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  • Is "Dieting Made Me Do It" the New Twinkie Defense?


    Jared's diet helped turn him into a child molester. That's the novel theory his lawyers developed last week on the eve of his sentencing. Jared Fogle, the former Subway sandwich chain spokesman and famous weight loss champion, was sentenced last week to over 15 years in prison for having......

  • Law Student Fakes Own Kidnapping, Just in Time for Finals


    Every law student reacts to finals in their own way. Some wear their pajamas to the law library for a week or two. Some start mysteriously loosing hair. Some sit and cry silently in bathroom stalls. And some, it turns out, fake their own kidnappings.......

  • After Calls for Muslim Registry, SCOTUS's Worst Decision Returns


    Presidential politicking has hit new lows following the recent ISIS attacks on Paris. Last Thursday, GOP front-runner Donald Trump told reporters that the U.S. should implement a database for tracking Muslims. The comments followed Ben Carson's earlier statements that Muslims should not be president, and both candidates' brief insistence......

  • Does a Lawyer Have a Duty to Replace Hacked Funds?


    Lawyers of the digital age already have an array of ethical dilemmas to worry about. But now there's a new ethics question: Do lawyers have a duty to replace hacked funds? In the opinion of the North Carolina State Bar, the answer is maybe. But in reality, it just......

  • D.C. Circuit's Judge Kavanaugh Defends NSA Data Collection


    District Judge Richard Leon has twice ordered the NSA to halt its massive, once-secret collection of telephone metadata. Twice his rulings have been overturned by the D.C. Circuit. Now, in the most recent blow to NSA lawsuits, the D.C. Circuit has refused to rehear a challenge en banc. The......

  • 9th Cir. Allows EEOC to Collect Personal Employee Information


    The Ninth Circuit has given the EEOC the go ahead to compel production of so-called "pedigree information" in employment investigations. Pedigree information includes things like an employee's name, Social Security number, address, and telephone number. The ruling came after the EEOC investigated the McLane Company for gender discrimination after......

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  • American Airlines stops taking payment in Argentine currency

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:58:29 GMT

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it has stopped taking Argentine pesos as payment for tickets because of limits on its ability to convert the money into dollars.

  • Brazil: Will take months to study damage left by burst dam

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:28:30 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It could take months to evaluate the extent of damage to a river left choked with mud when a dam burst at an iron ore mine, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.

  • Police: Gun stolen from US agent used to kill Oakland artist

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:26:23 GMT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police say a gun used to kill a Northern California artist as he worked on an anti-violence mural was stolen from a federal agent.

  • Rubio: Obama administration continues to leave US less s

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:24:59 GMT

    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says the Obama administration is making the United States less safe instead of more secure.

  • Correction: Ferguson-Year Later-No Indictment story

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:24:53 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In a story Nov. 23 about the anniversary of the grand jury's decision not to charge a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Cerner Corp. is adding 200 jobs to the Ferguson economy. It is not, but another company, Centene Corp., is doing that.