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6.9 magnitude quake strikes offshore Alaska: USGS

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska on Friday, the United States Geological Survey reported. The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 110 km (69 miles) south-southeast of Ugashik and 33 km deep. (reporting by John Stonestreet; editing by Mark Heinrich)

National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a row

Dev Jaiswal, 13, of Jackson, Miss. reacts as he correctly spelled "bouclé" during the semifinals of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


Defense in Freddie Gray case seeks to move trial from Baltimore

A girl writes on the sidewalk near North Ave and Pennsylvania Ave in Baltimore, Maryland (Reuters) - Defense attorneys for six police officers facing criminal charges in the Freddie Gray case are seeking to have the trial moved from Baltimore, saying their clients cannot get a fair trial there, the Baltimore Sun reported on Thursday. The lawyers filed an 85-page document on Wednesday in Baltimore Circuit Court asking for a change of venue, arguing that a "presumption of prejudice" exists in the city, the newspaper said. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, was arrested April 12 and suffered a spinal injury in police custody.


Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doing

Jurors hear from Holmes on video that he regretted attack CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The man who killed 12 moviegoers and wounded scores of others in a suburban Denver theater was mentally ill but legally sane, a court-appointed psychiatrist testified Thursday.


CDC investigating error that caused live anthrax shipments

In this May 11, 2003, file photo, Microbiologist Ruth Bryan works with BG nerve agent simulant in Class III Glove Box in the Life Sciences Test Facility at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The specialized airtight enclosure is also used for hands-on work with anthrax and other deadly agents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army's top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples from a chemical weapons testing site that was opened more than 70 years ago in a desolate stretch of desert in Utah.


Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on federal charges

File photo of House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaking during a news conference in Batavia Illinois Hastert, 73, is accused of illegally transferring funds to avoid detection by the IRS.


FBI launches probe into theft of U.S. taxpayer information

A general view of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington The FBI said on Thursday it had begun looking into the illegal access of the tax-return information of about 100,000 people disclosed by the Internal Revenue Service earlier this week. "The FBI has opened an investigation into the recently reported incident at the Internal Revenue Service and is working with our interagency partners to determine the nature and scope of this matter," a spokesman said. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday cyber criminals had sought to gain access to personal tax information 200,000 times from February to May, and were successful in about half of those attempts.


Chicago’s heart of mercy for the disabled

Chicago’s Misericordia is changing lives of disabled men and women Nestled away in a northern Chicago suburb, among tree-lined streets, white picket fences and perfectly manicured lawns, is a 31-acre complex known as Misericordia. Misericordia, whose name means “heart of mercy” in Latin , is home to more than 600 children and adults with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities.


Pataki record: A Roosevelt Republican from N.Y.’s crime-crackdown years

FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, former Gov., N.Y., George Pataki speaks in Nashua, N.H. Pataki is the latest Republican to get into the race for president. In a video posted Thursday morning on YouTube, Pataki says America needs to recapture the spirit of unity that spread through the country in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He was in his second of three terms as governor when the attacks struck New York and Washington, and Pataki highlights his role in New York and the country's recovery in the video. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) Amid a growing group of long-shot Republican presidential hopefuls that already includes a neurosurgeon, a deposed Silicon Valley CEO, and two failed contenders from presidential primaries past, few official or potential primary candidates have been as quickly dismissed as George Pataki.


U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine states

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in Atlanta By Phil Stewart and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The Pentagon said there was no known suspected infection or risk to the public. Twenty-two personnel at the base in South Korea were also given precautionary medical measures although none have shown sign of exposure, the U.S. military said.


Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs

Law Enforcement Officials Search Offices Of CONCACAF And Soccer Event Company In Miami Over FIFA Indictments MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.


Santorum faces daunting task in White House bid

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum vows to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence — and focus on social issues — in a changing Republican Party.


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.

Saudi legal action over alleged sex abuse of Iranians

Saudi authorities said on Tuesday they are taking legal action against two police officers accused of sexually assaulting a pair of Iranian male pilgrims, an incident which Tehran protested. The Saudis began proceedings after allegations of "sexual harassment against two teenage Iranian victims" at Jeddah airport, the interior ministry spokesman said, cited by the official Saudi Press Agency ...

Attorney general: Bible can't be official Tennessee book

Tennessee's attorney general says a bill seeking to make the Bible the state's official book would violate separation of church and state provisions in the federal and state constitutions.

OMCL INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Lead Plaintiff Deadline In The Class Action Lawsuit ...

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of a class comprising investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Omnicell, Inc.

Post reporter Jason Rezaian faces limited lawyer access before Iran trial

Jason Rezaian, imprisoned almost nine months, will be allowed to consult once with lawyer next week.

Carabba Law Doubles Efficiency When Working Away from the Office or in the Courtroom with Soonr Workplace

Soonr, a leading provider of secure file sharing and collaboration services for business, today announced Carabba Law has selected Soonr Workplace to solve its document management and collaboration challenges.

PNP: Only legal wife, children of each slain SAF men entitled to benefits

The legal wife prevails, even in the distribution of benefits of the slain 44 Special Action Force commandos and 15 survivors of the Mamasapano clash who have second wives, the Philippine National Police said on Tuesday. As the PNP finalized the distribution of pension benefits and cash donations from government agencies to the families of the slain SAF men, the PNP stressed that only the legal ...

Teen's death 'linked to legal highs'

The parents of a teenager from County Down who was found dead in a housing estate have called for a ban on "legal high" drugs.

'Legal highs killed my son - ban them and nobody else will have to go through this hell'

Heartbroken parents have blamed legal highs for the death of their teenage son whose body was found in the middle of a housing estate. They have now called for the dangerous substances to be banned.

Lawyer expected to defend Mike Duffy's $65K contract to friend

Mike Duffy's lawyer Donald Bayne will get his chance today to cross-examine a Senate human resources official, whose testimony on Monday was used by the Crown to try to build a case that the suspended senator charged taxpayers for non-Senate business.

Lawyer: Malware located on drive

A lawyer representing three Fort Smith police officers in a whistleblower case said Monday that someone tried to hack into his computer by giving him an external hard drive contaminated with malicious software.

Chicago Real Estate Attorney Danielle Colyer Releases Free Video Info Series

Lawyer answers most common buyer and seller questions about residential and commercial property transactions and closings CHICAGO, IL / ACCESSWIRE / April 13, 2015 / Danielle Colyer, partner at Colyer ...

Legal challenge to private probation firms moves into federal court

The legal assault on for-profit probation operations in Georgia has moved to federal court, where one lawsuit contends a probation firm and the small cities it serves regularly commit constitutional violations and crimes such as fraud and extortion. read more

In New Zealand, a legal battle looms over streaming TV

A legal battle is taking shape in New Zealand that could result in one of the first worldwide court cases to address the legality of skirting regional restrictions on web content. Several ISPs in the country received a letter last week claiming they’re violating New Zealand copyright law by allowing their subscribers to view streaming video content that would normally be geo-blocked, or ...

Sponsor of Maine GMO label law opposes bill to ditch trigger

The sponsor of a Maine law that requires food producers to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients says state lawmakers are misguided in their effort to repeal the law's trigger provision. ...
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