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  • Suspended Supreme Court judge in Panama sentenced to prison

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:56:04 GMT

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — A three-member judicial panel sentenced a suspended Panamanian Supreme Court justice to five years in prison for unjustified enrichment in an unusual case of corruption that captured this Central American nation's attention.

  • Ringling Bros to retire its elephants, ending a tradition

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:55:33 GMT

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — Elephants have always been part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ever since showman P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo, "a massive 12-foot African elephant," to America in 1882 to star in the "Greatest Show on Earth." Whenever the circus came to town, parades of pachyderms heralded its arrival, drawing patriotic crowds that boosted sales and even attracted vote-hungry politicians. Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, still keeps 43 elephants, 13 of which are performing. But years of pressure from activists alleging abuse have caused a "mood shift" among consumers, circus executive Alana Feld told The Associated Press, and the Feld family would rather spend money on elephant care than lawyers. The Felds say they'll phase out elephant acts by 2018 as the remaining performers retire to their 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida.

  • Dad accused of punching 3-month-old; son had 17 broken bones

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:47:56 GMT

    BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been charged with punching his 3-month-old son, and doctors say the baby had 17 broken bones and skull fractures.

  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:45:08 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.

  • Cardinal Egan, retired NY archbishop, dies at age 82

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:43:48 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, died Thursday. He was 82.

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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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  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:29:22 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

  • Netanyahu's Iran speech gains tacit support in Saudi Arabia

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:57:08 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech this week before the U.S. Congress, in which he argued against an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, has received tacit support from an unlikely quarter -- Saudi Arabia.

  • Suspended Supreme Court judge in Panama sentenced to prison

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:56:04 GMT

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — A three-member judicial panel sentenced a suspended Panamanian Supreme Court justice to five years in prison for unjustified enrichment in an unusual case of corruption that captured this Central American nation's attention.

  • Boehner, bipartisan group pressure Obama on Ukraine

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:54:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans stepped up the pressure on President Barack Obama to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.

  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:45:08 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.

  • Hillary Clinton email trove under review for release

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:41:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will review a huge cache of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for possible release after revelations she conducted official business as secretary of state in the shadows of a private account. The disclosure has raised questions in the buildup to her expected presidential run about whether she adhered to the letter or spirit of accountability laws.

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...