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  • Cleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:51:58 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions.

  • Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:45:50 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — CeeLo Green has completed more than 150 hours of community service and is complying with counseling requirements that are conditions of his probation in a felony drug case, court records show.

  • Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:44:17 GMT

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend's shooting in Florida, saying it directly contradicts the argument his defense team has presented: He would not shoot a friend.

  • Amish jailed in beard-cutting attacks win lower sentences

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:39:26 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge reduced the prison sentences Monday for the leader of a breakaway Amish group and seven followers after hate crimes convictions were thrown out in their hair- and beard-chopping attacks against other members of the faith.

  • Russia, Ukraine reach gas deal to avoid cuts this month

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:35:35 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement late Monday to ensure natural gas supplies to war-torn Ukraine for the month of March, averting possible cuts that could have hit supplies to the European Union.

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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......

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  • $4.8M in gold bars stolen in armored truck heist on highway

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:56:10 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars.

  • Cleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:51:58 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions.

  • Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:45:50 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — CeeLo Green has completed more than 150 hours of community service and is complying with counseling requirements that are conditions of his probation in a felony drug case, court records show.

  • Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:44:17 GMT

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend's shooting in Florida, saying it directly contradicts the argument his defense team has presented: He would not shoot a friend.

  • Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:26:11 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger.

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  • Australia expected to announce more troops bound for Iraq

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:58:23 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia was expected to confirm Tuesday an increase in troops to be sent to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces to fight the Islamic State group.

  • Polish top senator: Russia banned me from Nemtsov's funeral

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:53:13 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate speaker said Monday that Russia's authorities have denied him entry into the country for the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

  • Franken skipping Netanyahu speech

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:52:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken says he will skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Tuesday

  • Cleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:51:58 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions.

  • New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:28:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.

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