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  • Attorneys for slain boy's family want own experts to testify

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 05:44:32 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for the family of the black 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer last year have asked a prosecutor to allow their use-of-force experts to testify before the grand jury.

  • Images, analysis released of Cleveland officer shooting boy

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 04:30:15 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio on Saturday released a frame-by-frame analysis of the surveillance camera footage first made public a year ago that shows a white Cleveland police officer fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun.

  • Judge rules against 13-year-old in climate change challenge

    Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22:49:00 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a 13-year-old who took North Carolina to court over climate change.

  • Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

    Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:12:22 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting more than two years for a chance to convince a judge that she qualifies for federal disability benefits.

  • Burger King manager: Police erased video of Chicago shooting

    Sat, 28 Nov 2015 20:59:53 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Burger King manager who accuses Chicago police of erasing surveillance video in the case of a black teenager shot last year by a white officer says he has testified before a federal grand jury investigating the shooting. Legal Blogs

  • How to Attract Top Millennial Talent to Your Small Law Firm


    According to data taken from Census Bureau data of 2015, the Pew Research Center found that Millennials now make up the largest workforce in the nation, according to the Pew Research Center, they're expected to soon become the largest living generation.Along with this giant demographic change are the attendant cultural......

  • Georgia Voter Information Data Breach Leads to Lawsuit


    Two women have filed a class action lawsuit against the Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, after the Kemp's office released voter data that contained information including individuals' names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and even driver's license information. Over six million Georgia voters could be affected by the breach.......

  • Appeals Court Reverses $1M Award to Ex-Firefighter in FEHA Case


    A California Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's award of $1 million in damages to Los Angeles ex-firefighter Jubari Jumanne who sued the City of Angels under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In reversing the lower court's ruling, the court ruled that Jumanne's......

  • 6 Qualities That Smart Clients Look for in a Lawyer


    Most often people only start looking for lawyers when disaster has already struck, stress levels are highest, and they are in neither the emotional state nor the right frame of mind to choose a lawyer that will be the best fit for them and their legal needs. When people are......

  • Is "Dieting Made Me Do It" the New Twinkie Defense?


    Jared's diet helped turn him into a child molester. That's the novel theory his lawyers developed last week on the eve of his sentencing. Jared Fogle, the former Subway sandwich chain spokesman and famous weight loss champion, was sentenced last week to over 15 years in prison for having......

  • Law Student Fakes Own Kidnapping, Just in Time for Finals


    Every law student reacts to finals in their own way. Some wear their pajamas to the law library for a week or two. Some start mysteriously loosing hair. Some sit and cry silently in bathroom stalls. And some, it turns out, fake their own kidnappings.......

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  • Palestinian shot dead after stabbing Israeli police officer

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:03:24 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli police officer in Jerusalem on Sunday before being shot dead by security forces, police said, in the latest attack of an unrelenting wave of violence.

  • Q&A: What's known about Planned Parenthood shooting suspect

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:38:35 GMT

    BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Robert Lewis Dear, the suspect in the deadly Planned Parenthood attack in Colorado Springs, frightened neighbors, had several run-ins with police and lived in different remote cabins and trailers in North and South Carolina and Colorado.

  • Planned Parenthood under fire literally and figuratively

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:36:32 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fatal shootings at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic are the latest in a long history of violence at clinics that provide abortions and doctors who perform the procedure. Police aren't saying what motivated this most recent shooting. The attack comes as the nonprofit endures criticism from anti-abortion lawmakers and renewed protests outside clinics since a group of abortion opponents released videos they claimed showed the organization negotiating fetal tissue sales.

  • Official: Clinic suspect made 'no more baby parts' comment

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:35:12 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Robert Lewis Dear was reclusive, and he seldom spoke to neighbors in a quiet patch of woods in rural Colorado where he lived.

  • Palestinian shot after stabbing police officer in Jerusalem

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:18:45 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a Palestinian stabbed a police officer in Jerusalem before being shot by security forces.

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  • Carson after tour: Syrian refugees don't want to come to US

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:08:22 GMT

    AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — After touring Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Saturday suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries.

  • Official: Clinic suspect made 'no more baby parts' comment

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:35:12 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Robert Lewis Dear was reclusive, and he seldom spoke to neighbors in a quiet patch of woods in rural Colorado where he lived.

  • In S. Korea, a town of Kims _ and an unusual shared history

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 05:37:43 GMT

    NONSAN, South Korea (AP) — Many of his students are Kims. So are his fellow teachers, an elementary school alumnus and the owners of restaurants and pubs that he patronizes in his small farming village. Lots of Kims in his neighborhood, too. Such is everyday life for Kim Sun Won, who, obviously, is a Kim too.

  • Official says gunman made 'no more baby parts' comment

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 04:21:38 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man who police say staged a deadly shooting attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that offers abortion services said "no more baby parts" after his arrest, a law enforcement official said Saturday.

  • The Latest: Lynch: Clinic shooting crime against women

    Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:15:06 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. (All times local):