FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Feb 2015 16:24:46 -0800Obama weighs in on deflated footballs, politics (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday said the NFL should consider how referees can control game footballs instead of individual teams and he defended his aggressive stance with congressional Republicans during a live interview during NBC's Super Bowl pregame show.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballSports governanceEventsFootball, 01 Feb 2015 23:07:58 GMTKorpikoski, Domingue lead Coyotes over Canadiens 3-2 (AP) — Lauri Korpikoski scored two power-play goals, Louis Domingue won in his first NHL start and Arizona Coyotes beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Sunday.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMontrealArizonaQuebecCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 01 Feb 2015 21:46:30 GMTNo. 11 Arizona State women beat Utah 58-48 LAKE CITY (AP) — Katie Hempen and Promise Amukamara scored 11 points apiece and No. 11 Arizona State held off a game Utah squad 58-48 on Sunday.sSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsArizonaUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 22:29:32 GMTUConn coach Geno Auriemma hits win No. 899 over Temple (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 17 points and UConn coach Geno Auriemma got career win No. 899 in the No. 2 Huskies' 83-49 win over Temple on Sunday.By DAN GELSTONsSportsWomen's sportsCollege basketballCoachingBasketballWomen's basketballCollege sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 21:05:10 GMTNo. 15 Nebraska women pull away from Michigan 75-60, Neb. (AP) — Tear'a Laudermill scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half when No. 15 Nebraska took control for a 75-60 win over Michigan on Sunday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNebraskaMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 22:14:08 GMT'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' sweeps Sundance Awards CITY, Utah (AP) — Sundance breakout "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film-lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at the 31st Sundance Film Festival awards, announced Saturday.By LINDSEY BAHReArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesSundance Film FestivalEventsPark CityUnited StatesUtahNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 21:39:08 GMTStorm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of roughly 2,000 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties.By SOPHIA TAREENaGeneral newsStormsWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015State governmentsTrafficAir travel disruptionsAccidentsEventsGovernment and politicsTransportationAccidents and disastersChicagoIllinoisNebraskaDes MoinesMaineUnited StatesNorth AmericaIowa, 01 Feb 2015 23:09:36 GMTWhiteside comes up big for Heat in 83-75 win over Celtics (AP) — Hassan Whiteside was hardly shocked when Miami coach Erik Spoelstra designed a play for him late in the third quarter of a tight game.By MATTHEW CARROLLsSportsProfessional footballMen's basketballFootballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 22:19:21 GMTSteen scores twice, Blues hold on to defeat Capitals 4-3 (AP) — Alexander Steen had two goals and an assist, Brian Elliot stopped 33 shots, and the streaking St. Louis Blues held on to defeat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.By HARVEY VALENTINEsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockey, 01 Feb 2015 21:00:30 GMTPatriots start the Super Bowl with the ball, Ariz. (AP) — The New England Patriots started the Super Bowl with the ball after losing the coin toss and Seattle deferred to the second half.By ROB MAADDIaGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 23:41:17 GMTWomen's Top 25 Capsules, Miss. (AP) — Bianca Cuevas scored a career-high 21 points and No. 1 South Carolina beat Mississippi 77-59 on Sunday.By The Associated PresssSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsBasketballCoachingWomen's basketballCollege sportsTexasOxfordWacoOklahomaNebraskaKansasIowaTennesseeGeorgiaKnoxvilleNorth CarolinaMississippiAuburnPhiladelphiaArizonaWest VirginiaUtahUnited StatesNorth AmericaIndianaPennsylvania, 01 Feb 2015 23:54:08 GMTNorthern California chief's new approach revitalizes force, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police.By PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsPoliceProtests and demonstrationsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestCaliforniaFargoUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Dakota, 02 Feb 2015 00:01:19 GMTNo. 12 Texas A&M women take down Auburn 78-45 STATION, Texas (AP) — Courtney Williams scored a career-high 23 points to lead No. 12 Texas A&M past Auburn 78-45 on Sunday for its 14th straight win at home.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 22:08:58 GMTGolf Capsules, Ariz. (AP) — With an eagle putt that looked as long as his golf journey around the world, Brooks Koepka surged into the lead and stayed there Sunday in the Phoenix Open for his first PGA Tour victory.By The Associated PresssSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Feb 2015 00:07:16 GMTSheriff seeking 'person of interest' after 5 people killed, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they are searching for a "person of interest" after five people were found slain inside a home in west Georgia.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLa GrangeGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 21:56:49 GMTSnowstorm delays Boston Marathon bombing trial (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is suspended Monday because a snowstorm is expected.aGeneral newsWeatherBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsWinter weatherCrimeBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 22:47:00 GMTA bunch of 5: Djokovic wins another Australian Open title, Australia (AP) — This was one occasion where Novak Djokovic couldn't really empathize with Andy Murray, his long-time friend.By JOHN PYEsSportsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's tennisAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 01 Feb 2015 22:18:22 GMTObama: NFL should consider officials controlling game balls (AP) — President Barack Obama is weighing into the controversy over deflated footballs and says the NFL should be considering how officials can control game balls.wGovernment and politicsSportsNFL Super BowlSports governanceProfessional footballFootballEvents, 01 Feb 2015 22:05:21 GMTWest Virginia women upset No. 24 Oklahoma 78-69, W.Va. (AP) — Breana McDonald scored a career-high 19 points to lead West Virginia to a 78-69 upset victory over No. 24 Oklahoma on Sunday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsOklahomaWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 21:15:23 GMTUConn coach Geno Auriemma posts win No. 899, tops Temple (AP) — Geno Auriemma has enough national championship rings, Olympic gold medals and conference championship banners to fill a wing at any Hall of Fame.By DAN GELSTONsSportsWomen's sportsCollege basketballCoachingBasketballWomen's basketballCollege sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 22:26:20 GMTNo one hurt as small blasts rattle Bangkok mall shoppers (AP) — Two explosions at a transit hub near major downtown shopping malls in the Thai capital on Sunday night were caused by small improvised explosive devices, but no one was hurt and damage was minor, police said.By THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsBombingsGovernment and politicsMartial lawWar and unrestThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Feb 2015 00:04:17 GMTNo. 6 Lady Vols beat No. 18 Mississippi State 79-67, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Cierra Burdick has a simple explanation for her recent surge.By STEVE MEGARGEEsSportsCollege basketballCollege sportsWomen's basketballBasketballWomen's sportsTennesseeMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 23:55:03 GMTObama assumes NFL will look at having refs control footballs (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's not sure whether the Patriots cheated when they used deflated footballs in the game that got them to the Super Bowl, but says he assumes the NFL will consider giving referees more control of the footballs.wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentProfessional footballFootball, 01 Feb 2015 22:03:53 GMTAnthony scores 31 points as Knicks rout Lakers 92-80 YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony hears those voices saying he's getting old, that he can't jump like he once did.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 22:08:35 GMTMarathon bombing defense likely to focus on dead brother (AP) — The best chance to save the life of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be to put his dead brother on trial.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBoxingCrimeIslamismBombingsEventsLaw and orderSportsGovernment and politicsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Feb 2015 22:06:17 GMTAustralia's Mathew Goggin wins Tour opener CITY (AP) — Australia's Mathew Goggin won the Tour's season-opening Panama Claro Championship on Sunday, closing with a 3-under 67 for a four-stroke victory.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfPanama CityPanamaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Feb 2015 21:47:51 GMTMan arrested outside White House grounds (AP) — The Secret Service has arrested a man who climbed a bicycle rack outside the White House grounds Sunday, and he's been charged with unlawful entry.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 23:46:36 GMTPoeltl scores 14 points, No. 11 Utah crushes USC 67-39 ANGELES (AP) — Jakob Poeltl had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 11 Utah crushed Southern California 67-39 on Sunday.By KYLE GLASERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 21:54:22 GMTTop 25 Capsules, Ky. (AP) — Jennifer O'Neill scored 21 points to lead No. 10 Kentucky to an 80-72 win over No. 21 Georgia on Sunday.By The Associated PresssSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsBasketballCoachingCollege sportsWomen's basketballTexasTennesseeWacoOklahomaNebraskaKansasNorth CarolinaKnoxvilleMississippiAuburnArizonaPhiladelphiaWest VirginiaUtahUnited StatesNorth AmericaIndianaPennsylvania, 01 Feb 2015 22:47:07 GMTObama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget (AP) — The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 billion public works program for highway, bridge and transit upgrades.By JIM KUHNHENN and MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment programsEconomyCorporate taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsCorporate newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 23:03:18 GMTNo. 3 Baylor women win 19th in row, 66-58 over Kansas, Texas (AP) — Nina Davis and Niya Johnson were right in the middle of the decisive run for No. 3 Baylor.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWacoKansasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 23:02:43 GMTKoepka rallies to win Phoenix Open for maiden PGA Tour title, Ariz. (AP) — With an eagle putt that looked as long as his golf journey around the world, Brooks Koepka surged into the lead and stayed there Sunday with a 5-under 66 to capture the Phoenix Open for his first PGA Tour victory.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 23:23:44 GMTAlan Simpson says Jeb Bush best choice for president in 2016, Wyo. (AP) — Former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson said he supports former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 21:30:17 GMTNo. 5 Maryland women beat No. 20 Iowa 93-88 PARK, Md. (AP) — Brionna Jones scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half and had 15 rebounds to help No. 5 Maryland extend its winning streak to 13 games with a 93-88 victory over No. 20 Iowa on Sunday.By TODD KARPOVICHsSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMarylandIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 23:31:06 GMTNo. 10 Kentucky beats No. 21 Georgia 80-72 behind O'Neill, Ky. (AP) — Jennifer O'Neill scored 21 points to lead No. 10 Kentucky to an 80-72 win over No. 21 Georgia on Sunday.By KEITH TAYLORsSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsGriffinKentuckyGeorgiaTennesseeKnoxvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 21:12:58 GMTIdina Menzel, John Legend shine ahead of Super Bowl "Frozen" was on fire at the Super Bowl.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentProfessional footballFootballSports, 02 Feb 2015 00:01:08 GMTGoats offered as alternative for clearing area of plutonium, Colo. (AP) — A goat herder who has a college degree in weed sciences told federal wildlife officials that she could eliminate the need for a possible 700-acre controlled burn at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge by turning her goats loose there and eliminate concerns over spreading radioactive plutonium.aGeneral newsAnimalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLand environmentColoradoBoulderUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 21:51:38 GMTSheriff's office IDs injured Mount Hood climbers, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified a husband and wife who were taken to a Portland hospital after a fall on Mount Hood.aGeneral newsPoliceAccidentsAccidents and disastersLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 23:07:15 GMTFrance offers support for Greece amid bailout tensions (AP) — France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability.By SYLVIE CORBETiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGreeceFranceEuropeParisWestern Europe, 01 Feb 2015 21:15:38 GMTEgypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter (AP) — A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCrimeGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLaw and orderLegislationLegislatureEgyptAustraliaCairoMiddle EastSydneyEast AfricaQatarNorth AfricaAfricaOceania, 01 Feb 2015 22:49:37 GMTDubnyk stops 35 shots, Wild beat Canucks 4-2, British Columbia (AP) — Devan Dubnyk stopped 35 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Sunday.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBritish ColumbiaVancouverCanadaNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 23:13:45 GMTNo. 1 South Carolina women beat Mississippi 77-59, Miss. (AP) — Bianca Cuevas scored a career-high 21 points and No. 1 South Carolina beat Mississippi 77-59 on Sunday.By DAVID BRANDTsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsOxfordSouth CarolinaMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 23:53:30 GMTHutton stops 21 shots, Predators shut out Penguins 4-0 (AP) — Carter Hutton stopped 21 shots to pick up his second career shutout as the Nashville Predators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Sunday.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 22:54:15 GMTBaby born on roadside as mom drives herself to hospital LAKE CITY (AP) — A pregnant Utah woman driving herself to the hospital gave birth to a healthy, nearly 10-pound baby boy on the side of an interstate highway, police said.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 23:05:38 GMTPatriots-Seahawks scoreless after 1 quarter, Ariz. (AP) — Jeremy Lane made a leaping interception in the end zone on a poor throw by Tom Brady and the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots were scoreless after one quarter in the Super Bowl on Sunday.By ROB MAADDIaGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlAthlete injuriesProfessional footballEventsAthlete healthFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Feb 2015 00:06:09 GMTNo. 16 North Carolina women score last 14 for 72-60 win HILL, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Mavunga had 25 points and 14 rebounds, Alisha Gray 15 and 15 and No. 16 North Carolina scored the last 14 points of the game to defeat Boston College 72-60 on Sunday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 21:29:35 GMTUnion asks refinery workers to strike after talks break down United Steelworkers Union called for its refinery workers to stage their largest walkout in more 30 years Sunday, saying its negotiations with Shell Oil Co. broke down less than two weeks after they began.By TOM MURPHYfBusinessStrikesLabor negotiationsLabor issuesGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 21:23:02 GMTRunning Story: Super Bowl ads from start to finish YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl is under way and advertisers still have some surprises in store.By CANDICE CHOI and MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaInformation technologyIndustriesMedia and entertainment industryFootball, 02 Feb 2015 00:08:15 GMTFog in Phoenix causes flight delays, cancellations (AP) — Officials Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport say flight operations are back to normal after dense fog caused numerous delays and cancellations this morning.aGeneral newsSportsAir travel disruptionsProfessional footballTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFootballPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 22:46:26 GMTMichigan fighting claims of sexual abuse by teens in prison ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's prison system is the target of a class-action lawsuit alleging that guards and other workers failed to prevent the sexual assault of male teen inmates who were locked up with adults.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderCorrectional systemsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 22:30:18 GMT