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  • HK court: Property tycoon guilty of corruption

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:53:09 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong jury found a billionaire property developer and a former top government official guilty of corruption Friday after a high profile trial.

  • US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:41:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe, lacking effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.

  • For US and Cuba, normalcy will take many steps

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:30:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor?

  • US tapped contractors to do its sneaky work in Cuba

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:23:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations — leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.

  • Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:21:54 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • The Top 10 Strategist Blog Posts of 2014

    2014-12-18T19:40:01Z

    The 10 most popular posts of 2014 on FindLaw's Strategist blog ran the gamut -- from things you could learn from Frank Underwood to a judge beating a public defender (not in a battle of wits; like, with his fists). Did your favorite post make the cut? Read on to......

  • NLRB Modifies Union Election Rules, With Dissent

    2014-12-18T19:23:01Z

    Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board has announced changes to its representation case procedures. That's just a fancy, lawyer-talkin' way of referring to union elections conducted by the NLRB at the union's or employer's request. The thrust of the new rules is to streamline......

  • BlackBerry Classic Has Arrived; We've Got Deja Vu x2

    2014-12-18T19:14:01Z

    You miss that QWERTY keyboard, don't you? You're not alone. Many of us do, which is why BlackBerry keeps releasing new keyboard-equipped models, including two entrants this quarter alone -- the Passport and the Classic. We've talked about the Passport -- behemoth phablet meets QWERTY taskmaster at a premium price......

  • The Ultimate Holiday Guide: 65 Last-Minute, Lawyerly Gift Ideas

    2014-12-18T19:01:01Z

    Did you know it's a week until Christmas? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. And the problem is that we still have outstanding gifts to buy. Not "outstanding" as in "amazing," but as in, "we haven't bought them yet." Perusing the FindLaw archives to get some gift ideas, we discovered......

  • CFPB Sues Sprint Over 'Cramming' That Cost Customers Millions

    2014-12-18T17:50:01Z

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against Sprint, alleging the company illegally billed wireless customers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges through a practice known as "cramming." The lawsuit is the third such action the government has taken to combat "cramming" charges on cellphone bills......

  • Oral Arguments in Warrantless Cell Tower Location Data Requests Case

    2014-12-17T23:08:01Z

    This is an early contender for a Supreme Court case -- assuming, of course, one of the parallel cases in a burgeoning circuit split doesn't make it onto the High Court's docket first. The facts are relatively unremarkable: Aaron Graham and Eric Jordan were convicted of robbery after prosecutors used......

Criminal Law News

  • HK court: Property tycoon guilty of corruption

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:53:09 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong jury found a billionaire property developer and a former top government official guilty of corruption Friday after a high profile trial.

  • 8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:41:55 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

  • Woman arrested in crash that killed 3 from crowd

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:38:41 GMT

    REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating what led up to a motorist driving through a red light and into nearly a dozen people as they left a church Christmas event in Southern California — leaving three women dead and several other people injured, including children.

  • US tapped contractors to do its sneaky work in Cuba

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:23:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations — leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.

  • Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:21:54 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

Political News

  • Sri Lankan opposition pledges war crime inquiry

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:55:32 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's main opposition presidential candidate says the country cannot be charged with war crimes in the International Criminal Court, but he will launch a domestic inquiry if he wins a January election.

  • US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:41:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe, lacking effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.

  • EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:39:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.

  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:36:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:33:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Trending Legal News

  • Tips for driving safelty in hazardous conditions

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:50:41 GMT

    Getting in an accident is frightening. While you may do everything you can to avoid an accident, the actions of another driver are something you can't control. You may do your best to drive calmly, cautiously, without distraction and...

  • Falls cause most deaths in construction accidents

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:20:50 GMT

    According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, falls are the leading cause of deaths on construction sites. As New York City is always in the throes of construction projects, it is vital for companies to have health and...

  • Why cruise personal injury and wrongful death claims are unique

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:18:49 GMT

    The holidays are a popular time for cruises. Couples and families anxious to get out of their snow-packed cities and enjoy island breezes flock to Florida's ports to set sail on ships adorned with Christmas trees and other holiday...

  • Take action early to fight charges for federal crimes

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:51:09 GMT

    Learning that you are facing federal charges of any type is a horrible feeling. You have to deal with knowing that your entire life might be made public. You have to deal with knowing that you are being scrutinized...

  • Teen dies in Texas accident, racing possible factor

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:23:41 GMT

    It's well established that teenage drivers are at a higher risk of having accidents. One reason for this is because they don't have much experience behind the wheel, but another is that they may be more likely to engage...