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  • Turkish opposition candidate shot in knee while campaigning

    Tue, 26 May 2015 08:58:09 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says an opposition party candidate has been hospitalized after being shot in the knee while campaigning for Turkey's general elections on June 7.

  • Modi vows cleaner India, but no clear path to get there

    Tue, 26 May 2015 08:41:04 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Four months after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi stunned Indians by picking up a crude straw broom and, holding it like a dance partner, gently sweeping at a small pile of green leaves on a New Delhi street.

  • Iran begins trial of detained Washington Post reporter

    Tue, 26 May 2015 08:19:55 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for the Washington Post detained in Iran for more than 10 months began Tuesday in a court used to hear security cases, the official IRNA news agency reported.

  • 12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:37:34 GMT

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams are set to resume looking for the 12 members of two families who authorities say are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream.

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Ways to Get Professional Development On Your Own

    2015-05-22T19:10:26Z

    Keeping abreast of legal developments, picking up some management skills, learning about new legal tech or marketing strategies -- these are just some of the benefits of making sure you have continuous professional development. After all, in an industry that evolves every time a new case is decided, lawyers......

  • Another Day, Another Data Breach: More Lessons for Lawyers

    2015-05-22T17:55:31Z

    Up to 1.1 million customers may have had their data stolen when CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan, was hacked on Wednesday. According to the company, the hackers gained access to information such as names, birthdays and emails, but not private medical or financial information. The incident......

  • Did RGB Just Let Us Know How the Court Will Decide Gay Marriage?

    2015-05-22T17:02:13Z

    Voters in Ireland go to the polls today to vote on whether the Emerald Isle will legalize gay marriage. If the vote is successful, Ireland will be the first country to adopt marriage equality by popular referendum. Meanwhile, gay marriage fans and foes alike in the United States are......

  • No More Personal, Religious Exemptions to State Vaccine Law?

    2015-05-21T22:08:38Z

    California may soon be getting rid of the religious and personal exemptions that let parents opt out of vaccinating their children before enrolling them in school, daycares or nurseries. A new bill imposing more robust child vaccination requirements has been approved by the state Senate and is well on......

  • Court Suspends Lawyer Who Repeatedly Defaulted in Appeals

    2015-05-21T18:55:59Z

    Nothing can keep a lawyer up at night like the fear of missing a deadline or failing to file a required document. Not only do such errors do a disservice to the client, they can make the attorney look like a fool. Well, apparently not every lawyer has those......

  • Enough With In-House: Tips for Moving Back to Firm Life

    2015-05-21T21:46:35Z

    Maybe you miss the pay of a high performing firm, or you long to return to litigation. Perhaps you've just realized that the General Counsel isn't going to die and leave you the top spot anytime soon. Whatever the reason, you want to go back to firm life. The......

Criminal Law News

  • Police: Several Kenyan officers killed in ambush

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:11:39 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Several Kenyan police officers were killed in an attack Monday night by suspected Somali militants in the northeastern Garissa county, where 148 students were massacred last month, police said Tuesday.

  • By The Numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial so far

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:28:25 GMT

    A by-the-numbers look at the first month in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:

  • Australia to pass law to strip citizenship for terror crimes

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:27:26 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said Tuesday.

  • Mental health will take focus in theater shooting trial

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:27:09 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting are steadily moving toward the heart of their case: the testimony of two court-appointed doctors expected to say James Holmes was sane when he opened fire on a packed midnight showing of a Batman movie.

  • UN officials didn't follow up on sex abuse claims for months

    Tue, 26 May 2015 05:56:38 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they assumed French authorities were handling it, statements marked "strictly confidential" show, even as France pressed the U.N. for more information about the case.

Supreme Court News

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

Political News

  • Turkish opposition candidate shot in knee while campaigning

    Tue, 26 May 2015 08:58:09 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says an opposition party candidate has been hospitalized after being shot in the knee while campaigning for Turkey's general elections on June 7.

  • Modi vows cleaner India, but no clear path to get there

    Tue, 26 May 2015 08:41:04 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Four months after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi stunned Indians by picking up a crude straw broom and, holding it like a dance partner, gently sweeping at a small pile of green leaves on a New Delhi street.

  • China's army plays down South China Sea island-building

    Tue, 26 May 2015 08:11:12 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflaming tensions in the region.

  • 12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:37:34 GMT

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams are set to resume looking for the 12 members of two families who authorities say are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream.

  • Report: Israeli leader offers talks over settlement blocs

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:31:51 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli newspaper says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to renew peace talks with the Palestinians.