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  • UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages

    Mon, 25 May 2015 08:09:50 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn't what brings millions of people within a stone's throw of its boundaries.

  • Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

    Mon, 25 May 2015 08:07:26 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.

  • Perry seeks to win over Iowa with frequent visits

    Mon, 25 May 2015 08:02:27 GMT

    LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry's early, hands-on approach in Iowa contrasts with the 2016 presidential prospect's failed bid four years ago, when he entered the race relatively late and stumbled in the debates.

  • Sydney siege inquest: Gunman secretive, defiant narcissist

    Mon, 25 May 2015 07:43:44 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — The man who took 18 people hostage at a Sydney cafe last year was educated and erratic, secretive about his own life and public about his many grievances, and a self-obsessed fabulist whose life was spiraling downward in the lead-up to his deadly attack, lawyers told an inquest Monday.

  • Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison

    Mon, 25 May 2015 06:34:51 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Ways to Get Professional Development On Your Own

    2015-05-22T19:10:26Z

    Keeping abreast of legal developments, picking up some management skills, learning about new legal tech or marketing strategies -- these are just some of the benefits of making sure you have continuous professional development. After all, in an industry that evolves every time a new case is decided, lawyers......

  • Another Day, Another Data Breach: More Lessons for Lawyers

    2015-05-22T17:55:31Z

    Up to 1.1 million customers may have had their data stolen when CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan, was hacked on Wednesday. According to the company, the hackers gained access to information such as names, birthdays and emails, but not private medical or financial information. The incident......

  • Did RGB Just Let Us Know How the Court Will Decide Gay Marriage?

    2015-05-22T17:02:13Z

    Voters in Ireland go to the polls today to vote on whether the Emerald Isle will legalize gay marriage. If the vote is successful, Ireland will be the first country to adopt marriage equality by popular referendum. Meanwhile, gay marriage fans and foes alike in the United States are......

  • No More Personal, Religious Exemptions to State Vaccine Law?

    2015-05-21T22:08:38Z

    California may soon be getting rid of the religious and personal exemptions that let parents opt out of vaccinating their children before enrolling them in school, daycares or nurseries. A new bill imposing more robust child vaccination requirements has been approved by the state Senate and is well on......

  • Court Suspends Lawyer Who Repeatedly Defaulted in Appeals

    2015-05-21T18:55:59Z

    Nothing can keep a lawyer up at night like the fear of missing a deadline or failing to file a required document. Not only do such errors do a disservice to the client, they can make the attorney look like a fool. Well, apparently not every lawyer has those......

  • Enough With In-House: Tips for Moving Back to Firm Life

    2015-05-21T21:46:35Z

    Maybe you miss the pay of a high performing firm, or you long to return to litigation. Perhaps you've just realized that the General Counsel isn't going to die and leave you the top spot anytime soon. Whatever the reason, you want to go back to firm life. The......

Criminal Law News

  • Soldier killed after shooting on fellow troops in Tunis

    Mon, 25 May 2015 08:53:03 GMT

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Defense Ministry says a Tunisian soldier has been killed after opening fire on fellow troops at military barracks in the capital Tunis.

  • Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges

    Mon, 25 May 2015 08:21:52 GMT

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian drug agents say a newly elected senator will appear in court to fight his extradition to the U.S. on 20-year-old drug charges. The case is related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."

  • Sydney siege inquest: Gunman secretive, defiant narcissist

    Mon, 25 May 2015 07:43:44 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — The man who took 18 people hostage at a Sydney cafe last year was educated and erratic, secretive about his own life and public about his many grievances, and a self-obsessed fabulist whose life was spiraling downward in the lead-up to his deadly attack, lawyers told an inquest Monday.

  • Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison

    Mon, 25 May 2015 06:34:51 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.

  • Dozens arrested, cited after Northern California protest

    Mon, 25 May 2015 06:11:21 GMT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Demonstrators marched through downtown Oakland on Sunday in a second night of protests against the city's new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests.

Supreme Court News

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

Political News

  • New parties to play key role after Spanish local elections

    Mon, 25 May 2015 08:44:21 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Two new parties look set to hold the keys to power in many Spanish cities and regions following local elections that dealt a serious blow to the governing conservative Popular Party.

  • Apparent winner in Polish election sends message of unity

    Mon, 25 May 2015 08:33:25 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's apparent president-elect, Andrzej Duda, began the day after the election meeting with passers-by in front of a subway station in central Warsaw and announcing that he will formally leave his Law and Justice party.

  • Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges

    Mon, 25 May 2015 08:21:52 GMT

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian drug agents say a newly elected senator will appear in court to fight his extradition to the U.S. on 20-year-old drug charges. The case is related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."

  • UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages

    Mon, 25 May 2015 08:09:50 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn't what brings millions of people within a stone's throw of its boundaries.

  • Army chiefs plan for proposed joint Arab force in Mideast

    Mon, 25 May 2015 08:07:53 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Arab army chiefs of staff have drawn up a plan for a new Arab joint force to intervene in the Mideast to combat terrorism, amid differences between them on where to put the force's headquarters.