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  • Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:49:41 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally may have difficulty with their attempts to hold the city legally liable for their daughter's death, legal experts say.

  • Advocates hope California's solitary settlement spreads

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:33:54 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reform groups are hoping a landmark settlement to effectively end indefinite solitary confinement in California state prisons will soon spread.

  • AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:20:05 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his psychiatrist that he wanted to kill people to make up for his failure in science.

  • Trial set for couple accused of trying to join Islamic State

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:16:37 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A young Mississippi couple accused of attempting to join the Islamic State are scheduled for trial Oct. 26 after a grand jury indicted them on charges that they tried to aid the terrorist organization.

  • Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time'

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:31:37 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Teen Sentenced to 11 Years for Online Aid to Islamic State

    2015-09-01T16:55:45Z

    A 17-year-old high school student has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for using social media accounts to assist supporters of the Islamic State. U.S. officials have declared the militant group, also referred to as ISIL or ISIS, a terrorist organization. Ali Shukri Amin admitted to using......

  • How Long Will It Take to Settle My Injury Lawsuit?

    2015-09-01T12:59:11Z

    It all depends. That's the standard and most honest answer for just about every legal question, and nowhere is it more true than when it comes to injury settlements. The severity of the injury claim, the time passed since the injury, and the forum for settlement negotiations are just some......

  • Can You Sue an Employee for Stealing?

    2015-08-31T19:59:51Z

    Dealing with customer theft is one thing, but what happens when it's your own employees stealing from your store? Of course there are criminal laws against theft, but that may not get you the full value of what was stolen. So can you file a lawsuit against an employee......

  • 5 Tips to Prevent Daytime Burglaries

    2015-08-31T17:46:00Z

    Kids are heading back to school, which may mean your house will be empty while you're at work all day. Even if your neighborhood has never experienced burglaries, that doesn't mean it won't happen. Daytime burglaries are the most common and can be the costliest. Here are some tips......

  • Birthright Citizenship -- Can States Decide?

    2015-08-31T16:54:43Z

    Ever since the Fourteenth Amendment was passed in 1868, the U.S. Constitution has guaranteed the citizenship of any person born in the United States. But in the past few weeks, Republican presidential candidates have been calling for an end to birthright citizenship. How could a new president change the......

Supreme Court News

  • Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

  • Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:01:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:31 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:34 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:01 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Criminal Law News

  • Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:49:41 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally may have difficulty with their attempts to hold the city legally liable for their daughter's death, legal experts say.

  • Thai police say arrested suspect's fingerprints same as ones on bomb-making material

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:41:32 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say arrested suspect's fingerprints same as ones on bomb-making material.

  • AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:20:05 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his psychiatrist that he wanted to kill people to make up for his failure in science.

  • CEOs big news can cause ripple effects for company

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:15:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is promising to be away from the job for just a "limited time" when she gives birth to twins later this year, but the development only adds to the uncertainty some investors have long had about Yahoo.

  • Immunity lifted, prosecutors close in on Guatemala president

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:01:48 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors wasted no time in pressing their corruption investigation of President Otto Perez Molina, persuading a judge to bar him from leaving the country just hours after a historic congressional vote to strip his immunity from prosecution.

Political News

  • Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:49:41 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally may have difficulty with their attempts to hold the city legally liable for their daughter's death, legal experts say.

  • In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:25:26 GMT

    SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.

  • North Korea denies it apologized over mine blast

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:11:26 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea insisted Tuesday that its recent expression of "regret" over a mine explosion that maimed two South Korean soldiers was not an apology, as Seoul claims it was — throwing doubt on tentative moves toward detente between the rivals.

  • Immunity lifted, prosecutors close in on Guatemala president

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:01:48 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors wasted no time in pressing their corruption investigation of President Otto Perez Molina, persuading a judge to bar him from leaving the country just hours after a historic congressional vote to strip his immunity from prosecution.

  • Prosecutor: 2nd video emerges of deadly shooting by deputies

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:42:35 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A second video has emerged that gives authorities a "very clear view" of a confrontation between deputies and a Texas man who had his hands raised before he was shot and killed, a prosecutor said Tuesday.