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  • Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

    Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:08:03 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer.

  • San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect

    Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:32:12 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, a federal agency said Friday.

  • Hundreds of Arizona inmates to be moved following riot

    Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:27:40 GMT

    KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — About 700 inmates at an Arizona prison were being moved to new locations Friday after disturbances on consecutive days left their housing units uninhabitable.

  • Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:00:16 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday.

  • Menendez prosecutors seek hearing on evidence

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:10:12 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in the corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez asked a judge to hold a hearing to determine whether some evidence should be withheld or restricted due to possible national security concerns. Legal Blogs

  • Are You a Suspect in a Criminal Investigation? Here's What to Do


    The police are at your door. They want to questions you because you're suspected of a crime. Yikes! Your first instinct may be to tell them about everything, including the time in third grade when you stole your teacher's candy. Or, you may want to bolt and run. If......

  • Do Landlords Have to Accept Section 8?


    If a prospective tenant asks, "Do you accept Section 8?" how do you respond? Can you say no, or must you always say yes? Some landlords like having Section 8 tenants because it's a guaranteed source of on-time rental income. However, others are wary of having to deal with......

  • If CPR Causes Broken Ribs, Can You Sue?


    You’re on the floor, not breathing. You are dead. Suddenly, a Good Samaritan runs up and performs CPR. Sure, he breaks a couple ribs, but you start breathing again. Paramedics arrive and rush you to the hospital. It’s a fact that broken ribs can result from CPR. If this occurs,......

  • How Will Obama's Proposed Overtime Pay Rule Affect Your Business?


    Last week, we wrote about Obama's plan to seek changes in current overtime pay rules to allow more workers to get overtime pay. This week, President Obama has finally proposed a rule change. Here is what you need to know about the President's proposed overtime rule:......

  • Oregon's Recreational Marijuana Law Takes Effect: Q and A


    Are you in Oregon right now? Do you notice that pungent scent in the air? It's probably the scent of legal recreational marijuana. Last year, Oregonians voted to make recreational use of marijuana legal. Today, Oregon residents can legally light up recreationally for the first time! Oregon's Measure 91......

Supreme Court News

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

  • Virginia's Pamunkey Indian Tribe granted federal recognition

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:20:42 GMT

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Department of Interior granted federal recognition to a Virginia Indian tribe for the first time on Thursday, more than 400 years after the first permanent English settlers encountered those Indians.

  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:01 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.

  • Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:14:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

Criminal Law News

Political News

  • Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

    Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:32:42 GMT

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago.

  • Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together

    Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:13:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.

  • Chafee's campaign leaves some NH Democrats a bit puzzled

    Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:11:45 GMT

    LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire's Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the war in Iraq.

  • Quotations in the News

    Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:06:36 GMT

    "This is not a protest. It is a celebration to overcome fear and blackmail." — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at a rally in Athens, imploring a "no" vote in Sunday's bailout referendum.

  • Would euro departure help or hurt Europe's currency union?

    Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:33:36 GMT

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon.