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  • The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:50:53 GMT

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  • Sentencing day for Chicago twins who turned on cartel

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:28:26 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Twin Chicago brothers reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as among the most valuable traffickers-turned-informants in recent history are set to be sentenced in a federal courthouse in their hometown amid tight security.

  • Ex-Boy Scout describes mental scars left by abuse at trial

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:18:04 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A California man suing the Boy Scouts of America over sexual abuse suffered at the hands of a volunteer Scout leader was so scarred by the incident that he once threw up outside a Taco Bell when he saw someone who looked like the man, he testified in the opening day of a civil trial.

  • Federal government failing to protect children, report says

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:52:48 GMT

    The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.

  • Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:13:50 GMT

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday.

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  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

  • Need a Fake Boyfriend or Girlfriend? This Ex-Lawyer Can Help

    2015-01-26T18:30:01Z

    From the "here's what you can do when you don't want to be a lawyer anymore" files, have you tried becoming an Internet entrepreneur? Of course you have, but you aren't as inventive as Matthew Homann. Among his many projects, Homann created a website where people can create fake profiles......

  • SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Lethal Injection Case

    2015-01-23T23:13:01Z

    Why do these things always happen on a Friday? Last week, the Supreme Court dropped the bombshell that it was reviewing the Sixth Circuit's same-sex marriage case. Today, the Court announced that it would hear the appeal of Richard Glossip and two other death row inmates in Oklahoma scheduled to......

  • Law Office Ergonomics: Monitors Can Be a Pain in the Neck

    2015-01-23T20:16:01Z

    Big, roomy computer monitors are essential for comfortable lawyering. You spend a lot of your time at your desk, and a big monitor allows you to have multiple documents open side-by-side. But monitors, like every other part of your desk, are governed by the iron-clad Law of Ergonomics. If your......

  • Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?

    2015-01-23T18:30:01Z

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

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  • Ex-Boy Scout describes mental scars left by abuse at trial

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:18:04 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A California man suing the Boy Scouts of America over sexual abuse suffered at the hands of a volunteer Scout leader was so scarred by the incident that he once threw up outside a Taco Bell when he saw someone who looked like the man, he testified in the opening day of a civil trial.

  • Federal government failing to protect children, report says

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:52:48 GMT

    The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.

  • Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:13:50 GMT

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday.

  • Record number of exonerations driven by Texas drug cases

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:58:28 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2014, and it was due in part to 33 cases in Texas in which individuals had their drug convictions dismissed after lab tests determined they never had illegal substances, a report released Tuesday shows.

  • Gunman wounds worker at Los Angeles-area mental clinic

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:27:56 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man described as paranoid shot and wounded a mental health worker Monday during a struggle at a Los Angeles-area clinic where he had sought help, but the employee was expected to survive, officials said.

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  • Aer Lingus backs takeover, needs Irish government support

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:57:19 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Aer Lingus announced Tuesday it supports a takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, putting the Irish airline with its trademark shamrock tailfins on course for foreign acquisition nine years after the national flag carrier's privatization.

  • Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:55:47 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as questions rose Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis.

  • Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:51:02 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday.

  • Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:37:11 GMT

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Holocaust survivors and world leaders are preparing to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Red Army, but Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be among those present.

  • Lawmakers to weigh NY speaker's fate following charges

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:31:38 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York's state Assembly are debating whether to call for the ouster of their longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, following federal corruption charges.

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  • Why you don't want to pass away without a will in Texas

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:52:58 GMT

    If you pass away in Texas and you do not have a will, it is known as "dying intestate". While this sometimes happens, especially when a death is unexpected, it is something you absolutely want to avoid if you...

  • What are the federal drug classifications?

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:27:13 GMT

    Federal drug classifications often differ from state drug laws; therefore, it is important for New Hampshire residents to be aware of how drugs are classified under the federal system. Indeed, if an individual is arrested for a drug crime...

  • Car accidents are more likely with fast music playing

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:24:23 GMT

    Do you like to listen to heavy metal or punk rock while you drive, rather than jazz or classical music? If so, some researchers believe that you could be more likely to get into a car accident in California....

  • Arizona man encourages officer to arrest him

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:02:55 GMT

    Being investigated for drunk driving is never a pleasant experience, regardless of whether you are guilty of the alleged offense or not. You may need to undergo several tests to determine your sobriety and blood alcohol concentration. However, even if...

  • Overexertion common cause of workplace accident

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:34:21 GMT

    While a serious or severe injury at work can occur from a virtually endless myriad of situations, there are several that stand out as some of the most common. A recent study examined workers' compensation claims from all across the...