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  • Motions to Dismiss: Why Are They Granted?


    An early step in many criminal cases is a motion to dismiss the charges. It is a request from the defendant, asking the court to end the case before it ever gets to trial. Motions to dismiss can be based on numerous issues and only some of them are......

  • Medical Malpractice: First Steps of a Case


    If you believe you've been injured or harmed because of a mistaken diagnosis or poor medical treatment, your initial decisions could shape any possible legal claims you may have. The first steps in a medical malpractice case can be critical, so let's take a look at what you should......

  • Does Your Business Need Flood Insurance?


    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the lower Missouri River basin, the Ohio River basin, and parts of western New York and eastern New England may face floods this spring. The National Flood Insurance Program warns that just a few inches of flood water can cause thousands......

  • Bowe Bergdahl Charged; What is Desertion?


    Once welcomed home like a hero, Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is now being labeled a deserter. Sergeant Bergdahl returned home last year after spending nearly five years in captivity with the Taliban. Bergdahl was released in exchange for the release of five members of the Taliban held at Guantanamo Bay.......

  • Fox Sues Record Company Over 'Empire' Name


    When your TV show becomes a huge success, why does it seem like everyone wants to get their hands on it? Fox is not happy that someone is trying to lay claim to the title of its hit new series, "Empire." Fox is proactively suing Empire Distribution, Inc. to......

Supreme Court News

  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:25:31 GMT

    Personal afterlife accounts removed from Baptist bookstores

  • High court sends Alabama redistricting case back for review

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:28:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday said a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama's Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew the state's voting districts in a way that black leaders say limited minority voting power.

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

Criminal Law News

  • Poland charges 2 Russian flight controllers in 2010 crash

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:15:51 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's military prosecutors said Friday they have charged two Russian flight controllers with contributing to the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other state officials and individuals.

  • Lawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:48:44 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend made a final appeal to Italy's top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying there were errors of "colossal proportions" in the guilty verdict.

  • Key dates in the Amanda Knox prosecution

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:52:34 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Key dates in the case of Amanda Knox, the U.S. student who was convicted then acquitted then convicted in the slaying of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Italy's high court took up her appeal this week.

  • A look at the trials that produced flip-flop Knox verdicts

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:40:29 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, have been convicted, acquitted, and convicted in three different trials over the death of Knox's flat-mate Meredith Kercher. On Wednesday, Italy's high court took up the case for the second time.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:02:49 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Political News

  • Authorities: 2 people unaccounted for in NYC blast

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:56:44 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorities reported that two people were unaccounted for.

  • Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for unity after militia pullout

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:44:45 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric on Friday called for unity among the country's forces battling the Islamic State group after most of the Iran-backed Shiite militias pulled out of the offensive in the militant-held city of Tikrit in protest over U.S. airstrikes there.

  • Indian companies scramble to find women directors

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:42:39 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — As Indian companies scramble to meet a deadline to appoint women to their boards, some wealthy business owners have a solution that meets the letter if not the intention of the law: appointing their wives.

  • White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:38:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs.

  • Audit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:32:00 GMT

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit set to be released Friday.