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  • 3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen's shooting

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:19:53 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers were indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times, prompting outrage when a video of the shooting was finally released.

  • Indictment of officers another blow to Chicago police

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:15:36 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers were indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times, prompting outrage when a video of the shooting was finally released.

  • The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health bill

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:54:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):

  • Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:31:56 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power.

  • Timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:31:27 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury has indicted three Chicago police officers on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white officer now charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • What's the Law on Gun Rights Outside the Home?

    2017-06-27T22:02:43Z

    The U.S. Supreme Court has firmly established that the Second Amendment protects the rights of Americans to own guns, and at least possess those guns inside their homes with few exceptions. But what about taking a gun outside the home? Whether a person can legally walk outside their home......

  • Can Immigrants Get Public Welfare?

    2017-06-27T21:57:32Z

    One of the most contentious issues in the U.S. immigration debate involves the provision of public assistance to immigrants. Recently, during a rally, President Donald Trump riled up his crowd by stating that he planned on a passing a law preventing immigrants from receiving welfare benefits for their first......

  • Summer Safety Tips for Businesses With Seasonal Outdoor Areas

    2017-06-27T17:57:27Z

    When summer comes around, businesses with outdoor areas, like patio dining, sidewalk shopping, or children's play areas, need to make sure that those areas are safe for both customers and employees. Just like an injury that happens inside business, liability can extend to an injury that occurs on a......

  • What's in Your Summer Road Trip Emergency Safety Kit?

    2017-06-26T22:46:23Z

    When it comes to summer road trips, having a good emergency safety kit can make the difference between a miserable experience and a great story. If you think that since we live in the 21st century digital world, it means you can forgo having an emergency safety kit, you......

  • Top 5 Legal FAQs About Driving in Beachwear

    2017-06-26T22:08:22Z

    Summer is now officially upon us. Along with the long days, warm nights, and summer vacations, millions of people will be driving to the beach for some fun in the sun. However, when it comes to driving in beachwear (like flip flops or extra dark sunglasses), for the most......

Supreme Court News

  • Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:04:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach.

  • Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:49:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years.

  • Q&A: Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:17:20 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — On again, off again, off again, off again and now, partly back on: That's the peculiar route of President Donald Trump's travel ban after a Supreme Court decision Monday allowing a limited version to take effect.

  • Today in History

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:01:08 GMT

    Today in History

  • Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:59:24 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of same-sex couples who complained that an Arkansas birth certificate law discriminated against them, reversing a state court's ruling that married lesbian couples must get a court order to have both spouses listed on their children's birth certificates.

Criminal Law News

  • 3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen's shooting

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:19:53 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers were indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times, prompting outrage when a video of the shooting was finally released.

  • Indictment of officers another blow to Chicago police

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:15:36 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers were indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times, prompting outrage when a video of the shooting was finally released.

  • Seattle council hears from public about fatal shooting

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:07:05 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle residents and family members of Charleena Lyles demanded change from Seattle city officials during a public hearing about her fatal shooting by police earlier this month.

  • Rising violence takes huge psychological toll in Rio favelas

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:49:06 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Almir Arruda rode his bicycle quickly across the City of God slum in Rio de Janeiro when he heard there was shootout between drug traffickers and police near his 4-year-old daughter's preschool.

  • Timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:31:27 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury has indicted three Chicago police officers on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white officer now charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Political News

  • 'Farm boy' from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisions

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:34:11 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A self-described "farm boy from Iowa" who befriended China's president three decades ago is tasked with smoothing relations between the world's two largest economies amid increased unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump.

  • Millions in Nepal vote in second phase of local elections

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:31:26 GMT

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Millions of people in Nepal were voting Wednesday in the second phase of local elections to choose municipal and village councils despite threats from ethnic groups that oppose the polls.

  • Global share sell-off hits Asia after Wall St, Europe losses

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:31:12 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A global stock market sell-off pulled shares lower in Asia on Wednesday as investors grew cautious following losses on Wall Street sparked by a delayed health care vote. Sentiment was dented in Europe by speculation that European Central Bank stimulus may be wound down if conditions improve.

  • Seattle council hears from public about fatal shooting

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:07:05 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle residents and family members of Charleena Lyles demanded change from Seattle city officials during a public hearing about her fatal shooting by police earlier this month.

  • Pentagon: 'active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:59:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Tuesday said it detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House statement hours earlier that the Syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack.