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  • Grace Mugabe goes to court over diamond ring

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:45:38 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has gone to court in an attempt to seize assets of a Lebanese businessman who allegedly failed to deliver to her a diamond ring worth more than $1.35 million dollars.

  • 'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:27:55 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later.

  • Spain ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:27:41 GMT

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government on Thursday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia's leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the region's semi-autonomous powers.

  • Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:43:51 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Thursday indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as well as his daughter and son-in-law on corruption charges stemming from documents leaked from a Panama law firm.

  • Dem divisions in California complicate party hopes for gains

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:22:17 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats are at war with themselves in California, where restless activists are challenging party leaders to resist all things President Donald Trump and move further left on health care, the minimum wage and populist issues.

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  • CA Prison Inmates Paid $1 per Hour to Fight Forest Fires

    2017-10-17T17:10:16Z

    Two years ago, as fourteen wildfires engulfed almost 250,000 acres in California during a historic drought, we wondered whether prison inmates should really be making up 30 percent of the firefighting force in the Golden State. This week, after 41 fatalities and almost 150,000 scorched acres in Napa, Sonoma, and......

  • Lawsuit: 'Violence in Charlottesville Was No Accident'

    2017-10-16T20:30:33Z

    A new lawsuit against neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and white nationalist groups in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia claims the antagonists brought "semi-automatic weapons, pistols, mace, rods, armor, shields, and torches" to the city, with "the purpose of inciting violence and instilling fear within the community of Charlottesville and......

  • Trump's Health Care Executive Order: A Quick Overview

    2017-10-16T19:08:08Z

    After three failed attempts by Congress to repeal Obamacare, President Donald Trump took matters into his own hands last week, signing an executive order reshaping how people get insurance through work and threatening to end federal subsidies to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act. "I just keep hearing repeal-replace,......

  • Convictions Lost in Translation: Spanish-Language DUI Rights Form 'Unlawfully Coercive'

    2017-10-16T12:56:53Z

    When you're being read your rights and advised of the law, you want that information to be accurate; especially if English isn't your native tongue and you're relying on a translation of your rights. But a Massachusetts woman is claiming that a local police department "has for years used an......

  • Is Your Tiny House Violating Zoning Laws?

    2017-10-13T21:56:38Z

    There is a common misconception among some property owners that once you buy the land, you can do whatever you want with it. Those property owners often find local, state, and federal zoning laws a rude awakening. Even those people trying to live as off-the-grid or low-impact as possible may......

Supreme Court News

  • Trump cries foul on judges, but he's ahead of Obama

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:08:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Democrats are holding up his judicial nominees, but almost nine months into his presidency, he has had more judges confirmed than President Barack Obama did in the same time period, and his numbers aren't far off those of other recent presidents.

  • Shock, anger over Weinstein at NY women filmmakers event

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:46:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anger, shock, unity and solidarity: Those were the prevailing emotions on Tuesday at a Manhattan event for women filmmakers, writers and actors, where the Harvey Weinstein scandal wasn't far from anyone's mind.

  • Book's challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ginsburg?

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:33:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Personal trainer Bryant Johnson hears it all the time: Four more years.

  • Kagan: Not having to get door 1 plus of new status

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:22:52 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan says one advantage of no longer being the most junior member of the Supreme Court is that she no longer has to answer the door when someone knocks as the nine justices are meeting.

  • Sotomayor: Judging brings emotions, but keep them in check

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:45:17 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told college students in New York City that she sometimes feels "great turmoil" inside when she is hearing arguments on the bench, but works hard to keep her emotions and personal biases in check.

Criminal Law News

  • 'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:27:55 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later.

  • Sons of slain journalist call for Malta leader's resignation

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:09:11 GMT

    VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The sons of slain investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have called on the Maltese prime minister to resign.

  • Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:43:51 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Thursday indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as well as his daughter and son-in-law on corruption charges stemming from documents leaked from a Panama law firm.

  • Former French intelligence chief to testify at terror trial

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:18:50 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — A French ex-intelligence chief is expected to addresses failures in tracking Islamic extremists, at the trial over deadly 2012 attacks on a Jewish school and French soldiers.

  • Evidence presented in Kim's killing hasn't ruffled defense

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:31:27 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Evidence has accumulated against the two suspects in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader in the first two weeks of their trial, but the top lawyers hired by the Indonesian and Vietnamese governments to defend the two women say they are unruffled by what has been presented in court so far.

Political News

  • Grace Mugabe goes to court over diamond ring

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:45:38 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has gone to court in an attempt to seize assets of a Lebanese businessman who allegedly failed to deliver to her a diamond ring worth more than $1.35 million dollars.

  • Russian TV host's presidential bid shakes political scene

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:39:31 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — A presidential bid by a celebrity TV host in Russia has stirred the country's political world.

  • 'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:27:55 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later.

  • Spain ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:27:41 GMT

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government on Thursday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia's leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the region's semi-autonomous powers.

  • Ardern to lead New Zealand liberal government

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:26:33 GMT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Jacinda Ardern will be New Zealand's next prime minister and hopes to take the country on a more liberal path following nine years of rule by the conservatives.