FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:22:09 -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/25c88270703f4af08d72f35ad2ef89a8BUENOS 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 newsLegislatureCrimeGovernment and politicsArgentinaIranSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25c88270703f4af08d72f35ad2ef89a8Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:32:07 GMTBlind harbor seal learns basic skills at Alaska aquariumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7eae50af2b984a608089a1717d63dba3SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — A blind harbor seal is learning basic behaviors such as being fed by hand at an Alaska aquarium.aGeneral newsSealsAnimalsMammalsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessAlaskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7eae50af2b984a608089a1717d63dba3Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:46:01 GMTSundance Quick Quote: Smulders on sprinting in the heathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d9833256ef24296bc58f47023e55e39PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Luckily I had just finished a Marvel film so I was already in a training mentality and then this movie happened and I was really just trying to focus on like as much cardio as possible because in this film I do a lot of running and a lot of running in 100 degree heat in Austin...it was like a sprint...it was very much like all one shot running around, sprinting. So I had to build up my cardio to be able to get to that place and also not to like, die."eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d9833256ef24296bc58f47023e55e39Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:38:31 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 GMTGunman wounds worker at Los Angeles-area mental clinichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67cdefcc655b4ee4af219dc5b8529761LOS 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 newsMental healthViolent crimeCrimeHealthCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67cdefcc655b4ee4af219dc5b8529761Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:56:12 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 GMTNo. 13 North Carolina beats Syracuse 93-83 for 7-1 ACC starthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f249b037e5ca40e09667d38764c433e1CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.By AARON BEARDsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f249b037e5ca40e09667d38764c433e1Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:27:10 GMTMexico protest marks 4 months since students' disappearancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8e4745937ba48089fd96df95aba91eaMEXICO 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/c8e4745937ba48089fd96df95aba91eaTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:41:59 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 GMTAs storm rushes in, airlines cancel while salt sellers gainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af600fc4720a4ac6803568e3c0de6de5Businesses large and small are feeling the effects of a huge snowstorm sweeping into the Northeast Monday. For some, wintry weather is derailing activity: Airlines canceled thousands of flights. Car dealers expect to lose a couple sales days. Others are enjoying sales bumps, as shoppers stock up on shovels and other winter gear — and snow day snacks.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsWinter weatherHurricane Sandy 2012U.S. Nor'easter 2015PricesStormsAir travel disruptionsEconomyWeatherEventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial servicesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTransportationPerforming artsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNew YorkNew York CityNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af600fc4720a4ac6803568e3c0de6de5Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:53:43 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 GMTSmith goes from MVP to barely seeing field for Seattlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5122631a91cd44d2a866c0449fdc6c3ePHOENIX (AP) — Malcolm Smith stood out for always being in the right spot.By TIM BOOTHsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballNFL Super BowlNFL PlayoffsAthlete healthFootballEventsSeattleWashingtonSt. LouisArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5122631a91cd44d2a866c0449fdc6c3eTue, 27 Jan 2015 01:11:57 GMTArgentina president rejects accusations against governmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f16c279bf2a54fd4a265c669b0938dc0BUENOS AIRES (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez said Monday it was "unreasonable" to think that her government would have shielded 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.By PETER PRENGAMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArgentinaIranSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f16c279bf2a54fd4a265c669b0938dc0Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:39:24 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 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 GMT2 people killed in northern Colorado helicopter crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a59e5d83837436fb655ab5828f40958ERIE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed in a helicopter crash near the Erie airport in northern Colorado.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a59e5d83837436fb655ab5828f40958Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:03:34 GMTOklahoma could halt executions for Supreme Court drug reviewhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a21435989c24ac29c4a1e742462cf8cOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is willing to put three executions on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews whether a certain sedative can render death row inmates sufficiently unconscious, the state's attorney general said in a Monday filing with the court.By TIM TALLEYaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a21435989c24ac29c4a1e742462cf8cTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:44:47 GMTThunder F Durant out vs Wolves with sprained toehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a75a7f3596b947d99ee59caf67da92a1OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant is sitting out the Thunder's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night with a sprained big toe on his left foot.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a75a7f3596b947d99ee59caf67da92a1Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:57:37 GMTSpokesman: Iowa governor to be hospitalized overnighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad62b2f1f7de41d0bc20c7e4fb32ea6eDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will spend the night at a hospital "out of an abundance of caution" for what doctors believe is a viral illness and dehydration, after falling ill at an event Monday morning, his office said.By CATHERINE LUCEYaGovernment and politicsHealthState governmentsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad62b2f1f7de41d0bc20c7e4fb32ea6eTue, 27 Jan 2015 01:39:46 GMTDemocrat assails GOP leader of House Benghazi committeehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16dc7e944fd846a482864b5affb8e82aWASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, have complained that the panel's Republican chairman has excluded them from crucial steps in the investigation while Republicans meet with witnesses.By MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsSubpoenasPolitical partiesCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical organizationsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16dc7e944fd846a482864b5affb8e82aTue, 27 Jan 2015 01:34:26 GMTLawyer: Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of abusehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c57f3e05c5040c199c6bf60da922fb4SANTA 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/4c57f3e05c5040c199c6bf60da922fb4Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:28:46 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 GMTBorder Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl securityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cb6b7cdf7b94c27ba249595acdaa4b9GLENDALE, 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/1cb6b7cdf7b94c27ba249595acdaa4b9Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:46:02 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 GMTDenver police shoot, kill woman who struck officer with carhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e40b6c7cd5944afcbca5f1126b7a5dd0DENVER (AP) — Denver police shot and killed a young woman who struck and injured an officer in a stolen car, authorities said Monday.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e40b6c7cd5944afcbca5f1126b7a5dd0Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:34:14 GMTMain Street is the place for celebrity selfies at Sundancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19b3fa3af9c54bc5896780f04004b0ddPARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Star-watchers looking for photographic evidence of their celebrity sightings were likely to find success on Park City's Main Street.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalCelebrityEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19b3fa3af9c54bc5896780f04004b0ddTue, 27 Jan 2015 01:32:11 GMTMakarova 1st to Australian Open semifinals, beats Halephttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba8e232f7f54420790a0eebc9aaaaf2aMELBOURNE, 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 ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba8e232f7f54420790a0eebc9aaaaf2aTue, 27 Jan 2015 01:41:37 GMTHornets' Walker to undergo surgery on knee; return unclearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/833bd89bef624a8a9f2155500c4db10fCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets announced Monday that Kemba Walker will undergo surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesHealthMen's basketballAthlete healthMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballCharlotteNew YorkNew York CityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/833bd89bef624a8a9f2155500c4db10fTue, 27 Jan 2015 01:25:51 GMTUS announces charges in New York Russian spy ring casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e73b383d47d14771931b6576a3225f78NEW YORK (AP) — Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said.By TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsEspionageLegal proceedingsCrimeInternational relationsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsManhattanRussiaUnited StatesNew York CityNew YorkNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e73b383d47d14771931b6576a3225f78Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:17:43 GMTLyft cars doing away with pink furry mustachehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3adc3be42faf494784242dde95e5f087SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The pink mustache is out.aBusinessGeneral newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3adc3be42faf494784242dde95e5f087Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:06:21 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 GMTNo. 25 Chattanooga women enter poll, hold down Samford 49-32http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06063298d067472aa762ece64e048d29CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Keiana Gilbert scored 14 points to help No. 25 Chattanooga beat Samford 49-32 on Monday for its 14th consecutive victory.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsChattanoogaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06063298d067472aa762ece64e048d29Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:07:04 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 GMTThe latest on the Northeast snowstormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a06797ce20604a1ab24d6f9ec029de9310 P.M. ESTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015State governmentsMunicipal governmentsStormsTrain travelAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsEventsLocal governmentsTravelLifestyleTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment regulationsNew YorkPhiladelphiaNew York CityNew JerseyMassachusettsBostonMaineRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a06797ce20604a1ab24d6f9ec029de93Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:02:46 GMTProsecutors won't charge man in killing of burglarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d40f6479faa24df38dc0f909afde9854LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 80-year-old Long Beach man was justified in killing a burglar who falsely claimed she was pregnant and asked him not to shoot, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said in declining to charge him.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsCrimeTheftViolent crimeCaliforniaLong BeachUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d40f6479faa24df38dc0f909afde9854Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:23:26 GMTWoman accused of drowning puppy so she could board planehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4306f57b6f034c0ca91457d1e20724a1GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Florida woman is suspected of drowning a 2-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom so she could board a plane.aGeneral newsPet travelDogsTravelLifestylePetsMammalsAnimalsNebraskaGrand IslandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4306f57b6f034c0ca91457d1e20724a1Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:04:01 GMTDrilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8dc3340bdbf496d879ba14b0400be80ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday.By DAN JOLINGaBusinessGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesLegislatureOceansWildlifeWater environmentGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironment and natureEnvironmentAlaskaArcticArctic OceanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8dc3340bdbf496d879ba14b0400be80Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:13:46 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/7a50f81d290b4822903de1b0f8c24883NEW 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 weatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsWeatherState governmentsMunicipal governmentsTravel laws and regulationsEventsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment regulationsNew YorkNew JerseyManhattanPhiladelphiaNew York CityJersey CityMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a50f81d290b4822903de1b0f8c24883Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:04:24 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 GMTAP source: Yanks thinking of not making $6M payment to A-Rodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fda550b2cb334e63a83f6a29c891d924NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list.By RONALD BLUMsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fda550b2cb334e63a83f6a29c891d924Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:13:03 GMTCBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidencyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd3d3593fde7408f9db022702ffe2096WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomic growthEconomyLegislatureSeniorsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsGenerationsDemographicsSocial affairsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd3d3593fde7408f9db022702ffe2096Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:36:17 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 GMTLawmakers hear heated testimony about sex-orientation billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73b0101f560f49bbb8bd8e2d4749953eBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Supporters of religious freedom went toe-to-toe Monday against hundreds of gay rights advocates who had waited nearly a decade to speak in the Idaho Legislature for a measure that would create protections for gay and lesbian people in the state.By KIMBERLEE KRUESIaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesState legislatureLegislature hearingsReligious issuesGovernment and politicsReligionLegislationGender issuesLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureState governmentsIdahoBoiseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73b0101f560f49bbb8bd8e2d4749953eTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:44:34 GMTComplaints challenge orders limiting female guards at Gitmohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79a224ecc9754c958949a7b8298af091FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Some female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said Monday.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsMilitary and defenseCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79a224ecc9754c958949a7b8298af091Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:16:18 GMTManfred knows he'll get hit as commish _ his name is on ballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98b33d8e2cec45999ebf221c16b181aeNEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows he'll get pounded now that he's baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball.By RONALD BLUMhtSportsSports mediaBaseballTechnologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional baseballMen's sportsUnited StatesNew YorkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98b33d8e2cec45999ebf221c16b181aeTue, 27 Jan 2015 01:44:09 GMT