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  • Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:48:57 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:45:25 GMT

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

  • New York prison worker: I got 'caught up' in escape plot

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:59:58 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a breakout planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one of the men and took naked photos of herself for the other.

  • Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:56:43 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two men arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion are in court on Wednesday in Zimbabwe to face poaching charges.

  • Kristen Stewart, Idris Elba in Venice Film Festival lineup

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:55:26 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — This year's Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, a war story with Idris Elba and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • How Litigation Changed Hip Hop, Sampling

    2015-07-28T19:58:35Z

    If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

  • 7 Tips for Investigating Workplace Complaints

    2015-07-28T18:58:40Z

    Litigators usually aren't natural investigators, but in-house counsel can often be called on to play that role. Whether it's responding to an allegation of harassment, accusations of discrimination, or internal whistle blowing, in-house counsel will sometimes have to play the role of Sherlock Holmes, rather than ... whoever played Sherlock's......

  • Paying and Getting Paid: Effective Lawyer Compensation Schemes

    2015-07-28T17:59:33Z

    Money isn't the only reason attorneys show up for work, but it's at least one of the main motivators. You may have joined the legal profession out of a sense of justice, but few lawyers' Atticus Finch dreams alone can pull them through another day of motion practice. That's the......

  • Adultery Gone Awry on the Internet

    2015-07-28T15:58:56Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The Ashley Madison site declares on its home page that "Life is short. Have an affair." The home page goes on to state that "Ashley Madison is the world's leading married dating service......

  • Cal Supreme Court Lets Cosby Sexual Assault Suit Move Forward

    2015-07-27T21:57:38Z

    The California Supreme Court ruled against comedian, Jello-spokesperson, and alleged serial sexual offender Bill Cosby last Wednesday. The court rejected Cosby's attempt to block a sexual battery lawsuit by Judy Huth. Huth's lawsuit alleges that the comedian molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years......

  • Don't Ignore YouTube When Marketing Your Law Firm Online

    2015-07-27T21:45:37Z

    If you're looking to stand out when marketing your firm online, consider video. More and more potential clients are turning to online video, particularly to YouTube, to learn about legal issues. The market for legal videos is huge: 20 percent of people research legal topics on YouTube. While the bad......

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  • Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:48:57 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.

  • New York prison worker: I got 'caught up' in escape plot

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:59:58 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a breakout planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one of the men and took naked photos of herself for the other.

  • Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:56:43 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two men arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion are in court on Wednesday in Zimbabwe to face poaching charges.

  • Romania seizes heroin shipment headed to Western Europe

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:32:06 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have seized 333 kilograms (733 pounds) of heroin that was headed to Western Europe.

  • Man pleads guilty over shot outside military recruiting site

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:27:38 GMT

    LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — A civilian who accidentally fired a shot from an AR-15 rifle outside an Ohio military recruiting center while trying to guard it has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

Political News

  • Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:57:36 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.

  • Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:52:25 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves."

  • House, Senate move toward passage of transportation patch

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:43:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a long-term transportation deal.

  • Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:09:45 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts.

  • Q&A: Who is the Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Omar?

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:05:41 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Here are some questions and answers about Mullah Mohammed Omar: