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  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:41:17 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker.

  • Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:38:10 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt.

  • Argentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence services

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:32:07 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez said Monday her government had nothing to gain from shielding Iranian officials suspected in Argentina's largest terrorist attack, using her first public comments since the mysterious death of a prosecutor to reject his accusations against her and call for an overhaul of the intelligence services.

  • The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:14:58 GMT

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  • Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast US

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:04:24 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

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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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  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:41:17 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker.

  • Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:38:10 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt.

  • Court papers: Mom says she stabbed kids to keep them quiet

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:49:59 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman accused of stabbing her three small children told detectives she cut the children's throats with a kitchen knife to keep them quiet for her soldier husband, a prosecutor said Monday.

  • Denver police shoot, kill woman who struck officer with car

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:34:14 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police shot and killed a young woman who struck and injured an officer in a stolen car, authorities said Monday.

  • Lawyer: Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of abuse

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:28:46 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the organization that has been documented internally for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial in California.

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  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:41:17 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker.

  • Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:38:10 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt.

  • Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:46:02 GMT

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.

  • Spokesman: Iowa governor to be hospitalized overnight

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:39:46 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will spend the night at a hospital "out of an abundance of caution" for what doctors believe is a viral illness and dehydration, after falling ill at an event Monday morning, his office said.

  • CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:36:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.

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  • Baseball player's future could hinge on outcome of DWI charges

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:23:04 GMT

    For many college athletes, alleged action both on and off the field can have a significant impact on both their educational and sports career. A baseball player for Texas Tech could possibly be facing repercussions with his team after he...

  • What can and cannot happen after a bankruptcy discharge

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:20:31 GMT

    When a person in Arkansas receives a bankruptcy discharge, the discharged debts do not go away. Rather, the creditors who hold the discharged debts are enjoined from acting to collect them in any further manner. The prohibition extends to such...

  • After a bankruptcy discharge in New York

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:20:28 GMT

    People who file bankruptcy in New York often have questions about what can happen after the estate is closed and their debts are discharged. The bankruptcy discharge serves as a statutory injunction prohibiting any further action on the part of...

  • US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR INCREASES HOURLY WAGES ON FEDERAL CONTRACTS

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:07:35 GMT

    Posted by:  Josh Quinter  (jquinter@kaplaw.com) Following the lead set in President Obama's Executive Order 13658, the Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division issued a final rule raising the minimum wage for workers providing labor on federal construction and service...

  • Post-traumatic stress after a car accident

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:50:48 GMT

    When people are involved in car accidents in Ontario, the injuries they suffer are not always just physical. Many car accident victims experience feelings of post-traumatic stress that can make it difficult for them to return to their normal routines....