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  • Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast US

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:47:16 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

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    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:11:52 GMT

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  • Argentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence services

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:35:22 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusations that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.

  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:41:17 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker.

  • Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:38:10 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt.

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  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

  • Need a Fake Boyfriend or Girlfriend? This Ex-Lawyer Can Help

    2015-01-26T18:30:01Z

    From the "here's what you can do when you don't want to be a lawyer anymore" files, have you tried becoming an Internet entrepreneur? Of course you have, but you aren't as inventive as Matthew Homann. Among his many projects, Homann created a website where people can create fake profiles......

  • SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Lethal Injection Case

    2015-01-23T23:13:01Z

    Why do these things always happen on a Friday? Last week, the Supreme Court dropped the bombshell that it was reviewing the Sixth Circuit's same-sex marriage case. Today, the Court announced that it would hear the appeal of Richard Glossip and two other death row inmates in Oklahoma scheduled to......

  • 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......

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  • Deputy: Police kill man who fired at officers in Minnesota

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:48:55 GMT

    NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say two police officers have been wounded in a shooting inside a suburban Minneapolis city building.

  • Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:26:45 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl on Monday, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter.

  • Couple charged after pet ferrets attack baby, chew off nose

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:30:59 GMT

    DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area couple whose pet ferrets attacked their newborn daughter and chewed off parts of her face have been charged with child endangerment.

  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:41:17 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker.

  • Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:38:10 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt.

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  • Deputy: Police kill man who fired at officers in Minnesota

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:48:55 GMT

    NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say two police officers have been wounded in a shooting inside a suburban Minneapolis city building.

  • Fidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-US relations

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:39:16 GMT

    HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington.

  • Obama leading delegation of US dignitaries to Saudi Arabia

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:35:49 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama will lead a delegation of lawmakers, senior U.S. officials and two former secretaries of state to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects to the royal family following King Abdullah's death.

  • Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:26:45 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl on Monday, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter.

  • Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:59:43 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — A special Japanese envoy in Jordan has expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces."

Trending Legal News

  • Overexertion common cause of workplace accident

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:34:21 GMT

    While a serious or severe injury at work can occur from a virtually endless myriad of situations, there are several that stand out as some of the most common. A recent study examined workers' compensation claims from all across the...

  • Couple awarded $10 million for medical malpractice claim

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:28:10 GMT

    A couple was recently awarded over $10 million for damages that they claimed were the result of a physician's negligence. They believed that the resulting injury -- which occurred while the victim was pregnant with her third child -- could...

  • Baseball player's future could hinge on outcome of DWI charges

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:23:04 GMT

    For many college athletes, alleged action both on and off the field can have a significant impact on both their educational and sports career. A baseball player for Texas Tech could possibly be facing repercussions with his team after he...

  • What can and cannot happen after a bankruptcy discharge

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:20:31 GMT

    When a person in Arkansas receives a bankruptcy discharge, the discharged debts do not go away. Rather, the creditors who hold the discharged debts are enjoined from acting to collect them in any further manner. The prohibition extends to such...

  • After a bankruptcy discharge in New York

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:20:28 GMT

    People who file bankruptcy in New York often have questions about what can happen after the estate is closed and their debts are discharged. The bankruptcy discharge serves as a statutory injunction prohibiting any further action on the part of...