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  • Police: Dad attacked daycare owner after he was denied kids

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:57:06 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A northwestern Montana man is charged with assaulting the owner of a daycare center when she wouldn't let him pick up his children because he does not have legal custody of them and was intoxicated.

  • Absent legislation, NYC to improve nuts and bolts of bail

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:41:28 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the absence of statewide bail reform laws, New York City officials are looking for practical fixes they can put in place now to help the 50,000 people sent to jail every year because they can't afford bail money.

  • Planned Parenthood to forgo payment in fetal tissue programs

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:34:37 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal tissue available for research, but will no longer accept any sort of payment to cover the costs of those programs.

  • The Latest: Ex-Chicago Public School CEO apologizes

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:26:04 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The latest in the criminal case against former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett (all times local):

  • Brother of US journalist condemns 'cruel' detention in Iran

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:23:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The brother of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post journalist detained in Iran and convicted in secret, described his brother's imprisonment as "cruel and inhumane" Tuesday and called on the U.S. government to take "any appropriate actions" to win his freedom. Legal Blogs

  • Tips for Hiring a Private Investigator for Your Law Firm


    Private investigators should be part of any practicing attorney's arsenal. Back before the Internet was the mainstay of every self-proclaimed desk detective out there, there were only limited ways to snoop into other people's business. You could either do it yourself, or you had to hire a private investigator. Private......

  • 5 Outlook Tricks to Improve Efficiency


    Outlooks appears to be the de-facto email and scheduling suite used by offices around the United States, for better or worse. Unfortunately, the program is enormous and it's impractical to learn all that there is to learn. Then again, you're selling Outlook short if you use it for nothing......

  • 5 Malpractice Pitfalls New Lawyers Can Avoid


    Whether you're hanging your own shingle straight out of law school or branching off on your own after years of practice, you'll want to make malpractice prevention a central part of your business plan. After all, legal ethics aren't something you want to pick up through trial and error......

  • Incompetence and Beyond: 3 Surefire Ways to Get Disbarred


    Lawyers get a bad rap for being scheming crooks, but that's mostly for over-zealous advocacy, which is perfectly legal. On the other hand, there are a few surefire ways to ruin a good reputation and welcome-in early retirement. For example, these three actions will basically guarantee disbarment:......

  • What Can Big Data Bring to a Law Practice?


    Big data makes measurable what wasn't measurable before. The more information firms can measure, the better they can manage their practices, predict outcomes, and make informed decisions. So the big data marketing pitch goes. While data and analytics have been flourishing in the software and financial sectors, they've yet......

  • Don't Trash Resumes: EEOC Sues Coke for Record Keeping Violations


    Your company is hiring. It's inundated by resumes, applications, letters of recommendation. Once you've found the perfect match for the job, you can click delete and let the rest of the applications go, right? No way. Keep those suckers around -- for years. Federal record keeping requirements are strict.......

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Supreme Court News

  • Justices to decide on sentences for young prison 'lifers'

    Mon, 12 Oct 2015 18:10:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheriff's Deputy Charles Hurt was on truant patrol when he came across a teenager in a Baton Rouge park on a cool fall morning. The teenager pulled a gun from his jacket, panicked, he said, and shot Hurt dead.

  • Today in History

    Sun, 11 Oct 2015 04:00:28 GMT

    Today is Sunday, October 11, the 284th day of 2015. There are 81 days left in the year.

  • Changes to justices' opinions will be highlighted

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:44:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking a step to address criticism that its inner workings are opaque.

  • Familiar, divisive social issues on Supreme Court agenda

    Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:03:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's new term began Monday with no cross words between the justices, although a steady stream of divisive social issues awaits them in the coming months.

  • Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court's agenda

    Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:20:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a presidential election campaign in which some candidates are talking pointedly about the justices and the prospect of replacing some of them in the next few years.

Political News

  • EU applauds calm in Guinea vote, calls for transparency

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:55:04 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — European Union observers on Tuesday commended voters in Guinea for their enthusiasm and peaceful conduct during a presidential election despite logistical problems, and called for transparency as the electoral commission finalizes the results of the first round.

  • Yemen's al-Qaida detains 4 after rare protest

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:51:43 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's al-Qaida affiliate detained three journalists and an NGO worker who took part in a rare protest against the militants' rule over the eastern city of Mukalla, security officials said Tuesday.

  • Donald Trump to host 'Saturday Night Live'

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:44:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has agreed to host "Saturday Night Live" next month.

  • France, Saudi Arabia deepen alliance with 10B euros in deals

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:43:46 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — France has signed deals worth 10 billion euros ($11.4 million) with Saudi Arabia, said French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday, underscoring the shared foreign policy stances that have helped deepen the two countries' military and economic ties.

  • California to big-league ballplayers: Stop dipping

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:42:27 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do on its own: Stop players from using smokeless tobacco.