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  • Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:22:40 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer says an appeals court has convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing a female genital mutilation that killed a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison.

  • Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:55:03 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said.

  • Federal judge stays Alabama gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:41:35 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has put a temporary hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but indicated she will soon answer a key question: Must state probate judges issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples when the stay is lifted?

  • Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:19:14 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read "Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More."

  • Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:03:07 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.

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  • Law Office Ergonomics: Monitors Can Be a Pain in the Neck

    2015-01-23T20:16:01Z

    Big, roomy computer monitors are essential for comfortable lawyering. You spend a lot of your time at your desk, and a big monitor allows you to have multiple documents open side-by-side. But monitors, like every other part of your desk, are governed by the iron-clad Law of Ergonomics. If your......

  • Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?

    2015-01-23T18:30:01Z

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

  • San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

    2015-01-23T17:18:01Z

    When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

  • Sheldon Silver's Arrest: Law Firm Referrals Part of Alleged Scheme

    2015-01-23T17:01:01Z

    Ah, good old (alleged) bribery. When lawyers behave badly and someone gets hurt or killed, we kind of feel bad about it. But when lawyers get arrested for bribery? No one gets hurt, and we can bask in the awesomeness. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found himself on......

  • What the Heck Is a 'Brand'? Here's What Lawyers Need to Know

    2015-01-22T21:11:01Z

    We talk all the time on FindLaw's Strategist blog about branding and how it's important to you as a lawyer. Truthfully it is -- and you can, and should, use branding to differentiate yourself from other law firms. Tossing around the word "brand" can be a little bit inside baseball,......

  • N.Y. Politician Sheldon Silver Indicted on 5 Counts of Corruption

    2015-01-22T20:25:01Z

    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on five criminal counts involving millions of dollars in alleged bribes and kickbacks. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday in federal court accuses Silver, 70, of receiving more than $6 million from two law firms since 2002 through various schemes, reports the......

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  • 2 suspected looters killed in South Africa

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:41:10 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two suspected looters in South Africa were fatally shot following a week of attacks on immigrant-owned shops in the Johannesburg area, police said Monday.

  • Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:55:03 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said.

  • Egypt state newspaper calls out president following shooting

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:51:16 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — In an unusually critical column, the chairman of Egypt's state-run daily Al-Ahram newspaper has specifically called out the country's president as being responsible for protecting the public after the shooting death of a protester.

  • Morocco arrests suspected Algerian member of IS-linked group

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:44:49 GMT

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's Interior Ministry has announced the arrest of an Algerian citizen suspected of belonging to a group linked to the Islamic State militant organization which was responsible for the beheading of a French hiker.

  • Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:19:14 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read "Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More."

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  • Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:53:59 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend.

  • Nor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:52:51 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Monday morning commute is normal for much of the Northeast, where residents are preparing for a major storm that could dump up to 2 feet of snow on some areas.

  • Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:52:26 GMT

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz survivors have made emotional private visits to the former Nazi death camp a day before commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of its liberation.

  • Activists, Kurds: Islamic State group nearly out of Kobani

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:51:48 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — The extremist Islamic State group has nearly been pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobani, activists and Kurdish officials said Monday, making a major symbolic victory both for the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition targeting the extremists.

  • Australia's knighting of Prince Philip prompts puzzlement

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:41:17 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Monday dismissed criticism of his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight, saying Prince Philip has a long history of service Down Under.

Trending Legal News

  • The effects your BAC level may have on you

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:43:16 GMT

    Blood alcohol content level, otherwise known as BAC, is the measuring stick that is use to determine how impaired by alcohol you might be. However, there are a lot of myths and fallacies surrounding BAC, which can make it hard...

  • What are the consequences of your DUI T-bone collision?

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:27:44 GMT

    People who drive while under the influence risk an increased chance of getting into an accident. One of the types of collisions they may face is the T-bone collision, otherwise known as a side-impact or broadside collision. This collision occurs...

  • Reasons why child support can be expensive

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:13:39 GMT

    If you have recently been issued a child support order, it is natural to have sticker shock when you see how much you will be ordered to pay. After all, diapers, formula and clothing add up, and that is before...

  • 2015 could see more disabled workers in the workplace

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:38:59 GMT

    In 2015, the U.S. economy is expected to grow steadily, and the first quarter of the year appears to be following that prediction. Even though it is early, there is reason for optimism as people who had struggled for years...

  • Safe driver discounts could be realized through OnStar program

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:41:33 GMT

    Consumers are always looking for ways to save on auto insurance costs. Even if they are not actively searching, providers are apt to show you ways to save, if it can give them a leg up in the marketplace. Forget...