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  • Vatican says ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:55:34 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who had been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, died Friday of apparent natural causes as he awaited trial, the Vatican said.

  • Businesses reopening at scene of deadly on-air shootings

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:48:15 GMT

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Businesses are reopening at the scene of this week's on-air shooting as more details surface of the gunman's long history of confronting and bullying co-workers at a succession of television and customer-service jobs.

  • Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife, children

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:06:13 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children were due back in court Friday in the ongoing fight over the late actor's estate.

  • Refugees or migrants? Debate over words to describe crisis

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:48:53 GMT

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Day after day, images of soaked and exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe's shores make their way around the world.

  • Robin Williams' estate dispute back in court

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:41:06 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are due back in court in the ongoing fight over the late actor's estate. Legal Blogs

  • Compliance Attorneys Are in Demand. Here's Why


    A mix between outside counsel and in-house attorney, compliance attorneys are the Liger of the legal industry. They've managed to straddle both the corporate and private practice worlds and they've been getting a lot of press as the solution to legal unemployment and corporate regulation. Why all the hype? The......

  • Company Offers Instant, Unlimited, Cloud-Based Discovery Archiving


    Forget filing your discovery documents away in some basement storage closet or backing them up in piles of external hard drives. Logikcull, the eDiscovery company, is promising that it will reduce discovery archiving to its simplest form: a single drag and drop. The company is offering one-step, cloud-based data archiving......

  • Bad Online Review? Think Twice Before Freaking Out and Suing


    The Internet is bloated with over-opinionated jerks. Everyone knows this; but it's never anything to lose sleep over until someone comes after you personally. If your reputation is attacked by an anonymous online user on Yelp or some other public site, what should you do? First, take a deep......

  • Welcome to Law School: How to Take Notes, Brief Cases


    So it begins. Another school year starts, another cadre of new law students sit down to learn about the law -- only to quickly realize they have no idea what they're doing. If you're a new 1L, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the new things you're just......

  • Long Hours Leave Employer Liable -- for Working Employee to Death


    Long hours are coming under fire. First, there's the Department of Labor's plan to expand overtime pay to millions of white-collar workers. Then there's that New York Times Amazon piece. You know the one -- the one that emphasizes the online retailer's grueling hours and demanding culture. The one that......

  • Public Defender Arrested for Being Late to Court Can Pursue Lawsuit


    A California public defender can continue with her lawsuit against the deputy sheriff who handcuffed her and dragged her through a courthouse, the Ninth Circuit ruled last week. A district court had ruled that the deputy, who was seeking to make sure that the attorney appeared when her case was......

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  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:40:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

  • Judge orders temporary halt to Mississippi executions

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:06:16 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from using two drugs in executions, shutting down the death penalty in the state for now.

  • Justice Kennedy provides hope to solitary confinement foes

    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:26:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Political News

  • Bomb blast kills 6 Iraqi policemen, injures 10

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:53:15 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say an explosion has ripped through the parking lot of a Baghdad police station when a police bomb squad tried to defuse a car bomb while colleagues looked on, killing six and wounding 10.

  • Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:41:53 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers.

  • Malaysians gear up for street rallies urging Najib to quit

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:19:43 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with major street rallies this weekend following allegations of suspicious money transfers into his accounts.

  • Californians cut water without state imposing fines

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:03:10 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said.

  • Greece's new prime minister to name caretaker cabinet

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:34:34 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new prime minister, a top judge who is the country's first female premier, was to name the members of her caretaker government Friday as the country heads to early elections next month, the third time Greeks will go to the polls this year.