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  • Vanishing China execs a vexatious mystery for HK market

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:07:51 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — The chairman of the Hong Kong arm of one of China's biggest securities companies goes missing. The head of another firm resurfaces after months incommunicado. An executive at a film studio is detained for allegedly taking bribes.

  • Israel court allows transgender woman's cremation

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:09:20 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The body of an Israeli transgender woman who committed suicide will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family's wishes, Israel's Supreme Court ruled in documents obtained Wednesday.

  • Chicago awaits more protests over police shooting

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:31:28 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The white officer who shot a black Chicago teen 16 times has been charged with murder and jailed. The graphic video of the slaying has been made public. And in the hours after the footage was released, protesters seemed to honor pleas for restraint.

  • Rubio finesses abortion stance criticized by Democrats

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:17:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.

  • Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:01:37 GMT

    Among the 130 victims killed in attacks in Paris were students, a filmmaker, a doctor, artists, music lovers and beloved parents and children. They had varied backgrounds and interests. Here are some of their stories: Legal Blogs

  • 9th Cir. Allows EEOC to Collect Personal Employee Information


    The Ninth Circuit has given the EEOC the go ahead to compel production of so-called "pedigree information" in employment investigations. Pedigree information includes things like an employee's name, Social Security number, address, and telephone number. The ruling came after the EEOC investigated the McLane Company for gender discrimination after......

  • What's the Least Diverse Profession in America? The Law


    Move over doctors, tech bros, and Academy Award nominees. When it comes to being the whitest, malest profession in America, the law has everyone else beat. And it's only getting worse, as the percentage of minority associates stagnates and, for black lawyers, shrinks.......

  • Sheldon Silver Trial Update: Jury Deliberates Federal Corruption Case


    It has been a difficult several weeks for former Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, once one of the most powerful men in New York. Closing arguments concluded in Silver's multi-week corruption trial that saw its beginnings with the Speaker's arrest in January amidst allegations that he traded favors to benefit two......

  • AstraZeneca Sues Generic Indian Pharm for Its Purple Pills


    AstraZenaca, the makers of the acid reflux pill Nexium, successfully secured an injunction against the generic pharm company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories for the latter's use of the color purple in packing its pills, according to the New Jersey Law Journal. The two companies have been duking it out in......

  • Law Firm on Hook for $196M in Malpractice Fees


    One hundred and ninety-six million dollars. That astounding number is the amount a Texas jury awarded plaintiff Scott D. Martin who sued Andrews Kurth for malpractice. Plaintiffs have just moved the court to file an entry of judgment. The proposed order seeks an actual damages award of $196 million,......

  • ACLU Sues Over Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act


    The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act isn't even law yet, but it's already causing lawsuits. CISA, recently passed in the Senate and one of a trio of proposed cybersecurity laws, encourages companies to share cybersecurity information with the government. The law has been decried as a cybersurveillance measure, not a......

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  • Russian crackdown on Muslims fuels exodus to Islamic State

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:25:19 GMT

    KOMSOMOLSKOYE, Russia (AP) — Security forces in Russia's southernmost republic of Dagestan keep devout Muslims under surveillance, routinely raid their homes and haul them to police stations to give DNA samples and fingerprints.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:03:03 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Calm at Minneapolis protest site a night after shooting

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:47:12 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A night after a shooting near a Minneapolis protest that left five people injured, hundreds of demonstrators at the same site quietly milled around, sharing coffee, pizza and doughnuts, and stacking up firewood.

  • Rubio finesses abortion stance criticized by Democrats

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:17:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.

  • The Latest: Protesters march, confront police in Chicago

    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:27:24 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):

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