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  • What to Do When Facing a Bench Warrant

    2016-09-30T21:57:45Z

    So you had a bad day, forgot about your court date, and just found out that the judge issued a bench warrant for your arrest. What is that and what are you supposed to do now? A bench warrant, like any other warrant, authorizes the police to arrest you when......

  • Who Pays Expenses When You're Separated but Not Divorced Yet?

    2016-09-30T19:59:12Z

    When spouses separate, the world does not stop moving forward, despite the emotional turmoil. Everyday expenses still pile up. A joint debt, or obligation, remains a joint debt, for which the creditor can pursue either of you individually or jointly. The same way that a creditor can go after a......

  • 6 Common Elder Scams to Avoid

    2016-09-30T19:56:21Z

    While the average internet user is getting older, internet scammers are getting bolder. The old Nigerian royalty phishing scam has gotten much more sophisticated, as have the other tactics of internet scammers. In addition to the new tactics, new technology is enabling scammers to prey upon the elderly more......

  • Can Hospitals Be Sued for Insensitivity to Transgender Patients?

    2016-09-30T18:10:53Z

    When Kyler Prescott checked into the Gender Management Clinic at San Diego's Rady Children's Hospital, he was looking for help. The 14-year-old transgender boy was being bullied and harassed by teachers and peers regarding his gender identity, and was suffering from depression and anxiety. But instead of receiving sensitive care......

  • Petty Theft for a Minor

    2016-09-30T17:58:34Z

    Kids and teenagers can find themselves in all kinds of trouble. Hopefully, most of it will be of the harmless variety. But even some small crimes with no apparent victim can be a big deal for minors and their future. Take petty theft, for example. So named after the French......

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  • WHY IT MATTERS: Guns

    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:15:34 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — THE ISSUE: The right to bear arms is fundamental to the U.S., carved into the Constitution and seemingly embedded in the national DNA. But after a seemingly endless stretch of violence, Americans are confronting how far those rights extend, propelling gun issues to the forefront of this year's elections.

  • Ex-Connecticut Gov. Rowland reports to prison for a 2nd time

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:42:46 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland reported to a federal prison in New York on Monday to begin serving a 2 ½-year sentence for conspiring to hide his work on political campaigns — a decade after he finished doing prison time for a corruption scandal that led him to resign from office in 2004.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in presidential election

    Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:31:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election

    Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:35:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:

Criminal Law News

  • Breakdown of video in police killing of man in California

    Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:16:41 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A moment-by-moment breakdown of events shown in two videos released Friday showing an El Cajon, California, police officer shooting and killing Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man.

  • California police show videos of fatal shooting of black man

    Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:06:26 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Police released two videos Friday showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb and said they hoped showing the footage would ease escalating tensions.

  • Charlotte police to release full video in black man's death

    Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:03:15 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte say they will release all of the dashcam and body camera video from the fatal shooting of a black man that sparked in riots in the city.

  • Video suggests police drove at California man they then shot

    Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:39:44 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dashboard audio indicates two police officers may have tried to hit a homeless man with their police cruiser before fatally shooting him in Sacramento this summer, a newspaper reports.

  • Judge refuses to toss Planned Parenthood lawsuit over videos

    Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:37:18 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood over videos that a group says show employees of the organization illegally selling parts of aborted fetuses.

Political News

  • Breakdown of video in police killing of man in California

    Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:16:41 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A moment-by-moment breakdown of events shown in two videos released Friday showing an El Cajon, California, police officer shooting and killing Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man.

  • California police show videos of fatal shooting of black man

    Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:06:26 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Police released two videos Friday showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb and said they hoped showing the footage would ease escalating tensions.

  • Charlotte police to release full video in black man's death

    Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:03:15 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte say they will release all of the dashcam and body camera video from the fatal shooting of a black man that sparked in riots in the city.

  • California opens pathway for cars that lack steering wheel

    Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:53:15 GMT

    California regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals.

  • Volkswagen reaches $1.2B settlement with dealers in scandal

    Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:49:34 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen has agreed to pay its U.S. dealers up to $1.2 billion to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal, according to a settlement agreement filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco.