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  • Attorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:07 GMT

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.

  • Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:43:02 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A suspect who led police on a seven-week manhunt after a fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks appeared gaunt and battered at his arraignment.

  • Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:14:28 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of receiving bribes, in the country's largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said Friday.

  • Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:07:07 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.

  • Switzerland: IS suspects arrested over attack plan

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:30:30 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — Three people suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and thought to have been planning an attack in Europe were arrested in Switzerland earlier this year, prosecutors said Friday.

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  • Which Corporate Form Is Best for Your Law Firm?

    2014-10-30T22:19:01Z

    In the 1980s cartoon classic "Garfield's Halloween Adventure," Garfield sings a song about what he should be for Halloween. The same song could apply to new lawyers forming some kind of firm. There are just so many corporate forms to be! Should you be a PC, LLC, LLP, or another......

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  • TSA Was Arbitrary and Capricious in Dismissing X-Ray Bin Company

    2014-10-30T18:48:01Z

    As you're waiting in line at the airport to get your full body scan, or have your stuff rifled through, you might peer over at the stack of bins, into which you're hastily stuffing your laptop and shoes, and notice that there are ads in them. Since 2007, the TSA......

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  • Oral Arguments on N.C. Abortion Ultrasound Law at 4th Cir.

    2014-10-30T18:45:54Z

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case about a controversial North Carolina abortion law yesterday. The Woman's Right to Know Act requires a doctor providing an abortion to give the patient an ultrasound at least four hours before an abortion and requires the doctor to......

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  • #DearFindLaw: Which Bar Association(s) Should Law Students Join?

    2014-10-30T20:34:01Z

    This week on #DearFindLaw, we're presented with the issue of joining a bar association while in law school.There are many bar associations to choose from, and if you're a law student, you've probably got to join one eventually, right? After all, it's not a "cocktail party" if it's just......

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  • Cal. Supremes to Review Confidentiality of Police Personnel Files

    2014-10-30T20:05:01Z

    A police officer's personnel file could be a gold mine for a defendant -- past misconduct, especially the really juicy stuff like beating a defendant or falsifying a police report, could destroy an officer's credibility and sway an otherwise teetering jury. But who screens those police files to determine whether......

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  • Attorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:07 GMT

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.

  • Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:14:28 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of receiving bribes, in the country's largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said Friday.

  • Pirate Bay founder jailed for hacking Danish data

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:04:55 GMT

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court on Friday sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.

  • 6th person charged in connection to sex assault

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:57:23 GMT

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in western Kentucky say they've charged a sixth person — a 15-year-old girl — in connection to a sexual assault on a 15-year-old boy.

  • Switzerland: IS suspects arrested over attack plan

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:30:30 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — Three people suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and thought to have been planning an attack in Europe were arrested in Switzerland earlier this year, prosecutors said Friday.

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  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

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  • Pets and Divorce-Who Gets the Dog? (Part One)

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:30:23 GMT

    We pet lovers would all agree that our pets are family members. In divorce cases, divorcing couples are increasingly battling each other in the legal system for the right to keep the family cat or dog.  How do Courts handle...

  • Work with an attorney when facing intractable boundary disputes

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:58:03 GMT

    There is a saying that goes, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Some of us, at least have found this to be true. What, then, when neighbors cannot agree on where the “fence” is? That is to say, what happens when...

  • Traumatic brain injury in West Virginia

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:57:02 GMT

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can leave individuals disabled for the rest of their lives. However, every TBI case is different. Some West Virginia residents will recover from their traumatic brain injury without a single long term affect while others could...

  • Nursing home provider subject of class-action lawsuit

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:59:09 GMT

    Lawsuit alleges many nursing homes are chronically understaffed A major provider of nursing homes, which runs nearly 60 such facilities in California, is the subject of a class-action lawsuit, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. The lawsuit alleges that residents...

  • California passes groundbreaking 'yes means yes' law

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:56:48 GMT

    New legislation tries to battle problem of sexual assault on campuses California has become the first state in the nation to pass a groundbreaking sexual consent law, according to NPR. The law is taking on the issue of defining consent...