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  • News conference scheduled over fatal traffic-stop shooting

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:59:19 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor plans to discuss developments in the investigation of the fatal shooting of a motorist pulled over by a University of Cincinnati police officer for having a missing front license plate.

  • Poland's richest businessman, Jan Kulczyk, dies at 65

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:54:18 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest man and the founder and president of investment empire Kulczyk Holding, who made his fortune during Poland's economic transformations, has died from complications following surgery, the company said Wednesday. He was 65.

  • Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets case

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:32:19 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire accused of taking part in a scheme to steal trade secrets from U.S. corn companies.

  • Kristen Stewart, Idris Elba in Venice Film Festival lineup

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:31:58 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — This year's Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, Idris Elba at war and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, as well as potentially awards-worthy performances from Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Jake Gyllenhaal.

  • Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:31:09 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil were in court on Wednesday as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalated.

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  • How Litigation Changed Hip Hop, Sampling

    2015-07-28T19:58:35Z

    If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

  • 7 Tips for Investigating Workplace Complaints

    2015-07-28T18:58:40Z

    Litigators usually aren't natural investigators, but in-house counsel can often be called on to play that role. Whether it's responding to an allegation of harassment, accusations of discrimination, or internal whistle blowing, in-house counsel will sometimes have to play the role of Sherlock Holmes, rather than ... whoever played Sherlock's......

  • Paying and Getting Paid: Effective Lawyer Compensation Schemes

    2015-07-28T17:59:33Z

    Money isn't the only reason attorneys show up for work, but it's at least one of the main motivators. You may have joined the legal profession out of a sense of justice, but few lawyers' Atticus Finch dreams alone can pull them through another day of motion practice. That's the......

  • Adultery Gone Awry on the Internet

    2015-07-28T15:58:56Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The Ashley Madison site declares on its home page that "Life is short. Have an affair." The home page goes on to state that "Ashley Madison is the world's leading married dating service......

  • Cal Supreme Court Lets Cosby Sexual Assault Suit Move Forward

    2015-07-27T21:57:38Z

    The California Supreme Court ruled against comedian, Jello-spokesperson, and alleged serial sexual offender Bill Cosby last Wednesday. The court rejected Cosby's attempt to block a sexual battery lawsuit by Judy Huth. Huth's lawsuit alleges that the comedian molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years......

  • Don't Ignore YouTube When Marketing Your Law Firm Online

    2015-07-27T21:45:37Z

    If you're looking to stand out when marketing your firm online, consider video. More and more potential clients are turning to online video, particularly to YouTube, to learn about legal issues. The market for legal videos is huge: 20 percent of people research legal topics on YouTube. While the bad......

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  • Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:31:09 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil were in court on Wednesday as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalated.

  • Pakistani militant leader killed in police convoy attack

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:05:53 GMT

    MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan (AP) — One of Pakistan's most-feared Islamic militant leaders, believed to be behind the killing of scores of minority Shiites, was gunned down along with 13 other militants during an assault on a police convoy that was transporting him from prison on Wednesday.

  • Authorities: Off-duty trooper fired at car with teens inside

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:42:03 GMT

    SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey attorney general's office says an off-duty state trooper fired at an occupied vehicle over the weekend.

  • Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:32:08 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.

  • New York prison worker: I got 'caught up' in escape plot

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:59:58 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a breakout planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one of the men and took naked photos of herself for the other.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

Political News

  • Suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near Ramadi

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:48:35 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Back-to-back suicide attacks targeting Iraqi security forces near the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi on Wednesday killed at least 12 troops, officials said, as the government pressed on with efforts to reclaim territory under the extremists' control.

  • Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:47:26 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's main intelligence agency says the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years.

  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:46:14 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.

  • IMF's Lagarde: World economy fragile, faces downside risks

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:45:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and "faces some downside risks."

  • Conservative move against Boehner a sign of discontent

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:37:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP.