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  • Federal appeals court rules for Mexican on torture claim

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:56:23 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned decisions that put the burden of proof on foreigners who claim they were tortured in their home countries to show they cannot safely return to another part of the country they fled.

  • California couple's kidnap-for-ransom claim: Things to know

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:48:39 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman and her boyfriend say kidnappers entered their house in the middle of the night this week, abducted the woman and held her for ransom before releasing her two days later. Police are skeptical.

  • Clerics urge US to end family detention of immigrants

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:48:25 GMT

    DILLEY, Texas (AP) — About 80 faith leaders from around the U.S. have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging the government to stop detaining immigrant families, while high-ranking clerics visiting a South Texas detention facility Friday criticized the practice.

  • Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:37:52 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law.

  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:35:55 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.

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  • 5 Things You Should Know About House Arrest

    2015-03-27T16:50:06Z

    You committed a crime, broke the law, and got convicted. Now you have to spend a year in jail. Or, do you? How would you like to spend that year at home instead? There are many alternatives to jail including a suspended sentence, probation, fines, and community service. In some,......

  • Work Email: Balancing Privacy and the Right to Speak

    2015-03-27T13:01:40Z

    From the Sony hack to Hilary Clinton, work email has been all over the news lately. This may leave many employers wondering how closely they can or should monitor their employees' emails. In some cases, federal law limits how much an employer can monitor electronic correspondence and protects certain......

  • Are Reserved Parking Spots Enforceable?

    2015-03-26T22:09:17Z

    We've all had that experience of finally finding a parking spot and pulling in, only to see that dreaded sign: "RESERVED." And we've all had that next thought -- what would actually happen if I parked here anyway? It seems like a risky proposition, so let's see if those......

  • Is Your Personal Injury Settlement Award Taxable?

    2015-03-26T21:45:42Z

    After a year of back and forth negotiations, countless doctor's visits, and lots of pain and suffering, your lawyer got you a settlement award for your personal injury claim. Congratulations! You now get to pocket that money and go on your merry way. But, wait just a second. The......

  • Supreme Court: Pregnant Driver Can Sue UPS

    2015-03-26T21:45:38Z

    The U.S. Supreme Court revived a UPS employee's claim that the company discriminated against her while she was pregnant. Peggy Young contends UPS refused to lighten her work load during her pregnancy, and sued the company under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Lower courts had dismissed the case, but the......

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  • 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

  • California couple's kidnap-for-ransom claim: Things to know

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:48:39 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman and her boyfriend say kidnappers entered their house in the middle of the night this week, abducted the woman and held her for ransom before releasing her two days later. Police are skeptical.

  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:35:55 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.

  • Ex-police officer indicted in Kansas City-area stun gun case

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:27:34 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges accusing him of excessive force when he used his stun gun on a teenager during a traffic stop.

  • Police: Man stabs wife to death while their 7 kids are home

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:23:30 GMT

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A man stabbed his wife to death after he slapped one of their seven children for playing videogames and she confronted him about it, police said Friday.

  • Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:14:52 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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  • Federal appeals court rules for Mexican on torture claim

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:56:23 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned decisions that put the burden of proof on foreigners who claim they were tortured in their home countries to show they cannot safely return to another part of the country they fled.

  • Clerics urge US to end family detention of immigrants

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:48:25 GMT

    DILLEY, Texas (AP) — About 80 faith leaders from around the U.S. have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging the government to stop detaining immigrant families, while high-ranking clerics visiting a South Texas detention facility Friday criticized the practice.

  • France says will propose UN Security Council draft on Israel

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:47:20 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's foreign minister said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:37:52 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law.

  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:35:55 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.