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  • Colorful 'body sculptor' due back in murder trial

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:38:54 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip hop artist and former escort service madam has offered a mix of fawning, fiery and flirtatious testimony at her trial in the death of a young London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections.

  • Taxpayers shell out nearly $3 million on Jodi Arias' trials

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:36:15 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say taxpayers shelled out around $3 million to prosecute and defend convicted murderer Jodi Arias at a series of trials that have finally concluded with jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover.

  • Philadelphia police mourn officer killed during robbery

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:07:57 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are mourning the death of an officer who was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store.

  • Police: Federal judge shot during robbery attempt in Detroit

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:47:20 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say a federal judge has been shot outside his home in an apparent attempted robbery.

  • Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:44:51 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — It took just one juror to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Thursday — and the woman had to survive an attempt by her colleagues to boot her from the jury before she could do it.

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  • Nicki Minaj Crew Member Stabbed; Man Charged With Murder

    2015-03-05T22:38:01Z

    Police have arrested a man believed to have stabbed and killed one member of Nicki Minaj's tour crew and wounded another. After a late night brawl in Philadelphia last month, two of Minaj's crew members were walking a bar employee to her car when they were attacked. De'Von Pickett,......

  • Jodi Arias Case: What Is a Sentencing Mistrial?

    2015-03-05T20:16:01Z

    Jodi Arias will be sentenced to life in prison after jurors failed to agree on whether to sentence her to death. A previous jury convicted Arias in 2013 of killing her lover, Travis Alexander. With jurors deadlocked on sentencing and no indication they could reach a consensus, the judge was......

  • H-1B Visas, H-4 Spouses, and Work Permits: What You Need to Know

    2015-03-05T19:53:01Z

    Under new rules, dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders (known as H-4 visa holders) will soon be able to apply for work permits. In a recent announcement, USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez said that DHS will extend eligibility for employment authorization to H-4 visa holders. H-4 visa holders previously could......

  • Ebola Nurse's Lawsuit: 3 Lessons for Personal Injury Cases

    2015-03-04T23:08:01Z

    The Texas nurse who contracted Ebola from a patient has filed a lawsuit against the hospital where she worked. Nina Pham alleges the hospital's negligence led to her catching the deadly disease and is seeking compensation for continuing physical and emotional effects. Although some additional claims focus on the......

  • 3 Business Tax Credits That Can Pay Off for SMBs

    2015-03-04T22:05:01Z

    As business owners know, we are smack dab in the middle of tax season. Yay! But with the tax code spanning over 70,000 pages, most entrepreneurs don't have the time to comb through it to figure out which tax credits are available. Have no fear, FindLaw is here. Before......

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  • Man shot by police on Skid Row is identified

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:55:50 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who was shot to death by police during a Skid Row confrontation over the weekend was identified Thursday under his true name — not the stolen identity he had used for years.

  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:29:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular, seeing how he behaves.

  • Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:49:15 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.

  • A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:16:33 GMT

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up either — and that the justices in Montgomery will find themselves on history's losing side.

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    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT

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  • Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:46:02 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A mob stormed a prison in northeastern India, dragged away and lynched a man accused of rape, police said Friday.

  • Colorful 'body sculptor' due back in murder trial

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:38:54 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip hop artist and former escort service madam has offered a mix of fawning, fiery and flirtatious testimony at her trial in the death of a young London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections.

  • Taxpayers shell out nearly $3 million on Jodi Arias' trials

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:36:15 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say taxpayers shelled out around $3 million to prosecute and defend convicted murderer Jodi Arias at a series of trials that have finally concluded with jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover.

  • Philadelphia police mourn officer killed during robbery

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:07:57 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are mourning the death of an officer who was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store.

  • Police: Federal judge shot during robbery attempt in Detroit

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:47:20 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say a federal judge has been shot outside his home in an apparent attempted robbery.

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  • Emergency surgery for children may be more dangerous on weekends

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:13:33 GMT

    When a child has to go to a hospital in an emergency situation, it can be frightening for the child and the parents alike. The situation can become all the more harrowing if the child must undergo surgery. Therefore, when...

  • What is the respondeat superior doctrine?

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:53:47 GMT

    When patients in New York experience poor or even harmful treatment from medical professionals, it is hardly surprising that many decide to take legal action. When you place your life and health into the hands of another, you hope that...

  • Am I covered by workers? compensation?

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:53:43 GMT

    Nearly every employee is covered by workers? compensation in New York, including part-time employees and even some volunteers. These benefits are vital to many occupations, particularly those with hazardous conditions, such as construction workers or factory workers. Workers? compensation benefits...

  • Truck drivers are held to higher standards than other drivers

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:51:18 GMT

    Not everyone can drive massive vehicles such as buses and trucks, which is why it takes special training and licensing in order to legally do so. Navigating the roads in such large motor vehicles places a responsibility on the driver...

  • New OSHA report critical of injured worker treatment

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:31:01 GMT

    A recent report prepared by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration indicates that despite the availability of means such as workers' compensation to assist them, injured workers still face long-term income losses and other economic setbacks that the government agency...