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  • In Iowa Christie bemoans 'vacuum of leadership'

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:27:57 GMT

    CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie presented himself in sharp contrast to President Barack Obama in a fiery speech that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch.

  • Tunisians in historic vote spurred by Arab Spring

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:22:38 GMT

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians expressed tentative hope for the future as they lined up early Sunday to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that kicked off the Arab Spring.

  • Afghan mullah jailed for 20 years for rape

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:22:28 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court has sentenced a mullah to 20 years in prison after finding the religious teacher guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl.

  • NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:51:49 GMT

    CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, criticized President Barack Obama in a fiery speech Saturday night that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch.

  • 2 arrested in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:21:53 GMT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members were arrested in the killing of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl who was hit by stray gunfire while playing outside her apartment, police said Saturday.

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:44:19 GMT

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.

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  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing

    2014-10-24T15:57:01Z

    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog

    2014-10-24T17:44:01Z

    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL

    2014-10-24T15:45:01Z

    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court

    2014-10-24T15:32:01Z

    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on their next step

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:55:42 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — The organizers of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests canceled a Sunday vote on what the next step should be in their monthlong street occupation, saying they hadn't properly consulted with the public before calling the referendum.

  • In Iowa Christie bemoans 'vacuum of leadership'

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:27:57 GMT

    CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie presented himself in sharp contrast to President Barack Obama in a fiery speech that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch.

  • Tunisians in historic vote spurred by Arab Spring

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:22:38 GMT

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians expressed tentative hope for the future as they lined up early Sunday to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that kicked off the Arab Spring.

  • Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:01:21 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

  • Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on next step

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:58:50 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Organizers of Hong Kong's democracy protests say they're canceling a Sunday vote on the next step in their monthlong street occupation.

  • Found remains of WWII vet to be buried in Oakland

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:45:47 GMT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A World War II airman whose remains were found more than 60 years after he was shot down over Germany will finally be laid to rest.

Trending Legal News

  • Texas Lottery puts the FU in Fun 5's Scratch Game

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:53:21 GMT

    The Texas Lottery should honor the face value of the Fun 5's scratch tickets, nevertheless, it refuses to acknowledge that these tickets are valid winning tickets based on its illogical interpretation of the plain meaning of the sentence of instruction,...

  • Out on an offshore limb: Swiss banks and nonprosecution agreements

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:39:17 GMT

    The travails of Swiss banks and bankers as they try to respond to the ongoing U.S. crackdown on Americans’ offshore accounts remain an unavoidable topic in this blog. Last week, in our October 15 post, we discussed the trial of...

  • Another wrongful conviction cleared up after almost 3 decades

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:26:13 GMT

    Wrongful conviction has long been a trope used in movies. The innocent man, sent to a prison for a crime he didn’t commit, must clear his name by bringing the real culprit to justice or must make a daring prison...

  • Think medical malpractice insurance covers everything? Not so

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:22:44 GMT

    Medical malpractice insurance usually isn't a one size fits all policy. Various procedures and surgeries must be covered on their own medical malpractice insurance policy. Unfortunately, if surgical errors occur and a patient is injured, it may be difficult to...

  • I'm receiving workers' compensation, can I sue my employer?

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:16:16 GMT

    Emotions can run high following a serious workplace accident, and worsening financial stability is an unfortunate repercussion that many injured Illinois employees suffer through. Fortunately, Illinois employers must carry workers' compensation insurance. If a benefits claim is denied, however, some...