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  • US appeals ruling that blocks cutting off sanctuary cities

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:42:59 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration is appealing a judge's ruling that blocks its effort to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

  • Arkansas judge: State must disclose execution drug details

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:40:32 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' intent to shield much of its execution procedure from public view took another hit Tuesday when a second judge ruled that the state's prison system must disclose labels that will identify the manufacturer of a lethal injection drug.

  • Woman asks judge to declare missing Michigan student dead

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:37:23 GMT

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Court documents say the wife of a University of Michigan doctoral student who went missing after a plane crash has asked a judge to declare him dead.

  • Portland schools face audit after suing records requesters

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:31:48 GMT

    PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Oregon's secretary of state said his office will audit spending by Portland Public Schools, in part because of the district's decision to sue people who requested public records.

  • Missouri trooper gets jail, probation in man's drowning

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:27:42 GMT

    VERSAILLES, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper will spend 10 days in jail and two years on supervised probation for the death of a handcuffed man who drowned when he fell out of the trooper's boat.

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  • Smartphone Search and Seizure Law: Update on iPhone Security

    2017-09-18T20:02:44Z

    With every new advance in technology comes greater privacy concerns, especially when it comes to police searches. Email is just what it says, right, electronic mail? But while police may need a warrant to read handwritten letters, they may not need one to get access to your email. And as......

  • Top 5 Legal Issues Following Floods

    2017-09-18T19:02:10Z

    Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding in Houston last month. This month, it was Hurricane Irma inundating Florida. With two more storms, Jose and Maria, setting their sights on the northeast coast and Caribbean, respectively, the physical and financial injuries from flooding and flood damage will only intensify, leaving many to......

  • Top 5 Legal Tips for Teens

    2017-09-18T13:00:11Z

    Teenagers seem to occupy a social and emotional middle ground: not children, but not quite adults; so much responsibility, but not all of it; independent in so many ways, dependent in others. Much of that is also true when it comes to legal grounds. The law is a little different......

  • Google Sued for 'Systemic Discrimination' Against Female Employees

    2017-09-15T22:57:18Z

    It seems like just yesterday Google was parting ways with an engineer who felt the need to explain to colleagues, in excruciatingly sophomoric detail, why the "distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and ... these differences may explain why we......

  • What Can Police Do in a High-Speed Chase?

    2017-09-15T21:50:23Z

    Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted today on first-degree murder charges stemming from the fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith. Stockley shot Smith five times in his car following a three-minute chase during which Stockley allegedly said "We're killing this motherf*," ordered his partner to crash their......

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  • Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:44:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear.

  • Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him 'Hitler'

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:43:46 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore "democracy and political freedoms" in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in a speech to the United Nations.

  • US appeals ruling that blocks cutting off sanctuary cities

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:42:59 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration is appealing a judge's ruling that blocks its effort to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

  • Hurricane Maria thrusts Dominica leader into spotlight

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:42:07 GMT

    ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — A dramatic series of social media posts at the height of Hurricane Maria have put the spotlight on the prime minister of the small Caribbean island of Dominica.

  • The Latest: 150K without power on 2 French Caribbean islands

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:41:47 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — The latest on powerful Hurricane Maria (all times local):