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  • A proposed luxury resort where eagles soar stirs anger

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:13:03 GMT

    WARSAW, Va. (AP) — Twice a year, bald eagles from as far north as Canada and as far south as Florida flock by the thousands to a stretch of the Rappahannock River in Virginia for an all-you-can-eat buffet. They perch in trees atop pale cliffs rising along this river to the Chesapeake Bay and dive bomb the waters for shad, catfish, stripers and even waterfowl.

  • US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:07:55 GMT

    OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.

  • Suspect in Planned Parenthood attack makes 1st appearance

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:36:21 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man accused in the shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance and learned that he will face first-degree murder charges in the deaths of three people killed in the standoff with police.

  • Los Angeles deputy describes rescuing newborn buried alive

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:34:22 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Adam Collette knelt on the asphalt and heard the muffled cries of a baby who had been buried alive.

  • More prospective jurors questioned for Freddie Gray trial

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:32:54 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A second set of 75 prospective jurors was due to be questioned in a Baltimore court for the first trial of a city police officer stemming from Freddie Gray's death. Legal Blogs

  • Who or What Is 'The Law Guy'?


    If you were one of the lucky few who earned a passing score on this last July 2015 bar exam, you might be "the law guy" to your family and friends. Just be careful about using that term in or around New York ... The origins of "law guy"......

  • How Much Experience Is Needed to Work In-House?


    You want to work in-house. You've always wanted to work in-house. But how much experience do you need before moving in to the general counsel's office? While the traditional path is still common -- spend a few years at a firm, then transition -- many companies are starting to......

  • Are Encryption Backdoors Needed to Fight Terrorism?


    Following the recent terrorist attacks on Paris, many government officials have renewed their calls for backdoor access to encrypted communications. Terrorists, we're told, are "going dark," using simple encryption technology to conceal their communications. Government and law enforcement, we're told, need code-breaking, backdoor access to help fight off threats.......

  • Boutique Firm Becomes First to Pass Legal Tech Assessment


    Sure, attorneys aren't the biggest early adopters of new technology. You won't find many esquires who are well-versed in artificial intelligence or nano-architecture, for example. But it turns out that we're also terrible at technology basics. The Legal Tech Assessment, a program developed to test attorneys' skill at simple office......

  • So You Failed the Bar Exam. Now What?


    It happens. Despite years of hard work and dedication, every year thousands of attorneys fail to pass the bar exam. This year was particularly bad, with some of the lowest pass rates ever in many states. So, don't worry, if you failed, you're not alone -- and you can......

  • You Can Sue Air Polluters Under State Common Law, 6th Says


    The Clean Air Act might be massive, complex, and unwieldy, but it doesn't "occupy the field" of air pollution control, the Sixth Circuit reminded us in two decisions released earlier this month. As such, the Clean Air Act does not preempt state common law claims against polluters who are......

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  • Obama urges Turkey, Russia to set tension aside, focus on IS

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:55:31 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Aiming to head off a rift between major Mideast players, President Barack Obama urged Turkey and Russia on Tuesday to set aside tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and focus on the common priority of defeating the Islamic State group.

  • Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians after stabbing attempts

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:24:55 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Tuesday said it shot and killed two Palestinians who tried to carry out separate stabbing attacks in the West Bank.

  • Italian, Kosovar police detain 4 in terror plot

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:07:47 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — Authorities in Italy and Kosovo have detained four Kosovars suspected of making threats against the pope and a U.S. diplomat.

  • Climate talks get down to tough business of compromise

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:06:13 GMT

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — From deserts encroaching on African farmland to rising sea levels shrinking islands of the South Pacific, leaders of poor nations most affected by climate change are sharing their stories of global warming with leaders of some of the richest on Tuesday.

  • Syrian refugees become issue in Illinois Senate race

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:01:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator in a tough re-election race is attacking his top Democratic rival for supporting more Syrian refugees in the U.S., marking the issue's first appearance in Senate campaign advertising.