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  • Some involved in Omar Abdel-Rahman's case had own notoriety

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:39:01 GMT

    Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who died in prison Saturday, was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, FBI offices, highway tunnels and other New York-area landmarks in a single day of terror.

  • "Blind Sheik" guilty of 1990s terror plots dies in US prison

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:37:21 GMT

    The so called Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 has died in a federal prison. He was 78.

  • Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:33:54 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.

  • Finding poison in N. Korea attack may be hardest part

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:28:10 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A paranoid dictator's estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours.

  • Study finds underage, fearful women in Vegas sex trafficking

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:07:59 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • What Medical Evidence Is Used in Car Accident Lawsuits?

    2017-02-17T22:58:45Z

    If you've been injured in a car accident, you'll generally need to prove two main elements to win a lawsuit for damages: that the accident was someone else's fault, and that you were injured. Evidence of your physical injuries, as well as the financial costs of medical care and lost......

  • Surgeon's Hands Are 'Deadly Weapon' in Felony Conviction

    2017-02-17T22:57:29Z

    Under normal circumstances, referring to a doctor's hands and surgical instruments as "deadly weapons" would sound like over-the-top hyperbole. But Christopher Duntsch is no normal surgeon. Nicknamed "Dr. Death," and referred to by colleagues as a "sociopath," the "worst surgeon I've ever seen," and "a clear and present danger to......

  • Got a Gun? Florida Physicians Allowed to Ask About Firearms, Again.

    2017-02-17T18:57:51Z

    Your doctor will want to ask a lot of questions in order to get a complete picture of your medical history and potential health risks. Any family history of heart disease? Do you smoke or drink? Any allergies to medication? Do you have any guns in the house? That last......

  • Police Sued for Taking DNA Swabs From Minors

    2017-02-17T18:57:11Z

    Taking a DNA sample from a criminal suspect, after arrest or as part of an investigation, is pretty standard (and legal) stuff by now. But what about forcing someone who isn't a suspect to submit to a DNA swab in order to be released from police custody? And forcing minors......

  • Can Your Business Monitor Employees' Movements in the Office?

    2017-02-16T22:57:09Z

    Email. Social media. Even personal cell phones. There is a lot of employee activity that employers my legally monitor. But what about their actual movements throughout the office? Most employers can install and run video surveillance in the office, but that's yesterday's technology. Nowadays, bosses have employee badges fitted with......

Supreme Court News

  • Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:33:54 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.

  • McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:07:36 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.

  • Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:06:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Using the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey undertook a legal challenge that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. McCorvey died Saturday at age 69.

  • A month of Trump: Tweets and turmoil for the 45th president

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:53:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing.

  • A month of the 45th president: Tweets and turmoil for Trump

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:25:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing.

Criminal Law News

  • Malaysia searches for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:51:18 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday.

  • "Blind Sheik" guilty of 1990s terror plots dies in US prison

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:37:21 GMT

    The so called Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 has died in a federal prison. He was 78.

  • Finding poison in N. Korea attack may be hardest part

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:28:10 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A paranoid dictator's estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours.

  • Study finds underage, fearful women in Vegas sex trafficking

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:07:59 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online.

  • Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth use

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:53:13 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Methamphetamines continue to make an alarming surge in Montana, as law enforcement, health officials and communities struggle to address the problem.

Political News

  • Could 'Nexit' follow Brexit after Dutch elections?

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:27:50 GMT

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — For a small nation that has grown hugely wealthy thanks to centuries of doing business far and wide, the political mood in the Netherlands has turned surprisingly inward.

  • Muslim groups criticize Wilders' 'Moroccan scum' comments

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:18:55 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Muslim organizations in the Netherlands have criticized disparaging comments about Moroccans made by anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, but say they are just the latest in a long string of insults.

  • Malaysia searches for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:51:18 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday.

  • Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for 'mutual respect'

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:49:17 GMT

    MUNICH (AP) — Iran's foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is "unmoved by threats" but responds well to respect.

  • IMF agrees terms for $5 billion loan to debt-ridden Mongolia

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:44:34 GMT

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — The Mongolian government and envoys from the International Monetary Fund said Sunday that they and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan package to the north Asian country to help get its economy back on track.