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  • The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:56:13 GMT

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  • Philippines rejects US Marine's appeal to drop murder case

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:24:03 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder case against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year.

  • Appeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shooting

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:39:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that's unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement.

  • US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:24:17 GMT

    BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) — The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold.

  • Sentencing day for Chicago twins who turned on cartel

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:28:26 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Twin Chicago brothers reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as among the most valuable traffickers-turned-informants in recent history are set to be sentenced in a federal courthouse in their hometown amid tight security.

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  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

  • Need a Fake Boyfriend or Girlfriend? This Ex-Lawyer Can Help

    2015-01-26T18:30:01Z

    From the "here's what you can do when you don't want to be a lawyer anymore" files, have you tried becoming an Internet entrepreneur? Of course you have, but you aren't as inventive as Matthew Homann. Among his many projects, Homann created a website where people can create fake profiles......

  • SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Lethal Injection Case

    2015-01-23T23:13:01Z

    Why do these things always happen on a Friday? Last week, the Supreme Court dropped the bombshell that it was reviewing the Sixth Circuit's same-sex marriage case. Today, the Court announced that it would hear the appeal of Richard Glossip and two other death row inmates in Oklahoma scheduled to......

  • Law Office Ergonomics: Monitors Can Be a Pain in the Neck

    2015-01-23T20:16:01Z

    Big, roomy computer monitors are essential for comfortable lawyering. You spend a lot of your time at your desk, and a big monitor allows you to have multiple documents open side-by-side. But monitors, like every other part of your desk, are governed by the iron-clad Law of Ergonomics. If your......

  • Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?

    2015-01-23T18:30:01Z

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

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  • VOICES: What Japanese think about the hostage crisis

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:46:42 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The Mideast is half a world away from Japan, and its troubles often seem so too. So Japan was shocked by a stark video from Islamic militants last week threatening to kill two Japanese hostages.

  • Bodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:31:48 GMT

    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — Three days after Bud Runion posted an ad on the website Craigslist that he was seeking to buy a 1966 Mustang convertible, he and his wife set out for a small farming community in southern Georgia to meet with a potential seller. Then they vanished.

  • Philippines rejects US Marine's appeal to drop murder case

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:24:03 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder case against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year.

  • Appeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shooting

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:39:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that's unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement.

  • Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:29:14 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter.

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  • Acclaimed Indian cartoonist R.K. Laxman dies at 94

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:55:54 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Acclaimed Indian cartoonist R. K. Laxman, creator of the innocuous character the Common Man, who held up a mirror to the absurdity and silliness of Indian politicians, has died of multiple-organ failure, his doctor said. He was 94.

  • VOICES: What Japanese think about the hostage crisis

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:46:42 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The Mideast is half a world away from Japan, and its troubles often seem so too. So Japan was shocked by a stark video from Islamic militants last week threatening to kill two Japanese hostages.

  • Philippine police commander fired after 44 commandos die

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:43:35 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials have removed the commander of a police special action force from his post after at least 44 anti-terror commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels in the country's south.

  • Russia announces anti-crisis plan after rating downgrade

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:38:11 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — A day after a top ratings agency cut Russia's rating to junk level, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in 2017.

  • Spain: Investigators probe jet crash at base that killed 10

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:26:43 GMT

    ALBACETE, Spain (AP) — Spanish investigators are trying to determine the cause of a jet fighter crash at a military base that killed 10 military personnel involved in a NATO training exercise and injured 21 when the plane crashed into at least five other parked planes after a failed takeoff.

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  • Why you don't want to pass away without a will in Texas

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:52:58 GMT

    If you pass away in Texas and you do not have a will, it is known as "dying intestate". While this sometimes happens, especially when a death is unexpected, it is something you absolutely want to avoid if you...

  • What are the federal drug classifications?

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:27:13 GMT

    Federal drug classifications often differ from state drug laws; therefore, it is important for New Hampshire residents to be aware of how drugs are classified under the federal system. Indeed, if an individual is arrested for a drug crime...

  • Car accidents are more likely with fast music playing

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:24:23 GMT

    Do you like to listen to heavy metal or punk rock while you drive, rather than jazz or classical music? If so, some researchers believe that you could be more likely to get into a car accident in California....

  • Arizona man encourages officer to arrest him

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:02:55 GMT

    Being investigated for drunk driving is never a pleasant experience, regardless of whether you are guilty of the alleged offense or not. You may need to undergo several tests to determine your sobriety and blood alcohol concentration. However, even if...

  • Overexertion common cause of workplace accident

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:34:21 GMT

    While a serious or severe injury at work can occur from a virtually endless myriad of situations, there are several that stand out as some of the most common. A recent study examined workers' compensation claims from all across the...