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  • Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:48:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.

  • Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 03:18:16 GMT

    BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts.

  • Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:57:36 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.

  • Woman gets probation in boyfriend's death by neglect

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:47:22 GMT

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for fatally neglecting her boyfriend, who died several months after being taken to the hospital with bedsores, mold in his catheter and bug bites.

  • Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:06:06 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his favorite music, and whether he had ever experienced discrimination.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Do I Need a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor?

    2015-07-30T18:58:59Z

    I know what you're thinking: It's just a misdemeanor, right? No big deal -- I can handle this myself. But misdemeanors are crimes that can include jail time and are prone to turn into felonies if you're not careful. So while you may not think a misdemeanor charge is serious, you may......

  • Police Pull Plug on Chief Keef, Again

    2015-07-29T21:59:36Z

    It's a story almost too odd to already be cliche: Hammond, Indiana police literally pulled the plug on a holographic Chief Keef performance. It's the second time in as many weeks that such a Keef show has been shut down, after a similar appearance was previously shut down in Chicago.......

  • 3 Tips for Avoiding Inheritance Disputes

    2015-07-29T19:58:48Z

    Following the death of a relative, the last thing anyone wants is a fight over the assets of the deceased. Everyone, including those in the court system, want the process to go as smoothly as possible. With all of these good intentions, how do we still get into bitter disputes......

  • When Is It Too Late to Sue for Wrongful Death?

    2015-07-29T17:59:47Z

    Just about every criminal and civil case has a time limit — a statute of limitations that creates a deadline for filing a case. But there’s no statute of limitations for murder cases, so would the same be true for wrongful death claims? While wrongful death claims are still subject......

  • Can I Play Pandora in My Business?

    2015-07-29T15:09:59Z

    Technology has consistently made our favorite music more mobile. Music streaming sites like Pandora and Spotify allow us to have our own soundtrack everywhere we go. Businesses are also taking advantage of streaming sites. By now we've all seen a bartender or a barista with their phone plugged into the......

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Obama says US must step up care for aging Americans

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:18:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned Monday of an increasing urgency for the U.S. to care for older Americans as millions of baby boomers head into their golden years.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

Criminal Law News

  • Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:32:43 GMT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis Saturday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect, Tennessee police officials said.

  • Rapper arrested after encouraging fans to jump barricades

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 04:14:21 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials say rapper Travis Scott is facing disorderly conduct charges after encouraging fans to jump over security barricades during his performance at Lollapalooza.

  • Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 02:36:36 GMT

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as crews continue to battle the flames from the air and the ground.

  • Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:57:36 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.

  • Woman gets probation in boyfriend's death by neglect

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:47:22 GMT

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for fatally neglecting her boyfriend, who died several months after being taken to the hospital with bedsores, mold in his catheter and bug bites.

Political News

  • Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:48:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.

  • Mexico news photographer found slain in capital

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:42:13 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A photographer for the Mexican investigative magazine Proceso, who had fled his home state after being harassed, was among five people found slain early Saturday in an apartment in Mexico City, according to the magazine.

  • Peru government reports Shining Path captives rescued

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:24:33 GMT

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian security forces rescued 54 adults and children, mostly members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, who had been held by Shining Path rebels in a remote jungle region, government officials said.

  • 2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:12:23 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels on Sunday rammed an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.

  • China to close Beijing's airports during military parade

    Sun, 02 Aug 2015 04:29:38 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have announced they will close Beijing's two airports during a military parade next month to mark the anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II.