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  • Reputed ex-mob boss arrives for violation hearing

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:03:05 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob has arrived in court for a parole violation hearing.

  • WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in March

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:43:04 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

  • Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:41:25 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:

  • 1st arrest made through use of pumpkin riot photos

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:16:26 GMT

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Keene police have made the first arrest as a result of asking the public for photos of the violent disturbances during a family-friendly pumpkin festival last weekend.

  • Pat Robertson comment on AIDS angers Kenyans

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:10:23 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans are expressing anger and shock on social media and radio stations over comments made by popular American evangelist Pat Robertson in a recent TV broadcast in which he warned that towels in Kenya could transmit AIDS.

  • French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:47 GMT

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.

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  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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Criminal Law News

  • Officer critical but stable after hatchet attack

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:50:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.

  • 180 questioned about election fraud in Romania

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:46:42 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania say 180 people are being questioned on suspicion of election fraud in a referendum on ousting the president in 2012.

  • Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:41:25 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:

  • Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:37:33 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.

  • 1st arrest made through use of pumpkin riot photos

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:16:26 GMT

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Keene police have made the first arrest as a result of asking the public for photos of the violent disturbances during a family-friendly pumpkin festival last weekend.

  • French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:47 GMT

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Rwandan government angry at BBC over documentary

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:25:00 GMT

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The Rwandan government, members of parliament and genocide survivors have expressed their anger at the BBC over a recent documentary that suggested the country's president may have had a hand shooting down of his predecessor's plane.

  • Turkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to Kobani

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:19:57 GMT

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Turkey's president said Friday that Ankara would allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to travel to the embattled border town of Kobani in order to help Kurdish fighters there fend off an Islamic State onslaught.

  • After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:19:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.

  • Lawmaker: New case raises questions on Ebola

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:18:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new case of Ebola diagnosed in New York City has raised "even more questions about procedures in treating patients and risks to Americans," a Republican committee chairman said Friday.

  • Putin accuses US of undermining global stability

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:05:02 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The United States is destabilizing the global world order by trying to enforce its will, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday, warning that the world will face new wars if Washington fails to respect the interests of other countries.

  • Macedonia: Gay activists hurt in cafe attack

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:02:39 GMT

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Police say about 30 people wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles have attacked members of a gay rights activist group in Macedonia, wounding two of them.

Trending Legal News

  • Siemens fire alarms touted as defective product, recalled

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:37 GMT

    West Virginia residents are well aware of the fact that they need to have at least one fire alarm on each floor of their home. Fire alarms are designed to provide protection to individuals inside the home by sounding an...

  • HHS immigration law may be beneficial to illegal immigrant kids

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:14:31 GMT

    In regard to reform of immigration laws, there are some changes that are set to take place. Undocumented immigrants in Maryland will be granted more rights under recent immigration law. Reportedly, $9 million will be used to fund legal representation for...

  • What are Maryland’s child support guidelines?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:06:28 GMT

    Maryland family law courts always place their priority on children's best interest whenever couples with kids began divorce proceedings. Keeping that in mind, it is then easier to understand that any decision made by the court must first be...

  • Brain injuries in football players and military troops similar

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:03:05 GMT

    While football players and military troops might not seem to have anything in common at first glance, there is growing evidence that brain injuries suffered by both groups are somewhat similar. There are marked differences, but the similarities are...

  • Couples wait to divorce as Missouri considers same-sex marriage

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:02:51 GMT

    A Missouri woman says the opposite of same-sex marriage is not traditional marriage, it’s same-sex divorce. She is discovering that living in a state that does not recognize same-sex marriage means that ending her marriage may be impossible. Though the...