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  • Under D.C.'s Recreational Marijuana Law, What's Legal, What's Not?

    2015-02-26T19:11:01Z

    Recreational pot is now legal in Washington, D.C., to a certain extent. Initiative 71 took effect at midnight, after some 70 percent of District residents voted to approve the measure last fall. While some possession and private consumption of marijuana is now permitted in the capital, D.C.'s pot scene......

  • Walmart, EEOC Settle Age, Disability Discrimination Case: 3 Lessons

    2015-02-25T22:20:01Z

    Walmart has settled a lawsuit brought by the EEOC on behalf of David Moorman, a former manager at a Walmart store in Keller, Texas. The suit alleged age and disability discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According......

  • 'American Sniper' Murder Trial: 5 Things to Know About the Verdict

    2015-02-25T19:39:01Z

    Eddie Ray Routh has been found guilty of murdering former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield. The jury sentenced Routh, a former U.S. Marine, to life in prison without the possibility of parole, concluding what had been dubbed the "American Sniper" trial after Kyle's autobiography......

  • 7 Ways to Get (Most of) Your Security Deposit Returned

    2015-02-25T17:47:01Z

    The minute we fork over that lump sum at the beginning of our lease, we're worried (or we should be) about how to get a security deposit returned from a landlord. Landlords are already keeping track of the kinds of costs they can deduct from your deposit, so you should......

  • Marshawn Lynch to Trademark 'I'm Just Here So I Won't Get Fined'

    2015-02-25T16:36:01Z

    Marshawn Lynch gave the same answer, "I'm just here so I won't get fined," in response to every question during his initial Super Bowl press conference. (He followed that up with a chorus of "You know why I'm here" the next day.) Now the Seattle Seahawks running back is......

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  • Amsterdam warns tourists white heroin being sold as cocaine

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:54:26 GMT

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Authorities in Amsterdam are warning about potentially lethal white heroin that is being sold as cocaine after three Danish tourists became ill in the city this week.

  • 'Black Madam' testifies at buttocks-injection murder trial

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:53:23 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer she injected with silicone is testifying about the products she used for underground buttocks enhancements.

  • Mexico official: Top capo nabbed in western Michoacan state

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:42:25 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords who terrorized the western state of Michoacan as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official.

  • Police: 7 fatally shot, gunman dead in southern Missouri

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:41:10 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gunman went house to house, fatally shooting seven people and wounding one overnight in a small southern Missouri town before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday.

  • Police: 7 fatally shot, gunman dead in southeastern Missouri

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:36:42 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gunman went house to house, fatally shooting seven people and wounding one overnight in a small southeastern Missouri town before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday.

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  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:54:42 GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.

  • Mexico official: Top capo nabbed in western Michoacan state

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:42:25 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords who terrorized the western state of Michoacan as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official.

  • Rubio: Obama sees deal with Iran as his legacy

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:35:57 GMT

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law was the legacy of his first term and he is pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran as the hallmark of his second, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida told conservative activists on Friday.

  • Soviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw square

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:34:20 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw city councilors have banned a 1945 monument of Polish-Soviet World War II brotherhood in arms from being returned to its place in a city square.

  • UK spies face questions about failure to stop 'Jihadi John'

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:30:56 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that Britain's intelligence services do a good job and make "incredibly difficult judgments," after revelations that the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" had been on their radar for years.

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  • What are the duties of a parenting coordinator?

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:24:24 GMT

    Sometimes British Columbia parents are unable to agree on matters regarding the custody of their children. When this happens, the court could impose a parenting coordination order on the parents, making them meet with a parenting coordinator. However, not everyone...

  • What to know about being an executor

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:34:05 GMT

    Being appointed as an executor to a love one’s will may be an honorable role, or it could be completely terrifying, depending on your temperament. Outside of that, it is helpful to know what is going to be expected of...

  • What are grandparents’ rights in North Carolina?

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:18:45 GMT

    The issue of child custody often becomes the primary struggle between couples in Charlotte divorce cases. Yet if settling on an acceptable child custody agreement between two divorcing parents can be difficult, imagine how much more so it can be...

  • Fiduciaries may be liable for breaches under federal rules

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:10:30 GMT

    Fiduciaries are individuals empowered to act or manage assets on behalf of other parties, and in Kansas and other jurisdictions, their behaviors are governed by explicit laws. Even if a fiduciary does not take an illegal action on their own,...

  • Domestic violence victims and their financial options

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:10:27 GMT

    Incidents of domestic violence often become the subject of criminal proceedings. However, many of these incidents also result in civil cases where the injured party is able to receive payment for some of the damages experienced through the dispute. While...