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  • Federal judge stays Alabama gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:35:34 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday put a two-week hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but said same-sex couples should not be kept in lengthy legal limbo.

  • 'Birdman' tops SAG Awards, Redmayne upsets Keaton

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:21:23 GMT

    The backstage farce "Birdman" topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award, winning best ensemble cast, even though its star, Michael Keaton, was upset by Eddie Redmayne in the most outstanding actor category.

  • Contestants vie for Miss Universe crown in Miami on Sunday

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:57:37 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Miss USA, Miss Venezuela and Miss Colombia are among the top ten finalists in the running to be crowned Miss Universe in Sunday's pageant in Miami.

  • Arquette, Simmons take supporting honors at SAG Awards

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:41:37 GMT

    Oscar favorites Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmons confirmed their front-runner status at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, taking supporting acting honors in a ceremony that often serves as a kind of a preview to the Academy Awards.

  • Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:39:44 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.

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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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  • Extreme right party headed for 3rd place in Greek election

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:41:21 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The specter of Neo-Nazism is no longer haunting Greece. It looks like it is here to stay.

  • Cops: Man kills co-worker, then himself at NYC Home Depot

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:24:45 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An employee at a Home Depot store in Manhattan argued with a co-worker before fatally shooting him and then killing himself on Sunday, police said, sending panicked workers and shoppers rushing to get away from the gunfire.

  • Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:37:25 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country's struggling economy.

  • Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:18:44 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Images of a slain protester, blood running down her face and hair as her body was lifted from the ground, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt's government on the anniversary of a revolution initially sparked by police brutality.

  • Suspected burglar falls through ceiling, lands near police

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:45:30 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police.

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  • Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:56:57 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country.

  • Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:40:55 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel.

  • Federal judge stays Alabama gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:35:34 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday put a two-week hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but said same-sex couples should not be kept in lengthy legal limbo.

  • Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:39:44 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.

  • Japan working to gain IS hostage's release, analyzing video

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:31:00 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group.

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  • 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...

  • How deaths after premature births can be avoided

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:25:14 GMT

    It is difficult enough to bring a baby who is full term into the world. For babies who are premature, caring for them is no less important, but can be difficult as well. However, modern medicine is enabling more pre-term...

  • Tax season reminder about tax scams: Hang up - it's not the IRS

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:27:03 GMT

    This tax season may prove to be especially confusing. First, taxpayers have to remember the tax extenders that passed at the last minute. Then, taxpayers have to remember that the IRS has admitted that customer service is a low priority,...

  • Blink and you'll miss them: Tax extenders, p. 4

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:30:53 GMT

    We want to review just a few more tax extenders that Congress approved for the 2014 tax year. The tax season has officially started, so it's important to keep these and the rest of the extenders in mind as you...