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  • Top 5 Small Biz Tax Tips for 2017

    2017-02-23T22:57:54Z

    Time is running out to get your tax filing in, but there's good news for all you procrastinators: We've rounded up all our best tax advice for small businesses to help make sure that filing is correct, and help you find any deductions or benefits you might've overlooked. And if......

  • Are We Legally Ready for Artificial Wombs?

    2017-02-23T22:57:41Z

    We might not be living in Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' or the film Gattaca quite yet, but with every passing day, we seem to be getting closer. As science and medical technology advance in the areas of artificial conception and designer babies, legal issues are often the barrier......

  • Texas Teen Not Facing Charges for Shooting a Bald Eagle

    2017-02-23T22:56:40Z

    The bald eagle is the national bird, and due to this status, as well as its general majesty, receives much deference from patriots, bird-lovers, and even the law. One Texas teen is learning about the later the hard way. Seventeen-year-old Orlando Delgado was recently charged with a misdemeanor for......

  • Trump Administration Rescinds Guidance on Bathroom Use for Transgender Students

    2017-02-23T20:05:53Z

    Last year, amid a flurry of legal action and confusion, educators, parents, and students around the country requested guidance from the Department of Education on bathroom policies for transgender students. The Obama administration issued that guidance in May, asserting that public schools receiving federal funds must treat students according to......

  • Maryland's Ban on Assault Weapons Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

    2017-02-23T19:56:28Z

    Gun control is a divisive subject. Although the right to bear arms is rooted in the U.S. Constitution, even Yosemite Sam would agree that guns have changed quite a bit since 1787. In fact, the recent ruling by the Federal Appeals Court in the Fourth Circuit has distinguished that......

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  • Novelist calls Alford plea most difficult thing he's done

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:11:13 GMT

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for a novelist accused of his wife's death (all times local):

  • Release sought for immigrant who asked for protection order

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:10:36 GMT

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies.

  • Jury: Prison company violated rights, but no need to pay

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:07:47 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal jury says private prison company CoreCivic had a longstanding custom of understaffing an Idaho prison, and that the company was deliberately indifferent to the risk of serious harm that posed to inmates.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump considers 20 million people 'very few'

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:56:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that his predecessor's health care law covers "very few people" as he minimized the impact of replacing it. That's only true if you consider more than 20 million people to be very few.

  • The Latest: Church plans vigil after nearby bar shooting

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:44:58 GMT

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):

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