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  • Longevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:59:10 GMT

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement.

  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:21:40 GMT

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

  • Americans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:15:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.

  • Judge: British minister did call policemen 'plebs'

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:07:35 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court has weighed in on a big scandal over one small word, saying a government minister did call a policeman by the "politically toxic" insult "pleb."

  • Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:46:19 GMT

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn't document their right to be in the island chain.

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  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Criminal Law News

  • France returns 250 smuggled Egyptian antiquities

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:14:00 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — France has returned 250 Egyptian antiquities seized from the luggage of travelers arriving in Paris four years ago.

  • For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:09:09 GMT

    IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.

  • Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:39:48 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice.

  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:09:58 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.

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

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:44:11 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving eve brought relative quiet to Ferguson, with protests drawing the smallest crowd a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

Supreme Court News

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:46:54 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell a virus that has killed more than 1,200 people in the former French colony, officials and medical aid providers say.

  • Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:40:56 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies — as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.

  • OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:30:38 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — Facing few options to reverse plunging oil prices, OPEC oil ministers decided Thursday to keep their production target on hold, a move that is likely to push the market even lower at a time of already high supply.

  • For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:09:09 GMT

    IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.

  • Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:08:09 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At least 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses after inmates at an overcrowded prison in Venezuela stormed an infirmary during protests demanding better living conditions, officials reported. Activists said Thursday the death toll could be far higher.

Trending Legal News

  • Prenups for pets are on the rise

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:17:32 GMT

    In recent years, prenuptial agreements have gained popularity among Florida couples as people realize that they are not only for the wealthy. People are also marrying later in life and have already accumulated their own assets and liabilities, so these...

  • Pets are becoming a big issue in Texas divorce proceedings

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:32:57 GMT

    Now more than at any time in recent history, pets are being treated like members of the family. Millions -- if not billions -- of dollars are spent each year on their care. Now, they are often the subject of...

  • How does alimony and child support affect my taxes?

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:30:25 GMT

    Payments made or received during a Massachusetts legal separation or divorce may or may not impact your federal taxes. The reason for the payment determines how the Internal Revenue Service and state and local tax departments view the monetary...

  • Divorce matters are different for older Utah residents

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:36:37 GMT

    Retirement accounts, Social Security and health insurance are matters with which many older Utah residents are concerned. When the parties are over the age of 50 and getting divorced, these issues often take center stage. This makes divorce matters for...

  • Shell effort to preempt legal challenges to Alaskan drilling plans fails

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:45:44 GMT

    The ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a recent case that Shell Oil Company is unable to preemptively sue environmental advocacy groups for putting up legal barriers to offshore drilling in Alaska. The oil giant has reportedly spent billions of...