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  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:37:48 GMT

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

  • Drew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:28:48 GMT

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance returns to court Tuesday on charges of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison.

  • Macau casino revenue plunges by half in February

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:20:15 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Casino revenue in the world gambling capital of Macau plunged by nearly half last month as fewer mainland Chinese high-rollers visited during the busy Lunar New Year holiday.

  • Parents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:16:22 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of the first three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived, contending they ignored numerous warning signs that he was violent and unstable.

  • Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:38:27 GMT

    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday because of concerns about the drug to be used in the lethal injection.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Top 3 Crime-Related Legal Questions From FindLaw Answers: Feb. 2015

    2015-02-27T17:50:01Z

    You've got questions... we've got answers. If you have not yet asked or answered a question in FindLaw's Answers community, what are you waiting for? This amazing free resource supports a dynamic community of legal consumers and attorneys helping each other out. Simple as that.We see a lot of great......

  • Robert De Niro Owes IRS an Uncool $6.4 M

    2015-02-26T23:27:01Z

    The Internal Revenue Service filed $6.4 million tax lien against Robert De Niro in response to the actor's 2013 1040 filing. The lien, filed three months ago, alleges the 71-year-old actor owes $6,410,449.20 to the IRS -- a sum possibly connected to his substantial real estate investments in New York......

  • Adrian Peterson's Suspension Overturned; NFL Slapped Again

    2015-02-26T22:05:01Z

    Adrian Peterson and the NFL Players Association have won their appeal of Peterson's indefinite suspension. A U.S. District Court judge has overturned an arbitrator's ruling that previously upheld the NFL's suspension of Peterson following his indictment on child abuse charges. The Peterson ruling comes three months after an arbitrator......

  • Indoor Slide at Rackspace Leads to Injuries, 2nd Lawsuit

    2015-02-26T21:15:01Z

    Fun workplaces are all the rage, but it turns out they can also be dangerous. Rackspace Hosting, a cloud computing company, installed a two-story slide at its Texas headquarters and is now being sued for the second time over injuries sustained on the slide. While the first slide-related lawsuit......

  • Military Court Reverses HIV-Related Aggravated Assault Conviction

    2015-02-26T19:51:01Z

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has reversed the aggravated assault conviction of former Air Force Tech. Sgt. David J.A. Gutierrez for withholding his HIV diagnosis from sexual partners.The court cited medical experts who explained there is a 1 in 500 chance of contracting HIV through......

Supreme Court News

  • High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:02:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.

  • Justices seem skeptical of independent electoral map boards

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:52:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, unwilling to limit partisan influence in redistricting in earlier cases, now seems poised to stop states that have tried to take matters into their own hands by removing map-drawing power from elected lawmakers.

  • Fisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:04:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court case of a fisherman hooked by a law meant to preserve documents, not fish, is renewing calls to curb the reach of criminal laws that critics say are too vague.

  • Former NYT executive editor Jill Abramson has book deal

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:23:40 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has a book deal for a work on the "creative disruption" caused by the rise of digital media.

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:07:55 GMT

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Criminal Law News

  • Drew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:28:48 GMT

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance returns to court Tuesday on charges of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison.

  • LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:12:12 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.

  • Today in History

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:17 GMT

    Today is Tuesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2015. There are 303 days left in the year.

  • Sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle charged with rape

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:11:34 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A high-risk sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle was being held on $1 million bail after authorities charged him with raping a 69-year-old woman.

  • Jury acquits Florida man who claimed pot was medicinal

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:50:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been acquitted by a jury after contending that dozens of marijuana plants he was growing were used for his own medicinal purposes.

Political News

  • Indian envoy in Pakistan after talks broke down last year

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:43:09 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — India's foreign secretary has arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit, marking the first high-level meeting since talks broke down between the two nuclear-armed rivals last year.

  • Timeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:42:38 GMT

    Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records request show how Halstead kept the company informed as he lobbied for the contract internally and accepted travel to events paid for by the company in the following months:

  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:41:03 GMT

    Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions.

  • Missouri officials to mourn death of Auditor Schweich

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:32:44 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, an outspoken critic of the uncompromising nature of modern politics, was to speak Tuesday at a memorial service for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who fatally shot himself not long after entering a combative campaign for governor.

  • Parents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:16:22 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of the first three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived, contending they ignored numerous warning signs that he was violent and unstable.

Trending Legal News

  • Head trauma in young children

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:40:12 GMT

    As many California parents may know, head injury in the pediatric population may be associated with car crashes, falls and other accidents. The type of head injury relates to the intensity of trauma. When a child with a head injury...

  • Obama looking to change work visa rules for spouses

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:50:20 GMT

    Orange residents who are interested in employment immigration issues may want more information about an important change that may be coming to U.S. immigration rules. This change, currently on appeal, may help spouses of immigrants find employment in the U.S....

  • Understanding the tax impacts of child support and alimony

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:46:50 GMT

    For North Dakota and Minnesota residents facing their first tax season after a divorce, it's essential to know how alimony and child support may impact your income taxes. This is true for both those paying and receiving the money....

  • Pharmaceutical company recalls potential personal injury threat

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:36:15 GMT

    It is not uncommon for manufacturing companies in Florida and elsewhere to outsource some of their processes to increase production or for many other reasons. It remains the responsibility of the company owner to ensure that procedures at the third-party's manufacturing...

  • Kentucky woman killed in car crash

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:21:27 GMT

    A 51-year-old Danville woman died after being involved in a vehicle collision near Springfield on Feb. 18. The collision took place just after 5 p.m. on the U.S. 150 highway bypass. After the crash, the woman was taken to Springfield...