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  • FDIC closes Puerto Rico's Doral Bank; Banco Popular steps in

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:42:41 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has shut down Puerto Rico-based Doral Bank. Banco Popular will take over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory's fourth largest bank.

  • Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:24:00 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark. That comes as no surprise to those who work with tracking such threats, who say there is no typical terrorist.

  • Bush: Borders less secure if Congress cuts off DHS dollars

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:20:49 GMT

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was skeptical of some conservatives' efforts to block funding for the Department of Homeland Security unless President Barack Obama's immigration actions are derailed.

  • Court: Colorado crime suspects can search victims' homes

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:18:35 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — An appeals court added Colorado to the list of states that can allow criminal suspects to search victims' homes to bolster their defense, a move that raised concerns among prosecutors and victims' advocates.

  • Woman who stole, euthanized dog of man with cancer gets jail

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:15:33 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who stole her cancer-stricken neighbor's dog and paid to have it euthanized was sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail.

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success

    2015-02-27T17:35:01Z

    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?

    2015-02-27T17:19:01Z

    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield

    2015-02-27T16:53:01Z

    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

  • N.Y.'s Top Judge Calls for Grand Jury Reform

    2015-02-26T17:56:01Z

    Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......

  • 2 Law Schools to Adopt ABA's LSAT Elimination Provision

    2015-02-26T18:16:01Z

    Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT. Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the......

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'

    2015-02-26T18:07:01Z

    As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

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  • Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:46:36 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials.

  • Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:24:00 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark. That comes as no surprise to those who work with tracking such threats, who say there is no typical terrorist.

  • Woman who stole, euthanized dog of man with cancer gets jail

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:15:33 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who stole her cancer-stricken neighbor's dog and paid to have it euthanized was sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail.

  • 8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:03:02 GMT

    TYRONE, Mo. (AP) — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks, killing seven people before taking his own life.

  • Man gets 66-year term for shooting Phoenix officer, robbery

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:46:26 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 66 years in prison for shooting a Phoenix police officer and a volunteer sheriff's posse member minutes after robbing two strip-club employees of $18,000 by gunpoint.

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  • Mexico's dolphinariums come under criticism from activists

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:56:52 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental and animal-rights groups in Mexico are training their sights on the growing number of "swim with dolphins" enclosures on the nation's coasts.

  • Obama mourns passing of Nimoy: 'I loved Spock'

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:49:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that Leonard Nimoy, who made the sign for "Live long and prosper" famous around the world, achieved that goal during his 83 years on planet Earth.

  • Some California farmers to go without federal water

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:47:25 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal agency said Friday it will not release water for most Central Valley farms this year, forcing California farmers to continue to scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted.

  • Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:46:36 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials.

  • Racing might return to New England's last thoroughbred track

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:36:14 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — New England's last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track might continue to hold live races after all.

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  • What are the duties of a parenting coordinator?

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:24:24 GMT

    Sometimes British Columbia parents are unable to agree on matters regarding the custody of their children. When this happens, the court could impose a parenting coordination order on the parents, making them meet with a parenting coordinator. However, not everyone...

  • What to know about being an executor

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:34:05 GMT

    Being appointed as an executor to a love one’s will may be an honorable role, or it could be completely terrifying, depending on your temperament. Outside of that, it is helpful to know what is going to be expected of...

  • What are grandparents’ rights in North Carolina?

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:18:45 GMT

    The issue of child custody often becomes the primary struggle between couples in Charlotte divorce cases. Yet if settling on an acceptable child custody agreement between two divorcing parents can be difficult, imagine how much more so it can be...

  • Fiduciaries may be liable for breaches under federal rules

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:10:30 GMT

    Fiduciaries are individuals empowered to act or manage assets on behalf of other parties, and in Kansas and other jurisdictions, their behaviors are governed by explicit laws. Even if a fiduciary does not take an illegal action on their own,...

  • Domestic violence victims and their financial options

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:10:27 GMT

    Incidents of domestic violence often become the subject of criminal proceedings. However, many of these incidents also result in civil cases where the injured party is able to receive payment for some of the damages experienced through the dispute. While...