FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 Mar 2015 14:24:54 -0800Iraqi ministry: Islamic State militants 'bulldoze' Nimrud archaeological site near Mosul (AP) — Iraqi ministry: Islamic State militants 'bulldoze' Nimrud archaeological site near Mosul.iGeneral newsArchaeologyScienceIraqMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 20:50:26 GMTCan Etsy keep its folksy brand and make shareholders money? YORK (AP) — If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money.By MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate news, 05 Mar 2015 22:22:32 GMTRogers strong in Yankees' 2-1 win against Pirates, Fla. (AP) — Esmil Rogers, trying to cement a spot on the New York Yankees' pitching staff, tossed two scoreless innings Thursday in a 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthBradentonNew York CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 05 Mar 2015 22:16:56 GMTExperts: Ferguson must move quickly to rebuild public trust LOUIS (AP) — The federal government's withering report on the Ferguson Police Department issued a stern mandate to city leaders: Reform your law-enforcement practices and rebuild relations with the black community.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriMunicipal governmentsAfrican-AmericansSuburbsPrimary and secondary educationPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEducationLaw enforcement agenciesHuman rights and civil libertiesMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:27:55 GMTMark Hubbard leads PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — PGA Tour rookie Mark Hubbard closed with a birdie in windy conditions Thursday for a one-stroke lead in the Puerto Rico Open.sSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 22:07:07 GMTKey facts and questions about the Jodi Arias murder case (AP) — Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty on Thursday after a jury for a second time couldn't decide on her punishment. It was the latest court development in a legal saga that has dragged on for nearly seven years and had no shortage of eye-catching moments.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:05:36 GMTSenate majority leader decides not to fast-track Iran bill (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday decided to postpone action on a bill giving Congress a chance to review and vote on any deal the U.S. signs with Iran over its nuclear program.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsLegislationNuclear proliferationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIsraelIranDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 21:17:35 GMTNo. 17 Chattanooga women beat UNC-Greensboro 78-44, N.C. (AP) — Jasmine Joyner had a career-high 22 points as top-seeded and No. 17-ranked Chattanooga women beat eighth-seeded UNC-Greensboro 78-44 in the opening game of the Southern Conference tournament on Thursday.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsGreensboroNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:14:56 GMTPlane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence YORK (AP) — A Delta plane from Atlanta skidded off a LaGuardia Airport runway while landing during a snowstorm on Thursday and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest perilously close to the icy waters of a bay.By MEGHAN BARR and SCOTT MAYEROWITZtTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationNew York CityNew YorkQueensAtlantaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgia, 05 Mar 2015 22:06:12 GMTPlane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence by bay YORK (AP) — A Delta plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing during a snowstorm Thursday and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest perilously close to the icy waters of a bay.By MEGHAN BARR and SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew York CityNew YorkQueensAtlantaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgia, 05 Mar 2015 20:52:47 GMTNo 23 Rutgers women beat Indiana 63-52 in Big Ten opener ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Kahleah Cooper scored 16 points and Betnijah Laney had 12 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 23 Rutgers, the fifth-seed, to a 63-52 win over 12th-seeded Indiana in the second round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsIndianaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:12:49 GMTLate winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast (AP) — A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers and their passengers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands without power in West Virginia.By SEAN CARLIN and GEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsTrafficTransportationAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesKentuckyNew York CityMemphisNew YorkTexasMarylandNorth AmericaTennessee, 05 Mar 2015 22:05:56 GMT'Dr. Phil': To air 'intervention with Bobbi Brown's partner ANGELES (AP) — The "Dr. Phil" shows says it will air an "intervention" conducted with Nick Gordon, the partner of hospitalized Bobbi Kristina Brown.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainment, 05 Mar 2015 21:41:06 GMTFunds flowing to My Brother's Keeper after first year (AP) — More money than expected has been committed to President Barack Obama's initiative aimed at helping young men of color, White House officals said Thursday.JESSE J. HOLLANDwGovernment and politicsGovernment programsSiblingsLocal governmentsRelationshipsLifestyle, 05 Mar 2015 21:33:13 GMTDad accused of punching 3-month-old who had 17 broken bones, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been charged with punching his 3-month-old son, and doctors say the baby 17 broken bones and skull fractures.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:41:17 GMTEnvelopes with white powder found at Canadian offices (AP) — Authorities in Quebec launched an investigation after envelopes containing a suspicious white powder were found Thursday in the district offices of at least two Conservative Canadian cabinet ministers. A government official later said the powder sent to one of the ministers has been deemed harmless.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsCabinetsGovernment and politicsCanadaQuebecNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:34:42 GMTTeheran, Simon make spring debuts; Tigers beat Braves 6-4 Fla. (AP) — Julio Teheran allowed one run in a two-inning spring debut, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsLakelandFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:09:45 GMTChain of kidney transplants begins at San Francisco hospital FRANCISCO (AP) — Zully Broussard thought she was going to help one person by donating a kidney.By KRISTIN J. BENDERhtGeneral newsHealthScienceOrgan donationOrgan transplantsTechnologyHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:21:02 GMTMan freed after 20 years sues Ohio for wrongful imprisonment, Ohio (AP) — A man who spent almost 20 years behind bars for murder before being freed has sued the state for wrongful imprisonment, hoping it will allow him to collect compensation for the time he was incarcerated.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderToledoOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:34:58 GMTNATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days, Latvia (AP) — NATO and Russia exchanged heated language reminiscent of Cold War days on Thursday with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide.By RAF CASERT and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsCold WarEventsRussiaMoscowCrimeaLatviaUkraineEuropeEastern Europe, 05 Mar 2015 21:01:15 GMTNew Jersey announces $225M Exxon settlement; had sought $9B, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey announced a $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil on Thursday that state officials said is the largest environmental settlement against a corporate defendant in state history — though it has been criticized by Democratic lawmakers who say it is for a mere fraction of the nearly $9 billion initially sought.By DAVID PORTER and MICHAEL CATALINIaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLaw and orderCorporate newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:37:43 GMTMyanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda, Myanmar (AP) — Police cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law on Thursday, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a well-known pagoda in the heart of the old capital.By AYE AYE WINiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsEducationEducation policyGovernment and politicsPolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical issuesMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 22:02:38 GMTSelma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson (AP) — They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.By JESSE J. HOLLANDwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriHuman rights and civil libertiesPolice brutalityCrimeVotingLegal proceedingsSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsLaw and orderGeneral newsViolenceViolent crimeElectionsSelmaAlabamaMontgomeryUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:45:08 GMTProsecutor says misspoke, man didn't claim to be Etan Patz YORK (AP) — A prosecutor trying a suspect for murder in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz says she misspoke when she told a judge police interviewed a man who called claiming to be the boy.aGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeViolent crimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:14:50 GMTComedy Central's Bee moves to TBS YORK (AP) — The exodus continues at "The Daily Show," with TBS announcing Thursday that it is giving longtime correspondent Samantha Bee her own topical comedy show.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 05 Mar 2015 21:43:02 GMTLee pitches 2 easy innings in Phillies' 6-3 loss to Astros, Fla. (AP) — Cliff Lee pitched two scoreless innings in his first spring start before Luis Valbuena, Robbie Grossman and Marwin Gonzalez homered for the Houston Astros in a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:11:16 GMTLargest 31 US banks all pass Fed 'stress tests' of their strength in case of severe recession (AP) — Largest 31 US banks all pass Fed 'stress tests' of their strength in case of severe recession.wBusinessGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsEconomy, 05 Mar 2015 21:31:22 GMTTheater shooting trial could begin sooner than expected, Colo. (AP) — With jury selection moving faster than expected, a judge on Thursday set two possible dates in April for opening statements in the Colorado theater shooting case.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:12:39 GMTAbbVie and Costco are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 05 Mar 2015 21:35:26 GMTAn ocean away, Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar VEGAS (AP) — Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight.By TIM DAHLBERGsSportsBoxingMen's boxingMen's sportsLas VegasHollywoodNevadaUnited StatesNorth AmericaLos AngelesCalifornia, 05 Mar 2015 21:06:50 GMTOregon man accused of stealing bikes, goat too, Ore. (AP) — Authorities suspect a Portland, Oregon, man accused of stealing two bicycles also took a dwarf goat.aGeneral newsOdditiesTheftCrimePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:11:08 GMTUS stocks edge higher, Europe gains as ECB unveils stimulus YORK (AP) — Positive earnings news nudged stocks higher, breaking a two-day losing streak.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate news, 05 Mar 2015 21:10:24 GMTSuspended Supreme Court judge in Panama sentenced to prison CITY (AP) — A three-member judicial panel in Panama has sentenced a suspended Supreme Court justice to five years in prison for unjustified enrichment in an unusual case of corruption that captured the Central American nation's attention.iGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryPanamaPanama CityCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 21:32:07 GMTWoman charged after decomposed body of 93-year-old mom found, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman who lived above the apartment where the decomposing body of her 93-year-old mother remained for over a year is facing charges.aGeneral newsCrimeGloversvilleNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:33:56 GMTStates on edge about the future of health insurance markets (AP) — Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans.By KELLI KENNEDYaGeneral newsHealthIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 05 Mar 2015 20:48:46 GMTReport: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb YORK (AP) — Health officials say the suicide rate for girls and young women continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthSuicide preventionMental health, 05 Mar 2015 21:36:12 GMTUndefeated Crawford moves for junior welterweight title shot, Texas (AP) — Undefeated WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford is moving up in weight to fight for the vacant junior welterweight title in his first bout of 2015.sSportsBoxingTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 20:48:45 GMTDad accused of punching 3-month-old; son had 17 broken bones, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been charged with punching his 3-month-old son, and doctors say the baby had 17 broken bones and skull fractures.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:47:56 GMTIraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site (AP) — Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the ancient Nimrud archaeological site near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said.Associated PressiGeneral newsArchaeologyScienceIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 21:32:50 GMTAmericans spent $58 billion to pamper, protect pets in 2014 ANGELES (AP) — We feed them, groom them, clothe them and otherwise shell out the big bucks to protect and pamper our pets.By SUE MANNINGaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleSmall businessPetsPersonal spendingPersonal financeUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:00:30 GMTCardinal Egan, retired NY archbishop, dies at age 82 YORK (AP) — Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, died Thursday. He was 82.By RACHEL ZOLLaGeneral newsObituariesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 20:56:54 GMTCan Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes? (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around.By JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAShtGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 05 Mar 2015 22:05:36 GMTNavy joins search for missing 17-year-old hiker in Hawaii (AP) — A Navy helicopter team joined the search for a 17-year-old hiker who's been missing in Hawaii for nearly a week.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsHonoluluHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:24:25 GMTFormer No. 1 Rios asks for doping check of Korda from 1998, Chile (AP) — Chile officials say they will back a request by former world No. 1 Marcelo Rios to have the International Tennis Federation investigate whether Petr Korda committed a doping violation in the 1998 Australian Open.sSportsDopingTennisChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 20:51:41 GMTLawmakers weigh tourism, local control in school year debate MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Summer foot traffic is what keeps Iowa's Adventureland, with its famed wooden roller coaster and sprawling water park, in business. That is, until mid-August.By BARBARA RODRIGUEZaBusinessGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationState legislatureGovernment and politicsTravelLeisure travelEducationSocial affairsLegislatureState governmentsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsIowaDes MoinesTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 20:47:31 GMTHeyward leads Cardinals past Marlins, Fla. (AP) — Miami's Giancarlo Stanton was hitless in his first two at-bats in a major league game since being struck in the face by a pitch last September, and Jason Heyward singled in his first at-bat with the St. Louis Cardinals, a 4-1 victory over the Marlins on Thursday.By CHUCK KINGsSportsMLB Spring TrainingSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:45:46 GMTEastern Oregon dig uncovers ancient stone tool PASS, Ore. (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America.By JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsScienceArchaeologyNatural resource managementVolcanoesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGrants PassOregonNorth AmericaUnited States, 05 Mar 2015 22:23:07 GMTCoach's adopted toddler builds a life with hoops team, Va. (AP) — Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women's basketball coach could bring home.By JANIE McCAULEYaGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsBasketballCoachingWomen's basketballCollege basketballHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesCollege sportsSenegalVirginiaCharlottesvilleWest AfricaAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:18:54 GMTIraq says Islamic State militants "bulldozed" ancient site (AP) — Iraq's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities says Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the Nimrud archaeological site near the northern city of Mosul using heavy military vehicles.iGeneral newsArchaeologyScienceIraqMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 21:02:38 GMTSyria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group (AP) — The military commander of al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria which also killed and wounded a number of other fighters.iGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsWar casualtiesCivil warsBombingsHuman rights and civil libertiesMilitary leadershipSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 20:59:15 GMT