After conviction, many court cases left for Aaron Hernandez (Yahoo Sports)


Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still faces double murder charges in Boston, as well as civil lawsuits over the killings and a lawsuit in Florida from a former friend who said he was shot in the face and left for dead after arguing with Hernandez. A jury on Wednesday found Hernandez guilty of the June 2013 killing of Odin Read more [...]

The 9 Best Rugged Cases for the iPhone 6 Plus


Maybe you've had the same thought I've had for a long time. Smartphone cases: what a scam. Phone manufacturers must be in cahoots with the case companies and the retailers, always designing unadorned, vulnerable phones and churning out new models to justify a new size of case. But recently I've changed my tune. Just as you can't own a do-it-all jacket, you can't roll out a phone with a universal case and expect it to work for everyone. I tested this theory with the jumbo iPhone 6 Plus. (Android Read more [...]

The Top Ten Tax Cases (And Rulings) Of 2014: #4-IRS Rules on Self-Employment Income Of LLC Members


It's finally over. The October 15th tax deadline is behind us, which means for tax practitioners, our return filings are mercifully finished for the year. Unless of course, you chose to make your career in the not-for-profit world, in which case you deserve the extra month of misery. On October 16th, thousands of tax preparers [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

The Top Ten Tax Cases (And Rulings) Of 2014: #6-The IRS (Finally) Figures Out The Real Estate Professional Rules


It's finally over. The October 15th tax deadline is behind us, which means for tax practitioners, our return filings are mercifully finished for the year. Unless of course, you chose to make your career in the not-for-profit world, in which case you deserve the extra month of misery. On October 16th, thousands of tax preparers [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Border Patrol agents rarely disciplined in abuse cases, records show


In April 2011, a Border Patrol agent was ordered to undergo counseling after an immigrant filed a formal complaint charging that the agent had slammed the man’s head against a rock near Tucson. In August of that year, an immigrant who was arrested near El Paso accused a Border Patrol agent of…
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Tribes get more power to handle domestic violence cases


A pilot program will allow three American Indian tribes to arrest and prosecute non-tribal members on suspicion of domestic and dating violence on Indian land.TUCSON — During his 18 years with the Pascua Yaqui Police Department, Michael Valenzuela repeatedly grew frustrated when responding to reports of domestic violence. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Bird Flu Cases Keep Growing Nationwide


150 infections confirmed since March, health authorities say The number of human H7N9 bird flu infections continues to rise nationwide with about 20 new cases reported in the first two weeks of 2014. On Wednesday, three new H7N9 cases were reported from Shanghai and Fujian and Zhejiang provinces. Since Jan 1, Shanghai has reported four cases, including a 35-year-old man from Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on Wednesday. In Fujian province, a man... WN.com - Photown News Read more [...]