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  • Anti-bailout party the favorite as Greeks cast critical vote

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:24:16 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's struggle with crippling debts, with a radical left party poised to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout.

  • Security tightened on anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:11:46 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Authorities in Egypt tightened security in Cairo and other cities Sunday in anticipation of possible protests to mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

  • Greeks go to polls in critical snap general election

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:51:50 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country's financial future, with the radical left Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras tipped as the favorite to win, although possibly without a large enough majority to form a government.

  • Protesters heckle Perry and Christie on immigration issues

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:29:30 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Protesters have heckled Republican presidential prospects Rick Perry and Chris Christie over immigration policies during a conservative political forum in Iowa.

  • Ex-CEO filmed kicking dog in elevator charged with cruelty

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:27:10 GMT

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of an arena catering business who resigned in September after video surfaced of him kicking a puppy in an elevator has been charged with animal cruelty in Canada.

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  • 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......

  • San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

    2015-01-23T17:18:01Z

    When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

  • Sheldon Silver's Arrest: Law Firm Referrals Part of Alleged Scheme

    2015-01-23T17:01:01Z

    Ah, good old (alleged) bribery. When lawyers behave badly and someone gets hurt or killed, we kind of feel bad about it. But when lawyers get arrested for bribery? No one gets hurt, and we can bask in the awesomeness. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found himself on......

  • What the Heck Is a 'Brand'? Here's What Lawyers Need to Know

    2015-01-22T21:11:01Z

    We talk all the time on FindLaw's Strategist blog about branding and how it's important to you as a lawyer. Truthfully it is -- and you can, and should, use branding to differentiate yourself from other law firms. Tossing around the word "brand" can be a little bit inside baseball,......

  • N.Y. Politician Sheldon Silver Indicted on 5 Counts of Corruption

    2015-01-22T20:25:01Z

    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on five criminal counts involving millions of dollars in alleged bribes and kickbacks. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday in federal court accuses Silver, 70, of receiving more than $6 million from two law firms since 2002 through various schemes, reports the......

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  • Today in History

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:00:33 GMT

    Today is Sunday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2015. There are 340 days left in the year.

  • Father of Japanese hostage reported killed still hopeful

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:58:27 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly shown in a video as having been killed by Islamic State militants is hoping against hope his son could still be alive.

  • Saturday, January 31

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:33:55 GMT

    Today is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2015. There are 334 days left in the year.

  • Ex-CEO filmed kicking dog in elevator charged with cruelty

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:27:10 GMT

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of an arena catering business who resigned in September after video surfaced of him kicking a puppy in an elevator has been charged with animal cruelty in Canada.

  • Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:50:06 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the Interior Ministry said.

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  • Nepal pushed to political turmoil over new constitution

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:39:48 GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal was pushed further into a political turmoil over a draft of a new constitution with an opposition alliance vowing street protests.

  • Obama received warmly in India, seeks policy advances

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:38:27 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was greeted in India Sunday with an elaborate welcome at the country's sprawling presidential palace, then he solemnly laid a wreath at a memorial honoring the father of India's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi.

  • Zambia: Ruling party candidate wins presidential election

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:24:22 GMT

    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The candidate from the ruling Patriotic Front, Edgar Lungu, has won Zambia's presidential election called after President Michael Sata died in October, the acting chief justice announced late Saturday.

  • Security tightened on anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:11:46 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Authorities in Egypt tightened security in Cairo and other cities Sunday in anticipation of possible protests to mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

  • Japan stunned after video claims death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:54:41 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.

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  • Tax season reminder about tax scams: Hang up - it's not the IRS

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:27:03 GMT

    This tax season may prove to be especially confusing. First, taxpayers have to remember the tax extenders that passed at the last minute. Then, taxpayers have to remember that the IRS has admitted that customer service is a low priority,...

  • Blink and you'll miss them: Tax extenders, p. 4

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:30:53 GMT

    We want to review just a few more tax extenders that Congress approved for the 2014 tax year. The tax season has officially started, so it's important to keep these and the rest of the extenders in mind as you...

  • Understanding seniors and traffic accidents

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:25:45 GMT

    Motorists in Canada might benefit from understanding more about the facts pertaining to older drivers. According to the British Columbia Automobile Association, the physical and mental changes common in an advanced age may significantly increase the likelihood of being involved...

  • A bad seed indeed: There's a fine line between slayer and heir

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:53:37 GMT

    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide a case this term about the three-drug protocol used in lethal injection executions. The appellants are from Oklahoma, but Pennsylvania is not a stranger to death penalty issues. A shortage of the necessary drugs,...

  • Lawsuit describes egregious sexual harassment in fundraising office

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:33:27 GMT

    No matter what form it takes, sexual harassment is unacceptable in the workplace. The harasser may act as though the harassment is an innocent joke, or as if the harassment is somehow a compliment. In other cases, harassment can take...