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  • Fear for Afghan women's rights as troops withdraw

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:32:53 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai says the suicide bomber who plowed into her motorcade a week ago wanted to silence a voice on women's rights with a deafening blast.

  • Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:19:19 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer, fueling new speculation about the timing as protesters demand justice for Michael Brown.

  • Probe begins in fatal shooting of boy by officer

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:05:53 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings.

  • Judge to rule on 1979 missing boy case confession

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:53:44 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The suspect in one of the nation's most haunting child disappearances is poised to learn whether his confession can be used at a potential murder trial.

  • Philippine court convicts 9 Chinese of poaching

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:53:33 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court convicted nine Chinese fishermen Monday of poaching and taking hundreds of endangered giant sea turtles from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, fining each of them nearly $103,000 but imposing no jail term.

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  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.

    2014-11-21T10:55:01Z

    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

    2014-11-20T23:48:01Z

    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law

    2014-11-20T20:35:01Z

    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

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  • Probe begins in fatal shooting of boy by officer

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:05:53 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings.

  • Judge to rule on 1979 missing boy case confession

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:53:44 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The suspect in one of the nation's most haunting child disappearances is poised to learn whether his confession can be used at a potential murder trial.

  • Philippine court convicts 9 Chinese of poaching

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:53:33 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court convicted nine Chinese fishermen Monday of poaching and taking hundreds of endangered giant sea turtles from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, fining each of them nearly $103,000 but imposing no jail term.

  • Sydney mother dumps new-born in drain

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:49:30 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.

  • Sydney mom charged with attempted murder of baby

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:42:19 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.

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.

Political News

  • Fear for Afghan women's rights as troops withdraw

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:32:53 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai says the suicide bomber who plowed into her motorcade a week ago wanted to silence a voice on women's rights with a deafening blast.

  • Probe begins in fatal shooting of boy by officer

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:05:53 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings.

  • Australian leader's 'shirtfront' gets new meaning

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:05:03 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian prime minister's threat to "shirtfront" Russia's president during an international summit this month has prompted a dictionary to broaden its definition of the word beyond an Australian football term for a shoulder charge to an opponent's chest.

  • Hundred attend memorial for Indiana aid worker

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:35:47 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana aid worker beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria was praised for his humanitarian work Sunday during a memorial service attended by hundreds that included readings from the Bible and the Quran.

  • Mexico summons Uruguay's ambassador over comment

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:36:20 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico summoned Uruguay's ambassador on Sunday after the South American country's president described Mexico as a kind of "failed state" in a magazine interview.

Trending Legal News

  • How much each year is lost in Wisconsin car accidents?

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:58:26 GMT

    Just as a threshold notion, car accidents in LaCrosse and in Wisconsin can be costly. When you consider the amount of money spent on medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and even future income lost (from people who are killed...

  • Who gets the pets in a divorce?

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:08:03 GMT

    For many married couples, their pets are their children. However, when a couple divorces, determining who gets custody of companion animals can be challenging -- not to mention fraught with emotion. To further complicate things, according to one Minnesota...

  • How will Chapter 7 bankruptcy affect me?

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:40:50 GMT

    With the holiday season right around the corner, it is easy to overspend and end up in serious debt. Last week, we talked about how credit card debt can wreck havoc on your life. We discussed some ways to...

  • Transvaginal mesh subject of defective medical device claim

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:30:26 GMT

    Female incontinence continues to be a significantly large problem here in West Virginia and across the rest of the country. It is often a problem that seems to affect older women, but it can create problems for women of any...

  • What can be done if you are involved in an 18-wheeler accident?

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:25:03 GMT

    Trucking in Louisiana is big business. It also brings major accidents involving 18-wheelers and other vehicles. One out of every eight accidents that lead to death is attributable to accidents involving 18-wheelers. Injuries, both major and minor, are also...