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  • Ex-wife of Argentine prosecutor says he was killed

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:58:51 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The former wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina said Thursday a team of experts she hired concluded that her former husband was killed and his body moved to the bathroom where he was found dead.

  • Experts: Ferguson must move quickly to rebuild public trust

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:44:05 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The federal government's withering report on the Ferguson Police Department issued a stern mandate to city leaders: Reform your law-enforcement practices and rebuild relations with the black community.

  • Bolivia minister: Ex-police chief protected traffickers

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:43:10 GMT

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's interior minister said Thursday that a retired police general jailed for allegedly enriching himself from the illegal cocaine trade had offered protection to foreign traffickers while in the job.

  • GOP lawmaker in California launches bid for US Senate

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:38:16 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A two-term Republican legislator who has sought to broaden the appeal of the party with Hispanics launched an uphill campaign Thursday to become the next U.S. senator from California, a state that hasn't sent a GOP senator to Washington since the 1980s.

  • Defense asks judge to move running-death trial

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:35:36 GMT

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — The defense is making a last-minute attempt to relocate the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman accused of making her granddaughter run until she died.

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  • How to Market Your Divorce Practice to Potential Clients

    2015-03-05T18:39:01Z

    Lawyers can always count on divorce as a steady business, along with wills and taxes. That means divorce, with all its attendant family law implications, could be a place where you direct your marketing focus. It's hard to market divorce, though. No one wants to come out and say, "Gee,......

  • 9th Cir. Won't Enjoin Sunnyvale, Calif.'s Gun-Control Ordinance

    2015-03-04T23:21:01Z

    By now, we know that states and local governments can't unduly burden an individual's right to own a gun. That hasn't stopped governments from coming up with other ways to enact meaningful gun regulations, though. In addition to making bullets more expensive, cities and states have enacted laws limiting the......

  • Ala. Supreme Court Orders Halt to Same-Sex Marriages

    2015-03-04T18:55:01Z

    Just when you thought it was safe to get a same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Alabama Supreme Court -- and not just Chief Justice Roy Moore -- issued a 148-page opinion yesterday ordering some of the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The petition for......

  • DOJ Releases Reports on Ferguson PD, Michael Brown Shooting

    2015-03-04T21:53:01Z

    The Department of Justice issued two reports Wednesday: one finding that police in Ferguson, Missouri, engaged in a pattern of conduct that routinely violated residents' civil rights, and another detailing the fatal police shooting of Ferguson resident Michael Brown. Citing the results of the Michael Brown investigation, the DOJ......

  • King v. Burwell Oral Arguments: 'Such,' Coercion, and Kagan's Clerks

    2015-03-04T20:07:01Z

    Cases of statutory interpretation are rarely as sexy as those involving constitutional issues. But King v. Burwell is among the most important cases of this term, and the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today. If the justices agree with the petitioners, then one of the three legs of the Affordable......

  • 5 Resume Tips to Catch an Employer's Eye

    2015-03-04T19:22:01Z

    Your resume is the first impression you make with employers. If it doesn't grab the employer's attention, you'll never get the chance to make your case to them in an interview. CNN reports that, on average, human resource managers receive more than 75 resumes for each open position. How......

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  • Ex-wife of Argentine prosecutor says he was killed

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:58:51 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The former wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina said Thursday a team of experts she hired concluded that her former husband was killed and his body moved to the bathroom where he was found dead.

  • Bolivia minister: Ex-police chief protected traffickers

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:43:10 GMT

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's interior minister said Thursday that a retired police general jailed for allegedly enriching himself from the illegal cocaine trade had offered protection to foreign traffickers while in the job.

  • Second man charged in deadly LA street race

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:35:45 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who allegedly helped organize an illegal Los Angeles street race that killed two spectators has been charged with two counts of murder.

  • Key facts and questions about the Jodi Arias murder case

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:05:36 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty on Thursday after a jury for a second time couldn't decide on her punishment. It was the latest court development in a legal saga that has dragged on for nearly seven years and had no shortage of eye-catching moments.

  • Myanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:02:38 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law on Thursday, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a well-known pagoda in the heart of the old capital.

Supreme Court News

  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:29:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular, seeing how he behaves.

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT

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  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

Political News

  • Ex-wife of Argentine prosecutor says he was killed

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:58:51 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The former wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina said Thursday a team of experts she hired concluded that her former husband was killed and his body moved to the bathroom where he was found dead.

  • FDA study finds little evidence of antibiotics in milk

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:46:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.

  • Experts: Ferguson must move quickly to rebuild public trust

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:44:05 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The federal government's withering report on the Ferguson Police Department issued a stern mandate to city leaders: Reform your law-enforcement practices and rebuild relations with the black community.

  • Bolivia minister: Ex-police chief protected traffickers

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:43:10 GMT

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's interior minister said Thursday that a retired police general jailed for allegedly enriching himself from the illegal cocaine trade had offered protection to foreign traffickers while in the job.

  • GOP lawmaker in California launches bid for US Senate

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:38:16 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A two-term Republican legislator who has sought to broaden the appeal of the party with Hispanics launched an uphill campaign Thursday to become the next U.S. senator from California, a state that hasn't sent a GOP senator to Washington since the 1980s.

Trending Legal News

  • Taking Louisiana misdemeanor charges seriously

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:52:43 GMT

    Louisiana law defines felonies as crimes punishable by prison time or death. The state's legal definitions of crimes are simple: all offenses not classified as felonies are misdemeanors. Misdemeanor sentences may include fines, probation and sometimes jail but not...

  • How to avoid being the victim of credit counseling scams

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:38 GMT

    Many people in New York, who are struggling with financial challenges seek assistance from credit counseling organizations. While the majority of these agencies provide helpful debt relief services, others seek only to take advantage of people. Those who fall victim...

  • Tips for preventing dog bites

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:23:10 GMT

    Over 53 million people own dogs as pets in the United States. Most dog owners likely don't think their pet will bite or maul someone. However, there are an estimated 4.7 million victims of dog bites each year. About...

  • More than 30 charged in connection with drug ring

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:41:59 GMT

    According to police, 32 individuals are facing charges in Pennsylvania in connection with a Colombian drug ring. Local officials were informed in January 2014 of a possible connection between heroin trafficking in Montgomery County and in Medellin, Colombia, by agents...

  • Man accused of jewelry theft swallows diamond ring

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:41:52 GMT

    A man in New York has been arrested for purchasing over $200,000 worth of jewelry using cloned credit cards. The 33-year-old Troy man was detained after buying a pair of diamond earrings and a Rolex watch from a store on...