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Nov 28, 2022

Lawyers’ job market may level off in 2023

Today is Monday, the 127th anniversary of the first auto race in the United States. Here are some other news items. – Job market for lawyers might level off in 2023. – Hong Kong’s leader asks if foreign lawyers may participate in national security cases. – Ex-prison warden faces trial for alleged abuse of female […]

Mar 1, 2021

Who decides who prosecutes police brutality?

Welcome to Monday, the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Should a judge decide who prosecutes alleged police use of excessive force? — Did Trump usher in an uptick in partisan rulings by federal appeals courts? — Hong […]

Sep 25, 2017

Protesting in Zimbabwe could lead to decades in prison

Hong Kong, Anthony Weiner and jails and the mentally ill round out the roundup.

Jan 25, 2016

North Carolina’s voter ID law goes on trial

North Carolina's voter ID law leads news summary including extradition from Hong Kong, a Wisconsin "takings" case and a Georgia murder trial with no definitive, official cause of death.

Sep 21, 2012

iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide

In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops across the globe to pick up the tech juggernaut’s latest iPhone. Eager buyers formed long lines Friday at Apple Inc. stores in Asia, Europe and North America to be the first to get their hands on the latest version of the smartphone. In New York, […]

Jan 4, 2012

Catholic Relief Services names new president, CEO

Catholic Relief Services says it has named the first woman to lead one of the world’s largest international humanitarian relief organizations. Carolyn Woo, the former dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, is the seventh CEO and president of the Baltimore-based organization. Woo succeeds Ken Hackett, who is retiring after leading […]

Oct 26, 2011

Lift-off: New 787 lives up to its lofty promise

ABOARD ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS FLIGHT 7871 — It’s the plane that is supposed to change the experience of flying. No more stuffy noses, dry throats or severe fatigue. Larger windows to provide a stronger connection to the world outside. And mood lighting that can either ease jet lag or turn the plane into a nightclub […]

Aug 10, 2011

Fed’s low rates pledge supports global stocks

LONDON — A pledge by the Federal Reserve to keep extremely low interest rates for another couple of years has calmed investors’ jitters, sending stock markets around the world higher Wednesday. The Fed’s surprise announcement Tuesday that it would likely keep its Fed funds rate at near zero percent through 2013 to help the ailing […]

Aug 17, 2010

Hong Kongers wage campaign against shark fin

HONG KONG (AP) — When Steven Leung and Sylvia Cheung celebrated their nuptials in this southern Chinese financial center recently, they lavished their guests with one sumptuous dish after another — bird nest soup, lobster, abalone. But one traditional dish was missing from the 13-course Cantonese banquet. The newlyweds chose not to serve shark fin […]

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