FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Mar 2015 16:27:10 -0800Ebola survivor leaves US after recovery to return to Africa, N.C. (AP) — An American missionary who survived the Ebola virus is returning to the West African country where she was infected last year.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsCharlotteLiberiaAfricaNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest Africa, 03 Mar 2015 00:21:09 GMTRallies held against states' push to control US lands LAKE CITY (AP) — Several hundred people gathered Monday at rallies in Utah and Nevada to demonstrate their opposition to efforts by some Western states to seize control of federal lands.By BRADY McCOMBS and RILEY SNYDERaGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsProtests and demonstrationsNatural resource managementNational parksWildlifeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestEnvironmentEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelLand environmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationUtahUnited StatesNorth AmericaCarson CityNevada, 03 Mar 2015 00:16:57 GMTLawmaker reimburses private plane expenses for football game (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 in travel expenses for attending a Chicago Bears football game last November, his office said Monday. He previously had charged taxpayers for the trip.By JACK GILLUMwGovernment and politicsPolitical ethicsAir travelLegislatureFootballPolitical issuesTravelLifestyleCampaignsElectionsSportsProfessional footballChicagoIllinoisPeoriaUnited StatesQuincyNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:24:04 GMTSara Gilbert welcomes baby boy with wife Linda Perry ANGELES (AP) — Sara Gilbert shared the news of her new baby on "The Talk."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 02 Mar 2015 23:32:07 GMTOhio sues BP for more than $33M in cleanup of storage tanks, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is suing oil and gas company BP for more than $33 million, alleging it double dipped by taking state funds and money from insurers to clean up accidental leaks from underground storage tanks at hundreds of its gas stations around the state.aBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:20:30 GMTParole board: No clemency for Ga. woman nearing execution, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles says it is standing by its decision to deny clemency to a woman set to be executed Monday evening.By Kate BrumbackaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCriminal punishmentGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:12:51 GMTHernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend's shooting in Florida, saying it contradicts the argument his defense team has presented: He would not shoot a friend.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballFloridaFall RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 02 Mar 2015 23:45:46 GMTNasdaq 5,000: index passes dot-com milestone after 15 years YORK (AP) — For the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago, the Nasdaq composite has closed above 5,000.By MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:02:26 GMTSenate Dems block negotiations on Homeland bill (AP) — Senate Democrats have blocked a Republican move to open formal negotiations with the House on legislation combining funding for the Homeland Security Department with restrictions on President Barack Obama's immigration policy.By The Associated PresswGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyNational securityImmigrationPolitical partiesLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:01:35 GMTAustralia expected to announce more troops bound for Iraq, Australia (AP) — Australia was expected to confirm Tuesday an increase in troops to be sent to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces to fight the Islamic State group.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTroop deploymentsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAustraliaNew ZealandIraqBaghdadOceaniaMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 22:58:23 GMTNew Mexico students join others in nation against new tests, N.M. (AP) — New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school students in New Mexico who had been set to take the exams.By RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationStudent testingMath and science educationEducation standardsState governmentsSchool accreditationEducationSocial affairsScienceSchool curriculaGovernment and politicsNew MexicoSanta FeUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:24:20 GMTGoogle, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world, Spain (AP) — Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen — from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered drone aircraft as floating cell towers to partnering with telecom providers in the developing world to get people hooked on apps.By JOSEPH WILSONhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologySocial mediaWireless technologyDrone aircraftInternet technologyComputing and information technologyOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 23:17:02 GMTNew chief to oversee DC fire dept. after Metro accident (AP) — Washington, D.C.'s mayor has named a new fire chief to take control of a department roundly criticized for poor service, including its response to a fatal subway accident in January.By AMANDA LEE MYERSwGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFiresDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMTJury deciding life or death for Jodi Arias return Tuesday (AP) — Jurors deciding whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias should get the death penalty or life in prison for killing her boyfriend will resume deliberations Tuesday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:24:37 GMT3 Attica guards plead guilty as assault trial about to begin, N.Y. (AP) — Three Attica prison guards charged with beating a jewelry thief until bones in his face and legs broke pleaded guilty Monday in an agreement that will spare them jail time.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:30:11 GMTCubs expect 'dusty' year amid Wrigley Field renovations (AP) — When the Chicago Cubs open their season at Wrigley Field next month, players and fans alike may feel a bit like a homeowner who lives in a house where workers are tearing apart the kitchen.By DON BABWINaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:09:41 GMTWatchdog: Air traffic control system is a hacking risk (AP) — The nation's system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday.By JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyAir traffic controlTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 02 Mar 2015 23:30:37 GMTJoe Gibbs Racing picks 3 drivers for Busch's Xfinity car, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing has planned for at least 14 Xfinity Series races that Kyle Busch will miss as he continues to recover from a broken right leg and broken left foot.sSportsAthlete injuriesAutomobile racingNASCARAthlete healthCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:31:37 GMTSuspect declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer testified Monday during a hearing in which the man's apology to some survivors was rejected.By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsReligious strifeViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderKansasUnited StatesMissouriNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:15:36 GMT'Black Madam' falls ill after 2 days of colorful testimony (AP) — An underground "body sculptor" charged in the death of a London dancer has tangled with a prosecutor who believes her ever-changing names, addresses and business ventures are the work of a classic con.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:23:07 GMTArtist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dress (AP) — A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsArt galleriesPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:29:03 GMTTeen suspect charged as adult in fatal Wisconsin stabbing, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 15-year-old as an adult in the stabbing death of a 13-year-old boy in central Wisconsin.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWausauWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:19:51 GMTPolish top senator: Russia banned me from Nemtsov's funeral, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate speaker said Monday that Russia's authorities have denied him entry into the country for the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.iGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislaturePolandRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 22:53:13 GMTEx-superintendent charged in Atlanta cheating scandal dies (AP) — Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent charged in what prosecutors called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state exams, has died without being tried in the case that shocked the school system and reverberated nationwide.By KATHLEEN FOODYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeorgiaAtlantaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 02 Mar 2015 23:15:13 GMTWell-liked photo teacher found dead in California classroom, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging 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 00:01:22 GMTTigers SS Iglesias back on field in win over Fla Southern, Fla. (AP) — Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias played in his first game in more than a year, and the Tigers beat Florida Southern 12-2 Monday at spring training.By JEFF BERLINICKEsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesEventsAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsLakelandFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:17 GMTTo tag or not to tag an NFL quandary games have begun for 2015.By BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete compensationFootballSports businessSports transactionsProfessional footballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:45:04 GMTCapitol Hill Buzz: It's GOP vs. GOP over Homeland (AP) — A political group allied with House GOP leaders said Monday it would spend more than $400,000 this week in advertising that is targeting other Republicans.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsNational securityPolitical partiesMilitary and defensePolitical organizations, 02 Mar 2015 23:17:30 GMTSnowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers (AP) — Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, coolers and other stuff that people put on the street to reserve the parking spaces they've dug out.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherBostonPhiladelphiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 02 Mar 2015 22:39:18 GMTCleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death (AP) — Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:51:58 GMT$4.8M in gold bars stolen in armored truck heist on highway, N.C. (AP) — Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars.By MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsCrimeTheftNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:56:10 GMTArea of police shooting long a haven for the destitute ANGELES (AP) — The Skid Row section of Los Angeles, where police officers fatally shot a homeless man on Sunday during a fierce struggle captured on video, is notorious as one of the nation's most gritty and depressing areas.By JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsPoliceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:26:50 GMTItalian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.aGeneral newsGlaciersEnvironment and natureAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:55:13 GMTNetanyahu assails Iran deal, touts US-Israel ties (AP) — Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not — and could not — fully understand his nation's vital security concerns.By JULIE PACE and ARON HELLERwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsLegislatureForeign policyGovernment policyUnited StatesIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 00:17:20 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 politicsLegislatureLegislationImmigrationNational securityPolitical partiesEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:19:11 GMTSouthern California man charged with raping teen over 5 days, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities have arrested a man they allege kidnapped a 16-year-old New York girl and raped her over five days in a recreational vehicle.aGeneral newsArrestsKidnappingCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderVictorvilleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:51:42 GMTSex offender who fled Canada for Seattle arrested in rape (AP) — A high-risk sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle is being held on $1 million bail after authorities charged him with raping a 69-year-old woman.By GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLegal proceedingsTheftLaw and orderCanadaSeattleEdmontonWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlberta, 03 Mar 2015 00:06:16 GMTDefense files 4th bid to move Boston Marathon bombing trial (AP) — Defense attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have filed a fourth motion to move his trial from Boston.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsLaw and orderEventsCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:35:45 GMTGeorgia woman nears execution for husband's murder, Ga. (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday evening, unless the U.S. Supreme Court steps in with a last-minute reprieve.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:22:27 GMTGoogle selling wireless plans to get more people online, Spain (AP) — Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider?By JOSEPH WILSON and MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyConsumer products and servicesMobile phonesConsumer electronicsMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyWireless technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 22:30:49 GMTNurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system (AP) — The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday.By JAMIE STENGLEaBusinessGeneral newsScienceHealthDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:20:07 GMTHouse backs bill to force VA execs to give back bonuses (AP) — The House on Monday approved a bill allowing the Veterans Affairs secretary to force senior executives to repay bonuses if the employees engaged in misconduct.By MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsVeteransPersonnelWages and salariesHealthLegislatureMilitary affairsCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessMilitary and defenseHealth care industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLegislation, 03 Mar 2015 00:06:07 GMTFranken skipping Netanyahu speech (AP) — Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken says he will skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on TuesdaywGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 22:52:32 GMTWIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: On the ground in Barcelona, Spain (AP) — Couldn't be in Barcelona this week?By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 23:28:19 GMTFederal judge blocks Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban was thrown into question Monday alongside those in three nearby states that are set for a hearing before a federal appeals court.By MARGERY A. BECK and GRANT SCHULTEaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageConstitutional amendmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryConstitutionsNebraskaUnited StatesMissouriNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:05:02 GMTNASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome.By JENNA FRYERsSportsDaytona 500Automobile racingAthlete injuriesNASCAREventsAthlete healthNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 00:05:50 GMTHarden suspended 1 game for kicking James in the groin YORK (AP) — The NBA has suspended Houston star James Harden one game without pay for kicking LeBron James in the groin.sSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 02 Mar 2015 23:57:22 GMTAP NewsAlert, Ga. (AP) — Ga. woman nearing execution: State parole board lets stand a decision denying her clemency.aGeneral news, 02 Mar 2015 23:10:42 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, 02 Mar 2015 23:23:33 GMTJeb Bush distances himself from family VEGAS (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distanced himself from his family on Monday as he courted senior citizens in Nevada, the first stop in a national tour aimed at key states on the presidential primary calendar.By KEN RITTER and STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsImmigration policyCampaignsImmigrationPolitical partiesPrimary electionsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:35:06 GMT