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  • Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:59 GMT

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.

  • Ex-mob boss gets 4 months for meeting friend

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:39:22 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client "to the grave."

  • 15 jailed for life in Argentina 'dirty war' trial

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:45:08 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court has convicted and sentenced to life in prison 15 former military, police and civilian officials for abductions, torture and killings of dozens of dissidents during the country's 1976-83 dictatorship.

  • Feds: Nothing new on Tsarnaev, 3 slayings

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:36:49 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors said in a court filing Friday they don't have any new evidence that the brother of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was involved in a 2011 triple slaying and have no witness who will testify to what Tsarnaev knew about his brother and the killings.

  • Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:28:27 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A shipping company pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges from a 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.

  • Nevada puts stop to ridesharing Uber for now

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:24:54 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6. Legal Blogs

  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing


    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog


    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL


    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court


    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP


    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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Criminal Law News

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:01:41 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her.

  • Suspect in 2 deputy deaths captured after manhunt

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:55:10 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.

  • Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:01:40 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

  • Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Myanmar

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:17:46 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert.

  • Today in History

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:18 GMT

    Today is Saturday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2014. There are 67 days left in the year.

  • NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:08:50 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Chamber of Commerce staying away from Georgia race

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:53:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission — the tight Georgia Senate race.

  • Poll: Islamic State threat seen as important

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:49:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,

  • GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:44:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.

  • Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:37:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.

  • Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:34:07 GMT

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of Tadamon cared about the upcoming elections.

  • AdWatch: Democrats make much of NC toll project

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:30:04 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — TITLES: "Map." ''Toll."

Trending Legal News

  • Not surprisingly, some tax rules are again changing

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:06:08 GMT

    Readers have likely heard the advice to start saving for retirement as early in their working years as possible. However, the complexities of tax laws do not make that process easier -- not to mention that the federal tax laws...

  • Securing a visa for athletic competition

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:45:42 GMT

    We often write about visas available to individuals who can contribute to business in the United States. These individuals are not the only ones who want to come to the U.S. as part of their jobs however. There are many...

  • Filing a sexual harassment lawsuit

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:18:14 GMT

    From lewd jokes and comments to unwanted physical advances and sexually explicit requests, no employee should put up with sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment can take on many forms and impacts both men and women. In some cases,...

  • Rule providing minimum wage to care givers of disabled delayed

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:49:00 GMT

    Individuals throughout the state of New Jersey rely upon Social Security Disability Insurance benefits from the Social Security Administration to help to cover basic living expenses. These benefits are often difficult to secure, and may require the assistance of a...

  • Some properties may not be susceptible to ademption

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:10:43 GMT

    Individuals who are planning their estates in British Columbia may want to be aware of what items may and may not be adeemed after their death. Generally, when a piece of property that is to be gifted to a beneficiary...