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  • Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:25:36 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

  • Bride accused of niece's death after wedding found guilty

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:49:12 GMT

    BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony.

  • Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:30:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged the chances were slim.

  • Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:38:58 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.

  • Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:27:26 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms.

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  • 5 Things You Should Know About House Arrest

    2015-03-27T16:50:06Z

    You committed a crime, broke the law, and got convicted. Now you have to spend a year in jail. Or, do you? How would you like to spend that year at home instead? There are many alternatives to jail including a suspended sentence, probation, fines, and community service. In some,......

  • Work Email: Balancing Privacy and the Right to Speak

    2015-03-27T13:01:40Z

    From the Sony hack to Hilary Clinton, work email has been all over the news lately. This may leave many employers wondering how closely they can or should monitor their employees' emails. In some cases, federal law limits how much an employer can monitor electronic correspondence and protects certain......

  • Are Reserved Parking Spots Enforceable?

    2015-03-26T22:09:17Z

    We've all had that experience of finally finding a parking spot and pulling in, only to see that dreaded sign: "RESERVED." And we've all had that next thought -- what would actually happen if I parked here anyway? It seems like a risky proposition, so let's see if those......

  • Is Your Personal Injury Settlement Award Taxable?

    2015-03-26T21:45:42Z

    After a year of back and forth negotiations, countless doctor's visits, and lots of pain and suffering, your lawyer got you a settlement award for your personal injury claim. Congratulations! You now get to pocket that money and go on your merry way. But, wait just a second. The......

  • Supreme Court: Pregnant Driver Can Sue UPS

    2015-03-26T21:45:38Z

    The U.S. Supreme Court revived a UPS employee's claim that the company discriminated against her while she was pregnant. Peggy Young contends UPS refused to lighten her work load during her pregnancy, and sued the company under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Lower courts had dismissed the case, but the......

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  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:25:31 GMT

    Personal afterlife accounts removed from Baptist bookstores

  • High court sends Alabama redistricting case back for review

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:28:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday said a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama's Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew the state's voting districts in a way that black leaders say limited minority voting power.

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

Criminal Law News

  • 7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

    Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:55:58 GMT

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder.

  • Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

    Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:13:37 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma Saturday, a night after he was shot in the face by a man with several gun convictions during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city's police commissioner said.

  • Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

    Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:13:34 GMT

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.

  • Woman, 2 year old killed, man injured in Bremerton shooting

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:21:04 GMT

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a double homicide in Bremerton. The suspect remains at large.

  • Police officer wounded in Arizona Wal-Mart melee recovering

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:15:50 GMT

    COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — A police officer shot during a deadly late-night brawl outside a Wal-Mart store in north-central Arizona was released from the hospital this week.

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  • Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

    Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:13:34 GMT

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.

  • Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:25:36 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

  • Police officer wounded in Arizona Wal-Mart melee recovering

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:15:50 GMT

    COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — A police officer shot during a deadly late-night brawl outside a Wal-Mart store in north-central Arizona was released from the hospital this week.

  • Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:08:54 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Sunday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a part of the world where the Obama administration has tried to forge stronger ties.

  • Boko Haram kills 39, legislator, disrupting Nigeria election

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:00:10 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses and officials say Boko Haram extremists killed 39 people, including a legislator, in northeastern Nigeria, disrupting the country's presidential election.