FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jan 2015 02:26:44 -0800Stone-faced Holyfield has starring role in road rage PSA (AP) — Flashing the same stone-faced glare that once was so familiar in the boxing ring, Evander Holyfield appeared headed toward another fight.By CHARLES ODUMeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentBoxingAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 08:55:54 GMTUN seeking $3.1 billion to help children at risk (AP) — The United Nations is appealing for $3.1 billion to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide, including those living in Ukraine, Syria and other conflict zones and in areas affected by the Ebola epidemic.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth, 29 Jan 2015 09:40:44 GMTRoyal Dutch Shell reports 57 percent drop in net income (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe's largest oil company by market value, said Thursday that fourth quarter net income fell 57 percent to $773 million and that it would cap spending this year in response to falling oil prices.By DANICA KIRKAfBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 08:42:17 GMTPolice barracks ambush suspect due to enter plea, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another in a barracks ambush is expected to enter a plea of not guilty.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 07:30:20 GMTN. Korea demanded $10 billion for summit: ex-Seoul leader, South Korea (AP) — Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 2011 death but the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded $10 billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer, a former South Korean president says in a memoir to be published next week.By HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsSummitsNuclear weaponsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 09:30:13 GMTLleyton Hewitt says next Australian Open likely his last, Australia (AP) — Lleyton Hewitt plans to have one more shot at his home Grand Slam, the Australian Open, next year before likely retiring and taking over as the country's Davis Cup captaincy.By JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsDavis CupAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 29 Jan 2015 09:50:35 GMTIsrael-Lebanon border calm day after escalation YASHUV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli-Lebanese border is calm but Israel remains on alert a day after the deadliest escalation since the two sides' 2006 war.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestIsraelLebanonMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 08:05:21 GMTRussia suspends role in Europe's human rights watchdog, France (AP) — The head of Russia's delegation to Europe's human rights watchdog says the country will suspend its involvement after losing its right to vote.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesVotingSocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsGovernment and politicsRussiaFranceUkraineEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 29 Jan 2015 09:31:48 GMTMilitary judge weighs restrictions on Gitmo female guards MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge is hearing arguments on whether to make permanent a temporary order limiting the use of female guards to move prisoners around the Guantanamo Bay prison.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary legal affairsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jan 2015 08:26:43 GMTAttorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation (AP) — Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch faces more grilling Thursday as she moves closer to an expected confirmation, following a daylong hearing in which she testified to her independence from President Barack Obama and willingness to work with the Republican-led Congress.By ERIC TUCKER and ERICA WERNERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislatureCrimeImmigrationCabinetsLegislature hearingsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 29 Jan 2015 08:36:07 GMTWhat to watch at Aussie Open Friday: No 1 vs defending champ, Australia (AP) — For the third consecutive year, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka will play each other at the Australian Open. Based on the previous two outcomes, expect it to last for a while.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 29 Jan 2015 07:51:11 GMTSri Lanka says to return private lands in civil war areas, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's new government plans to give back military-held private land in the country's war-ravaged north and release detainees, a minister said, in apparent moves at post-civil war reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils.By KRISHAN FRANCISiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsCivil warsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 07:46:16 GMTBalloon crew draws closer to North America, N.M. (AP) — The pilots of a helium-filled balloon on a daring flight across the Pacific Ocean drew closer to North America as they attempt to break two world records.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsNorth AmericaAlbuquerqueUnited StatesPacific OceanNew Mexico, 29 Jan 2015 08:43:36 GMTFugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal court PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday after two years on the run.aGeneral newsFugitivesArrestsLaw and orderCrimeFloridaWest Palm BeachCentral AmericaUnited StatesNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jan 2015 09:38:12 GMTQuotations in the News"If confirmed as attorney general, I would be myself. I would be Loretta Lynch." — Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, facing skeptical questioning during her Senate confirmation hearing.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 08:02:20 GMTColumn: Think you know the Super Bowl? Take the quiz (AP) — By now, even the most casual fan has learned that Marshawn Lynch is interesting only because he refuses to say anything.By TIM DAHLBERGsSportsMen's sportsProfessional footballNFL Super BowlGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleFootballEventsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 08:40:51 GMTRome Jewish leader triggers police intervention at Auschwitz, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities say the head of Rome's Jewish community and four others were questioned by police after triggering an alarm at the visitor's center at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.iGeneral newsPolandItalyRomeEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 29 Jan 2015 09:59:24 GMT'Thornbirds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77 (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsObituariesBooks and literatureEntertainmentAustraliaNorfolk IslandSydneyOceania, 29 Jan 2015 09:37:21 GMTWistful, humorous Romney looks back as he ponders '16, Miss. (AP) — Mitt Romney sounds like a presidential candidate. Except when he doesn't.By BILL BARROWaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesStarkvilleMississippiNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 08:38:48 GMTNokia turns to fourth quarter profit buoyed by strong growth (AP) — After selling its ailing handset unit, Nokia has turned a fourth-quarter net profit of 443 million euros ($502 million) with sales increasing nearly 10 percent, partly buoyed by strong growth in North America.By MATTI HUUHTANENhtBusinessTechnologyPatentsFinancial performanceCorporate newsIntellectual propertyHelsinkiFinlandNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 08:27:58 GMTUS sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app (AP) — Not only does a feature of a popular Google Inc. mobile app put police officers' lives in danger, it also interferes with law enforcement's ability to carry out its speeding ticket mission, a leading group of sheriffs said Wednesday.By EILEEN SULLIVANhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement technologyTechnologyMobile mediaLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceMobile communication technologyCommunication technologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMedia, 29 Jan 2015 08:34:10 GMTIndonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators say the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in controls when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.iBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndonesiaJavaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 09:56:24 GMTLG Electronics in red in 4Q on plasma TV business closure, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it has lost money in the fourth quarter as costs from the closure of its plasma TV operations offset a recovery in its mobile phone business.By YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesMobile phonesConsumer electronicsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 08:18:04 GMTRights group blasts Iraqi, Syrian governments over extremism (AP) — Human Rights Watch says the rise of the Islamic State group is among the world's top challenges and blames "sectarian and abusive" policies of the Iraqi and Syrian governments for fueling extremism.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment policyGovernment and politicsRadicalismSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaIraqMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 09:31:39 GMTMyanmar tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded, Myanmar (AP) — An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black and white falconet with a surprised, panda-like expression.By AYE AYE WINiGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleAnimalsBirdsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 08:03:27 GMTGorbachev warns of military conflict between Russia, West (AP) — Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the confrontation between Russia and the West could spill into all-out war.iGeneral newsCold WarEventsGovernment and politicsRussiaSoviet UnionUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 09:55:58 GMTJapan says it trusts Jordan to help Islamic State hostage (AP) — Japan said it was putting its trust in Jordan to help gain the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants, after the latest message purportedly from his captors extended until sundown Thursday in the Middle East the deadline for the Jordanians to release an Iraqi prisoner.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsJordanAmmanJapanSyriaIraqMiddle EastTokyoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 09:38:26 GMTLaser co-creator Charles Townes, a Nobel laureate, dies, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.By LISA LEFFhtGeneral newsScienceTechnologyWeapons technologyObituariesBerkeleyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 08:56:31 GMTBus crashes into fuel truck in Afghanistan, 23 killed, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 23 people died and 31 were injured when a bus crashed into a fuel truck on a narrow road in southern Zabul province.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 10:07:46 GMTVolatile markets push up earnings at Deutsche Bank, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank rebounded to make a surprise fourth-quarter profit of 441 million euros ($498 million) as it saw lower charges for settling accusations of wrongdoing.By DAVID McHUGHfBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 07:57:35 GMTWilliams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open final, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams came up with a big service winner to close out the tiebreaker, and bounced around behind the baseline like she'd won a title.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 29 Jan 2015 08:58:47 GMTPolice question child who backed Charlie Hebdo attackers (AP) — An 8-year-old boy from the south of France who claimed to support the men who attacked the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was detained and questioned by police for defending terrorism.iGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisTerrorismEventsWar and unrestTerrorist attacksFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 08:24:33 GMTDeutsche Bank posts surprise profit as litigation costs ease, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank rebounded to make a surprise fourth-quarter profit of 441 million euros ($498 million) as it saw lower charges for settling accusations of wrongdoing.By DAVID McHUGHfBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFinancial performanceCorporate newsFinancial servicesIndustriesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 08:05:35 GMTSpieth ready for big show _ Phoenix and Tiger, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods faced dozens of reporters and cameras, a big gathering in a crowded section outside the clubhouse at the TPC Scottsdale. Just then, Jordan Spieth walked on a path above the staging area and smiled when he saw the scene.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfRyder CupEventsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 08:42:18 GMTMost of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.By AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsScienceCoralsCoral reefsOceansAnimalsEnvironment and natureHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 08:16:39 GMTLatest Taliban attacks across Afghanistan kill 17, Afghanistan (AP) — A spate of Taliban attacks across Afghanistan overnight and on Thursday morning killed at least 17 people, officials said, the latest violence that comes as insurgents increasingly target local police and Afghan forces after most foreign combat troops withdrew at the end of last month.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 08:01:18 GMTCarroll, Belichick both have sons on Super Bowl staffs (AP) — Nate Carroll almost passed on the chance to own a Super Bowl ring.By TIM BOOTHsSportsNFL Super BowlCoachingCollege footballProfessional footballFootballEventsCollege sports, 29 Jan 2015 08:17:39 GMTMcIlroy a shot behind clubhouse leaders at Dubai Classic, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy bogeyed the final hole to miss out on a share of the clubhouse lead during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 10:02:24 GMTGerman unemployment up to 7 pct in Jan amid seasonal factors (AP) — German unemployment rose to 7 percent in January, but the increase was due largely to seasonal factors and the Federal Labor Agency says the job market remains strong.fBusinessEconomyLabor economyGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 09:37:02 GMTHoodie and scowl hide the Belichick impact (AP) — He's been called the Evil Genius, and he's been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs.By BARRY WILNERsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootball, 29 Jan 2015 08:50:15 GMTEven with low prices, US oil industry pushing for exports (AP) — Never mind dropping oil prices. U.S. producers are pushing harder than ever for the right to sell U.S. crude oil overseas.By HENRY C. JACKSONwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryInternational tradePricesLegislatureLegislationIndustriesEconomyUnited StatesJacksonNorth AmericaWyoming, 29 Jan 2015 08:37:49 GMTMother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.By SADIE GURMAN and P. SOLOMON BANDAaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimePoliceCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 09:05:23 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Sharapova doesn't dream tennis, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova has played at the Australian Open for 12 years, but she apparently still has some trouble with a strong Aussie accent.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisMusicCelebrityEventsWomen's sportsMen's sportsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 29 Jan 2015 08:55:50 GMTGlobal stocks hit by oil plunge, Fed mention of rate hike (AP) — Global shares fell Thursday after oil prices plunged and the Federal Reserve issued a reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year. The release of weaker-than-expected retail sales figures in Japan was another reason for gloom.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsFinancial servicesRetail and wholesale sector performanceConsumer products and servicesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 08:49:39 GMTJapan studying latest message in Mideast hostage crisis (AP) — Japan was studying the latest message purportedly from the Islamic State group, which extends the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi prisoner, while officials worked feverishly Thursday to try to free a Japanese journalist held by the militants.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAmmanJordanJapanSyriaIraqMiddle EastTokyoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 08:34:34 GMTYellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line, Mont. (AP) — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.By MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnergy and the environmentLegislatureIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersMontanaBillingsUnited StatesMissouri RiverNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 08:33:33 GMTIrving dazzles, scores 55 as Cavs win 8th straight game (AP) — Kyrie Irving clapped his hands as he walked to the middle of the locker room unaware of the surprise his teammates had in store for him.By TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 08:23:41 GMTPanel recommending changes to military health care, benefits (AP) — U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment pensions and social securityMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment business and financeBusiness, 29 Jan 2015 08:36:46 GMTNews Guide: A look at the Islamic State hostage crisis new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands. Here's a look at the latest twists and turns in this crisis.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHostage situationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsJordanJapanMiddle EastEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 09:08:47 GMTUtah family's deaths followed mom's obsession with murderer LAKE CITY (AP) — Thirty years ago, Dan Lafferty and his brother grew their hair long, called themselves prophets and claimed God told them to kill their sister-in-law and her baby after she resisted her husband's entry into a radical polygamous group.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeSuicidesCrimeUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 08:38:01 GMT