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  • Emanuel AME to donate $1.5M to church shooting victims

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:54:21 GMT

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina church where nine parishioners were shot and killed in what police called a racially motivated attack earlier this year is sharing about half of the money donated to it with survivors of the attack and the families of those killed.

  • The Latest: Teen was trying to start over, school says

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:47:52 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):

  • Teen killed by Chicago officer had broken, troubled family

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:40:51 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A black teenager shot 16 times by a white Chicago police officer was a ward of the state when he died, having spent years being shuttled between different relatives' homes and foster care from the time he was 3.

  • Widows: Railroad knew of defect before veterans killed

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:29:05 GMT

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Intensive care nurse Angie Boivin had just tended to a woman whose leg was severed near the hip when she saw her husband Larry lying nearby under an American flag blanket. She says that she was with him when he took his last breath.

  • In Saudi prison, artist facing death says he's no atheist

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:27:28 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Palestinian artist sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for apostasy was quoted by a local news website Thursday as saying that he is not an atheist and that his case centers around a personal dispute he had with someone. Legal Blogs

  • How to Attract Top Millennial Talent to Your Small Law Firm


    According to data taken from Census Bureau data of 2015, the Pew Research Center found that Millennials now make up the largest workforce in the nation, according to the Pew Research Center, they're expected to soon become the largest living generation.Along with this giant demographic change are the attendant cultural......

  • Georgia Voter Information Data Breach Leads to Lawsuit


    Two women have filed a class action lawsuit against the Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, after the Kemp's office released voter data that contained information including individuals' names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and even driver's license information. Over six million Georgia voters could be affected by the breach.......

  • Appeals Court Reverses $1M Award to Ex-Firefighter in FEHA Case


    A California Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's award of $1 million in damages to Los Angeles ex-firefighter Jubari Jumanne who sued the City of Angels under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In reversing the lower court's ruling, the court ruled that Jumanne's......

  • 6 Qualities That Smart Clients Look for in a Lawyer


    Most often people only start looking for lawyers when disaster has already struck, stress levels are highest, and they are in neither the emotional state nor the right frame of mind to choose a lawyer that will be the best fit for them and their legal needs. When people are......

  • Is "Dieting Made Me Do It" the New Twinkie Defense?


    Jared's diet helped turn him into a child molester. That's the novel theory his lawyers developed last week on the eve of his sentencing. Jared Fogle, the former Subway sandwich chain spokesman and famous weight loss champion, was sentenced last week to over 15 years in prison for having......

  • Law Student Fakes Own Kidnapping, Just in Time for Finals


    Every law student reacts to finals in their own way. Some wear their pajamas to the law library for a week or two. Some start mysteriously loosing hair. Some sit and cry silently in bathroom stalls. And some, it turns out, fake their own kidnappings.......

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  • Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:59:43 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects.

  • Trump called out for appearing to mock disability

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:55:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An advocacy group is offering Donald Trump sensitivity training after the Republican presidential candidate appeared to mock a reporter with a disability.

  • The Latest: Belgian police carry out 3 more raids

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:54:03 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:

  • Number of child brides to soar in Africa, say rights groups

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:49:47 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The 14-year-old girl had just arrived home from school when her family told her to swap her school uniform for traditional wedding robes. While she had been sitting in her 7th grade classroom in South Africa, her male relatives had received a $570 bride price for her from a man she'd never met who was twice her age.

  • Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece?

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:43:14 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.