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  • Oxfam America presses SEC on drafting disclosure regulations

    Thu, 07 May 2015 00:51:23 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — The aid group Oxfam America is pressing federal officials to draft regulations aimed at requiring U.S.-listed oil, gas, and mining companies to publish what they pay to governments for access to natural resources in foreign countries.

  • Activists ticketed for putting Snowden bust on NYC monument

    Thu, 07 May 2015 00:49:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two activists who put a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War memorial were ticketed and got their confiscated sculpture back Wednesday, saying they felt the episode had sparked conversation about freedom.

  • Honolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution sting

    Thu, 07 May 2015 00:44:37 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu police spokeswoman says the department worked with federal agencies on a prostitution sting that led to sex assault charges against about a dozen women.

  • Sheriff: Woman held for driving wrong way while drunk, naked

    Thu, 07 May 2015 00:22:38 GMT

    GRANT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities say they arrested a naked drunken woman who was driving the wrong way after leaving her naked husband and their child at a rest stop.

  • New indictment charges owners of kennel where 21 dogs died

    Thu, 07 May 2015 00:10:43 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A new indictment announced Wednesday reinstates animal cruelty charges against the owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel where 21 dogs died of heat exhaustion and four others were injured in June.

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  • What If There's a Mistake On Your Police Report?

    2015-05-06T22:06:25Z

    One of the most persistent myths regarding criminal law is that if an officer makes a mistake on your police report, your charges get dropped. Not only is it highly unlikely an error on a report will result in dropped charges, police report mistakes, whether substantive or merely spelling,......

  • New OSHA Regulations on Shade and Water for Outdoor Workers

    2015-05-06T21:55:26Z

    Summer is almost upon us. And with that comes new regulations regarding outdoor employees. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is conducting a "Water Rest Shade" campaign to protect workers from sun and heat-induced illnesses, and new regulations went into effect on May 1. Here's how to comply with......

  • Can Kendall and Kylie Jenner Really Trademark Their Names?

    2015-05-06T21:53:49Z

    Kylie and Kendall Jenner are following in the entrepreneurial footsteps of their big sisters Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney. To protect the success of their modeling careers, reality television show Keeping up with Kendall and Kylie, a clothing line for PacSun and a shoe line for Steve Madden, the two younger......

  • How Long Will Workers' Compensation Benefits Last?

    2015-05-06T19:04:22Z

    You've been injured, saw a doctor, notified your employer, and filed a workers' compensation claim. You're receiving benefit payments to cover your medical expenses and lost wages, but how long will they last? What if you can't return to work in a week, a month, a year? Will you......

  • What Is a Reverse Mortgage?

    2015-05-06T18:59:10Z

    Some older homeowners who perhaps didn't save enough for retirement or are outliving their retirement benefits are turning to reverse mortgages as a way to borrow against the value of their home. While most people understand how a basic mortgage works, a reverse mortgage sounds a bit more confusing.......

Supreme Court News

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Texas religious objection bill follows Supreme Court hearing

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:21:11 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The national debate over religious objection laws roiled again Thursday in Texas after Republican lawmakers abruptly pushed a new proposal on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing historic arguments over gay marriage.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

  • Justices uphold limits on judges' appeals for campaign cash

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:27:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states can ban judicial candidates from personally asking for campaign contributions, in a decision aimed at protecting the impartiality of elected judges.

  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:52:00 GMT

    High court hears arguments on gay marriage

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Political News

  • Canada's Conservatives worried after Alberta election

    Thu, 07 May 2015 00:54:40 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A meeting of Canada's federal Conservative party was described as being like a "morgue" a day after Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center provincial government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty.

  • Activists ticketed for putting Snowden bust on NYC monument

    Thu, 07 May 2015 00:49:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two activists who put a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War memorial were ticketed and got their confiscated sculpture back Wednesday, saying they felt the episode had sparked conversation about freedom.

  • Hawaii enters national debate over future of ethanol in gas

    Thu, 07 May 2015 00:45:24 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have put the state at the front of a national discussion over the future of ethanol in gasoline by passing a bill that puts an end to a requirement that the corn-based additive be mixed into fuel sold in the state.

  • Honolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution sting

    Thu, 07 May 2015 00:44:37 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu police spokeswoman says the department worked with federal agencies on a prostitution sting that led to sex assault charges against about a dozen women.

  • Georgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent

    Thu, 07 May 2015 00:28:03 GMT

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff has been charged in the shooting of a real estate agent at a model home.