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

Political News

  • US stocks move higher in afternoon trade, day after a slump

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:50:07 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose modestly in midday trading Wednesday, recovering part of a steep loss from the day before. Investors remain focused on Greece's debt problems.

  • Int'l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:47:48 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges upheld a ruling Wednesday that the court can prosecute Ivory Coast's former first lady on charges including murder and rape linked to violence that left 3,000 people dead after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.

  • Doctor: Suspect in stabbing better off in juvenile court

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:46:36 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A forensic psychologist says a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl accused of stabbing a classmate to please a mythical horror character would be better off in the juvenile justice system where potential treatment would be more suited to her needs.

  • Greece says deal with creditors is close; markets rally

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:43:25 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister said Wednesday that his country is close to reaching a deal with bailout creditors, prompting European stock markets to jump on hopes of a breakthrough in the slow-moving, often acrimonious talks.

  • Germany wants UK in EU, but warns of limits on concessions

    Wed, 27 May 2015 16:31:27 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says Berlin wants the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union, but warns there are limits to how far other EU countries can go to accommodate British demands for change in the bloc.