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  • Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspects

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:50:53 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A retired Philippine police officer said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect, his family and a critical radio commentator.

  • Alleged Erdogan assassination attempt trial opens in Turkey

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:44:00 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A trial opened in southern Turkey on Monday for 47 people charged with attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the failed coup, while he was vacationing with his family.

  • AP source: Revised travel ban targets same countries

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:33:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet.

  • APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:32:29 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.

  • A month of Trump, by the numbers

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:26:46 GMT

    A by-the-numbers look at some of Donald Trump's early activity as president:

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  • Top 3 Cool Legal Jobs This Week: NHL, Google, and Amazon

    2017-02-17T20:05:15Z

    If you're looking to make a change in your career, there are plenty of jobs out there. But not all of them are cool jobs, the kind of jobs that will bring you interesting work, around interesting people, in an interesting industry. These three are those jobs. This week,......

  • In Florida's Docs v. Glocks Fight, Docs Win

    2017-02-17T16:00:25Z

    An en banc Eleventh Circuit yesterday struck down a Florida law that prevented doctors generally from asking their patients about gun ownership. The law was an unconstitutional restriction on the doctors' free speech, the court ruled. The legal battle over that law, Florida's Firearms Owners' Privacy Act, earned the......

  • Lawyers, How's Your Win Record? This Startup Knows

    2017-02-17T14:00:04Z

    When clients look for attorneys, they're looking for someone who will win. But finding that information isn't always the easiest. Sure, attorneys may tout their big victories on their websites, billboards, and subway adds, but the average legal consumer can't easily tell if that $15 million personal injury verdict......

  • You Probably Don't Want to Be a Law Professor

    2017-02-17T13:57:07Z

    Life as a tenured academic in an ivory tower sounds nice, right? You don't have the stress of billable hours, ungrateful clients, angry opposing counsel. Instead, you get to research the fascinating intricacies of eleventh century forest law while taking summers off. If that sounds like a dream come......

  • 7th Cir. Hears Oral Args in Brendan Dassey's 'Making a Murderer' Case

    2017-02-16T21:00:44Z

    Brendan Dassey was convicted in 2007, alongside his uncle Steven Avery, of the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach. That conviction, however, was based on a confession a federal judge found to be coerced. Halbach's murder, and the investigation that followed, were the subject of Netflix's 2015 hit, "Making......

  • ACC Renews 'Value Challenge' to Help Law Departments Reduce Costs

    2017-02-16T22:58:30Z

    It may not be as eye-popping as the ice bucket challenge for a coach at the end of a game, but then again you're not going to get wet with the corporate counsel "value challenge" and it just might open your eyes to new opportunities. The Association of Corporate......

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  • N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:27:35 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe into the death.

  • Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abducted

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:27:24 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship off the Philippines' southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others including the vessel's captain, the Philippine coast guard and the ship's owner said Monday.

  • Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspects

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:50:53 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A retired Philippine police officer said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect, his family and a critical radio commentator.

  • Alleged Erdogan assassination attempt trial opens in Turkey

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:44:00 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A trial opened in southern Turkey on Monday for 47 people charged with attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the failed coup, while he was vacationing with his family.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:21:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.

Supreme Court News

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    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:01:14 GMT

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  • Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:33:54 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.

  • McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:07:36 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.

  • Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:06:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Using the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey undertook a legal challenge that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. McCorvey died Saturday at age 69.

  • Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:37:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, giving President Donald Trump an eager partner to fulfill his campaign pledge to increase the use of planet-warming fossil fuels.

Political News

  • Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:43:48 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says its decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine is a response to Ukraine's blockade of rebel regions.

  • North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:36:24 GMT

    TUNIS (AP) — Top North African diplomats are meeting to find ways to reconcile Libya's rival political factions.

  • N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:27:35 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe into the death.

  • Egypt high court upholds death sentence of 10 in soccer riot

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:22:41 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court has upheld the death sentences against 10 suspects convicted over a 2012 soccer riot that killed 73 fans, becoming one of the world's deadliest soccer disasters.

  • Singaporean PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses 'two-state' plan

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:11:32 GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday his country believes in a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.