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  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:01:56 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:59:31 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

  • US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:41:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:45:22 GMT

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.

  • Bios of Latina candidates in Fla., Nevada, Texas

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:56:18 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community.

  • Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:59 GMT

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing

    2014-10-24T15:57:01Z

    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog

    2014-10-24T17:44:01Z

    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL

    2014-10-24T15:45:01Z

    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court

    2014-10-24T15:32:01Z

    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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Criminal Law News

  • 3 officers suspected of sharing nude photos

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:24:41 GMT

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drunken driving charges sent those photos to at least two fellow officers.

  • In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:18:02 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship.

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:59:31 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

  • Opposition rejects Mozambique's election results

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:57:12 GMT

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's opposition parties on Saturday rejected the victory of the ruling Frelimo party, alleging voter fraud in the southeastern African nation's elections.

  • Nanny of Venezuelan ex-minister arrested in Brazil

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:22:21 GMT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police say they arrested a nanny employed by Venezuela's former foreign minister as she tried to enter the country with a loaded .38 caliber revolver inside a briefcase.

  • Suspect in 2 deputy deaths jailed after manhunt

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:15:10 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two suspects have been booked into Sacramento County Jail following a series of shootings that left two sheriff's deputies dead, another wounded and a bystander in the hospital.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:19:02 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted.

  • In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:18:02 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship.

  • Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:10:04 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.

  • Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:10:04 GMT

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.

  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:01:56 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

  • Opposition rejects Mozambique's election results

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:57:12 GMT

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's opposition parties on Saturday rejected the victory of the ruling Frelimo party, alleging voter fraud in the southeastern African nation's elections.

Trending Legal News

  • Suspect negligent driver runs a stop sign killing another person

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:05:13 GMT

    One of the first things a new driver learns before taking his or her exam is how to properly obey traffic signs and signals. The laws regarding them were put into place for the protection of everyone on and around...

  • In Memorium: Former Monroe County President Judge Ronald E. Vican

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:40:21 GMT

    Newman | Williams extends its sympathies to the family of former Monroe County President Judge Ronald E. Vican, who died on Friday, October 24, 2014. Judge Vican served for 31 years on the bench before retiring in 2011, including 17...

  • Not surprisingly, some tax rules are again changing

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:06:08 GMT

    Readers have likely heard the advice to start saving for retirement as early in their working years as possible. However, the complexities of tax laws do not make that process easier -- not to mention that the federal tax laws...

  • Things to know when pursing a personal injury lawsuit

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:01:40 GMT

    Motor vehicle accidents involving all types of vehicles occur on roads in Connecticut each day. Some of them result in serious injuries to those involved. In addition to being long and painful, the recovery period can also be expensive. This...

  • Securing a visa for athletic competition

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:45:42 GMT

    We often write about visas available to individuals who can contribute to business in the United States. These individuals are not the only ones who want to come to the U.S. as part of their jobs however. There are many...