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Penn. trooper ambush suspect captured

Survivalist Eric Frein surrenders to U.S. marshals, ending a lengthy manhunt.

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail

Kaci Hickox and boyfriend Ted Wilbur go for a bike ride in Fort Kent By Steve Holland CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for Kaci Hickox, 33, said they had not yet been served with a court order to enforce the 21-day quarantine - matching the virus's maximum incubation period - but remained prepared to fight such an order if necessary. ...


Madera County district attorney race in final heated stretch run

Madera County Disttrict Attorney Michael Keitz and challenger David Linn continue fierce political jousting in the race to be the top prosecutor— with each more than willing to point out… Click to Continue »

Flames, smoke after small plane crash in Kansas

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDIT WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles.


Lack of mechanics threatens U.S. Air Force target date for F-35

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may miss its target of August 2016 to start using the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet in combat if Congress blocks the service's plan to retire its A-10 tank-killer aircraft, a top U.S. general said Thursday. Air Force Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan, the Pentagon's F-35 program chief, told reporters the Air Force was counting on training experienced A-10 mechanics to help reach the total 1,100 mechanics needed to declare that the F-35 had reached "initial operational capability" or IOC. ...

Nurse defies Maine's Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington) FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.


Halloween called off in Pennsylvania town

A private open-air bazaar is selling pumpkins of all sizes as decoration, ahead of Halloween that is taking root in Poland, especially among school children, but also for soup, cakes and sweet-and-sour preserves for the winter, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) The police manhunt for Eric Frein costs kids the fun of trick-or-treating.


Attorney general seeks clarifications from Topinka’s former nonprofit

Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office has sent a letter to a not-for-profit formerly run by Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka seeking clarification of financial information — including how much it paid in payroll taxes — in annual reports it files with the office.The letter was sent Oct. 23 to the Smart Women Smart Money Educational Foundation, which provides mortgage ...

Hawaii's Big Island watches lava slowly reshape community

This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows an aerial view of the lava flow over Cemetery Road and Apa?a Street near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey) PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.


Citigroup sets aside $600 million more to cover legal costs

By David Henry and Ankur Banerjee (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said it was setting aside an extra $600 million to cover legal expenses in the third quarter due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries," while also disclosing that it was subject to foreign exchange market probes. Citigroup is one of six major banks that are expected to settle with Britain's Financial Conduct Authority by mid ...

National Guard arrives in Hawaii town threatened by lava

A construction crew tries to contain the lava flow from Mount Kilauea in Pahoa, Hawaii By Karin Stanton PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - National Guard troops arrived in a Hawaii town threatened by a slow-moving river of molten lava on Thursday, and were greeted with cheers by residents of the Big Island community where they are to provide security as the volcanic flow advances. The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano has been slithering toward the Big Island village of Pahoa for weeks, although it slowed to a turtle's pace on Thursday and at last watch had advanced only a few feet (meters) over several hours, said Darryl Oliveira, director of Hawaii County Civil Defense. ...


Spain Passes Much-Debated 'Google Tax' Intellectual Property Law

After more than a year in the works, Spain passed on Thursday (Oct. 30) its Intellectual Property Law, with its hotly debated, so-called Google tax...

Lawyer for former Winnipeg archbishop has new evidence in sex assault appeal

A lawyer for a former archbishop convicted of sexually assaulting an altar boy in the 1980s says he has fresh evidence that could have exonerated his client during his trial. Jeff Gindin, who represents Seraphim Storheim, filed a notice of motion asking that the new evidence be heard when the case appears before Manitoba's Court of Appeal on Friday. In court documents, Gindin says the evidence ...

Tribunal: Lawyer abused his position in company

A lawyer probed for professional misconduct will have to face a Court of Three Judges after a tribunal found he had abused his position as a company director and not acted in the best interests of his client. Mr Pascal Netto had taken out about US$158,000 (S$201,000) in loans without the knowledge of the firm's owner and subsequently repaid them, among other things. The three-judge court is the ...

Trinity Western law school: B.C. Law Society members vote to reverse approval

Members of the Law Society of British Columbia have voted 74 per cent in favour of reversing the society's earlier approval to recognize graduates of Trinity Western University's School of Law. Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan says more than 8,000 of the society's 13,530 members voted. The final decision is up to the law society's board of governors, known as benchers.

Legal Aid funding to increase in Alberta

The Alberta government is committing an additional $5.5 million to increase access to Legal Aid.   Premier Jim Prentice says the provincial government will commit more funds to the program and will also increase the maximum income level for assistance. The new income cut-off for Legal Aid will be $1,588 per month, which is an increase from the current limit of $1,338 per month for a single ...

Tuesday's elections will be landmark for conservation

In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, a rackoon rests on a tree at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, Fla. Voters from Rhode Island to California this Election Day will decide whether billions of dollars should be set aside for parks and preservation, leading some environmentalists to highlight 2014 as one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history.


Longtime Boston Mayor Thomas Menino dies at 71

Menino smiles at the Boston College Chief Executives' Club of Boston luncheon By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, died on Thursday at age 71 from cancer, his family said in a statement. Menino, a Democrat, ran New England's largest city for two decades before he stepped down in early 2014 at the end of his fifth term, saying he could no longer keep up the intense schedule. Months after ending his final term, Menino disclosed he had been diagnosed with cancer. Last week, he said he would halt cancer treatments to spend more time with his family. ...


Apple's chief exec Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward. The 53-year-old Alabama native and self-described "son of the South", who has spoken out against discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, declared his sexual orientation in a magazine editorial, confirming a fact widely known in the close-knit Silicon Valley tech community but rarely discussed. Cook's announcement comes as gay marriage is becoming widespread, but the nation remains divided over gay rights.


Israel-Sweden tension builds even more

A Palestinian flag hangs outside the Palestinian Representative Office in Stockholm, Sweden capital, on October 30, 2014 Israel responds to Sweden's recognition of a Palestinian state.


Argentina approves hydrocarbon law to woo investors

Argentine lawmakers approved a hydrocarbon law Thursday to attract further investment in its energy sector by offering longer concessions and limiting revenues for its oil rich provinces. The law grants 25-year concessions for conventional gas exploration, 30 years for offshore resources and 35 years for shale oil and gas, all of which can be extended for up to 10 years. Argentina is seeking to ...

Attorney: Oklahoma RB Mixon accepts probation

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon has accepted one year of probation after being charged with punching a young woman at a restaurant in July. Mixon's attorney, Kevin Finlay, said Thursday that Mixon entered an Alford plea in which he acknowledged there was likely enough evidence to convict him of misdemeanor assault while still asserting his innocence. Mixon was to go to trial on Jan. 12, but ...

Group: State Department too top-heavy with Obama picks

OBAMA/ At a time when "The world is a mess," President Barack Obama has packed too many political appointees into top jobs at the State Department, and should replace retiring Deputy Secretary of State William Burns with a career diplomat, a foreign service group warns.


Lawyer for former archbishop wants to file new evidence in sex assault appeal

WINNIPEG - A lawyer for a former archbishop convicted of sexually assaulting an altar boy in the 1980s says he has fresh evidence that could have exonerated his client during his trial.

Lawyer: Bar Curtis from questioning abused girls

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A lawyer representing four current and former Lakewood High School girls who have sued ex-Detroit Tigers player Chad Curtis for sexually abusing them has asked a judge to bar Curtis from questioning them.

EQUITY ALERT: The Rosen Law Firm Announces Investigation of ESB Financial Corp. Concerning its Proposed Sale to ...

The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. announces that it is investigating the Board of Directors of ESB Financial Corp. for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by failing to adequately shop ESB Financial to maximize shareholder value before agreeing to be acquired by WesBanco Inc.

Legal aid granted to fund murderer's appeal

Convicted murderer and rapist Liam Reid has been granted legal aid to again appeal his conviction - and one of the country's top forensic scientists will be looking into the case.Reid was jailed for life for raping and murdering...

Former lawyer turned bank robber gets 45 more years in prison

Warren J. Gladders state sentence to run consecutively with federal prison time.

AFP eyes complaint vs Laude lawyer

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin believes lawyer Harry Roque Jr. clearly crossed the line for non-observance of military rules when they entered Camp Aguinaldo’s restricted area to try to confront a US Marine accused of killing 26-year-old   transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude. Roque and his clients, including Laude’s German boyfriend Marc Suselbeck, have over-exercised their rights in trying ...

Law Society Budget - no increase in fees for lawyers and paralegals

TORONTO , Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Law Society's governing body today approved its 2015 budget, which maintains the annual fee for lawyers and paralegals at 2014 levels. The fees will remain at $1,866 ...

Beyond Trophy Space: Lack of Supply, Rising Rents Challenging Law Firm Office Norms

JLL -- Law firms have long been an outlier in the evolution of the American workplace, holding steadily to trophy space along the premier addresses of U.S. central business districts. But according to ...

NC courthouse shooting: One suspect in jail, one pursued

Crime scene investigator Larry Bryant with the Nash Co. Sheriff's Dept. gathers evidence from the courthouse steps after two people were shot in front of the Nash Co. Courthouse in Nashville N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. A manhunt involving helicopters and dozens of armed officers patrolling a nearby highway was underway for two men who Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins said fled in a white car. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One suspect has been arrested and another is being sought on an assault charges in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.


NATO says watching increased Russian miiltary moves in Europe airspace

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, seen here in Brussels on October 28, 2014, says the alliance "remains vigilant" over Russian military activity over Europe NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the transatlantic alliance remained vigilant after an increase in Russian military manoeuvres in European airspace. "NATO is strong, it remains vigilant," he said during a visit to Athens. Russian strategic bombers, fighters and tanker aircraft have been intercepted on Tuesday and Wednesday in what NATO said earlier was "unusual" activity. "This strength is our answer" to what NATO has termed large-scale Russian military manoeuvres over the Atlantic, Baltic, North and Black seas earlier this week, when they skirted NATO airspace.


'I don't feel safe anymore'

a couple surveys the remains of the home owned by the woman’s parents Residents still feel mental anguish two years after Sandy ravaged the East Coast.


N. Korea imposes Ebola quarantine

This Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows medical personnel in protective suits standing by an ambulance, at the Sunan International Airport, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea would seem like the last place on Earth that has anything to worry about from Ebola. But it's virtually gone on DefCon 1 over what it sees as a looming invasion from the outside world that threatens to infiltrate its borders and relentlessly attack its people unless dramatic measures are taken immediately. It has banned tourists, put business groups on hold and is looking even more suspiciously than usual at every foreign face coming across its borders. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) Foreigners will be isolated for 21 days over fears of the spread of the virus.


World must do more to fight Ebola: UN envoy Power

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks during a lecture regarding the Ebola virus at the Residence Palace in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Power, who recently traveled to the Ebola-infected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, is trying to draw support for more international aid in the stricken areas. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) Returning from W. Africa, ambassador to UN says world must confront "greatest public health crisis ever."


Is Gov. Chris Christie's brash style presidential or bullying?

FILE - This July 17, 2014, file photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greeting Iowans after speaking at a fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in Davenport, Iowa. Christie is headlining Branstad's birthday bash in Clive, Iowa, Saturday Oct. 25, 2014, one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, cementing his status as Branstad's favored 2016 candidate and giving him his biggest platform yet to appeal to activists in the state. (Charlie Neibergall, File/AP Photo) The "sit down and shut up" approach plays well in New Jersey, but it could be seen as phony bluster in some states.


Lawyer: Christopher Coleman trial unfair because of photos with mistress

Photos that showed Coleman and his mistress together were "salacious" and irrelevant to the case, the lawyer claimed. 

150 found in Iraq mass grave

Iraqi security forces and gunmen take position following clashes with jihadists on September 19, 2014, in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province Militants from Islamic State said to have rounded up Sunni men from villages and executed them Wednesday.


Attorney general candidates spar over experience during final debate

Who is experienced enough to be Wisconsin’s next attorney general was a central focus during the third and final attorney general debate Wednesday night at the State Bar Association. “We need an experienced attorney general, who’s not going to earn while they learn,” the Republican, Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel said. “I’ve got that experience with 25 years as a front-line ...
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