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  • Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:30:32 GMT

    CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.

  • Man shot by SC trooper recovering, seeks justice

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:22:52 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he's getting support from around the country.

  • Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:36:06 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

  • Italian court to rule on Dolce&Gabbana tax case

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:11:32 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — An Italian prosecutor has demanded that Italy's high court uphold a tax evasion conviction against Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

  • Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:37:01 GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:03:17 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • 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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Criminal Law News

  • Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:33:56 GMT

    ONCUPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travelers across for a surprisingly small fee.

  • Man shot by SC trooper recovering, seeks justice

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:22:52 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he's getting support from around the country.

  • 180 questioned about election fraud in Romania

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:22:47 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania say 180 people are being questioned on suspicion of election fraud in a referendum on ousting the president in 2012.

  • Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:10:26 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.

  • Officer critical but stable after hatchet attack

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:38:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.

  • Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:36:06 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

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

  • After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:37:30 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

  • Governor: Ebola doc sought help with lower fever

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:30:45 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola sought help with a 100.3-degree fever, not a higher temperature.

  • Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:30:32 GMT

    CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.

  • Darth Vader hopes force with him in Ukraine polls

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:29:41 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — One candidate in Ukraine's parliamentary elections hopes to bring voters to the dark side: Darth Alekseyevich Vader.

  • Man shot by SC trooper recovering, seeks justice

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:22:52 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he's getting support from around the country.

  • 180 questioned about election fraud in Romania

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:22:47 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania say 180 people are being questioned on suspicion of election fraud in a referendum on ousting the president in 2012.

Trending Legal News

  • 16-year-old accused of murder, may be tried as an adult

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:23:34 GMT

    After a deadly fight broke out in Waco, one teenager is dead and another is in police custody. The 16-year-old has been charged with murder, and he is currently being held in a Texas juvenile detention facility. However, there is...

  • Billionaire's divorce is turning an acrimonious corner

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:15:40 GMT

    Whether litigated in Georgia or another state, a high net worth divorce can sometimes turn ugly. Actually, the level of cooperation or rancor in a divorce is not proportionate to the amount of assets involved, a fact attested to historically...

  • Describing Your Impairments

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:57:29 GMT

    Either the attorney or the administrative law judge will ask you about your different impairments. Be prepared to provide a general idea of when the impairment started, the general medical treatment you have received and continue to receive, and your...

  • Louisiana defendant admits theft, disputes embezzlement amount

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:35:33 GMT

    The Louisiana law named theft by misappropriation without violence is also known by another name. Embezzlement is a white collar crime that falls in this theft category. The value of a stolen asset is the primary factor in determining...

  • Will workers’ compensation cover Ebola?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:25:46 GMT

    In order for a Virginia Beach City worker to qualify for workers' compensation based on a disease or illness like Ebola, he or she must have contracted the disease as a result of performing his or her job. The...