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  • Federal judge stays Alabama gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:35:34 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday put a two-week hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but said same-sex couples should not be kept in lengthy legal limbo.

  • 'Birdman' tops SAG Awards, Redmayne upsets Keaton

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:21:23 GMT

    The backstage farce "Birdman" topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award, winning best ensemble cast, even though its star, Michael Keaton, was upset by Eddie Redmayne in the most outstanding actor category.

  • Contestants vie for Miss Universe crown in Miami on Sunday

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:57:37 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Miss USA, Miss Venezuela and Miss Colombia are among the top ten finalists in the running to be crowned Miss Universe in Sunday's pageant in Miami.

  • Arquette, Simmons take supporting honors at SAG Awards

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:41:37 GMT

    Oscar favorites Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmons confirmed their front-runner status at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, taking supporting acting honors in a ceremony that often serves as a kind of a preview to the Academy Awards.

  • Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:39:44 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.

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  • 5 Reasons Criminal Trials Are Often Delayed

    2015-01-23T22:41:01Z

    Although an accused criminal is often arrested immediately following an alleged crime, that person's criminal trial may take years to complete because of delays in the proceedings. The ongoing trial of accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, for example, was delayed several times before jury selection began earlier this......

  • SkyMall Files for Bankruptcy: 5 Lessons for Business Owners

    2015-01-23T20:45:38Z

    Say it ain't so! SkyMall, the ubiquitous in-flight shopping catalog, filed for bankruptcy protection Friday. While seat-back pockets will never be the same, the company's ordeal offers some legal lessons for business owners. SkyMall's parent company, Phoenix-based Xhibit Corp., "suspended its retail catalog operations" last week, Reuters reports. Staff layoffs,......

  • Nike Settles With Ralph Lauren Over Chuck Taylor Knock-Offs

    2015-01-23T20:43:01Z

    Back in October, Nike, which owns Converse, sued 31 companies for manufacturing knock-off versions of those famous "Chuck Taylor" Converse All-Star shoes. You're seen them before: the canvas high-tops with the big star on the ankle. You've also probably seen the knock-offs, which come dangerously close to looking just like......

  • Falling Carry-On Bag Leads to Injury, Airline Lawsuit

    2015-01-23T20:38:01Z

    A man who claims he was injured on a Southwest Airlines flight by a falling carry-on bag has filed a lawsuit against the airline. Jerry Reinhardt was seated on a Southwest plane at Portland International Airport in 2013 when another passenger tried to fit a large carry-on bag into......

  • Legal How-To: Reporting Online Bullying

    2015-01-23T19:17:01Z

    Online bullying, also called cyberbullying, has become a widespread issue. As you may recall, a FindLaw survey in 2014 found that nearly one in 12 children had been the victim of online bullying. What can parents do about this? One Minnesota dad whose daughter was being bullied over Snapchat......

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  • Extreme right party headed for 3rd place in Greek election

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:41:21 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The specter of Neo-Nazism is no longer haunting Greece. It looks like it is here to stay.

  • Cops: Man kills co-worker, then himself at NYC Home Depot

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:24:45 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An employee at a Home Depot store in Manhattan argued with a co-worker before fatally shooting him and then killing himself on Sunday, police said, sending panicked workers and shoppers rushing to get away from the gunfire.

  • Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:37:25 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country's struggling economy.

  • Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:18:44 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Images of a slain protester, blood running down her face and hair as her body was lifted from the ground, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt's government on the anniversary of a revolution initially sparked by police brutality.

  • Suspected burglar falls through ceiling, lands near police

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:45:30 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police.

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  • Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:56:57 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country.

  • Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:40:55 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel.

  • Federal judge stays Alabama gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:35:34 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday put a two-week hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but said same-sex couples should not be kept in lengthy legal limbo.

  • Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:39:44 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.

  • Japan working to gain IS hostage's release, analyzing video

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:31:00 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group.

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  • 2015 could see more disabled workers in the workplace

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:38:59 GMT

    In 2015, the U.S. economy is expected to grow steadily, and the first quarter of the year appears to be following that prediction. Even though it is early, there is reason for optimism as people who had struggled for years...

  • Safe driver discounts could be realized through OnStar program

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:41:33 GMT

    Consumers are always looking for ways to save on auto insurance costs. Even if they are not actively searching, providers are apt to show you ways to save, if it can give them a leg up in the marketplace. Forget...

  • How deaths after premature births can be avoided

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:25:14 GMT

    It is difficult enough to bring a baby who is full term into the world. For babies who are premature, caring for them is no less important, but can be difficult as well. However, modern medicine is enabling more pre-term...

  • Tax season reminder about tax scams: Hang up - it's not the IRS

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:27:03 GMT

    This tax season may prove to be especially confusing. First, taxpayers have to remember the tax extenders that passed at the last minute. Then, taxpayers have to remember that the IRS has admitted that customer service is a low priority,...

  • Blink and you'll miss them: Tax extenders, p. 4

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:30:53 GMT

    We want to review just a few more tax extenders that Congress approved for the 2014 tax year. The tax season has officially started, so it's important to keep these and the rest of the extenders in mind as you...