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  • SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:43:49 GMT

    Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."

  • Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:32:19 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

  • Federal judge stays Alabama gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:19:52 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday put a two-week hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but said same-sex couples should not be kept in lengthy legal limbo.

  • Missing Mexican journalist found dead in Veracruz state

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:01:04 GMT

    VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — The body of a journalist who was abducted by armed men three weeks ago has been found in eastern Mexico, authorities said Sunday, adding that a former police officer has confessed to carrying out the crime allegedly at the request of the town's mayor.

  • Today in History

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:45 GMT

    Today is Monday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2015. There are 339 days left in the year.

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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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  • Missing Mexican journalist found dead in Veracruz state

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:01:04 GMT

    VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — The body of a journalist who was abducted by armed men three weeks ago has been found in eastern Mexico, authorities said Sunday, adding that a former police officer has confessed to carrying out the crime allegedly at the request of the town's mayor.

  • 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.

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  • New Jersey's Christie launches political action committee

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:46:11 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is launching an organization to raise money for a potential 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Federal judge stays Alabama gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:19:52 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday put a two-week hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but said same-sex couples should not be kept in lengthy legal limbo.

  • Australia's knighting of Prince Philip prompts puzzlement

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:18:29 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Monday dismissed criticism of his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight, saying Prince Philip has a long history of service Down Under.

  • Retrieval of more than 30 slain Filipinos commandos underway

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:15:18 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have recovered at least 21 bodies of the dozens commandos who were mowed down by Muslim rebel gunfire in a far-flung southern village where they moved in over the weekend to hunt down one of southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday.

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:02:23 GMT

    This week in Argentina special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot to the head. Nisman, who accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranian suspects in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center that killed 85 people, died hours before he was to testify in a Congressional hearing about the case. The death shocked Argentines, with even Fernandez saying that she did not believe that Nisman killed himself.

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  • Reasons why child support can be expensive

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:13:39 GMT

    If you have recently been issued a child support order, it is natural to have sticker shock when you see how much you will be ordered to pay. After all, diapers, formula and clothing add up, and that is before...

  • 2015 could see more disabled workers in the workplace

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:38:59 GMT

    In 2015, the U.S. economy is expected to grow steadily, and the first quarter of the year appears to be following that prediction. Even though it is early, there is reason for optimism as people who had struggled for years...

  • 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,...