FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:31:22 -0800Exploding air bag may have killed Texas manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e84dbf4c914842ebb6d70be35866f966HOUSTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators are looking into the death of a Texas man who may be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan.By TOM KRISHER and JUAN A. LOZANOaBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAccidents and disastersTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e84dbf4c914842ebb6d70be35866f966Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:43:01 GMTOhio may fight judge's order to return tigers to ownerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99976763ffa84b8fb0545e71d8a2e373TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An animal sanctuary where the state seized six tigers, a lion and four other exotic animals this week had cages and fencing that easily could have allowed some of those animals to escape, the Ohio Department of Agriculture said in a letter sent to the site's owner.By JOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsAnimalsTigersMountain lionsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationToledoOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99976763ffa84b8fb0545e71d8a2e373Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:28:22 GMTWoman in India sues Uber after reporting driver raped herhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6f2c56b8800499f82db355554e4723fSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, has sued the San Francisco-based company in federal U.S. court.By PAUL ELIASaBusinessGeneral newsViolent crimeCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6f2c56b8800499f82db355554e4723fThu, 29 Jan 2015 22:24:49 GMTBoy Scouts settle California suit over abusehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdcd1ee69a8240acb1aea9654a4afe92LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 — a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsVolunteerismLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeCaliforniaOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdcd1ee69a8240acb1aea9654a4afe92Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:31:07 GMTMan faces execution in Texas for 1996 strangling deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15ec66ae17da47fa8bb751ed4576708bHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected last-day appeals from a man scheduled to die for the death of a woman who was strangled and beaten with a hammer before her body was set on fire nearly two decades ago.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderViolent crimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryTexasUnited StatesHuntsvilleTylerNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15ec66ae17da47fa8bb751ed4576708bFri, 30 Jan 2015 00:14:32 GMTBrazilian organizers say IndyCar opener has been canceledhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd7cd054724144b6b00c53b9a810f694SAO PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil's capital was canceled on Thursday.By TALES AZZONIsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBrazilBrasiliaSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd7cd054724144b6b00c53b9a810f694Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:42:00 GMTYouth who stormed Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hackerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4b3fa06938a4fad820a1f5182cc7bf3HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old brandishing a fake weapon threatened a security guard to gain access to the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS and demand airtime Tuesday night before police stormed a TV studio to arrest him.By MIKE CORDER and PETER DEJONGiGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisExtortion and threatsArrestsEventsCrimeLaw and orderTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4b3fa06938a4fad820a1f5182cc7bf3Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:41:49 GMTJamaica preparing to extradite lottery scam suspect to UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1dc1d5d3ca148889961311ba805167fKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican authorities are preparing to extradite a fraud suspect to the U.S. to face charges of allegedly participating in a lottery scam that fleeced thousands of dollars from elderly Americans.iGeneral newsExtraditionLaw and orderJamaicaKingstonCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1dc1d5d3ca148889961311ba805167fThu, 29 Jan 2015 22:57:09 GMTSerena aims for 19th major in Aussie final vs Sharapovahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5cb20fe8f4b464ab8bea5fe5d9439faMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMelbourneAustraliaUnited StatesOceaniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5cb20fe8f4b464ab8bea5fe5d9439faThu, 29 Jan 2015 22:53:43 GMTVisa 1Q profit rises 11 percent, sets 4-for-1 stock splithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8545e5105a84ac287addb8337f6e170NEW YORK (AP) — Visa's quarterly profit rose 11 percent as consumer spending grew on the credit and debit card processor's massive payment network.By KEN SWEETfBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsFinancial performanceStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8545e5105a84ac287addb8337f6e170Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:13:33 GMTAmazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a79965de7423495389f8c9fa4a9296b0NEW YORK (AP) — It was a Prime quarter for Amazon.BY MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessPersonal financeTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCorporate stockhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a79965de7423495389f8c9fa4a9296b0Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:18:57 GMTJury deliberations to resume Friday in Toyota Camry casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e97665cfa0014e0798fa3c59787db057MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury deliberations will resume Friday in a case alleging a 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e97665cfa0014e0798fa3c59787db057Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:03:35 GMTLand commissioner halts huge renewable energy projecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd0064f8aa0f4ad2b8a9442c9536cda6ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has put the brakes on a $2 billion transmission project that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaBusinessGeneral newsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryUnited StatesNew MexicoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd0064f8aa0f4ad2b8a9442c9536cda6Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:42:23 GMTDelta flight lands in Vegas with pilot locked out of cockpithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb9551be266340469e4b049773de066bLAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis made an emergency landing in Las Vegas on Thursday with the co-pilot at the controls after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb9551be266340469e4b049773de066bThu, 29 Jan 2015 22:18:16 GMTEx-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9803c58dbb2344a8a7673a3b005572e0FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a shell casing and security-camera video from his own home connect him to the crime.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeCollege footballNFL Super BowlProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderSports transactionsSports businessCollege sportsEventsFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9803c58dbb2344a8a7673a3b005572e0Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:57:38 GMTGronkowski and Chancellor make for must-see matchuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6f51f6f1a7d4513875722a6459af50dPHOENIX (AP) — On some point Sunday it will happen. At least everyone hopes it happens.By TIM BOOTHsSportsProfessional footballNFL Super BowlFootballEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6f51f6f1a7d4513875722a6459af50dThu, 29 Jan 2015 23:53:17 GMTInvestors crave Shake Shack: IPO prices above expected rangehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a390d15af8f14a9597a9bb04a4b87891NEW YORK (AP) — Investors apparently have a craving for a better burger.fBusinessFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a390d15af8f14a9597a9bb04a4b87891Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:20:04 GMTNo. 4 Blue Devils dismiss junior Rasheed Sulaimon from teamhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3faf277cea8400c9a5b3634a0e05ad0DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke dismissed junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon from the team on Thursday.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsDurhamNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3faf277cea8400c9a5b3634a0e05ad0Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:40:30 GMTSimultaneous attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 26http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4f58a4b4f9e45ada775e58f5802a5d1EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least 26 security officers.By ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastGaza StripNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4f58a4b4f9e45ada775e58f5802a5d1Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:25:34 GMTSome doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine viewshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf70e3f06f914262929d30fa104fd783LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.By ALICIA CHANGaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksImmunizationsParentingPublic healthChild and teen healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsRelationshipsLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf70e3f06f914262929d30fa104fd783Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:23:32 GMTNFL: ref inspected footballs properly in AFC title gamehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7ee03657de24958b3a8abe8cb412bcePHOENIX (AP) — NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly.By BARRY WILNERsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7ee03657de24958b3a8abe8cb412bceThu, 29 Jan 2015 23:15:56 GMTConvicted drug dealer charged with murder of movie executivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d259bd915354438842e291c2c606cfcLOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDrug-related crimeViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d259bd915354438842e291c2c606cfcFri, 30 Jan 2015 00:12:22 GMTVenezuelan general appears in NY after 11 months on the runhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af56383457ad402b9ff9624c28ce2538NEW YORK (AP) — A dissident Venezuelan general who has been in hiding for nearly a year emerged Thursday for a public appearance in New York.By CLAUDIA TORRENSaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestVenezuelaNew YorkSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af56383457ad402b9ff9624c28ce2538Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:07:56 GMTSenate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipelinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea304d2cb12247e583b4fd47a2ab0f1bWASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.By DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnergy industryHiring and recruitmentLegislatureLegislationEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPersonnelIndustrial products and servicesEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea304d2cb12247e583b4fd47a2ab0f1bFri, 30 Jan 2015 00:10:02 GMTIdina Menzel ready for spotlight at Super Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8444f6a0ba844bda720f33713916654PHOENIX (AP) — Broadway star Idina Menzel says Whitney Houston's rendition of the national anthem is her favorite version, but she's looking to make the song her own this Sunday.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentProfessional footballFootballSportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8444f6a0ba844bda720f33713916654Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:47:06 GMTKim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl adshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d69af0c98ee427abaaa32b3eed1c027NEW YORK (AP) — Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception.By MAE ANDERSONaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityNFL Super BowlInformation technologyIndustriesMedia and entertainment industryTelecommunicationsMoviesEventsNFL footballProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d69af0c98ee427abaaa32b3eed1c027Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:30:28 GMTWoods stumbles with chipping in return to golfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/433ef6195adb4914a58b8215094f3711SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The focus on Tiger Woods at the Phoenix Open shifted Thursday from a chipped tooth to his chipping.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/433ef6195adb4914a58b8215094f3711Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:16:59 GMTSlain Massachusetts teacher had 16 stab wounds to neckhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b160e27fa123450fa43d2062139278a6BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper wiped his eyes while testifying about 16 stab wounds to the neck of a slain math teacher that were allegedly inflicted by a student.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b160e27fa123450fa43d2062139278a6Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:28:48 GMTIndia woman sues Uber after reporting driver raped herhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d701c57d1fed46c3a401c5ce41023fc0SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S. court of failing to properly investigate the alleged assailant's background.By PAUL ELIASaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCorporate newsLaw and orderIndiaSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d701c57d1fed46c3a401c5ce41023fc0Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:10:58 GMTOhio agency fights judge's order to return tigers to ownerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b724e26a6b7445e78ae6ba84ad819bf1TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials who seized six tigers and five other exotic animals from a sanctuary near Toledo say returning them as ordered by a judge would threaten the animals' health and the safety of people nearby.By JOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsAnimalsTigersMammalsLegal proceedingsMountain lionsLaw and orderWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationToledoOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b724e26a6b7445e78ae6ba84ad819bf1Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:59:51 GMTJang goes from qualifier to leader at LPGA season openerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62a8365453384872972241950a59e9a2OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Ha Na Jang went from qualifier to leader in just a few days at the LPGA season opener.By MARK LONGsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsEventsOcalaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62a8365453384872972241950a59e9a2Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:13:08 GMTConnecticut man wrongly jailed for 21 years gets $6M awardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1dde4be93684407917cf4f9fe0c6734HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 21 years for the rape and killing of a mother of four was awarded $6 million Thursday from the state of Connecticut.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1dde4be93684407917cf4f9fe0c6734Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:16:51 GMTRod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a683d3be885b4b3ca1273d455a800e33NEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesMovieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a683d3be885b4b3ca1273d455a800e33Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:44:44 GMTLawyers snipe as jury selection resumes in Tsarnaev trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/763ee9cf84f14c889170b328314b871eBOSTON (AP) — As jury selection resumed Thursday in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a prosecutor accused one of Tsarnaev's lawyers of trying to "encourage" a hung jury.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/763ee9cf84f14c889170b328314b871eFri, 30 Jan 2015 00:07:04 GMTBrowns receiver Josh Gordon says he was caught drinkinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3d3fcc7dfcc4f83a4fbdfbd00a56915CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns receiver Josh Gordon said on Thursday that his latest trouble with the NFL results from having a few drinks with teammates.By The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsCoachingSports businessProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3d3fcc7dfcc4f83a4fbdfbd00a56915Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:37:35 GMTAP Explains: Super Bowl stadium full of unique featureshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9192527737de4b149ef2bf5870539dffGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With its retractable roof and moveable field, University of Phoenix Stadium is unlike any stadium anywhere.By JOHN MARSHALLaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionProfessional footballNFL Super BowlArchitectureSports businessFootballEventsArts and entertainmentArizonaPhoenixNorth AmericaUnited Stateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9192527737de4b149ef2bf5870539dffThu, 29 Jan 2015 23:17:30 GMTProtesters set up sleep pods for homeless at Tucson parkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e294699c83ac4481b8a1f554c5054099TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A White House Cabinet member visited Tucson on Thursday for an event to tally the homeless as the city deals with a legal battle over an encampment in the middle of downtown.By ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLegal proceedingsPolitical activismCabinetsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e294699c83ac4481b8a1f554c5054099Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:02:55 GMTTourism booming at Kentucky bourbon distillerieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5d7b3843a67433380654abaf9a82717LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tourism is booming along with production at Kentucky's bourbon distilleries.By BRUCE SCHREINERtTravelLifestyleLeisure travelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessKentuckyLouisvilleNapaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5d7b3843a67433380654abaf9a82717Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:22:23 GMTTulsa's Woody Guthrie Center announces Beatles exhibithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c343e931190a401a94a5019c45cd26bcTULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Woody Guthrie Center is opening a new traveling exhibit next week focusing on the Beatles' arrival in America in 1964.tTravelLifestyleCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGuthrieTulsaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c343e931190a401a94a5019c45cd26bcThu, 29 Jan 2015 23:40:25 GMTBalloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6eccca00e28440a81b729f3f989c623ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, traveling farther than the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon. But according to the rules of international aviation, they didn't set a new record quite yet.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherRecord setting eventsCanadaJapanAlbuquerqueUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaNew Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6eccca00e28440a81b729f3f989c623Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:45:08 GMTMarijuana arrests: A look at their rise and fall in NYChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d9133667f8a4f36ae507176f995e406NEW YORK (AP) — Low-level marijuana arrests came under scrutiny in New York City after rocketing up during the last 20 years. But they've declined markedly amid public pressure and policing changes in the last few years. A look at the annual numbers:aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d9133667f8a4f36ae507176f995e406Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:30:53 GMT'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f36f599402894370b4a08964a64cab65WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.By SETH BORENSTEIN and JACK GILLUMhtBusinessScienceData privacyTechnology issuesTechnologyFinancial servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f36f599402894370b4a08964a64cab65Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:20:13 GMTAmy Poehler feted by Harvard's Hasty Puddinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b94685bbb6d34c979f110173fe6fda68CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Amy Poehler turned the tables on her roasters, poking fun at Harvard and its famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe during its annual Woman of the Year award and roast Thursday.By PHILIP MARCELOaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b94685bbb6d34c979f110173fe6fda68Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:43:30 GMTGas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7b6a62e5b664012975d52510ea00b81MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.By ALBERTO ARCE and PETER ORSIiGeneral newsExplosionsHealthAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7b6a62e5b664012975d52510ea00b81Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:14:51 GMTFeds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecrafthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af820dbf20cd414fab2375b80150ef3eWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsFugitivesCrimeLaw and orderFloridaUnited StatesWest Palm BeachNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af820dbf20cd414fab2375b80150ef3eThu, 29 Jan 2015 22:38:43 GMTYellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone linehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b64f2d1e520a450f846265b5a8b740d7BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, government records show oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S.By MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersLegislatureEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnergy and the environmentIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsMontanaBillingsUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri Riverhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b64f2d1e520a450f846265b5a8b740d7Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:41:42 GMTTexas GOP chief leaves role, joins Rand Paul political teamhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9de3b74565d4466a69f8820b8f887c8WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday picked up the backing of the Republican Party of Texas' chairman, who is stepping down from his role to take a position as a national senior adviser to the Kentucky Republican's presidential campaign-in-waitingBy PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsTexasSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9de3b74565d4466a69f8820b8f887c8Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:02:06 GMTNASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteranhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd7e12d32905493e95e2ce78188bba40HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Each year around this time, NASA honors fallen astronauts, including the 17 men and women killed in three separate wintertime accidents in the sky and on the earth.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsSpace Shuttle Columbia disasterSpace explorationSpace Shuttle Challenger disasterEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessColumbiaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd7e12d32905493e95e2ce78188bba40Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:38:38 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared Thursdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f30319a91f3f4b4d8050d492208e36deU.S. financial markets closed sharply higher Thursday as investors welcomed encouraging news on corporate earnings and the job market.By The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f30319a91f3f4b4d8050d492208e36deThu, 29 Jan 2015 22:40:37 GMTPoll shows giant gap between what public, scientists thinkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fa637dd90b34e2eb0c72e109b9ee87dWASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.By SETH BORENSTEINwGeneral newsScienceFood sciencePublic opinionClimateEnergy and the environmentFood and drinkEnvironmental concernsAgricultural scienceSocial affairsAtmospheric scienceEarth scienceEnvironment and natureEnvironmentLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fa637dd90b34e2eb0c72e109b9ee87dThu, 29 Jan 2015 23:30:04 GMT