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  • Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested for fatal LA hit-and-run

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:57:32 GMT

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:43:57 GMT

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

  • Myanmar opens deep sea port for Chinese oil pipeline

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:42:57 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar has officially opened a deep sea port off its western coast, part of a $2.45 billion port and pipeline project that will carry crude oil from the Middle East to China.

  • UN court upholds 2 Bosnian Serbs' genocide convictions

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:31:05 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Friday upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the first final judgment for genocide by the United Nations court.

  • Police: Teen who demanded airtime on Dutch TV acted alone

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:07:22 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old student carrying a fake pistol who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster and demanded airtime has told detectives he was acting alone and had no links to any terror organization, police said Friday. Legal Blogs

  • 5 Traits to Look For in a Great Legal Assistant


    What should you look for in a paralegal or legal assistant? We don't mean "what should you put in the job application." That's easy: Writing skills, attention to detail, flexible schedule, and so on. We're talking about personality traits that an ideal paralegal possesses, things that are essential to him......

  • Meet Ted Wells, Lawyer-Turned-NFL 'Deflategate' Investigator


    Who is Ted Wells Jr., and why are blogging about him?By now, you've either never heard of "Deflategate" or you're sick of hearing about it. Here's the short, short version: In the AFC championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots on January 18, it was discovered......

  • SEC OKs Share Registration for Calif. Marijuana Company


    Every startup needs a lawyer, but startups are already shaky value propositions if you think you're going to burst onto the GC stage, or advance your extant career by working for a company that develops an app to check the temperature of your bath water. (It's even worse when you......

  • FTC's 'Internet of Things' Report States the Obvious


    The Internet of Things -- all those gizmos that connect to the Internet, like your refrigerator, your thermostat, and that device that tells you how many eggs you have in the fridge -- is what our future looks like. It's also, as we've chronicled before, a huge security risk. Thankfully,......

  • Calif. State Judges Can't Belong to the Boy Scouts Anymore


    Ah, the Boy Scouts. They teach you how to use knives, camp in the woods, and make things out of other things. The Boy Scouts have been under fire in recent years, though. Turns out they're a Christian organization that, until 2012, refused to admit openly gay Scouts, and still......

  • EEOC Wins 'Mark of the Beast' Religious Discrimination Suit


    Here's what's not interesting about this case brought by the EEOC: An employee was forced to retire because of his religious beliefs. A West Virginia jury found in favor of the employee, Beverly R. Butcher Jr., and awarded him $150,000. Here's what is interesting about this case: Butcher's employer, Consol......

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  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

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  • Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested for fatal LA hit-and-run

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:57:32 GMT

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles.

  • Germany: talk of trimming Greek debt 'divorced from reality'

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:52:44 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Germany has rejected's any suggestion that Greece should be forgiven part or all of the debt it owes to international lenders.

  • Italy tries anew to elect president amid political wrangling

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:47:16 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers failed on Friday for a second time to come even close to a consensus to electing the country's new president, a contest which could complicate Premier Matteo Renzi's pursuit of government reforms.

  • Eurozone official in Athens to meet new government

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:45:09 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A top eurozone financial official is in Athens for talks with Greece's new left wing government after it promised to renege on key commitments required in exchange for a 240 billion euro ($270 billion) rescue package.

  • Ahead of election, Israel issues West Bank building tenders

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:39:27 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settlement watchdog group said Friday that the government has issued hundreds of tenders for housing units in the West Bank, an area the Palestinians demand for their future state, a move that comes several weeks before Israel's national election.

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  • Garlock Sealing Technologies seeks to right asbestos exposure

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:45:36 GMT

    It is not entirely uncommon for companies that exposed Ohio workers or consumers to asbestos to ultimately need to file for bankruptcy. The reason behind that common move is fairly straight forward, as asbestos exposure can cause catastrophic injuries that...

  • Strong, unique trademarks are better protected from infringement

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:27:55 GMT

    There are few things that can be as fun, exciting and creative for company executives as creating a business trademark, whether starting a new business or modernizing the look of an established company. Trademarks are arguably the most identifying feature...

  • Premises liability claims can stem from unsafe rentals

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:04:37 GMT

    According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, over 43 million households are occupied by renters. The bulk of these renters live in the urban meccas of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Phoenix. With all these...

  • Porsche auto defects may affect West Virginians

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:03:26 GMT

    One of the most important factors people often consider when buying a new car is the vehicle's safety record. Unfortunately, manufacturers sometimes make mistakes that result in dangerous auto defects -- defects that are potentially fatal. Some consumers in West...

  • Felony consequences for people with repeat DUI convictions

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:44:30 GMT

    The consequences for drunk driving can be severe for any conviction, whether it’s a driver’s first DUI or if he or she has had prior convictions. These consequences have the potential to affect a person for many years, and a...