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  • Protesters heckle Perry and Christie on immigration issues

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:29:30 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Protesters have heckled Republican presidential prospects Rick Perry and Chris Christie over immigration policies during a conservative political forum in Iowa.

  • Ex-CEO filmed kicking dog in elevator charged with cruelty

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:27:10 GMT

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of an arena catering business who resigned in September after video surfaced of him kicking a puppy in an elevator has been charged with animal cruelty in Canada.

  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:56:00 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a Saturday gathering of social conservatives.

  • Boy, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing near Los Angeles school

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:37:37 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old high school student outside an East Los Angeles middle school.

  • Elon Musk's SpaceX drops lawsuit against Air Force

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:16:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A spacecraft company run by billionaire Elon Musk has dropped a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Air Force improperly awarded a contract to launch military satellites to a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

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  • Law Office Ergonomics: Monitors Can Be a Pain in the Neck

    2015-01-23T20:16:01Z

    Big, roomy computer monitors are essential for comfortable lawyering. You spend a lot of your time at your desk, and a big monitor allows you to have multiple documents open side-by-side. But monitors, like every other part of your desk, are governed by the iron-clad Law of Ergonomics. If your......

  • Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?

    2015-01-23T18:30:01Z

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

  • San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

    2015-01-23T17:18:01Z

    When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

  • Sheldon Silver's Arrest: Law Firm Referrals Part of Alleged Scheme

    2015-01-23T17:01:01Z

    Ah, good old (alleged) bribery. When lawyers behave badly and someone gets hurt or killed, we kind of feel bad about it. But when lawyers get arrested for bribery? No one gets hurt, and we can bask in the awesomeness. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found himself on......

  • What the Heck Is a 'Brand'? Here's What Lawyers Need to Know

    2015-01-22T21:11:01Z

    We talk all the time on FindLaw's Strategist blog about branding and how it's important to you as a lawyer. Truthfully it is -- and you can, and should, use branding to differentiate yourself from other law firms. Tossing around the word "brand" can be a little bit inside baseball,......

  • N.Y. Politician Sheldon Silver Indicted on 5 Counts of Corruption

    2015-01-22T20:25:01Z

    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on five criminal counts involving millions of dollars in alleged bribes and kickbacks. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday in federal court accuses Silver, 70, of receiving more than $6 million from two law firms since 2002 through various schemes, reports the......

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  • Ex-CEO filmed kicking dog in elevator charged with cruelty

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:27:10 GMT

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of an arena catering business who resigned in September after video surfaced of him kicking a puppy in an elevator has been charged with animal cruelty in Canada.

  • Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:50:06 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the Interior Ministry said.

  • Cops: Escaped murder suspect, 17, kidnapped elderly woman

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:04:26 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A teenage murder suspect who escaped from police custody at a western Ohio hospital kidnapped a 70-year-old woman and forced her to give him a ride before he was caught, authorities said Saturday.

  • Man so angry he kicks pet Chihuahua, killing it

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:04:20 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 32-year-old Tacoma man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he kicked his small dog so hard that it died.

  • Police: Third person dies after shooting at Nebraska party

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:58:57 GMT

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded, and most witnesses refusing to help investigators, according to police.

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  • Abe 'speechless' after video claims IS hostage dead

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:37:45 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and demanded the release of the other.

  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:40:11 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a Saturday gathering of social conservatives.

  • Protesters heckle Perry and Christie on immigration issues

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:29:30 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Protesters have heckled Republican presidential prospects Rick Perry and Chris Christie over immigration policies during a conservative political forum in Iowa.

  • Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:27:20 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels.

  • Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:50:06 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the Interior Ministry said.

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  • Tax season reminder about tax scams: Hang up - it's not the IRS

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:27:03 GMT

    This tax season may prove to be especially confusing. First, taxpayers have to remember the tax extenders that passed at the last minute. Then, taxpayers have to remember that the IRS has admitted that customer service is a low priority,...

  • Blink and you'll miss them: Tax extenders, p. 4

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:30:53 GMT

    We want to review just a few more tax extenders that Congress approved for the 2014 tax year. The tax season has officially started, so it's important to keep these and the rest of the extenders in mind as you...

  • Understanding seniors and traffic accidents

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:25:45 GMT

    Motorists in Canada might benefit from understanding more about the facts pertaining to older drivers. According to the British Columbia Automobile Association, the physical and mental changes common in an advanced age may significantly increase the likelihood of being involved...

  • A bad seed indeed: There's a fine line between slayer and heir

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:53:37 GMT

    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide a case this term about the three-drug protocol used in lethal injection executions. The appellants are from Oklahoma, but Pennsylvania is not a stranger to death penalty issues. A shortage of the necessary drugs,...

  • Lawsuit describes egregious sexual harassment in fundraising office

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:33:27 GMT

    No matter what form it takes, sexual harassment is unacceptable in the workplace. The harasser may act as though the harassment is an innocent joke, or as if the harassment is somehow a compliment. In other cases, harassment can take...