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  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:40:45 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him.

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:22:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:10:20 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

  • China asks US for help in hunting down fugitives

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:51:28 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese diplomat Wednesday called on the U.S. and other Western countries to put aside their wariness of China's justice system and work with Beijing to send back officials who have absconded overseas with ill-gained loot.

  • Cleveland crowd protests over boy shot by police

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:45:12 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Several hundred people marched down an exit ramp and temporarily blocked rush-hour traffic on a busy freeway on Tuesday while protesting a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who had brandished a realistic-looking novelty gun.

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  • Moving Law Offices? Here is a Really Big Checklist

    2014-11-25T19:56:28Z

    Moving stinks, no matter what your budget or occupation. But for us, the lawyers, it's an even bigger pain: everybody, from the courts to the bar to clients, all need to be notified, there is no room for downtime, and everything needs to go according to plan so that you......

  • Copyright Settlement Firm Rightscorp Gets Hit with Class Action

    2014-11-25T19:55:09Z

    Rightscorp is a company that valiantly pursues copyright infringers in an attempt to get them to pay their fair share for the harm they've caused to copyright owners. That's one way of looking at it. Another is that Rightscorp "asks ISPs to disconnect you from the Internet unless you pay......

  • Ferguson Grand Jury Transcript: Darren Wilson's Testimony

    2014-11-25T19:35:57Z

    Transcripts of the Ferguson grand jury hearings have been released to the public following the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted on any criminal charges for the shooting death of Michael Brown. This is somewhat unusual, as grand jury proceedings are typically held in secret, and when......

  • Microsoft Sues IRS for Info on Outside Auditor, Quinn Emanuel

    2014-11-25T18:47:49Z

    Microsoft, like many companies, allegedly uses a complex web of overseas subsidiaries to shield itself from U.S. taxes. This is accomplished through "transfer pricing," which allows subsidiaries of the same company to buy and sell with each other in a way that maximizes profit for the parent company. The IRS......

  • Gov. Brown Nominates Leondra Kruger to Supreme Court

    2014-11-25T18:01:39Z

    Leondra Who? Leondra Kruger, that's who. Kruger was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the seat vacated by Justice Joyce Kennard, who retired in April. Kennard's seat has been vacant since then, requiring various justices of the courts of appeal to sit in on cases in order to fill......

  • Advice to Clients in Wake of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    2014-11-25T17:56:49Z

    Now that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, there were protests, and there will be more protests. As a lawyer, you might be representing one of any number of groups affected by the protests, whether they're......

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  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:40:45 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him.

  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:10:20 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

  • China asks US for help in hunting down fugitives

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:51:28 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese diplomat Wednesday called on the U.S. and other Western countries to put aside their wariness of China's justice system and work with Beijing to send back officials who have absconded overseas with ill-gained loot.

  • Cleveland crowd protests over boy shot by police

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:45:12 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Several hundred people marched down an exit ramp and temporarily blocked rush-hour traffic on a busy freeway on Tuesday while protesting a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who had brandished a realistic-looking novelty gun.

  • Protesters clear out as Ferguson streets calm down

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:19:23 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police have dispersed protesters from the streets of Ferguson after second night of demonstrations following a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Activists raise Raqqa strikes death toll to 95

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:59:36 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists have raised the death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria to at least 95.

  • Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:54:30 GMT

    TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Jamal Hayak is finally fixing up his restaurant, damaged a month ago in clashes between the army and militants in this northern Lebanese city. But he has little doubt violence will erupt again, and he says he fears next time it will be Islamic State group fighters battling in Tripoli's streets.

  • India's state-owned bank to launch Islamic fund

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:31:51 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's largest state-owned bank will launch an Islamic equity fund next month aimed mainly at attracting investments from the country's 170 million Muslims.The Securities and Exchange Board of India, the country's banking regulator, recently allowed the government-owned State Bank of India and three mutual funds to launch Sharia funds.

  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:26:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.

  • Once maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptance

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:25:58 GMT

    YAZD, Iran (AP) — More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic — until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes.

Trending Legal News

  • Prevalence of fatal asbestos diseases in Allegheny County

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:07:12 GMT

    Before safety regulations were in place in the 1980s, many Pennsylvania workers were exposed regularly to mineral fibers toxic to their health. Symptoms of asbestos injuries commonly remain dormant for 20 to 50 years. Consequently, asbestos attorneys are seeing...

  • What should you do after a car accident?

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:58:23 GMT

    With so many cars on the road in the New York City area, it is hard to imagine a single day going by without a motor vehicle accident. Following an accident, you will have a lot on your mind....

  • Attention to contract terms prevents Colorado business disputes

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:40:26 GMT

    Careful consideration of contract terms helps Fort Collins business owners avoid unnecessary and costly legal disputes. Contracts spell out the parties' obligations to one another. Business law attorneys advise taking the time to clarify duties and expectations before making...

  • Property division: Pets count as property to be divided

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:08:19 GMT

    Birds and other pets are often thought of as members of the family. When your family includes a precious pet and a spouse, there is a chance that you might have to part with your pet if you and...

  • Home and car accidents: Others may disregard your child’s risk

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:25:14 GMT

    Most moms and dads are careful drivers, especially when their children are riding in the car, too. New Jersey, as in other states, has specific safety rules and guidelines that apply to drivers and passengers. They are especially stringent...