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  • Homeless woman's stun gun spurs 2nd Amendment case

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:42:54 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Jaime Caetano was beaten so badly by her ex-boyfriend that she ended up in the hospital. So when a friend offered her a stun gun to protect herself, she took it.

  • NYC panel nears decision on police chokehold death

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:42:08 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City grand jury is quietly nearing a decision in a case that's drawn comparisons to the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:13:48 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests are scheduled at shopping centers around the country in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. A few popped up in St. Louis-area retail stores late Thursday and continued Friday, the start of what is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.

  • Ferguson protests move to retail stores

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:10:41 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators sought to catch the attention of shoppers looking for good deals on Friday, going to major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

  • Cops: Man inspired by gangster movie uses firebomb

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:44:48 GMT

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community.

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  • Which States Use Criminal Grand Juries?

    2014-11-26T14:41:00Z

    Following last night's announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, many may have questions about how grand juries operate. Grand juries are generally called on to decide whether there is probable cause to......

  • Ga. Supreme Court OKs Private Probation, Denies Extending Sentences

    2014-11-25T23:51:40Z

    The Georgia Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it was constitutional for private probation companies to monitor offenders but ruled it was illegal to extend sentences once imposed. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the state's High Court found that private probation supervision companies like Sentinel Offender Services were allowed......

  • When Does a Bruised Knee Become a Lawsuit?

    2014-11-25T22:59:17Z

    Thanks to human anatomy, your knees tend to be an easy place to bruise when you fall. Also called a patellar contusion by medical professionals, a bruised knee may initially seem like nothing. But sometimes a bruised knee is the first sign of more serious medical problems following an......

  • 'Steve Harvey Show' Slapped With $42.3M Music Theft Lawsuit

    2014-11-25T22:55:08Z

    "The Steve Harvey Show" has been slapped with a $42.3 million lawsuit over allegations that the program stole music owned by the We 3 Kings. The music publishing company claims that the self-titled show of comedian Steve Harvey used its unlicensed music without its permission and without paying We......

  • Should Franchises Purchase Business Insurance?

    2014-11-25T20:00:00Z

    Turning a successful business into a franchise is a great way to turn a good idea into a great company. But that success may also create the need for additional business insurance. With the rise in lawsuits targeting chain businesses, insurers are now offering new types of business insurance......

Supreme Court News

  • Ginsburg back at home, expected at court next week

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:03:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Ginsburg gets heart stent to clear artery clog

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:40:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery but was expected to be back at work for the start of next week, court officials said.

Criminal Law News

  • Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:48:25 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said.

  • NYC panel nears decision on police chokehold death

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:42:08 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City grand jury is quietly nearing a decision in a case that's drawn comparisons to the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:17 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.

  • Cops: Man inspired by gangster movie uses firebomb

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:44:48 GMT

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community.

  • Police: Woman stabs self in fight over inheritance

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:33:11 GMT

    MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an argument over an inheritance ended when a woman pushed a 72-year-old man down a flight of stairs at a southern New Jersey home and stabbed herself with a knife.

Political News

  • Italian man seriously wounded at West Bank protest

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:59:02 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank on Friday was shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces, a Palestinian hospital official said.

  • GOP govs starting to strut their stuff for 2016

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:48:46 GMT

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking across the sprawling grounds of a pink-hued luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades.

  • Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:47:39 GMT

    A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.

  • Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:36:53 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the "barbaric violence" being committed in Islam's name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties.

  • Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:21:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House now that the official tree has arrived.

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