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  • Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:50:29 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out.

  • Clinton reaches out (and out and out!) for 2016 policy ideas

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:36:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts.

  • Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:01:57 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations.

  • 2 choices, many possible results for Greece's landmark vote

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:35:27 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Greek people are voting on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the 19-nation eurozone.

  • 7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:01:49 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing."

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Are You a Suspect in a Criminal Investigation? Here's What to Do

    2015-07-02T17:59:43Z

    The police are at your door. They want to questions you because you're suspected of a crime. Yikes! Your first instinct may be to tell them about everything, including the time in third grade when you stole your teacher's candy. Or, you may want to bolt and run. If......

  • Do Landlords Have to Accept Section 8?

    2015-07-02T16:11:59Z

    If a prospective tenant asks, "Do you accept Section 8?" how do you respond? Can you say no, or must you always say yes? Some landlords like having Section 8 tenants because it's a guaranteed source of on-time rental income. However, others are wary of having to deal with......

  • If CPR Causes Broken Ribs, Can You Sue?

    2015-07-01T21:59:30Z

    You’re on the floor, not breathing. You are dead. Suddenly, a Good Samaritan runs up and performs CPR. Sure, he breaks a couple ribs, but you start breathing again. Paramedics arrive and rush you to the hospital. It’s a fact that broken ribs can result from CPR. If this occurs,......

  • How Will Obama's Proposed Overtime Pay Rule Affect Your Business?

    2015-07-01T18:48:00Z

    Last week, we wrote about Obama's plan to seek changes in current overtime pay rules to allow more workers to get overtime pay. This week, President Obama has finally proposed a rule change. Here is what you need to know about the President's proposed overtime rule:......

  • Oregon's Recreational Marijuana Law Takes Effect: Q and A

    2015-07-01T17:45:34Z

    Are you in Oregon right now? Do you notice that pungent scent in the air? It's probably the scent of legal recreational marijuana. Last year, Oregonians voted to make recreational use of marijuana legal. Today, Oregon residents can legally light up recreationally for the first time! Oregon's Measure 91......

Supreme Court News

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

  • Virginia's Pamunkey Indian Tribe granted federal recognition

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:20:42 GMT

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Department of Interior granted federal recognition to a Virginia Indian tribe for the first time on Thursday, more than 400 years after the first permanent English settlers encountered those Indians.

  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:01 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.

  • Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:14:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

Criminal Law News

  • Woman struck by bullet while at Pennsylvania amusement park

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:50:55 GMT

    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a woman was shot while inside an amusement park in suburban Pittsburgh, and they're investigating whether the bullet came from someone nearby celebrating the Fourth of July.

  • Burglars in Spain posed as phone workers to case premises

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:03:41 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested three suspects who allegedly committed 26 burglaries in the southern city of Malaga after posing as telephone engineers to study their targets.

  • 7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:01:49 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing."

  • Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charge over funds

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 06:01:39 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of a criminal charge over allegations that millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time the country's leader has faced criminal allegations.

  • Woman who tries to sneak on planes arrested twice in 2 days

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:18:42 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who has repeatedly tried to sneak aboard airplanes has been arrested in Chicago twice in as many days, the latest incident while trying to get through security without a ticket at O'Hare International Airport.

Political News