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  • Florida drops appeals in welfare drug testing case

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:57:40 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has dropped further appeals aimed at reviving a law that would require welfare benefits applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.

  • Small plane crashes in botanical garden in Virginia; 3 dead

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:49:10 GMT

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A small airplane approaching a runway in heavy fog crashed into an adjacent botanical garden, killing three people inside the plane early Wednesday.

  • Fellow inmates: Facebook killing suspect told us he did it

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:44:05 GMT

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Fellow inmates of a man accused of luring a 15-year-old girl to her death via Facebook testified Wednesday that he told them he killed her.

  • House committee to subpoena Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:43:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee investigating the terror attacks on a U.S. mission in Libya was expected as early as Wednesday to subpoena the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.

  • 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:

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  • 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......

  • 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......

  • Why the Legal Dept. Should Be Best Friends With the IT Dept.

    2015-03-04T18:13:01Z

    If there's one department that's the thorn in the side of company employees, it's the IT department. Their answer is always "no" and they make you wait on requests for a long time. Of course, that's equally true of the legal department, too. With Sarbanes-Oxley being what it is, coupled......

  • Proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Gets Mixed Reviews

    2015-03-04T17:58:01Z

    The White House on Friday debuted its proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, which would provide additional statutory protection for sensitive consumer information like Social Security numbers and mandate that holders of such information have to provide consumers with notice about privacy and security practices. As predicated, no one......

  • Nina Pham's Lawsuit: Strange Font Choices ... and Pictures?

    2015-03-04T17:51:01Z

    As you may recall, Nina Pham, a critical care nurse from Texas, contracted Ebola in October. She's fine now, but at the time, she wasn't doing so well, in spite of public statements that her employer, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, made about her ordeal. These statements form the crux of......

  • No 11th Amendment Immunity for Community College, 2nd Cir. Says

    2015-03-03T22:24:01Z

    The Eleventh Amendment: often misunderstood, infrequently used, yet sitting there in plain sight, just after the Bill of Rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has given scant guidance over the years, but we know at the least that states can't be sued for monetary damages unless they consent (or unless another......

Criminal Law News

  • Man accused of faking Facebook account for teen sex photos

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:48:38 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York man used a fake Facebook account to coerce a teenage girl into sending him nude photos and videos of herself and traveled to New Jersey to have sex in a park with another teen girl he met online, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • UK fraud office probes central bank auctions

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:46:06 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Serious Fraud Office says it is investigating Bank of England auctions in 2007 and 2008 that were designed to inject cash into the banking system during the financial crisis.

  • Fellow inmates: Facebook killing suspect told us he did it

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:44:05 GMT

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Fellow inmates of a man accused of luring a 15-year-old girl to her death via Facebook testified Wednesday that he told them he killed her.

  • Police: Maryland shootings random; evoked DC sniper memories

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:36:08 GMT

    MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday.

  • California mom charged with manslaughter in infant's death

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:32:31 GMT

    WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — The mother of an infant found dead near the Sacramento River in Northern California has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and abusing or endangering the health of a child.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:40:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row was in the country illegally after serving time for a bank robbery but couldn't be deported because no country would take him, U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday.

  • APNewsBreak: 2 nations wouldn't take man later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:25:47 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities were forced to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for bank robbery because no country would take him, two U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Political News

  • Florida drops appeals in welfare drug testing case

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:57:40 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has dropped further appeals aimed at reviving a law that would require welfare benefits applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.

  • Flu winds down as FDA aims for better vaccine next winter

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:49:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday, even the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next fall and winter.

  • House committee to subpoena Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:43:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee investigating the terror attacks on a U.S. mission in Libya was expected as early as Wednesday to subpoena the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.

  • Rep. Van Hollen says he will run for Mikulski's Senate seat

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:41 GMT

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Barbara Mikulski retires.

  • 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:

Trending Legal News

  • Amended South Carolina domestic violence bill proceeds to House

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:25:50 GMT

    Last December, we discussed a bill introduced by South Carolina State Sen. Larry Martin. The original bill stipulated that anyone convicted of a domestic violence charge could not possess a gun for a decade after his or her release...

  • Community property and divorce in Texas

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:10:53 GMT

    When two people choose to get a divorce in Texas, they must figure out how they will divide their assets. This can be particularly difficult, especially if both parties brought property into a marriage or obtained a large amount of...

  • Protecting intellectual property

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:10:23 GMT

    Investors and entrepreneurs living in California may be interested in learning more about how to avoid trademark infringement and protect their own ideas. Trademark and patent exposure may present substantial problems as the business matures and becomes more successful. Many...

  • Business audits follow downward trend

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:12:30 GMT

    Last week we wrote about how some returns are still more likely than others to be audited, even as the overall number of audits goes down. In today’s post, we will follow up on that story by taking note of...

  • Colorado head-on collision kills 1

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:10:21 GMT

    One person was killed and two more injured in a head-on collision near Penrose in Southern Colorado on Feb. 24. One of the vehicles involved in the crash ended up in flames after the collision. The Colorado State Patrol reports...