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  • Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:10:50 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits to its emergency room since the crisis began.

  • For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:09:00 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.

  • China's ruling party plans on improving judiciary

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:08:15 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced steps Thursday to improve judicial independence and check political interference in the courts in hopes to boost legal justice and alleviate social tensions. Yet, observers say it has failed to produce meaningful legal checks on the ruling party itself.

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:59:38 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

  • Alabama judge tosses 2nd lawsuit over circumcision

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:51:30 GMT

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge is dismissing a second lawsuit filed by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during a botched circumcision.

  • Prosecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:41:23 GMT

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 15-year-old Michigan girl stabbed her 12-year-old brother and conspired to kill other family members so she could run away with her 23-year-old boyfriend.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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  • Wash. Sup. Ct. Hears Arguments in Backpage Escort Service Ad Case

    2014-10-22T20:31:01Z

    Washington's Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case styled J.S. v. Village Voice Media, but known better as the "Backpage" case. Backpage.com is a website, owned by Village Voice Media, that allows people to contract with "escort" services for -- well, the things that you would do with......

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  • Viral Legend 'Marlins Man' Is a Lawyer Obsessed With Live Sports

    2014-10-22T19:33:01Z

    A couple of weeks ago, I was watching my dear Kansas City Royals run through yet another team in the playoffs (we won't talk about last night) when I noticed a curious sight: Amidst a sea of blue paraphernalia, there was a lone man in neon Florida Marlins orange. And......

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Criminal Law News

  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:10:03 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:59:38 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

  • Prosecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:41:23 GMT

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 15-year-old Michigan girl stabbed her 12-year-old brother and conspired to kill other family members so she could run away with her 23-year-old boyfriend.

  • Girls' journey renews fears of terror recruiting

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:28 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:49:34 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mother of Canada shooting suspect tells AP: I'm crying for victims, not for my son.

  • Canada attack stirs terror fears

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:28:53 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

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

  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:10:03 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

  • China punishes 17 officials for village clash

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:09:25 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Local authorities have punished 17 officials in southwest China after one of the most violent land conflicts in recent years left eight people dead, state media reported Thursday.

  • For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:09:00 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.

  • China's ruling party plans on improving judiciary

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:08:15 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced steps Thursday to improve judicial independence and check political interference in the courts in hopes to boost legal justice and alleviate social tensions. Yet, observers say it has failed to produce meaningful legal checks on the ruling party itself.

  • Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:06:06 GMT

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.

  • US: IS earns $1M a month in black market oil sales

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:04:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a month from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.

Trending Legal News

  • What is the difference between petty and grand theft charges?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:41:53 GMT

    Those charged with theft typically hear a lot of different legal terms that they may not fully understand. This is true when it comes to understanding the difference between petty and grand theft charges. In general, the term theft...

  • Halle Berry wants reduction in child support

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:41:35 GMT

    Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend has been receiving $16,000 a month since June in child support. That equals out to just under $200,000 a year. She's paying child support to her ex-boyfriend with whom she shares joint custody of a 7-year-old...

  • SUV accidents may be unavoidable, but you can be prepared

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:41:26 GMT

    You have heard of defensive driving? When the roads of Louisiana are hazardous with fog or rain, you need to have a plan in place to implement in case you are involved in an accident. Not only that, being...

  • Child abuse laws in South Carolina

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:41:00 GMT

    It is important to note that child abuse laws often differ -- if only slightly -- from one state to the next. If you are moving to or from South Carolina, it is good to know exactly what the...

  • Child support: Establishment, modification and enforcement

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:39:17 GMT

    While it is true that child support is generally determined by a formula in Georgia, a family law attorney can still help those receiving or paying child support payments. Child support issues generally fall into one of the following...