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

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:57:55 GMT

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

  • Proposed settlement requires schools to show they provide PE

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:55:04 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Thirty-seven California school districts accused in a 2013 lawsuit of skimping on state rules would have to show proof they are providing physical education during the school day under the terms of a proposed settlement.

  • US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:54:10 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A new rule that required military judges presiding over the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to relocate to the remote installation has been rescinded, the Pentagon said Friday.

  • Head injury to suspect as child could be used by defense

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:49:10 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fractured skull suffered by an infant nearly two decades ago at the hands of his father might become a factor as lawyers defend the now 19-year-old man against charges connected to the killing of a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle, his lawyer said Friday.

  • Prosecutor: Fake, rather than real bomb, irrelevant to plot

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:48:13 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors argued Friday that charges against a man accused in a plot to blow up the Wichita airport should not be thrown out, even though the explosives used in an undercover sting were fake.

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

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:57:55 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • Man gets life for killing 80-year-old who was bound, beaten

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:46:09 GMT

    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 80-year-old woman who was duct-taped to a chair, blindfolded and beaten during a robbery at her northeast Oregon home.

  • Prosecutor: Fake, rather than real bomb, irrelevant to plot

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:42:32 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say charges against a man accused of trying to blow up the Wichita airport should not be thrown out, even though the explosives used in an undercover sting were fake.

  • Mexico to replace embattled attorney general

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:36:06 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's embattled attorney general, Jesus Murillo Karam, is leaving the post to take a new cabinet-level job as head of urban and rural development.

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  • Former AIG CEO Robert Benmosche dies of cancer at 70

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:56:58 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former AIG President and CEO Robert Benmosche, who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182 billion government bailout, has died of lung cancer at age 70, the company announced Friday.

  • Obama to host new Afghan leaders at White House on March 24

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:56:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah are to visit the White House next month, and Ghani has accepted an invitation to speak to a joint meeting of Congress at a time when the Obama administration is weighing whether to slow the pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from the country.

  • US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:54:10 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A new rule that required military judges presiding over the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to relocate to the remote installation has been rescinded, the Pentagon said Friday.

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

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:52:42 GMT

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

  • Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:47:51 GMT

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches.

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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...