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  • Governor, lawmakers react to ex-Assembly speaker's sentence

    Wed, 04 May 2016 04:52:42 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's 12-year prison sentence in a $5 million corruption case sends a message that officials who abuse the public's trust will be held accountable, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said shortly after the sentencing.

  • College student launches new line of dolls for boys of color

    Wed, 04 May 2016 04:45:25 GMT

    WELLESLEY, Massachusetts (AP) — When Jennifer Pierre visits the toy store, she sees shelves of dolls that are mostly girls and mostly white. She wants to change that.

  • Boy: Sister, stranger went into hills; she never came back

    Wed, 04 May 2016 04:14:36 GMT

    SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — When the stranger approached Ian and Ashlynne Mike at the school bus stop, the boy was wary. But his older sister got lured into the van, and he didn't want her to go alone, so he went, too.

  • Closing arguments expected in Cleveland slayings trial

    Wed, 04 May 2016 04:02:22 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Closing arguments are expected Wednesday in the trial of a Cleveland man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags.

  • Today in History

    Wed, 04 May 2016 04:01:02 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, May 4, the 125th day of 2016. There are 241 days left in the year. Legal Blogs

  • No Editorial Oversight or Staff Means No Liability for Online Publisher


    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled late last month that a media company was not responsible for the copyright infringing posts of its freelance writers. If you are running an online business of any kind, creating content, or working with contractors and freelancers, you will find this case......

  • Top 5 Felony Questions


    The criminal justice system generally breaks offenses into categories based on the seriousness of the crime -- drinking in public is a misdemeanor, while arson is a felony. But sometimes those distinctions are based not on the crime itself, but aggravating factors within the same crime. So how are misdemeanors......

  • Suing Big Pharma


    Let’s be honest, many consumers don’t have a lot of faith in giant pharmaceutical companies right now. Between the constant barrage of television ads with never-ending lists of side effects to new stories every day about supposedly life-saving drugs that turn out deadly. And that’s without even mentioning the rampant......

  • New Mexico Mom Convicted for Facebook Post Sparking Panic


    If you are active on social media maybe you've developed a habit of just posting whatever pops into your head, or revealing the latest rumor you read. Don't do that. You could end up in front of a judge, charged, convicted, and with a criminal record, like a mother......

  • Amazon Sues Sites Selling Fake Reviews


    Do you rely on reviews by other online consumers to decide what to buy? Have you ever been nudged toward a particular product based on the amazing reviews? Well, if so, you may have to reconsider how you choose your products and whether you can really rely on the......

Supreme Court News

  • Georgia governor vetoes 'campus-carry' concealed gun bill

    Tue, 03 May 2016 22:55:09 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor vetoed a bill Tuesday allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that a legislature controlled by his own party had easily approved in an election year.

  • Justices uphold extortion conspiracy conviction

    Mon, 02 May 2016 16:51:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the conspiracy conviction of a former Baltimore police officer for his role in a repair shop extortion scheme.

  • Supreme Court won't review appeal from POM juices

    Mon, 02 May 2016 13:43:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that found advertising claims of the health benefits of POM Wonderful juices were deceptive.

  • Scalia's loss raises questions for Supreme Court

    Mon, 02 May 2016 07:48:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?

  • Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia

    Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:10:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?

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Political News

  • China military singer performs on South China Sea island

    Wed, 04 May 2016 05:34:20 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's military has sent a famed singer of patriotic anthems to perform before navy officers and construction workers on a newly created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea.

  • Critics question mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve

    Wed, 04 May 2016 05:28:54 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In early winter, after most tourists have fled Alaska, another kind of visitor flies in: bald eagles, up to 4,000 of them.

  • APNewsBreak: Army says troops lost their way, went off cliff

    Wed, 04 May 2016 05:25:26 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Investigators say an Army vehicle took the wrong road in the dark and was making a U-turn when it tumbled 250 feet off a cliff at a Colorado training range last year, killing one soldier and injuring five.

  • Trump virtually clinches Republican presidential nomination

    Wed, 04 May 2016 05:07:05 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

  • China military seeking recruits with flashy new video

    Wed, 04 May 2016 04:14:57 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack.