FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Mar 2015 11:15:11 -0800Andy Sullivan wins Joburg Open for 2nd title this year (AP) — Andy Sullivan won his second European Tour title in South Africa in just over a month after closing with a 6-under 66 for a 17-under total and a two-shot victory at the Joburg Open on Sunday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfSouth AfricaJohannesburgSouthern AfricaAfrica, 01 Mar 2015 16:16:31 GMTActivists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians (AP) — The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said.By RYAN LUCASiGeneral newsHostage situationsIslamHuman rights and civil libertiesChristianityPolitical activismReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 18:15:34 GMTCoroner: Man in wife's Christmas Eve ax slaying killed self, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife with an ax on Christmas Eve was pronounced dead after a suicide attempt left him brain-dead, authorities said.aGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeViolent crimeLancasterPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 18:58:55 GMTThousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov (AP) — Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," tens of thousands of people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.By LAURA MILLS and LYNN BERRYiGeneral newsViolent crimeGovernment and politicsCrimeNational governmentsRussiaMoscowCrimeaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 17:38:21 GMTSpacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.By MARCIA DUNNaGeneral newsScienceSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 18:31:53 GMTRival Yemeni camps entrench as Iran flights arrive, Yemen (AP) — An Iranian airplane delivered supplies to Yemen's Shiite rebel-held capital on Sunday, while the president gained support from influential tribal and provincial leaders in signs that the rival camps seeking to rule the rapidly unravelling country are entrenching their positions.By BRIAN ROHAN and AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsInternational agreementsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIslamReligionSocial affairsYemenTehranIranSanaaMiddle EastSaudi Arabia, 01 Mar 2015 17:47:31 GMTWisconsin's Walker: Sure, Obama loves his country (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker still hasn't spoken with President Barack Obama about the president's love for America, but the possible contender for the Republican nomination now has an opinion on the subject.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 17:26:49 GMTBrrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast, N.Y. (AP) — February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast — the coldest month ever for four cities in New York and the snowiest ever for Boston.aGeneral newsBuffaloNew YorkSyracuseBinghamtonIthacaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 18:09:32 GMTPopular Peru ex-minister charged in killing of journalist, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian prosecutor has formally accused a popular former interior minister of murdering a journalist who covered the country's brutal internal conflict.iGeneral newsJournalistsViolent crimeCrimeNews mediaMediaPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Mar 2015 18:25:14 GMTCoalition balks at signing peace accord for northern Mali, Algeria (AP) — A coalition of armed opposition groups says it's not ready to sign a peace accord for restive northern Mali.By AOMAR OUALIiGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyArmed forcesMilitary and defenseAlgeriaMaliAlgiersNorth AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 01 Mar 2015 18:03:28 GMTSamsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone YORK (AP) — Samsung is departing from its signature plastic design and producing its next flagship phone with a metal frame and a glass back. The new Galaxy S6 phone looks stylish, not cheap.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyMobile phonesWireless technologyConsumer electronicsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesMaterials industrySpainWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 17:50:09 GMTGaza fears isolation as Egypt calls Hamas 'terrorist' group CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza residents said Sunday they fear growing isolation and more hardships after an Egyptian court declared the territory's ruling Hamas a terrorist organization. Some blamed the Islamic militant Hamas while others said Egypt is being unreasonable.By FARES AKRAMiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestEgyptIsraelMiddle EastGaza StripNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territories, 01 Mar 2015 17:44:06 GMTBrrr: February brought record cold, snow to Northeast, N.Y. (AP) — February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast — the coldest month ever for three upstate New York cities and the snowiest month ever for Boston.aGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherIthacaSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 17:27:57 GMTNewspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her (AP) — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.aGeneral newsHealthNewspapersDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesNews mediaMediaTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 16:29:36 GMTSale will secure future for shelter for asylum-seekers, N.Y. (AP) — The list goes up on the lobby bulletin board of Vive La Casa and the refugees who've come from their rooms tentatively approach and scan for their names. The lucky ones will take a taxi to Canada the next day for a crucial step toward a dreamed-of new life there.By CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsPolitical refugeesImmigrationHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCanadaBuffaloUnited StatesAfghanistanNorth AmericaNew YorkCentral AsiaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 17:08:56 GMTSamsung ditches plastic design, HTC One improves camera YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyMobile phonesWireless technologyConsumer electronicsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsSpainUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 18:39:26 GMT15 years on, museum where slaves landed taking form, S.C. (AP) — A tranquil spot on the Cooper River in Charleston is a place of memory, much like New York's Ellis Island or Angel Island in San Francisco.By BRUCE SMITHaGeneral newsMuseumsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityHuman rights and civil libertiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSocial issuesSocial affairsCharlestonUnited StatesSouth CarolinaNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 16:55:24 GMT15 artworks stolen from Chinese museum south of Paris (AP) — French cultural officials say 15 pieces of art have been stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the King of Siam given to France's emperor in the mid-19th century.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTheftCrimeFranceChinaParisThailandWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 01 Mar 2015 17:07:35 GMTRussia detains Ukrainian parliament member over Odessa fire (AP) — Moscow police have detained a member of Ukraine's parliament as he was taking part in a march mourning a slain Russian opposition figure. Ukraine's parliament has protested the detention.iGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsOdessaMoscowRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 18:53:55 GMTHouse Speaker John Boehner: I like my job 'most days' (AP) — We all have bad days at work.wGovernment and politics, 01 Mar 2015 18:58:46 GMTCoroner: Man killed in at Ohio machine shop was crushed, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio coroner says the 60-year-old man killed in a machine shop accident in Akron died of a crushing injury to his torso.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 16:51:56 GMTWisconsin's Walker admits flip on immigration (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker once envisioned a world where the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally could embark on a path to citizenship.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsImmigrationPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 18:29:31 GMTPalestinian city plan to move forward after water deal, West Bank (AP) — The builder of the first planned Palestinian city in the West Bank says Israel has agreed to connect Rawabi to its water grid, ending months of costly delays.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 17:14:29 GMTWill Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million YORK (AP) — Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.By JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 18:08:19 GMTElegant Vazquez replaces folksy Mujica as Uruguay president, Uruguay (AP) — One leftist leader replaced another in Uruguay on Sunday, a change seemingly marked more by style than differences in policy as the elegant Tabare Vazquez took over from the famously casual Jose Mujica, who formally left office in rubber-soled brown shoes.By LEONARDO HABERKORNiGeneral newsFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleUruguaySouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Mar 2015 19:00:49 GMTDisabled punk rockers to compete in Eurovision Song Contest (AP) — Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will compete for Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest semifinal after winning the Nordic country's national qualifying contest.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentEurovision Song ContestEventsFinlandWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 17:09:17 GMTCongress' dysfunction not limited to Homeland Security fight (AP) — Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureSmall business financingChild and teen healthGovernment-funded health insuranceNational securityIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsInternational tradeEconomySmall businessHealthGovernment programsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 16:49:01 GMTChicago's 1st black major league baseball player Minoso dies (AP) — Minnie Minoso, who hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat when he became major league baseball's first black player in Chicago in 1951, has died, the Cook County medical examiner said Sunday.By JAY COHENaGeneral newsSportsBaseballAfrican-AmericansProfessional baseballObituariesMen's sportsChicagoCubaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Mar 2015 16:31:13 GMTUN says violence in Iraq kills at least 1,100 in February (AP) — The U.N. mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar casualtiesReligious strifeMilitant groupsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 16:26:51 GMTUpscale NY suburb embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes, N.Y. (AP) — This well-heeled hamlet north of New York City is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes?By JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsDogsCoyotesAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 17:18:20 GMTWilliams, Ferrari end F1 winter tests on a high, Spain (AP) — Williams and Ferrari are poised to make a good start to the Formula One season after both finished winter testing with another strong showing on Sunday.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 18:29:49 GMTKerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 17:30:03 GMTObama invoking civil rights struggles past and present (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil liberties2016 United States Presidential ElectionAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityUnited States Presidential ElectionPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriVotingSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsEventsUnited StatesSelmaNorth AmericaAlabama, 01 Mar 2015 18:12:34 GMTNo clear signs of deal to fund Homeland Security Department (AP) — The next deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown is days away, with no clear sign a deal is close at hand.By KIMBERLY HEFLINGwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyPolitical partiesNational securityImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 19:00:40 GMTGarnett buys 1,000 tickets for fans for next T-wolves game (AP) — Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets to Minnesota's next game in appreciation of Timberwolves fans for their welcome of his return to the team.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketball, 01 Mar 2015 16:17:20 GMTWilliams & Ferrari end F1 winter tests on high, Spain (AP) — Williams and Ferrari are poised to make a good start to the Formula One season after both finished winter testing with another strong showing on Sunday.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 17:42:20 GMTNew plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.By KRISTEN GELINEAUhtBusinessGeneral newsScienceTechnologyDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370EventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAustraliaMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaOceaniaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 17:33:06 GMTItaly resumes Navy exercise amid new tensions over Libya (AP) — The Italian Navy is resuming exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, including near the coast of Libya, amid concerns about rapidly deteriorating security in the North African nation.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsItalyLibyaEuropeWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Mar 2015 17:45:15 GMTUS officials called 'terrorists' mock Venezuela travel ban, Venezuela (AP) — Conservative U.S. politicians banned from traveling to Venezuela by socialist President Nicolas Maduro are taking the restriction as a badge of honor.iGeneral newsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsVenezuelaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 19:04:19 GMTYoung girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal.By KIMBERLEE KRUESIaGeneral newsHealthRecreational drug laws and regulationsMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentGovernment and politicsDiseases and conditionsLegislationLegislatureNeurological disordersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsIdahoBoiseUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 18:38:03 GMTAP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked (AP) — As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate.By GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareTerrorismDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 17:16:35 GMTGermany trusts Greece to fulfill bailout terms (AP) — Germany's finance minister said Sunday that he trusts Greece's current government to fulfill the conditions for the bailout deal, but also made clear the country would not receive any further money if it didn't.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGermanyGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 16:46:15 GMTSierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.Associated PressiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSierra LeoneAfricaWest AfricaFreetownLiberia, 01 Mar 2015 17:54:26 GMTSpacewalking astronauts finish extensive, trick cable job CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.By MARCIA DUNNaGeneral newsScienceSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 17:58:35 GMTSyria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Syria is sending a mission to the contested city of Aleppo to determine the situation on the ground and help ensure that humanitarian aid can reach civilians in need if a local truce is reached, the U.N. said Sunday.iGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestGovernment and politicsHumanitarian assistanceInternational relationsSyriaMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 17:27:36 GMTMajor league baseball's 1st black Latino star Minoso dies (AP) — Minnie Minoso, the seemingly ageless Cuban slugger who broke into the majors just two years after Jackie Robinson and turned into the game's first black Latino star, has died, a medical examiner in Illinois said Sunday.By JAY COHENaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsBaseballHispanicsAfrican-AmericansProfessional baseballObituariesSports businessMen's sportsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentChicagoCubaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Mar 2015 16:50:00 GMTUpping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter, Texas (AP) — Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with $68,000 in cash, electronics and jewelry before they were eventually caught.By EVA RUTH MORAVECaGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsLegislationState legislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLegislatureState governmentsTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 17:59:05 GMTEgypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsNational courtsNational electionsGovernment and politicsElectionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Mar 2015 18:04:48 GMTParty of Lesotho's prime minister ahead in election results (AP) — The party of Lesotho's prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension among political factions.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVotingParliamentary electionsPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical organizationsSouth AfricaLesothoSouthern AfricaAfrica, 01 Mar 2015 17:36:57 GMTQ&A on Samsung's new mobile pay: Here's what's we know YORK (AP) — Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones — at least the ones it makes.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 18:15:05 GMT