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  • Senate Democrats press for vote on attorney general nominee

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:46:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats pressed Republican leaders Thursday to schedule a vote on the president's pick for attorney general.

  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:45:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.

  • Prosecutor to seek charge against police chief who shot wife

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:42:34 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor said Thursday that he plans to seek a misdemeanor charge — but no felony — against a suburban Atlanta police chief who told investigators he went to bed with a loaded gun and accidentally shot his wife after mixing alcohol and sleep medicine.

  • Correction: Today in History for March 1

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:41:37 GMT

    In the Today in History feature for March 1, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Yahoo search website was incorporated March 1, 1995. It was incorporated March 2, 1995.

  • Oxy pays confidential sum to settle Peru pollution case

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:36:34 GMT

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Indigenous communities that sued Occidental Petroleum over contamination in Peru's northern Amazon have reached an out-of-court settlement in which the California-based oil company will pay them an undisclosed sum.

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  • How to Market Your Divorce Practice to Potential Clients

    2015-03-05T18:39:01Z

    Lawyers can always count on divorce as a steady business, along with wills and taxes. That means divorce, with all its attendant family law implications, could be a place where you direct your marketing focus. It's hard to market divorce, though. No one wants to come out and say, "Gee,......

  • 9th Cir. Won't Enjoin Sunnyvale, Calif.'s Gun-Control Ordinance

    2015-03-04T23:21:01Z

    By now, we know that states and local governments can't unduly burden an individual's right to own a gun. That hasn't stopped governments from coming up with other ways to enact meaningful gun regulations, though. In addition to making bullets more expensive, cities and states have enacted laws limiting the......

  • Ala. Supreme Court Orders Halt to Same-Sex Marriages

    2015-03-04T18:55:01Z

    Just when you thought it was safe to get a same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Alabama Supreme Court -- and not just Chief Justice Roy Moore -- issued a 148-page opinion yesterday ordering some of the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The petition for......

  • DOJ Releases Reports on Ferguson PD, Michael Brown Shooting

    2015-03-04T21:53:01Z

    The Department of Justice issued two reports Wednesday: one finding that police in Ferguson, Missouri, engaged in a pattern of conduct that routinely violated residents' civil rights, and another detailing the fatal police shooting of Ferguson resident Michael Brown. Citing the results of the Michael Brown investigation, the DOJ......

  • King v. Burwell Oral Arguments: 'Such,' Coercion, and Kagan's Clerks

    2015-03-04T20:07:01Z

    Cases of statutory interpretation are rarely as sexy as those involving constitutional issues. But King v. Burwell is among the most important cases of this term, and the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today. If the justices agree with the petitioners, then one of the three legs of the Affordable......

  • 5 Resume Tips to Catch an Employer's Eye

    2015-03-04T19:22:01Z

    Your resume is the first impression you make with employers. If it doesn't grab the employer's attention, you'll never get the chance to make your case to them in an interview. CNN reports that, on average, human resource managers receive more than 75 resumes for each open position. How......

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  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:45:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.

  • Prosecutor to seek charge against police chief who shot wife

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:42:34 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor said Thursday that he plans to seek a misdemeanor charge — but no felony — against a suburban Atlanta police chief who told investigators he went to bed with a loaded gun and accidentally shot his wife after mixing alcohol and sleep medicine.

  • Correction: Today in History for March 1

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:41:37 GMT

    In the Today in History feature for March 1, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Yahoo search website was incorporated March 1, 1995. It was incorporated March 2, 1995.

  • Oxy pays confidential sum to settle Peru pollution case

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:36:34 GMT

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Indigenous communities that sued Occidental Petroleum over contamination in Peru's northern Amazon have reached an out-of-court settlement in which the California-based oil company will pay them an undisclosed sum.

  • Man found dead in national park was shot in head with arrow

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:32:49 GMT

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A man found dead at a campground in Olympic National Park in Washington state was shot in the head with an arrow from a crossbow, and authorities are trying to determine how it happened.

Supreme Court News

  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:09:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular, seeing how he behaves.

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT

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  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

Political News

  • UN: Almost half a million people in Darfur displaced in 2014

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:57:56 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report from the U.N. secretary-general says nearly half a million people were displaced in Darfur last year, the highest number in a decade for the chaotic region of western Sudan.

  • Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:56:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers — not the U.S. — are leading the charge.

  • Applications for US jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:56:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring.

  • Egypt to offer projects worth $35 billion during conference

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:55:04 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt plans to offer some 50 projects valued at up to $35 billion at an international investment conference later this month, officials said Thursday, as the country looks to revive an economy battered by four years of unrest.

  • Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:47:13 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.

Trending Legal News

  • Taking Louisiana misdemeanor charges seriously

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:52:43 GMT

    Louisiana law defines felonies as crimes punishable by prison time or death. The state's legal definitions of crimes are simple: all offenses not classified as felonies are misdemeanors. Misdemeanor sentences may include fines, probation and sometimes jail but not...

  • How to avoid being the victim of credit counseling scams

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:38 GMT

    Many people in New York, who are struggling with financial challenges seek assistance from credit counseling organizations. While the majority of these agencies provide helpful debt relief services, others seek only to take advantage of people. Those who fall victim...

  • Tips for preventing dog bites

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:23:10 GMT

    Over 53 million people own dogs as pets in the United States. Most dog owners likely don't think their pet will bite or maul someone. However, there are an estimated 4.7 million victims of dog bites each year. About...

  • More than 30 charged in connection with drug ring

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:41:59 GMT

    According to police, 32 individuals are facing charges in Pennsylvania in connection with a Colombian drug ring. Local officials were informed in January 2014 of a possible connection between heroin trafficking in Montgomery County and in Medellin, Colombia, by agents...

  • Man accused of jewelry theft swallows diamond ring

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:41:52 GMT

    A man in New York has been arrested for purchasing over $200,000 worth of jewelry using cloned credit cards. The 33-year-old Troy man was detained after buying a pair of diamond earrings and a Rolex watch from a store on...