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  • Protesters return to riot-scarred Ferguson streets

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:41:17 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

  • Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:22:57 GMT

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

  • Today in History

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:04 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2014. There are 35 days left in the year.

  • Police order protesters off Ferguson streets

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:39:50 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Officers have ordered protesters off Ferguson streets after what had been several hours of largely peaceful demonstrations.

  • Tough to make a case against police in shootings

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:29:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of bringing criminal charges against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case.

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  • Child With Fake Gun Shot By Ohio Officer, Dies From Wounds

    2014-11-25T14:01:55Z

    A child who was carrying a fake gun died from his wounds on Sunday after being shot by an Ohio police officer on a playground. Tamir Rice, 12, was identified by the Cuyahoga County medical examiner as the victim of this fatal shooting, which occurred outside of Cudell Recreation......

  • Ferguson Grand Jury: No Indictment for Darren Wilson

    2014-11-25T03:15:00Z

    On November 24, 2014, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri delivered its long-awaited decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager. The grand jury was presented with five different options for what to charge, ranging from first-degree......

  • 2 Ohio Death Row Inmates Exonerated After 39 Years

    2014-11-24T22:31:00Z

    Two Ohio men sentenced to death for a 1975 murder have been exonerated after 39 years in prison. Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman were set free after the prosecution's key witness recanted his testimony during a hearing last week, reports The Plain Dealer. Following the hearing, the prosecution dropped......

  • Highway Accidents: When Should You Sue?

    2014-11-24T22:14:00Z

    With the holiday travel season at hand, millions of Americans will be hitting highways. Unfortunately, some of them may be involved in an accident. Not every car accident will result in a lawsuit. In many cases, vehicle damage and injuries may be covered by insurance claims. In some instances,......

  • 'The Good Wife': Good Law? - Season 6, Episode 10

    2014-11-24T21:00:00Z

    As the mid-season finale of The Good Wife, "The Trial," features both an actual trial -- Cary's criminal conspiracy trial -- as well as the continuing trials and tribulations of Alicia's political campaign. In "The Trial," Alicia is confronted by a joke shared with her daughter Grace that threatens......

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

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  • Protesters return to riot-scarred Ferguson streets

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:41:17 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

  • Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:22:57 GMT

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

  • Thai police kept illicit fortune in hidden vaults

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:49:01 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Two top police officers embroiled in a high-profile corruption scandal in Thailand kept an illicit fortune that included antique paintings, golden postage stamps and tens of millions of dollars in cash hidden in secret vaults at a dozen private residences, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Hong Kong police arrest student protest leaders

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:33:06 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more than 100 people, including key student leaders.

  • Killings surge in Mexico state at tip of Baja

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:04:01 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The normally bucolic, vacationer-crowded state at the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has become a battleground, with dozens of killings in a power struggle following the capture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman nearly a year ago.

Political News

  • Protesters return to riot-scarred Ferguson streets

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:41:17 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

  • South Asian leaders gather at regional summit

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:36:00 GMT

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, have gathered in Nepal's capital to boost cooperation in trade and energy and seek greater peace in the region, home to more than a fifth of the world's population.

  • Officials: US drone kills 4 militants in Pakistan

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:31:50 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed four alleged militants in the country's tribal region along the Afghan border.

  • Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:28:39 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked.

  • Developers look to create underground NYC park

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:10:53 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees.

Trending Legal News

  • Prevalence of fatal asbestos diseases in Allegheny County

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:07:12 GMT

    Before safety regulations were in place in the 1980s, many Pennsylvania workers were exposed regularly to mineral fibers toxic to their health. Symptoms of asbestos injuries commonly remain dormant for 20 to 50 years. Consequently, asbestos attorneys are seeing...

  • What should you do after a car accident?

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:58:23 GMT

    With so many cars on the road in the New York City area, it is hard to imagine a single day going by without a motor vehicle accident. Following an accident, you will have a lot on your mind....

  • Attention to contract terms prevents Colorado business disputes

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:40:26 GMT

    Careful consideration of contract terms helps Fort Collins business owners avoid unnecessary and costly legal disputes. Contracts spell out the parties' obligations to one another. Business law attorneys advise taking the time to clarify duties and expectations before making...

  • Property division: Pets count as property to be divided

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:08:19 GMT

    Birds and other pets are often thought of as members of the family. When your family includes a precious pet and a spouse, there is a chance that you might have to part with your pet if you and...

  • Home and car accidents: Others may disregard your child’s risk

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:25:14 GMT

    Most moms and dads are careful drivers, especially when their children are riding in the car, too. New Jersey, as in other states, has specific safety rules and guidelines that apply to drivers and passengers. They are especially stringent...