FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:17:06 -0800Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccecb37427024a0599f6154cc0595374BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida.By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsHostage situationsMilitant groupsTerrorismGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAmmanJordanJapanSyriaIraqMiddle EastUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccecb37427024a0599f6154cc0595374Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:29:27 GMTJosefson and Elias score in SO, Devils top Maple Leafs 2-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f19d061845347f38f9a2d9de7e1ba64NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jacob Josefson and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout and the New Jersey Devils rallied late to beat Toronto 2-1 on Wednesday night, extending the Maple Leafs' losing streak to a season-high seven games.By TOM CANAVANsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f19d061845347f38f9a2d9de7e1ba64Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:46:48 GMTMillsap leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Netshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/939d7ae512ab45a7be406b10dade749aATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap played like one of the league's best players.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaNew York CityGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/939d7ae512ab45a7be406b10dade749aThu, 29 Jan 2015 04:52:39 GMTVanVleet lifts No. 12 Wichita State to 58-47 win over Loyolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96a63ba2002a44d2b5ce1434410cbaf0WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 27 points to lead No. 12 Wichita State to a 58-47 win over Loyola on Wednesday night.By JEFFREY PARSONsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96a63ba2002a44d2b5ce1434410cbaf0Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:16:31 GMTKnicks overcome Westbrook's 40, beat Durant-less Thunderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8576ec821ee948a7a939e3be230b342dNEW YORK (AP) — Langston Galloway and Lance Thomas are winning over fans and helping the Knicks win games.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaProfessional basketballBasketballNew York CityOklahoma CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahomahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8576ec821ee948a7a939e3be230b342dThu, 29 Jan 2015 05:03:02 GMTPurdue rides surprising defense past No. 22 Indiana 83-67http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32973824100d4ea08b7cbb165f9cfeffWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Rapheal Davis scored 19 points and Purdue's stifling defense shut down No. 22 Indiana 83-67 on Wednesday night.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsLafayetteIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32973824100d4ea08b7cbb165f9cfeffThu, 29 Jan 2015 04:21:44 GMT76ers snap 6-game skid, beat Pistons 89-69http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da0f32d3d9764e63a6847184ee2f63cdPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams got winded sooner than he usually does and had difficulty breathing well throughout the game.By DAVE ZEITLINsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da0f32d3d9764e63a6847184ee2f63cdThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:57:09 GMTNorth Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institutehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1142048fa5545ffa2b5fdf735136e03SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.By FOSTER KLUGiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1142048fa5545ffa2b5fdf735136e03Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:44:40 GMTDenver snaps 7-game skid with 93-85 win over Pelicanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de1a318ad9d948cfb063ec6ab1e9d08cNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Arron Afflalo and Ty Lawson weren't going to let the Denver Nuggets fall apart again — not even after they had blown a 16-point lead on the road.By BRETT MARTELsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de1a318ad9d948cfb063ec6ab1e9d08cThu, 29 Jan 2015 05:15:02 GMTWilliams scores 27, Raptors hit 17 3-pointers to top Kingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9abeb9c054ed4fdb9b363c433c8b3c7cTORONTO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings made it out of New York this week before getting buried by a snowstorm.By IAN HARRISONsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9abeb9c054ed4fdb9b363c433c8b3c7cThu, 29 Jan 2015 04:35:22 GMTIrish police officer shot during visit to New Orleanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0e9d347ad1a45a488446bc881edaeb5NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, one of the latest victims in a string of shootings that have put the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities.By CAIN BURDEAUaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0e9d347ad1a45a488446bc881edaeb5Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:12:00 GMTTop US colleges push for more diverse students from Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bd5e97c62e542daabb425cd53680ea6NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yupei Guo does not fit the mold of the traditional Ivy League student from China: Her journalist parents are neither rich nor members of the governing elite.By MICHAEL MELIAaBusinessGeneral newsHigher educationSocial diversityEducationPrimary and secondary educationStudent financesInternational studentsEconomySocial affairsSocial issuesEducation issuesPersonal financeGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingUnited StatesNew HavenGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaConnecticuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bd5e97c62e542daabb425cd53680ea6Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:03:43 GMTTransfer station readies for reopening amid stalled lavahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b6db1b599534e489d9e98e0ffa4cd74PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The public has a few days left to get a glimpse of Hawaii lava from a viewing area set up by the county.aGeneral newsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b6db1b599534e489d9e98e0ffa4cd74Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:25:19 GMTSmith and Harden lead Rockets over Mavericks 99-94http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c76a0d511c0643df9243617b139f46e5HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Smith scored 18 points and James Harden added 17 as the Houston Rockets used a balanced scoring effort to outlast the Dallas Mavericks for a 99-94 victory on Wednesday night.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c76a0d511c0643df9243617b139f46e5Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:12:07 GMTParker scores 17 to lift Spurs past Hornets 95-86http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5c728ce23494464b3eb5929149a257aSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker scored 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame another lethargic third quarter to beat the Charlotte Hornets 95-86 Wednesday night on coach Gregg Popovich's 66th birthday.By RAUL DOMINGUEZsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5c728ce23494464b3eb5929149a257aThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:59:22 GMTSource: Panama court OKs corruption probe of ex-presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de24093e24024ea5b2a6424fd6904733PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's Supreme Court decided Wednesday to open a corruption probe against former President Ricardo Martinelli, a move likely to rally popular support in a nation where the politically powerful rarely face justice for misdeeds.By JUAN ZAMORANOiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment programsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPanamaPanama CityLatin America and CaribbeanCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de24093e24024ea5b2a6424fd6904733Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:46:14 GMTAP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f9988b144b64625961a2cf7ed9bcfeePHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books.By HOWARD FENDRICH and EDDIE PELLSsSportsAthlete injuriesHead injuriesAthlete healthSports governanceNFL Super BowlHealthLegislationFootballInjuriesLegislatureGovernment and politicsProfessional footballEventsDistrict of ColumbiaWashingtonArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f9988b144b64625961a2cf7ed9bcfeeThu, 29 Jan 2015 04:04:32 GMTFed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61e82c37e05a49258781cfa21f495f41WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyEconomic policyRecessions and depressionsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial servicesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61e82c37e05a49258781cfa21f495f41Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:11:55 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b64d6aab86b4bc98de7ff0e734a757fToday is Thursday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2015. There are 336 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsUnited StatesKansasNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b64d6aab86b4bc98de7ff0e734a757fThu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:33 GMTSurprise players often star in Super Bowlshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fa745348d994be98b30a76fee2022f4PHOENIX (AP) — Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.By ROB MAADDIsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballSports transactionsSports businessEventsFootballSeattleArizonaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fa745348d994be98b30a76fee2022f4Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:10:28 GMTMartin's return sparks Timberwolves over Celtics, 110-98http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18076aabba98439fb548bba4e0c67b71MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18076aabba98439fb548bba4e0c67b71Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:02:21 GMTChinese officials call attention to baby, gender imbalanceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5e89fd4e038429f8b295c9948d95a48BEIJING (AP) — An official in China's biggest city is calling on families to have more children as far fewer people than expected take advantage of a rule change that lets more households bear a second child.iGeneral newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5e89fd4e038429f8b295c9948d95a48Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:55:07 GMTIrving scores 55 as Cavs win 8th in a row minus LeBronhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42ef8bc58a644d2cb9873989ddfa12faCLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving put on a spectacular show and LeBron James watched it from a front-row seat.By TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballNew YorkClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42ef8bc58a644d2cb9873989ddfa12faThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:46:48 GMTAP PHOTOS: Chilean kids cool off during summer heat wavehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8941e8513f634c959e52bb1e36545e09SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — When the news spreads through the neighborhood that a small aquatic park is being installed in the local plaza, the children are the first to show up and excitedly watch a water truck fill up inflatable swimming pools.By LUIS HIDALGOiGeneral newsHeat wavesOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleWeatherAmusement and theme parksLeisure travelTravelSantiagoChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8941e8513f634c959e52bb1e36545e09Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:01:12 GMTIrving scores 55, leads Cavs to 8th win in row minus LeBronhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f46d4bf26e9f47d7afd237bbbfdcf603CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, breaking the arena record while LeBron James watched from the bench and leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.By TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballNew YorkClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f46d4bf26e9f47d7afd237bbbfdcf603Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:03:53 GMTClippers rally to beat Jazz 94-89, extend streak to 13http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0eb0825d4ba84a269d57bf2f46c13f30SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jamal Crawford scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers used a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Utah Jazz on the road 94-89 on Wednesday night.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0eb0825d4ba84a269d57bf2f46c13f30Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:18 GMTOvi gets 2; Crosby struggles as Capitals blank Penguins 4-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05609a6b34c043cf9dc4b2c953e6d838WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice to take the NHL lead in goals, Braden Holtby recovered from a mini-slump to get his fifth shutout of the season, and Sidney Crosby had one of his worst faceoff nights as the Washington Capitals broke a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.By JOSEPH WHITEsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05609a6b34c043cf9dc4b2c953e6d838Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:54:02 GMTPhilippines: Growth shows we're no longer sick man of Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3c1479f712b4330af411756111cb31fMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the country no longer deserves to be branded the "sick man of Asia" after its economy grew more than 6 percent for a third consecutive year.By OLIVER TEVESiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3c1479f712b4330af411756111cb31fThu, 29 Jan 2015 05:52:55 GMTGrant sparks No. 8 Notre Dame to 77-73 victory over Dukehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e36454b080314548ae0fd0244567d770SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — In a match of player-of-the-year candidates, Jerian Grant made more clutch plays for eighth-ranked Notre Dame than Jahlil Okafor did for fourth-ranked Duke.By TOM COYNEsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballHigher educationBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsEducationSocial affairsSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e36454b080314548ae0fd0244567d770Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:59:36 GMTWhite Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham, cut Viciedohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aecca8ef510442a69902e33508d4e39dCHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox were looking to add versatility to their lineup, so they decided to bring back infielder Gordon Beckham after trading him last season.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aecca8ef510442a69902e33508d4e39dThu, 29 Jan 2015 05:14:28 GMTNo. 6 Wildcats race away from Ducks early in 90-56 routhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28130565b1cf4be7a46f084867fefc10TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Gabe York scored 16 points, Brandon Ashley added 13 and No. 6 Arizona put on an offensive show to dismantle Oregon 90-56 Wednesday night.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArizonaOregonEugeneUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28130565b1cf4be7a46f084867fefc10Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:16:02 GMTLG Electronics in red in 4Q on plasma TV business closurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e72ed32e71c14c22aa96ec9b2d8dcb49SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. lost money in the fourth quarter due to the closure of its plasma TV operations but its operating income rose thanks to a mobile business recovery.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e72ed32e71c14c22aa96ec9b2d8dcb49Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:00:07 GMTMeasles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 caseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57c1b773080443678920af765ae3f327LOS ANGELES (AP) — A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases.aGeneral newsDisease outbreaksPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57c1b773080443678920af765ae3f327Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:39:14 GMTGroup's ad featuring 911 call grabs attention at Super Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/953603c6c79e4fd98c1bc3e710521ed8No celebrities or NFL players facing the camera, saying "No more." This ad simply depicts a 911 call of a woman pretending to order a pizza while calling police with her attacker still in the house.By TERESA M. WALKERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentSports transactionsDomestic violenceNFL Super BowlCelebrityProfessional footballViolenceWomen's sportsSports businessFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesEventsFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/953603c6c79e4fd98c1bc3e710521ed8Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:00:31 GMTIndia fires top foreign office officialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e86047b5e82e4c51ac2e8689aad7bd28NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government has fired its top foreign ministry official, replacing her with its current ambassador to the United States.iGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIndiaSouth AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e86047b5e82e4c51ac2e8689aad7bd28Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:03:00 GMTNo. 10 Louisville beats Boston College 81-72http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/879230aa0e60406faee1fe0efe753ff3BOSTON (AP) — Chris Jones scored 28 points, including a pair of 3-pointers after Boston College cut a 10-point deficit to one, and No. 10 Louisville held on to beat the Eagles 81-72 on Wednesday night.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/879230aa0e60406faee1fe0efe753ff3Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:15:29 GMTMcDonald's CEO steps down as sales declinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f61bf3948294232a6213496f9ff0ddbNEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f61bf3948294232a6213496f9ff0ddbThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:15:35 GMTInquest: Sydney café hostage killed by police bullethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca2d95c19dc2432c9b77832d065b11b2SYDNEY (AP) — A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer's gun as authorities stormed in to end the 16-hour standoff, a lawyer told an inquest on Thursday.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsCrimePoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneyOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca2d95c19dc2432c9b77832d065b11b2Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:48:44 GMTWilliams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open finalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f23e86e83a7a40e79e04903eb6a0e805MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes in the first set before beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 to set up an Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f23e86e83a7a40e79e04903eb6a0e805Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:00:10 GMTPhilippines says peace pact collapse would aid terroristshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5278280bd7c4faf8cb471e7168ebdcbMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has warned that the collapse of a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would abet terrorism and fresh violence after criticism of the accord followed the killing of 44 police commandos in what authorities said was an accidental clash with the guerrillas.By JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismAccidents and disastersDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5278280bd7c4faf8cb471e7168ebdcbThu, 29 Jan 2015 04:35:40 GMTBattle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/419438cb466941ed90bdb02fdd9745e2SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market.By YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsInformation technologyProducts and servicesSouth KoreaSeoulChinaEast AsiaAsiaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/419438cb466941ed90bdb02fdd9745e2Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:55:48 GMTGeorgia Tech ends skid by upsetting No. 23 Miami 70-50http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dad49cfd30ae41e98b55405b814a9457CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 24 points and Georgia Tech earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season by upsetting No. 23 Miami 70-50 on Wednesday night.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMiamiFloridaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dad49cfd30ae41e98b55405b814a9457Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:28:43 GMTSharapova reaches Australian Open final for 4th timehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc61f8c0089c4ecdb7cfd1fb86ab0c9eMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 in a lopsided semifinal on Thursday.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc61f8c0089c4ecdb7cfd1fb86ab0c9eThu, 29 Jan 2015 04:43:51 GMTStokes triple-double leads Huskies over East Carolina 87-32http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01f83e74c1e94c46acf35891e0a8a76fHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kiah Stokes watched Stefanie Dolson put up a triple-double a little over a year ago, and told her friend she was going to get one of her own before leaving UConn.By PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsCollege basketballCoachingWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsHartfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01f83e74c1e94c46acf35891e0a8a76fThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:38:17 GMTMason 16 points for No. 9 Kansas in 64-61 win at TCUhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0b13cc7080747579d78caa86fe5062fFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Frank Mason III had a couple of key baskets in the second-half run that put No. 9 Kansas ahead to stay.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKansasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0b13cc7080747579d78caa86fe5062fThu, 29 Jan 2015 05:31:45 GMTPanama high court OKs corruption probe of ex-presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f358e14aa4e473eb1e805a661244c5fPANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's Supreme Court voted Wednesday to open a corruption probe against former President Ricardo Martinelli, a move likely to rally popular support in a nation where the politically powerful rarely face justice for misdeeds.By JUAN ZAMORANOiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment programsGovernment and politicsNational courtsPolitical issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPanamaPanama CityLatin America and CaribbeanCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f358e14aa4e473eb1e805a661244c5fThu, 29 Jan 2015 04:16:59 GMTJesperson, Tuttle lead No. 18 Northern Iowa over S. Illinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/442b4ead8a2e4bb985defb3a19a41c45CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Paul Jesperson matched his season-high with 13 points and Seth Tuttle also had 13 to keep 18th-ranked Northern Iowa in the hunt for the Missouri Valley Conference title with a 59-52 win over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night.By TODD HEFFERMANsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsCarbondaleIowaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/442b4ead8a2e4bb985defb3a19a41c45Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:27:01 GMTSpangler leads No. 24 Oklahoma past Texas Tech 81-36http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b56d9eba7e74cb39b5c484922edee4aNORMAN, Okla. (AP) — If Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger ever needs to emphasize the importance of playing great defense, he'll have a 40-minute how-to video in the archives.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOklahomaNormanTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b56d9eba7e74cb39b5c484922edee4aThu, 29 Jan 2015 05:13:55 GMTAsia stocks sunk by oil plunge, Fed rate hike plan reminderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/415f590c7bee493e9e8a8e35bb3dc534TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Thursday after plunging oil prices and the Federal Reserve's reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year led to a dismal day on Wall Street. The release of weaker-than-expected retail sales figures in Japan was another reason for gloom.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial servicesRetail and wholesale sector performanceConsumer products and servicesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/415f590c7bee493e9e8a8e35bb3dc534Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:45:22 GMTMillsaps leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Netshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71a2b28240744cb1b71b95c9739a3e30ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds, five other Atlanta players scored in double figures, and the Hawks stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games in a row with a 113-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballAtlantaNew York CityGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71a2b28240744cb1b71b95c9739a3e30Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:42:38 GMT