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  • Nebraska Repeals Death Penalty, Over Gov. Veto

    2015-05-28T22:20:20Z

    Nebraska became the 18th state to ban capital punishment, overcoming a veto by Governor Pete Ricketts. Known as a conservative state with a Republican governor who lobbied against the ban, the legislature voted 30-to-19 to repeal the state's death penalty law. Nebraska hadn't executed a prisoner since 1997, and......

  • Can't Afford Licensing Fees? Here's What to Do

    2015-05-28T19:02:38Z

    Whether in your advertising or in your shop decor, you may want to use a striking image or fantastic photo that you found. But be careful: the image may be copyrighted, and without a license to use the image, you may be committing copyright infringement. "But," you say, "copyright......

  • Tracy Morgan Reaches Settlement With Walmart

    2015-05-28T18:59:54Z

    It has been nearly a year since a traumatic six-car accident critically injured comedians Tracy Morgan, Harris Stanton, and Ardie Fuqua, and killed 62-year-old James McNair. Earlier this year, Walmart reached a settlement with McNair's family for $10 million. This month, Morgan has also settled his case with Walmart......

  • Calif. Doctors Now Neutral on Physician-Assisted Suicide

    2015-05-28T18:56:43Z

    A California bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients got a large show of support last week -- or at least a large removal of opposition. The California Medical Association (CMA) dropped its long-standing opposition to allowing doctors to help patients end their lives. Instead, the......

  • My Neighbors Just Built a Pool - Do They Need a Fence Around It?

    2015-05-28T18:55:41Z

    The Joneses just got a brand new, backyard swimming pool for the summer. And while you're not worried about keeping up with them, you might be worried about keeping your kids safe. Accidental drownings in swimming pools occur so frequently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has an entire......

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case

    Tue, 26 May 2015 18:29:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 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.

Criminal Law News

  • Suicide bomber strikes Shiite mosque in Saudi, killing 4

    Fri, 29 May 2015 13:38:07 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group.

  • 3 suspects in Oklahoma officer's shooting captured

    Fri, 29 May 2015 13:37:47 GMT

    LIBERTY, Kan. (AP) — Three men have been arrested, including one who was captured early Friday in southeast Kansas, after an Oklahoma police officer was shot in the head during a traffic chase, authorities said.

  • Gunman in North Dakota Wal-Mart shooting used personal gun

    Fri, 29 May 2015 13:37:12 GMT

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police say a U.S. airman who fatally shot one worker and injured another at a Grand Forks Wal-Mart before killing himself did not use a military-issued weapon.

  • Request for probe of handling of Ferguson case back in court

    Fri, 29 May 2015 13:21:59 GMT

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County judge is set to resume hearing arguments in a lawsuit seeking an independent probe of the county prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown.

  • White House fence jumper sentenced for high-speed chase

    Fri, 29 May 2015 13:11:38 GMT

    WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Texas man who pleaded guilty to scaling a White House fence and dashing into the executive mansion has now pleaded guilty to two felony counts following a Virginia high-speed chase last July.

Political News