FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Jan 2015 17:20:25 -0800Virginia CEO IDs American killed in Libya as contract worker, Va. (AP) — The CEO of a Virginia security company says one of his contract employees was the American victim in an attack in Libya that left five foreigners dead.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessVirginiaFredericksburgUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:16:29 GMTJudge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that criminal charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate should stand.By WILL WEISSERTaGovernment and politicsIndictmentsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical issuesLegislationLegislatureTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:04:29 GMTNY Assembly speaker to step down amid criminal charges, N.Y. (AP) — Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, agreed to give up the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday.By DAVID KLEPPER and MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionState legislaturePolitical issuesLegislatureState governmentsAlbanyNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:46:35 GMTSuspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRYaGeneral newsMissing personsViolent crimeCrimeTheftGeorgiaAtlantaMariettaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:51:55 GMTWoman faces trial for Christmas concert crash that killed 4 ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges that she was intoxicated when she plowed a car into people leaving a Christmas church concert, killing three women and a 6-year-old boy.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:48:13 GMTSupreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDeath penalty controversyNational courtsDevelopmental disordersCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryDiseases and conditionsHealthCriminal punishmentGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMTDog missing 5 months rescued in NYC amid snowstorm YORK (AP) — A whippet named Burt that vanished on the streets of New York City five months ago has finally made it home.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherDogsStormsWinter weatherMammalsAnimalsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:26:57 GMTPeople across the Northeast US deal with snowstorm snowstorm that pounded some areas of the Northeast and barely skimmed others left some residents battling drifts , while others found themselves surprised and a little disappointed by the less-than-predicted amount of white stuff. Some took advantage of the storm-abandoned New York City streets to have a little fun.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsNew York CityMassachusettsLondonBostonNew HampshireFraminghamOhioNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:16:39 GMTThieves smash stolen SUV into San Francisco museum for gold FRANCISCO (AP) — Thieves rammed a stolen SUV into a downtown San Francisco museum early Tuesday and swiped historic gold nuggets in the latest smash-and-grab theft in the area in recent months.By KRISTIN J. BENDER and PAUL ELIASaBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesSmall businessMaterials industryIndustriesSan FranciscoCaliforniaNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 23:58:05 GMTGunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia.By ESAM MOHAMEDiGeneral newsBombingsDiplomacyEmbassiesMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsImprovised explosivesInternational relationsAccommodationsTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:15:31 GMTArgentine Jewish groups boycott commemoration in protest AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Jewish groups boycotted the Argentine government's Holocaust Day commemoration Tuesday in protest over the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, while skepticism grew over President Cristina Fernandez's plan to reform intelligence services that she has suggested were behind the prosecutor's death.By PETER PRENGAMAN and PAUL BYRNEiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLegislatureBoycottsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestArgentinaIranBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East, 28 Jan 2015 00:46:09 GMTMexico AG: Captured drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman to stay put CITY (AP) — Mexico's top prosecutor says the country does not intend to extradite captured Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States anytime soon.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jan 2015 00:43:08 GMTGetting fired from New England led to Carroll's reinvention (AP) — Looking back at the championships he won at Southern Cal and the Super Bowl title a season ago with Seattle, Pete Carroll can see exactly where the foundation for all that success was built.By TIM BOOTHsSportsNFL Super BowlCoachingProfessional footballEventsFootball, 28 Jan 2015 00:12:30 GMTWomen who found Utah family dead heard screaming on 911 call, Utah (AP) — A friend and the grandmother of a family of five found dead in their Utah home last fall after overdosing on drugs can be heard frantically screaming in a 911 call released Tuesday.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeDrug-related crimeCrimeLaw and orderUtahUnited StatesNorth AmericaProvo, 28 Jan 2015 00:01:59 GMTLynch at Media Day: 'I'm here so I don't get fined' (AP) — Marshawn Lynch smiled politely, waved at the crowd and answered every question the same.By ROB MAADDIsSportsSports mediaNFL Super BowlSports governanceProfessional footballMediaFootballEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:14:07 GMTThe different levels of long on the PGA Tour, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Clark was wrong about one thing. He's not the shortest hitter on the PGA Tour.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfWomen's golfMen's sportsSports transactionsEventsWomen's sportsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaSports businessMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:17:42 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Someone is missing Roger Federer, Australia (AP) — While the capacity crowd was filling Rod Laver Arena for the start of Wednesday's play at the Australian Open, someone was remembering a four-time champion who won't make it five titles — at least this year.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 28 Jan 2015 00:19:04 GMTDispatcher dies after Phoenix crash with wrong-way driver (AP) — A Phoenix Fire Department dispatcher died Tuesday after her vehicle collided with an SUV that was going the wrong way on a freeway after evading an attempt by authorities to stop it, officials said.By PAUL DAVENPORTaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPhoenixMesaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:01:05 GMTUtah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends they were concerned about a pending apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeDrug-related crimeCrimeLaw and orderUtahProvoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:15:44 GMTPilot praised for handling of plane that crashed in Pacific, Hawaii (AP) — The owner of one of two small planes that crashed-landed in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii over the weekend is crediting a novice pilot with staying calm and ensuring the survival of all four people onboard, including a baby.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesHawaiiLihueHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 23:52:47 GMTTexas inmate set to die Wednesday wins reprieve, Texas (AP) — Texas' top criminal court called off Wednesday's scheduled execution of a death row inmate linked to five killings in Houston, though attorneys said the court didn't immediately explain its decision.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeCrimeLaw and orderCriminal punishmentViolent crimeTexasHuntsvilleHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:14:23 GMTCouple in Ga. shot dead after responding to Craigslist offer, Ga. (AP) — A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with killing a couple who traveled to rural Georgia seeking to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang through an advertisement placed on Craigslist, an online classified ad service.aGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeViolent crimeTheftMariettaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:02:56 GMTHighs and lows of players in the Super Bowl, Ariz. (AP) — The extremes between the players in Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks:By The Associated PresssSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:17:22 GMTGa. executes man who killed fellow inmate; his lawyers argued he was intellectually disabled, Ga. (AP) — Ga. executes man who killed fellow inmate; his lawyers argued he was intellectually disabled .aGeneral newsDevelopmental disordersDiseases and conditionsHealth, 28 Jan 2015 01:07:34 GMTMexico: Investigation shows that all 43 students are dead CITY (AP) — Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general said Tuesday.By ALBERTO ARCE and MARIA VERZAiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMissing personsProtests and demonstrationsForensicsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jan 2015 00:29:14 GMT'Wicked storm': New England hit by blizzard's 2 feet of snow (AP) — Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.By BOB SALSBERG and DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsU.S. Nor'easter 2015WeatherState governmentsMunicipal governmentsTravel laws and regulationsRebellions and uprisingsEventsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsGovernment regulationsWar and unrestMassachusettsNew JerseyBostonNew YorkPhiladelphiaMaineNew York CityRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 28 Jan 2015 00:42:53 GMTYahoo CEO heeds shareholders' call to spin off Alibaba stake FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate managementCorporate stockInformation technologyPersonal taxesOwnership changesCorporate newsPersonnelIndustriesPersonal financeEast AsiaChinaCaliforniaAsiaGreater ChinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:50:18 GMTColombia angers Venezuela with call to free jailed opponent, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is taking a tougher line with Venezuela's socialist government, urging it to free a prominent opposition leader.By JACOBO G. GARCIAiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsVenezuelaColombiaBogotaSouth AmericaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 23:46:10 GMTAirlines begin digging out from storm in northeastern US snow and subfreezing temperatures mean that travel delays in the Northeast will extend through Wednesday, even if the storm wasn't as bad as expected.By The Associated PresstTravelLifestyleWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015Air travel disruptionsAir travelStormsWinter weatherGeneral newsEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTransportationNew York CityNewarkNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Jersey, 28 Jan 2015 00:34:38 GMTGa. man executed for killing fellow inmate (AP) — A man convicted in the killing of a fellow inmate has been executed in Georgia despite claims by his lawyers that he was intellectually disabled.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDevelopmental disordersCriminal punishmentLaw and orderDiseases and conditionsHealthNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryDeath penalty controversyCrimeLegal proceedingsViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:15:39 GMTTrafficking twins get sharply reduced sentences (AP) — Identical twin brothers who ran a drug-trafficking ring that spanned much of North America were sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison after a judge agreed to sharply reduce their penalty as a reward for becoming government informants and secretly recording Mexico's most notorious drug lord.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeLaw and orderSmugglingMexicoChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanIllinois, 27 Jan 2015 23:45:20 GMTThe distinctive international flavor of Super Bowl Media Day (AP) — New England Patriots offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer spent a good portion of his hour-long media session answering questions in German.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsSports mediaNFL Super BowlAthlete injuriesProfessional footballMediaEventsAthlete healthFootballGermanyCanadaMexicoUnited StatesReginaArizonaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanSaskatchewan, 28 Jan 2015 00:27:15 GMTColumn: Sherman provides some levity for this Super Bowl (AP) — Richard Sherman didn't draw the biggest crowd Tuesday at media day, despite doing his best to spice up Super Bowl week with a running feud with New England owner Robert Kraft.By TIM DAHLBERGsSportsSports mediaProfessional footballNFL Super BowlTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballEvents, 28 Jan 2015 00:49:52 GMTAmerican Bible Society moving from New York to Philadelphia (AP) — The nonprofit American Bible Society is moving its headquarters to Philadelphia after almost two centuries in New York City.aGeneral newsPhiladelphiaNew YorkNew York CityPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:53:53 GMTRebel killings of 44 commandos test Philippine peace deal, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials asked lawmakers Tuesday not to withdraw their support from a new government peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group after some insurgents were involved in a clash that killed 44 anti-terror police commandos.By JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestTerrorismArmed forcesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLegislationPoliceReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational securityMilitary and defenseDiplomacyInternational agreementsLegislatureLaw enforcement agenciesManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 00:17:18 GMTTrans-Pacific balloon crew: It's like camping in the sky, N.M. (AP) — An international team is piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break a pair of major ballooning records.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsOnline mediaMediaAlbuquerqueJapanPacific OceanNorth AmericaNew MexicoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsia, 27 Jan 2015 23:43:57 GMTMexico: Captured drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman to stay put CITY (AP) — Captured Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will not be extradited to the United States anytime soon, Mexico's top prosecutor said Tuesday.By MARIA VERZAiGeneral newsExtraditionDrug-related crimeLaw and orderCrimeSmugglingOrganized crimeMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jan 2015 01:14:46 GMTSan Francisco pays $3 million for woman's stairwell death FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved a nearly $3 million payment to the family of a woman found dead in a stairwell 17 days after she disappeared from her hospital room.aGeneral newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:58:56 GMTEx-officer gets probation for sharing suspect's nude photos, Calif. (AP) — A former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced Tuesday to three years' probation for sharing explicit photos from the cellphones of two women while they were under arrest.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:30:38 GMTThe latest on the Northeast snowstorm P.M. ESTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsU.S. Nor'easter 2015Winter weatherWeatherStormsRail travel disruptionsState governmentsMunicipal governmentsTrain travelTransportationAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsAir travelGovernment and politicsEventsLocal governmentsTravelLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkMassachusettsNew York CityPhiladelphiaNew JerseyBostonMaineRhode IslandBangorUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 28 Jan 2015 00:16:39 GMTMayweather and Pacquiao courtside at same Heat game (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao were finally together Tuesday night.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's boxingBoxingProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:13:40 GMTBelichick and The Beast talk but don't say much at Media Day (AP) — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything.By EDDIE PELLSsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballFootballMediaTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaEventsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:12:45 GMTSon: City Hall gunman in Minnesota clashed with authorities (AP) — A man killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Council meeting in suburban Minneapolis had a long history of friction with authorities, his son said Tuesday.By STEVE KARNOWSKIaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:47:18 GMTSon of ex-slave who fought in Union army dies at age 97, N.C. (AP) — Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born.By MARTHA WAGGONERaGeneral newsAmerican Civil WarObituariesVeteransEventsNorth CarolinaNew BernUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:44:55 GMTSecret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages (AP) — Japanese officials were tightlipped Wednesday as secret talks in Jordan sought to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State extremists and purportedly threatened with death within 24 hours.By ZEINA KARAM and YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsPrisoner exchangeGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestAmmanJordanJapanMiddle EastIraqEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 00:48:49 GMTNYC economy lost $200M from fizzled storm, transit shutdown YORK (AP) — New York City lost an estimated $200 million in economic activity in the fizzled snowstorm and decision to shut down the transit system — a loss that wasn't crippling overall but had the biggest impact on small businesses and hourly workers.By COLLEEN LONG and MEGHAN BARRaBusinessGeneral newsWeatherEconomyStormsWinter weatherMass transit systemsTransportationNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:10:55 GMTFirefighters rescue cows that took icy dip in Colorado pond, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters in Colorado have rescued two cows that plunged through the ice on a pond.aGeneral newsOdditiesAgricultureIndustriesBusinessColorado SpringsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:17:07 GMTJury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman, Tenn. (AP) — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.By SHEILA BURKEaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeSex in societyCollege footballLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareCollege sportsFootballNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:57:42 GMT3rd man found guilty in medical student's fatal shooting ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — It was a time for tears and consolation. The family of a slain University of Michigan medical student on Tuesday comforted — and was comforted by — relatives of two men convicted of killing him.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHigher educationEducationSocial affairsMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 00:07:41 GMTProsecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen car.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:11:02 GMT