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  • In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:46:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979.

  • Judge: Navy's Hawaii, California training plan inadequate

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:37:54 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the National Marine Fisheries Service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's plans for training in waters off Hawaii and Southern California.

  • Purported kidnappers want apology from California police

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:09:44 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two major California newspapers say they've received emails from a person claiming responsibility for a woman's abduction, including one demanding that police apologize to the woman for calling it a hoax.

  • Tuskegee Airman Leslie A. Williams dies in California at 95

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:35:40 GMT

    PATTERSON, Calif. (AP) — Leslie A. Williams, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen, which broke the military color barrier during World War II, has died in California. He was 95.

  • State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:05:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.

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  • Amanda Knox Acquitted: Will She Sue For Wrongful Conviction?

    2015-03-31T18:53:23Z

    Amanda Knox. You may have heard her name a few times in the last eight years. During that time, she was accused of murder, convicted, acquitted, convicted again, and, finally, acquitted one more time. Now that she has finally been exonerated, Knox may be seeking compensation for the four years......

  • ICYMI: FindLaw Blogs Report on New Laws Comin' Atcha in 2015

    2015-03-31T18:53:23Z

    One of the major function of FindLaw's legal professional and consumer blogs is keeping each audience up to date on changes in the law, whether it's through statute or court ruling. It's only March, but we've been busily reporting on new laws that will take effect in 2015 since at......

  • Personal Injury Judgment in a Divorce: Community or Separate Property?

    2015-03-31T18:52:37Z

    A divorce is emotionally difficult on its own, without factoring in the division of property that comes with it. And in some cases, the law surrounding who gets what only adds to the confusion. Take a monetary award in a personal injury case, for example: when you get divorced,......

  • What Is The Difference Between a Tenant and a Lodger?

    2015-03-31T16:53:02Z

    You're a landlord. You let someone rent your house or a room in your house. Is he a tenant or a lodger? Is there a difference? The rights and responsibilities of a landlord are many. However, if you don't know the difference between a tenant and a lodger, you may......

  • How Long Will My Workers' Comp Claim Take?

    2015-03-31T16:08:53Z

    For many people, a work related injury doesn't just mean pain and suffering. It means days of work will be missed, medical bills will pile up, or money will get tight. Most people will need their workers' compensation benefits as soon as possible. So, how long will a workers' compensation......

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:43 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

  • Supreme Court sides with Idaho in Medicaid pay dispute

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:43:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

  • 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.

Criminal Law News

  • In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:46:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979.

  • Oil heir Andrew Getty found dead at Hollywood Hills home

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:42:29 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of the late oil billionaire J. Paul Getty and one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was found dead Tuesday in his Hollywood Hills home, police and family members said.

  • Purported kidnappers want apology from California police

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:09:44 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two major California newspapers say they've received emails from a person claiming responsibility for a woman's abduction, including one demanding that police apologize to the woman for calling it a hoax.

  • Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:43:49 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man stormed into a medical office building in downtown Fresno and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself, police in central California said Tuesday.

  • Family: Man dead at Hollywood Hills home is Andrew Getty

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:23:35 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A statement from the Getty family says a man found dead in a Hollywood Hills home is Getty oil fortune heir Andrew Getty.

Political News

  • Leftist Colombian jurist Carlos Gaviria dies at 77

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:45:46 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carlos Gaviria, a former Colombian presidential candidate who became an icon of the country's democratic left while presiding over its constitutional court, died Tuesday night. He was 77.

  • Judge: Navy's Hawaii, California training plan inadequate

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:37:54 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the National Marine Fisheries Service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's plans for training in waters off Hawaii and Southern California.

  • Bull runs along: Stocks end 1Q up for 9th straight quarter

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:02:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The bull market slowed to a trot but didn't stop this winter.

  • Today in History

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:43 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

  • Leftist Colombian jurist Gaviria dies at 77

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:48:15 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian presidential candidate who became an icon of the country*s democratic left while presiding over its progressive constitutional court has died.