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  • Macau casino revenue plunges by half in February

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:02:07 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Casino revenue in the world gambling capital of Macau plunged by nearly half last month as fewer Chinese high-rollers visited during the busy Lunar New Year holiday, according to a report Tuesday.

  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:37:48 GMT

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

  • Drew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:28:48 GMT

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance returns to court Tuesday on charges of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison.

  • Parents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:16:22 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of the first three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived, contending they ignored numerous warning signs that he was violent and unstable.

  • Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:38:27 GMT

    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday because of concerns about the drug to be used in the lethal injection.

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  • 5 Tips for Better Law Firm Phone Interviews

    2015-03-02T18:00:01Z

    The phone interview is quickly becoming the go-to method for a first round of interviews. Phone interviews are cheaper for everyone, faster to conduct, and don't waste as much of the time of the people who inevitably won't get called back for an in-person interview. Like in-person interviews, though, phone......

  • SCOTUS Oral Argument Preview: Week of March 2, 2015

    2015-03-02T17:28:01Z

    After figuring out what a fish is (and is not), then telling us that anyone, not just dentists, can perform teeth-whitening, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a round of contentious cases dealing with unreasonable searches, drawing legislative boundaries, and -- drum roll please! -- the latest challenge......

  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1 Finale

    2015-02-27T18:14:01Z

    What an episode it was! Actually, the "season finale" of #HTGAWM comprised two back-to-back episodes, but that doesn't matter. We figured out who killed Lila, what the deal was with (former law student) Rudy Walters, and why you shouldn't mess with Frank. The season ended on a cliffhanger, and another......

  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success

    2015-02-27T17:35:01Z

    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?

    2015-02-27T17:19:01Z

    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield

    2015-02-27T16:53:01Z

    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

Criminal Law News

  • New Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:47:35 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A man convicted for raping and killing a woman in a shocking and brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus says in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.

  • Drew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:28:48 GMT

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance returns to court Tuesday on charges of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison.

  • LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:12:12 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.

  • Today in History

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:17 GMT

    Today is Tuesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2015. There are 303 days left in the year.

  • Sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle charged with rape

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:11:34 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A high-risk sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle was being held on $1 million bail after authorities charged him with raping a 69-year-old woman.

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  • China's top political advisory body meets for annual session

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:54:36 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The more than 2,000 members of China's top political advisory body have convened their annual meeting to put forward proposals for the national congress.

  • Airlines move to better track planes a year after Flight 370

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:36:51 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss.

  • Indian envoy in Pakistan after talks broke down last year

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:43:09 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — India's foreign secretary has arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit, marking the first high-level meeting since talks broke down between the two nuclear-armed rivals last year.

  • Timeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:42:38 GMT

    Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records request show how Halstead kept the company informed as he lobbied for the contract internally and accepted travel to events paid for by the company in the following months:

  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:41:03 GMT

    Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions.

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  • Head trauma in young children

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:40:12 GMT

    As many California parents may know, head injury in the pediatric population may be associated with car crashes, falls and other accidents. The type of head injury relates to the intensity of trauma. When a child with a head injury...

  • Obama looking to change work visa rules for spouses

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:50:20 GMT

    Orange residents who are interested in employment immigration issues may want more information about an important change that may be coming to U.S. immigration rules. This change, currently on appeal, may help spouses of immigrants find employment in the U.S....

  • Understanding the tax impacts of child support and alimony

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:46:50 GMT

    For North Dakota and Minnesota residents facing their first tax season after a divorce, it's essential to know how alimony and child support may impact your income taxes. This is true for both those paying and receiving the money....

  • Pharmaceutical company recalls potential personal injury threat

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:36:15 GMT

    It is not uncommon for manufacturing companies in Florida and elsewhere to outsource some of their processes to increase production or for many other reasons. It remains the responsibility of the company owner to ensure that procedures at the third-party's manufacturing...

  • Kentucky woman killed in car crash

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:21:27 GMT

    A 51-year-old Danville woman died after being involved in a vehicle collision near Springfield on Feb. 18. The collision took place just after 5 p.m. on the U.S. 150 highway bypass. After the crash, the woman was taken to Springfield...