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  • Ex-deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan heads to US prison

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:57:29 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan in the face of a 15-year prison sentence for a kickback scheme delivered a public apology before a federal judge on Friday and was sent to begin his time in U.S. prison.

  • The Latest: Over 332,000 migrants reach Europe this year

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:54:52 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.

  • Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:52:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.

  • White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:23:50 GMT

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City last year has taken the stand in his own defense.

  • Venezuelans to rally in support of closing Colombian border

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:16:21 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A sea of protesters in red shirts rallied in Caracas on Friday to support a crackdown on migrants, smugglers and paramilitary groups that has triggered an increasingly bitter dispute between Colombia and Venezuela and led the neighboring countries to recall ambassadors for consultations.

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  • Bad Online Review? Think Twice Before Freaking Out and Suing

    2015-08-27T17:59:13Z

    The Internet is bloated with over-opinionated jerks. Everyone knows this; but it's never anything to lose sleep over until someone comes after you personally. If your reputation is attacked by an anonymous online user on Yelp or some other public site, what should you do? First, take a deep......

  • Welcome to Law School: How to Take Notes, Brief Cases

    2015-08-27T16:53:27Z

    So it begins. Another school year starts, another cadre of new law students sit down to learn about the law -- only to quickly realize they have no idea what they're doing. If you're a new 1L, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the new things you're just......

  • Long Hours Leave Employer Liable -- for Working Employee to Death

    2015-08-25T21:57:57Z

    Long hours are coming under fire. First, there's the Department of Labor's plan to expand overtime pay to millions of white-collar workers. Then there's that New York Times Amazon piece. You know the one -- the one that emphasizes the online retailer's grueling hours and demanding culture. The one that......

  • Public Defender Arrested for Being Late to Court Can Pursue Lawsuit

    2015-08-25T21:44:20Z

    A California public defender can continue with her lawsuit against the deputy sheriff who handcuffed her and dragged her through a courthouse, the Ninth Circuit ruled last week. A district court had ruled that the deputy, who was seeking to make sure that the attorney appeared when her case was......

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  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:40:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

  • Judge orders temporary halt to Mississippi executions

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:06:16 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from using two drugs in executions, shutting down the death penalty in the state for now.

  • Justice Kennedy provides hope to solitary confinement foes

    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:26:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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  • Ex-deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan heads to US prison

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:57:29 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan in the face of a 15-year prison sentence for a kickback scheme delivered a public apology before a federal judge on Friday and was sent to begin his time in U.S. prison.

  • Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:52:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.

  • The Latest: Bush praises New Orleans charter schools

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:30:24 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest on former President George W. Bush's trip to New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):

  • Venezuelans to rally in support of closing Colombian border

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:16:21 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A sea of protesters in red shirts rallied in Caracas on Friday to support a crackdown on migrants, smugglers and paramilitary groups that has triggered an increasingly bitter dispute between Colombia and Venezuela and led the neighboring countries to recall ambassadors for consultations.

  • Senegal activist: Release 7 men convicted of gay acts

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:15:55 GMT

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Senegalese activist and a rights group on Friday called for the release of seven men arrested in July and sentenced to six months in prison for homosexual acts.