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  • California officer guns down refugee in 'shooting stance'

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:49:04 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

  • 'All My Children' creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:21:58 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Agnes Nixon, the creative force behind the edgy and enduring TV soap operas "One Life to Live" and "All My Children," died Wednesday. She was 93.

  • The Latest: Police shooting victim was pointing e-cigarette

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:02:11 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a black man by police in a San Diego suburb (all times local):

  • Officer involved in deadly confrontation was sex-suit target

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:27:57 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — One of the officers involved in a deadly confrontation with an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb was demoted last year amid allegations that he sexually harassed a lesbian colleague.

  • Despite harsh reviews, Trump resists new debate approach

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:26:29 GMT

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump renewed his attacks against a former Miss Universe winner on Wednesday, showing no sign of making big changes to his message or debate preparation before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton. The outspoken Republican nominee instead pressed ahead with an aggressive strategy focused on speaking directly to his white, working-class loyalists across the Midwest.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Grand Theft Auto vs. Joyriding: Which Crime Depends on Time

    2016-09-28T12:57:07Z

    While the crimes of grand theft auto and joyriding may seem like the same thing, there is an important distinction between the two. The amount of time that the thief intends to dispossess the owner of their vehicle makes all the difference. Simply put: joyriding is when a person......

  • Gun Violence and Gun Laws in Washington, D.C.

    2016-09-27T21:56:40Z

    After decades in decline, overall violent crime rose by almost 4 percent last year and much of the increase was spurred by a rise in gun violence and murder rates in large cities. One of the cities struggling with gun violence is Washington, D.C., which saw homicides in one ward......

  • Haunted House Injury Lawsuit Settles for $125K

    2016-09-27T21:56:17Z

    Touring a haunted house attraction is supposed to be scary. If you rub shoulders with the Grim Reaper, you can count that as having a good time. But the dangers aren't supposed to be real. If they are, and if someone gets injured, the haunted house may face real......

  • 5 Recent Startup Lawsuits and What Your Small Biz Can Learn From Them

    2016-09-27T18:57:59Z

    If you pay attention to legal issues small businesses face, you've probably seen a lot of headlines recently about startups getting sued. Is this just a function of more startup business in the market? Or are startups especially susceptible to litigation? Here's a look at five startups that have been......

  • Top 5 Marital Property Questions During a Divorce

    2016-09-27T18:04:17Z

    Divorce is one of the hardest legal events anyone will ever face. When you divorce, you face losses that are not just emotional, but financial and legal as well. This blog series will help answer some basic questions you might have about divorce. After the child custody and support issues......

Supreme Court News

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Guns

    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:15:34 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — THE ISSUE: The right to bear arms is fundamental to the U.S., carved into the Constitution and seemingly embedded in the national DNA. But after a seemingly endless stretch of violence, Americans are confronting how far those rights extend, propelling gun issues to the forefront of this year's elections.

  • Today in History

    Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:01:19 GMT

    Today in History

  • Ex-Connecticut Gov. Rowland reports to prison for a 2nd time

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:42:46 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland reported to a federal prison in New York on Monday to begin serving a 2 ½-year sentence for conspiring to hide his work on political campaigns — a decade after he finished doing prison time for a corruption scandal that led him to resign from office in 2004.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in presidential election

    Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:31:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election

    Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:35:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:

Criminal Law News

  • Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:05:03 GMT

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said.

  • Man shot by police was distraught over best friend's death

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:59:43 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The unarmed black man shot by police in a San Diego suburb had a history of run-ins with authorities and was distraught over the recent death of his best friend.

  • California officer guns down refugee in 'shooting stance'

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:49:04 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Police shooting victim was pointing e-cigarette

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:02:11 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a black man by police in a San Diego suburb (all times local):

  • The Latest: Grandparents of school shooter found father dead

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:02:10 GMT

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded (all times local):

Political News

  • Philippines' Duterte to scrap future war games with US

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:09:12 GMT

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he is giving notice to the United States, his country's long-standing ally, that joint exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills.

  • Man shot by police was distraught over best friend's death

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:59:43 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The unarmed black man shot by police in a San Diego suburb had a history of run-ins with authorities and was distraught over the recent death of his best friend.

  • California officer guns down refugee in 'shooting stance'

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:49:04 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Police shooting victim was pointing e-cigarette

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:02:11 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a black man by police in a San Diego suburb (all times local):

  • Congress clears stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:58:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus.