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Proposed Florida law resurrects the debate around the legal duty to help someone in distress

• Home<br>• In-Depth Reporting<br>• Proposed Florida law resurrects the debate…<p>National Pulse<p>Photo illustration by Sara Wadford/Shutterstock<p>The teenagers laughed …

Spies win right to keep monitoring all traffic at world's biggest internet hub

Vital internet hub, De-Cix in Frankfurt, has lost its fight against German intelligence services' mass surveillance.<p>De-Cix in Frankfurt is the …

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.<p>U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan stopped short in her written decision of ordering Trump or a …

Donald Trump

The FBI Supposedly Has 7,775 Un-hackable Phones. We’re Asking for Proof

EFF sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the FBI and other Department of Justice agencies to get some straight answers about …

Clinics That Refer Women For Abortions Would Not Get Federal Funds Under New Rule

<b>Updated at 11:40 a.m. ET</b><p>The Trump administration is reviving a rule that would deny federal family planning funds to organizations that provide abortions or make abortion referrals.<p>The rule is similar to one in place during the Reagan administration. The proposal was drafted by the Health and Human …

North Carolina's Teacher Revolt Was Decades in the Making

A derecho of red shirts swept through Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday as thousands of teachers and their allies flooded the capitol, in defiance of the …

'Crucifixion' cuffing used as punishment at one Oklahoma jail

A criminal investigation into actions at one county jail is nearing an end, and what was found could potentially cost taxpayers in the form of civil …

Legacy of 'Love' artist Robert Indiana is subject of new lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The legacy and works of American pop artist Robert Indiana, best known for his iconic “Love” image, are the focus of a lawsuit filed on Friday in Manhattan federal court.<p>A young couple has their photo taken in front of Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE sculpture in Philadelphia, …

Art

Mentoring in the legal profession has had to adapt to a changing world

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Mentoring in the legal profession has had…<p>Legal Technology<p>Ari Kaplan<p>Ari Kaplan speaks with Ida Abbott, the president of Ida Abbott …

What Is GDPR and What Can America Learn From it?

After four years of debate, the General Data Protection Regulation is finally going into effect later this month. Personal privacy is of particular concern, but GDPR effect on consumers and Silicon Valley is still shaking out.<p>As the recent Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal highlighted, …

The $8 Million Burrito; Or How Not To Conduct Video Surveillance

Article ByHannesson MurphyBarnes & Thornburg LLPBT Labor RelationsMany employers install video surveillance to stop theft and provide helpful …

Teen says he was asking for directions, but homeowner shot at him

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Michigan man is out on bail after police said he fired a shotgun at a teenager who had stopped at his house to ask directions.<p>Jeffery Craig Zeigler, 53, was charged Friday with assault with intent to murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.<p>During Zeigner's …

Crime

Facebook's Zuckerberg comes under fire from UK, US lawmakers

LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic criticized Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, after reports surfaced that …

These photos of prison cells around the world show how differently countries treat their criminals

Prison cells vary widely from country to country.<p>Prisoners in Norway, for example, don't have bars in their rooms and have access to musical instruments, DVDs, and video games. Meanwhile, in Malawi, a typical cell is squalid and packed with dozens of people.<p>The wide range of conditions reflects how …

Charles Manson

Man says he killed stepdaughter because 'it wasn't dinner time'

LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan man had already admitted stabbing and killing his 5-year-old stepdaughter. But a police detective wanted to know more — he wanted to know why.<p>Thomas McClellan had told Detective Charles Buckland that he spent part of the day arguing with Victoria King — his stepdaughter …

Crime

Racist Assault At A Child's Birthday Party Yields Long Prison Terms In Georgia

A Georgia judge has sentenced Kayla Norton, 25, and Jose "Joe" Torres, 26, to spend a combined 19 years in prison for their role in a group's racist rampage at an 8-year-old's birthday party — an assault that included shouting racial slurs, making armed threats and waving Confederate battle …

Proof-of-concept ransomware to poison the water supply

Researchers have described how ransomware could potentially attack industrial control systems (ICS), and demonstratied how new malware threats might …

Cops investigate mom, boyfriend after tot’s death ruled homicide

The death of a Brooklyn baby girl last year has finally been ruled a homicide — and cops are eyeing her gang member father, who was once investigated …

Brazil judge rules Uber drivers are employees, deserve benefits

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge ruled that a driver using the Uber ride-hailing app is an employee of the San Francisco-based company and is entitled to workers’ benefits, adding to the global debate over labor rights for drivers on the platform.<p>An Uber driver cleans his car as his cell …

Brazil

Guilty verdict in decades-old murder case

A New York state court jury found Pedro Hernandez guilty in the 1979 kidnapping and murder of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy whose disappearance sparked an era of heightened awareness of crimes against children, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said.

Crime

Girl expelled for trying to play on boys hoop team gets court hearing

KENILWORTH -- A Superior Court judge who refused to order a Catholic school to allow a girl to play on a boys' basketball team will now hear …

Anthem Responds To Cigna’s Lawsuit With A Suit Of Its Own

There are bad breakups, and then there are breakups that involve both sides suing each other at the same time: A day after Cigna announced it would …

DACA Recipient Sues U.S. Government After He Is Detained By Immigration Authorities

<b>Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET</b><p>A 23-year-old man who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents in Seattle on Feb. 10 says his constitutional rights have been violated, and he is suing the U.S. government for his release.<p>Daniel Ramirez Medina, who is currently being held by immigration …

Canada court rules in favour Aboriginals taken from families

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian court ruled on Tuesday that the government breached its duty of care to thousands of aboriginal children that were removed from their communities over nearly two decades, paving the way for what could be a costly payout from Ottawa.<p>The class action suit, which was …

Canada

British barrister accused of child abuse had been charged in killing of teen

John Smyth, who is alleged to have abused boys while running Christian summer camps, had been charged with killing boy in Zimbabwe<p>A British barrister who allegedly abused boys while running Christian summer camps was later charged in connection with the killing of a teenage boy in Zimbabwe.<p>John …

A 14-year-old student extorted $28,000 from the teacher he was having sex with, police say

It’s unclear whether Sandy Doan ever suspected the real source of the threatening blackmail messages on her cellphone, but for nearly a year, …

Crime

We’re for Sydney | Daily Telegraph

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Decriminalizing domestic violence in Russia

The Russian parliament has passed a controversial law that decriminalizes some forms of domestic violence. First-time offenders need no longer fear …