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  • Hungary is new hot spot on migrant route into EU

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:49:48 GMT

    ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — With the Mediterranean Sea becoming too treacherous and other routes blocked by barbed-wire fences, would-be migrants are taking a new route into the Europe Union: through Hungary.

  • China arrests US aid work in N Korean border town

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:41:44 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.

  • Pa. couple charged in boy's death waives hearing

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:28:54 GMT

    HONEY BROOK, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area couple charged in the torture death of the woman's 3-year-old son will head to trial after waiving their preliminary hearings.

  • HK court: Property tycoon guilty of corruption

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:20:48 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong jury found a billionaire property developer and a former top government official guilty of corruption Friday after a high profile trial that amplified anger at the city's elite.

  • Victory for plaintiff in China gay conversion case

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:20:02 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered Friday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual, in what is believed to be China's first case involving so-called conversion therapy.

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  • Ohio Sup. Ct. Upholds Cities' Traffic-Camera Tickets, Appeals

    2014-12-19T19:27:00Z

    The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the use of traffic cameras by state municipalities as well as the administrative procedure for hearing appeals by those ticketed. The ruling was split, with three of the court's seven justices dissenting, reports The Plain Dealer. And the decision comes as legislation requiring......

  • 14 Charged Over Deadly Meningitis Outbreak in 2012

    2014-12-18T21:40:01Z

    Fourteen people are facing federal criminal charges after a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide. Those indicted include the co-founders, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians of the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts, reports The Associated Press. They are accused of failing to follow proper safety standards,......

  • Should You Hire an Injury Lawyer Even If You Plan to Settle?

    2014-12-18T21:34:01Z

    Settlements may seem as easy as signing an agreement and being handed a check, but you might still need an attorney by your side. Why? Well as it turns out, there are various legal issues that can go wrong or unnoticed during the settlement process. And while you may hope......

  • Is Sony Trying to Escape Liability by Dropping 'The Interview?'

    2014-12-18T19:58:01Z

    The terrorists have won. At least according to the Internet hordes decrying Sony's move to drop the release of "The Interview" on Christmas Day. It certainly didn't help that theater chains across the country were refusing to show the comedic tale about a plot to kill North Korean leader......

  • Can U.S. Passport Holders Travel to Cuba Now?

    2014-12-18T17:44:01Z

    President Obama announced Wednesday that the United States will resume "full diplomatic relations" with Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years. This historic agreement means that Cuba will now host a U.S. embassy in Havana, and Americans might get a chance at legally purchasing those sought-after Cuban......

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Scalia: Constitution silent on torture

    Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:43:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

Criminal Law News

  • China arrests US aid work in N Korean border town

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:41:44 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.

  • Deputies: Woman, 72, slapped over Facebook snub

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:22:55 GMT

    SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — A 27-year-old woman is accused of slapping a 72-year-old woman who denied her friend request on Facebook.

  • HK court: Property tycoon guilty of corruption

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:20:48 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong jury found a billionaire property developer and a former top government official guilty of corruption Friday after a high profile trial that amplified anger at the city's elite.

  • Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:05:21 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.

  • Police: Abducted 5-year-old NY boy found dead

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:53:19 GMT

    BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — New York police say a 5-year-old boy abducted from a home outside Albany has been found dead.

Political News

  • Hungary is new hot spot on migrant route into EU

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:49:48 GMT

    ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — With the Mediterranean Sea becoming too treacherous and other routes blocked by barbed-wire fences, would-be migrants are taking a new route into the Europe Union: through Hungary.

  • 5 die in Mozambique floods

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:17:11 GMT

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Five people have died in floods in the capital Maputo, after days of torrential rain, according to Mozambican authorities.

  • Sri Lankan opposition pledges war crime inquiry

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:06:09 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's main opposition presidential candidate said Friday that the country cannot be charged with war crimes in the International Criminal Court, but he will launch a domestic inquiry if he wins a January election.

  • Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:05:21 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.

  • Trade between China and Mozambique nears $3 billion

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:43:56 GMT

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — China's ambassador to Mozambique says trade between the two countries increased to nearly $3 billion this year.

Trending Legal News

  • Loan modification scams can further damage shaky finances

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:56:41 GMT

    Florida real estate was hit especially hard by the recent recession. Many residents found themselves with mortgage payments that they were unable to pay or owing more on their homes than they were worth. Some of those facing foreclosure felt...

  • Tips for safer winter driving in Philadelphia

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:38:00 GMT

    Philadelphia residents know that the weather can be unpredictable. Winter poses some serious driving hazards that can lead to accidents for unwary drivers. Below are some tips to consider when driving in inclement, wintry conditions. -- Don't drive when...

  • Aborted hotel tower leads to massive business litigation

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:37:46 GMT

    What happens when a proposed 47-story hotel tower is stopped midway through construction and declared by safety inspectors to be unfit to continue? Whether it is in North Carolina or another state, legal conflicts and business litigation between many different...

  • Office Depot might benefit from business merger in the New Year

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:16:09 GMT

    Individuals in California are not the only ones thinking ahead to the New Year, as many companies are already considering ways to maximize their success after 2014 draws to a close. While some businesses may plan on rolling out new...

  • Overcoming fear can lead to successful business transactions

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:49:28 GMT

    Becoming an entrepreneur in California may enable a person to feel a sense of freedom he or she has never experienced as a traditional employee. However, hiring workers and engaging in business transactions for the first time can be a...