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  • South Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:27:52 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

  • Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:23:32 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

  • In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:19:23 GMT

    CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The standard "peacemaker" in this highlands Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who wield it.

  • Private firms filling Latin America's security gap

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:18:25 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from an escort truck and demanded the valuable cargo in exchange for their release.

  • Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:16:04 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster.

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  • Which States Use Criminal Grand Juries?

    2014-11-26T14:41:00Z

    Following last night's announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, many may have questions about how grand juries operate. Grand juries are generally called on to decide whether there is probable cause to......

  • Ga. Supreme Court OKs Private Probation, Denies Extending Sentences

    2014-11-25T23:51:40Z

    The Georgia Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it was constitutional for private probation companies to monitor offenders but ruled it was illegal to extend sentences once imposed. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the state's High Court found that private probation supervision companies like Sentinel Offender Services were allowed......

  • When Does a Bruised Knee Become a Lawsuit?

    2014-11-25T22:59:17Z

    Thanks to human anatomy, your knees tend to be an easy place to bruise when you fall. Also called a patellar contusion by medical professionals, a bruised knee may initially seem like nothing. But sometimes a bruised knee is the first sign of more serious medical problems following an......

  • 'Steve Harvey Show' Slapped With $42.3M Music Theft Lawsuit

    2014-11-25T22:55:08Z

    "The Steve Harvey Show" has been slapped with a $42.3 million lawsuit over allegations that the program stole music owned by the We 3 Kings. The music publishing company claims that the self-titled show of comedian Steve Harvey used its unlicensed music without its permission and without paying We......

  • Should Franchises Purchase Business Insurance?

    2014-11-25T20:00:00Z

    Turning a successful business into a franchise is a great way to turn a good idea into a great company. But that success may also create the need for additional business insurance. With the rise in lawsuits targeting chain businesses, insurers are now offering new types of business insurance......

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  • South Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:27:52 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

  • Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:23:32 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

  • In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:19:23 GMT

    CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The standard "peacemaker" in this highlands Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who wield it.

  • Private firms filling Latin America's security gap

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:18:25 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from an escort truck and demanded the valuable cargo in exchange for their release.

  • Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:16:04 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster.

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  • South Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:27:52 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

  • Private firms filling Latin America's security gap

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:18:25 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from an escort truck and demanded the valuable cargo in exchange for their release.

  • In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:06:13 GMT

    CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The vigilantes collared the short, pot-bellied man at Cajamarca's teeming outdoor market and marched him to their storefront. He was a serial pickpocket, they said.

  • South Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:45:23 GMT

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders flew to a mountain resort near Nepal's capital Thursday for a last effort to reach agreements on roads, railways and energy, and for a much-anticipated meeting between Pakistan and Indian leaders.

  • Philippines unlikely to meet full-year growth goal

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:42:34 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is unlikely to meet its 2014 growth target after the economy's expansion slowed to 5.3 percent in the third quarter.

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  • Texas real estate purchases: why a title search?

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:54:17 GMT

    If you are buying or selling property in El Paso, Texas, and you are not versed in real estate law, you probably don't want to attempt to go it alone. Real estate procedures and laws can be very complex....

  • Justice for victims of drunk driving through civil litigation

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:48:40 GMT

    The number of accidents caused by drunk drivers is truly staggering. As reported in one of our previous web posts, over 10,000 Americans died as a result of drunk drivers in 2012. Here in New Jersey, approximately 550 residents...

  • The victims of Massachusetts dog bites and their injuries

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:29:10 GMT

    Despite what some Boston residents believe, any dog -- pure bred or mixed breed -- may bite. For some dogs, biting occurs only after extreme provocation. Victims bear the pain and suffering, no matter what precedes a dog bite...

  • Could new approach yield more equal distribution of green cards?

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:21:55 GMT

    Each year people from nations throughout the globe seek to live in the United States. For many, that entails obtaining a green card. While the process of securing legal permanent residence is the same for all individuals, a recent study...

  • 2 face drug cases after kids test positive for methamphetamine

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:15:31 GMT

    For people who are facing drug charges, it is sometimes difficult to offer a suitable defense because of the evidence and circumstances surrounding the case. In those cases, it is vital that defendants have representation that can present their...