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  • Pat Robertson comment on AIDS angers Kenyans

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:10:23 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans are expressing anger and shock on social media and radio stations over comments made by popular American evangelist Pat Robertson in a recent TV broadcast in which he warned that towels in Kenya could transmit AIDS.

  • WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in March

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:06:02 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

  • French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:47 GMT

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.

  • WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in Jan

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:50:03 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in January.

  • Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:30:32 GMT

    CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.

  • Man shot by SC trooper recovering, seeks justice

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:22:52 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he's getting support from around the country.

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  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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Criminal Law News

  • French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:47 GMT

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.

  • Chan wants to be better father after son's arrest

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:45:53 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan has pledged to become a better father after his son Jaycee was arrested on drug charges.

  • Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:33:56 GMT

    ONCUPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travelers across for a surprisingly small fee.

  • Man shot by SC trooper recovering, seeks justice

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:22:52 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he's getting support from around the country.

  • 180 questioned about election fraud in Romania

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:22:47 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania say 180 people are being questioned on suspicion of election fraud in a referendum on ousting the president in 2012.

  • Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:10:26 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:50 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.

  • China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:07:33 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China has pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.

  • Putin accuses US of undermining global stability

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:05:16 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the U.S. of destabilizing the world by trying to enforce its will on other countries.

  • Botswana votes as president seeks second term

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:02:34 GMT

    GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — People in Botswana voted Friday in schools, churches and military tents in an election in which the ruling party faces growing opposition to its decades-old dominance in the southern African nation.

  • This Week in the Civil War

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:06 GMT

    This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Oct. 26: Confederate ironclad sunk, fighting near Richmond, Virginia.

  • After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:55:41 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

Trending Legal News

  • Probate options available to Texas estate administrators

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:57:57 GMT

    In the state of Texas there are three varieties of probate administration. They are distinguished by the amount of court supervision involved. Each has its advantages and each has its disadvantages, depending on your situation and needs. At the Law...

  • Proving negligence is key in any truck accident case

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:30:49 GMT

    The highways and freeways around San Diego are often congested, and much of that congestion is attributable to large commercial trucks. For any driver, encountering a semi truck can be intimidating. These hulking beasts of the road can easily roll...

  • 16-year-old accused of murder, may be tried as an adult

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:23:34 GMT

    After a deadly fight broke out in Waco, one teenager is dead and another is in police custody. The 16-year-old has been charged with murder, and he is currently being held in a Texas juvenile detention facility. However, there is...

  • Billionaire's divorce is turning an acrimonious corner

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:15:40 GMT

    Whether litigated in Georgia or another state, a high net worth divorce can sometimes turn ugly. Actually, the level of cooperation or rancor in a divorce is not proportionate to the amount of assets involved, a fact attested to historically...

  • Describing Your Impairments

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:57:29 GMT

    Either the attorney or the administrative law judge will ask you about your different impairments. Be prepared to provide a general idea of when the impairment started, the general medical treatment you have received and continue to receive, and your...