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  • Switzerland: IS suspects arrested over attack plan

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:17:19 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — Prosecutors say three people suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and thought to have been planning an attack in Europe were arrested in Switzerland earlier this year.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:05:02 GMT

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

  • Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:26:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends.

  • Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:08:22 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and a glamorous lawyer. Here's a look at this Balkan nation's vote:

  • Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:39:04 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Which Corporate Form Is Best for Your Law Firm?

    2014-10-30T22:19:01Z

    In the 1980s cartoon classic "Garfield's Halloween Adventure," Garfield sings a song about what he should be for Halloween. The same song could apply to new lawyers forming some kind of firm. There are just so many corporate forms to be! Should you be a PC, LLC, LLP, or another......

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  • TSA Was Arbitrary and Capricious in Dismissing X-Ray Bin Company

    2014-10-30T18:48:01Z

    As you're waiting in line at the airport to get your full body scan, or have your stuff rifled through, you might peer over at the stack of bins, into which you're hastily stuffing your laptop and shoes, and notice that there are ads in them. Since 2007, the TSA......

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  • Oral Arguments on N.C. Abortion Ultrasound Law at 4th Cir.

    2014-10-30T18:45:54Z

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case about a controversial North Carolina abortion law yesterday. The Woman's Right to Know Act requires a doctor providing an abortion to give the patient an ultrasound at least four hours before an abortion and requires the doctor to......

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  • #DearFindLaw: Which Bar Association(s) Should Law Students Join?

    2014-10-30T20:34:01Z

    This week on #DearFindLaw, we're presented with the issue of joining a bar association while in law school.There are many bar associations to choose from, and if you're a law student, you've probably got to join one eventually, right? After all, it's not a "cocktail party" if it's just......

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  • Cal. Supremes to Review Confidentiality of Police Personnel Files

    2014-10-30T20:05:01Z

    A police officer's personnel file could be a gold mine for a defendant -- past misconduct, especially the really juicy stuff like beating a defendant or falsifying a police report, could destroy an officer's credibility and sway an otherwise teetering jury. But who screens those police files to determine whether......

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Criminal Law News

  • Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:33:13 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of bribe-taking, in the country's largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said Friday.

  • Switzerland: IS suspects arrested over attack plan

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:17:19 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — Prosecutors say three people suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and thought to have been planning an attack in Europe were arrested in Switzerland earlier this year.

  • Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:39:02 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city.

  • Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:08:22 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and a glamorous lawyer. Here's a look at this Balkan nation's vote:

  • Los Angeles airport shooting lessons linger

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:33:17 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.

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.

Political News

  • Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:57:36 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.

  • Protesters gather again in Burkina Faso

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:44:59 GMT

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Anti-government protesters began gathering in Burkina Faso's capital again Friday, a day after their violent demonstrations pushed the country's longtime president to agree to relinquish power next year.

  • Eurozone inflation creeps up to 0.4 percent

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:41:20 GMT

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October — but the rise to an annual 0.4 percent offered little relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy.

  • Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:37:02 GMT

    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.

  • Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:17:44 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan's stock benchmark surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economy. Expectations Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund would boost its equity holdings gave a further boost to the market.

Trending Legal News

  • Nursing home provider subject of class-action lawsuit

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:59:09 GMT

    Lawsuit alleges many nursing homes are chronically understaffed A major provider of nursing homes, which runs nearly 60 such facilities in California, is the subject of a class-action lawsuit, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. The lawsuit alleges that residents...

  • California passes groundbreaking 'yes means yes' law

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:56:48 GMT

    New legislation tries to battle problem of sexual assault on campuses California has become the first state in the nation to pass a groundbreaking sexual consent law, according to NPR. The law is taking on the issue of defining consent...

  • Contributing factors in Pennsylvania truck accidents

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:17:04 GMT

    Accidents involving large trucks are very dangerous on America's roadways, including in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They can impose serious injuries and sometimes fatalities because trucks are heavier and larger than passenger vehicles. Because of this situation, federal agencies, such as...

  • How cooling a person down can possibly save their life

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:14:10 GMT

    The process of cooling a person down so that doctors can treat life-threatening injuries is more than just science fiction. In fact, this strategy has gained traction in recent years with remarkable stories of success. Joe Tiralosi, a native New...

  • 2 painters die following water tower accident

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:10:51 GMT

    Two Ohio workers were painting a water tower in Reily Township when they fell to their death on Oct. 24. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls and slips accounted for 16 percent of the 4,405 fatal work...