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  • Residents take canoes as Venezuela expands border closure

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:45:19 GMT

    BOCA DEL GRITA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans took to dugout canoes to shop in Colombia on Saturday as a government crackdown on smuggling and migrants cut off access to at least six border crossings key to the life of communities on both sides.

  • El Salvador officials deactivate powerful car bomb

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:46:22 GMT

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A powerful bomb was found in a car parked near El Salvador's security ministry, but experts were able to deactivate it, the country's defense minister said Saturday.

  • TSA agent charged with molesting young woman at NYC airport

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:34:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former federal transportation security agent remained held on $3,000 bail Saturday after being charged with luring a 21-year-old Korean exchange student going to school in Utah into a bathroom at a New York City airport and molesting her.

  • Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:03:39 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano.

  • Latest on Houston deputy: Suspect charged with murder

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:50:16 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy (all times local):

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Is It Time to End the Ancient Documents Rule?

    2015-08-28T18:07:39Z

    You can trust old things. That's the logic of the ancient documents rule, which allows lawyers to introduce hearsay evidence so long as the document is old enough and appears authentic. How old is old enough? Just 20 years. Ironically, that thinking is probably out of date, given the amount......

  • Disbarment Could Be Ahead for Infamous Prenda Law Attorney

    2015-08-28T17:00:48Z

    The law might finally be catching up to some of the Internet's least favorite lawyers. An attorney from the infamous Prenda Law firm is currently facing disciplinary action in Illinois. That lawyer, John Steele, and his partner Paul Hansmeier, are thought to be the "masterminds" behind Prenda Law's long......

  • You Can't Copyright a Chicken Sandwich

    2015-08-28T09:59:40Z

    Sorry gourmands, chefs, fast food line cooks, you cannot copyright a sandwich, no matter how tasty it might be. One forward-looking Puerto Rican gastronome learned that the hard way last Friday, when the First Circuit tossed his copyright violation suit over a chicken sandwich. Way back in 1987, Norberto......

  • Compliance Attorneys Are in Demand. Here's Why

    2015-08-27T21:58:23Z

    A mix between outside counsel and in-house attorney, compliance attorneys are the Liger of the legal industry. They've managed to straddle both the corporate and private practice worlds and they've been getting a lot of press as the solution to legal unemployment and corporate regulation. Why all the hype? The......

  • Company Offers Instant, Unlimited, Cloud-Based Discovery Archiving

    2015-08-27T18:44:49Z

    Forget filing your discovery documents away in some basement storage closet or backing them up in piles of external hard drives. Logikcull, the eDiscovery company, is promising that it will reduce discovery archiving to its simplest form: a single drag and drop. The company is offering one-step, cloud-based data archiving......

  • 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......

Criminal Law News

  • Residents take canoes as Venezuela expands border closure

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:45:19 GMT

    BOCA DEL GRITA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans took to dugout canoes to shop in Colombia on Saturday as a government crackdown on smuggling and migrants cut off access to at least six border crossings key to the life of communities on both sides.

  • Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:33:31 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a "senseless and cowardly act."

  • Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:32:36 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.

  • Police: NY mom killed baby girl, lived with body for months

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:06:35 GMT

    BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman who prosecutors say lived with her dead baby girl's body for three months was charged Saturday with murder.

  • Police: Mom shot answering front door was likely targeted

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:32:32 GMT

    RIVERVIEW, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida mom home with her two children has been shot multiple times after answering her front door.

Supreme Court News

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:01 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Ex-Lottery secretary's success overshadowed by work ethic

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:54:50 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — When it came to the bottom line, there's no question that Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell was a success.

  • Golf Capsules

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:48:00 GMT

    EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Bae Sang-moon is making the most of his final weeks before he starts mandatory military service in South Korea.

  • The Latest: Clinton: Celebrate progress but continue work

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:41:17 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):

  • Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:32:36 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.

  • Bae tied for lead at Barclays as military service looms

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Palmer can't imagine the emotions if he were to win The Barclays a week after his father died. Bae Sang-moon would love nothing more than to play in the Presidents Cup at home in South Korea before he starts his mandatory military service. Jason Day is one round away from being in the race for No. 1 in the world.