FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 11 Feb 2016 05:02:42 -08:00Kurdish fighters capture military air base in northern Syria, 11 Feb 2016 11:34:57 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters and their allies captured a military air base in northern Syria under the cover of airstrikes as Russia announced on Thursday that its air force carried out more than 500 combat missions in Syria over the past week. Film Festival jury questioned over diversity, 11 Feb 2016 12:52:57 GMTBERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled in the debate about diversity in the movie industry Thursday, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans really." deputy prime minister barred from Montenegro, 11 Feb 2016 12:17:55 GMTPODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Russian deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has been barred from entering Montenegro, which is facing strong pressure from the Kremlin for its plans to join NATO. markets shudder as economy jitters take center stage, 11 Feb 2016 12:47:57 GMTLONDON (AP) — Global markets shuddered again Thursday with bank stocks in particular getting hammered, oil falling further and investors turning to perceived safe havens like gold. in train crash continues in southern Germany, 11 Feb 2016 12:02:30 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Emergency workers on Thursday were working with two huge cranes to remove the wreckage of a head-on train crash that killed 10 people and injured dozens in southern Germany. They were also still looking for a missing black box hoping to get more clues about the cause of the accident. minister: military operations against Kurdish militants in southeastern town have ended, 11 Feb 2016 12:29:48 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish minister: military operations against Kurdish militants in southeastern town have ended. charges filed against Tennessee officers who killed man, 11 Feb 2016 12:04:12 GMTCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The district attorney's office will not file charges against the six Chattanooga officers who fatally shot a black man who authorities say threatened a child and an officer who tried to help. Police: Cop shooting suspect may also have been shot, 11 Feb 2016 12:01:38 GMTFARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on a standoff in Fargo, North Dakota, that has left a police officer with life-threatening injuries (all times local): Latest: Erdogan threatened to send migrants to Europe, 11 Feb 2016 11:58:36 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): Police: Fargo standoff ends; officer badly wounded, 11 Feb 2016 12:56:56 GMTFARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on a standoff in Fargo, North Dakota, that has left a police officer with life-threatening injuries (all times local): capital to curb cars again to control air pollution, 11 Feb 2016 12:10:47 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — The New Delhi government will restrict cars on the streets for another two weeks to fight the extreme air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city. meets 4Q profit forecasts, 11 Feb 2016 12:39:15 GMTPURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo's fourth-quarter profit jumped 31 percent in a performance that met Wall Street's earnings expectations. sheriff pleads guilty to lying during corruption probe, 11 Feb 2016 11:25:40 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that was gaining momentum when he abruptly retired two years ago. expects NATO endorsement of anti-IS campaign plan, 11 Feb 2016 11:29:46 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he expects a gathering of more than two dozen countries contributing to the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to endorse a U.S. plan for accelerating the campaign. say UK's draft online spying law needs changes, 11 Feb 2016 12:06:46 GMTLONDON (AP) — The British government is under pressure to amend a contentious Internet surveillance bill after a parliamentary committee said plans to make service providers retain all users' data have not been adequately thought through. Tour hails new Pace of Play policy, 11 Feb 2016 12:29:41 GMTVIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The European Tour says its new Pace of Play policy has helped reduce average round times and may result in an increased size of fields for tournaments. Lobbying rises in state capitols, declines in DC, 11 Feb 2016 12:28:52 GMTJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of business and interest groups lobbying in state capitols has risen nearly 11 percent in recent years as organizations have shifted some efforts away from the stalemates in Washington to statehouses, which are more apt to act on key policy initiatives, according to a new study. California coastal panel ousts top executive, 11 Feb 2016 11:23:00 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline fired its executive after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on the mundane inner workings of government. warships ordered to Aegean to help with migrant crisis, 11 Feb 2016 11:38:50 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's European commander on Thursday ordered three warships to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece. breaks out at northern Mexico prison; deaths reported, 11 Feb 2016 12:59:58 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A prison in northern Mexico is ablaze and local media say numerous inmates appear to have died. erupts at northern Mexican prison; reports of deaths, 11 Feb 2016 12:54:28 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Fire erupts at northern Mexican prison; reports of deaths. Spouse of Spain princess wanted sports deal 'toll', 11 Feb 2016 12:19:00 GMTMADRID (AP) — A witness at the trial of Spain's Princess Cristina and 16 others has testified that the princess' husband wanted a commission of 300,000 euros ($339,000) as a "toll" to help the regional Balearic Islands government land a cycling sponsorship deal. PHOTOS: Preparing for the glittering BAFTA awards, 11 Feb 2016 12:45:56 GMTLONDON (AP) — The red carpet for the BAFTA Film Awards doesn't roll out until the weekend but behind the scenes preparations are well underway for the annual star-studded event in London. African president faces protests at parliament, 11 Feb 2016 11:25:38 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police are securing roads around parliament ahead of expected protests against President Jacob Zuma, who will give a state-of-the-nation address amid harsh criticism of his conduct. African police captain arrested in fatal beatings, 11 Feb 2016 12:44:34 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities say a police captain faces murder charges for allegedly helping four farmers beat two suspected thieves to death in a case that ignited racial tension in a rural town.' Guide: Post-NH, a tense Clinton-Sanders rematch, 11 Feb 2016 11:49:58 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Grudge match. Latest: UN warns of humanitarian crisis near Homs, 11 Feb 2016 11:24:39 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local): South Koreans begin leaving inter-Korean factory park in North Korea hours after the North ordered military takeover, freeze of South Korean assets, 11 Feb 2016 12:56:14 GMTPAJU, South Korea (AP) — More South Koreans begin leaving inter-Korean factory park in North Korea hours after the North ordered military takeover, freeze of South Korean assets. of Google in Europe grilled by UK tax authorities, 11 Feb 2016 12:15:11 GMTLONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee has grilled the head of Google in Europe, sharply questioning whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories, 11 Feb 2016 12:18:43 GMTPAJU, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war." Kong to send Chinese man back to US over teen deaths, 11 Feb 2016 12:34:44 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese man agreed in a Hong Kong court Thursday to be sent back to the U.S., where he is wanted by authorities in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews. proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now, 11 Feb 2016 12:49:29 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials say, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups. planted by Ohio city's founder 100 years ago cut down, 11 Feb 2016 12:26:28 GMTBARBERTON, Ohio (AP) — A historical society says vandals cut down 10 black walnut trees planted by the northeastern Ohio city's founder more than a century ago. arrested in attack on Kurdish migrants in northern France, 11 Feb 2016 12:36:05 GMTPARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor says seven masked men carrying iron bars were arrested overnight in northern France after an attack on migrants near the city of Calais. earthquake death toll rises to 59; 76 still missing, 11 Feb 2016 11:42:20 GMTTAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — The death toll from a weekend earthquake in Taiwan rose to 59 on Thursday, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building, the Ministry of Interior said. military ends operations in Kurdish town of Cizre, 11 Feb 2016 12:35:45 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Interior Minister says military operations against militants in the mainly Kurdish southeastern town of Cizre have ended. legend King praises women's rights icon at NY event, 11 Feb 2016 12:49:29 GMTROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Tennis legend Billie Jean King has treated the audience at a Rochester speaking event to a few souvenirs. police say officer shot during standoff won't survive, 11 Feb 2016 12:24:47 GMTFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A police officer who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive and his family is with him saying goodbye, authorities in Fargo, North Dakota, said Thursday. rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution, 11 Feb 2016 12:14:28 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians started nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power. approves child benefits to aid families, boost births, 11 Feb 2016 12:11:11 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers have passed a new child benefit scheme under which the government will make monthly payments of 500 zlotys ($125) for all second and subsequent children in a family. developments since North Korea's rocket launch, 11 Feb 2016 11:23:06 GMTTensions with North Korea have escalated sharply since the country launched a long-range rocket to put a satellite into orbit on Sunday. A look at the latest developments: price drop pushes Total profit down 26 percent, 11 Feb 2016 11:47:24 GMTPARIS (AP) — Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit another global energy giant. at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves in, 11 Feb 2016 11:20:05 GMTBURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff. Laurent Palladium show features glam androgynous style, 11 Feb 2016 12:39:00 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Bow-neck blouses aren't just for women anymore. center-right government in Latvia after resignation, 11 Feb 2016 12:58:47 GMTTALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Latvian lawmakers have approved the formation of a new center-right government following the resignation of the prime minister in December after disagreements over policy in the previous Cabinet. Latest: Unease as Greek, Portuguese bond rates spike, 11 Feb 2016 12:50:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local): cuts key interest rate further below zero, 11 Feb 2016 12:16:55 GMTSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's central bank, worried about a long period of low inflation, decided Thursday to cut its key interest further below zero to a record minus 0.50 percent — and didn't rule out further action. Latest: Gold hits year-high as investors look for safety, 11 Feb 2016 12:12:13 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local): court confirms death sentences for 3, 11 Feb 2016 11:37:11 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — A Bangladesh appeals court on Thursday confirmed the death sentences handed to the head of a banned Islamist group and two of his associates for a 2004 grenade attack on a former British diplomat at a prominent Islamic shrine. agency: Major droughts count rises amid record-hot 2015, 11 Feb 2016 11:53:53 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The U.N. agency specializing in reduction of disaster risks says the Earth faced more than twice as many major droughts last year than the average of the last decade.