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  • Cleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:51:58 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions.

  • Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:45:50 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — CeeLo Green has completed more than 150 hours of community service and is complying with counseling requirements that are conditions of his probation in a felony drug case, court records show.

  • Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:44:17 GMT

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend's shooting in Florida, saying it directly contradicts the argument his defense team has presented: He would not shoot a friend.

  • Amish jailed in beard-cutting attacks win lower sentences

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:39:26 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge reduced the prison sentences Monday for the leader of a breakaway Amish group and seven followers after hate crimes convictions were thrown out in their hair- and beard-chopping attacks against other members of the faith.

  • Russia, Ukraine reach gas deal to avoid cuts this month

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:35:35 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement late Monday to ensure natural gas supplies to war-torn Ukraine for the month of March, averting possible cuts that could have hit supplies to the European Union.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Top 3 Crime-Related Legal Questions From FindLaw Answers: Feb. 2015

    2015-02-27T17:50:01Z

    You've got questions... we've got answers. If you have not yet asked or answered a question in FindLaw's Answers community, what are you waiting for? This amazing free resource supports a dynamic community of legal consumers and attorneys helping each other out. Simple as that.We see a lot of great......

  • Robert De Niro Owes IRS an Uncool $6.4 M

    2015-02-26T23:27:01Z

    The Internal Revenue Service filed $6.4 million tax lien against Robert De Niro in response to the actor's 2013 1040 filing. The lien, filed three months ago, alleges the 71-year-old actor owes $6,410,449.20 to the IRS -- a sum possibly connected to his substantial real estate investments in New York......

  • Adrian Peterson's Suspension Overturned; NFL Slapped Again

    2015-02-26T22:05:01Z

    Adrian Peterson and the NFL Players Association have won their appeal of Peterson's indefinite suspension. A U.S. District Court judge has overturned an arbitrator's ruling that previously upheld the NFL's suspension of Peterson following his indictment on child abuse charges. The Peterson ruling comes three months after an arbitrator......

  • Indoor Slide at Rackspace Leads to Injuries, 2nd Lawsuit

    2015-02-26T21:15:01Z

    Fun workplaces are all the rage, but it turns out they can also be dangerous. Rackspace Hosting, a cloud computing company, installed a two-story slide at its Texas headquarters and is now being sued for the second time over injuries sustained on the slide. While the first slide-related lawsuit......

  • Military Court Reverses HIV-Related Aggravated Assault Conviction

    2015-02-26T19:51:01Z

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has reversed the aggravated assault conviction of former Air Force Tech. Sgt. David J.A. Gutierrez for withholding his HIV diagnosis from sexual partners.The court cited medical experts who explained there is a 1 in 500 chance of contracting HIV through......

Supreme Court News

  • High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:02:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.

  • Justices seem skeptical of independent electoral map boards

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:52:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, unwilling to limit partisan influence in redistricting in earlier cases, now seems poised to stop states that have tried to take matters into their own hands by removing map-drawing power from elected lawmakers.

  • Fisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:04:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court case of a fisherman hooked by a law meant to preserve documents, not fish, is renewing calls to curb the reach of criminal laws that critics say are too vague.

  • Former NYT executive editor Jill Abramson has book deal

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:23:40 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has a book deal for a work on the "creative disruption" caused by the rise of digital media.

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:07:55 GMT

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Criminal Law News

  • $4.8M in gold bars stolen in armored truck heist on highway

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:56:10 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars.

  • Cleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:51:58 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions.

  • Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:45:50 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — CeeLo Green has completed more than 150 hours of community service and is complying with counseling requirements that are conditions of his probation in a felony drug case, court records show.

  • Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:44:17 GMT

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend's shooting in Florida, saying it directly contradicts the argument his defense team has presented: He would not shoot a friend.

  • Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:26:11 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger.

Political News

  • Australia expected to announce more troops bound for Iraq

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:58:23 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia was expected to confirm Tuesday an increase in troops to be sent to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces to fight the Islamic State group.

  • Polish top senator: Russia banned me from Nemtsov's funeral

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:53:13 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate speaker said Monday that Russia's authorities have denied him entry into the country for the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

  • Franken skipping Netanyahu speech

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:52:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken says he will skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Tuesday

  • Cleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:51:58 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions.

  • New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:28:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.

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