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  • Officials: Probe faults truck driver in fatal bus collision

    Fri, 22 May 2015 22:56:17 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol on Friday faulted a truck driver for a fiery head-on collision with a bus carrying high school students to a college visit.

  • Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    Fri, 22 May 2015 22:52:14 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation's conservative Catholic foundation.

  • New trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death

    Fri, 22 May 2015 22:40:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the "interests of justice" would best be served by one.

  • 2 men arrested in California in terrorism probe

    Fri, 22 May 2015 22:37:03 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two California men who were arrested on charges of trying to join the Islamic State group appeared in court Friday.

  • Husband, wife plead not guilty in Kentucky bourbon thefts

    Fri, 22 May 2015 22:34:11 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When authorities found five bourbon barrels on the property of a distillery worker accused of leading a long-running whiskey theft ring in Kentucky, his wife and co-defendant was unaware the containers were on their property, her attorney said Friday.

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  • 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......

  • Did RGB Just Let Us Know How the Court Will Decide Gay Marriage?

    2015-05-22T17:02:13Z

    Voters in Ireland go to the polls today to vote on whether the Emerald Isle will legalize gay marriage. If the vote is successful, Ireland will be the first country to adopt marriage equality by popular referendum. Meanwhile, gay marriage fans and foes alike in the United States are......

  • No More Personal, Religious Exemptions to State Vaccine Law?

    2015-05-21T22:08:38Z

    California may soon be getting rid of the religious and personal exemptions that let parents opt out of vaccinating their children before enrolling them in school, daycares or nurseries. A new bill imposing more robust child vaccination requirements has been approved by the state Senate and is well on......

  • Court Suspends Lawyer Who Repeatedly Defaulted in Appeals

    2015-05-21T18:55:59Z

    Nothing can keep a lawyer up at night like the fear of missing a deadline or failing to file a required document. Not only do such errors do a disservice to the client, they can make the attorney look like a fool. Well, apparently not every lawyer has those......

  • Enough With In-House: Tips for Moving Back to Firm Life

    2015-05-21T21:46:35Z

    Maybe you miss the pay of a high performing firm, or you long to return to litigation. Perhaps you've just realized that the General Counsel isn't going to die and leave you the top spot anytime soon. Whatever the reason, you want to go back to firm life. The......

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  • 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.

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

Political News

  • California farmers strike a deal to cut water use

    Fri, 22 May 2015 22:54:46 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators Friday accepted a historic offer from a group of farmers holding some of the state's strongest water rights to voluntarily reduce their water use by one-quarter to stave off deeper, mandatory cutbacks amid one of the worst droughts on record.

  • Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    Fri, 22 May 2015 22:52:14 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation's conservative Catholic foundation.

  • Justice Department issues policy on domestic drone use

    Fri, 22 May 2015 22:37:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is acknowledging that the FBI, DEA and other federal law enforcement agencies are likely to make increasing use of unmanned aerial drones in the United States.

  • 2 men arrested in California in terrorism probe

    Fri, 22 May 2015 22:37:03 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two California men who were arrested on charges of trying to join the Islamic State group appeared in court Friday.

  • The Latest on Waco shooting: Biker group gets proclamation

    Fri, 22 May 2015 22:34:31 GMT

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