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  • Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:56:04 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.

  • The Latest: Officer to face internal affairs investigation

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:49:00 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the state of North Carolina's decision not to retry a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. (All times local):

  • Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:48:30 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

  • Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:45:29 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday that he would extend the week-old partial closure of the border with Colombia to four more cities and send an additional 3,000 troops to the area, doubling down on a policy has drawn rebuke by Colombian leaders.

  • Immigrant suspect faces tough battle fighting murder charge

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:42:27 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed a young woman on San Francisco's Pier 14, it may not help his case.

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  • 5 Longest Prison Sentences in U.S. History

    2015-08-28T16:10:41Z

    Aurora, Colorado shooter James Holmes was recently sentenced to over 3,000 years in prison on top of 12 life terms. That could sound lenient (he did avoid the death penalty) or needlessly excessive (he'll never serve that many years). But his is only the fourth-longest prison sentence in United......

  • Legal Advice From Cris Carter: Have a Fall Guy in Your Crew

    2015-08-27T21:58:04Z

    Cris Carter, who is a former all-pro wide receiver, current NFL broadcast personality, Hall of Famer, and most certainly not an attorney, nevertheless had some sage legal advice for NFL noobs at last year's rookie symposium: "If y'all got a crew, you got to have a fall guy in the......

  • Robotic Surgery Injury Lawsuit FAQ

    2015-08-27T19:57:47Z

    According to a recent study, the use of surgical robots has been linked to 144 patient deaths and 1,000 injuries. Many of these injuries and deaths have already spawned a series of robot surgery lawsuits. So how do these lawsuits work, where are they now, and where might they be......

  • Man Tries to Copyright the Fried Chicken Sandwich; Court Says No

    2015-08-27T17:43:12Z

    I've been on a search for the perfect fried chicken sandwich, trying just about everything from Chick-Fil-A and Carl's Jr. to local spots and food trucks. I have yet to make it to Church's, but based on one ex-employee's legal claim, maybe I need to give their "Pechu Sandwich" a......

  • Legal How-To: Suing a Property Management Company

    2015-08-27T16:56:14Z

    Even the most reasonable landlords and the most responsible tenants have the occasional dispute. Fortunately, the vast majority of these disputes never need to see the inside of a courtroom. For a minority of these cases, however, you may need to sue a property management company in order to......

Supreme Court News

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:29:04 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:52:52 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A familiar scene repeated itself at a rural Kentucky courthouse: a gay couple marched into the clerk's office, requested a marriage license and insisted that a mounting pile of court orders proves they are entitled to one.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Criminal Law News

  • "Candy Man" doctor guilty of issuing illegal prescriptions

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:58:35 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California doctor known as the "Candy Man" has been convicted of illegally prescribing painkillers that authorities said led to the overdose deaths of 20 patients.

  • The Latest: Officer to face internal affairs investigation

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:49:00 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the state of North Carolina's decision not to retry a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. (All times local):

  • Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:48:30 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

  • After TV slaying, reporter's dad finds voice on gun control

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:44:35 GMT

    COLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker's resolve to spread a message about gun control formed in the hours after he learned his journalist daughter had been shot on live television.

  • Immigrant suspect faces tough battle fighting murder charge

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:42:27 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed a young woman on San Francisco's Pier 14, it may not help his case.

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