FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Mar 2015 19:33:39 -0800Pollution documentary attracts huge interest in China (AP) — A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water and soil pollution.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENhtGeneral newsHealthScienceTechnologyWeather forecastsWeatherDocumentariesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEconomyEntertainmentArts and entertainmentBusinessChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 01:55:16 GMTRaptors top 76ers 114-103, snap 5-game losing streak (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 35 points, Lou Williams had 21 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a five-game losing streak with a 114-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.By DAN GELSTONsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballPhiladelphiaTorontoPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 03 Mar 2015 02:36:05 GMTTourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.By EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsCurrency marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial marketsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationChinaMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaSingaporeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 02:31:23 GMTRallies held against states' push to control US lands LAKE CITY (AP) — Several hundred people gathered Monday at rallies in Utah and Nevada to demonstrate their opposition to efforts by some Western states to seize control of federal lands.By BRADY McCOMBS and RILEY SNYDERaGeneral newsState governmentsState legislatureNatural resource managementNational parksGovernment and politicsWildlifeLegislatureEnvironmentEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelUtahSalt Lake CityNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:37:57 GMTNo franchise tag for Detroit's Suh as deadline passes (AP) — Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:52:33 GMTClassical music composer Ezra Laderman dies at 90 HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was 90.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentObituaries, 03 Mar 2015 02:10:11 GMTReview: Love is tested in 'The Mystery of Love & Sex' YORK (AP) — Love and sex are both pretty big topics, and while Bathsheba Doran's new play, "The Mystery of Love & Sex," illuminates both with gentle humor, it's also about how secrets can test the bonds of friendship and love.By JENNIFER FARRAReArts and entertainmentAfrican-AmericansFriendshipsPerforming artsEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityRelationshipsLifestyleNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 01:36:08 GMTOfficial: Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia, Va. (AP) — A former taxi driver from Northern Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a U.S. law enforcement official said Monday.By MATTHEW BARAKAT and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 01:44:37 GMTHarrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoff BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead with nine holes to play, and he would happily take his chances.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:00:20 GMTFormer Va. governor's appeal cites broad bribery definition, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said in court papers Monday that his public-corruption convictions were based on an overly broad definition of bribery and a flawed explanation of what constitutes an "official action" by an elected official.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical corruptionLaw and orderCrimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:01:22 GMTBody of Italian tourist hit by piece of glacier is recovered, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska have recovered the body of a 28-year-old Italian tourist who was killed when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier.aGeneral newsGlaciersEnvironment and natureAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 01:14:30 GMTMom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.By JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsHealthCrimeViolent crimeWhite PlainsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:37:28 GMTIllinois governor says New Jersey is 'going down the drain', N.J. (AP) — The Republican governor of Illinois has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who campaigned hard for his election last year.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsNew JerseyIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 01:10:13 GMTJury deciding life or death for Jodi Arias return Tuesday (AP) — Jurors deciding whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias should get the death penalty or life in prison for killing her boyfriend will resume deliberations Tuesday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:24:37 GMTGOP: Our plans would help people losing health subsidies (AP) — Congressional Republicans sent a message Monday that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: They have ideas to keep the country's health care system from crumbling if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath care law.By ALAN FRAMwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsAccess to health careLegislaturePolitical partiesHealth issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesPolitical organizationsGovernment financeLegislationNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:02:31 GMTAppeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by the timber industry seeking to strip Endangered Species Act protection from a threatened seabird that nests in old-growth forests.By JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsBirdsAnimalsNational parksNational courtsForestsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelWildlifeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsEnvironmental conservation and preservationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGrants PassUnited StatesOregonDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 01:49:43 GMTLife in prison for man, 19, who killed 9-year-old witness, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man convicted of fatally shooting a 9-year-old boy who witnessed him kill two other men at an apartment in Flint has been sentenced to life in prison.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFlintMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 01:48:19 GMTFormer presidential security chief shot to death in Haiti, Haiti (AP) — The chief of presidential security under former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was shot to death Monday in the capital, where he had lived since returning to the country after finishing a prison sentence in the United States.By EVENS SANONiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderHaitiPort-au-PrinceCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 02:22:37 GMTArtist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dress (AP) — A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsArt galleriesPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:58:40 GMTNorth Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsTravelLifestyleTravel laws and regulationsLeisure travelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTravel safetyNorth KoreaJapanEast AsiaPyongyangWest AfricaAsiaAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 02:30:45 GMTWell-liked photo teacher found dead in California classroom, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom was a well-liked 31-year-old photography instructor, authorities said Monday.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationSuicidesEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:55:43 GMTNo. 2 Virginia shrugs off slow start, beats Syracuse 59-47, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the second-ranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second straight year.By JOHN KEKISsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsCollege sportsSports governanceBasketballVirginiaSyracuseLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkKentucky, 03 Mar 2015 02:19:33 GMTTo tag or not to tag an NFL quandary games have begun for 2015.By BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete compensationFootballSports businessSports transactionsProfessional footballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:35:58 GMTZuccarello, Brassard help Rangers win in Yandle's debut YORK (AP) — Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard both had two assists, and the New York Rangers rebounded from a rare regulation loss and sent the NHL-leading Nashville Predators to their season-worst third straight defeat, 4-1 on Monday night.By IRA PODELLsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:54:49 GMTJoe Biden in Guatemala to talk Central America funding CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Guatemala for a two-day visit with Central American presidents to discuss funding priorities aimed at slowing migration.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsGuatemalaUnited StatesCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanGuatemala CityNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:26:59 GMTCanadiens swing 3 deals on busy NHL trading deadline day manager Marc Bergevin added to the Montreal Canadiens without altering his Eastern Conference-leading lineup.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballBuffaloNew York CityMontrealNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 03 Mar 2015 01:58:16 GMTPrince William focuses on football and film on China trip (AP) — Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on football and film Tuesday with an agenda that includes a movie premiere and an appointment to watch Premier League-trained coaches kicking balls around with students.By LOUISE WATTiGeneral newsMoviesProfessional soccerMen's soccerEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaSportsSoccerMen's sportsUnited KingdomChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 01:40:49 GMTArea of police shooting long a haven for the destitute ANGELES (AP) — The Skid Row section of Los Angeles, where police officers fatally shot a homeless man on Sunday during a fierce struggle captured on video, is notorious as one of the nation's most gritty and depressing areas.By JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsPoliceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:26:50 GMTItalian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.aGeneral newsGlaciersEnvironment and natureAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 01:37:20 GMTTena Stivicic's '3 Winters' wins Blackburn Prize YORK (AP) — Tena Stivicic has won the oldest and most prestigious playwriting prize for women.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainment, 03 Mar 2015 02:02:16 GMTBoehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill (AP) — Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats.By DAVID ESPOwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationImmigrationNational securityPolitical partiesEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:34:07 GMTGeorgia woman nears execution for husband's murder, Ga. (AP) — The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped would persuade the nation's top justices to grant a stay.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:38:47 GMTDisneyland memorabilia auction brings in $1.7 million ANGELES (AP) — A Disneyland memorabilia collector has taken a cue from the movie "Frozen" and decided to "Let It Go."aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentArts and collectibles auctionsShoppingLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:57:41 GMTChina state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric (AP) — Western values are a "ticket to hell," a newspaper published by China's Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHigher educationGovernment and politicsNationalismMediaPolitical and civil unrestEducationSocial affairsUnited KingdomChinaHong KongBeijingEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 02:40:26 GMTContractor: Texas inmates in uprising wanted transfer, Texas (AP) — Inmates who set fires and caused significant damage to a South Texas prison after taking over part of the facility last month orchestrated the uprising to get a transfer and affect where they would be deported, the private contractor operating the facility said Monday.aGeneral newsCorrectional systemsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 01:08:23 GMTSalonga says she is in talks on taking role in "Allegiance", Philippines (AP) — Tony award winner Lea Salonga says talks have not yet been finalized on her joining the cast of George Takei's musical "Allegiance" on Broadway, but added it is a show she wants to be part of.By TERESA CEROJANOiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityPerforming artsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 02:16:52 GMTStewart scores 29, top-ranked UConn beats USF 88-65, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 29 points while Morgan Tuck and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 18 apiece Monday night as top-ranked Connecticut beat South Florida 88-65 on Monday night for its 28th straight win.By FRED GOODALLsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsFloridaTampaConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:41:12 GMTSEC's Slive leery of making freshman athletes ineligible Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says it would be best to wait until after the NCAA's new initial eligibility standards take effect in 2016 before considering whether to keep freshmen off the field.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsMen's sportsCollege sportsHigher educationHigh school basketballMen's basketballBasketballFootballCollege footballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessEducationSocial affairsHigh school sportsMen's college basketballCollege basketball, 03 Mar 2015 01:16:52 GMTVeteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working-class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: "Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?"By ERICA WERNER and BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsLegislationAppropriationsMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:03:23 GMT10 Things to Know for Tuesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 02:00:30 GMTWoman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer (AP) — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMunicipal governmentsCrimeGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLaw and orderLocal governmentsMoscowRussiaKievUkraineChechnyaEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 00:32:03 GMTFeds want boat panels brought to court to show Tsarnaev note (AP) — Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written confession, but his lawyers want them to see the entire bullet-ridden boat.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:20:23 GMTJack's jumper gives Nets 110-108 win over Curry, Warriors YORK (AP) — Jarrett Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets overcame Stephen Curry's fourth-quarter comeback attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors 110-108 on Monday night.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketball, 03 Mar 2015 03:05:31 GMTMexico condemns run of Mexican citizens killed by US police CITY (AP) — For the third time in less than a month, the Mexican government has condemned the killing of one of its citizens by police in the United States.iGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 02:04:46 GMTPeterson just 1 of the players left in limbo by ruling (AP) — There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. The kind of player a team can build a pass rush around, if he were spending more time on the football field and less in the courts fighting domestic abuse charges.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsSports governanceProfessional footballCrimeFootballViolent crimeGeneral newsSports transactionsSports businessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:43:40 GMTFeds: Man well on his way to becoming terrorist before sting, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Kansas airport was "well on his way" to becoming a violent terrorist before authorities began investigating him, federal prosecutors argued Monday.By ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsTerrorismLegal proceedingsBombingsCrimeIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLaw and orderWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:57:51 GMTOfficial: Man on most-wanted terror list detained in Somalia, Va. (AP) — A U.S. law enforcement official says a former taxi driver from northern Virginia included on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists has been detained in Somalia.By MATTHEW BARAKAT and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:36:57 GMTLA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:41:03 GMTCops: Man taped women in fitting rooms, shared on porn sites, Pa. (AP) — A man sneaking around on his hands and knees videotaped dozens of naked girls and women in dressing rooms at one of the country's largest malls and then posted the clips on pornography websites, police said Monday.By SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:36:51 GMTJeb Bush distances himself from family VEGAS (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distanced himself from his family on Monday as he courted senior citizens in Nevada, the first stop in a national tour aimed at key states on the presidential primary calendar.By KEN RITTER and STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsImmigration policyCampaignsImmigrationPolitical partiesPrimary electionsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:36:13 GMT