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  • 6 Police Officers Involved in Freddie Gray Homicide Indicted

    2015-05-22T15:56:28Z

    A Baltimore grand jury indicted all six Baltimore police officers charged in the homicide of Freddie Gray. Gray died in April from injuries sustained while in police custody. The officers allegedly gave Gray a "rough ride" in the back of a police van, resulting in fatal injuries to his......

  • Can I Get Workers' Comp For Injuries at a Company Picnic?

    2015-05-22T15:55:13Z

    You can get workers' compensation for injuries at work, but are you covered for injuries at the annual company picnic? Company picnics are full of hazards. You could twist an ankle while walking through the park. You could sprain your back defending the marketing team's dodge ball championship title.......

  • Urban Agriculture: 3 Laws to Know

    2015-05-21T21:59:47Z

    Once the provenance of hippies and hipsters, urban agriculture is becoming more and more popular across city-dwelling populations. Rooftop gardens, front-yard farms, and vacant lots-turned-vegetable patches are popping up every day. And whether you're getting into urban agriculture because you're health conscious, eco conscious, or money conscious, you should......

  • Janice Dickinson Sues Bill Cosby for Defamation

    2015-05-21T21:58:12Z

    The latest in a long line of accusations, lawsuits, denials, and countersuits, former supermodel Janice Dickinson has sued Bill Cosby for defamation. Dickinson claims Cosby's denials of her sexual assault allegations against him injured her reputation and caused her emotional distress. The comedian/actor has been accused of sexual assault......

  • What Happens If a Golf Ball Hits My Car?

    2015-05-21T21:56:07Z

    If you're out at the range or on the course, you're probably most concerned with how you're hitting the ball. But if you're parked nearby, you might want to watch the other folks swinging the clubs. One circular dent in your fender can ruin an otherwise great round, and......

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court strikes down Maryland tax law

    Mon, 18 May 2015 18:17:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a Maryland tax that has the effect of double-taxing income residents earn in other states.

  • Graham: 'I'm running' to be 'best commander in chief'

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:18:50 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday he will run for president in 2016, saying he believes he would be the best choice to serve as commander in chief amid continued unrest in the Middle East.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

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Political News

  • After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland

    Sun, 24 May 2015 22:40:04 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.

  • Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; 100s of homes gone

    Sun, 24 May 2015 22:38:21 GMT

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

  • Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

    Sun, 24 May 2015 22:38:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East.

  • Polish president concedes defeat after exit poll released

    Sun, 24 May 2015 22:16:35 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county's presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician.

  • Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes defeat after exit poll shows him trailing

    Sun, 24 May 2015 20:37:42 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes defeat after exit poll shows him trailing.