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Many Black Lawyers Navigate a Rocky, Lonely Road to Partner

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:28
Only a relative handful of African-American lawyers persevere on the years-long path to joining a law firm’s lucrative leadership circle.









Utah man pleads guilty in try to kidnap girl from her room

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:20

Aaron Edson, left, and Stephanie Edson, parents of a girl who was taken from her bedroom by Troy Morley, listen as Morley pleads guilty to child kidnapping in 3rd District Court, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in West Jordan, Utah. Morley told police he entered the Edson house through an unlocked door, convinced the girl to come with him and tried to walk out of the house with her in his arms on Nov. 7, 2014. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP, Pool)WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah man pleaded guilty Monday to trying to kidnap a young girl from her bedroom in an attempt that was thwarted by her father.


Ankle injury might sideline Seahawks’ QB Tarvaris Jackson for only two weeks

NBA - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:19
The backup suffered a high-ankle sprain during Friday’s 22-20 exhibition loss to the Denver Broncos, coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday.
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Ankle injury might sideline Seahawks’ QB Tarvaris Jackson for only two weeks

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:19
The backup suffered a high-ankle sprain during Friday’s 22-20 exhibition loss to the Denver Broncos, coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday.
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Ankle injury might sideline Seahawks’ QB Tarvaris Jackson for only two weeks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:19
The backup suffered a high-ankle sprain during Friday’s 22-20 exhibition loss to the Denver Broncos, coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday.

Former U.S. Open winner Steve Jones qualifies to play in the Boeing Classic

NBA - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:17
Steve Jones, the 1996 U.S. Open winner, takes second in a Monday qualifier at Druids Glen Golf Course
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Former U.S. Open winner Steve Jones qualifies to play in the Boeing Classic

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:17
Steve Jones, the 1996 U.S. Open winner, takes second in a Monday qualifier at Druids Glen Golf Course
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Former U.S. Open winner Steve Jones qualifies to play in the Boeing Classic

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:17
Steve Jones, the 1996 U.S. Open winner, takes second in a Monday qualifier at Druids Glen Golf Course

Target of manhunt used Pacific Crest Trail to elude capture

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:16

This undated photo provided by the Kern County Sheriff Department shows Benjamin Peter Ashley. Sheriff's deputies in California said that they have shot and killed a man believed to be the target of a 2-week-long manhunt in the rugged, mountainous high desert of Central California on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Dozens of officers have been searching in remote terrain about 30 miles east of Bakersfield, Calif., for Ashley. (Kern County Sheriff Department/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of killing a retired dentist, taking three men hostage and wounding two deputies was likely traveling a section of the famed Pacific Crest Trail to elude searchers during an 18-day manhunt, authorities said Monday.


Report: Officers fired excessively in bank robbery shootout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:15
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The 600 shots police fired at the chaotic end to a California bank robbery that claimed the life of a hostage were excessive, with some officers only firing their weapons because other officers were shooting, according to a report released Monday.

New York man plotted to harm Muslims, Obama with X-ray device: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:14
A Ku Klux Klan member conspired to use a remote-controlled X-ray device hidden in a truck, which he called "Hiroshima on a light switch," as a weapon of mass destruction to harm Muslims and President Barack Obama, a prosecutor told jurors on Monday. In opening arguments at U.S. District Court in Albany, a lawyer for Crawford, 51, of Galway, New York, said the device would have never been built if not for the government supplying the necessary components via “criminal” sources. "(Crawford) has strong political views and he saw Muslim extremism in Europe coming here," defense lawyer Kevin Luibrand said.

Labor board blocks effort to unionize college athletes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:14

Northwestern football player Justin Jackson walks to practice at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Kenosha, Wi. The National Labor Relations Board on Monday \overturned a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-ahead to form the nation's first college athletes' union, saying the prospect of union and non-union teams could throw off the competitive balance in college football.(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)CHICAGO (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation's first college athletes' union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur sports.


Renton brothers turn themselves in for Skyway shooting

NBA - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:12
Police believe the younger sibling, 23, was the shooter in Wednesday's parking-lot dispute and his 27-year-old brother helped him.
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Renton brothers turn themselves in for Skyway shooting

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:12
Police believe the younger sibling, 23, was the shooter in Wednesday's parking-lot dispute and his 27-year-old brother helped him.
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Renton brothers turn themselves in for Skyway shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:12
Police believe the younger sibling, 23, was the shooter in Wednesday's parking-lot dispute and his 27-year-old brother helped him.

Seahawks shake up offensive line after struggles vs. Broncos

NBA - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:06
On Monday Garry Gilliam was elevated to starting right tackle, right tackle Justin Britt moved to left guard and starting left guard Alvin Bailey moved to second team left tackle.
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Seahawks shake up offensive line after struggles vs. Broncos

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:06
On Monday Garry Gilliam was elevated to starting right tackle, right tackle Justin Britt moved to left guard and starting left guard Alvin Bailey moved to second team left tackle.
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Seahawks shake up offensive line after struggles vs. Broncos

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:06
On Monday Garry Gilliam was elevated to starting right tackle, right tackle Justin Britt moved to left guard and starting left guard Alvin Bailey moved to second team left tackle.

Reluctant Kentucky clerk gets time for gay marriage appeal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:02

FILE - In this July 20, 2015 file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, walks with her attorney Roger Gannam into the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in Covington, Ky. The Rowan County, Ky., clerk's office turned away gay couples who sought marriage licenses on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, defying a federal judge's order that said deeply held Christian beliefs don't excuse officials from following the law. The fight in Rowan County began soon after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide in June. Davis cited her religious beliefs and decided not to issue marriage licenses to any couple, gay or straight. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday gave a Kentucky county clerk room to continue denying marriage licenses to gays and lesbians while she takes her religious objections case to a higher court.


Massachusetts lawyer avoids prison for trading on golfer's tips

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:58
Douglas Parigian, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Denise Casper in Boston after pleading guilty in May to conspiracy and securities fraud charges, said a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz. Prosecutors said McPhail learned secret information about American Superconductor from an unnamed senior executive who, like him, belonged to the Oakley Country Club in Watertown, Massachusetts.