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  • Attorney: 'Sniper' defamation verdict should be thrown out

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:53:41 GMT

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — An attorney representing the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle claims both a judge and jury made mistakes that led to a $1.8 million defamation verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

  • US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:07:35 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.

  • House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:59:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.

  • Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:34:15 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.

  • US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:26:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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  • 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......

  • 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......

  • Why the Legal Dept. Should Be Best Friends With the IT Dept.

    2015-03-04T18:13:01Z

    If there's one department that's the thorn in the side of company employees, it's the IT department. Their answer is always "no" and they make you wait on requests for a long time. Of course, that's equally true of the legal department, too. With Sarbanes-Oxley being what it is, coupled......

  • Proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Gets Mixed Reviews

    2015-03-04T17:58:01Z

    The White House on Friday debuted its proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, which would provide additional statutory protection for sensitive consumer information like Social Security numbers and mandate that holders of such information have to provide consumers with notice about privacy and security practices. As predicated, no one......

  • Nina Pham's Lawsuit: Strange Font Choices ... and Pictures?

    2015-03-04T17:51:01Z

    As you may recall, Nina Pham, a critical care nurse from Texas, contracted Ebola in October. She's fine now, but at the time, she wasn't doing so well, in spite of public statements that her employer, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, made about her ordeal. These statements form the crux of......

  • No 11th Amendment Immunity for Community College, 2nd Cir. Says

    2015-03-03T22:24:01Z

    The Eleventh Amendment: often misunderstood, infrequently used, yet sitting there in plain sight, just after the Bill of Rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has given scant guidance over the years, but we know at the least that states can't be sued for monetary damages unless they consent (or unless another......

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  • US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:47:56 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday.

  • Veterinarian detained in East Timor returns to Oregon

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:19:45 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A globe-trotting veterinarian held for six months in a Southeast Asian country has returned to Oregon, landing Wednesday night at Portland International Airport.

  • US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:07:35 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.

  • Autopsy fails to pinpoint death cause for Oregon baby in car

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:35:52 GMT

    HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — An autopsy has failed to pinpoint a cause of death for a 6-month-old girl whose father says he forgot her, leaving her in his car for six hours with the windows rolled up in a suburban Portland parking lot last October.

  • Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:34:15 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.

Supreme Court News

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    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.

  • France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:40:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row was in the country illegally after serving time for a bank robbery but couldn't be deported because no country would take him, U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday.

Political News

  • US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:47:56 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday.

  • Kerry in Saudi Arabia to talk Iran, Yemen instability

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:09:52 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Saudi Arabia seeking to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran as well as instability in Yemen and other nations.

  • US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:07:35 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.

  • Iranian special operatives free diplomat abducted in Yemen

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:04:28 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency says that special operatives have freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen.

  • Clinton urges State Dept. to release her emails

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:59:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate.

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...