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  • Iraq TV show makes 'terrorists' confront victims

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:30:10 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show.

  • Police departments on alert after cop killings

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:11:22 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.

  • Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:29:25 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on architecture as they take part in scripted cultural tours that can cost more than a decent used car back home.

  • Man who helped subdue gunman among Carnegie Heroes

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:29:11 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parks director of a Pennsylvania township who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.

  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:08:44 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Should Lawyers Take Acting Classes?

    2014-12-19T16:45:01Z

    Being a trial lawyer is truly a theatrical experience. It involves not only the technical elements of theater, like staging and voice, but also the truly "act-y" parts. What will you say, and when? How will you react to a question you already know the answer to? And most importantly,......

  • KBR Employee Appeals D.C. Circuit Ruling in Whistleblower Suit

    2014-12-18T20:03:01Z

    In 2005, Harry Barko, an employee of government contractor Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), filed a False Claims Act complaint. KBR, which at the time was a subsidiary of Halliburton, provided military support services in Iraq. Barko alleged that KBR was inflating costs and receiving kickbacks. This case, for which......

  • The Top 10 Strategist Blog Posts of 2014

    2014-12-18T19:40:01Z

    The 10 most popular posts of 2014 on FindLaw's Strategist blog ran the gamut -- from things you could learn from Frank Underwood to a judge beating a public defender (not in a battle of wits; like, with his fists). Did your favorite post make the cut? Read on to......

  • NLRB Modifies Union Election Rules, With Dissent

    2014-12-18T19:23:01Z

    Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board has announced changes to its representation case procedures. That's just a fancy, lawyer-talkin' way of referring to union elections conducted by the NLRB at the union's or employer's request. The thrust of the new rules is to streamline......

  • BlackBerry Classic Has Arrived; We've Got Deja Vu x2

    2014-12-18T19:14:01Z

    You miss that QWERTY keyboard, don't you? You're not alone. Many of us do, which is why BlackBerry keeps releasing new keyboard-equipped models, including two entrants this quarter alone -- the Passport and the Classic. We've talked about the Passport -- behemoth phablet meets QWERTY taskmaster at a premium price......

  • The Ultimate Holiday Guide: 65 Last-Minute, Lawyerly Gift Ideas

    2014-12-18T19:01:01Z

    Did you know it's a week until Christmas? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. And the problem is that we still have outstanding gifts to buy. Not "outstanding" as in "amazing," but as in, "we haven't bought them yet." Perusing the FindLaw archives to get some gift ideas, we discovered......

Criminal Law News

  • Iraq TV show makes 'terrorists' confront victims

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:30:10 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show.

  • Police departments on alert after cop killings

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:11:22 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.

  • Man who helped subdue gunman among Carnegie Heroes

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:29:11 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parks director of a Pennsylvania township who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.

  • Neighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:24:35 GMT

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to a neighbor who said she saw the woman and called 911.

  • Obama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:02:32 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama offered full support and federal assistance on Sunday to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers the day before.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:24:04 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

Political News

  • India lawmakers demand Modi speak on conversion to Hinduism

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:51:01 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Opposition lawmakers, charging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism, threw Parliament into an uproar Monday, with the upper house of Parliament adjourned after descending into shouting matches.

  • China sends 700 peacekeepers to South Sudan

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:45:04 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China will send 700 troops to South Sudan as part of the country's first infantry battalion to participate in a United Nations peacekeeping mission, state media reported Monday.

  • US renews elusive push for Mideast peace

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:32:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.

  • Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:27:05 GMT

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there's one country that's reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed "Europe's last dictator" by the United States and the European Union.

  • As Air Force fixes nuke flaws, future debated

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:21:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.

Trending Legal News

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    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:40:31 GMT

    When getting a divorce, Michigan has specific laws that guide you through the process. They are numerous and you may need someone who knows them intimately and can guide you through them. The state of Michigan wants to be...

  • Spousal support in Texas explained and clarified

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:33:05 GMT

    When getting a divorce in Texas, many topics are brought before the court that you may not have thought of before. Spousal support is one of those subjects. You may have faced the fact that your debt and assets...

  • Rheumatoid arthritis drugs and expectant Florida moms

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:22:44 GMT

    Everyone knows that there are certain prescription drugs as well as other medications and substances that women should not take when they are pregnant and as long as they are breast-feeding. A number should also be avoided for some...

  • Leave for parents is a wise investmemt for cities

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:19:02 GMT

    Across the country, many municipalities including cities of all sizes are facing tough economic times. Despite recent improvements in some local economies, city government officials are still trying to rebound from the tough times and revenue loss of recent...

  • Stranger stayed at the side of car accident victim as he died

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:02:14 GMT

    Many Texas residents who have lost loved ones in motor vehicle accidents often wonder if they died alone. Fortunately, the family of one man involved in a recent car accident does not have to speculate. A woman who happened upon...