FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 Mar 2015 04:27:20 -0800Bank of Greece: need progress in talks with creditors, Greece (AP) — Greece's central bank governor says it is "very important" for next week's meeting of eurozone finance ministers, set for Monday in Brussels, to go well for Greece.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceEuropeWestern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 11:33:32 GMTUK authorities arrest suspect in US DoD cyber attack (AP) — Britain's National Crime Agency says a suspected hacker has been arrested in connection with a cyber attack on the U.S. Department of Defense.htGeneral newsTechnologyComputer crimeArrestsMilitary and defenseCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 11:14:12 GMTTaiwan subway slasher sentenced to death for killing 4, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwan court sentenced a university student to death Friday for killing four passengers on a Taipei commuter train last year.By RALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 10:34:58 GMTEU slaps new sanctions on Syria regime backers (AP) — The European Union has stepped up its sanctions against Syria in response to the crackdown by President Bashar Assad's regime.iGeneral newsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsSyriaEuropeMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 12:11:08 GMTPalestinian assailant injures 5 Israelis in car attack (AP) — A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, and lunged at security guards with a knife before being shot and wounded, the police said.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 11:06:53 GMTTajik opposition figure shot dead in Turkey, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a Tajik businessman and opposition figure has been shot dead in Istanbul.iGeneral newsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 09:53:45 GMTSri Lanka suspends work on China-backed resort (AP) — Sri Lanka has informed Beijing it is suspending work on a $1.5 billion Chinese-backed resort as part of a reevaluation of recent foreign investments, China's Foreign Ministry said Friday.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaSri LankaBeijingColomboSouth AsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 10:36:28 GMTCaution before US jobs report tempers gains in global stocks, South Korea (AP) — European stocks traded cautiously ahead of a U.S. jobs report Friday that could influence when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates this year. Asian markets were mostly higher after being buoyed by positive news about the global economy.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookLabor economyCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesSouth KoreaEast AsiaHong KongUnited StatesEuropeAsiaChinaGreater ChinaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:42:16 GMTNepal's airport to remain closed at least another day, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's only international airport will remain closed at least another day as workers attempt to remove a Turkish Airlines jet that skidded after landing, blocking the single runway, aviation officials said Friday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTransportationIndiaNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 11:45:51 GMTWarm weather forced Iditarod farther north, Alaska (AP) — Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice.By MARK THIESSENaGeneral newsIditarod Trail Sled Dog RaceWeatherWinter weatherDogsEventsMammalsAnimalsSled dog racingSportsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 11:35:19 GMTRingling Bros. says circuses to be elephant-free in 3 years CITY, Fla. (AP) — Animal rights activists were stunned when the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced it would eliminate elephants from its circus performances by 2018.By TAMARA LUSHaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsAnimalsPerforming artsLegal proceedingsAnimal welfareSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationEntertainmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:57:24 GMTIraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.By VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsArchaeologyMilitant groupsWar and unrestCulturesGovernment and politicsScienceSocial affairsIraqBaghdadMiddle EastFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 12:16:08 GMTBubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska fjords, Alaska (AP) — Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in the water turned out to be just as interesting.By DAN JOLINGaGeneral newsScienceGlaciologyAnimalsGlaciersSealsOceanographyMarine biologyWhalesEstuariesOceansGeophysicsEarth scienceEnvironment and natureMammalsBiologyAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:19:24 GMTFerrari's Sebastian Vettel begins F1 2015 with big ambitions champion Sebastian Vettel enters the new Formula One season in the unusual position of being the outsider. This time, the Ferrari driver is doing the chasing — behind the Mercedes pair of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula One, 06 Mar 2015 09:48:53 GMTGerman Parliament approves quota for female directors (AP) — Germany's Parliament on Friday approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe's biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards starting next year.By GEIR MOULSONiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 11:30:11 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 12:28:54 GMTRoad accident east of Egyptian capital kills 15 people (AP) — An Egyptian police official says a road accident on a highway east of Cairo has killed 15 people.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 11:15:18 GMTSecurity questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected.By KIM TONG-HYUNG and FOSTER KLUGiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsDiplomacyEmbassiesProtests and demonstrationsCrimeInternational relationsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestSouth KoreaSeoulNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:53:15 GMTLate-winter storm continues to batter South, Northeast are springing forward this weekend, but Friday will still feel like winter for much of the country.By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherTrafficTransportationAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessVirginiaKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 12:20:28 GMTEngland migrant population up by half million since 2011 (AP) — An Oxford University study say the number of foreign-born residents in England has increased by more than half a million in three years— a finding that will fuel debate about immigration ahead of the upcoming election.iGeneral newsMigration ratesPopulation growth and declineDemographicsSocial affairsImmigrationSocial issuesEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 11:01:18 GMTUN calls on Indonesia to halt execution of drug smugglers (AP) — The U.N. human rights office has called on Indonesia to refrain from executing convicted drug smugglers, saying that the death penalty won't stop narcotics trafficking.iGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyDrug-related crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 11:52:21 GMTObama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept not isolated (AP) — President Barack Obama says the type of racial discrimination in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department is not isolated.By NEDRA PICKLERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriRace and ethnicityPoliceEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesAfrican-AmericansSelmaSouth CarolinaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 12:22:14 GMTHarrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford's answer is found in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies at will.By LYNN ELBER and TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesSanta MonicaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 12:03:31 GMTUNESCO decries destruction of ancient site in Nimrud, Iraq (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s cultural agency says the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage like that at an archaeological site in Nimrud, Iraq, amounts to a "war crime."iGeneral newsArchaeologyScienceIraqFranceMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTSuspected Palestinian attacker injures 5 in Jerusalem (AP) — A suspected Palestinian motorist rammed his car into a group of people near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring five before being shot and wounded by guards, the police said.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 09:40:35 GMTAustrian panel recommends no return of Klimt masterpiece (AP) — An Austrian panel has ruled against returning one of the country's most stunning works of art to heirs of the original Jewish owner.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 11:03:31 GMTF1's youngest ever lineup confident of success Raikkonen is old enough to be Max Verstappen's father, and when the Formula One season gets underway at the Australian Grand Prix, the teen prodigy will be racing against the seen-it-all veteran.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula One, 06 Mar 2015 09:50:05 GMTMan dies in landslide in Bosnia as bad weather hits Balkans, Serbia (AP) — A man died Friday in a landslide in Bosnia as a wave of storms also closed down roads, flooded villages and disrupted power supplies throughout the Balkan region still recovering from record flooding last year.By JOVANA GECiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersBosnia and HerzegovinaCroatiaSerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 10:54:43 GMTSouth Africa: Bail for woman who kidnapped baby 17 years ago (AP) — A woman in South Africa who kidnapped a baby 17 years ago and raised the child as her own has been granted bail.iGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 10:46:46 GMTLGBT anti-discrimination bill passes Utah test LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee in the Utah Legislature offered its unanimous and at times emotional support for a proposal to protect gay and transgender individuals as the landmark measure passed its first test.By MICHELLE L. PRICEaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansWorkplace discriminationChristianityState legislatureReligionReligious issuesGender issuesGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislaturePersonnelBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesState governmentsUtahSalt Lake CityIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:09:28 GMTKremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody (AP) — Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsNational governmentsViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 10:18:34 GMTUkraine declares heavy weapons pullback from front line, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month's cease-fire accord.iGeneral newsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 11:44:59 GMTThousands stranded on Ky. Interstates for nearly 24 hours Weas spent a cold night hunkered down in his car after getting caught in a logjam along a Interstate 65 in Kentucky. To conserve fuel during his 11-hour ordeal, he kept his car turned off for long stretches and scooped snow into a bucket to have something to drink. A stranded couple gave him a bottle of Gatorade and candy until a rescue worker took him to town.By BRUCE SCHREINER and ADAM BEAMaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 11:03:24 GMTImage of Asia: Demonstrating support of the death penalty this photo by Achmad Ibrahim, an Indonesian man demonstrates his support of the death penalty in front of an effigy representing a drug offender that was later burned during a protest at a port leading to the prison island where Indonesia plans to execute 10 drug smugglers. The protesters said they support the death penalty for drug crimes and fear Australia has been interfering in Indonesia's decision. Two of the convicts are Australian, and the country has pleaded for clemency. Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi confirmed Friday that Indonesia rejected a prisoner swap Australia proposed to spare the men's lives.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeDeath penalty controversyCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsIndonesiaAustraliaSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 06 Mar 2015 12:26:15 GMTWoman made bomb threat at Miami airport, police say (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old Honduran woman crashed her vehicle into a police patrol car at Miami International Airport and screamed that she had a bomb.aGeneral newsBomb threatsExtortion and threatsTransportationCrimeMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 11:50:29 GMTKidney donation sets off chain of transplants at SF hospital FRANCISCO (AP) — A Sacramento woman's kidney donation to a stranger set off a series of organ swaps that resulted in five more sick people getting transplanted kidneys at a San Francisco hospital.By KRISTIN J. BENDERhtGeneral newsHealthOrgan donationOrgan transplantsTechnologyHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 10:53:50 GMTEU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev, Latvia (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief is speaking out against bipartisan calls in the U.S. to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.iGeneral newsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment and politicsGovernment policyUkraineEuropeLatviaKievRussiaEastern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 12:02:36 GMTSilicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry FRANCISCO (AP) — A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyWorkplace discriminationLegal proceedingsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFinancial servicesIndustriesGender issuesLaw and order, 06 Mar 2015 09:14:12 GMTFord's real-life bravado equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen.By LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:38:55 GMTFederal offices in DC area opening on delayed schedule (AP) — The federal government says its offices in the Washington area will be open Friday amid the region's latest winter storm, but they are on a two-hour delayed arrival and employees can telework or take unscheduled leave.wGeneral newsWeatherSeasonal jobsWinter weatherTelecommutingCareersBusinessWorkplace cultureLifestyleDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:33:39 GMTIn Turkey, criticizing the president can land you in jail (AP) — There's no monarch in democratic Turkey — but you might not know it watching the news these days.By DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSocial mediaCrimeOnline mediaMediaTurkeyAnkaraIstanbulEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 10:44:17 GMTDavis Cup: Kukushkin gives Kazakhstan 1-0 lead over Italy, Kazakhstan (AP) — Mikhail Kukushkin defeated Simone Bolelli 7-6 (6), 6-1, 6-2 to give Kazakhstan a 1-0 lead over Italy in Davis Cup on Friday.sSportsDavis CupMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsItalyKazakhstanAstanaWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 09:50:29 GMTDavis Cup: Italy's Seppi levels tie at 1-1 in Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan (AP) — Italy leveled the Davis Cup first-round tie with Kazakhstan at 1-1 after Andreas Seppi defeated Andrei Golubev in the second of Friday's singles.sSportsDavis CupMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsKazakhstanItalyAstanaCentral AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 12:06:01 GMTPortugal's leader admits tax lapses, refuses to resign, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's prime minister gave the taxman extra muscle as part of a crackdown on fraud and evasion after the country needed a 78-billion-euro ($86 billion) bailout in 2011. Now, Pedro Passos Coelho is admitting he was one of those who did not always comply with his tax obligations.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPortugalWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 11:36:38 GMTMyanmar police chase down students in 3rd protest crackdown, Myanmar (AP) — Police chased down student protesters and dragged them onto trucks Friday in Myanmar's third such crackdown on public demonstrations in as many days.By GEMUNU AMARASINGHEiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsEducation policyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEducationSocial affairsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 10:05:53 GMTItems Flight 370 missing left behind full of meaning for kin LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lee Khim Fatt doesn't sleep in his bed anymore. Instead, he sleeps on the floor next to it. "It doesn't feel the same, doesn't feel right sleeping on the mattress without her beside me," he said.By JOSHUA PAULiGeneral newsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370EventsMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 11:21:44 GMTBach: IOC doesn't always agree with host country politics, Denmark (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body does not necessarily condone the political or legal systems in countries it selects to host the games.iGeneral newsSportsOlympic gamesEventsDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 11:54:03 GMTAl-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate confirmed on Friday that its top field commander was killed in an airstrike that targeted a meeting of the group's senior leadership.By ASHRAF KHALILiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestMilitant groupsSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 10:25:11 GMT11-year-old sent home from school for Christian Grey costume (AP) — Thousands of British students mark World Book Day by going to school in costume as their favorite fictional characters. But one 11-year-old found himself in a bind when he dressed as Christian Grey, the S&M-loving billionaire hero of erotic thriller "50 Shades of Grey."iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 11:59:47 GMTPope meets with Chilean bishop amid outcry over appointment CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has met with the bishop running a Chilean diocese where there has been unprecedented opposition to the nomination of his successor, accused of covering up for Chile's most notorious pedophile.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeVatican CityChileWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 12:08:44 GMT