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  • 15 jailed for life in Argentina 'dirty war' trial

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:45:08 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court has convicted and sentenced to life in prison 15 former military, police and civilian officials for abductions, torture and killings of dozens of dissidents during the country's 1976-83 dictatorship.

  • Feds: Nothing new on Tsarnaev, 3 slayings

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:36:49 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors said in a court filing Friday they don't have any new evidence that the brother of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was involved in a 2011 triple slaying and have no witness who will testify to what Tsarnaev knew about his brother and the killings.

  • Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:28:27 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A shipping company pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges from a 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.

  • Nevada puts stop to ridesharing Uber for now

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:24:54 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6.

  • Malaysian officer back to face New Zealand charges

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:01:48 GMT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Malaysian military officer was back in a New Zealand court Saturday to face sexual assault charges five months after he left the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity.

  • Navajo officials mull election amid confusion

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:53:40 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — With their presidential election less than two weeks away, Navajo Nation officials are weighing how to proceed with a race that has become increasingly embroiled in confusion amid a debate involving the tribe's language.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing

    2014-10-24T15:57:01Z

    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog

    2014-10-24T17:44:01Z

    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL

    2014-10-24T15:45:01Z

    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court

    2014-10-24T15:32:01Z

    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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Criminal Law News

  • Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:24:28 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

  • School gunman was Homecoming prince, students say

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:17:54 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

  • Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:28:27 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A shipping company pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges from a 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.

  • Official identifies gunman in high school shooting

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:16:16 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A government official has identified the shooter at a Washington state high school as student Jaylen Fryberg.

  • Official identifies gunman in high school attack

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:23 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A government official has identified the student shooter at a Washington state high school as Jaylen Fryberg.

  • Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:44:37 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Marine death is 1st in campaign against IS

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:58:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has announced the first death of a U.S. military member involved in the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

  • Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:37:38 GMT

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

  • Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:24:28 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

  • Brazil presidential rivals face off in debate

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:23:05 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's presidential candidates faced off in a heated debate Friday night just two days before their runoff election, with the focus on allegations of corruption and arguments over who could best spark a stalled economy.

  • Hong Kong protesters to vote on govt offers

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:08:11 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong democracy activists will hold a two-day referendum starting Sunday to gauge protesters' response to government proposals to end the monthlong street occupation.

  • NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:01:36 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.

Trending Legal News

  • Filing a sexual harassment lawsuit

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:18:14 GMT

    From lewd jokes and comments to unwanted physical advances and sexually explicit requests, no employee should put up with sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment can take on many forms and impacts both men and women. In some cases,...

  • Rule providing minimum wage to care givers of disabled delayed

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:49:00 GMT

    Individuals throughout the state of New Jersey rely upon Social Security Disability Insurance benefits from the Social Security Administration to help to cover basic living expenses. These benefits are often difficult to secure, and may require the assistance of a...

  • Some properties may not be susceptible to ademption

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:10:43 GMT

    Individuals who are planning their estates in British Columbia may want to be aware of what items may and may not be adeemed after their death. Generally, when a piece of property that is to be gifted to a beneficiary...

  • The aftermath of car accidents

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:10:16 GMT

    Canadian citizens may understand the implications of a serious car wreck but might not be aware of the full gravity of the situation until it is too late. On top of potential harm or death caused by a collision, an...

  • How could I have been diagnosed with something I do not have?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:20:30 GMT

    As some Florida residents already know, doctors may, despite their education and training, fail to properly diagnose a patient's illness or injury. In some cases, a doctor may not only miss the correct condition but also provide the ailing patient...