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  • Cops: Man inspired by gangster movie uses firebomb

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:44:48 GMT

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community.

  • Ferguson protests move to retail stores

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:40:39 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators sought to catch the attention of shoppers looking for good deals on Friday, going to major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Protests for Ferguson, $15/hour

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:36:42 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become the part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:28:26 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests are scheduled at shopping centers around the country in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. A few popped up in St. Louis-area retail stores late Thursday and continued Friday, the start of what is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.

  • Cops: Beau who ate holiday meal early gets stabbed

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:25:13 GMT

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman chased her boyfriend around a dining room and stabbed him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender.

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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......

Supreme Court News

  • Ginsburg back at home, expected at court next week

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:03:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Ginsburg gets heart stent to clear artery clog

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:40:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery but was expected to be back at work for the start of next week, court officials said.

Criminal Law News

  • Cops: Man inspired by gangster movie uses firebomb

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:44:48 GMT

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community.

  • Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:34:23 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said.

  • Police: Woman stabs self in fight over inheritance

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:33:11 GMT

    MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an argument over an inheritance ended when a woman pushed a 72-year-old man down a flight of stairs at a southern New Jersey home and stabbed herself with a knife.

  • Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:29:23 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini.

  • Cops: Beau who ate holiday meal early gets stabbed

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:25:13 GMT

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman chased her boyfriend around a dining room and stabbed him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender.

Political News

  • Black Friday special: prison handicrafts

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:47:09 GMT

    THOMASTON, Maine (AP) — Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure — an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison.

  • Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:21:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Christmas tree has arrived.

  • Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:20:45 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the "barbaric violence" being committed in Islam's name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties.

  • Russian Navy successfully tests new missile

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:19:43 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development.

  • Death row inmate's prison food complaint rejected

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:17:55 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected the arguments of a home invasion killer on death row who complained that the food he is being served in prison is not kosher.

Trending Legal News

  • Drunk driving accident victim's family sues driver's workplace

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:24:02 GMT

    When a loved one is lost in a tragic car accident, many families seek answers about why the accident happened. In cases involving a drunk driver, families may sue for wrongful death. In one case, a California family is...

  • Parental kidnapping and Minnesota child custody laws

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:22:35 GMT

    For most parents there is perhaps nothing more frightening than the idea of losing custody of your children. Unfortunately, some parents engaged in child custody disputes decide to take matters into their own hands instead of relying on the...

  • Deadly motorcycle crash in Nevada

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:06:40 GMT

    A 35-year-old man was killed in Nevada while riding his motorcycle; the bike was a black Kawasaki, and he was hit by a Honda sedan. The crash happened on Saturday, November 15, 2014. It happened about 20 minutes before...

  • Driver from out-of-state faces reckless driving and DUI charge

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:05:01 GMT

    Drunk driving allegations are serious, but sometimes they are not the only thing that a driver gets accused of during a traffic stop. Indeed, a DUI charge might be combined with a speeding citation, a reckless driving violation or...

  • Is consent ever unnecessary in a Louisiana stepparent adoption?

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:02:20 GMT

    Baton Rouge individuals and couples who want to adopt can benefit by learning all they can before committing time and energy to the process. A blog can't provide all the answers, but an overview may help you prepare questions...