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  • Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

    Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:28:41 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had framed as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated.

  • Despite uproar, N.Carolina governor rivals use private email

    Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:18:14 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican incumbent Pat McCrory and his Democratic opponent in the undecided North Carolina governor's race have together sent or received hundreds of messages from private email accounts —a sidestep around official communication channels that McCrory's team blasted as "questionable" in a comparison to Hillary Clinton.

  • Police use 'fake news' in sting aimed at California gang

    Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:52:24 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police investigating a notorious gang in a city on California's central coast issued a fake press release that the chief credited with saving two men by deceiving gang members who wanted to kill them, but the ruse was criticized by news organizations who reported it as fact.

  • Deliberations by Texas jury prompts missing person report

    Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:38:54 GMT

    WACO, Texas (AP) — One juror in a Central Texas robbery trial apparently forgot to tell her family she'd be working late deliberating in the case, prompting relatives to file a missing person report.

  • Keys, lightbulbs tied to Thomas Edison sell at auction

    Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:35:51 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and some of the lightbulbs that he perfected have sold for more than $60,000 at auction. Legal Blogs

  • 5 Common Holiday Crimes Everyone Should Know About


    During the holidays, it's not uncommon for cities across the country to see upticks in crime rates. Typical holiday crimes tend to involve either theft or poor decisions. While you may not be able to safeguard yourself from everything, knowing about the common holiday crimes might be enough to......

  • MLB Renews Player Agreement With New Ban on Rookies Using Chew


    While no one expected a repeat of the 1995 Major League Baseball strike, labor negotiations came down to the wire between the MLB and player representatives this week. With little more than 24 hours before the prior player agreement was set to expire, the players and management were able......

  • Common Reasons to Lose Child Custody


    Losing custody of a child is not something any parent wants to experience. Courts want to do what is best for the children, and, unfortunately, sometimes that means removing a child from a parent’s care. Losing custody can be temporary or permanent depending on the reason. For parents going through......

  • Can You Sue for Chronic Pain or Fibromyalgia?


    If you suffer from chronic pain or fibromyalgia, you may want to seek legal remedies to compensate for your pain. Fortunately, you can sue for the injuries that caused or exacerbated your conditions. However, this may lead to a very heated legal battle, since permanent injures command high settlement or......

  • What to Do When Customers Threaten to Sue Your Business


    For small business owners, when a customer threatens to sue, the threat needs to be evaluated before any actions are taken as a result of the threat. The majority of threats are not carried out, as the majority of people are too lazy to actually file a lawsuit after......

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting

    Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:29:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia.

  • The Latest: Trump narrows Supreme Court picks to '3 or 4'

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:41:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

  • Supreme Court weighs bond hearings for detained immigrants

    Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:51:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court on Wednesday tried to figure out whether the government can detain immigrants indefinitely without providing hearings in which they could argue for their release.

  • Trump suggests 'consequences' for any flag-burners

    Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:24:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that anyone who burns an American flag should face unspecified "consequences," such as jail or a loss of citizenship. But the Supreme Court has held that flag-burning is a form of speech protected by the First Amendment, and top congressional Republicans quickly distanced themselves from Trump's views.

  • Supreme Court seems to favor Texas death row inmate

    Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:36:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to side with a longtime death row inmate in Texas who claims he is intellectually disabled and thus ineligible to be executed.

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