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  • Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout ends

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:34:57 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans it contains that it needs to pay its debts.

  • Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:32:38 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans it contains that it needs to pay its debts.

  • Experts: California vaccine bill would prevent new outbreaks

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:15:51 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If California's strict school vaccine bill becomes law, experts believe it could help prevent another outbreak like the one that occurred at Disneyland.

  • Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:11:13 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants.

  • Admired club's invite to Kardashian turns typically divisive

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:41:19 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kim Kardashian's upcoming appearance as a guest of one of San Francisco's most august institutions has caused a typical "love her/hate her" stir. Legal Blogs

  • 5 Tips to Improve Your Legal Writing


    Lawyers are writers. A majority of legal work involves some form of writing, whether it's an email to a client, a brief for the court, or a memo for a partner. Yet, there's often little attention paid to the craft of writing, despite its central role in an attorney's practice.......

  • Deans and Scholars Pressure California to Adopt Uniform Bar Exam


    The Uniform Bar Exam is about to get more, well, uniform. The UBE, which provides one test and one score but portability to the 16 different states what accept it, was recently adopted by New York. The Empire State's 15,000-some bar examinees will sit for the UBE for the......

  • New DNA Evidence Can Reset Statute of Limitations, 7th Rules


    An armed robber who was discovered and prosecuted years after the crime has failed in his challenge to his conviction. Pascal Sylla, convicted in 2013 of committing a 2003 robbery in Anderson, Indiana, challenged a federal law which extended statutes of limitations when new DNA evidence links an individual......

  • Lawyer Won't Get Share of S.S. Central America's Sunken Treasure


    Well, I wish I'd known this earlier. Apparently, you can make a career as a treasure hunter, even in these modern times. Though it's not easy, as the Columbus-America Discovery Group learned when they went into receivership after collecting sunken treasure from the S.S. Central America. Their lawyer --......

  • 6th Circuit Overturned on Same-Sex Marriage


    The Sixth Circuit was always the outlier when it came to same-sex marriage. Over the past two years, the Fourth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits have all found a constructional right to same-sex marriage. Meanwhile the Sixth went it alone, rejecting the plaintiffs' claim that refusing to allow them......

  • Is Your Workplace Environment Toxic? 3 Tips for Coping


    We're not talking mercury in the ground or asbestos in the ceiling here. The type of toxic workplace we have in mind isn't one that poisons you over decades -- it grinds you down every day. A toxic work environment is filled with rude or insensitive interactions, aggressive relationships,......

Criminal Law News

  • AP PHOTOS: In Peruvian valley, coca harvest means survival

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:55:51 GMT

    SAMUGARI, Peru (AP) — Just before sunrise, Raul Rua joins 15 others, including women, teens and children, for a half-hour walk to pick coca in the world's No. 1 coca-producing valley.

  • Man in wheelchair robs bank in New York, makes getaway

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:37:08 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — It may not have been the fastest getaway, but police are searching for a man in a wheelchair who robbed a bank in New York City.

  • Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:30:27 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

  • Convicted killer thought fellow escape was slowing him down

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:22:35 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided he'd make better time without the other escapee.

  • Gov. Cuomo: Inmates had sights on Mexico but ride backed out

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:49:29 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two convicted murderers who eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks planned to drive to Mexico after escaping prison but ended up walking toward Canada when their ride backed out — finally splitting up in their final days of freedom, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

Supreme Court News

  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:41:07 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

  • Some Supreme Court justices' views on death penalty change

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:38:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared for the first time Monday that they believe it is "highly likely" that the death penalty is unconstitutional.

  • Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:12:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.

  • Justices uphold use of drug implicated in botched executions

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:52:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

Political News

  • UN rights office urges Thailand to free 14 student activists

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:51:20 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — The U.N. human rights office called Tuesday on Thailand to release 14 student activists and drop the charges that were filed against them for holding a peaceful anti-coup rally.

  • European stocks fall again on Greece crisis, Asia rebounds

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:48:05 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets bounced back Tuesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp fall, but European indexes widened their losses as investors fretted the debt crisis in Greece could spread to other countries in the region.

  • UK police stage counter-terror training exercise in London

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:48:02 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of British police are taking part in a major counter-terror exercise in London, testing the abilities of emergency services to respond to a Tunisia-style attack of extremists with firearms.

  • A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:46:57 GMT

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive.

  • Iran FM returns to nuke talks amid signs of backtracking

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:46:02 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has returned to the nuclear talks in Vienna where negotiators are struggling to overcome still significant differences and preparing to work through a self-imposed deadline for a deal.