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  • APNewsBreak: Fishing groups seek Atlantic wind farm delay

    Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:43:26 GMT

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Commercial fishing companies, trade groups and three fishing-based municipalities are seeking to delay the lease sale of an Atlantic Ocean site between New York and New Jersey that federal officials envision as the home of a massive offshore wind energy project.

  • Court upholds death sentence of condemned Ohio killer of 11

    Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:42:10 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home.

  • Recount ends in Michigan after 3 days; ongoing in Wisconsin

    Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:41:31 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots.

  • The Latest: Judge denies mistrial request in church slayings

    Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:38:25 GMT

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the federal death-penalty trial of a white man charged with killing nine black people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):

  • Lawyer: FBI agent who shot at Michigan officer felt paranoid

    Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:36:57 GMT

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for an FBI agent arrested in western Michigan for firing his gun at a police officer outside a fitness club says the agent was feeling paranoid and only vaguely recalls what happened. Legal Blogs

  • When Is Computer Hacking a Crime?


    Although the media portrays hackers as malicious computer programmers, it doesn't actually take as much know-how as one might expect to violate computer hacking laws. For starters, merely accessing another person's e-mail or social media accounts without authorization violates a decades-old federal law, and can also violate state and......

  • Legal Risks of Holiday Hires


    Employers big and small are gearing up for the holiday rush, and for many that means bringing on additional staff to handle the workload. And while bosses may think there's less risk in hiring an employee for a few weeks rather than a few years, temporary and seasonal employees can......

  • Can I Legally Evict My 18 Year Old?


    When a child turns 18, a parent's legal obligation to financially support their child ends. While a parent's love may be unconditional, parents of minor children are obligated to house, feed, and pay for their children's needs. But when a child turns 18, parents can, in fact, legally evict......

  • Warning Signs That You're Too Old to Drive


    There is no bright line rule that says once a driver reaches a certain age that they must give up their license. While a few states have laws requiring older drivers to confirm they are physically able to continue driving, most do not. Instead, drivers must use their best discretion......

  • Study: 'Drowsy Driving' as Risky as Driving Drunk


    You know you're not at your best when you're not well-rested. But being a little off your game when you're behind the wheel can be especially dangerous. A new study found that missing just one or two hours of sleep could double your risk of a car accident, and that......

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  • House to clear stopgap spending, water projects measures

    Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:29:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is advancing hard-fought legislation to help Flint, Michigan, fix its lead-tainted water system and speed next year's confirmation for retired Gen. James Mattis as President-elect Donald Trump's defense secretary.

  • Congress approves biomedical bill as leaders eye adjournment

    Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:51:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With an atypical burst of bipartisanship, the Senate shipped legislation to President Barack Obama on Wednesday lowering hurdles for government drug approvals as the 114th Congress bumped toward the end of a two-year run highlighted by upheaval and stalemate.

  • High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

    Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:51:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

  • Supreme Court upholds broad power to curb insider trading

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:17:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the government in a legal clash over the nation's insider trading laws, a victory for prosecutors seeking to curb corruption on Wall Street.

  • Kennedy vote seems key to Supreme Court redistricting cases

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:47:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy appears to hold the decisive vote in two Supreme Court cases involving challenges from African-American voters to electoral districts in North Carolina and Virginia.

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