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  • Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:14:31 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency.

  • The Latest: Greste calls on el-Sissi to 'undo injustice'

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:04:26 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):

  • El Salvador officials deactivate powerful car bomb

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:12:08 GMT

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A powerful bomb was found in a car parked near El Salvador's security ministry, but experts were able to deactivate it, the country's defense minister said Saturday.

  • Residents take canoes as Venezuela expands border closure

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:45:19 GMT

    BOCA DEL GRITA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans took to dugout canoes to shop in Colombia on Saturday as a government crackdown on smuggling and migrants cut off access to at least six border crossings key to the life of communities on both sides.

  • TSA agent charged with molesting young woman at NYC airport

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:34:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former federal transportation security agent remained held on $3,000 bail Saturday after being charged with luring a 21-year-old Korean exchange student going to school in Utah into a bathroom at a New York City airport and molesting her.

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  • 5 Longest Prison Sentences in U.S. History

    2015-08-28T16:10:41Z

    Aurora, Colorado shooter James Holmes was recently sentenced to over 3,000 years in prison on top of 12 life terms. That could sound lenient (he did avoid the death penalty) or needlessly excessive (he'll never serve that many years). But his is only the fourth-longest prison sentence in United......

  • Legal Advice From Cris Carter: Have a Fall Guy in Your Crew

    2015-08-27T21:58:04Z

    Cris Carter, who is a former all-pro wide receiver, current NFL broadcast personality, Hall of Famer, and most certainly not an attorney, nevertheless had some sage legal advice for NFL noobs at last year's rookie symposium: "If y'all got a crew, you got to have a fall guy in the......

  • Robotic Surgery Injury Lawsuit FAQ

    2015-08-27T19:57:47Z

    According to a recent study, the use of surgical robots has been linked to 144 patient deaths and 1,000 injuries. Many of these injuries and deaths have already spawned a series of robot surgery lawsuits. So how do these lawsuits work, where are they now, and where might they be......

  • Man Tries to Copyright the Fried Chicken Sandwich; Court Says No

    2015-08-27T17:43:12Z

    I've been on a search for the perfect fried chicken sandwich, trying just about everything from Chick-Fil-A and Carl's Jr. to local spots and food trucks. I have yet to make it to Church's, but based on one ex-employee's legal claim, maybe I need to give their "Pechu Sandwich" a......

  • Legal How-To: Suing a Property Management Company

    2015-08-27T16:56:14Z

    Even the most reasonable landlords and the most responsible tenants have the occasional dispute. Fortunately, the vast majority of these disputes never need to see the inside of a courtroom. For a minority of these cases, however, you may need to sue a property management company in order to......

Supreme Court News

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:01 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:52:52 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A familiar scene repeated itself at a rural Kentucky courthouse: a gay couple marched into the clerk's office, requested a marriage license and insisted that a mounting pile of court orders proves they are entitled to one.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Criminal Law News

  • Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:35:03 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a "senseless and cowardly act."

  • Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:14:31 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency.

  • Police: NY mom killed baby girl, lived with body for months

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:07:38 GMT

    BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who prosecutors say lived with her dead baby girl's body for three months was charged Saturday with murder.

  • The Latest: Greste calls on el-Sissi to 'undo injustice'

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:04:26 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):

  • Residents take canoes as Venezuela expands border closure

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:45:19 GMT

    BOCA DEL GRITA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans took to dugout canoes to shop in Colombia on Saturday as a government crackdown on smuggling and migrants cut off access to at least six border crossings key to the life of communities on both sides.

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