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  • NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:55:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on "Saturday Night Live" and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents.

  • Woman guilty of pushing husband off cliff appeals

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:47:16 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman is appealing her conviction for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him off a cliff in Glacier National Park last year.

  • Binoche explores risks, passion of war photography

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:40:51 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Juliette Binoche has long been fascinated by war photography, she says, and often wonders about the people who risk their lives to capture such photos. Who are they, and what are they like?

  • Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:37:33 GMT

    WOBULENZI, Uganda (AP) — When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and strutted awkwardly as they took turns learning how to milk a cow.

  • Cuomo's office tightly controls public records

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:28:17 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their release.

  • Pesky? Effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:18:28 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective?

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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  • NBC, Interns Agree to Settlement Over Unpaid Internships

    2014-10-23T22:31:01Z

    Back in 2013, several interns sued NBCUniversal, alleging unfair labor practices. Basically, they claimed NBC was using unpaid or underpaid interns to do the actual work that properly paid employees should be doing. The lawsuit struck in the middle of a nationwide debate about the role of the "unpaid intern."......

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  • Fox Sued Over 'Simpsons' Character; Actor Wants $250M

    2014-10-23T21:02:01Z

    You might recognize Frank Sivero from such films as "Goodfellas" and "The Godfather Part II." But what about "The Simpsons"? Sivero apparently recognized himself in a semi-recurring character on Fox's animated television series "The Simpsons." Sivero has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Fox claiming that the character Louie,......

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  • Not Registering as Sex Offender Isn't 'Moral Turpitude': 4th Cir.

    2014-10-23T16:25:01Z

    Being a sex offender is probably a crime of moral turpitude, right? What about the acting of failing to register as a sex offender? The U.S. government thought so; that's why it initiated deportation proceedings against Khalid Mohamed, a citizen of Sudan. Mohamed was convicted of sexual battery in 2010,......

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  • EA's 'Puffery' Means Partial Victory in Battlefield 4 Fraud Case

    2014-10-23T16:19:01Z

    We covered the train wreck that was the launch of Battlefield 4 by gaming company Electronic Arts last year: Despite loads of hype and a ton of pre-release awards at the E3 industry tradeshow, the game's release was an unmitigated disaster. Servers crashed, the game was plagued with glitches, online......

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Criminal Law News

  • Woman guilty of pushing husband off cliff appeals

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:47:16 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman is appealing her conviction for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him off a cliff in Glacier National Park last year.

  • Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:26:57 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.

  • Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:54:31 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

  • Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:51:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead.

  • 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.

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

  • Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:52:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ruling out a U.S. apology to North Korea to secure the release of two detained Americans.

  • Botswana votes as president seeks second term

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:41:51 GMT

    GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — People in Botswana voted Friday in schools, churches and military tents in an election in which the ruling party faces growing opposition to its decades-old dominance in the southern African nation.

  • Democrat takes on Cianci for Providence mayor

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:40:50 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The man taking on former mayor and twice-convicted felon Buddy Cianci in the race for mayor of Providence is a Harvard-educated law professor who grew up poor, the son of Guatemalan immigrants.

  • NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infected

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:31:26 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.

  • Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:26:57 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.

  • Attack on Egypt army post kills 25

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:21:27 GMT

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An attack on an army post in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula caused a large explosion and killed 25 people, according to security and medical officials, making it one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since violence spiked following the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year.

Trending Legal News

  • How do you value your business in Colorado?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:39:26 GMT

    Whether you're ready to sell your Colorado business or you just need to value it for your divorce, it's important to have the valuation done in a fair manner. You want to know how much your business is worth,...

  • Can a consumer apply for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:39:18 GMT

    As a consumer, you may be able to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, even though you aren't a small business or corporation. You may never have heard about this kind of bankruptcy as a consumer in New York, because...

  • What is product liability?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:38:53 GMT

    Product liability occurs when a manufacturer or anyone in the supply chain for a product is found liable for damages that are caused by a product. According to Cornell University's law library, plaintiffs must prove that a defect exists...

  • When can an Arizona prenuptial agreement be set aside?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:38:29 GMT

    Prenuptial agreements, as we've previously mentioned on this blog, can be indispensible tools for protecting assets in the event of divorce, particularly for wealthy couples. The key with prenuptial agreements, though, is to ensure they are set up carefully so...

  • Business litigation guidance can fuel St. Louis business growth

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:37:50 GMT

    Whether a St. Louis entrepreneur has a brand-new startup or a long-standing fixture of the business community, the desire for business growth will likely drive their daily efforts. All business owners want to see their enterprise expand, but even...