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  • Autopsy begins on Kansas woman found raped, burned

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:43:24 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy has begun on a Kansas woman who died this weekend, days after she was sexually assaulted and set on fire in a Wichita park, a county official said Monday.

  • Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:38:42 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — One of two registered sex offenders charged with raping and killing four California women confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed Monday revealed.

  • College buys $219K Chinese conference table

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:32:11 GMT

    UNION, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker is calling for a review of a state university's purchase of a $219,000 custom-built conference table from a company in China, where it has a campus it hopes to expand.

  • Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:18:56 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

  • Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:16:40 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner announced Monday that the police killing of an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell was a homicide, and politicians planned to meet with prosecutors later in the day to discuss the findings.

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  • What Lawyers Should Know About Pres. Obama's Immigration Plan

    2014-11-24T17:59:53Z

    Last Thursday, President Obama outlined his plan for dealing with the problem of undocumented immigrants. It involves selective enforcement of immigration laws, focusing more on criminals and less on families and children. With the implementation of new immigration regulations come new opportunities, both for undocumented immigrants and for attorneys. Here's......

  • Okla. AG Asks SCOTUS to Hear Obamacare Subsidies Challenge

    2014-11-21T23:09:01Z

    Back in September, a federal district judge in Oklahoma, agreeing with a three-judge panel opinion of the D.C. Circuit, held that the Affordable Care Act subsidies applied only to states that had, themselves, established state exchanges and not states in which the federal government had to run the exchange after......

  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1, Episode 9

    2014-11-21T17:54:01Z

    After months of flashbacks and teasing, we've finally arrived at the "Winter Finale" of "HTGAWM," where the question #WhoKilledSam gets #answered. The next question is what tantalizing event they're going to dangle in front of us for the next half of the season. This week's episode had nothing to talk......

  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

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  • Oklahoma high school rocked by 3 rape allegations

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:43:45 GMT

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Allegations by three girls at an Oklahoma high school who say they were raped by the same male student have led to a police investigation and protests by students who say school officials have mishandled the case and subsequent bullying.

  • Autopsy begins on Kansas woman found raped, burned

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:43:24 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy has begun on a Kansas woman who died this weekend, days after she was sexually assaulted and set on fire in a Wichita park, a county official said Monday.

  • Oklahoma school rocked by 3 rape allegations

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:42:17 GMT

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Allegations by three girls at an Oklahoma high school who say they were raped by the same male student have led to a police investigation and protests by students who say school officials have mishandled the case and subsequent bullying.

  • Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:38:42 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — One of two registered sex offenders charged with raping and killing four California women confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed Monday revealed.

  • US condemns Gambia's anti-gay law

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:21:52 GMT

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the decision by Gambia's president to approve a law imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Saudi Arabia: Islamic State group linked to attack

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:46:51 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Militants linked to the Islamic State group were behind a surprise attack this month that killed seven people in Saudi Arabia's eastern region, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said Monday.

  • US stocks inch further into record territory

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:39:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market held at record levels in early afternoon trading Monday. Renewed confidence that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur economic growth is supporting demand for stocks.

  • Iran president: 'Negotiations will lead to a deal'

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:28:01 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As talks over Iran's contested nuclear program wrap up, President Hassan Rouhani has told his nation that it "has achieved a significant victory" and "negotiations will lead to a deal, sooner or later."

  • US condemns Gambia's anti-gay law

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:21:52 GMT

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the decision by Gambia's president to approve a law imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.

  • Obama meets with American winners of Nobel Prizes

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:20:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some smart minds came together in the Oval Office.

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  • Teen passenger dies in Missouri car accident

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:26:17 GMT

    There are many factors that can lead to a car accident. Road conditions, vehicle malfunction, weather conditions, the behavior of other drivers and driver error are just a few of the reasons a car accident may occur and leave drivers...

  • Underwater? Will you be swimming with the sharks at tax time? p2

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:23:35 GMT

    Most of us watched the story of the "fiscal cliff" unfold almost two years ago, and many of us are still confused about what exactly happened. Briefly, it looked like this: A number of federal tax cuts were set to...

  • Traumatic brain injury studies on the rise

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:20:17 GMT

    Some statistics that were recently reported indicate that traumatic brain injuries are becoming a major topic of scientific research. The statistics came from an analysis that was done of an online research index that covers content from thousands of pieces...

  • 2 accused of armed robbery crime spree

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:55:00 GMT

    Two men were recently arrested and accused of committing a spree of crimes in Smith County. The Texas men are accused of committing at least three separate incidents of armed robbery as well as breaking and entering, all within a three-hour...

  • Texas hospital admits hospital negligence, reaches settlement

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:51:29 GMT

    Losing a loved one to what appears to be a careless medical mistake can be one of the most devastating events that a family can go through. While no amount of compensation or recourse could ever replace a family member,...