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  • Court appearance for Memphis police shooting suspect

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:53:54 GMT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-convict charged with fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal on a Memphis street has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, the same day a memorial service is set for the slain officer.

  • Courthouse shooting suspect remains jailed; bail at $300,000

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:50:19 GMT

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a defendant outside a Mississippi courthouse remained jailed early Wednesday, a day after his bail was set at $300,000.

  • Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:31:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why.

  • Zimbabwean trial of guide in Cecil killing is postponed

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:08:21 GMT

    HWANGE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A professional hunter who helped an American kill a popular lion named Cecil in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Wednesday that the case against him is "frivolous."

  • Official: Courthouse shooting suspect faced assault charge

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:34:55 GMT

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor said he plans to further examine an earlier felony arrest of the man accused in a Mississippi courthouse shooting.

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  • General Motors OnStar Bug Allows Hackers to Take Over Car

    2015-08-04T21:59:09Z

    Let's call this new hack Christine. In 1983, Steven King released a novel of the same name, describing a vintage Plymouth Fury possessed by supernatural, murderous powers. The movie followed soon after. Three decades later and a vulnerability in General Motors' OnStar system allowed very non-supernatural hackers to take over......

  • Trailblazing Women Lawyers and Female Friendly Law Firms Honored

    2015-08-04T21:57:17Z

    It's a good time to be a woman in the legal profession. That is, at least when it comes to awards and accolades, if not equity-partnerships. Five female legal trailblazers were honored last Sunday with the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards. That ceremony came just a week......

  • Docs v. Glocks Law Can Go Into Effect as 11th Lifts Injunction

    2015-08-04T15:59:04Z

    A Florida law that prevents doctors from asking patients about guns in their home will soon go into effect, the Associated Press reports. The Eleventh Circuit vacated an injunction against the law last week, allowing the so-called "Docs v. Glocks" law to go ahead. The Florida legislation, officially titled the......

  • It's CLE: Singing Lawyers Mix Legal Ethics and Monty Python

    2015-08-04T17:24:21Z

    Legal ethics and musical theater, a match made in heaven? Well, not exactly, but at least one troupe of lawyers is looking to make legal ethics CLE programs a little less monotonous and a lot more entertaining by taking a note from Broadway. A group of Texas lawyers calling themselves......

  • How to Get Ahead: Career Advancement for In-House Counsel

    2015-08-04T15:33:53Z

    If you ask typical young lawyers how they envision their career path, you'll likely hear a pretty uniform response. Join a big firm, perhaps after clerking. After a few years as an associate, become a junior partner. Divorce. Work your way to senior partner and wonder where your life went.......

  • Court Grants Time Out in NCAA Rule Changes, Athlete Payments

    2015-08-03T21:59:24Z

    The NCAA was given a brief reprieve from implementing payments to former college athletes after the Ninth Circuit granted them a stay last Friday. Without the stay, the association would have been required to start making payments to college football and basketball players for the use of their names, images,......

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  • Massachusetts police reach out to drug dealers on Facebook

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:59:41 GMT

    CHARLTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in a Massachusetts town are reaching out to drug dealers who want to eliminate their competition.

  • Man charged with stealing power tools from parked cars

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:33:48 GMT

    LEWES, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police have arrested a man they say stole power tools from cars parked at home improvement stores and tried to sell them at construction sites.

  • Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:31:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why.

  • Romania court rejects appeal by Lukoil manager in fraud case

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:11:06 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the general manager and six executives of a subsidiary of Russian oil company Lukoil who have been indicted on tax evasion and money laundering charges.

  • Top Pakistan court allows military trials in terrorism cases

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:34:04 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to allow military trials for terror suspects — the latest in the government's intensified campaign against terrorism in the wake of last year's Taliban attack on a school that killed nearly 150 people, almost all of them children.

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  • Today in History

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:47 GMT

    Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 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.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Political News

  • 8 cities cited in data program from ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:52:37 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jackson, Mississippi, and Mesa, Arizona, aim to make troves of data about city operations available online for the first time. Tulsa, Oklahoma, plans to make its data releases more useful for the public. Seattle wants to use contract data to help ensure vendors deliver on their promises.

  • Obama: Iran vote most important foreign issue since Iraq war

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:52:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is depicting a looming congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal as the nation's most consequential foreign policy debate since the authorization of the Iraq war, a now unpopular decision that still reverberates through American politics.

  • Fall in unemployment rate gives heart to Portugal government

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:45:38 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's center-right government has received some good news as it aims for re-election in two months' time: the country's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in four years.

  • RNC chairman says Biden more 'likable' than Clinton

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:36:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says that Vice President Joe Biden is more "likable" than Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

  • Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:31:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why.