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  • Man hit by Portuguese policeman alleges aggravated assault

    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:25:43 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The lawyer representing a man and his elderly father who were beaten by a Portuguese police officer says she has filed complaints accusing the officer of aggravated physical assault.

  • 5 things to know about Ireland's gay marriage referendum

    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:24:04 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize gay marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote. Though voting is Friday, results won't be announced until Saturday.

  • Benghazi emails show Clinton's correspondence with adviser

    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:12:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by skeptical White House officials. But that didn't cut his direct line to Clinton on one of the most sensitive matters of her tenure at the agency.

  • Transgender California inmate left in limbo on surgery

    Fri, 22 May 2015 07:58:49 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An unusual confluence of events means it could be months before a transgender California inmate knows if she will have the sex reassignment surgery that she says is critical to her mental health.

  • Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

    Fri, 22 May 2015 07:27:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken. Legal Blogs

  • Court Suspends Lawyer Who Repeatedly Defaulted in Appeals


    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......

  • No Selfies Allowed: 5 Tips for Taking a Great LinkedIn Photo


    There's a reason LinkedIn urges you to upload a photo. For better or worse, how we look deeply affects others' perceptions of our strength, intelligence and trustworthiness, according to a round up of the relevant neuroscience done by Entrepreneur Magazine. Happy faces -- think smiling, bright eyes -- make......

  • How to Land a Job in the Glamorous World of Regulatory Law


    They don't make many T.V. dramas about IRS attorneys. John Grisham has yet to write about the sexy world of EPA rule making. But that doesn't mean a job in a regulatory position isn't exciting. Working in government regulation, whether for a regulated industry or for the government itself,......

  • What Will Happen to the NSA's Phone Data Collection?


    An important section of the Patriot Act is set to expire June 1st. Without a renewal from Congress, that could mean the end to the NSA's collection of bulk phone metadata. The surveillance program was recently ruled illegal by the Second Circuit and has lost support in the House.......

  • When Should You Hire A Marketer? 5 Times an Expert Will Help


    People tend to think marketing is simple: a jingle, a camcorder and voila -- you're a veritable Don Draper, ready to sell yourself to the world. If only it was so easy. In fact, marketing, like law, requires a bit of expertise. Just as you wouldn't cut your own......

  • En Banc 9th Reverses Course, Lifts 'Innocence of Muslims' Ban


    The Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed an earlier injunction preventing Google and YouTube from hosting the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" film. That short, offensive and highly controversial film lead to violence and rioting in Egypt and elsewhere. It was briefly blamed for the attack on a U.S. embassy......

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    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:42:06 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • UK bomb maker sentenced to life for killing US soldier

    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:37:12 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A British man has been sentenced to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007.

  • Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:34:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who was accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper.

  • Man hit by Portuguese policeman alleges aggravated assault

    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:25:43 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The lawyer representing a man and his elderly father who were beaten by a Portuguese police officer says she has filed complaints accusing the officer of aggravated physical assault.

  • Turkey: businessmen, police detained in new raids

    Fri, 22 May 2015 09:50:58 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say police have detained dozens of businessmen and police officers in a new wave of raids against people suspected of links to a movement led U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which the government accuses of attempting to topple the government.

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

  • Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:55:39 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday.

  • Female peace activists say Korean DMZ walk is still on

    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:54:28 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A group of female activists, including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, said Friday they will go ahead with their plan to walk across the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas despite reluctance by officials to guarantee their safety and criticism they are being used as propaganda tools by North Korea's government.

  • The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes

    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:51:58 GMT

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  • Merkel warns 'whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks

    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:47:18 GMT

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — With Greece facing a potential default in two weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday sought to add urgency to the talks between the country and its international creditors, warning that "very, very intensive work is still needed."

  • Egypt's president: Lack of 'justice' fueling extremism

    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:39:59 GMT

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who has led a massive crackdown on Islamists, says the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-hand with pursuing greater "freedom, equality and justice."