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  • The Latest: Chicago Public Schools mum on indictment

    Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:57:58 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the indictment of former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract (all times local):

  • Video: California officers ignored dying man's distress

    Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:54:15 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police video ordered released by a California judge shows officers repeatedly ignoring signs of medical distress in a man they suspected of being a drug dealer, even telling a 911 dispatcher to ignore calls from his family for help.

  • After the flood, a rush to preserve drinking water

    Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:45:22 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's capital city had too much water. Now, officials are racing to make sure it has enough.

  • Honolulu begins final push to clear major homeless camp

    Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:45:18 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu city crews on Thursday began clearing the final section of one of the nation's largest homeless encampments, once home to hundreds of people.

  • Prosecutors' brief backs conviction in prep school rape case

    Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:43:12 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Prosecutors say the conduct of a former student at an elite New Hampshire prep school convicted of sexually assaulting a freshman days before he graduated justifies a felony conviction of using a computer to lure her for sex. Legal Blogs

  • 3 Things That Are Illegal to 3D Print


    Kanye West is afraid that 3D printing will kill the shoe industry. Why is Kanye afraid? Maybe because adidas, who makes his Yeezy Boost 350 (which you can get on the second-hand market for a cool $1,000), said it's making a running show with 3D-printed materials. Now enterprising bootleggers......

  • Swedish 30-Hour Work Week Experiment Intrigues Americans


    Does working hard make us sick? Would we be happier and healthier if we had more freedom? Some workers in Gothenburg, Sweden are finding out. They are part of an experiment with a 30-hour work week meant to improve worker morale and productivity. The 6-hour work day experiment operates on......

  • Latest Batch of Supreme Court (Non) Decisions


    The Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments for its October term on Monday, and if you want a rundown of the biggest cases on the docket this month, we've got it for you. But just as important as the cases that the Court will hear this term are those......

  • Do I Need a Lawyer for a Petty Theft Charge?


    You were caught stealing or are being accused of stealing. The charge is petty theft. Since the charge includes the word "petty," it must be no big deal, right? Wrong. You definitely do need a lawyer.......

  • Spotting Settlement Mills and Fast Food Lawyering


    Settlement mills are high-volume personal injury law firms that advertise heavily and resolve claims mechanically. Avoid these firms like the plague although their national ads might make them a familiar name. The phrase “settlement mill” was coined and popularized by Nora Freeman Engstrom, a Stanford Law School professor who researches......

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  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:57:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Snyder supports switching Flint water system back to Detroit

    Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:56:12 GMT

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday called for Flint to switch back to Detroit's water system to address a public health emergency and grapple with broader concerns about the effects of the aging pipes distributing the city's water supply.

  • The Latest: Palestinians meet UN official to protest attacks

    Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:54:47 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).

  • Ex-narcotics detectives charged in scheme to steal drug cash

    Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:45:39 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Three suburban narcotics detectives falsified affidavits and police reports to steal thousands of dollars seized from suspected drug dealers, federal authorities said Thursday in announcing charges in a scheme that prosecutors say compromised legitimate criminal cases.

  • The Latest: Mayor 'saddened' by Chicago corruption case

    Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:40:57 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the indictment of former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract (all times local):