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  • Texas flooding overwhelms popular bed-and-breakfast region

    Wed, 27 May 2015 02:28:59 GMT

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — The vacation house where two families were to spend Memorial Day weekend was already gone, swept down the swollen Blanco River, when Carissa Smith's husband arrived.

  • State Dept. files proposal to release Clinton emails

    Wed, 27 May 2015 01:57:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Tuesday filed a proposal to resume the release of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private account next month.

  • Group: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war

    Wed, 27 May 2015 01:02:23 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes.

  • 12 detained after fire kills 38 at seniors' home in China

    Wed, 27 May 2015 00:56:01 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people connected to the privately run home for the elderly in central China where 38 people died in a fire earlier this week have been taken into custody by the police, state media reported Wednesday.

  • Oregon proposal would outlaw sneak photos up women's skirts

    Wed, 27 May 2015 00:38:08 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal aimed at closing a loophole in state privacy laws that recently let a man go unpunished after he took photographs up a teenager's skirt.

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  • New Trial in Chandra Levy Murder Case

    2015-05-26T21:54:05Z

    Five years ago, a jury convicted Ingmar Guandique for the murder of Chandra Levy. It now appears that a new jury will re-hear the case. Federal prosecutors have dropped their opposition to Gaundique's defense attorneys' requests for a new trial, paving the way for the case to return to......

  • Target Data Breach Settlement On Hold

    2015-05-26T19:07:48Z

    Remember those lawyers up in arms over Target's proposed $19M settlement with MasterCard over the retailer's massive 2013 data breach? Well it looks like a good day for them. The companies had a 90% participation threshold in order to certify the settlement and a May 20 deadline to meet......

  • Am I Liable if Someone Has an Allergic Reaction to My Product?

    2015-05-26T18:54:34Z

    An estimated 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 1 in every 13 children. Every three minutes, someone is rushed to the emergency room for an allergic reaction to a food allergy. Nearly 90 percent of food-allergic reactions are caused by milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, wheat, soy,......

  • Can Nurses Get Workers' Comp?

    2015-05-26T18:53:45Z

    As NPR's recent in-depth report demonstrated, nurses are some of the most oft-injured workers -- and those injuries can be serious. From back injuries due to patient handling, to standard slip-and-falls, nursing can be a hazardous profession. So what happens when nurses are injured on the job? Can nurses......

  • What if the Police Won't Investigate my Case?

    2015-05-26T17:10:56Z

    Somebody smashed your car windows. Somebody stole your bike. Somebody mugged you in a dark alley after a night at the bar. Somebody assaulted you while you were drunk. When you go to the police, they refuse to investigate your case. There are lots of reasons police won't pursue......

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case

    Tue, 26 May 2015 18:29:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • Supreme Court strikes down Maryland tax law

    Mon, 18 May 2015 18:17:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a Maryland tax that has the effect of double-taxing income residents earn in other states.

  • Graham: 'I'm running' to be 'best commander in chief'

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:18:50 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday he will run for president in 2016, saying he believes he would be the best choice to serve as commander in chief amid continued unrest in the Middle East.

Criminal Law News

  • Police: US airman shoots Wal-Mart workers, kills self

    Wed, 27 May 2015 02:43:29 GMT

    A U.S. airman "with no apparent motive" walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said.

  • APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

    Wed, 27 May 2015 02:28:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.

  • Murder arrest after woman's burned, cut body found in bath

    Wed, 27 May 2015 02:00:13 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say they have arrested a Las Vegas man for murder after finding the partially burned and dismembered body of a woman in his apartment's bathtub.

  • FBI, police find no threat on EVA Air plane at LA airport

    Wed, 27 May 2015 01:56:44 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say they've found nothing dangerous aboard a flight from Taiwan to Los Angeles after someone called in a threat to the aircraft.

  • FBI agent wounded while searching for 9-year-old girl

    Wed, 27 May 2015 01:27:22 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An FBI agent was wounded and a kidnapping suspect was killed Tuesday when gunfire broke out at a Louisiana motel where a 9-year-old girl from Texas was found safe, authorities said.

Political News

  • APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

    Wed, 27 May 2015 02:28:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.

  • 4 militants die in attack in upscale area of Afghan capital

    Wed, 27 May 2015 02:17:52 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said.

  • Gaza militants fire rocket at Israel; no casualties reported

    Wed, 27 May 2015 02:16:52 GMT

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday just hours after a rocket was fired at southern Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said.

  • Hawaii governor: Telescope can continue, but changes needed

    Wed, 27 May 2015 02:11:48 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A project to build a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea has the right to move forward, but Hawaii has failed the mountain in many ways, Gov. David Ige said Tuesday.

  • State Dept. files proposal to release Clinton emails

    Wed, 27 May 2015 01:57:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Tuesday filed a proposal to resume the release of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private account next month.