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  • Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:47:01 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.

  • In razing homes, Israel revives tough punishment

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:41:03 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In razing family homes of Palestinian attackers, Israel is reviving a draconian punishment it largely halted a decade ago as ineffective and counterproductive.

  • US judge to sentence reputed drug-lord lieutenant

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:51:53 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was to be sentenced Monday for his part in a $1 billion conspiracy to traffic narcotics to Chicago and cities.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:04:21 GMT

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

  • Church members each get $500 to do good for world

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:58:51 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

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  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.

    2014-11-21T10:55:01Z

    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

    2014-11-20T23:48:01Z

    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law

    2014-11-20T20:35:01Z

    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

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  • Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:47:01 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.

  • Murder charges added in KC shootings that killed 5

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:29:52 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of killing five people in a south Kansas City neighborhood in September now faces five first-degree murder charges.

  • US judge to sentence reputed drug-lord lieutenant

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:51:53 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was to be sentenced Monday for his part in a $1 billion conspiracy to traffic narcotics to Chicago and cities.

  • Thai editor sentenced to jail for defaming king

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:51:46 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A military court in junta-ruled Thailand sentenced a Web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail Monday for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation's king.

  • Portuguese ex-premier quizzed again in fraud case

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:48:21 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is back in court for more questioning by a judge about suspected corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Israel minister: new law could break up government

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:30:29 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's justice minister says that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists on bringing a contentious nationality law to a parliamentary vote, it could mean the end of his government and the holding of early elections.

  • China defends land reclamation in South China Sea

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:53:58 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Defying a U.S. call to halt the project, China defended its land reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, saying the work is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host a military airfield to intimidate neighbors.

  • Diplomats speak of progress, next round December

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:53:48 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — The U.S. and Iran are making last-minute progress at nuclear talks but will need to extend negotiations to next month, Western diplomats said Monday.

  • 2nd Czech government minister targeted with poison

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:28:48 GMT

    PRAGUE (AP) — An envelope mailed to the Czech Republic's finance minister contained poison, the second such case in a week, an official said Monday.

  • China holds out hope for Iran nuclear deal

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:19:41 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — Talks on Iran's nuclear program appeared likely to be extended beyond their midnight deadline Monday, but China's foreign minister said negotiators were still working on elements of a deal.

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    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:47:11 GMT

    In Georgia and all other jurisdictions, negotiating a settlement in a divorce is more difficult for a person over 50 due to several factors. There are higher stakes generally, and most importantly, it's not as easy to start fresh and...

  • Available options for avoiding deportation

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:43:10 GMT

    Your country may have become too dangerous for you to continue living in safely, which may be your reason for migrating to the U.S. Here at Ronzio & Associates, we would like to help you reach your goal of avoiding...

  • NHL player with over $18 million in earnings files for bankruptcy

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:40:58 GMT

    It can be easy to assume that sports players who sign million-dollar contracts live the easy life. Professional athletes in New York and across the country earn upward of seven and eight figures, which leads many to believe that a...

  • What is a placental abruption?

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:37:31 GMT

    Whereas childbirth once presented a number of complications that could have been disastrous to both mothers and babies in Providence, advances in obstetrics in recent years have helped to significantly lower the chances for such problems. Yet while the methods...

  • How do sobriety checkpoints work in New Jersey?

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:36:11 GMT

    Have you ever been cruising along the road and suddenly been pulled over at a designated sobriety (or DUI) checkpoint? These are designated locations that law enforcement officials use to check drivers for any indication that they are driving while...