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  • Sanders wants Clinton to take stand on trade deal

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:58:25 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is questioning why Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodman Clinton won't take a stand on the emerging trade deal with Pacific nations, which he calls "enormously important issue" she's been dodging.

  • APNewsBreak: Feds probing powerful union for NY jail guards

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:53:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the financial records and other documents of the powerful union representing the city's 9,000 jail guards, the union's president and its law firm confirmed Wednesday to The Associated Press.

  • Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:49:32 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

  • FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:39:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in fighting terrorism.

  • No sex assault charges for women in massage parlor sting

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:38:16 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's top prosecutor is dismissing cases against 16 women arrested in a massage parlor prostitution sting after the sex assault charges they faced drew criticism.

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  • IRS Hacked: 100K Tax Accounts Accessed by Data Thieves

    2015-05-27T20:01:49Z

    First Target, then Home Depot, now, everybody's favorite government agency, the IRS has been attacked by data thieves. The IRS has admitted this week that 100,000 taxpayer files have been accessed by hackers in the last couple months. While 100,000 people is a small amount compared to the millions......

  • 3 Takeaways From the FIFA Corruption Arrests

    2015-05-27T19:10:08Z

    If you follow international soccer, the question wasn't whether FIFA was a corrupt sporting institution, but whether it was the most corrupt sporting institution. And while allegations of bribery were rampant, FIFA's executives remained largely untouchable. That all changed overnight. Early this morning, Swiss Police arrested seven FIFA officials......

  • I Need Ergonomic Accommodations. Can I Sue my Employer?

    2015-05-27T19:07:31Z

    Your monitor is too low. Your seat is too tall. The keyboard isn't in front of you. These are all signs of bad ergonomics. Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment. Bad ergonomics such as bad posture, sitting too long, or not enough breaks, can lead......

  • What Happens To My Business if I Go Bankrupt?

    2015-05-27T16:59:25Z

    When the debts start piling up, you may have to consider bankruptcy. Bankruptcy may sound appealing. You get the creditors off your back and your debts discharged. Sure, it destroys your credit, but that can be rebuilt. However, what about your business? What can happen to your business if......

  • Cleveland to Overhaul Police Practices in DOJ Settlement

    2015-05-27T16:55:56Z

    The city of Cleveland and the Department of Justice (DOJ) reached an agreement Tuesday that will implement broad policing reforms focused on reducing the use of force and racial bias. The agreement follows a DOJ investigation in December that found the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) "engages in a......

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case

    Tue, 26 May 2015 18:29:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • Supreme Court strikes down Maryland tax law

    Mon, 18 May 2015 18:17:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a Maryland tax that has the effect of double-taxing income residents earn in other states.

  • Graham: 'I'm running' to be 'best commander in chief'

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:18:50 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday he will run for president in 2016, saying he believes he would be the best choice to serve as commander in chief amid continued unrest in the Middle East.

Criminal Law News

  • Judge delays edict on moving stabbing case

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:31:08 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge will issue a ruling in August on whether two Wisconsin girls should be moved to juvenile court in the stabbing of a friend they allegedly tried to kill to please a mythical horror character.

  • A closer look at those killed in Texas, Oklahoma weather

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:27:50 GMT

    At least 19 people have died in flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas since the start of the Memorial Day weekend. A look at the lives of some of the victims:

  • Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing was lying low in Mexico

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:13:54 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight moved between family members' homes in Mexico, avoiding cellphones and social media to evade authorities, the FBI said Wednesday.

  • Police: Pair who rode with Wal-Mart gunman didn't know plan

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:13:38 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two people who were in the car with a U.S. airman when he drove to a North Dakota Wal-Mart and opened fire inside the store in an apparently random shooting had no idea what he was about to do, police said Wednesday.

  • Tulsa County Sheriff's Office gets 3 proposals for review

    Wed, 27 May 2015 21:56:08 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday it has received proposals from three national firms on how to overhaul the agency in the wake of the shooting death of an unarmed man by a reserve deputy.

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