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  • Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:41:52 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.

  • Failed bitcoin exchange chief Karpeles arrested in Japan

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:13:17 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have arrested Mark Karpeles, head of Mt. Gox, a failed bitcoin exchange on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million.

  • Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fight

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:49:05 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Abortion rights advocates locked in a public relations battle with abortion opponents over videos of Planned Parenthood leaders discussing the use of aborted fetuses got some good news from two courts in California.

  • APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:33:15 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.

  • Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:01:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran.

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

  • Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:41:52 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.

  • Failed bitcoin exchange chief Karpeles arrested in Japan

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:13:17 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have arrested Mark Karpeles, head of Mt. Gox, a failed bitcoin exchange on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million.

  • Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:12:43 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 an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground.

  • Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:08:28 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file.

  • Several wildfires blacken dry California's golden hills

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:28:45 GMT

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blackening the golden hills of California grew deadly Friday, killing a firefighter on the far northern end of the state while triggering the evacuations of hundreds of people elsewhere.

Political News

  • Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:41:52 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.

  • Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:59:06 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions.

  • Saudi official says bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:54:41 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in a private jet crash in southern England, a Saudi ambassador said, but did not further identify the dead.

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:21:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

  • A look at Hillary Clinton's medical background

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:20:35 GMT

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has released a letter from her doctor that declared her to be in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States." She is the first candidate for president in 2016 to release detailed information about her personal health. A closer look: