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  • St. Louis awaits grand jury decision on Ferguson

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:58:41 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

  • Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:55:51 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.

  • Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:37:47 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to rape, strangle and throw into trash bins.

  • Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:27:56 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

  • Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:25:02 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury:

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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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  • St. Louis awaits grand jury decision on Ferguson

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:58:41 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

  • Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:55:51 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.

  • Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:37:47 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to rape, strangle and throw into trash bins.

  • Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:27:56 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

  • 4 women victims in serial killing case

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:14:49 GMT

    Two convicted sex offenders have been indicted by a grand jury on murder and rape charges in the killing of four women in Orange County, California, in late 2013 and early 2014. The victims had a history of prostitution.

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

  • New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:59:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores — and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines — to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus.

  • Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:55:51 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.

  • Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:38:30 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.

  • Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:27:56 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

  • VA ousts hospital chief in Phoenix scandal

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:12:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays.

Trending Legal News

  • Ruined evidence leads to man's release -- two years too late

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:26:28 GMT

    While the following story didn't occur here in California, it does highlight an important aspect of the criminal process, and how the accused person can be unfairly penalized -- even after his or her name seems to be cleared. We...

  • Medical malpractice in Pennsylvania needs a strong advocate

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:26:15 GMT

    We hold the medical professionals to a very high standard and when they, through carelessness or simple neglect, disappoint us, we want to take action. When doctors and nurses, who have taken an oath to protect and provide care...

  • South Carolina DUI charges can be challenged

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:22:15 GMT

    If you are pulled over by a police officer on suspicion of DUI and are given a Breathalyzer test that shows you to be over the legal blood alcohol content level, you may feel that you have no legal...

  • When bankruptcy may be the best choice for Ohio debtors

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:10:24 GMT

    Filing for bankruptcy may be an effective way to achieve debt relief. However, it can have a long-term impact on your credit. Bankruptcy can stay on your credit report for up to 10 years, which may make it difficult to...

  • Signs of elder abuse

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:10:23 GMT

    Elderly people in California may be the victims of abuse from caregivers, physically, financially or emotionally. The loved ones of elderly people who are in the care of others might need to be aware of the signs of elder abuse...