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  • WA Supreme Court: Florist Who Denied Service to Same-Sex Couple Violated Civil Rights Laws


    The story has become so common, it's hard to even distinguish the cases: same-sex couple goes to wedding vendor; vendor refuses service based on religious beliefs; same-sex couple sues for discrimination; and a court rules in favor of same-sex couple. This time is was the Washington State Supreme Court, ruling......

  • DUI Stops: What Not to Do During Field Sobriety Tests


    If you've been pulled over by police, you're probably already pretty worried. And if officers suspect you've been drinking and driving and ask you to perform some roadside sobriety tests, that anxiety can skyrocket. Whether you're sober and want to prove it to the police or if you've been drinking......

  • Can the National Guard Serve as Immigration Enforcement?


    Along with the new executive branch's hard-line anti-immigration stance, legal questions have arisen as to how far the federal government can go in their efforts to enforce immigration laws. One such recently raised question is whether the National Guard can be used to enforce immigration laws and deportations. The......

  • Uber Settles Class Action Claim of Stealing Driver Tips


    Last week, a class action settlement between Uber and the company's riders was approved by the federal district court in San Francisco. The ride share company was facing class action claims for deceiving riders about tipping drivers. The settlement refunds to riders all tip monies purportedly wrongly taken by......

  • Pedestrian Hit by a Car: What to Do After the Accident


    When a pedestrian or cyclist gets hit by a car, it is a frightening experience. Cars are large, heavy objects that, even at low speeds, can cause severe injuries to individuals. After a car accident with a pedestrian, it is important for the pedestrian to take a few steps......

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  • Alabama bidding to set execution date for convicted killer

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:41:22 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is bidding to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years.

  • Lawyer says she failed prep school grad at sex assault trial

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:36:11 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge determining whether a New Hampshire prep school graduate received effective counsel during his sexual assault trial heard conflicting testimony Wednesday about whether defense lawyers were derailing the case or making reasonable strategic decisions.

  • Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:35:01 GMT

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved in to arrest others who defied the order in a final show of dissent.

  • The Latest: Police arrest 9 protesters at Dakota Access camp

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:24:48 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

  • Reform may have eased jail time for police slaying suspect

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:23:01 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's efforts to ease overcrowding in state prisons did not lead to an early release of a gang member accused of killing a police officer and wounding another but may have shortened the amount of time he was locked up for repeated probation violations.

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