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  • Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:36:03 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder.

  • US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:31:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

  • AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:26:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.

  • A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:19:45 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents.

  • 14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:50:08 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.

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  • Eager Judge Declares Obama's Immigration Plan Unconstitutional

    2014-12-17T16:19:01Z

    This guy. How badly did he want to make headlines? Late last month, President Barack Obama announced that he would use executive orders to push through certain immigration reforms. Republicans screeched. Congress bemoaned the trampling of their authority. States' attorneys general filed a lawsuit. Even a few members of the......

  • DIY Law Firm Website? Here's Your Shopping List

    2014-12-17T18:18:01Z

    It you build it, they will come. Maybe. If you build it right. And there's a lot that goes into building a law firm website "right": SEO, graphics, mobile-friendly layout, content, conversion optimization, and a whole lot more. But don't jump off that building yet. Just like those with DIY......

  • From Zillow's Orange County Office: Another 5 Employee Lawsuits

    2014-12-17T17:53:01Z

    Zillow might be better off burning down this office. First opened in 2012 as an office for selling ads to real estate agents, Zillow's Irvine, California, office has become a hotbed for employee lawsuits. There was the sexual harassment lawsuit that we blogged about earlier this month. And this week,......

  • Clearing Up 5 Things About the Apple iPod Antitrust Lawsuit

    2014-12-17T17:44:01Z

    Yesterday, a federal jury found that Apple's iTunes 7 updates, made between 2006 and 2009, weren't anticompetitive . The verdict caps 10 years of litigation alleging Apple locked other music providers out of its iPods. There's been quite a bit of misreporting what's actually going on in this case, so......

  • ABA Report: Law School Enrollment Declines, as Expected

    2014-12-17T17:16:01Z

    Did anyone not see this coming? We've seen sign after sign after sign of decreased demand for law school seats: fewer LSAT takers, fewer applications, dismal post-graduation job prospects, and more. We've seen some schools cut class sizes, one cut a campus, and a few that obstinately refuse to correct......

  • No Sexual Reassignment Surgery for Inmate: En Banc 1st Cir.

    2014-12-16T22:48:01Z

    Michelle Kosilek, born as Robert, is a transgender individual who identifies as female and who wishes for her physical sex to match her gender. The problem is, she murdered her wife in 1990. The Massachusetts Department of Correction does not wish to pay for sexual reassignment surgery. Kosilek argues that......

Criminal Law News

  • Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:55:36 GMT

    BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas (AP) — Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies are combing the area around a remote Central Texas television studio where a morning meteorologist was shot in a parking lot after an argument.

  • Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:36:03 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder.

  • Video of Albuquerque police shooting released

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:28:41 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have released video showing what happened when an Albuquerque police officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation.

  • AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:26:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.

  • A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:19:45 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents.

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

Political News

  • Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:36:03 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder.

  • Obama on Hanukkah says small acts can make miracles

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:35:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Hanukkah teaches that one act of faith can make a miracle.

  • US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:31:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

  • Video of Albuquerque police shooting released

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:28:41 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have released video showing what happened when an Albuquerque police officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation.

  • AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:26:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.

Trending Legal News

  • What exactly is a spinal cord injury?

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:18:39 GMT

    Texas motorcyclists are at risk for experiencing significant injuries if they are involved in an accident. Being out in the open may be an exhilarating experience, but the lack of protection can come at a cost. Spinal cord injuries are...

  • Deion Sanders' ex-wife jailed for child custody violation

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:15:19 GMT

    The world of celebrity seems to have little in common with the lives of the average Georgia resident. However, even sports and movie stars must live by the orders issued by judges, even in matters related to divorce and child custody matters....

  • Help is sometimes needed when fighting for custody

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:05:46 GMT

    Most parents would likely agree that all they really want is what is best for their child. When a couple divorces, what exactly is in a child's best interest may become much more complicated. Determining custody can sometimes be addressed...

  • How is a brain injury diagnosed?

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:10:58 GMT

    According to the Brain Injury Society of Toronto, the number of people who will suffer a traumatic brain injury this year is higher than the combined numbers of people who will be diagnosed with breast cancer, HIV or AIDS, spinal...

  • Illinois accident results in man's death

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:10:52 GMT

    A 37-year-old man is dead following a crash in West Chicago on Dec. 5 allegedly caused by an impaired driver. The driver, according to West Chicago police, was inebriated with a BAC level of .16 percent. The accused man, a...