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  • Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:53:42 GMT

    LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.

  • Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:50:37 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

  • Kansas urges judge not to rule on gay marriage

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:41:41 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office told a federal judge Friday that he should not consider blocking the state from enforcing its gay-marriage ban until the state Supreme Court weighs in, while the American Civil Liberties Union argued same-sex couples suffer legal harm if the judge delays a decision.

  • Mexico judge orders immediate release of Marine

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:33:25 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

  • Nissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:26:18 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Does Your Law Firm Website Need Videos?

    2014-10-31T19:07:01Z

    I have a pet peeve: I hate it when a website has a really interesting link in a post, something that SCREAMS "Click me! CLICK ME!" like the "Exorcist" girl, and then when I do, it's a standalone video. A video. A video that I can't watch in public unless......

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  • Maine Judge Rejects In-Home Quarantine for Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox

    2014-10-31T18:45:01Z

    A judge in Maine has reversed a temporary in-home quarantine order for a nurse who treated Ebola victims in West Africa. The judge's new order, issued Friday, removes many of the restrictions initially placed on the nurse's movement. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere had issued a temporary order Thursday, requiring nurse......

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  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1, Episode 6

    2014-10-31T16:40:01Z

    Last week, "HTGAWM" taught us all about jury selection, jury tampering, and jury nullification. This week, we left the juries behind to get a crash course in appellate litigation and what Wait List Wes looks like just after he's showered. So, you know, the important things. (As always: Spoiler alert!)......

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  • Manuel Noriega Loses 'Call of Duty' Publicity Suit Against Activision

    2014-10-31T16:31:01Z

    Wait, Manuel Noriega is in court and he's the plaintiff? It's more likely than you think. Apparently following on the heels of Lindsay Lohan, Noriega -- yes, the same one who was the military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989 -- sued Activision, maker of the game "Call of......

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  • What Can GCs Learn from the EEOC's Live Twitter Chat?

    2014-10-31T16:24:01Z

    Earlier this week, as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the EEOC held a "live Twitter chat" where members of the public could ask questions about disabilities and employment that would be answered on Twitter by EEOC Chair Jenny Yang and Commissioner Chai Feldblum. So what did we learn......

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Criminal Law News

  • Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:50:37 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

  • Halloween saved in town after fugitive's capture

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:50:30 GMT

    MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — State police gave out candy to children trick-or-treating Friday in a community that had been under siege for nearly seven weeks until a man suspected of killing a state trooper was captured.

  • Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed near Mexico City

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:42:18 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts of the Mexican capital were released hours later after a ransom was paid, authorities said Friday.

  • 2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:09:46 GMT

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.

  • Jury rules for ex-university official in lawsuit

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:00:51 GMT

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania is not guilty of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted students, a jury ruled Friday.

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.

Political News

  • Orange fever reigns over drizzly Giants' parade

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:54:18 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the World Series champions.

  • Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:53:42 GMT

    LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.

  • Don't forget to set your clocks back

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:52:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:52:03 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.

  • Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:50:37 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

Trending Legal News

  • On the best interests of the child

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:50:25 GMT

    California law holds the best interests of the child or children to be paramount in any decisions involving custody or divorce. Although that may seem to be a subjective standard, there are certain well-tested guidelines and indicators that the court...

  • Failure to diagnose cancer affects Massachusetts residents

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:20:14 GMT

    Thousands of Massachusetts residents suffer from the effects of cancer every year. Improperly diagnosed cancer presents a very troubling situation for patients and their families. A misdiagnose may cause a lot of suffering and ultimately result in death from a...

  • Safety measures can prevent injuries, death from falls at work

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:11:03 GMT

    A suspension scaffold refers to one or multiple platforms that are secured from an overhead structure, and safety administrations have precautions in place due to the risk of falling workers face when using scaffolding equipment. This is intended to protect...

  • Statistics on accidents involving large trucks

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:11:00 GMT

    West Virginia drivers might be interested to know that, in 2012, the number of people around the country killed in accidents involving large trucks rose 4 percent from the previous year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Altogether,...

  • Woman killed in Jackson Township crash

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:10:50 GMT

    According to law enforcement authorities, a 74-year-old Myerstown woman lost her life as a result of a two-vehicle collision on Oct. 24 in Jackson Township. The accident allegedly occurred around 10:30 am according to Pennsylvania state police. Reports indicate that...