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  • Student arrested while photographing cop takes suit to trial

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:48:13 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A college student arrested as he photographed a Philadelphia police encounter with a homeless woman said Wednesday he tried to be "a fly on the wall" until he was put in handcuffs.

  • Appeals court upholds California city's gun-magazine ban

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:44:27 GMT

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a San Francisco Bay Area city's ban on gun magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets.

  • Mormon church backs Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:42:37 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers introduced a landmark anti-discrimination bill Wednesday that protects LGBT individuals while also carving out protections for the Boy Scouts of America and religious groups.

  • Glen Campbell children fighting wife's control of affairs

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:42:25 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Glen Campbell's two oldest children are attempting to wrest control of his medical and financial decisions from his wife, Kim Campbell.

  • France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:40:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row was in the country illegally after serving time for a bank robbery but couldn't be deported because no country would take him, U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday.

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  • Ala. Supreme Court Orders Halt to Same-Sex Marriages

    2015-03-04T18:55:01Z

    Just when you thought it was safe to get a same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Alabama Supreme Court -- and not just Chief Justice Roy Moore -- issued a 148-page opinion yesterday ordering some of the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The petition for......

  • 5 Resume Tips to Catch an Employer's Eye

    2015-03-04T19:22:01Z

    Your resume is the first impression you make with employers. If it doesn't grab the employer's attention, you'll never get the chance to make your case to them in an interview. CNN reports that, on average, human resource managers receive more than 75 resumes for each open position. How......

  • Why the Legal Dept. Should Be Best Friends With the IT Dept.

    2015-03-04T18:13:01Z

    If there's one department that's the thorn in the side of company employees, it's the IT department. Their answer is always "no" and they make you wait on requests for a long time. Of course, that's equally true of the legal department, too. With Sarbanes-Oxley being what it is, coupled......

  • Proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Gets Mixed Reviews

    2015-03-04T17:58:01Z

    The White House on Friday debuted its proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, which would provide additional statutory protection for sensitive consumer information like Social Security numbers and mandate that holders of such information have to provide consumers with notice about privacy and security practices. As predicated, no one......

  • Nina Pham's Lawsuit: Strange Font Choices ... and Pictures?

    2015-03-04T17:51:01Z

    As you may recall, Nina Pham, a critical care nurse from Texas, contracted Ebola in October. She's fine now, but at the time, she wasn't doing so well, in spite of public statements that her employer, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, made about her ordeal. These statements form the crux of......

  • No 11th Amendment Immunity for Community College, 2nd Cir. Says

    2015-03-03T22:24:01Z

    The Eleventh Amendment: often misunderstood, infrequently used, yet sitting there in plain sight, just after the Bill of Rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has given scant guidance over the years, but we know at the least that states can't be sued for monetary damages unless they consent (or unless another......

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  • Texan arrested with sword in cane, tried to visit jailed son

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:52:03 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio man trying to visit his jailed son also landed behind bars after being caught with a combination cane and 2-foot sword.

  • Student arrested while photographing cop takes suit to trial

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:48:13 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A college student arrested as he photographed a Philadelphia police encounter with a homeless woman said Wednesday he tried to be "a fly on the wall" until he was put in handcuffs.

  • Warrant indicates suspicion that gold heist was inside job

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:47:04 GMT

    WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A search warrant suggests that investigators suspected a multimillion-dollar gold heist from an armored truck was an inside job, though a sheriff said Wednesday that the two guards are not currently considered suspects.

  • France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:40:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row was in the country illegally after serving time for a bank robbery but couldn't be deported because no country would take him, U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday.

  • AP Interview: Artist Vilks says Denmark attack changed all

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:28:38 GMT

    MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Lars Vilks was used to tight security even before, with round-the-clock police protection at his home in southern Sweden. But after the deadly Feb. 14 attack against a free-speech seminar in Copenhagen, he lives under security measures that seem almost absurd in peaceful Sweden, with heavily armed bodyguards moving him from one secret location to another.

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  • France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:40:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row was in the country illegally after serving time for a bank robbery but couldn't be deported because no country would take him, U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:20:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

  • APNewsBreak: 2 nations wouldn't take man later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:25:47 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities were forced to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for bank robbery because no country would take him, two U.S. officials said Wednesday.

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:56:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:32:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law, a decision that could lay the groundwork for future changes in how states can tax retail sales to companies outside their borders.

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  • Amended South Carolina domestic violence bill proceeds to House

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:25:50 GMT

    Last December, we discussed a bill introduced by South Carolina State Sen. Larry Martin. The original bill stipulated that anyone convicted of a domestic violence charge could not possess a gun for a decade after his or her release...

  • Community property and divorce in Texas

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:10:53 GMT

    When two people choose to get a divorce in Texas, they must figure out how they will divide their assets. This can be particularly difficult, especially if both parties brought property into a marriage or obtained a large amount of...

  • Protecting intellectual property

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:10:23 GMT

    Investors and entrepreneurs living in California may be interested in learning more about how to avoid trademark infringement and protect their own ideas. Trademark and patent exposure may present substantial problems as the business matures and becomes more successful. Many...

  • Business audits follow downward trend

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:12:30 GMT

    Last week we wrote about how some returns are still more likely than others to be audited, even as the overall number of audits goes down. In today’s post, we will follow up on that story by taking note of...

  • Colorado head-on collision kills 1

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:10:21 GMT

    One person was killed and two more injured in a head-on collision near Penrose in Southern Colorado on Feb. 24. One of the vehicles involved in the crash ended up in flames after the collision. The Colorado State Patrol reports...