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  • Prosecutors prepare to distribute Whitey Bulger's assets

    Wed, 27 May 2015 10:55:08 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are preparing to distribute nearly $822,000 seized from former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger to the families of his murder victims and people he extorted.

  • Reform training sought for Singapore teen over blog, video

    Wed, 27 May 2015 10:02:29 GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Prosecutors in Singapore say they are seeking reform training for a teenager who is refusing probation and who again made public the video and blog posts a court deemed offensive earlier this month.

  • French court convicts Salafi for disrupting mosque prayers

    Wed, 27 May 2015 10:00:51 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — A mosque has won an unusual court battle against a Salafist member of the congregation regarded as disruptive and, in an apparent first for Muslims, used France's 1905 law guaranteeing secularism to argue its case.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Wed, 27 May 2015 09:53:15 GMT

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

  • China fines chemical company $12M for polluting, jails staff

    Wed, 27 May 2015 09:35:12 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer 75 million yuan ($12 million) and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging wastewater that severely polluted streams. Legal Blogs

  • 5 Tips for Using Microsoft Outlook More Effectively


    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


    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"


    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


    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


    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


    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......

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  • 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

  • THE LATEST: 2 FIFA vice presidents among 7 arrests in Zurich

    Wed, 27 May 2015 10:58:33 GMT

    ZURICH (AP) — 12:55 p.m. (1055 GMT, 6:55 a.m. EDT)

  • Romanian mayor arrested for bribes, quits ruling party

    Wed, 27 May 2015 10:52:23 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Romanian mayor who once dressed in a Nazi uniform at a fashion show has quit the ruling party weeks after he was arrested and charged with taking bribes.

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

    Wed, 27 May 2015 10:48:26 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's first all-Conservative government in two decades has unveiled its plans for power, including laws to hold a referendum on European Union membership, give Scotland more autonomy and toughen immigration policies.

  • Multiple IS suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops

    Wed, 27 May 2015 10:44:25 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Thailand revokes passports of ousted premier Thaksin

    Wed, 27 May 2015 10:36:18 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities said Wednesday they revoked two passports belonging to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra following an interview he gave in South Korea they said could affect national security.