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  • Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:59:00 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives.

  • Double police shooting in Washington again draws protest

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:47:35 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Hours after investigators interviewed the Olympia police officer who wounded two men suspected of trying to steal beer, about 100 people demonstrated Tuesday evening outside the Olympia City Hall in response to the recent shooting.

  • China touts success of crackdown in restive Muslim region

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:43:38 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that it has foiled 181 terror plots since it started a crackdown a year ago on Islamic separatists in the northwestern region of Xinjiang that was prompted by a surge of violence that reached as far as Beijing.

  • Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing deported to US from Mexico

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:40:02 GMT

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has been deported back to the U.S. after his arrest in northern Mexico.

  • Community policing at center of Cleveland police reform plan

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:23:48 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The centerpiece of an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how to reform the city's troubled police department is creating an organization that is more accountable and engaged with the people it serves.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Tips for Using Microsoft Outlook More Effectively

    2015-05-26T17:54:01Z

    Love it or hate it, Microsoft Outlook is here for the long haul. Like cockroaches, Twinkies, and the leather jacket, it was here before we got here and it will keep going long after we're gone. Rather than rage, rage against the Outlook, embrace it. Sure, it's part of a......

  • First Week at the Firm: How to Maximize Your Billable Hours

    2015-05-26T16:54:19Z

    Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips. The billable hour is one of the defining characteristics of......

  • Officer Has Qualified Immunity in Traffic Stop After Driver "Resists"

    2015-05-22T20:16:03Z

    A Clearwater police officer who pulled a woman from her car, resulting in significant injury, after she refused to allow him to search wasn't acting outside clearly established law, the Eleventh Circuit has ruled. The decision overturns a district court ruling that the officer used excessive force and was......

  • PayPal Pays Up: Lessons From the Company's Credit Controversy

    2015-05-22T19:15:25Z

    PayPal, the online payment company owned by Ebay, has agreed to pay $25 million to settle claims stemming from its "Bill Me Later" program. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had accused PayPal of refusing to honor the advertised terms of its online credit product, signing customers up for credit......

  • 5 Ways to Get Professional Development On Your Own

    2015-05-22T19:10:26Z

    Keeping abreast of legal developments, picking up some management skills, learning about new legal tech or marketing strategies -- these are just some of the benefits of making sure you have continuous professional development. After all, in an industry that evolves every time a new case is decided, lawyers......

  • Another Day, Another Data Breach: More Lessons for Lawyers

    2015-05-22T17:55:31Z

    Up to 1.1 million customers may have had their data stolen when CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan, was hacked on Wednesday. According to the company, the hackers gained access to information such as names, birthdays and emails, but not private medical or financial information. The incident......

Criminal Law News

  • Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:59:00 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives.

  • Double police shooting in Washington again draws protest

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:47:35 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Hours after investigators interviewed the Olympia police officer who wounded two men suspected of trying to steal beer, about 100 people demonstrated Tuesday evening outside the Olympia City Hall in response to the recent shooting.

  • Houston-area man accused of conspiring to back Islamic State

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:46:10 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man has been arrested and accused of conspiring to support the Islamic State group.

  • Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing deported to US from Mexico

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:40:02 GMT

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has been deported back to the U.S. after his arrest in northern Mexico.

  • Community policing at center of Cleveland police reform plan

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:23:48 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The centerpiece of an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how to reform the city's troubled police department is creating an organization that is more accountable and engaged with the people it serves.

Supreme Court News

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

Political News

  • Envoys from S. Korea, US, Japan discuss N.Korean nuke threat

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:51:15 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Wednesday on the need to increase pressure on North Korea and urged the country to engage in serious negotiations on its expanding nuclear weapons program.

  • Double police shooting in Washington again draws protest

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:47:35 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Hours after investigators interviewed the Olympia police officer who wounded two men suspected of trying to steal beer, about 100 people demonstrated Tuesday evening outside the Olympia City Hall in response to the recent shooting.

  • UK's re-elected Cameron outlines plans in Queen's Speech

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:23:56 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — After his surprise election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron is laying out plans for a government free of coalition compromises.

  • Community policing at center of Cleveland police reform plan

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:23:48 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The centerpiece of an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how to reform the city's troubled police department is creating an organization that is more accountable and engaged with the people it serves.

  • AP Interview: Afghanistan's first lady breaks taboos

    Wed, 27 May 2015 06:21:57 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first lady has broken numerous conventions in a society that traditionally sequesters women behind closed doors — speaking out on issues such as violence against women, the rule of law and the power of religion. But perhaps Rula Ghani's biggest taboo breaker is simply being the country's first presidential spouse in decades to be seen and heard in public.