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  • Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:05:08 GMT

    Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to recreational marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide.

  • Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:03:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.

  • Investigators detain 4 more in Moscow plane crash

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:42:03 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil company Total and three crew members.

  • Denver teens' travel stirs terror appeal concerns

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:34:40 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about the use of social media by terror groups to recruit people inside the United States, experts said Wednesday.

  • HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:18:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year.

  • 3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:16:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.

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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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  • Wash. Sup. Ct. Hears Arguments in Backpage Escort Service Ad Case

    2014-10-22T20:31:01Z

    Washington's Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case styled J.S. v. Village Voice Media, but known better as the "Backpage" case. Backpage.com is a website, owned by Village Voice Media, that allows people to contract with "escort" services for -- well, the things that you would do with......

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  • Viral Legend 'Marlins Man' Is a Lawyer Obsessed With Live Sports

    2014-10-22T19:33:01Z

    A couple of weeks ago, I was watching my dear Kansas City Royals run through yet another team in the playoffs (we won't talk about last night) when I noticed a curious sight: Amidst a sea of blue paraphernalia, there was a lone man in neon Florida Marlins orange. And......

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  • Tesco chairman resigns after accounting scandal

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:11:35 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation Thursday amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its projected profits.

  • Tesco chair resigns after accounting scandal

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:25:26 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, has resigned amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its profits.

  • Denver teens' travel stirs terror appeal concerns

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:34:40 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about the use of social media by terror groups to recruit people inside the United States, experts said Wednesday.

  • Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:04:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man is in custody after he climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.

  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:30:02 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

  • PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:46:48 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal.

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

  • China, Iran defense officials pledge closer ties

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:15:40 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's defense minister met Thursday with Iran's navy commander in the latest sign of warming ties between their two militaries following their first joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf last month.

  • House Dem campaign arm spends almost $2M daily

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:08:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats' campaign arm spent nearly $1.8 million a day on average during the first half of this month.

  • Noteworthy ballot measures in upcoming election

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:06:40 GMT

    More than 140 ballot measures will be decided by voters in 42 states in the Nov. 4 general election. Among the noteworthy subjects being addressed:

  • Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:05:08 GMT

    Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to recreational marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide.

  • Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:03:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.

  • Cyprus president hospitalized in Brussels

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:16:03 GMT

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot official says the president of Cyprus has been admitted to a hospital in Brussels after a prolonged nosebleed that doctors said was caused by hypertension.

Trending Legal News

  • Arizona couples divorce prospect may be a 1-way agreement

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:43:48 GMT

    Marriages are meant to be forever, but we all know that is not always the case. In today's world, getting a divorce is almost as common as getting married. However, in many divorces, the two people involved don't suddenly...

  • State takes on pharmaceutical giant over OxyContin abuse

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:38:31 GMT

    Prescription drug addiction is a major problem in many states, including Ohio, but few states have fallen victim to the epidemic like Kentucky has. Kentucky officials say addiction to the prescription pain killer OxyContin, in particular, has claimed countless lives...

  • National and state motorcycle accident statistics

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:51:05 GMT

    Across the U.S., 93,000 motorcyclists suffered injuries and 4,957 motorcyclists died in traffic collisions in 2012, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The number of injuries was 15 percent higher than in 2011, and the death...

  • How does chapter 13 bankruptcy help individuals in debt?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:50:43 GMT

    Individuals who are having trouble repaying their debts, whether they live in New Jersey or some other state, have a few bankruptcy options, including filing Chapter 13. This type of bankruptcy is also known as the wage earner's plan because...

  • Defective medical devices may cause harm to patients

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:50:33 GMT

    Oklahoma patients may be interested in what happens when a medical device is defective, a risk to patient health or both. Defective medical devices are clearly in violation of Food and Drug Administration standards. The company involved in the case...