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  • Gamblers' abuse claims test sovereignty of US tribal casinos

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:40:35 GMT

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — For gamblers skilled at counting cards, it can be especially risky to play at America's tribal casinos: Those who have gotten caught tell stories of seized winnings, wrongful detentions, or worse.

  • The Latest: Banner against austerity in Athens taken down

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:36:26 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):

  • Militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 53

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:32:09 GMT

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 53 soldiers, security and military officials said.

  • Obama: US embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:31:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility.

  • Turnout slim as thousands in Hong Kong rally for democracy

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:28:14 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout was noticeably lower than in recent years, reflecting an impasse after a year of bitter battles over political reform. Legal Blogs

  • Top Performing Pages on FindLaw This Month


    It's been a busy June at FindLaw, with over 7 million visits to pages this month alone. So what were our top performing pages of the past 30 days, and what was our audience most interested in learning about? Let's take a look at the numbers:......

  • Can a Burglar Sue the Homeowner for Injuries?


    A burglar smashed your living room window to break into your home. While he was in the process of taking your flat screen television off the wall, he steps on your kid's toy car and falls on his back, spraining it. The TV then falls on his face breaking......

  • Lawn Mower Injuries: Can You Sue?


    Summer is here. Grass is growing. Time to break out the lawn mower — but be careful! Every year, more people are getting injured by lawn mowers. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 83,291 people were injured by lawn mowers in 2011. Of those people injured, 3,780 were children......

  • 5 Tips to Avoid an LGBT Employment Discrimination Lawsuit


    While same-sex couples can now legally marry in every state, LGBT people still face discrimination in many other areas of life. LGBT people face employment discrimination everyday, but it doesn't have to be that way. Here are five tips to prevent LGBT employment discrimination and avoid lawsuits:......

  • Which States Now Issues Same-Sex Marriage Licenses?


    While many are celebrating the Supreme Court's decision in favor of marriage equality in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, many others are still trying to resist the tide of progress. Before the ruling came out last Friday, 15 states still had bans on same-sex marriage. Of those states,......

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  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:01 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.

  • Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:14:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:41:07 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

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