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  • The Latest: Colorado sheriff accused of inmate sex assault

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:53:09 GMT

    STERLING, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a rural Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting a developmentally delayed inmate (all times local):

  • Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:52:30 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the trust company overseeing his estate announced Wednesday, and the company that runs Elvis Presley's Graceland will manage it.

  • Bill Clinton defends embattled family foundation

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:41:19 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he's proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, as he waded into a dispute that Republicans are hoping will damage his wife's presidential campaign.

  • Judge delays sentencing for Kansas man in foiled bomb plot

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:30:46 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge delayed a sentencing decision Wednesday for a Kansas man who admitted aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate what they thought was a bomb at Fort Riley.

  • Minneapolis bridge collapse survivor faces terror charge

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:27:22 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people now faces terror charges after authorities say he traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group, departing the U.S. just a few weeks after collecting more than $91,000 in settlement money for his injuries.

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  • DUI With Property Damage: Did You Just Kill That Mailbox?

    2016-08-24T17:56:07Z

    Welcome to FindLaw’s DUI Law series. If you have been charged with a DUI, know someone who has, or just want to know about the law and how to protect your rights during a DUI stop, please come back each week for more information. A drunk driving accident can be......

  • Olympian Economics: Gold Medal Bonuses and Tax Bills for Athletes

    2016-08-23T21:48:00Z

    With glory comes a price. American athletes took home a record 121 medals from the Rio 2016 Olympics, including 46 golds. But it's not all profit, sunshine, and rainbows. The tax on winning even a single gold medal could be close to $10,000. So how much could multiple medal winners......

  • In Trouble Overseas? How the U.S. Embassy Can Help.

    2016-08-23T20:57:28Z

    Whether you vandalized a bathroom in a foreign country and got charged with falsifying a police report or you actually did get robbed abroad, one of the first places you'll turn to for help is the U.S. Embassy. Embassy officials can help with everything from lost or stolen travel documents......

  • Federal Judge: Religious Freedom Beats Transgender Rights in Workplace Discrimination Claim

    2016-08-23T18:59:03Z

    A federal court in Michigan ruled in favor of a funeral home that fired a transgender employee, saying the home is protected by religious freedom laws. While conceding the transitioning employee could file a gender discrimination lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the judge in......

  • Best Defenses to a Stolen Property Charge

    2016-08-23T16:57:36Z

    You don't have to have burglarized a home to be charged with a crime relating to the burglary. Even if you were never there and don't know the thief, you can get arrested for buying or receiving stolen goods. And of course if you are charged with the actual......

Supreme Court News

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:19:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that's just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices, since the death of Antonin Scalia in February.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:47:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that's just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices, since the death of Antonin Scalia in February.

  • Differences aside, Supreme Court unites Trump, Senate GOP

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:48:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Differences aside, Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are strongly united on one issue — ideological balance on the Supreme Court.

  • Racism and talk of religious war: Trump staff's online posts

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:29:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be U.S. citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry to be hanged and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review by The Associated Press of their postings.

  • Justice Ginsburg laments deadlocks on short-handed court

    Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:28:33 GMT

    POJOAQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said split 4-4 decisions by the short-handed high court have left important public policy issues up in the air, including the president's immigration plan, that are likely to be revisited by the court in the future.

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Political News

  • North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved ability

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:58:20 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, putting all of South Korea, and possibly parts of Japan, within its striking distance.

  • US intelligence still sorting out NSA hack

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:56:23 GMT

    YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. is still probing the extent of a recent cyber leak of what purports to be hacking tools used by the National Security Agency, the nation's top intelligence official said Wednesday.

  • Candidate for Nevada office to withdraw amid extortion claim

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:56:03 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno Republican running for the Legislature said Wednesday he will end his campaign after alleging his online accounts were hacked and nude photos of him were sent to GOP leaders as part of an extortion plot.

  • US intelligence still sorting out purported NSA hack

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:55:05 GMT

    YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. is still probing the extent of a recent cyber leak of what purports to be hacking tools used by the National Security Agency.

  • Sen. Manchin mum on EpiPen hikes by daughter's drug company

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:46:01 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin remained mum Wednesday as a pharmaceutical company run by his daughter faced mounting criticism for hiking prices on life-saving allergy injection pens.