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  • Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:53:50 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:31:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

  • Ferguson announcement does not appear imminent

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:25:32 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even though there was no sign that the grand jury had reached a decision.

  • Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:38:20 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident.

  • Woman who was raped, burned dies in Kansas

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:04:45 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.

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  • Calif. Couple Busted Over Alleged Pot Sales on Silk Road 2.0

    2014-11-21T20:43:01Z

    A California couple has been charged for an alleged conspiracy to make and distribute pot on the recent incarnation of a black-market website, Silk Road 2.0. David Schell, 54, and Teri Schell, 59, of Durham, were indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday for conspiracy to make and distribute......

  • Obama's Executive Order on Immigration: 5 Things You Should Know

    2014-11-21T19:36:01Z

    President Obama has announced that he will take executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. This executive order, announced in the president's speech to the nation Thursday night, will not grant amnesty or any sort of permanent legal status to those illegal immigrants covered by the action.......

  • Top 5 Legal Lies From 'HTGAWM' S1 E9 ('Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me')

    2014-11-21T18:24:01Z

    So we finally found out #WhoKilledSam, and it was... Wes? "Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me" had its hand on the suspense tiller for this one, initially teasing that Michaela had somehow killed him by causing him to fall over the railing. And as you may have guessed, this......

  • Can You Sue If a Box Falls on You at a Store?

    2014-11-21T15:44:01Z

    Shopping at a big box store can be exciting and cheap, but it's all fun and games until a box falls on you. Anyone who's visited a warehouse store like Costco or Sam's Club can attest that merchandise is packed almost from floor to ceiling, with incredibly heavy items like......

  • Start With a Question, End With FindLaw Answers

    2014-11-21T00:25:01Z

    Ever since you were a kid, you had questions like, Why is that...? How can I...? When do you...? That impulse to ask doesn't end with childhood. Inquisitive adults have a whole different set of interests and concerns, and yet the legal world that intersects them can still look like......

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  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Library honoring Billy Joel with pop music prize

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:56:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Billy Joel has more than a few powerful friends in Washington with a musical legacy powerful enough to draw cheers from both sides of the political aisle Wednesday.

  • Missouri governor denies clemency for Leon Taylor

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:52:48 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's governor denied clemency late Tuesday night for convicted killer Leon Taylor, clearing the way for his lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court also rejected his final appeals.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:56:02 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid Tuesday by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution, just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Criminal Law News

  • Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:57:16 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, before he was shot to death by other law enforcement officers, authorities said.

  • Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:53:50 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

  • Ferguson announcement does not appear imminent

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:25:32 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even though there was no sign that the grand jury had reached a decision.

  • Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:38:20 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident.

  • Woman who was raped, burned dies in Kansas

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:04:45 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.

Political News

  • Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:57:16 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, before he was shot to death by other law enforcement officers, authorities said.

  • Mexico confirms US agent wounded in north in July

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:53:31 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican navy confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. marshal was wounded in Mexico while working with naval personnel in the northwestern state of Sinaloa during the summer.

  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:31:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

  • Poland's ruling party wins local elections

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:17:17 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Results for local elections in Poland show the governing Civic Platform party as the winner, a surprise outcome given that exit polls had predicted a defeat for the pro-European party.

  • Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:38:20 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident.

Trending Legal News

  • 3 allegedly suffer drunk driving injuries after a multi-car crash

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:52:20 GMT

    Many people will be traveling to and from different locations visiting friends and family during the holiday season. During this time of year, people tend to consume more alcohol than normal and some then get behind the wheel. This, unfortunately,...

  • Race in the criminal justice system is a life & death issue

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:44:58 GMT

    Recent events have reminded us that racial tensions are still high in many parts of the United States. A particularly strong reminder of this problem is the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this summer. Protests continued for weeks after a...

  • Man becomes famous for owing child support for 25 children

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:41:48 GMT

    There are many people who seek to be famous. However, one father became famous for reasons he probably did not want. Among local government employees, he is famous for not paying child support for 25 children, which is a significant...

  • Police obligated to announce DUI checkpoints in advance

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:03:15 GMT

    Let's say that you go out on a Friday night with a few of your friends to a local bar. Foolishly, your group decides to go without a designated driver -- but you're aware enough to tone back your night...

  • Saturation patrol snares numerous people in Bay Area

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:18:46 GMT

    A saturation patrol was performed last weekend in the Bay Area, leading to a number of vehicles being stopped and a couple of people receiving drunk driving charges. Four police departments coordinated on the patrol, performing it last Saturday night...