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  • Arrests after Ferguson protesters block traffic

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:58:58 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Three people face charges after another night of protests in Ferguson.

  • House GOP sues administration over health care law

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:52:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.

  • Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration change

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:50:22 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff who has clashed with the federal government and made waves for cracking down on illegal immigration sued President Barack Obama to challenge his new changes to the immigration system.

  • Forgetful Obama? President leaves something behind

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:48:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anyone can relate. You get in your mode of transport -- car, boat, helicopter -- and you realize you forgot something: glasses, wallet, cell phone.

  • Connecticut dad pleads not guilty in hot car death

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:44:28 GMT

    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut father charged with causing his 15-month-old son's death by leaving him in the car for hours on a hot July day has pleaded not guilty.

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  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.

    2014-11-21T10:55:01Z

    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

    2014-11-20T23:48:01Z

    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law

    2014-11-20T20:35:01Z

    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

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  • Arrests after Ferguson protesters block traffic

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:58:58 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Three people face charges after another night of protests in Ferguson.

  • Connecticut dad pleads not guilty in hot car death

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:44:28 GMT

    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut father charged with causing his 15-month-old son's death by leaving him in the car for hours on a hot July day has pleaded not guilty.

  • South Africa seeks to move rhinos from harm's way

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:42:11 GMT

    SKUKUZA, South Africa (AP) — The rhino crashes forward, pounding the earth with its broad feet. Then, as a dart's sedative takes hold, it staggers and slouches to the ground, where South African rangers prepare to move the oversized beast by truck to an area they hope is safe from poachers.

  • Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:32:30 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas, a law enforcement official said Friday.

  • 5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:27:29 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Publisher withdraws textbook up for Texas approval

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:59:57 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of the nation's largest publishers has withdrawn a high school government textbook up for approval in Texas amid criticism that state curriculums exaggerate Moses' influence on American democracy.

  • House GOP sues administration over health care law

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:52:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.

  • Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration change

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:50:22 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff who has clashed with the federal government and made waves for cracking down on illegal immigration sued President Barack Obama to challenge his new changes to the immigration system.

  • Forgetful Obama? President leaves something behind

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:48:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anyone can relate. You get in your mode of transport -- car, boat, helicopter -- and you realize you forgot something: glasses, wallet, cell phone.

  • Polish, British troops hold exercise

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:38:32 GMT

    SWIETOSZOW, Poland (AP) — Some 2,200 Polish and British troops are taking part in joint tactical training this month that is part of NATO's reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

Trending Legal News

  • Dividing Dependent Child Tax Exemptions

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:57:27 GMT

    As most taxpayers with children probably know, the IRS allows parents to claim a portion of their income as exempt from taxation for each minor child that they can claim as a dependent. In 2014, the amount of income exempted...

  • Are leftovers in store for your Thanksgiving dinner?

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:31:32 GMT

    As the holiday season approaches, many stores and businesses are gearing up for "Black Friday" and all of the ensuing shopping days before Christmas. For decades, most businesses were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, but in recent years, that trend...

  • Equal time or a well-constructed parenting plan?

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:25:12 GMT

    Child custody is almost always a difficult topic in a Missouri family court. After all, what is the "best interests" of the child? Each parent may have an idea, but given the environment of a divorce, they may not coincide....

  • Nursing homes often over report staffing levels

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:07:32 GMT

    We all will age. And some of us will become infirm, and unable to care for ourselves. At that point, we will have to rely on a spouse, an adult child or hired help. For many, this means moving to...

  • Parenting plans necessary in Florida custody cases

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:44:31 GMT

    Florida residents involved in custody cases with time-sharing now have to submit an approved parenting plan to the courts. Some of the requirements of the parenting plans include: -- The arrangements of the time-sharing schedule detailing the time spent...