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  • Malaysian officer back to face New Zealand charges

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:01:48 GMT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Malaysian military officer was back in a New Zealand court Saturday to face sexual assault charges five months after he left the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity.

  • Navajo officials mull election amid confusion

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:53:40 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — With their presidential election less than two weeks away, Navajo Nation officials are weighing how to proceed with a race that has become increasingly embroiled in confusion amid a debate involving the tribe's language.

  • Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:35:31 GMT

    OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee, but his punishment was delayed about an hour because he attacked one of his defense attorneys with a razor blade.

  • Jury says castrated sex offender should be freed

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:29:04 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California jury on Friday found that a castrated sex offender who preyed on young girls should no longer be considered a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release.

  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:42 GMT

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.

  • Judge rules Oklahoma abortion law can take effect

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:15:30 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new Oklahoma law that requires clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when abortions are performed can become law on Nov. 1, a judge ruled Friday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing

    2014-10-24T15:57:01Z

    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog

    2014-10-24T17:44:01Z

    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL

    2014-10-24T15:45:01Z

    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court

    2014-10-24T15:32:01Z

    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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Criminal Law News

  • School gunman was Homecoming prince, students say

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:39:47 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

  • Official identifies gunman in high school shooting

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:16:16 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A government official has identified the shooter at a Washington state high school as student Jaylen Fryberg.

  • Official identifies gunman in high school attack

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:23 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A government official has identified the student shooter at a Washington state high school as Jaylen Fryberg.

  • Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:59:33 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two Northern California sheriff's deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours and 30 miles across two Northern California counties. A third deputy and a bystander were also shot during the spree.

  • Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:44:37 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

  • Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:35:31 GMT

    OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee, but his punishment was delayed about an hour because he attacked one of his defense attorneys with a razor blade.

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

  • Navajo officials mull election amid confusion

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:53:40 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — With their presidential election less than two weeks away, Navajo Nation officials are weighing how to proceed with a race that has become increasingly embroiled in confusion amid a debate involving the tribe's language.

  • Brazil presidential rivals face off in debate

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:46:27 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's presidential candidates are facing off for a final debate ahead of Sunday's runoff election.

  • Feds: Nothing new on Tsarnaev, 3 slayings

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:34:49 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say they don't have any new evidence that the brother of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was involved in a 2011 triple slaying and have no witness who will testify that Tsarnaev knew his brother was involved in the killings.

  • Kentucky Senate candidates spar over new ads

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:16:16 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The campaign for Democratic senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes challenged a new ad from Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell that boasted his support among women, contending it featured a woman who is registered to vote in Pennsylvania.

  • NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:15:42 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.

  • Statement from Ted Bishop on his ouster

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:30 GMT

    The statement from Ted Bishop, who was removed as president of the PGA of America on Friday for sexist comments on social media directed at Ian Poulter:

Trending Legal News

  • Some properties may not be susceptible to ademption

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:10:43 GMT

    Individuals who are planning their estates in British Columbia may want to be aware of what items may and may not be adeemed after their death. Generally, when a piece of property that is to be gifted to a beneficiary...

  • The aftermath of car accidents

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:10:16 GMT

    Canadian citizens may understand the implications of a serious car wreck but might not be aware of the full gravity of the situation until it is too late. On top of potential harm or death caused by a collision, an...

  • How could I have been diagnosed with something I do not have?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:20:30 GMT

    As some Florida residents already know, doctors may, despite their education and training, fail to properly diagnose a patient's illness or injury. In some cases, a doctor may not only miss the correct condition but also provide the ailing patient...

  • Can a subcontractor's employee get workers' comp from the contractor?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:58:48 GMT

    As with many matters in workers' compensation law, the answer to that question depends on a number of factors. With workers' compensation claims involving subcontractors and contractors, the first question to ask is whether the injured worker had a legally...

  • What are the eligibility requirements for provisional waivers?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:53:37 GMT

    Provisional waivers are available to people who have family within the U.S. but have not personally been able to obtain a green card yet. If these immigrants meet certain eligibility requirements, it means that they can apply for a provisional...