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  • Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:40:30 GMT

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:55:08 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

  • Cleveland to release video of boy shot by officer

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:50:37 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police planned to release surveillance video from an officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who turned out to be carrying a replica gun.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:42:56 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him.

  • Owner of destroyed Massachusetts strip club sues

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:26:56 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a strip club destroyed in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts has sued the utility for $5 million.

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  • Moving Law Offices? Here is a Really Big Checklist

    2014-11-25T19:56:28Z

    Moving stinks, no matter what your budget or occupation. But for us, the lawyers, it's an even bigger pain: everybody, from the courts to the bar to clients, all need to be notified, there is no room for downtime, and everything needs to go according to plan so that you......

  • Copyright Settlement Firm Rightscorp Gets Hit with Class Action

    2014-11-25T19:55:09Z

    Rightscorp is a company that valiantly pursues copyright infringers in an attempt to get them to pay their fair share for the harm they've caused to copyright owners. That's one way of looking at it. Another is that Rightscorp "asks ISPs to disconnect you from the Internet unless you pay......

  • Ferguson Grand Jury Transcript: Darren Wilson's Testimony

    2014-11-25T19:35:57Z

    Transcripts of the Ferguson grand jury hearings have been released to the public following the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted on any criminal charges for the shooting death of Michael Brown. This is somewhat unusual, as grand jury proceedings are typically held in secret, and when......

  • Microsoft Sues IRS for Info on Outside Auditor, Quinn Emanuel

    2014-11-25T18:47:49Z

    Microsoft, like many companies, allegedly uses a complex web of overseas subsidiaries to shield itself from U.S. taxes. This is accomplished through "transfer pricing," which allows subsidiaries of the same company to buy and sell with each other in a way that maximizes profit for the parent company. The IRS......

  • Gov. Brown Nominates Leondra Kruger to Supreme Court

    2014-11-25T18:01:39Z

    Leondra Who? Leondra Kruger, that's who. Kruger was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the seat vacated by Justice Joyce Kennard, who retired in April. Kennard's seat has been vacant since then, requiring various justices of the courts of appeal to sit in on cases in order to fill......

  • Advice to Clients in Wake of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    2014-11-25T17:56:49Z

    Now that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, there were protests, and there will be more protests. As a lawyer, you might be representing one of any number of groups affected by the protests, whether they're......

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  • Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:40:30 GMT

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

  • 2 FBI agents shot, wounded in St. Louis area

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:01:38 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An FBI spokeswoman says two special agents have been shot in St. Louis County and that the incident isn't directly related to the Ferguson protests.

  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:55:08 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

  • Cleveland to release video of boy shot by officer

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:50:37 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police planned to release surveillance video from an officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who turned out to be carrying a replica gun.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:42:56 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

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  • 2 FBI agents shot, wounded in St. Louis area

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:01:38 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An FBI spokeswoman says two special agents have been shot in St. Louis County and that the incident isn't directly related to the Ferguson protests.

  • Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:01:07 GMT

    TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Jamal Hayak is finally fixing up his restaurant, damaged a month ago in clashes between the army and militants in this northern Lebanese city. But he has little doubt violence will erupt again, and he says he fears next time it will be Islamic State group fighters battling in Tripoli's streets.

  • Putin's tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:56:23 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge.

  • Correction: Iraq-Bombing Baghdad story

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:55:35 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about security in Baghdad, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Iraq's Interior Ministry spokesman. His name is Saad Maan Ibrahim, not Maan Saad.

  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:55:08 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

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    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:55:48 GMT

    Due to the fact that anything can happen during a cruise, ships are often staffed with medical professionals in case a traveler needs medical attention. However, until a recent decision made by a U.S. court, it was nearly impossible to...

  • Bad celebrity behaviors affect terms of sponsorship deals

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:39:47 GMT

    Los Angeles celebrities who please the public are rewarded with lavish attention and fabulous incomes. Entertainment law attorneys know praise can turn to criticism and condemnation quickly when well-known individuals misbehave. Advertising agencies and sponsors, who once vied for...

  • What steps can I take to make creating my New York will easier?

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:35:49 GMT

    The formation of a will is perhaps the single best thing you can do to protect your assets prior to your death. Currently, New York State recognizes a person who dies without having formed a will as "intestate." If...

  • Charges in alleged accident caused by a drunk driver in Georgia

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:31:52 GMT

    The dangers of drinking and driving are well-known. As a result, responsible drivers make sure that they have a designated driver if they are going to consume alcohol. Regardless of the protections a driver might put in place to preserve...

  • How to make the holidays about togetherness even after divorce

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:21:21 GMT

    The holiday season is a big deal for most families. Traditionally, it is considered to be a time to gather friends and family together and count one's blessings. Residents of California who are going through a divorce, or who are...