With the U.S. college application season in full swing, some universities are informing panicked high school seniors about alternate ways to apply as technical issues affect the system used by more than 500 institutions.
California and New York, along with Florida, agreed to join more than 40 other states in a nationwide settlement 16 months in the making that seeks to end abusive bank foreclosure practices that followed the collapse of the housing bubble, a person familiar with the matter said.
New Jersey same-sex couples won a court ruling recognizing a right to wed while an Illinois judge allowed a challenge to that state’s ban on the practice to move forward over the objections of a handful of county clerks.
So George Zimmerman apparently helped rescue a family from a car wreck. This sort of thing should only happen in picaresque novels, but apparently, in real life, George Zimmerman helped a family whose SUV had flipped after it went off the road. Right-wing blogs took this as confirmation that Zimmerman is just a good guy who was trying to keep people safe the night he followed, and eventually shot, Trayvon Martin.
The U.K. justice system, where judges in criminal cases still wear 18th century-style horsehair wigs and winged collars, will take a step toward U.S.-style legal dramas when cameras are allowed in court.