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  • New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:54:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.

  • Governor in a political firestorm over Indiana law

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:54:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was considered one of the few Republican presidential prospects who could unite the GOP's business wing with religious conservatives.

  • McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:53:48 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy.

  • Arkansas Senate approves updated religious-objections bill

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:52:29 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics that included his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.

  • Stymied treasure hunter still believes cargo on shipwreck

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:50:39 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A treasure hunter stopped by a judge from trying to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod says he still thinks the valuable cargo is aboard.

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  • Is it Hit and Run if You Leave a Note?

    2015-04-01T18:56:07Z

    It was just a love tap. Your car barely hit that other car. You can't even see the scratch unless you look closely. Should you stay? Should you go? Would it be hit and run? Most of us know that when we get into a car accident, especially if......

  • What Is a Suspended Sentence?

    2015-04-01T17:02:27Z

    Maybe you heard about a famous athlete getting a suspended sentence, or you or someone you know has been offered one as a plea bargain. But what is a suspended sentence and how does it work? While sentencing rules vary by jurisdiction, judges often have significant leeway in sentencing,......

  • How to Evict an Adult Child

    2015-04-01T12:57:25Z

    Maybe it was nice having your recent college graduate back home for a little. (Or maybe your child didn't go away to school.) And maybe the job market really is that rough out there. (Or maybe you're wondering if your son or daughter is even looking.) Either way, if......

  • Harvey Weinstein Accused of Molesting Model

    2015-03-31T21:55:28Z

    In a story almost too sadly cliche, a famous producer has been accused of sexually assaulting a beautiful young girl. Harvey Weinstein, movie mogul and co-founder of Miramax, is accused of groping a 22-year-old model. Weinstein and the model first met at the red-carpet premiere of Weinstein's New York......

  • How to Testify at a Deposition

    2015-03-31T21:54:06Z

    We see people testify all the time on courtroom dramas, but not all testimony is given on the witness stand at trial. Before a trial ever takes place, lawyers from both sides are able to interview potential witnesses as part of the discovery process. If you are required to......

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.

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  • Governor in a political firestorm over Indiana law

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:54:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was considered one of the few Republican presidential prospects who could unite the GOP's business wing with religious conservatives.

  • Arkansas Senate approves updated religious-objections bill

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:52:29 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics that included his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.

  • Stymied treasure hunter still believes cargo on shipwreck

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:50:39 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A treasure hunter stopped by a judge from trying to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod says he still thinks the valuable cargo is aboard.

  • Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:34:47 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control — with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give it absolute power.

  • Hugo Chavez' favorite daughter makes UN debut as US bashed

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:09:27 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With more than a million Twitter followers and no diplomatic experience, the favorite daughter of Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez made her debut Wednesday as her country's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.