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  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:57:45 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving started quietly in Ferguson, following protests Wednesday night that drew the smallest crowd since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

  • Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:55:16 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, decorating boarded-up storefronts and gathering for church services and turkey giveaways in marked contrast to the previous days' outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

  • Longevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:59:10 GMT

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement.

  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:21:40 GMT

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

  • Americans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:15:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

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  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:57:45 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving started quietly in Ferguson, following protests Wednesday night that drew the smallest crowd since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

  • Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:55:16 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, decorating boarded-up storefronts and gathering for church services and turkey giveaways in marked contrast to the previous days' outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

  • For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:51:57 GMT

    IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.

  • Sinn Fein figure arrested over widow's '72 killing

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:19:01 GMT

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — A prominent Irish Republican Army veteran has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the IRA's 1972 abduction, killing and secret burial of a widowed mother of 10, one of the outlawed group's most notorious slayings.

  • France returns 250 smuggled Egyptian antiquities

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:14:00 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — France has returned 250 Egyptian antiquities seized from the luggage of travelers arriving in Paris four years ago.

Supreme Court News

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

Political News

  • Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:59:15 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies — as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.

  • Hong Kong protest student leader banned from site

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:58:49 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court has banned a high-profile student leader from going near the site of a now-cleared pro-democracy protest camp, as the movement enters a third month.

  • Brazil's Rousseff names banker as finance minister

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:57:01 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff named a former treasury secretary with a reputation as a fiscal conservative as finance minister on Thursday in a move that's widely seen as charting a new course for Brazil's flagging economy and soothing jittery financial markets.

  • For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:51:57 GMT

    IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.

  • US cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:47:42 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The magic number for the U.S. cities hoping to host the 2024 Olympics is $5 billion.

Trending Legal News

  • Natural gas industry learning from coal mine accidents

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:00:12 GMT

    It is well known to West Virginia readers that coal mine accidents are often caused by a lack of training or safety standards within the mine. As natural gas drilling increases in the state, industry leaders are looking at the...

  • Medical malpractice -- incorrect or delayed diagnosis

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:53:43 GMT

    Medical personnel in Louisiana are expected to meet a certain standard of care. When they fail to do so, the patients are the ones who suffer most. Medical malpractice can occur under any number of circumstances, but a delayed or...

  • Company cited after workers fatally injured while working

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:10:31 GMT

    A California construction company has been cited by Cal/OSHA after two workers were fatally injured while working. The two men fell approximately 80 feet to their deaths off of a platform hoisted by a crane. The company is said to be guilty of...

  • Prenups for pets are on the rise

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:17:32 GMT

    In recent years, prenuptial agreements have gained popularity among Florida couples as people realize that they are not only for the wealthy. People are also marrying later in life and have already accumulated their own assets and liabilities, so these...

  • Pets are becoming a big issue in Texas divorce proceedings

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:32:57 GMT

    Now more than at any time in recent history, pets are being treated like members of the family. Millions -- if not billions -- of dollars are spent each year on their care. Now, they are often the subject of...