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  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:58:52 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.

  • Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:46:59 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has stripped millions of acres of crucial plant habitat.

  • Judge: Man competent for trial in killings of 3 at meeting

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:44:20 GMT

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man charged with opening fire at during a municipal meeting, killing three people, a year and a half ago is competent to stand trial, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled.

  • 8 convicted over Harry Winston jewel heists in Paris

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:42:34 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Eight people have been convicted in connection with a spectacular 2008 holdup at a Harry Winston jewelry shop in Paris, in which three cross-dressing gunmen stole about $92 million in loot, a defense lawyer said Saturday.

  • Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:40:38 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases.

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success

    2015-02-27T17:35:01Z

    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?

    2015-02-27T17:19:01Z

    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield

    2015-02-27T16:53:01Z

    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

  • N.Y.'s Top Judge Calls for Grand Jury Reform

    2015-02-26T17:56:01Z

    Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......

  • 2 Law Schools to Adopt ABA's LSAT Elimination Provision

    2015-02-26T18:16:01Z

    Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT. Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the......

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'

    2015-02-26T18:07:01Z

    As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

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  • Authorities seize 15 tons of marijuana on US-Mexico border

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:38:15 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities have seized more than 15 tons of marijuana in a near-record bust at a border crossing in Southern California.

  • From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:04:25 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youth as far afield as Paris, London and New York.

  • Judge: Man competent for trial in killings of 3 at meeting

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:44:20 GMT

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man charged with opening fire at during a municipal meeting, killing three people, a year and a half ago is competent to stand trial, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled.

  • Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:40:38 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases.

  • Man pleads guilty in case of 9-month-old ingesting heroin

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:17:08 GMT

    WYCKOFF, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to child endangerment after his pregnant girlfriend's 9-month-old accidentally ingested heroin last year.

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  • Greece will not seek another bailout, prime minister says

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:56:22 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece won't seek a third bailout deal, the prime minister said Saturday, having succeeded in separating the loan agreement from the "disastrous" austerity conditions imposed with the willing cooperation of previous governments.

  • US drone strike in Yemen kills 3 suspected al-Qaida fighters

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:49:37 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone strike Saturday in central Yemen killed three men believed to be al-Qaida militants, security officials said.

  • Lesotho votes in bid to overcome tension

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:42:41 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African nation of Lesotho on Saturday held an early election aimed at overcoming tension among political factions that has led to violence among security forces since last year.

  • Lawmakers may end tax break on jet fuel, to Delta's dismay

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:39:58 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for all airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport.

  • Activists say al-Qaida fighters overrun Syrian rebel bases

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:14:05 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's al-Qaida affiliate overran bases belonging to a Western-backed rebel group near the northern city of Aleppo after heavy clashes that killed at least 20 fighters, activists said Saturday.

Trending Legal News

  • FMLA embraces same-sex marriage

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:32:40 GMT

    Another barrier has fallen for same-sex married couples. For the past couple of years, Minnesota has watched as other states struggle with the constitutionality of same-sex marriage laws. We know, of course, that there is work to be done to...

  • Workers sick due to chemical exposure could seek workers' comp

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:08:21 GMT

    Many people do not think about everything that goes into the foods that they eat. In many situations the way a food tastes is the result of chemical flavorings added while it is being manufactured. While the chemicals added may...

  • Despite IRS cuts tax season going well

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:22:33 GMT

    In a previous post we wrote about why this year taxpayers should have lower expectations regarding service from the Internal Revenue Service. Among other things a reduction in the number of IRS employees due to budgetary constraints is to blame....

  • Do lower gas prices have a bearing on frequency of car accidents?

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:56:21 GMT

    Over the course of the last couple months, people throughout the United States have rejoiced at paying lower gas prices at the pump. While many may be grateful to have more money available to spend on other things, a study...

  • Children with cerebral palsy may secure SSI

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:49:16 GMT

    Caring for children is an expensive proposition. When they have a disability, the costs can rise exponentially. This can leave many people facing difficulties in making ends meet. To help with that, some seek disability benefits from the Social Security...