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  • Fire at home for elderly in central China kills 38 people

    Tue, 26 May 2015 10:21:39 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A fire that swept through a privately run home for the elderly in central China killed 38 people and left much of it a charred ruin, raising concerns over the safety of facilities housing the country's rapidly aging population.

  • By The Numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial so far

    Tue, 26 May 2015 10:20:59 GMT

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

  • Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

    Tue, 26 May 2015 09:38:31 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation.

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

    Tue, 26 May 2015 09:22:34 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.

  • 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.

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

  • By The Numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial so far

    Tue, 26 May 2015 10:20:59 GMT

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

  • Malaysian police find a corpse in abandoned jungle camp

    Tue, 26 May 2015 09:57:56 GMT

    BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian forensics teams exhumed a body from a shallow grave Tuesday at an abandoned camp used by human traffickers, the first of what police predicted would be more grim findings as they combed through a cluster of jungle camps on the border with Thailand.

  • Austrian police arrest 3 for smuggling people into US

    Tue, 26 May 2015 09:25:26 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police have detained three suspects for allegedly smuggling people onto flights bound for the United States or Britain.

  • Cause of death of child in swing undetermined after autopsy

    Tue, 26 May 2015 09:10:31 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Further investigation and toxicology tests are needed in the case of a Maryland child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him, authorities said.

  • 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.

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

  • Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33B deal

    Tue, 26 May 2015 10:28:16 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband operators in the U.S.

  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi is missing from global meeting on Rohingya

    Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:34 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast, with three Nobel Peace laureates among those calling on the world to wake up to the unfolding tragedy.

  • Pro-government forces retake Yemeni city

    Tue, 26 May 2015 09:52:27 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Pro-government fighters have retaken a southern Yemeni city from Shiite rebels in their first significant advance since a Saudi-led coalition began striking the rebels in late March.

  • WFP urges Syrian humanitarian pause for crop harvest

    Tue, 26 May 2015 09:34:14 GMT

    ROME (AP) — The U.N. food agency is calling for a humanitarian pause in fighting in Syria to let farmers harvest their crops and get them to market.

  • Taiwan proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions

    Tue, 26 May 2015 09:33:11 GMT

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou proposed a plan Tuesday to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbors by using landfill to expand islets to solidify its claims in the region.