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  • Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:56:10 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.

  • Twins who ran major US drug ring sentenced to 14 years each

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:55:35 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced twin brothers on Tuesday to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring, agreeing with prosecutors to drastically reduce their sentences as reward for their cooperation against Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and other Mexican cartel leaders.

  • Escaped murder suspect faces new charges after capture

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:52:51 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A teenage murder suspect who authorities say escaped from police custody at an Ohio hospital and abducted a 70-year-old woman before he was captured is now charged with kidnapping and other counts.

  • Lawmaker threatens to 'out' hypocrites opposing gay marriage

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:50:25 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker is threatening to expose state politicians who have extramarital affairs but say gay marriage is immoral or bad for children.

  • Spain: 10 priests indicted in abuse case of interest to pope

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:48:52 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada has indicted 10 priests and two Catholic lay workers in a sex abuse case that prompted Pope Francis to call one of the alleged victims.

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  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

  • Need a Fake Boyfriend or Girlfriend? This Ex-Lawyer Can Help

    2015-01-26T18:30:01Z

    From the "here's what you can do when you don't want to be a lawyer anymore" files, have you tried becoming an Internet entrepreneur? Of course you have, but you aren't as inventive as Matthew Homann. Among his many projects, Homann created a website where people can create fake profiles......

  • SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Lethal Injection Case

    2015-01-23T23:13:01Z

    Why do these things always happen on a Friday? Last week, the Supreme Court dropped the bombshell that it was reviewing the Sixth Circuit's same-sex marriage case. Today, the Court announced that it would hear the appeal of Richard Glossip and two other death row inmates in Oklahoma scheduled to......

  • 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......

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  • Escaped murder suspect faces new charges after capture

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:52:51 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A teenage murder suspect who authorities say escaped from police custody at an Ohio hospital and abducted a 70-year-old woman before he was captured is now charged with kidnapping and other counts.

  • Spain: 10 priests indicted in abuse case of interest to pope

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:48:52 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada has indicted 10 priests and two Catholic lay workers in a sex abuse case that prompted Pope Francis to call one of the alleged victims.

  • Ex-leader of county hit by tornado sentenced to prison

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:42:48 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former county official in Kentucky has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for raking in more than $100,000 in a kickback scheme that continued after his Appalachian county was hit by a tornado.

  • Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:40:24 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Denver prosecutors are promising to do a thorough investigation after police shot and killed a 16-year-old girl who authorities say struck an officer with a stolen car.

  • Mom accused of newborn's death had other kids, police say

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:34:42 GMT

    ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Police say the mother of a baby found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center had three other children but lost custody of them.

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  • Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:55:14 GMT

    ALBACETE, Spain (AP) — The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman who suffered serious burns died, Spain's Defense Ministry said.

  • Lawmaker threatens to 'out' hypocrites opposing gay marriage

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:50:25 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker is threatening to expose state politicians who have extramarital affairs but say gay marriage is immoral or bad for children.

  • Gowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:44:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.

  • Walker forms first committee for 2016 run

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:42:19 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has taken the first formal step toward running for president. He has formed a new tax-exempt group that can facilitate paying for his activities as he seriously eyes a 2016 White House bid.

  • Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:40:24 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Denver prosecutors are promising to do a thorough investigation after police shot and killed a 16-year-old girl who authorities say struck an officer with a stolen car.

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  • Non-sterile IV solutions recalled after causing personal injury

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:18:31 GMT

    Manufacturers of medical products have to exercise extreme care and control over the packaging and labeling process at manufacturing facilities. Incorrectly labeled medical products can cause death or severe personal injury to patients. A voluntary recall was recently issued by...

  • Car accidents: 1 dead and six injured after cross over center

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:56:06 GMT

    The lives of Missouri road users can change in a matter of seconds. Car accidents are never anticipated, and the consequences often include life-changing injuries or even death. Injured victims of vehicle accidents commonly have to face high medical expenses,...

  • An ongoing concern: West Virginia coal mining injuries

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:53:26 GMT

    Mining has always been and may always be a dangerous occupation. West Virginia miners and their families have been victims of some of the nation's worst mine disasters. Charleston residents won't soon forget the 2010 deaths of 29 miners...

  • What Happens to Employees When a Company Goes Bankrupt?

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:43:25 GMT

    I recently met with a prospective client whose company had given notice of her employer's impending bankruptcy. The individual was concerned about how the company's bankruptcy would affect her position, her unpaid wages, and her benefits plan. If an employer...

  • Some newlyweds confront divorce within months of the marriage

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:23:33 GMT

    The statistics surrounding divorce in Georgia are similar to the nationwide averages. One statistical category shows how long the parties were married when the divorce was granted. There is always a steady but relatively small percentage of marriages that did...