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Exclusive: U.S. plans to plug coal royalty loophole padding export profits

By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is drafting rules designed to close an accounting loophole that in recent years has helped coal companies boost export profits and likely cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, people familiar with the plan said. American taxpayers by law are due a 12.5 percent royalty on the sales of millions of tons of coal pulled each year from federal land that mining companies lease. ...

State attorney general will handle assault of Pittsburgh prosecutor

The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office will prosecute a local restaurant owner accused of assaulting an Allegheny County homicide prosecutor over the weekend.

Why Huge Salaries Don't Necessarily Make Law Grads Rich

Harvard Law School graduates make more money than alumni of any other graduate or professional school. That doesn't mean all lawyers fare well

Attorney says Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding caused partly by the couple's limited ability to speak English.

Canada's PM: 'We will not be intimidated'

Police converge on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown gunman and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from Parliament Hill to an undisclosed location, according to officials. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld) Stephen Harper calls Wednesday's deadly rampage Canada's second terror attack in three days.


Legal high district mooted for Wellington

Three options for a legal high district within Wellington's CBD have been mooted by the city council.

3 Denver teens possibly tried to join Islamic State

Have We Reached Peak ISIS? Girls headed for Turkey, stopped in Germany; authorities now looking at friends for similar sentiments.


Attorney General Announces AmeriGas Settlement

Thousands of people who payed for propane gas may get some money back.

Suspected Indiana serial killer's 1st hearing postponed

This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's office shows Darren Vann. Vann, 43, of Gary, Ind., was charged Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in the death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy, whose body was found Friday night at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond, Ind. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty says Vann confessed to Hardy's slaying and directed police to six bodies in Gary. (AP Photo/Lake County Sheriff's Office) CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.


All four Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq shootings

former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.


Attorney says L.A. Kings' Slava Voynov did not hit girlfriend

Voynov's attorney blames the player's arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English.

Attorney General candidate Don Quick discusses public lands controversy

Don Quick, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, talks to a voter on the campaign trail.

Sergeant-at-arms hailed as hero

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is pictured in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Kevin Vickers is credited with shooting a gunman in an attack at the Canadian Parliament.


Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne warns consumers of newspaper scam

Attorney General Tom Horne warns Arizona consumers about a bogus newspaper subscription scheme                

Attorney: Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend

Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English.

Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads

FILE - This June 17, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraiser gala in Gotham Hall, in New York. His name won't be on the ballot, but Obama will shape the midterm elections like no other. For Republicans, he is a punch line who fires up conservatives and reaches dissatisfied independents. And some Democrats won't even mention his name. It's left Obama able to do little more than raise money ahead of an election that will define how he spends his final two years in office. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. The ads will link Democratic candidates to President Obama.


Latest update in Canada shootings

Photos of the day - October 22, 2014 Police search for suspects near the National War Memorial in central Ottawa.


Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

In this Sept. 25, 2007 file photo, an Iraqi traffic policeman inspects a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. A federal jury reached a verdict Wednesday in the case of four former Blackwater security guards on trial in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqi citizens in the heart of Baghdad. The verdicts were to be read during a late-morning court session. The shootings triggered an international uproar over the role of defense contractors in urban warfare. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.


Pennsylvania law aims to curb Mumia Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'

Gov. Tom Corbett signed a first-in-the-nation law allowing crime victims the right to seek an injunction against offenders on grounds that speech could cause 'mental anguish.' Civil rights groups are likely to challenge law in court.

Family reunion for N. Korean detainee

Jeffrey Fowle is greeted by family members upon his arrival, early Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Fowle was detained for nearly half a year in North Korea after leaving a Bible at a nightclub. Christian evangelism is considered a crime in North Korea. (AP Photo/David Kohl) Ohio man, held nearly half a year for leaving a bible behind in a bar, on home ground.


EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Investigation of Securities Claims Against Willbros Group Inc. - WG

The Rosen Law Firm announces that it is investigating potential securities claims against Willbros Group Inc. resulting from allegations that the Company may have issued

U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 days, the period of incubation for the virus. ...


Slava Voynov ‘clearly did not hit her’ says lawyer (Yahoo Sports Exclusive)

The lawyer for Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov said he believes his client did not commit a crime and should be reinstated by the NHL.

Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: report

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson has told authorities that Michael Brown reached for the gun during a scuffle, the Times reported in a story posted on its website Friday night Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File) By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A government autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, according to a copy of the autopsy published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The autopsy results could buttress claims by supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson that the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, was justified. ...


Care for a little 'Hitler' in your coffee?

ADOLF HITLER: THE DRUG ADDICT Geneva (AFP) - Swiss retailer Migros apologised on Wednesday for putting cream capsules with the faces of Hitler and Mussolini on them in cafes in the Alpine country.


Judge in Adrian Peterson child abuse case will remain

Peterson's defense attorney, Rusty Hardin, raised multiple objections to prosecutors' efforts to introduce testimony about past actions by Case. Grant also questioned Brian Wice, a member of Peterson's legal team, about appearing on a television show with Case during which the second-year judge explained his decision to jail a teacher for not showing up for jury duty. The ruling clears the way ...

Attorney for Kings' suspended Slava Voynov: 'There's no crime here'

Craig Renetzky, the attorney for Slava Voynov, said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the Kings defenseman, who was arrested early Monday morning after an alleged domestic violence incident in Redondo Beach.

Man faked coma for two years

In this image made available by South Wales Police shows a video image Alan Knight,of Swansea south Wales, right, in a supermarket in Bishopís Cleeve in western England in June 2014. Alan Knight a fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets. Alan Knight of Swansea, Wales, stole more than 40,000 pounds ($64,000) from the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer's disease, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/South Wales Police) LONDON (AP) — He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.


Tests return for dog belonging to nurse with Ebola

Ebola patient's dog being monitored in Dallas Bentley, the year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel owned by Ebola-infected Texas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for Ebola, officials said Wednesday.


CDC: 21-day Ebola monitoring for W. African travelers to U.S.

AMERICA'S GOT A LONG HISTORY OF MISUNDERSTANDING DISEASES (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday announced new measures to monitor for Ebola anyone entering the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea for a 21-day period. Under the measures starting Monday, travelers from the three West African countries will be expected to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms through the 21-day period, the CDC said. (Reporting by Bill Berkrot; Editing by Grant McCool)


Morgan Lewis and Exigent Enter Global Alliance for Cross-Border Litigation Support

Morgan Lewis and global legal services provider Exigent have joined forces to provide high-quality, cost-effective eDiscovery solutions to clients around the world.

U.S. airdrop to Kurdish fighters was wrong, says Turkey's president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini) ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was wrong of the United States to air drop military supplies to Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobani, as some weapons were seized by Islamic State militants besieging it. The Pentagon said on Tuesday the vast majority of the U.S. supplies dropped on Sunday had reached the Kurdish fighters despite an online video showing Islamic State jihadists with a bundle. "What was done here on this subject turned out to be wrong. ...


Three Denver teens may have tried to join Islamic State: FBI

AMERICAN TEENS CAUGHT TRYING TO JOIN ISIS DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls from Colorado flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions.


Iranian human rights lawyer stages protest over ban from practice

By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI (Reuters) - Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh said on Wednesday she would protest outside the Iranian Bar Association offices in Tehran until it reversed a decision to ban her from practicing law for three years. Sotoudeh was sentenced to six years in jail in 2010 and banned from practice after being convicted of spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state ...

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman Expands Its Washington, D.C. Health Law Practice: Health Care M&A Expert William Eck Joins Firm

The national law firm of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, is pleased to announce that William B. Eck has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. Office.

Senator blasts DEA for fake Facebook profile

Leahy to hold hearing in Vermont on net neutrality The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is calling on the Justice Department to condemn the actions of a DEA agent who created a fake Facebook profile using a real woman's name and photos without her consent.


Admissions Officers from Top Law Schools Reveal and Discuss Results from Kaplan Test Prep’s 2014 Law School Admissions ...

Pre-law students and other members of the legal education community will want to tune in on Tuesday, October 28, at 8 PM ET for a special edition of Kaplan’s live, online talk show

Toys R Us responds to 'Breaking Bad' controversy

FILE - In this undated file image released by AMC shows Bryan Cranston as Walter White in a scene from the series finale of "Breaking Bad". Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman. The figures have a detachable bag of cash and a bag of methamphetamines. Toys R Us, which is based in Wayne, New Jersey, told The Associated Press late Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, that the dolls are being removed immediately from its website and shelves. (AP Photo/AMC, Ursula Coyote, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.


From Bedouin Israeli doctor to jihadist

This undated photo released by Barzilai Medical Center shows Othman Abu al-Qiyan, an Israeli Bedouin, who was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel who overcome tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern, until he joined Jihadis and found his death in Syria. Several family members said all they knew is that Abu al-Qiyan left for what he said was a vacation in Turkey with a cousin. They said Abu al-Qiyan later called them from Syria, saying he would meet them in paradise. (AP Photo) HURA, Israel (AP) — He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.


What we don't know about 2014's political rising star

Joni Ernst Many questions surround Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst.


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