FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 03 Mar 2015 00:48:00 -0800Sharks snap 8-game home skid with 4-0 win over Canadiens JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ben Smith scored just hours after being acquired by San Jose in a deadline deal and the Sharks shut out Montreal for the third straight meeting in a 4-0 win over the Canadiens on Monday night.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeySan JoseMontrealCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 03 Mar 2015 05:52:36 GMTExecution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug, Ga. (AP) — Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday because of concerns about the drug to be used in the lethal injection.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 05:38:27 GMTDragic scores 21, Heat beat Suns 115-98 as tensions run high (AP) — Making no effort to downplay how much this win meant to him, Goran Dragic thanked the Miami Heat for his birthday present.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:59:18 GMTBlizzard conditions expected for parts of Upper Midwest (AP) — Residents across the Upper Midwest may soon get the snowfall some have been wanting more of this winter.aGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherStormsMinnesotaMinneapolisMilwaukeeWisconsinFlagstaffBostonArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 03 Mar 2015 07:26:55 GMTForeign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu's (AP) — Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't cause such a fuss.By CONNIE CASSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityLegislatureAfrican-AmericansWorld War IIHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsUnited KingdomUnited StatesIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:14:23 GMTHarrington survives a splash and ends a long drought BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Even in the midst of a drought so long it looked as though Padraig Harrington's best golf was behind him, he never stopped working.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 07:19:33 GMTRangers' rivals counter by stocking up at NHL trade deadline York Rangers general manager Glen Sather struck the first bold move of the weekend by acquiring playmaking defenseman Keith Yandle in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 03 Mar 2015 07:40:23 GMTTimeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records request show how Halstead kept the company informed as he lobbied for the contract internally and accepted travel to events paid for by the company in the following months:By The Associated PresshtGeneral newsLaw enforcement technologyContracts and ordersMunicipal governmentsPoliceTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCorporate newsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agencies, 03 Mar 2015 06:42:38 GMTUS considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition (AP) — The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun.By ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 03 Mar 2015 08:33:59 GMTO'Malley now has 2016 option: a run for president, or Senate (AP) — If Martin O'Malley harbors any doubts about running for president against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he now has a viable alternative.By KEN THOMASwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureCampaignsSchool administrationUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsLocal electionsNational electionsEducationSocial affairsEventsDistrict of ColumbiaMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:32:34 GMTCeleb birthdays for the week of March 8-14 8: Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 71. Musician-actor Micky Dolenz of The Monkees is 70. Bassist Randy Meisner (The Eagles, Poco) is 69. Singer Peggy March is 67. Singer Gary Numan is 57. News anchor Lester Holt is 56. Actor Aidan Quinn is 56. Guitarist Jimmy Dormire of Confederate Railroad is 55. Actress Camryn Mannheim is 54. Singer Shawn Mullins is 47. Actress Andrea Parker ("The Pretender") is 45. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. is 39. Actor James Van Der Beek is 38. Singer Kameelah Williams of 702 is 37. Singer Tom Chaplin of Keane is 36. Guitarist Andy Ross of OK Go is 36. Jessica Collins ("Revolution") is 32. Singer Kristinia DeBarge is 25.By The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentCelebrityEntertainmentMusic, 03 Mar 2015 05:02:16 GMT3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill ANGELES (AP) — The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles' downtrodden Skid Row who had special training to deal with the homeless and mentally ill, police leaders said.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsPoliceMental healthViolent crimeCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHealthLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:16:51 GMTMacau casino revenue plunges by half in February KONG (AP) — Casino revenue in the world gambling capital of Macau plunged by nearly half last month as fewer Chinese high-rollers visited during the busy Lunar New Year holiday, according to a report Tuesday.iBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesHong KongMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 07:02:07 GMTStudents face off against Myanmar police outside Yangon, Myanmar (AP) — Hundreds of police have formed a human chain around student protesters staging a sit-in on a road Tuesday after being blocked from marching to Myanmar's biggest city.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEducation policyEducationPolitical and civil unrestGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial affairsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 06:06:08 GMTToday in History is Tuesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2015. There are 303 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsUnited StatesLos AngelesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:17 GMTFinal jury to be chosen in Boston Marathon bombing trial (AP) — Just one final step remains before a jury is seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).aGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsTrack and fieldBombingsEventsLaw and orderSportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 06:39:16 GMTDNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species, Wash. (AP) — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.By PHUONG LEaGeneral newsScienceAnimalsSalmonEnvironmentSalamanders and newtsEnvironmental scienceCell biologyEnvironmental concernsNative AmericansFishEnvironment and natureAmphibiansEnvironmental conservation and preservationBiologyWildlifeWashingtonBellevueIdahoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 03 Mar 2015 08:03:32 GMTChina's top political advisory body meets for annual session (AP) — The more than 2,000 members of China's top political advisory body have convened their annual meeting to put forward proposals for the national congress.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 07:54:36 GMTQuality of health care focus of NYC jail oversight hearing YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are taking a hard look at the quality of health care inmates receive at the Rikers Island jail complex and whether the city should renew a $126.6 million contract with a private health provider.By JAKE PEARSONaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 06:06:04 GMTMissouri officials to mourn death of Auditor Schweich CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, an outspoken critic of the uncompromising nature of modern politics, was to speak Tuesday at a memorial service for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who fatally shot himself not long after entering a combative campaign for governor.By DAVID A. LIEBaGovernment and politicsFunerals and memorial servicesState legislatureState governmentsCampaignsObituariesGeneral newsLegislatureElectionsState electionsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 06:32:44 GMTNetanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the danger Iran poses to his nation's survival and voice reservations about any nuclear deal President Barack Obama and international negotiators might sign with Israel's archenemy.By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsLegislatureWeapons of mass destructionIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:31:11 GMTNepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem, Nepal (AP) — Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association said Tuesday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsMountainsWaste managementOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 07:22:16 GMTAirlines stop accepting rechargeable battery shipments (AP) — Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFiresAccidents and disastersTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:35:16 GMTWell-liked photo teacher found dead in California classroom, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom was a well-liked 31-year-old photography instructor, authorities said Monday.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationSuicidesEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:35:57 GMTHomeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons (AP) — After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House without restrictions conservatives demanded on President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Even so, it stands a good chance of passage.By DAVID ESPOwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:33:08 GMTFerguson News Guide: No charges expected for policeman (AP) — The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostly white department. But the probe, nearing release, is likely to stop short of charging the officer whose shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old touched off weeks of protests.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimePoliceCrimeRace and ethnicityHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 03 Mar 2015 08:30:06 GMT5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse (AP) — Several misperceptions crop up in the heated debate over Congress' impasse at providing money for the Department of Homeland Security and averting a partial shutdown at week's end.By CHARLES BABINGTONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislature2015 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionImmigration policyPrimary electionsHouse electionsPolitical partiesNational securityConservatismImmigrationFilibustersGeneral electionsEventsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsLegislationPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:27:30 GMTFor marathoners, the road to Boston is caked in snow and ice (AP) — "Bam! Bam! Bam!" That's the sickening thud Becca Pizzi says runners make when they're out training for the Boston Marathon and bite the dust.By WILLIAM J. KOLEaGeneral newsSportsBoston MarathonWinter weatherMarathonsExerciseHealthEventsWeatherTrack and fieldDiet and exerciseLifestyleBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 06:16:48 GMTNew Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back DELHI (AP) — One of the men convicted for raping and killing a woman in a shocking and brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDocumentariesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNew DelhiIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 08:19:19 GMTStudents face off against Myanmar police outside the capital, Myanmar (AP) — Hundreds of police have formed a human chain around student protesters staging a sit-in on a road Tuesday after being blocked from marching to Myanmar's biggest city.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEducationPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 05:32:50 GMT4 people killed, 4 others injured in California car crash, Calif. (AP) — A head-on crash left four people dead and four others seriously injured when a car packed with teens collided with a pickup truck in rural Santa Cruz County.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaWatsonvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:35:44 GMTBody-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions.By RYAN J. FOLEYaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPoliceContracts and ordersMunicipal governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessConsumer products and servicesEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCorporate newsLocal governmentsFort WorthAlbuquerqueTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Mexico, 03 Mar 2015 06:41:03 GMTPrince William focuses on football and film on China trip (AP) — Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film Tuesday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches ahead of a movie premiere.By PAUL TRAYNOR and LOUISE WATTiGeneral newsInternational relationsMoviesMen's soccerProfessional soccerGovernment and politicsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaSportsMen's sportsSoccerUnited KingdomChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 06:39:52 GMTA year on, what's the latest in the hunt for Flight 370? (AP) — Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search crews have taken to air, land and sea in a thus-far fruitless hunt for the plane and the 239 people who disappeared with it.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370OceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersEventsTransportationEnvironment and natureAustraliaMalaysiaIndian OceanAtlantic OceanSoutheast AsiaOceaniaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 06:49:08 GMTIndian envoy in Pakistan after talks broke down last year (AP) — India's foreign secretary arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit Tuesday, marking the first high-level meeting since talks broke down between the two nuclear-armed rivals last year.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPakistanIndiaIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 08:07:12 GMTPalestinians confiscate Israeli goods in boycott campaign, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian activist says a campaign to boycott Israeli goods sold in the West Bank has begun confiscating and destroying the products.iGeneral newsBoycottsPolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 08:29:40 GMTBoehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill (AP) — Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats.By DAVID ESPOwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationNational securityEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 05:06:19 GMTParents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage ANGELES (AP) — The parents of the first three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived, contending they ignored numerous warning signs that he was violent and unstable.aGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:18:32 GMTJapan negotiator: TPP trade deal with US do-able by spring (AP) — A senior Japanese trade negotiator says a deal with the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:08:26 GMTLEADING OFF: What's on deck today at spring training to watch for today at spring training:By The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEvents, 03 Mar 2015 07:04:25 GMTToews scores 2 to help Blackhawks beat Hurricanes 5-2 (AP) — Jonathan Toews had two goals and assisted on Marian Hossa's score as the Chicago Blackhawks rolled to a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.By MATT CARLSONsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:27:19 GMTAirlines move to better track planes a year after Flight 370 YORK (AP) — At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss.By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ and DAVID KOENIGhtBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370TechnologyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsMalaysiaAtlantic OceanSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 07:36:51 GMTFinal week of regular season filled with intriguing matchups tournaments begin this week and there will be some important games for ranked teams in a few of the smaller leagues.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 07:25:34 GMTJack's jumper gives Nets 110-108 win over Curry, Warriors YORK (AP) — There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:28:47 GMTMourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov (AP) — Mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov Tuesday, paying last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia's beleaguered opposition.By LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 08:04:12 GMTFlorida's Rubio close to decision about presidential run BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016.By THOMAS BEAUMONT and PHILIP ELLIOTTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsFloridaBeaumontUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 03 Mar 2015 04:42:40 GMTLA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 05:12:12 GMTDrew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot, Ill. (AP) — The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance returns to court Tuesday on charges of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison.aGeneral newsCrimeMissing personsViolent crimeIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 06:28:48 GMTVenture capitalist to take stand in Silicon Valley lawsuit FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and is set to take the stand Tuesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has sparked debate over the treatment of women in the high-tech and venture capitalist arenas.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:11:35 GMTHaitians' 'Brazilian dream' sours as work hard to find PAULO (AP) — Under a scorching sun, dozens of Haitians shuffled impatiently about the brick-walled courtyard of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The sight of an approaching employer sparked a skirmish, with the men pushing against each other, jostling for attention.ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONiGeneral newsGovernment payLabor economyEconomyImmigration policyWages and salariesImmigrationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelBrazilHaitiSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbean, 03 Mar 2015 05:01:40 GMT