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  • Tunisians votes in historic presidential runoff

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:47:17 GMT

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between an official from the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the 2011 revolution.

  • 2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:21:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

  • US coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:53:33 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths.

  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:41:02 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.

  • Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:28:15 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Should Lawyers Take Acting Classes?

    2014-12-19T16:45:01Z

    Being a trial lawyer is truly a theatrical experience. It involves not only the technical elements of theater, like staging and voice, but also the truly "act-y" parts. What will you say, and when? How will you react to a question you already know the answer to? And most importantly,......

  • KBR Employee Appeals D.C. Circuit Ruling in Whistleblower Suit

    2014-12-18T20:03:01Z

    In 2005, Harry Barko, an employee of government contractor Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), filed a False Claims Act complaint. KBR, which at the time was a subsidiary of Halliburton, provided military support services in Iraq. Barko alleged that KBR was inflating costs and receiving kickbacks. This case, for which......

  • The Top 10 Strategist Blog Posts of 2014

    2014-12-18T19:40:01Z

    The 10 most popular posts of 2014 on FindLaw's Strategist blog ran the gamut -- from things you could learn from Frank Underwood to a judge beating a public defender (not in a battle of wits; like, with his fists). Did your favorite post make the cut? Read on to......

  • NLRB Modifies Union Election Rules, With Dissent

    2014-12-18T19:23:01Z

    Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board has announced changes to its representation case procedures. That's just a fancy, lawyer-talkin' way of referring to union elections conducted by the NLRB at the union's or employer's request. The thrust of the new rules is to streamline......

  • BlackBerry Classic Has Arrived; We've Got Deja Vu x2

    2014-12-18T19:14:01Z

    You miss that QWERTY keyboard, don't you? You're not alone. Many of us do, which is why BlackBerry keeps releasing new keyboard-equipped models, including two entrants this quarter alone -- the Passport and the Classic. We've talked about the Passport -- behemoth phablet meets QWERTY taskmaster at a premium price......

  • The Ultimate Holiday Guide: 65 Last-Minute, Lawyerly Gift Ideas

    2014-12-18T19:01:01Z

    Did you know it's a week until Christmas? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. And the problem is that we still have outstanding gifts to buy. Not "outstanding" as in "amazing," but as in, "we haven't bought them yet." Perusing the FindLaw archives to get some gift ideas, we discovered......

Criminal Law News

  • Authorities ID woman shot by man who killed of 2 NYPD cops

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:57:29 GMT

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland are identifying a woman who was shot by the same man who killed two NYPD officers before shooting himself to death.

  • Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:26:22 GMT

    TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.

  • Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:00:54 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said.

  • Sharpton denounces violence against police

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:56:23 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is denouncing any violence against police in the name of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

  • Canadian man told to pay $1.5 million for credit card fraud

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:18:08 GMT

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery — stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of figuring out just how much each victim was owed.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:24:04 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

Political News

  • Egypt group to register under restrictive law

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:59:42 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt's most prominent rights groups has announced that it will register under a restrictive law it and other organizations have decried as an attempt by the government to silence them.

  • NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:56:29 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams.

  • Tunisians votes in historic presidential runoff

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:47:17 GMT

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between an official from the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the 2011 revolution.

  • Boko Haram camp dismantled in Cameroon, army says

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:31:28 GMT

    DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's army says it has broken up a Boko Haram training camp on its territory.

  • Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:26:22 GMT

    TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.

Trending Legal News

  • Statute of Frauds in Business Litigation-- Some Basics

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:59:17 GMT

    Buffington Law Firm's business attorneys have taken many breach of contract lawsuits to court in which one of the key issues was the failure of the parties to document their deal or transaction in a written agreement. In last week's Blog...

  • Make sure you understand your finances before asset valuation

    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:35:19 GMT

    Is one of your New Year's resolutions to finally file those divorce papers and begin to move forward with your life? While pursuing a much-needed divorce can be an enormous relief to many people in Colorado, doing so without a...

  • Medical Board: Botched tubal ligation caused by surgical errors

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:27:12 GMT

    An obstetrician was handed a $5,000 fine at the conclusion of proceedings with his state's Medical Examining Board following a mistake that he had made over a year ago. New Jersey parents may already be familiar with the procedure known...

  • Options exist after a loved one dies in crash

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:30:48 GMT

    Everyday people throughout the state of Connecticut get into their vehicles to run errands and go to home, work and school. Though much of the time these trips are uneventful, on some occasions drivers are involved in serious crashes. In...

  • Keeping pedestrians who are children safe

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:24:11 GMT

    In most cases parents and guardians want to do everything they can to keep their children safe. As a result, while with their kids most spend a lot of time trying to anticipate issues that could arise and keep them...