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  • Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:49:56 GMT

    Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:30:58 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.

  • Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:02:39 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm.

  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:52:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

  • Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:15:14 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

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  • Calif. Couple Busted Over Alleged Pot Sales on Silk Road 2.0

    2014-11-21T20:43:01Z

    A California couple has been charged for an alleged conspiracy to make and distribute pot on the recent incarnation of a black-market website, Silk Road 2.0. David Schell, 54, and Teri Schell, 59, of Durham, were indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday for conspiracy to make and distribute......

  • Obama's Executive Order on Immigration: 5 Things You Should Know

    2014-11-21T19:36:01Z

    President Obama has announced that he will take executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. This executive order, announced in the president's speech to the nation Thursday night, will not grant amnesty or any sort of permanent legal status to those illegal immigrants covered by the action.......

  • Top 5 Legal Lies From 'HTGAWM' S1 E9 ('Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me')

    2014-11-21T18:24:01Z

    So we finally found out #WhoKilledSam, and it was... Wes? "Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me" had its hand on the suspense tiller for this one, initially teasing that Michaela had somehow killed him by causing him to fall over the railing. And as you may have guessed, this......

  • Can You Sue If a Box Falls on You at a Store?

    2014-11-21T15:44:01Z

    Shopping at a big box store can be exciting and cheap, but it's all fun and games until a box falls on you. Anyone who's visited a warehouse store like Costco or Sam's Club can attest that merchandise is packed almost from floor to ceiling, with incredibly heavy items like......

  • Start With a Question, End With FindLaw Answers

    2014-11-21T00:25:01Z

    Ever since you were a kid, you had questions like, Why is that...? How can I...? When do you...? That impulse to ask doesn't end with childhood. Inquisitive adults have a whole different set of interests and concerns, and yet the legal world that intersects them can still look like......

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  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Library honoring Billy Joel with pop music prize

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:56:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Billy Joel has more than a few powerful friends in Washington with a musical legacy powerful enough to draw cheers from both sides of the political aisle Wednesday.

  • Missouri governor denies clemency for Leon Taylor

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:52:48 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's governor denied clemency late Tuesday night for convicted killer Leon Taylor, clearing the way for his lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court also rejected his final appeals.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:56:02 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid Tuesday by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution, just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

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  • Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:49:56 GMT

    Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:30:58 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.

  • Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:09:37 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.

  • Detained Portugal ex-premier awaits fraud ruling

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:00:05 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates remains in police detention while an investigating magistrate decides whether he should answer charges of corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.

  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:52:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

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  • Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:49:56 GMT

    Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

  • Polish opposition questions election results

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:43:00 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition leader has suggested that local election results were falsified and said he will ask his supporters to protest them at a rally Dec. 13.

  • Israel mulls hard-line legislation after attacks

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:34:55 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers on Sunday called for a series of hard-line measures, including a proposal to strip Palestinian attackers of their residency rights, in response to a wave of deadly violence.

  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:30:58 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.

  • Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:09:37 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.

Trending Legal News

  • Faulty strollers recalled after reports of fingertip amputations

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:07:18 GMT

    Parents in South Florida and around the country heard alarming news recently involving strollers manufactured by Graco Children's Products. The company, as we discussed here, was in the news earlier this year for problems with its car seats. Now,...

  • Woman accused of careless driving in death of another driver

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:23:53 GMT

    Watching out for other vehicles is one of the first priorities of every Louisiana driver. Careless driving is not only dangerous but also puts others at risk. When a driver fails to pay attention to the road and nearby vehicles,...

  • 3 allegedly suffer drunk driving injuries after a multi-car crash

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:52:20 GMT

    Many people will be traveling to and from different locations visiting friends and family during the holiday season. During this time of year, people tend to consume more alcohol than normal and some then get behind the wheel. This, unfortunately,...

  • Race in the criminal justice system is a life & death issue

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:44:58 GMT

    Recent events have reminded us that racial tensions are still high in many parts of the United States. A particularly strong reminder of this problem is the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this summer. Protests continued for weeks after a...

  • Man becomes famous for owing child support for 25 children

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:41:48 GMT

    There are many people who seek to be famous. However, one father became famous for reasons he probably did not want. Among local government employees, he is famous for not paying child support for 25 children, which is a significant...