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  • Florida Jury Awards Woman $100K in Starbucks Hot Coffee Lawsuit

    2017-05-22T21:57:44Z

    A Florida woman was awarded $100,000 by a jury in her case against Starbucks stemming from a 2014 hot coffee spill injury. Joanne Mogavero, a 43-year-old mother of three, filed suit after the lid to her coffee popped off while it was being handed to her from the Starbucks......

  • Can I Still Own a Gun After a Domestic Violence Conviction?

    2017-05-22T21:57:08Z

    The answer to this question, with very little exception, is a resounding: No. If the conviction is on the record, then under both federal and state laws, a person will be prohibited from owning a firearm. Many people are surprised to find out that this even applies to individuals......

  • NRA Challenges California Ban on High Capacity Magazines in Federal Court

    2017-05-22T18:58:23Z

    Last week, the California arm of the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit in San Diego's federal district court challenging the constitutionality of the state's recent ban on high capacity magazines. This is the second lawsuit filed by gun advocates against the gun control legislation that took effect last......

  • When to Fire an Employee at the Center of a Social Media Scandal

    2017-05-22T17:57:01Z

    While going viral can be a boon for business, it can also lead to nightmarish PR disasters. Take for example the recent United Airlines scandal where a passenger was dragged off the plane. The incident made national news headlines for weeks and likely cost United quite a bit of......

  • 'War Dogs' Movie Faces Lawsuit 'Based on a True Story' of False Advertising

    2017-05-22T17:56:37Z

    Warner Brothers, the makers of the 2016 comedy War Dogs, have been hauled into a Florida federal court by the very person the film is based on. The subject of the film, Efraim Diveroli, is a convicted arms dealer who is currently incarcerated. Diveroli is asserting that the film......

Supreme Court News

  • High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:28:43 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.

  • Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

    Mon, 22 May 2017 21:24:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits in a ruling that places strict limits on where such cases can be filed.

  • Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

    Mon, 22 May 2017 17:50:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

  • Court upholds 'soft money' limits; Gorsuch, Thomas disagree

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding federal limits on political parties' use of so-called soft money for federal elections.

  • Texas advances new abortion limits despite court defeats

    Sat, 20 May 2017 01:02:19 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature late Friday advanced tough new limits on abortion— hitting back at a U.S. Supreme Court decision last summer striking down most of the sweeping restrictions on the procedure that America's second-largest state approved four years ago.

Criminal Law News

  • Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:32:34 GMT

    Authorities say investigators found white supremacist propaganda, bomb-making materials and a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh at a Florida apartment where a teenager killed two roommates who once shared his neo-Nazi beliefs before he converted to Islam.

  • Thai police running hospital bomb probe as security reviewed

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:24:52 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling junta said Tuesday that police will handle the investigation into a bombing at a military-run hospital that wounded more than 20 people, while security elsewhere in the country is being reviewed.

  • A call for patience during investigation of campus stabbing

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:11:51 GMT

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors are asking for patience as they investigate as a possible hate crime the stabbing of black Army officer, allegedly by a white University of Maryland student.

  • 'Conspiracy bill' draws backlash in Japan over state powers

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:03:39 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's lower house approved a bill Tuesday allowing authorities to punish those found guilty of planning serious crimes, legislation that opponents say could be used to undermine basic civil liberties.

  • Veteran reporter compares Watergate, Trump's travails

    Tue, 23 May 2017 07:48:57 GMT

    In Watergate, the smoking gun was a White House tape proving that Richard M. Nixon ordered a cover-up — the final evidence that forced him from the White House.

Political News

  • The Latest: Trump predicts peace deal could affect region

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:35:20 GMT

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

  • Gestures tell of friendship that toppled S. Korea president

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:33:05 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A steely gaze from one woman. A slight, apologetic bow from another. On the first day of the biggest trial in South Korea in years, two small gestures reflect the state of a friendship that toppled a president.

  • Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:32:34 GMT

    Authorities say investigators found white supremacist propaganda, bomb-making materials and a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh at a Florida apartment where a teenager killed two roommates who once shared his neo-Nazi beliefs before he converted to Islam.

  • EU envoy defends grants after Philippines' aid rejection

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:30:02 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The European Union's ambassador to the Philippines says grant money from his grouping is meant to promote development, not system change, in foreign countries.

  • High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:28:43 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.