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  • New York police official testifies about bin Laden interview

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:57:12 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A top New York Police Department official who once worked as a television news correspondent took the witness stand Monday at the trial of an alleged al-Qaida lieutenant accused of helping spread Osama bin Laden's death threat against Americans before the terror network attacked U.S. embassies in Africa.

  • Tsarnaev judge cites progress despite slow jury selection

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:55:13 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — The judge in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Monday that he's not discouraged by the slow pace of jury selection.

  • Unlicensed driver who killed 2 cyclists gets up to 40 years

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:50:04 GMT

    BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — An unlicensed, intoxicated driver who plowed her car into a group of bicyclists, killing two of them, was sentenced Monday to up to 40 years in prison after loved ones of the victims spoke of the agony their deaths had caused.

  • Thousands of flights canceled as storm descends on the East

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:45:53 GMT

    Airline travelers are going nowhere fast because of the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast.

  • Fierce snowstorm descends on densely populated Northeast US

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:43:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 35 million 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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  • New York police official testifies about bin Laden interview

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:57:12 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A top New York Police Department official who once worked as a television news correspondent took the witness stand Monday at the trial of an alleged al-Qaida lieutenant accused of helping spread Osama bin Laden's death threat against Americans before the terror network attacked U.S. embassies in Africa.

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

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:55:58 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Two Denver police officers shot and killed a young woman who struck and injured one of the officers in a stolen car, authorities said Monday.

  • Tsarnaev judge cites progress despite slow jury selection

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:55:13 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — The judge in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Monday that he's not discouraged by the slow pace of jury selection.

  • Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:50:54 GMT

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who handled sexual-assault cases has been found guilty on rape charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg.

  • Woman, 24, held in death of baby found at recycling center

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:47:55 GMT

    ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Police say they've arrested a 24-year-old woman in the death of her newborn baby boy whose body was found in a suburban Detroit recycling center.

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

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:58:25 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.

  • New York police official testifies about bin Laden interview

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:57:12 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A top New York Police Department official who once worked as a television news correspondent took the witness stand Monday at the trial of an alleged al-Qaida lieutenant accused of helping spread Osama bin Laden's death threat against Americans before the terror network attacked U.S. embassies in Africa.

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

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:55:58 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Two Denver police officers shot and killed a young woman who struck and injured one of the officers in a stolen car, authorities said Monday.

  • Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism at Holocaust event

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:55:18 GMT

    KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Film director Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors on Monday that Jews are again facing the "perennial demons of intolerance" from anti-Semites who are provoking hate crimes and trying to strip survivors of their identity.

  • Spain: 10 dead, 21 hurt in crash of Greek F-16 jet at base

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:51:06 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other aircraft on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 French and Greek military personnel, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said.

Trending Legal News

  • Motorcyclists face broken limbs, road rash and fatal wounds

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:13:41 GMT

    The injuries suffered by motorcycle riders in Louisiana are normally more serious than those suffered by individuals riding in vehicles. The unique vulnerability experienced by bikers leaves them open to debilitating injuries that often have permanent repercussions from broken limbs,...

  • Only teenage driver survives fatal accident in Georgia

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:02:56 GMT

    A Georgia teenager receiving his or her driver's license should be a joyous time in the life of that teen and his or her parents. However, the occasion is often marred by the fact that many teenagers get into accidents...

  • Court: Oral dispute of debt not grounds for ceasing communication

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:38:52 GMT

    Companies that are trying to collect debt from consumers are required to comply with strict rules that are set by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The FDCPA is quite extensive, but it is in place to let debtors and...

  • How does the EPA enforce the Clean Water Act, and how can I help?

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:38:48 GMT

    Having already looked briefly at the topic of enforcement of the Clean Water Act in our last post, we would like to briefly discuss the issue of how private citizens and organizations may become involved in enforcement of the law....

  • Massive Fines And Prison Sentences In Asbestos Situation

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:27:36 GMT

    The owners and executives of a New Jersey salvage company are facing heavy fines and potential jail time for their roles in a project involving asbestos. The salvage company agreed to purchase the Liberty Fibers plant. The facility contained salvageable...