FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:21:59 -0800Romania's spy chief who backed security laws resignshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf044277c814479dbb9fd433161493efBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The chief of Romania's Intelligence Service has resigned after criticizing the country's top court for rejecting security laws which allowed the government to collect data on people without court approval.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsRomaniaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf044277c814479dbb9fd433161493efTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:42:29 GMTRussia: US spy ring charges part of 'anti-Russian campaign'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/446565d416d843ba9655673fefd0cc00MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has accused the United States of having no evidence against three Russian citizens charged with spying, and says the Americans are using the charges for political purposes.iGeneral newsEspionageCrimeRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/446565d416d843ba9655673fefd0cc00Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:11:48 GMTObama says US must catch up to ensure drones are safehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fae72be7cb6f436a8b5bfbaca2906888WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says U.S. laws and regulations haven't yet caught up with technological developments that have made drones readily available.By JOAN LOWY and CALVIN WOODWARDhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyDrone aircraftAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fae72be7cb6f436a8b5bfbaca2906888Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:59:14 GMTMassachusetts nuclear reactor shuts down during snowstormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34bd9ddb2d754220ac853afe48cc0074PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Officials say a Massachusetts nuclear power plant was forced to shut down during the blizzard but there was no danger to the public.aBusinessGeneral newsWeatherStormsU.S. Nor'easter 2015Winter weatherUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryEventsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34bd9ddb2d754220ac853afe48cc0074Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:15:27 GMTIndonesian military halts recovery efforts for AirAsia planehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78b5e8e63c0442888572259d404d43bbPANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military has halted its recovery efforts for the crashed AirAsia plane, including attempts to locate more bodies and raise the fuselage from the Java Sea, an official said Tuesday.By FADLAN SYAMiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78b5e8e63c0442888572259d404d43bbTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:11:28 GMTJapan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page on hostage crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35e4aaefe1ee41c3b0d974e85a4371c3TOKYO (AP) — The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a simple, unifying plea: "I am Kenji."By YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHostage situationsSocial mediaCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35e4aaefe1ee41c3b0d974e85a4371c3Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:16:32 GMTCaterpillar 4Q results mixed, 2015 outlook disappointshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3af65457605346d4a24d18b7bf9aaddbPEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar took a hit in the fourth quarter from restructuring costs and the heavy machinery maker issued a weak outlook for 2015, citing the tumbling price of commodities.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsFinancial performanceEnergy industryIndustriesPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3af65457605346d4a24d18b7bf9aaddbTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:33:47 GMTStorm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4c96d4dba994af1a58a685bc9d5ca24NEW YORK (AP) — A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow, but it failed to live up to the hype in big cities like Philadelphia and New York, which canceled its travel ban amid better-than-expected weather conditions.By MEGHAN BARRaGeneral newsStormsWeatherWinter weatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015State governmentsEmergency managementTravel laws and regulationsEventsGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNew YorkMassachusettsNew York CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4c96d4dba994af1a58a685bc9d5ca24Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:23:00 GMTOrders for US durable goods fall 3.4 percent in December with big drop in airlineshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63149d5b6cce4c44801c737b38dce0b6WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for US durable goods fall 3.4 percent in December with big drop in airlines.wBusinessGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63149d5b6cce4c44801c737b38dce0b6Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:43:02 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Murray's advice, Maria's messagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fff1dbbc53649d3bc07f227aacb791aMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray knows what it's like to feel the burden of a country's expectations. So he has some advice for Australian tennis fans.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fff1dbbc53649d3bc07f227aacb791aTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:19:45 GMTMark Ronson to mentor emerging acts through Grammy programhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/219bb90d356940659109feb09806de4aNEW YORK (AP) — Mark Ronson is lending his "Uptown Funk" to budding musicians.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentAward showsCelebrityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/219bb90d356940659109feb09806de4aTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:11:33 GMTIndia nuke deals still thorny for US despite 'breakthrough'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/763d4e04ba6743f08642bfd11bb7ae53NEW DELHI (AP) — India and America's declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation has been met with a lukewarm response from industry and analysts. Few expect the potentially lucrative Indian market to suddenly become less complicated for U.S. nuclear companies.By KATY DAIGLEiBusinessGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational agreementsProduction facilitiesEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAir qualityCorporate newsNew DelhiIndiaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/763d4e04ba6743f08642bfd11bb7ae53Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:29:46 GMTPhilippines rejects US Marine's appeal to drop murder casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96d02f1b7c0f480aaf6c2c6fbd13ce1fMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder case against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year.By OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhilippinesManilaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96d02f1b7c0f480aaf6c2c6fbd13ce1fTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:58:49 GMTAmerican Airlines tops Street 4Q forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96922f7f2b474aa991f8d8dee2bc77aaFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is logging record profits and rewarding shareholders just one year removed from bankruptcy court and a big merger.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessCorporate stockIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsFinancial performanceTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96922f7f2b474aa991f8d8dee2bc77aaTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:08:58 GMTChristina Aguilera to perform ahead of NBA All-Star Gamehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a41dc7445317445b9c199302d01189deNEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande isn't the only big-voiced singer performing at the NBA All-Star Game: Christina Aguilera has been added to the lineup.eArts and entertainmentSportsMusicEntertainmentNBA All-Star GameEventsNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a41dc7445317445b9c199302d01189deTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:32 GMTDubai claims title of world's busiest international airporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84678445f49e430dbc046a546838c0dcDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The city with the world's tallest building can now boast that it's home to the world's busiest airport for international passengers too.By ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84678445f49e430dbc046a546838c0dcTue, 27 Jan 2015 12:50:27 GMTShiite rebel official: Abducted aide to Yemen's leader freedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/463877ba16bd408d82c23360e7bfc8a1SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An official representing Yemen's Shiite rebels says an abducted presidential aide has been set free, after his seizure set in motion days of political turmoil that prompted the country's embattled president to resign.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsYemenSanaaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/463877ba16bd408d82c23360e7bfc8a1Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:50:07 GMTFacebook blames internal glitch for hourlong global outagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bec92bd1e16b4037868dfc4d166f16bdSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted.By YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaService outagesOnline mediaMediaSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bec92bd1e16b4037868dfc4d166f16bdTue, 27 Jan 2015 14:07:12 GMTObama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55a6e5b19cb64809b033eb09b0f256cdRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following the death of King Abdullah.By JULIE PACEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesForeign policyDiplomacyIslamInternational relationsNational securitySocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyReligionMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSaudi ArabiaSyriaRiyadhJiddahMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55a6e5b19cb64809b033eb09b0f256cdTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:58:08 GMTKosovo police use tear gas to clear anti-gov't protestershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9af19c8d50714a53ab9a5346d2b3e7ebPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Police in Kosovo have fired volleys of tear gas at thousands of anti-government protesters demanding the resignation of a minister who had denied that war crimes were committed against ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war with Serbia.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsKosovo WarWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestYugoslav WarsEventsSerbiaKosovoEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9af19c8d50714a53ab9a5346d2b3e7ebTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:31:06 GMTPfizer net down on lower sales, higher research, legal costshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bee3ea527894eed81cc28f1aa634233Pfizer Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit fell by half as worsening generic competition and unfavorable currency rates reduced sales, and higher research spending and legal costs also hurt the bottom line.By LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessMedical researchMedicationHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsHealthDiagnosis and treatmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bee3ea527894eed81cc28f1aa634233Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:34:21 GMT3,000 child soldiers to be freed in war-torn South Sudanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a3521ae7d014d5d973423608db96c0aJUBA, South Sudan (AP) — About 3,000 child soldiers will be gradually released from an armed group in South Sudan, the United Nations children's agency said after 280 children were freed on Tuesday.By CHARLTON DOKI and RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational agreementsRebellions and uprisingsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth SudanEthiopiaUgandaEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricaSudanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a3521ae7d014d5d973423608db96c0aTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:13:28 GMTUS home price gains slow in November on weaker saleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02973c9f3b764a6582dc9707025478e0WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a modest pace in November, held back by weaker sales and a limited number of available houses.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHome pricesHome salesHome sellingReal estatePricesEconomyResidential real estateLifestyleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02973c9f3b764a6582dc9707025478e0Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:04:28 GMTGreek bailout critic named new finance ministerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cdb72ef8e2349f28a96eefb02f2d24dATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic has been named as finance minister in the country's new left-wing government.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cdb72ef8e2349f28a96eefb02f2d24dTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:58:16 GMTLeaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/227fb989f4354877bb73900a275e456aBRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsThe HolocaustNazismEventsPolandRussiaUkraineGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/227fb989f4354877bb73900a275e456aTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:10:51 GMTBlizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49e5451c884f464097c8623527c00be1BOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City, which canceled its travel ban amid better-than-expected weather conditions.By BOB SALSBERG and DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsObituariesTravel laws and regulationsEventsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsMassachusettsNew YorkBostonNew York CityPhiladelphiaNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49e5451c884f464097c8623527c00be1Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:11:05 GMTBrazilian police searching for stolen goods find 2 tankshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59f63ec2ac06475f898bbe78bc1f6c82SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police say a raid to recover stolen cars and cargo came up with a more interesting find: two war tanks.iGeneral newsOdditiesBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59f63ec2ac06475f898bbe78bc1f6c82Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:44:02 GMTDutch judge approves hacking suspect's extradition to UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/919f31f34b794b459fb9386a8c2a996cTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch judge on Tuesday approved the extradition to the U.S. of a Russian suspected of involvement in a multimillion-dollar computer hack.By MIKE CORDERhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyExtraditionHackingLegal proceedingsComputer and data securityLaw and orderTechnology issuesComputing and information technologyNetherlandsRussiaUnited StatesThe HagueWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/919f31f34b794b459fb9386a8c2a996cTue, 27 Jan 2015 14:04:00 GMTSpain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at basehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dfbb6301d9c493db24a6789ae3450e9ALBACETE, Spain (AP) — The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman who suffered serious burns died, Spain's Defense Ministry said.By ALAN CLENDENNING and DANIEL OCHOA DE OLZAiGeneral newsAccidentsMilitary facilitiesAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSpainMadridGreeceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dfbb6301d9c493db24a6789ae3450e9Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:40:57 GMTGreek bailout critic says he will be new finance ministerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55f091cf1f934beba0f9b4e54316e23eATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic wrote in a blog post Tuesday that he will be sworn in as finance minister in the country's new left-wing government.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55f091cf1f934beba0f9b4e54316e23eTue, 27 Jan 2015 12:54:09 GMTJapan envoy hopeful about hostage releasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d491f453bc947c092c132009bed00bcTOKYO (AP) — Delicate negotiations were underway Tuesday to secure the release of a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced questions over his government's handling of the crisis.By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsHostage situationsDiplomacyEmbassiesGovernment and politicsTerrorismKidnappingInternational relationsWar and unrestCrimeJapanAmmanJordanMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d491f453bc947c092c132009bed00bcTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:48:17 GMTOrders for US durable goods fell 3.4 percent in Decemberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e4ef75e7c6d47bfac24147d889d8660WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped sharply in December, dragged lower by a big decline in demand for commercial aircraft.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceProduction facilitiesEconomyLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e4ef75e7c6d47bfac24147d889d8660Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:14:50 GMTHoly mackerel! Belfast warned not to eat free fishhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/035521711d2e4304a33e9e4ac146ec0cBELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — This fish tale might be a wee bit hard to stomach.iOdditiesBelfastIrelandNorthern IrelandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/035521711d2e4304a33e9e4ac146ec0cTue, 27 Jan 2015 12:59:39 GMTNortheast residents digging out, moving on from snowstormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad1b81fc66914e3d9c618a25b579e715Areas of the busy Northeast corridor were left to deal with a storm that packed a winter wallop of heavy snow and high winds for some and left others with more typical snow accumulations.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsU.S. Nor'easter 2015State governmentsAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsEventsGovernment and politicsTransportationGovernment regulationsNew York CityMassachusettsNew JerseyNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad1b81fc66914e3d9c618a25b579e715Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:54:17 GMTAP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a780c376c76340b690953efe44b75546LONDON (AP) — Renewed violence in Ukraine between government forces and Russia-backed separatists this week set off threats from the West of further sanctions against Moscow, while Greek voters weary of austerity measures elected the anti-bailout Syriza party to lead the country.iGeneral newsAfricaUnited KingdomEuropeUkraineWestern EuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a780c376c76340b690953efe44b75546Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:34:14 GMTImagine Dragons to give surprise performance on planehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f66d67e1f93444c79970eb3de1863b73NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Dragons is ready to rock you — in the sky.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f66d67e1f93444c79970eb3de1863b73Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:56:56 GMTAudrey Tautou, Matthew Weiner among Berlin film fest juryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/282768cfda3b4a02a2fc352a58bcf36aBERLIN (AP) — "Amelie" actress Audrey Tautou and "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner will be among the eight jury members for this year's Berlin Film Festival.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentBerlin International Film FestivalEventsBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/282768cfda3b4a02a2fc352a58bcf36aTue, 27 Jan 2015 12:50:41 GMTThe latest on the Northeast snowstormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a68b1128f654b33b04c186c1deeb9e38:30 A.M. ESTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsU.S. Nor'easter 2015Winter weatherStormsWeatherRail travel disruptionsState governmentsMunicipal governmentsTrain travelAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsEventsTransportationLocal governmentsTravelLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkPhiladelphiaNew York CityNew JerseyMassachusettsBostonMaineRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a68b1128f654b33b04c186c1deeb9e3Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:51:12 GMTInquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee3c5a94e18d42628d4b1a4ba2b889c7LONDON (AP) — A long-awaited inquiry into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko opened Tuesday with the revelation that the KGB agent turned Kremlin critic may have been poisoned with radioactive polonium not once — as authorities initially thought — but twice.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsEspionagePoisoningLegal proceedingsCrimeDiseases and conditionsHealthLaw and orderUnited KingdomMoscowLondonRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee3c5a94e18d42628d4b1a4ba2b889c7Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:02:17 GMTZimbabwe's white farmers face threats of new evictionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6acaf7e284f4f7d9bb340c135a259b9HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Most of Zimbabwe's white farmers were stripped of their land in often violent evictions that started in 2000. Now the remaining white farmers are on edge because of threats of new evictions linked to the country's long-running political turmoil.By FARAI MUTSAKAiGeneral newsZimbabweSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6acaf7e284f4f7d9bb340c135a259b9Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:35:17 GMTTravel bans lifted in New Jersey, New York Cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43fd4f159a6c4c6ea7a4548864bc5c29NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists can get back on the roads in New Jersey and New York City, and subways and buses are restarting.aGeneral newsTravel laws and regulationsState governmentsWeatherWinter weatherGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsNew JerseyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43fd4f159a6c4c6ea7a4548864bc5c29Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:21:55 GMTP&G fiscal 2Q earnings drop 31 pct, hurt by exchange rateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/806b2a04c5f44613a78e36b38d6c90a4Procter & Gamble's second-quarter earnings sank 31 percent as the strong U.S. dollar cut into the performance of the world's largest consumer products maker.By TOM MURPHYfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/806b2a04c5f44613a78e36b38d6c90a4Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:57:33 GMTLyft cars still think pink, but streamline the 'stachehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/651d644077604895a6ab1992d62a2ec0SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The pink mustache is out.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/651d644077604895a6ab1992d62a2ec0Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:13:56 GMTRomanian ex-ministers jailed for espionage, organized crimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36bcc1c67bd5499da91794bb26efcc5cBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Two Romanian former ministers have been jailed for commercial espionage and treason in the sale of strategic state companies.iGeneral newsCrimeEspionageRomaniaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36bcc1c67bd5499da91794bb26efcc5cTue, 27 Jan 2015 14:09:26 GMTOfficers shot at Minnesota city building OK, gunman deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c06a3917a7e43169020a2a66bb77067NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — Two police officers who were shot by a gunman inside a suburban Minneapolis city building are expected to recover.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c06a3917a7e43169020a2a66bb77067Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:13:27 GMTDuPont profit rises, but strong dollar cuts into saleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f87b1378d8604451b0f0bb9bfb695b44DOVER, Del. (AP) — Changes to DuPont's portfolio and improved productivity boosted fourth-quarter earnings and helped to offset the negative impact of a stronger dollar.By RANDALL CHASEfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsDoverDelawareUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f87b1378d8604451b0f0bb9bfb695b44Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:04:09 GMTObama: US must balance human rights, security with Saudishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ea9b59d8cd74b9eb5bd0a5ee0c7c5a3RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led a high-level U.S. delegation to the kingdom Tuesday to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah.By JULIE PACEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesForeign policySocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyInternational relationsUnited StatesSaudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle EastJiddahNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ea9b59d8cd74b9eb5bd0a5ee0c7c5a3Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:52:28 GMTKurds expand offensive after driving IS out of Syrian townhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbb3ab74b2f64642a5de2c4603ed8e92BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters expanded their offensive Tuesday after driving Islamic State militants from the Syrian border town of Kobani the previous day, to retake dozens of surrounding villages still held by the militants, activists and officials said.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbb3ab74b2f64642a5de2c4603ed8e92Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:55:04 GMTFederal government failing to protect children, report sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff60e11d798844d090f64e966c18364aThe federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.By HOLBROOK MOHR and GARANCE BURKEaGeneral newsHuman welfareObituariesLegislatureGovernment and politicsNational governmentsSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsCrimes against childrenCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff60e11d798844d090f64e966c18364aTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:42:56 GMTPush for gay protections in Idaho stirs emotional debatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5a3a8ce591e4443a943c2658e308736BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bishop Brian Thom stood quietly in front of Idaho lawmakers, hastily collecting his thoughts before responding to a question in a room packed with supporters of religious freedom and hundreds of gay rights advocates.By KIMBERLEE KRUESIaGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansState legislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislationReligionLegislatureState governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesIdahoBoiseIdaho FallsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5a3a8ce591e4443a943c2658e308736Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:43:40 GMT