FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:52:22 -0800Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05f20a3542924573bd02b9a50b77449fBEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismWar and unrestCrimeGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAmmanJordanIraqJapanMiddle EastUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05f20a3542924573bd02b9a50b77449fTue, 27 Jan 2015 02:38:10 GMTArgentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence serviceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86245c86a0de4fc69c596a7536dc3101BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusation that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.By PETER PRENGAMANiGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsCrimeArgentinaIranSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86245c86a0de4fc69c596a7536dc3101Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:02:47 GMTObama wants more money to fight antibiotic-resistant germshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb2a066406d5445a8b3ba6696456d039WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to invest much more in fighting antibiotic-resistant germs to prevent re-emergence of diseases conquered long ago.By NEDRA PICKLERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDrug resistanceInfectious diseasesPublic healthHealthGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb2a066406d5445a8b3ba6696456d039Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:31:00 GMTSmall businesses hunker down, cope during big winter stormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7a3666becc6465bb0974956fb2a6dbfNEW YORK (AP) — The huge snowstorm that hit the Northeast Monday had some small companies hunkering down and others coping with a spike in business.By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessStormsWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015Winter weatherEventsNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7a3666becc6465bb0974956fb2a6dbfTue, 27 Jan 2015 05:05:23 GMTNo. 20 Iowa women rally, beat No. 15 Nebraska 78-72 in OThttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a59db0aa9da34b88bf1b3a6656c8ed5bIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Ally Disterhoft scored all 20 of her points in the second half and overtime to lead No. 20 Iowa to its first victory against No. 15 Nebraska in nine tries as a Big Ten opponent, 78-72 on Monday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsIowaIowa CityNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a59db0aa9da34b88bf1b3a6656c8ed5bTue, 27 Jan 2015 04:27:25 GMTPatriots owner makes strong defense of teamhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ead782a426d478eadb14372b2444498CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.By BARRY WILNERsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballFootballEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ead782a426d478eadb14372b2444498Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:08:08 GMTAsia stocks mostly higher as initial Greek jitters easehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18f9a49ce33847ca93146aa8565a6c95TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as markets calmed from initial jitters over Greece's election result, with Tokyo shares making a significant rebound, cheered by the cheap yen.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyJapanGreeceTokyoEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18f9a49ce33847ca93146aa8565a6c95Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:58:23 GMTGunman wounds worker at Los Angeles-area mental clinichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d454c915ad464245abe2e06d2767683cLOS ANGELES (AP) — A man described as paranoid shot and wounded a mental health worker Monday during a struggle at a Los Angeles-area clinic where he had sought help, but the employee was expected to survive, officials said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeMental healthCrimeHealthCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d454c915ad464245abe2e06d2767683cTue, 27 Jan 2015 05:27:56 GMTObama promotes religious tolerance in India speechhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a882a848adf4acfbd45d52ff796c34cNEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing on his own experience as a minority as he gently nudges India to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual."By JULIE PACEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a882a848adf4acfbd45d52ff796c34cTue, 27 Jan 2015 05:33:47 GMTNo. 13 North Carolina beats Syracuse 93-83 for 7-1 ACC starthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e470de7b00a54b7883d508ed3b531c85CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Just about everything worked for No. 13 North Carolina against Syracuse's zone defense — once the Tar Heels stopped throwing the ball away.By AARON BEARDsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e470de7b00a54b7883d508ed3b531c85Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:05:11 GMTWilson's 18 lead No. 1 South Carolina to 79-61 victoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2742916921c4f0695b6e0fe0e9ccbb8COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina showed again how those waiting for the Gamecocks to crack under the pressure of No. 1 might have a while to go.By PETE IACOBELLIsSportsCollege basketballCollege sportsWomen's basketballBasketballWomen's sportsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2742916921c4f0695b6e0fe0e9ccbb8Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:12:22 GMTJapan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ec5592d6da34962a6c885200bbff17aTOKYO (AP) — A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis.By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsHostage situationsDiplomacyTerrorismGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsInternational relationsWar and unrestJapanJordanMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ec5592d6da34962a6c885200bbff17aTue, 27 Jan 2015 05:11:16 GMTAP PHOTOS: A selection of Northeast snowstorm imageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d38a2151118c400f8e10b16696b02929A storm predicted to be among the worst to hit the Northeast has dumped a few inches of snow from Philadelphia up to Boston and beyond, and much more is expected. States of emergency have been declared; airports, schools and city offices have closed; roadway travel bans have been issued; mass transit, by train and ferry, has shut down.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsStormsWeatherWinter weatherBostonPhiladelphiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d38a2151118c400f8e10b16696b02929Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:18:27 GMTMexico protest marks 4 months since students' disappearancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15406c22a471406e9fe20912d926a52aMEXICO CITY (AP) — Protesters in Mexico City are marking four months since the disappearance of 43 rural teachers' college students in southern Mexico.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMissing personsPolitical and civil unrestMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15406c22a471406e9fe20912d926a52aTue, 27 Jan 2015 04:48:29 GMTWestbrook, Ibaka help Thunder beat Timberwolves 92-84http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/456db9d1bb9343768552dbc8c01ed916OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 18 points, Serge Ibaka added 13 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 92-84 on Monday night without the injured Kevin Durant.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOklahoma CityOklahomaMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/456db9d1bb9343768552dbc8c01ed916Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:51:04 GMTDouble-doubles by Randolph, Gasol lead Grizzlies over Magichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01dd9fd47dbd4d5aa798821c6d60be3fMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 16 points and 10 boards, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Orlando Magic 103-94 on Monday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01dd9fd47dbd4d5aa798821c6d60be3fTue, 27 Jan 2015 03:38:30 GMTPeople across the Northeast US prepare for fierce snowstormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/130d05629dde449699a63ce6616cc53cThe monster snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast sent people scrambling Monday to gas up their cars, stock their refrigerators and charge their phones. Travelers rushed to get to their destinations before airports closed, rail service was suspended and roads were declared off-limits.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015Winter weatherStormsEventsNew YorkHartfordPhiladelphiaNew York CityFloridaMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaConnecticutPennsylvaniaQuebecCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/130d05629dde449699a63ce6616cc53cTue, 27 Jan 2015 02:26:37 GMTFirst Look: Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientologyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3513a0775d3f42629d42585aaed16861PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection.By SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalScientologyEventsReligionSocial affairsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3513a0775d3f42629d42585aaed16861Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:13:01 GMTNo. 15 Iowa State holds off No. 19 Texas 89-86http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c883a14f57d4bf597f9bf62838407a8AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State accomplished what it set out to do: respond to a brutal loss at Texas Tech with another big win over a ranked team.By LUKE MEREDITHsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAmesIowaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c883a14f57d4bf597f9bf62838407a8Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:16:02 GMTHope Solo could be left off US World Cup rosterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e921c2f00f584b3f8916771df28d8bd9Goalkeeper Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year's Women's World Cup if she fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which may include alcohol counseling.By The Associated PresssSports2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupWomen's sportsWomen's soccerSoccerEventsInternational soccerUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e921c2f00f584b3f8916771df28d8bd9Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:05:40 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/450055aef8b54f8da88be086e16d01deToday is Tuesday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2015. There are 338 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaWorld War IIWar and unrestThe HolocaustNazismEventsGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/450055aef8b54f8da88be086e16d01deTue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:57 GMTObama leading delegation of US dignitaries to Saudi Arabiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1900c8471cf94a23a858d157b9b030e5NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama will lead a delegation of lawmakers, senior U.S. officials and two former secretaries of state to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects to the royal family following King Abdullah's death.By JULIE PACEiGovernment and politicsIndiaSaudi ArabiaUnited StatesRiyadhMiddle EastSouth AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1900c8471cf94a23a858d157b9b030e5Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:35:49 GMTRams notify St. Louis they'll go year-to-year on dome leasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2861866de2d5475ca0057b42002efcb2ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams took a step toward a possible move back to the West Coast, notifying the city's Convention and Visitors Commission on Monday that they intend to shift to a year-to-year lease agreement for their use of the Edward Jones Dome.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsSports facility constructionMunicipal governmentsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional footballFootballLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSt. LouisLos AngelesCaliforniaMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2861866de2d5475ca0057b42002efcb2Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:16:33 GMTCouple charged after pet ferrets attack baby, chew off nosehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/372dde9244f946bebdb4b45215a71bf1DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area couple whose pet ferrets attacked their newborn daughter and chewed off parts of her face have been charged with child endangerment.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersCrimes against childrenCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/372dde9244f946bebdb4b45215a71bf1Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:30:59 GMTSmall plane reported down in Washington state's Hood Canalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6746c2c5872444baaacd94b1a04ab545SEABECK, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching an area of Washington's Hood Canal after what appears to be airplane debris was found floating on the water.aGeneral newsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6746c2c5872444baaacd94b1a04ab545Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:53:18 GMTBoston JetBlue flight searched after threat; nothing foundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e200d1f322794ac692f6fff78601e4afBOSTON (AP) — A JetBlue Airways plane returned to the gate before takeoff on Monday after an unspecified threat, but nothing hazardous was found, state police said.aBusinessGeneral newsBostonFloridaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e200d1f322794ac692f6fff78601e4afTue, 27 Jan 2015 05:30:48 GMTDeputy: Police kill man who fired at officers in Minnesotahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d4638089d2e411dbf16ef86f57f8bdcNEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a suburban Minneapolis city building Monday night, injuring two police officers before authorities returned fire and killed him, the county sheriff's department said.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d4638089d2e411dbf16ef86f57f8bdcTue, 27 Jan 2015 05:10:24 GMTCourt upholds conviction in murder of famed auto racer, wifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d96f5c27cf64712a52bf39b384680baLOS ANGELES (AP) — An appeals court upheld convictions Monday in the murders of auto racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d96f5c27cf64712a52bf39b384680baTue, 27 Jan 2015 01:55:27 GMTCourt papers: Mom says she stabbed kids to keep them quiethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/880fad1101374aa6a39b15fb0e93734dOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman accused of stabbing her three small children told detectives she cut the children's throats with a kitchen knife to keep them quiet for her soldier husband, a prosecutor said Monday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWashingtonOlympiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/880fad1101374aa6a39b15fb0e93734dTue, 27 Jan 2015 01:49:59 GMTDavis' dunks aplenty lead Pelicans past 76ers, 99-74http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d89eba9b92ce4f339642d64b7ad1c13bNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.BY BRETT MARTELsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d89eba9b92ce4f339642d64b7ad1c13bTue, 27 Jan 2015 03:40:40 GMTPrince helps Celtics edge Jazz 99-90http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f10f6fb5ed84c2b8ff2b88fadfd6069SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics held off the Utah Jazz for a 99-90 victory on Monday night.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f10f6fb5ed84c2b8ff2b88fadfd6069Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:09:08 GMTLawyer: Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of abusehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e57cf53c1eeb460599b2e9f68d02e064SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the organization that has been documented internally for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial in California.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsVolunteerismCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e57cf53c1eeb460599b2e9f68d02e064Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:13:19 GMTDenver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with carhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a765ca8a20b64160bea5397855869890DENVER (AP) — Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl on Monday, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsPolicePolice brutalityViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a765ca8a20b64160bea5397855869890Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:26:45 GMTBorder Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl securityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b569aaa59344980993dd06b277954b0GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.By ASTRID GALVANhtGeneral newsSportsBorder securityTechnologyMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b569aaa59344980993dd06b277954b0Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:23:47 GMTMakarova beats Halep to reach Australian Open semifinalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e61650965a4c4059893abf5f1d5fa859MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ekaterina Makarova raced to a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes of the match and beat third-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0 in the first quarterfinal at the Australian Open on Tuesday.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e61650965a4c4059893abf5f1d5fa859Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:08:24 GMTArgentine president proposes rehaul of intelligence serviceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83f93d5811554aeaa817450840e65533BUENOS AIRES (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez said Monday her government had nothing to gain from shielding Iranian officials suspected in Argentina's largest terrorist attack, using her first public comments since the mysterious death of a prosecutor to reject his accusations against her and call for an overhaul of the intelligence services.By PETER PRENGAMANiGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsArgentinaIranSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83f93d5811554aeaa817450840e65533Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:45:52 GMTSundance Watch: Fans angle for selfies, Reynolds talks pokerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f9e3a068f0a4ca3834980274fef13c0PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here's what they've seen and heard:By The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalCelebrityScientologyPokerCar tripsEventsMusicReligionSocial affairsSportsTravelLifestylePark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f9e3a068f0a4ca3834980274fef13c0Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:07:35 GMTBoston JetBlue flight searched after threat, nothing foundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58b0c8ec181b449f9810b528e1313cbfBOSTON (AP) — A JetBlue flight has returned to the gate before takeoff from Boston because of an unspecified threat, but authorities say nothing hazardous has been found.aBusinessGeneral newsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58b0c8ec181b449f9810b528e1313cbfTue, 27 Jan 2015 04:51:14 GMTFidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-US relationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a52b556f406c490fa8ba9ac5bff0f514HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a52b556f406c490fa8ba9ac5bff0f514Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:39:16 GMTNo. 18 Mississippi St. women beat Auburn for 21st win, 59-48http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd00ed9994ba4fca92d208b130bc85ecAUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Victoria Vivians had 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help No. 18 Mississippi State beat Auburn 59-48 on Monday night for its second straight road win.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsAuburnMississippiAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd00ed9994ba4fca92d208b130bc85ecTue, 27 Jan 2015 04:38:53 GMTThe latest on the Northeast snowstormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76c33087a1224cf985c816cd82a4b44dMIDNIGHTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherState governmentsMunicipal governmentsStormsTrain travelAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTravelLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkPhiladelphiaNew York CityNew JerseyMassachusettsBostonMaineRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76c33087a1224cf985c816cd82a4b44dTue, 27 Jan 2015 05:03:53 GMTKobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/feb1b194b55b4579bdb2be2177a27bc3EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/feb1b194b55b4579bdb2be2177a27bc3Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:12:00 GMTEx-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e54804421b3a44aa9df01da2eba5db73ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker.By MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment information leaksJournalistsNewspapersIntelligence agenciesCrimeNational courtsPolitical issuesNews mediaMediaNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesVirginiaIranNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e54804421b3a44aa9df01da2eba5db73Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:41:17 GMTSnowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c38670ddfb9b4c308a17b01bd5f5e50cNEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.By MEGHAN BARRaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsU.S. Nor'easter 2015WeatherState governmentsMunicipal governmentsTravel laws and regulationsEventsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment regulationsNew YorkManhattanNew JerseyPhiladelphiaNew York CityMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c38670ddfb9b4c308a17b01bd5f5e50cTue, 27 Jan 2015 05:02:21 GMTEmployers: Agreement made on key issue in port labor disputehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13ab63a43df64de4bb07c9d32ede3f5fLOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday.By JUSTIN PRITCHARDaBusinessGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13ab63a43df64de4bb07c9d32ede3f5fTue, 27 Jan 2015 03:17:43 GMTBalloon crew hits halfway mark in bid to break recordshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c089d8bae4764b1da2b2dac3480440ebALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mission control for an international team trying to break two major ballooning records says the helium-filled balloon has passed the halfway mark of its journey across the Pacific Ocean.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAlbuquerqueJapanNorth AmericaNew MexicoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c089d8bae4764b1da2b2dac3480440ebTue, 27 Jan 2015 02:21:03 GMTClosing arguments begin in ex-Vandy players' rape trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7754457119846bb9456f8d522d95173NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players began wrapping up Monday with a prosecutor telling jurors that video evidence and photographs taken of the crime would be enough to convict them on most of the charges.By SHEILA BURKEaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCollege footballLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7754457119846bb9456f8d522d95173Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:06:07 GMTSharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b868099ded343bdadd742f942c19c6dMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaCanadaOceaniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b868099ded343bdadd742f942c19c6dTue, 27 Jan 2015 04:43:16 GMTMaria Sharapova through to Australian Open semifinalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9739bb753f07450f9396164d7a097340MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova put the brakes on Eugenie Bouchard's quest for a first major title, beating the young Canadian 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday to advance to the Australian Open semifinals.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9739bb753f07450f9396164d7a097340Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:06:49 GMTWhat you need to know about northeastern US snowstormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7d23a75faf546a0b2edd97e681f8617The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up to 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherRail travel disruptionsU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsTransportationEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPhiladelphiaNew JerseyNew York CityDistrict of ColumbiaMainePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7d23a75faf546a0b2edd97e681f8617Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:38:02 GMT