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  • Ferguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart stores

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:03:29 GMT

    MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

  • Immigrants' chances tied to their state's polices

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:57:11 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:51:37 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

  • In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:07:40 GMT

    CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The standard "peacemaker" in this highland Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who wield it.

  • Indonesian, 2 Filipinos convicted in 2002 bombing

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:24:59 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted an Indonesian militant and two Filipino extremists for their role in a 2002 mall bombing that killed at least 12 people and signaled the start of the alliance of two of Southeast Asia's most violent terrorist groups.

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  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Criminal Law News

  • In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:07:40 GMT

    CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The standard "peacemaker" in this highland Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who wield it.

  • Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:58:57 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.

  • Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:05:28 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

  • US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:55:24 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal.

  • Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:19:15 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Pope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:48:40 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis is visiting Turkey at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border.

  • Violence in China continued despite crackdown

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:42:42 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say in a six-month report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang that they busted 115 terrorist gangs before they could unleash violence. But tallies of death tolls in the ethnically tense region suggest the violence has continued, and may even have intensified.

  • Oil plunge a panacea for crude-reliant Asia

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:11:17 GMT

    A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses.

  • Immigrants' chances tied to their state's polices

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:57:11 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.

  • Australia out of step with new climate momentum

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:35:49 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action.

Trending Legal News

  • Car accident kills 1, sends 2 to hospital

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:32:41 GMT

    A recent early morning wreck that occurred on Interstate 95 in Delaware County killed one woman and sent two more to the hospital. It also snarled traffic for hours. The wreck occurred by Mile Marker 6 near the interchange...

  • Sudden death of 14-year-old caused by teen driving illegally?

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:08:40 GMT

    One of the hallmarks of turning 15 is the ability to get a learner's permit for driving. In Louisiana, new drivers who only have such a permit must follow certain rules in order to be on the roads. A 15-year-old...

  • RRSPs and Child Support

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:48:53 GMT

    Courts are generally protective of RRSP income since, ideally, that money is collected and preserved exclusively to provide for retirement. There are particular incentives, tax and otherwise, built into the RRSP regime to encourage Canadians to save this way. As...

  • Retaining control throughout estate planning

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:51:31 GMT

    For many in Pennsylvania, a significant concern surrounding various estate plan options is a perceived loss of control. No one wants to relinquish control of the assets and wealth that they have worked so hard to accumulate, even as they...

  • 10 Ways for Seniors to Protect Themselves From Fraud - South Florida Senior and Retirement Financial Abuse and Exploitation Attorney

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:59:42 GMT

    10 Ways for Seniors to Protect Themselves From Fraud - South Florida Senior and Retirement Financial Abuse and Exploitation Attorney: Know who you're dealing with. Try to find a seller's physical address (not a P.O. Box) and phone number. With...