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  • Alabama City Settles Debtors' Prison Class Action Case


    A federal district court has approved the settlement of a class action stemming from what was effectively the operation of a debtors' prison. In Alexander City, Alabama, the courts were jailing people for their inability to pay court imposed fines. That is, until the Southern Poverty Law Center got......

  • Magician David Copperfield Sued For Trick Gone Awry, Are His Secrets in Jeopardy?


    David Copperfield, the world famous magician, illusionist, and performer, is being sued, along with the Las Vegas venue where he performed his act, after one his popular tricks didn't go exactly as planned. While the illusion was successful, one of the audience participants tripped, fell, and hit his head,......

  • Drinkable Sunscreen Maker Sued for Selling Shaky Water as Drinkable Sunscreen


    The makers of a drinkable sunscreen, Osmosis Harmonized H2O, are being sued by the Iowa Attorney General due to claims of fraud and deceiving consumers. The makers claims that by drinking five pumps of this water, that has been exposed to "proprietary frequencies in the form of scalar waves"......

  • Drug Testing for Unemployment: What You Need to Know


    Last week, Congress cleared the way for states to start drug testing people applying for unemployment benefits. A new measure, expected to be enacted by President Trump, would repeal Obama administration guidance from the Department of Labor which limited the kinds of unemployment benefits for which states could drug test......

  • Can I Block My Ex From Calling, Texting, or Facetiming Our Child?


    Thanks to the advances in technology, it’s easy for a noncustodial parent and a child to keep in touch. With these technological advances, courts have begun awarding virtual visitation, particularly when parents live too far apart to make regular visitation practical. However, sometimes, a parent may not want their child’s......

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  • Trump warns GOP of political costs of rejecting health bill

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:28:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned House Republicans they would lose their seats in next year's midterm elections if they failed to back the GOP health care overhaul and fulfill a long-promised goal to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

  • France investigates jobs given interior minister's daughters

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:27:29 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The French financial prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation Tuesday into a report that Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux hired his two daughters for 24 temporary parliamentary jobs.

  • The Latest: Gorsuch says during hearing 'no man' above law

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:26:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local):

  • The Latest: Britain bans laptops on flights from 6 countries

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:19:40 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States (all times local):

  • Hungary toughens border defense a year after migrant pact

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:19:08 GMT

    TOMPA, Hungary (AP) — A year after the European Union struck a deal with Turkey to stem the flow of migrants into Europe, asylum-seekers are still finding their way into Hungary — and the country's populist government is doubling down protection of its border with Serbia with a new fence and controversial asylum rules.