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  • China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:47:12 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained.

  • Indonesian janitors get up to 8 years in rape case

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:44:32 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced five janitors Monday to up to eight years in prison over the rape of a kindergartner at an international school in Indonesia.

  • Fatal shooting reported at Myanmar mine protest

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:15:55 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said.

  • AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:58:50 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:57:56 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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  • Ohio Sup. Ct. Upholds Cities' Traffic-Camera Tickets, Appeals

    2014-12-19T19:27:00Z

    The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the use of traffic cameras by state municipalities as well as the administrative procedure for hearing appeals by those ticketed. The ruling was split, with three of the court's seven justices dissenting, reports The Plain Dealer. And the decision comes as legislation requiring......

  • Girls in 'Slender Man' Stabbing Found Competent to Stand Trial

    2014-12-19T16:24:01Z

    Two girls accused of stabbing a friend because of a belief in "Slender Man" have been found competent to stand trial. Anissa Weier, 13, and Morgan Geyser, 13, allegedly attempted a sort of ritualistic murder to please "Slender Man" -- a fictional, shadowy figure that began as an Internet......

  • Fla. Judge Grants Same-Sex Divorce, Invalidates State Law

    2014-12-19T16:18:01Z

    A Florida judge granted Florida's first same-sex divorce on Wednesday, simultaneously striking down the state's refusal to recognize out-of-state gay marriages. Heather Brassner and Megan Lade were joined in a Vermont civil union in 2002, but Brassner has tried unsuccessfully to untie the knot in Florida for the last......

  • Whole Foods Sued Over Child's Death, Allegedly From Tainted Beef

    2014-12-18T22:25:01Z

    Whole Foods is being sued by a Massachusetts couple over their son's death after he allegedly ate tainted beef that was purchased from the store. Melissa and Andrew Kaye filed suit in federal court in Boston on Tuesday, alleging that the grass-fed beef purchased at a Whole Foods Market led......

  • 14 Charged Over Deadly Meningitis Outbreak in 2012

    2014-12-18T21:40:01Z

    Fourteen people are facing federal criminal charges after a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide. Those indicted include the co-founders, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians of the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts, reports The Associated Press. They are accused of failing to follow proper safety standards,......

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:24:04 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

Criminal Law News

  • China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:47:12 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained.

  • Indonesian janitors get up to 8 years in rape case

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:44:32 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced five janitors Monday to up to eight years in prison over the rape of a kindergartner at an international school in Indonesia.

  • Fatal shooting reported at Myanmar mine protest

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:15:55 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:57:56 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:14:53 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud — making her the first member of the country's royal family to face charges in court since the royalty was restored in 1975.

Political News

  • Pope issues blistering critique of Vatican bureaucracy

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:59:28 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful men of God.

  • India lawmakers demand Modi speak on Hindu conversions

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:53:51 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Opposition lawmakers, charging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism, threw Parliament into an uproar Monday, with the upper house repeatedly adjourned after descending into shouting matches.

  • China punishes hospital for operating room photos

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:33:16 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health authorities put a hospital president on probation and fired three other supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery.

  • Chinese military plane crashes; 2 deaths reported

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:27:37 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese military plane crashed in the country's northwest on Monday and a news website says at least two people were killed.

  • Zimbabwe's president fires more cabinet members

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:16:19 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government says the president has fired two cabinet ministers believed to be loyal to the ousted vice president, while thousands of civil servants have not been paid Christmas bonuses.

Trending Legal News

  • Avoid public intoxication charges in Virginia this holiday season

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:41:03 GMT

    With Christmas in only a few days and New Year's Eve soon to follow, it is important to give our readers a reminder about some Virginia laws that govern people's actions in public. Virginia has laws on the books...

  • Creditor harassment over debts discharged in bankruptcy

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:38:08 GMT

    When a person files for bankruptcy, any of his or her debts are forgiven or included in a payment plan approved by the court. We briefly discussed last week how it is possible for people to go ahead and...

  • Accurate diagnosis prior to power morcellation is unlikely

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:32:56 GMT

    In our past two posts, we have discussed the recent news regarding power morcellators being used in gynecological surgeries. This tool has been used to cut up uterine fibroids, and in some cases, the uterus, so it could be...

  • 2 adult club workers file suit for discrimination and retaliation

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:10:16 GMT

    Even though it is illegal, many employees are subjected to hostile work environments. Unfortunately, many fail to report the issues because they fear retaliation. New Jersey workers who have suffered discrimination need not fear, retaliation is illegal.  Two workers who...

  • Former police officer convicted of employee fraud in California

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:02:33 GMT

    When it comes to legal matters, details always play an important role, but this is especially true in a workers' compensation matter. Whether an injured worker is legally entitled to benefits will depend upon the extent of the worker's injury,...