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  • Can I Go to Jail for Not Paying a Loan?


    States all over the country are being sued by civil rights groups for aggressive debt collection by their courts. This has led to much discussion of what is being called a new debtor's prison system in the US, and also to some confusion. Technically, you cannot go to jail......

  • No Child Left Behind Finally Will Get Revised


    The federal government is reconsidering the controversial education bill No Child Left Behind this week. What it will mean for your child is unclear at this point. But there is consensus across the country and across party lines that there is reason to be critical and that it's time......

  • Cyber Monday Roundup for Small Business


    It's the bookend of the biggest sales weekend of the year. Cyber Monday is here, and we hope your small business was ready. Because, as entrepreneurs have learned, Cyber Monday can actually hurt small and local businesses. Here are a few tales of Cyber Monday shenanigans and how to......

  • Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer


    If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be thinking of filing a lawsuit. And few things are as important to a lawsuit as your lawyer. Finding and hiring the right attorney can seem like a daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to look or what you’re......

  • Does Shoplifting Go on Your Record?


    Yes, Christmas shopping is expensive. But you know what's more costly? A criminal conviction. Not only could a shoplifting charge be expensive (from the costs of defending yourself and paying fines), but a shoplifting conviction could go on your record and stay there. Here's how shoplifting could go on......

Supreme Court News

  • High court won't review Michigan murder case

    Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:19:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that it won't consider reinstating the conviction of a Michigan man charged with a 1988 murder in a drug dispute.

  • Obama still pondering death penalty's role in justice system

    Fri, 27 Nov 2015 08:46:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.

  • Where's death penalty in push for criminal justice overhaul?

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:50:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.

  • Obama struggles with stance on the death penalty

    Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:17:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making a hard case for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system, but where he stands on the death penalty is unclear.

  • AP FACT CHECK: When truth is a casualty of terrorist fears

    Sat, 21 Nov 2015 17:09:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If truth is the first casualty of war, it can also take a beating in a time of terrorism. A week of raging debate over Syrian refugees and Islamic State violence has scattered misinformation everywhere.

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Political News

  • Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad's future

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:59:26 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country's long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come overnight.

  • UK panel: Heathrow plans must address air quality issues

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:56:52 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's government should not give the go-ahead for the expansion of Heathrow airport until its officials can show they will comply with air quality, noise and other environmental concerns, a parliamentary committee report said Tuesday.

  • Cuba imposes travel permit for doctors to limit brain drain

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:53:25 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it is reimposing a hated travel permit requirement on many doctors, requiring them to get permission to leave the country in an attempt to counter a brain drain that it blames on the United States.

  • Obama says he hopes shooting at Colorado clinic spurs action

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:53:06 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama says he hopes the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado spurs conversation and action on deterring gun violence.

  • Texas attorney general back in court over fraud indictment

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:51:55 GMT

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is expected back in court on felony charges of defrauding investors.