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  • Missouri regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:15:30 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states, delivering a significant setback to developers of one of the nation's longest transmission lines.

  • Governor: 37 killed in gunbattle at small Venezuela prison

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:09:17 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At least 37 people were killed during clashes between armed inmates and security forces at a small prison in southern Venezuela, the state's governor said Wednesday.

  • Passengers sue Boeing for 2016 Emirates crash in Dubai

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:07:59 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Passengers who were aboard an Emirates plane that crash-landed in August 2016 are suing Chicago-based Boeing for an alleged malfunction of the aircraft's electronics.

  • Judge returns 10 children to parents pending welfare probe

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:06:26 GMT

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas judge has decided to return 10 children to their parents pending results of a child welfare investigation 10 months after they were placed in foster care.

  • Man gets life in prison for Chinese student's beating death

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:59:56 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for beating to death a University of Southern California graduate student from China who was walking to his off-campus apartment.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Why Treating Lawyers Well Is Good PR for Your Firm

    2017-08-16T21:57:14Z

    A London law firm is in hot water after an Indeed.com job ad that was purportedly posted by the firm offered a junior associate salary of just $12,885.00 per year. The salary is more than a few dollars below the minimum wage. This translates to roughly $7 per hour,......

  • Bath Salts, Drug Analogue, Sentencing Confirmed

    2017-08-16T16:58:35Z

    The First Circuit affirmed the lower court's decision in the case of U.S. v. Giggey. The appeal questioned the sentence that was imposed on an individual convicted of conspiracy to sell, and possession with intent to sell, both controlled and analogue substances. The substance in question was bath salts,......

  • Should Companies Force Employees to Take Vacation Time?

    2017-08-16T19:58:21Z

    Tom Hanks, portraying a stranded survivor on a remote island, looked at a portable toilet siding and said: This could work. Forget that he was talking to a volleyball. It was his insight that a piece of plastic could be repurposed as a sail. It literally, at least in......

  • Endangered Species Act Protects Zoo Animals From Disruptive Treatment

    2017-08-16T16:00:37Z

    Pacing around concrete pits at the Cherokee Bear Zoo, four bears begged for food from visitors. Patrons obliged, throwing apples and dry bread supplied by the zoo. Two visitors, however, walked away disgusted. Peggy Hill and Amy Walker, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, sued for inhumane......

  • Charlotte School of Law Is Expiring

    2017-08-16T18:59:23Z

    For Charlotte School of Law, the funeral march started a year ago. It began when the American Bar Association suspended its accreditation. Then the Department of Education stopped its federal student loans. Now its license as an educational institution has expired. "[T]o ensure that CSL does not inadvertently run......

  • Will Anti-Abortion Activist Out People in Fetal Tissue Research?

    2017-08-16T17:57:41Z

    An anti-abortion activist may have short-lived success against the University of Washington's Birth Defects Research Laboratory following an appeals court decision. David Daleiden, notoriously famous for releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood facilities, demanded the university produce documents about the purchase of fetal tissue, organs, and cells. A trial......

Criminal Law News

  • Authorities: MS-13 members killed man in bid to gain stature

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:11:56 GMT

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A group of MS-13 members lured a Long Island man into a car with the promise of marijuana and sex and took him to a secluded nature preserve where they fatally attacked him with knives and machetes to boost their stature within the ruthless gang, police said Wednesday.

  • Judge returns 10 children to parents pending welfare probe

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:06:26 GMT

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas judge has decided to return 10 children to their parents pending results of a child welfare investigation 10 months after they were placed in foster care.

  • Man gets life in prison for Chinese student's beating death

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:59:56 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for beating to death a University of Southern California graduate student from China who was walking to his off-campus apartment.

  • Catholic school teacher convicted of child rape freed early

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:50:44 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Catholic school teacher convicted of raping a child was released more than a decade early from prison on Wednesday after a judge threw out his conviction amid questions about his accuser's truthfulness.

  • Venezuela governor says 36 killed during fighting at prison

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:40:31 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A governor in Venezuela says at least 36 people have been killed during clashes between inmates and security forces at a prison in the country's south.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court rulings reshape penalties for young offenders

    Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:20:37 GMT

    Among the U.S. Supreme Court's many rulings on juveniles and crime, several big cases over the last dozen years have narrowed the instances in which those who commit offenses under age 18 can be subject to the harshest penalties. A look at these recent cases:

  • US Supreme Court denies stay of execution for Ohio convict

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:15:44 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned child killer was scheduled to die on Wednesday in the state's first execution in more than three years after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his requests for more time to pursue legal challenges.

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  • Justices allow strict refugee ban but say grandparents OK

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:52:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but at the same time is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

  • Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:48:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

Political News

  • Missouri regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:15:30 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states, delivering a significant setback to developers of one of the nation's longest transmission lines.

  • Uruguay weighs what to do with Nazi eagle from battleship

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:13:17 GMT

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's government is asking political and religious leaders what it should do with a Nazi bronze eagle recovered off its coast in 2006, the defense minister said Wednesday.

  • Neo-Nazi site's publisher says he's got no home on internet

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:12:12 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A neo-Nazi website's publisher said Wednesday that he has "effectively been completely banned from the internet" after mocking the victim of a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

  • Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:11:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had pushed many of America's top corporate leaders to the breaking point with his inability to decisively condemn white supremacists — so they huddled on an 11:30 a.m. conference call Wednesday.

  • Former Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers, a physicist, dies at 83

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:04:53 GMT

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Vern Ehlers, a research physicist and moderate Republican who represented a western Michigan congressional district for 17 years and advocated for Great Lakes cleanup funding, has died. He was 83.