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  • Guatemala swears in new president after Perez Molina resigns

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:45:05 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's newly sworn-in president demanded that all top government officials submit their resignations and promised an honest and inclusive administration following the surprise resignation earlier Thursday of President Otto Perez Molina amid a widening fraud investigation.

  • Afroman fined, ordered to get counseling for punching fan

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:33:25 GMT

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Rap artist Afroman was given a suspended six-month jail sentence Thursday, fined $330 and ordered to undergo anger management and impulse behavior counseling for punching a woman who jumped on a stage during a concert earlier this year.

  • Cruz blames Obama for climate of violence against police

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:19:26 GMT

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long vilified law enforcement.

  • Report faults VA management for construction cost overruns

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:16:53 GMT

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Huge cost overruns and long delays at new VA hospitals in Colorado, Florida and Louisiana were caused by multiple design changes, mismanaged contracts or poor budget controls, according to Army Corps of Engineers reports released Thursday.

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:04:53 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • For Small Firms, Is it Better to Be a Specialist or Generalist?

    2015-09-03T18:18:26Z

    One of the easiest ways to set yourself apart from the crowd and to gain expertise in a field is to narrow your focus. But pick too narrow of a focus and you might find yourself struggling to stay busy. Have too general a practice and it may be......

  • West Point Law Prof Wants to Bomb Holy Sites, Target Academics

    2015-09-03T17:57:11Z

    Dr. Strangelove has nothing on West Point law professor William Bradford. Unlike Stanley Kubrick's crazed doctor, or even the unhinged General Buck Turgidson, Prof. Bradford doesn't want to just kill America's supposed enemies abroad, he wants to take out the traitors here at home as well. That means killing......

  • Non-Citizens Have a Right to Bear Arms -- With 1 Major Catch

    2015-09-03T10:59:23Z

    Non-citizens have a right to bear arms, even if they are in the country illegally, the Seventh Circuit ruled late in August. The ruling overturns a district court finding that the Second Amendment doesn't protect unauthorized aliens. In so holding, the Seventh created a split with the Fourth, Fifth, and......

  • Transgender Inmate in Georgia Gets Surprise Parole After Lawsuit

    2015-09-03T09:58:05Z

    Last February, Ashley Diamond sued the Georgia Department of Corrections in federal court. A transgender woman, Diamond was housed in a men's prison, denied medical treatment, and repeatedly sexually assaulted, she alleged -- all while the state refused to take corrective action. This Monday, she was unexpectedly granted parole.......

  • Is the Contract Worker Golden Age Coming to an End?

    2015-09-02T18:59:01Z

    The ranks of America's independent contractors, freelancers, and temporary workers have swelled over the past years. Many companies have eagerly switched to a contract-based workforce. After all, using independent contractors allows corporations to avoid many of the costs and risks of employment -- by shifting them onto the worker.......

  • After a Natural Disaster, Bring in the Lawyers, Says State Bar Ass'n

    2015-09-02T17:58:59Z

    When you think natural disaster response, you don't necessarily think of lawyers. Clean water, medical aid, and even evacuations might seem like more pressing concerns following a major hurricane, wildfire, or earthquake. But in the aftermath of many natural disasters, lawyers can be an essential resource, helping victims access housing,......

Criminal Law News

  • Thais unveil restored statue at bomb site to boost morale

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:27:20 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to restore confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead.

  • The Latest: Funeral arrangements announced for slain officer

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:08:07 GMT

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):

  • Guatemala swears in new president after Perez Molina resigns

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:45:05 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's newly sworn-in president demanded that all top government officials submit their resignations and promised an honest and inclusive administration following the surprise resignation earlier Thursday of President Otto Perez Molina amid a widening fraud investigation.

  • Police: Gunman kills 1, wounds 2 at Sacramento college

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:41:02 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police searched for a gunman Thursday night who killed one person and wounded two others in a parking lot on a Sacramento college campus, authorities said.

  • Afroman fined, ordered to get counseling for punching fan

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:33:25 GMT

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Rap artist Afroman was given a suspended six-month jail sentence Thursday, fined $330 and ordered to undergo anger management and impulse behavior counseling for punching a woman who jumped on a stage during a concert earlier this year.

Supreme Court News

  • Texas clinics file Supreme Court appeal of abortion law

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:01:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas abortion clinics are asking the Supreme Court to take up a major case about abortion rights in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

  • Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:01:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:31 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:34 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

Political News

  • Thais unveil restored statue at bomb site to boost morale

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:27:20 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to restore confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead.

  • Asian stock markets ebb ahead of US jobs report

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:22:41 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as caution prevailed before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption of trading on Chinese stock markets next week.

  • Nigerian president declares wealth, showing 'austere' living

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:03:09 GMT

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The wealth declaration of Nigeria's new president shows he has been living "an austere and Spartan lifestyle," with $150,000 in his personal account, contrary to what many might expect of one who has held a number of top government positions, an official said Thursday.

  • Brady sits out after court victory, Giants top Patriots 12-9

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:59:00 GMT

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over the New England Patriots, who had already won a much larger victory earlier in the day.

  • Guatemala swears in new president after Perez Molina resigns

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:45:05 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's newly sworn-in president demanded that all top government officials submit their resignations and promised an honest and inclusive administration following the surprise resignation earlier Thursday of President Otto Perez Molina amid a widening fraud investigation.