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  • Ferguson protests move to retail stores

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:52:54 GMT

    MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Holiday shopping in full gear

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Looks like the crush of Black Friday shopping actually happened Thursday.

  • Activist for media freedom standing trial in China

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:38 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in a Chinese court where he went on trial Friday more than 15 months after being detained.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Updates from start to finish

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:27:10 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.

  • 1.2 million Australian Christmas lights set record

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:14:12 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital.

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  • Which States Use Criminal Grand Juries?

    2014-11-26T14:41:00Z

    Following last night's announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, many may have questions about how grand juries operate. Grand juries are generally called on to decide whether there is probable cause to......

  • Ga. Supreme Court OKs Private Probation, Denies Extending Sentences

    2014-11-25T23:51:40Z

    The Georgia Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it was constitutional for private probation companies to monitor offenders but ruled it was illegal to extend sentences once imposed. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the state's High Court found that private probation supervision companies like Sentinel Offender Services were allowed......

  • When Does a Bruised Knee Become a Lawsuit?

    2014-11-25T22:59:17Z

    Thanks to human anatomy, your knees tend to be an easy place to bruise when you fall. Also called a patellar contusion by medical professionals, a bruised knee may initially seem like nothing. But sometimes a bruised knee is the first sign of more serious medical problems following an......

  • 'Steve Harvey Show' Slapped With $42.3M Music Theft Lawsuit

    2014-11-25T22:55:08Z

    "The Steve Harvey Show" has been slapped with a $42.3 million lawsuit over allegations that the program stole music owned by the We 3 Kings. The music publishing company claims that the self-titled show of comedian Steve Harvey used its unlicensed music without its permission and without paying We......

  • Should Franchises Purchase Business Insurance?

    2014-11-25T20:00:00Z

    Turning a successful business into a franchise is a great way to turn a good idea into a great company. But that success may also create the need for additional business insurance. With the rise in lawsuits targeting chain businesses, insurers are now offering new types of business insurance......

Supreme Court News

  • Ginsburg back at home, expected at court next week

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:03:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Ginsburg gets heart stent to clear artery clog

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:40:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery but was expected to be back at work for the start of next week, court officials said.

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  • Ferguson protests move to retail stores

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:52:54 GMT

    MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

  • Austin police kill gunman who targeted buildings

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:11 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on the Mexican Consulate, city police headquarters and other downtown buildings early Friday morning.

  • Police arrest 118 globally for flight ticket fraud

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:22:41 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police around the world have arrested 118 suspects in a global investigation into online fraud that targets the travel industry, a crime said to cost airlines $1 billion a year.

  • Activist for media freedom standing trial in China

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:38 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in a Chinese court where he went on trial Friday more than 15 months after being detained.

  • Cops: Austin shooter targeted downtown buildings

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:53:43 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police have fatally shot a man who opened fire at several buildings downtown and may have had explosives.

Political News

  • Thai legislature approves ban on surrogacy

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:59:03 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A lawmaker says Thailand's interim parliament has given initial approval to a bill banning commercial surrogacy, the practice of hiring a woman to carry a fetus to term.

  • Black lawmakers against recognition of Va. tribe

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:57:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.

  • Italian man seriously wounded at West Bank protest

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:44:05 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian hospital official says an Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank has been shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces.

  • Austin police kill gunman who targeted buildings

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:11 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on the Mexican Consulate, city police headquarters and other downtown buildings early Friday morning.

  • Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:38:15 GMT

    A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.

Trending Legal News

  • You deserve compensation for medical malpractice

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:24:14 GMT

    Have you been injured during pregnancy or struggled with a child with medical issues due to problems stemming from your pregnancy? If your pain and suffering is related to the negligence of your Ob-Gyn, there may be steps you...

  • Beyond estate planning: Is your information organized?

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:24:01 GMT

    Texas residents are told that having even a basic estate plan including a will, powers of attorney and a living will is essential. That is true, but estate planning efforts could be in vain without organizing the important papers that...

  • Texas lawyers petition federal court in favor of gay marriage

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:19:31 GMT

    This blog has previously discussed and examined the recent petitions by some in favor of gay marriage and divorce in Texas. Most recently, the case of a same-sex couple petitioning for a divorce was struck down by a U.S....

  • Prenuptial agreements can help high-asset couples

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:19:12 GMT

    The concept of a marital contract is generally not a romantic one, but there are many practical considerations that couples encounter before entering a marriage. A prenuptial agreement is one such consideration that can be of immense benefit if...

  • New Mexico patients have legal right to good nursing home care

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:18:34 GMT

    Every New Mexico resident who needs the care provided by a skilled nursing facility must be aware that he or she has legal rights while in the facility. In New Mexico, any instance of nursing home negligence is unacceptable,...