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  • Former chief of Bolivia police jailed in drug probe

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:56:01 GMT

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A judge has ordered jail for the retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents.

  • South African Airways refunds customers after bungle

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:41:23 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It looked like a steal: $72 for a round-trip business class ticket on South African Airways between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.

  • India says it will act against BBC for airing banned film

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:14:58 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's home minister said Thursday that the government would act against the British Broadcasting Corporation after it ignored a court order and aired a documentary about a fatal gang rape in which one of the attackers blames the victim.

  • APNewsBreak: Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:13:16 GMT

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

  • Source: Obama counsel not aware of Clinton's email practice

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:53:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House counsel's office was not aware at the time Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state that she relied solely on personal email and only found out as part of the congressional investigation into the Benghazi attack, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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  • Ala. Supreme Court Orders Halt to Same-Sex Marriages

    2015-03-04T18:55:01Z

    Just when you thought it was safe to get a same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Alabama Supreme Court -- and not just Chief Justice Roy Moore -- issued a 148-page opinion yesterday ordering some of the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The petition for......

  • 5 Resume Tips to Catch an Employer's Eye

    2015-03-04T19:22:01Z

    Your resume is the first impression you make with employers. If it doesn't grab the employer's attention, you'll never get the chance to make your case to them in an interview. CNN reports that, on average, human resource managers receive more than 75 resumes for each open position. How......

  • Why the Legal Dept. Should Be Best Friends With the IT Dept.

    2015-03-04T18:13:01Z

    If there's one department that's the thorn in the side of company employees, it's the IT department. Their answer is always "no" and they make you wait on requests for a long time. Of course, that's equally true of the legal department, too. With Sarbanes-Oxley being what it is, coupled......

  • Proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Gets Mixed Reviews

    2015-03-04T17:58:01Z

    The White House on Friday debuted its proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, which would provide additional statutory protection for sensitive consumer information like Social Security numbers and mandate that holders of such information have to provide consumers with notice about privacy and security practices. As predicated, no one......

  • Nina Pham's Lawsuit: Strange Font Choices ... and Pictures?

    2015-03-04T17:51:01Z

    As you may recall, Nina Pham, a critical care nurse from Texas, contracted Ebola in October. She's fine now, but at the time, she wasn't doing so well, in spite of public statements that her employer, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, made about her ordeal. These statements form the crux of......

  • No 11th Amendment Immunity for Community College, 2nd Cir. Says

    2015-03-03T22:24:01Z

    The Eleventh Amendment: often misunderstood, infrequently used, yet sitting there in plain sight, just after the Bill of Rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has given scant guidance over the years, but we know at the least that states can't be sued for monetary damages unless they consent (or unless another......

Criminal Law News

  • Former chief of Bolivia police jailed in drug probe

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:56:01 GMT

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A judge has ordered jail for the retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents.

  • Police: Homeless man stole beacon from atop Boston bridge

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:45:19 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Police have charged a homeless man with stealing an aircraft warning beacon from atop Boston's distinctive Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge.

  • India says it will act against BBC for airing banned film

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:14:58 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's home minister said Thursday that the government would act against the British Broadcasting Corporation after it ignored a court order and aired a documentary about a fatal gang rape in which one of the attackers blames the victim.

  • Iranian special operatives free diplomat abducted in Yemen

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:14:50 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Thursday that a team of special operatives has freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen, a rare acknowledgement by Tehran of an intel operation carried out on foreign soil.

  • Myanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:55:36 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law Thursday, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a landmark pagoda in the heart of the old capital.

Supreme Court News

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT

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  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

  • France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:40:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row was in the country illegally after serving time for a bank robbery but couldn't be deported because no country would take him, U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday.

Political News

  • Former chief of Bolivia police jailed in drug probe

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:56:01 GMT

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A judge has ordered jail for the retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents.

  • Image of Asia: Well-wishes for the US ambassador in Seoul

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:48:24 GMT

    In this photo by Lee Jin-man, South Koreans hold candles in downtown Seoul in support of U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, who was slashed on his face and wrist by an anti-U.S. protester screaming demands for uniting North and South Korea. Earlier Thursday, South Koreans shouted slogans denouncing the attack and North Korea's leaders and supporting the U.S.-South Korean alliance. Small to medium-sized demonstrations regularly occur across Seoul, and most are peaceful. But the suspect, Kim Ki-jong, 55, was known to police and activists as one of a hard-core group of protesters willing to use violence to highlight their causes. Photos from last week show Kim and other activists rallying in front of the U.S. Embassy to protest U.S.-South Korean military drills that started Monday and run through April.

  • Activists: Syrian barrel bombs kill at least 18 in Aleppo

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:43:36 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Government helicopter gunships on Thursday bombed the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens, activists said.

  • European Central Bank raises eurozone growth forecast

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:43:34 GMT

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Central Bank says it will start its bond-buying stimulus program on March 9.

  • Poland's lawmakers to go through military training

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:43:16 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Parliament speaker says that the lawmakers will be given a chance to go through military training because "turbulent times" require it.

Trending Legal News

  • Taking Louisiana misdemeanor charges seriously

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:52:43 GMT

    Louisiana law defines felonies as crimes punishable by prison time or death. The state's legal definitions of crimes are simple: all offenses not classified as felonies are misdemeanors. Misdemeanor sentences may include fines, probation and sometimes jail but not...

  • How to avoid being the victim of credit counseling scams

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:38 GMT

    Many people in New York, who are struggling with financial challenges seek assistance from credit counseling organizations. While the majority of these agencies provide helpful debt relief services, others seek only to take advantage of people. Those who fall victim...

  • Tips for preventing dog bites

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:23:10 GMT

    Over 53 million people own dogs as pets in the United States. Most dog owners likely don't think their pet will bite or maul someone. However, there are an estimated 4.7 million victims of dog bites each year. About...

  • More than 30 charged in connection with drug ring

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:41:59 GMT

    According to police, 32 individuals are facing charges in Pennsylvania in connection with a Colombian drug ring. Local officials were informed in January 2014 of a possible connection between heroin trafficking in Montgomery County and in Medellin, Colombia, by agents...

  • Man accused of jewelry theft swallows diamond ring

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:41:52 GMT

    A man in New York has been arrested for purchasing over $200,000 worth of jewelry using cloned credit cards. The 33-year-old Troy man was detained after buying a pair of diamond earrings and a Rolex watch from a store on...