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  • Paper: FBI investigating security of Clinton emails

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:25:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post reports that the FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state.

  • Hillary Clinton slams Bush on immigration, women's health

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:59:18 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday repeatedly slammed Jeb Bush and the rest of the Republican presidential field over immigration and women's health during a campaign stop in Denver.

  • Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:14:31 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding.

  • US likely to intervene in Palestinian terror case

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:02:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is moving closer to intervening in a high-stakes civil case over deadly Palestinian terror attacks as officials met Tuesday with victims' families to discuss concerns over a jury verdict worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • Bush earned over $9 million from business, speaking gigs

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:01:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush earned more than $9 million over the last 17 months from speaking fees and an assortment of business interests, including a health services firm in Puerto Rico and an online lending operation, according to newly released financial records.

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  • General Motors OnStar Bug Allows Hackers to Take Over Car

    2015-08-04T21:59:09Z

    Let's call this new hack Christine. In 1983, Steven King released a novel of the same name, describing a vintage Plymouth Fury possessed by supernatural, murderous powers. The movie followed soon after. Three decades later and a vulnerability in General Motors' OnStar system allowed very non-supernatural hackers to take over......

  • Trailblazing Women Lawyers and Female Friendly Law Firms Honored

    2015-08-04T21:57:17Z

    It's a good time to be a woman in the legal profession. That is, at least when it comes to awards and accolades, if not equity-partnerships. Five female legal trailblazers were honored last Sunday with the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards. That ceremony came just a week......

  • Docs v. Glocks Law Can Go Into Effect as 11th Lifts Injunction

    2015-08-04T15:59:04Z

    A Florida law that prevents doctors from asking patients about guns in their home will soon go into effect, the Associated Press reports. The Eleventh Circuit vacated an injunction against the law last week, allowing the so-called "Docs v. Glocks" law to go ahead. The Florida legislation, officially titled the......

  • It's CLE: Singing Lawyers Mix Legal Ethics and Monty Python

    2015-08-04T17:24:21Z

    Legal ethics and musical theater, a match made in heaven? Well, not exactly, but at least one troupe of lawyers is looking to make legal ethics CLE programs a little less monotonous and a lot more entertaining by taking a note from Broadway. A group of Texas lawyers calling themselves......

  • How to Get Ahead: Career Advancement for In-House Counsel

    2015-08-04T15:33:53Z

    If you ask typical young lawyers how they envision their career path, you'll likely hear a pretty uniform response. Join a big firm, perhaps after clerking. After a few years as an associate, become a junior partner. Divorce. Work your way to senior partner and wonder where your life went.......

  • Court Grants Time Out in NCAA Rule Changes, Athlete Payments

    2015-08-03T21:59:24Z

    The NCAA was given a brief reprieve from implementing payments to former college athletes after the Ninth Circuit granted them a stay last Friday. Without the stay, the association would have been required to start making payments to college football and basketball players for the use of their names, images,......

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  • US tries to reassure Japan after documents reveal spying

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:34:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to prevent tension with a treaty ally, Vice President Joe Biden reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the U.S. limits its surveillance of friendly nations, after leaked documents showed U.S. spying on Japanese officials and companies.

  • Paper: FBI investigating security of Clinton emails

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:25:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post reports that the FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state.

  • Triple homicide investigated as ritualistic killing

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:47:44 GMT

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A triple homicide in Florida is being investigated as a possible ritualistic killing connected to the recent blue moon, a sheriff said Tuesday.

  • Attorney: FBI accused San Francisco mayor of taking bribes

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:23:19 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor was accused by the FBI of taking bribes in exchange for favors, attorneys for a defendant in an organized crime case centered on San Francisco's Chinatown said Tuesday.

  • Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:14:31 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:47 GMT

    Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Political News

  • Widow of ex-South Korean leader travels to North Korea

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:43:51 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kim Dae-jung left Wednesday for a four-day visit to North Korea.

  • US tries to reassure Japan after documents reveal spying

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:34:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to prevent tension with a treaty ally, Vice President Joe Biden reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the U.S. limits its surveillance of friendly nations, after leaked documents showed U.S. spying on Japanese officials and companies.

  • Paper: FBI investigating security of Clinton emails

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:25:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post reports that the FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state.

  • Kerry urges peaceful resolution to South China Sea disputes

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:12:58 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he's hopeful that China and its smaller neighbors can come to an effective resolution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

  • JFK - John Forbes Kerry, that is - leans on Kennedy cane

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:59:55 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is still nursing a broken leg but has graduated from crutches to a cane used by generations of the Kennedy family.