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New York governor orders more July Fourth security after alert

New York Governor Cuomo speaks during a "Raise the Wage" rally in New York (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered heightened security measures across the state over the U.S. July Fourth holiday weekend in response to a call for vigilance by the federal government. "We are keenly aware that New York State remains a top target for terrorists," Cuomo said in a statement. The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued an alert calling for local authorities and the public to remain vigilant for possible threats following recent calls for violence by Islamic State militants.


New York fugitive wrote to daughter 'See you on the outside': report

Prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat are seen in enhanced pictures released by the New York State police Matt, 49, was shot and killed by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent on June 26 about 27 miles northwest (43 km) northwest of the prison in Dannemora, New York. Sweat, 35, was shot and captured on Sunday another 23 miles (37 km) away, close to the Canadian border.


Candidates jockey for position in New Hampshire Fourth of July parades

Hillary’s Big Haul: Clinton Raises Record $45 Million Fourth of July parades in most towns across the country are celebratory but low-key affairs that attract, at most, a mayor and maybe a few council members.


Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'

In this June 30, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at a house party in Bedford, N.H. Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party’s presidential contenders do more to condemn Trump, who’s refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers.


Investigators probe Tennessee train fire that forced evacuation

Smoke and flames erupt from the site of a train derailment near Maryville, Tennessee The flames that engulfed a car of the CSX Corp train in Blount County, near Maryville in eastern Tennessee, late Wednesday were extinguished by late Thursday, CSX said. The tank car was loaded with about 24,000 gallons of acrylonitrile, a hazardous material used in manufacturing plastics and other industrial processes. Noxious fumes sent more than 80 people to the hospital, including 10 law enforcement officers who were kept overnight, said Blount County Sheriff's spokeswoman Marian O'Briant.


Greece: Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum

A member of the Communist-affiliated PAME labor union shouts slogans at the police during an anti-austerity protest calling to "Vote NO" outside of the in central Athens, on Friday, July 3, 2015. Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests could be a very close vote.


Tsipras dismisses Europe's warnings to Greece on vote

Men prepare voting booths ahead of the referendum at a high school, which will be used a polling station in Athens By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected European warnings that Greeks will be deciding on their future in the euro zone in a referendum on Sunday, saying negotiations would continue for a better deal with international creditors after the vote. In a televised address on Friday, Tsipras said a report by the International Monetary Fund which arguing that Greece's massive public debt could not be sustained without significant writedowns vindicated his advice to reject the lenders' terms. "On Sunday what is at stake is not Greece's membership of Europe, what is at stake is whether blackmail will lead us to accept the continuation of a policy which the lenders themselves recognize is a dead end," he said.


New York prison escapee vowed to visit daughter in letter: Report

ABC News: Escaped NY inmate Richard Matt shot, killed by police Convicted murderer Richard Matt reportedly wrote a letter vowing to visit his daughter after escaping from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York.


Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $35B deal

Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37B deal Aetna will spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.


IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

In this image posted on a militant website by the Aleppo branch of the Islamic State group on Friday, July 3, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a militant smashes items that the group claims are smuggled archaeological pieces from the historic central town of Palmyra, Syria. An IS statement says the busts were found when the smuggler was stopped at a checkpoint and was later referred to an Islamic which ordered that they be destroyed and the man be whipped. (militant website via AP) Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said.


Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Obama

A Wisconsin man is being detained in a mental health facility after authorities say he told a security guard he planned to kill President Barack Obama.

Cuba's new wifi hotspots attract eager users

Cubans use their mobile devices to connect to the Internet via wifi in a street of Havana, on July 2, 2015 Sitting on the sidewalks, low-rise walls, or makeshift seats, several dozen people sign in at the public access wifi zone, part of the government's plan to roll out Internet access across the Communist island nation. President Raul Castro's government has said it wants all Cubans to have Internet access by 2020. Since 2013, Cuba has had about 150 public Internet cafes where users can go online for the hourly rate.


Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, a CIA is seen in Atlanta. When the CIA killed al-Qaida’s second-in-command in Yemen last month, Obama administration officials celebrated. But many experts are questioning whether the demise of another senior extremist, the latest in a long line of militants to be taken off the battlefield, make the United States and its allies any safer from terrorism. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.


Reigning Miss Universe rebukes Trump for his migrant remarks

Colombia's Miss Universe Paulina Vega greets fans before she visits injured soldiers at the military hospital in Bogota The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant's owner, was "hurtful and unfair" in his comments about Mexican migrants. But Paulina Vega of Colombia says she isn't giving up her crown.


California removes 'lynching' language from state law

FILE- In this April 16, 2015, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown talks with reporters after a meeting about the drought at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif. California's drought-stricken cities set a record for water conservation, reducing usage 29 percent in May, according to data released by a state agency Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill striking the word "lynching" from a 1933 law that used the term to describe the crime of trying to take someone from police custody. The bill, which passed unanimously in the state legislature last week, followed outrage over the arrest of African-American activist Maile Hampton on a charge of felony lynching during a "Black Lives Matter" demonstration in Sacramento in January. Hampton's attorney, lawmakers and other supporters rallied behind her at court and on social media, saying it was ironic that she had been charged under a decades-old law originally enacted to protect black detainees from white lynch mobs.


Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker greets President Barack Obama as he arrives on Air Force One, Thursday, July 2, 2015, at La Crosse regional airport in La Crosse, Wis. Nudging his way into presidential politics, President Barack Obama traveled to Wisconsin on Thursday to draw contrasts with Republicans on economic policy just as the state's governor, Scott Walker, was filing paperwork to enter the GOP presidential primary. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn) LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in a state whose GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field.


Sanders raises $15 million after launching presidential bid

Supporters applaud and wave signs during a town hall address by Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Thursday the Vermont Democrat has raised $15 million since joining the race in late April, a strong total for his challenge against front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announces 2016 presidential bid

FILE - In this June 30,2015 file photo, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb speaks in Baltimore. On Thursday, Webb announced his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) Webb is the latest politician to join the field of challengers going up against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party’s nomination.


All-clear given after reports of shooting at Navy Yard

A large police presence gathers along M St. in Southeast Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015, after an official said shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Reports of an active shooter at the site of a deadly 2013 attack spurred a massive response from law enforcement.


Can P.G. Sittenfeld make millennials stop hating politics?

Sittenfeld checks his iPhone before an interview with the editorial board of the Toledo Blade. (Photo: Andrew Romano/Yahoo News) The 30-year-old is aiming to be the first member of his generation elected to the U.S. Senate.


Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

FILE - In this May 1, 2005, file photo, Bishop Gene Robinson addresses the congregation at Christ Church in Philadelphia, Sunday, May 1, 2005. Robinson, now retired, said he is breathless about how quickly the gay rights movement has progressed since he was getting daily death threats and forced to wear a bulletproof vest to his consecration 12 years ago. Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday, July 1, 2015, on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. (AP Photo/Coke Whitworth, File) Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples.


Macy's dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts

People hold signs in front of Macy's Herald Square flagship store, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in New York. Macy's became the latest company to end its relationship with presidential candidate Donald Trump after his remarks about Mexican immigrants. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.


New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

This June 6, 2015 photo provided by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office shows Cuomo, second from left, walking with Steven Racette, left, superintendent of Clinton Correctional Facility, in Dannemora, N.Y. Racette and his deputy in charge of security are among 12 more staff who have been put on administrative leave during the investigation into David Sweat and Richard Matt's escape from the maxiumum-security facility, officials said Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (Darren McGee/Officer of the New York Governor via AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month.


Obama: 'New chapter' begins as U.S., Cuba to open embassies

President Obama: 'New Chapter' Begins as US, Cuba Will Open Embassies President Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba are opening embassies in their respective capitals later this month and formally reestablished diplomatic relations between the two countries for the first time in more than 50 years. "More than 54 years ago at the height of the cold war, the United States closed its embassy in Havana. Today, I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally reestablish diplomatic relations with the republic of Cuba and re-open embassies in our respective countries," the president said in the Rose Garden today.


Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

People surround and attend to a 68-year-old man that was bit by a shark in waist-deep water off Ocracoke Island, N.C., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The man suffered wounds to his ribcage, lower leg, hip and both hands as he tried to fight off the shark. (Laura I. Hefty via AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters.


What could happen if Greece leaves European Union?

Greece: What Could Happen If Country Leaves the European Union If Greece and its 11 million people left the European Union, it would be an unprecedented move within the monetary system that gave birth to the currency known as the euro.A referendum, which has already been criticized as confusing and illegal, scheduled on Sunday will help determine whether a "Grexit" -- Greek exit -- from the 19-nation currency bloc could become a reality. Earlier this week, the government issued a maximum cash withdrawal for Greek residents at 60 euros. But due to the shortage of 20-euro banknotes, people mostly have access to 50-euro banknotes. ...


Tennessee attorney general says Bible bill unconstitutional

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Tennessee's attorney general said on Tuesday a bill under consideration in the legislature to make the Bible the official state book would be an unconstitutional endorsement that the sacred text does not need. The bill would violate both the U.S. Constitution and Tennessee's state constitution, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III said. He ...

State attorney general to investigate a top Hawaii official

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii attorney general's office said Tuesday it will investigate Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi's use of his county-issued credit card, after he acknowledged using it to cover personal expenses that included nearly $900 at a bar.

Mexican drug lord's defense lawyer sneaks woman into prison

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prison authorities in Mexico say a lawyer for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman allowed a female to visit the Sinaloa drug cartel leader in prison using a false identity.

EQUITY ALERT: The Rosen Law Firm Files Securities Class Action Against AudioEye, Inc. – AEYE

The Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of AudioEye, Inc. securities from May 14, 2014 through April 1, 2015.

Chilean president signs law recognizing same-sex civil unions

Fred Lambert SANTIAGO, Chile, April 14 (UPI) -- Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Monday signed into law a measure allowing same-sex couples to join in civil unions.

Do Powers of Attorney Need New Gifting Rules?

It is one of the most common of all legal documents: The power of attorney form, in which an individual appoints an agent to handle financial, legal and tax matters. It’s typically so routine nothing more than boilerplate is needed.

Lawyer: Rabbi Accused of Forcing Divorces Was 'Exaggerating'

Lawyer: Rabbi accused of forcing men to divorce wives was 'puffing and exaggerating' to FBI

Helmet Law - Motorcycle Laws by State

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Law Society Tribunal Regulatory Proceedings for March 2015

TORONTO , April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada regulates the lawyers and paralegals of Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society ensures that all lawyers and licensed paralegals ...

BC Legal Orgs Use Wikipedia-Style Website to Serve Free Legal Information: Dial-A-Law Joins Clicklaw Wikibooks

Canadian Bar Association BC Branch's long-running Dial-A-Law has joined Clicklaw Wikibooks in time for Law Week. Visitors to http://wiki.clicklaw.bc.ca can now export the scripts -- covering over 130 legal ...

Corinthian Colleges and California Attorney General in For-Profit College Face Off

NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Corinthian Colleges are on a collision course as the embattled for-profit tries to sell its remaining 53 campuses that continue to enroll thousands of students.

Lawyer: Luna shot Chris Lane dead

BREKKIE WRAP: THE lawyer for 17-year-old Chancey Luna has dropped a bombshell, telling a US court that the teen shot Australian Chris Lane dead.

Attorney General's Office seeks removal of Judge Contini from Broward criminal cases

Broward Circuit Judge John Patrick Contini should be removed from nearly 1,000 criminal cases after offering strategic advice to a defense lawyer last month, the Florida Attorney General's Office said in a recent court filing.

Washington Post: Reporter's access to lawyer still limited

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has had an "unacceptable lack of access to legal counsel" while jailed for nearly nine months in Iran and still has not had a substantive discussion with his lawyer, the newspaper's executive editor said Tuesday.
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