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  • Federal judge stays Ala. gay marriage ruling

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:52:56 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has stayed her order overturning Alabama's gay marriage ban for two weeks.

  • Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in Alaska refuge

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:34:07 GMT

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.

  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:06:54 GMT

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.

  • Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:01:09 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.

  • Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:53:02 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.

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  • Law Office Ergonomics: Monitors Can Be a Pain in the Neck

    2015-01-23T20:16:01Z

    Big, roomy computer monitors are essential for comfortable lawyering. You spend a lot of your time at your desk, and a big monitor allows you to have multiple documents open side-by-side. But monitors, like every other part of your desk, are governed by the iron-clad Law of Ergonomics. If your......

  • Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?

    2015-01-23T18:30:01Z

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

  • San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

    2015-01-23T17:18:01Z

    When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

  • Sheldon Silver's Arrest: Law Firm Referrals Part of Alleged Scheme

    2015-01-23T17:01:01Z

    Ah, good old (alleged) bribery. When lawyers behave badly and someone gets hurt or killed, we kind of feel bad about it. But when lawyers get arrested for bribery? No one gets hurt, and we can bask in the awesomeness. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found himself on......

  • What the Heck Is a 'Brand'? Here's What Lawyers Need to Know

    2015-01-22T21:11:01Z

    We talk all the time on FindLaw's Strategist blog about branding and how it's important to you as a lawyer. Truthfully it is -- and you can, and should, use branding to differentiate yourself from other law firms. Tossing around the word "brand" can be a little bit inside baseball,......

  • N.Y. Politician Sheldon Silver Indicted on 5 Counts of Corruption

    2015-01-22T20:25:01Z

    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on five criminal counts involving millions of dollars in alleged bribes and kickbacks. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday in federal court accuses Silver, 70, of receiving more than $6 million from two law firms since 2002 through various schemes, reports the......

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  • Extreme right party headed for 3rd place in Greek election

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:41:21 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The specter of Neo-Nazism is no longer haunting Greece. It looks like it is here to stay.

  • Cops: Man kills co-worker, then himself at NYC Home Depot

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:24:45 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An employee at a Home Depot store in Manhattan argued with a co-worker before fatally shooting him and then killing himself on Sunday, police said, sending panicked workers and shoppers rushing to get away from the gunfire.

  • Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:37:25 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country's struggling economy.

  • Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:18:44 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Images of a slain protester, blood running down her face and hair as her body was lifted from the ground, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt's government on the anniversary of a revolution initially sparked by police brutality.

  • Suspected burglar falls through ceiling, lands near police

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:45:30 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police.

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  • Japan working to gain IS hostage's release, analyzing video

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:55:15 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group.

  • Federal judge stays Ala. gay marriage ruling

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:52:56 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has stayed her order overturning Alabama's gay marriage ban for two weeks.

  • Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in Alaska refuge

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:34:07 GMT

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.

  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:06:54 GMT

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.

  • Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:01:09 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.

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  • Safe driver discounts could be realized through OnStar program

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:41:33 GMT

    Consumers are always looking for ways to save on auto insurance costs. Even if they are not actively searching, providers are apt to show you ways to save, if it can give them a leg up in the marketplace. Forget...

  • How deaths after premature births can be avoided

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:25:14 GMT

    It is difficult enough to bring a baby who is full term into the world. For babies who are premature, caring for them is no less important, but can be difficult as well. However, modern medicine is enabling more pre-term...

  • Tax season reminder about tax scams: Hang up - it's not the IRS

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:27:03 GMT

    This tax season may prove to be especially confusing. First, taxpayers have to remember the tax extenders that passed at the last minute. Then, taxpayers have to remember that the IRS has admitted that customer service is a low priority,...

  • Blink and you'll miss them: Tax extenders, p. 4

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:30:53 GMT

    We want to review just a few more tax extenders that Congress approved for the 2014 tax year. The tax season has officially started, so it's important to keep these and the rest of the extenders in mind as you...

  • Understanding seniors and traffic accidents

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:25:45 GMT

    Motorists in Canada might benefit from understanding more about the facts pertaining to older drivers. According to the British Columbia Automobile Association, the physical and mental changes common in an advanced age may significantly increase the likelihood of being involved...