FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sun, 01 Feb 2015 11:39:36 -0800Virginia state House still mulling disgraced lawmaker's fatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30da73e1af0746d49f74438918ace528RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Joseph D. Morrissey used to be one of the most outspoken members of Virginia's House of Delegates, a habitual speechmaker who gave a lengthy soliloquy on the House floor nearly every day.By ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsState legislaturePolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegislaturePolitical issuesVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30da73e1af0746d49f74438918ace528Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:15:02 GMTPretrial meeting set on secret info in US Capitol plot casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3234b0c4fb924670987d8a5c90197267CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge will meet with prosecutors and defense attorneys on how to handle classified information in the case of an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill federal officials and workers.aGeneral newsTerrorismNational courtsCrimeClassified informationWar and unrestNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryPolitical issuesCincinnatiUnited StatesOhioNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3234b0c4fb924670987d8a5c90197267Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:30:19 GMTUnion asks refinery workers to strike after talks break downhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86b30473b783457a90b39dabee479b4cThe United Steelworkers Union is calling for a strike at nine refineries mostly in Texas and California after it says negotiations with Shell Oil Company broke down less than two weeks after they began.By The Associated PressfBusinessStrikesLabor issuesGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86b30473b783457a90b39dabee479b4cSun, 01 Feb 2015 19:14:51 GMTRed Bull, Williams, Mercedes launch their F1 cars for 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e39dc75b73940348264406d7f6a9954JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Red Bull and Williams have launched the Formula One cars they hope will be able to better compete with Mercedes when the new season starts in six weeks' time.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e39dc75b73940348264406d7f6a9954Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:02:02 GMTStorm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/156d2c4b02af43dcbd645c00f348c7d0MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties.By SOPHIA TAREENaGeneral newsStormsWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015TrafficAir travel disruptionsPartiesEventsTransportationOccasionsLifestyleChicagoIllinoisDes MoinesMassachusettsNebraskaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIowahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/156d2c4b02af43dcbd645c00f348c7d0Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:36:14 GMTLawyer fights $1M fine over banned testimony, mistrialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5688bf7bff244c8ebe75c4713d9dd950PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A single word of testimony at a medical-malpractice trial has cost a Pennsylvania lawyer a nearly $1 million fine she says threatens her home, her family and her small law firm.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsSmoking laws and regulationsLaw and orderGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5688bf7bff244c8ebe75c4713d9dd950Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:05:41 GMTThumbnails of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalistshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/494150b59691419686c9d7f4dc68cbaeCAIRO (AP) — Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups. His two colleagues remain in prison. Here is a look at the biographies of the three:iGeneral newsJournalismJournalistsNews mediaMediaEgyptCairoMiddle EastEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/494150b59691419686c9d7f4dc68cbaeSun, 01 Feb 2015 17:45:09 GMTPolice: Woman dials wrong number, offers detective drugshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1329783bc06a469482940fdaadadeecfALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a woman selling drugs made a big mistake that landed her in jail — she mistakenly called an Albuquerque police detective.aOdditiesDrug-related crimeCrimeGeneral newsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1329783bc06a469482940fdaadadeecfSun, 01 Feb 2015 16:54:59 GMTBaby born on roadside as mom goes into labor while drivinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e416773052474c149a2643218896f108SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pregnant Utah woman driving herself to the hospital gave birth to a healthy, nearly 10-pound baby boy on the side of an interstate highway Saturday, police said.aGeneral newsUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e416773052474c149a2643218896f108Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:05:56 GMTNorthern California chief's new approach revitalizes forcehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88c044b117a44b05be728f663dbf99faRICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police.By PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsPoliceProtests and demonstrationsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestCaliforniaFargoUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Dakotahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88c044b117a44b05be728f663dbf99faSun, 01 Feb 2015 16:19:54 GMT'How to Train Your Dragon 2' tops Annie Awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/353805f0617e4eb589665a3134b222d9NEW YORK (AP) — The DreamWorks sequel "How to Train Your Dragon 2" topped the 42nd Annie Awards, taking best feature at the annual honors for animation.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/353805f0617e4eb589665a3134b222d9Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:31:54 GMT'Sniper' shoots down Super Bowl weekend record with $31.9Mhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca62872970074d81adaf45a8cd4fd0d4NEW YORK (AP) — "American Sniper" shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever.By JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca62872970074d81adaf45a8cd4fd0d4Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:09:42 GMTAPNewsBreak: Obama ties foreign profits tax to public workshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30f74c7fe1314bd68d8e84c6fea28963WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said.By JIM KUHNHENN and ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment programsEconomyLegislatureCorporate taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEconomic policyGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsCorporate newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30f74c7fe1314bd68d8e84c6fea28963Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:18:07 GMTHungarians protest against premier's dealings with Putinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00e450b443484f12aeb8d5ff6d065953BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of protesters demanded the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government Sunday, a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.By PABLO GORONDIiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHungaryEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00e450b443484f12aeb8d5ff6d065953Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:24:13 GMTSheriff seeking 'person of interest' after 5 people killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b748bdcc83134ddba133b84dbe92de3aLAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a "person of interest" after five people were found slain inside a west Georgia home.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLa GrangeGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b748bdcc83134ddba133b84dbe92de3aSun, 01 Feb 2015 18:22:49 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Expletive warning at Murray finalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3019779c8c8249ab9ab08629f3d765f9MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — There was a chance the Australian Open men's final could contain explicit language, and so came the warning.sSportsMen's tennisAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3019779c8c8249ab9ab08629f3d765f9Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:54:17 GMTA bunch of 5: Djokovic wins another Australian Open titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b16935828060484d84d56ed0217b5d64MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This was one occasion where Novak Djokovic couldn't really empathize with Andy Murray, his long-time friend.By JOHN PYEsSportsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's tennisAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b16935828060484d84d56ed0217b5d64Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:39:45 GMTPregnant smokers persuaded to quit with free diapershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c568b888f29a452abccf4109dc9c36c4AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Pregnant smokers in one northeast Ohio county can get free diapers in exchange for permanently kicking the habit through a new health program.aGeneral newsSmokingPublic healthHealthOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c568b888f29a452abccf4109dc9c36c4Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:27:00 GMTNo. 22 Rutgers women pull away late, beat Penn State 76-65http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f092d1d8e61f46f094274b0c806179d7PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Kahleah Copper scored 25 points and Tyler Scaife added 21 to help No. 22 Rutgers beat Penn State 76-65 on Sunday for its fourth consecutive win.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f092d1d8e61f46f094274b0c806179d7Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:28:32 GMTVettel fastest on 1st day of pre-season F1 testinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cd47cc391d74a968079cff05473c13cJEREZ, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest lap for Ferrari on the first day of pre-season Formula One testing, while last year's championship runner-up Nico Rosberg clocked a massive 157 laps.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneSpainMelbourneWestern EuropeEuropeAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cd47cc391d74a968079cff05473c13cSun, 01 Feb 2015 17:53:24 GMTNew York Giants matriarch Ann Mara dies at 85http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3b96809d22e43428f1b390b66e24fa1EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ann Mara, the matriarch of the NFL's New York Giants for the past 60 years, has died. She was 85.By TOM CANAVANaGeneral newsSportsObituariesProfessional footballNFL Super BowlNFL PlayoffsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFootballEventsNew YorkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3b96809d22e43428f1b390b66e24fa1Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:51:44 GMTUkraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebelshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2130bf50f4634821994c78bfaa853901KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-backed separatists kept up their assault Sunday on a railway hub in eastern Ukraine, the fiercest battle in fighting that the government said has killed 13 of its troops and wounded 20 others over the last day.By YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineBelarusDonetskRussiaKievEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2130bf50f4634821994c78bfaa853901Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:19:04 GMTGreek finance chief seeks European support for new debt dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4529c481609c4834bd0f5a07cd902bf9PARIS (AP) — Greece's finance minister is holding talks in Paris on Sunday amid high tensions with international creditors, as his country's new leftist leadership seeks European backing to renegotiate huge debts.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceFranceEuropeParisWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4529c481609c4834bd0f5a07cd902bf9Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:34:56 GMTAsians slower to seek immigration protectionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06a4bdb7e19140c3b368511d4b6520bcLOS ANGELES (AP) — Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama's reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community advocates are ramping up efforts to reach thousands more who are eligible for his expanded immigration plan.By AMY TAXINaGeneral newsImmigrationGovernment programsSocial issuesSocial affairsHigher educationEducationGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06a4bdb7e19140c3b368511d4b6520bcSun, 01 Feb 2015 18:32:15 GMTBiographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalistshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c728c688379d4e1589774830a5b9a0dfCAIRO (AP) — Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups. His two colleagues remain in prison. Here is a look at the biographies of the three:iGeneral newsJournalismJournalistsNews mediaMediaEgyptCairoMiddle EastEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c728c688379d4e1589774830a5b9a0dfSun, 01 Feb 2015 18:39:12 GMTForeign affairs, culture wars split GOP focus ahead of 2016http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d1b626ed9d94a1bb1cb0438292e71dbWASHINGTON (AP) — Need evidence there's no clear path to the Republican presidential nomination? Consider the competing messages on Sunday's talk shows from likely candidates.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCulturesInternational relationsPolitical partiesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d1b626ed9d94a1bb1cb0438292e71dbSun, 01 Feb 2015 19:26:26 GMTForget Wimbledon, Andy Murray's new burden is in Australiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58603648eb8346f894c186ab0d32be45MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray now has another burden to bear, and it's not in Britain.By JOCELYN GECKERsSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWimbledon ChampionshipsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58603648eb8346f894c186ab0d32be45Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:43:47 GMTHuckabee compares being gay to using alcohol, profanityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52c0c40a874a4b59bcf0b498969cd43aWASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said being gay is akin to choosing to drink alcohol or use profanity — lifestyle choices he says are appealing to others but not to him.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsChristianityMusicLanguageMarriagePolitical partiesFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesReligionEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52c0c40a874a4b59bcf0b498969cd43aSun, 01 Feb 2015 19:03:23 GMTNew spy case shows Russia up to old tricks, prosecutors sayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c876935f74247f89a2c4575da79d13bNEW YORK (AP) — Three men accused in the latest Russian spy case didn't hide behind fake identities and weren't stealing military secrets. The evidence even suggests they were annoyed that their assignment wasn't more like a James Bond film.By TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsEspionageLegal proceedingsCrimeInternational relationsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsRussiaUnited StatesManhattanNew York CityBronxEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c876935f74247f89a2c4575da79d13bSun, 01 Feb 2015 18:48:13 GMTTrial of ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez delayed by weatherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6497e3bcaed04e76bfce90db4e2ae325FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is being delayed by a snowstorm expected Monday.aGeneral newsSportsCelebrityProfessional footballWeatherEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6497e3bcaed04e76bfce90db4e2ae325Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:09:00 GMTSouth Carolina schools head partially lifts junk food banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d20e07ca53f45c1a3e954ae1fbefd71GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina schools have partially lifted a ban on junk food.aGeneral newsGreenvilleSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d20e07ca53f45c1a3e954ae1fbefd71Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:17:52 GMTMarathon bombing defense likely to focus on dead brotherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ffe89da10a84377ae993d383b3652f2BOSTON (AP) — The best chance to save the life of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be to put his dead brother on trial.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBoxingCrimeIslamismBombingsEventsLaw and orderSportsGovernment and politicsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ffe89da10a84377ae993d383b3652f2Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:26:31 GMTKanye West, Rihanna rock DirecTV party on eve of Super Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/102976e21dba4bc2828b84b3a6bbc201GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The crowd at DirecTV's Super Saturday Night party came for Rihanna, and got a healthy dose of Kanye West as a bonus.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYeArts and entertainmentSportsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/102976e21dba4bc2828b84b3a6bbc201Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:59:15 GMTDan River recovering after coal ash spill as fines weighedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9eae0af0b9a4e97b1afef029ab0bc17RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A year after the sudden collapse of an old drainage pipe triggered the third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history, regulators say they are still working to determine how much to fine the nation's largest electricity company.By MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISSaGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsRivers and streamsEnvironmentGovernment regulationsWater environmentMarine biologyEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsBiologyScienceOceanographyRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9eae0af0b9a4e97b1afef029ab0bc17Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:19:32 GMTImmigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolvedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08e6a0e08fee4db3b150514b2a528624SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved.By SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesSan AntonioMexicoTexasNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08e6a0e08fee4db3b150514b2a528624Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:24:33 GMTHorror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheadedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49e930b2d5db4522ac803827d931285dTOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsJapanAmmanJordanSyriaMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49e930b2d5db4522ac803827d931285dSun, 01 Feb 2015 18:08:09 GMTRights group: Egypt covering up protester deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fba036e146b44f7c909aaabb7e644b1dCAIRO (AP) — Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people during protests last week.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fba036e146b44f7c909aaabb7e644b1dSun, 01 Feb 2015 19:04:33 GMTBoston bid has New England states dreaming of Olympic goldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1efe8b68d96b41feaabffe830c416056PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If Boston successfully lands the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, some of its New England neighbors hope all that gold, silver and bronze adds up to green.By JENNIFER McDERMOTT and RIK STEVENSaGeneral newsSportsTennisSummer Olympic gamesState governmentsOlympic gamesTransportationGovernment and politicsEventsProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesRhode IslandProvidenceNewportConnecticutHartfordNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1efe8b68d96b41feaabffe830c416056Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:28:32 GMTAfter perfect January, Hawks look to make it 20 in a rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd47faa8a210499f97ef08cd71631d4aATLANTA (AP) — After a far-from-perfect performance, the Atlanta Hawks head into February with the NBA's best record and savoring a bit of NBA history as the first team to go 17-0 within a calendar month.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd47faa8a210499f97ef08cd71631d4aSun, 01 Feb 2015 19:32:13 GMTHuckabee compares gay marriage to alcohol, profanityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/109ae2b1fc8246aa9dd87d2120b8ca43WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said gay marriage is akin to alcohol and profanity — options he says are appealing to others but not to him.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsChristianityMusicMarriageLanguagePolitical partiesFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesReligionEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/109ae2b1fc8246aa9dd87d2120b8ca43Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:57:00 GMTFrance offers support for Greece amid bailout tensionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1adba2172d74f038a1029fdcbe587bcPARIS (AP) — France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability.By SYLVIE CORBETiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGreeceFranceEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1adba2172d74f038a1029fdcbe587bcSun, 01 Feb 2015 19:18:48 GMTEgypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a22ba8e3543849c587ec848e6822956cCAIRO (AP) — A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCrimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLaw and orderLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastEast AfricaQatarNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a22ba8e3543849c587ec848e6822956cSun, 01 Feb 2015 18:41:04 GMTHamilton wants tougher competition for his F1 title defensehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afda4615e1b74801a30d9d2bd94a5c6dJEREZ, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton hopes to have several challengers, rather than just his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, when he defends his Formula One title this season.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afda4615e1b74801a30d9d2bd94a5c6dSun, 01 Feb 2015 18:44:13 GMTToddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgunhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49460bcc08f44f17ab25edc61f07a450ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49460bcc08f44f17ab25edc61f07a450Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:34:55 GMTBoyfriend arrested in rape, brutal attack of California girlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e4054677e204176923f6dbd2fa82122HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California have arrested a man accused of raping his 16-year-old girlfriend and beating her with a tire iron over the course of five days.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderHanfordCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e4054677e204176923f6dbd2fa82122Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:57:51 GMTJordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage dramahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cac31a87a7e84be0a483070117746a06AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsHostage situationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismGovernment and politicsInternational relationsAmmanJordanSyriaJapanMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cac31a87a7e84be0a483070117746a06Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:21:33 GMTHamilton wants more competition for his F1 title defensehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8950ee7717494e22aee36ad846e522c4JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton hopes to have several challengers, rather than just his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, when he defends his Formula One title this season.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8950ee7717494e22aee36ad846e522c4Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:12:17 GMTCulturally sensitive palliative care represents new approachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2275e056d284d93aaa23b3f2a567320WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — When doctors diagnosed Pilar Alcantara with advanced breast cancer, she felt lost and intimidated.By GOSIA WOZNIACKAaGeneral newsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentRace and ethnicityHispanicsSelf-improvementSocial issuesSocial affairsLifestylePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2275e056d284d93aaa23b3f2a567320Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:41:07 GMTMichigan fighting claims of sexual abuse by teens in prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbd7c09fc58041618cedb2f19558b834ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's prison system is the target of a class-action lawsuit alleging that guards and other workers failed to prevent the sexual assault of male teen inmates who were locked up with adults.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderCorrectional systemsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbd7c09fc58041618cedb2f19558b834Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:31:40 GMTToboggan Championships offer a swift, snowy thrill ridehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ddc844dbe7f4fcea3adc15b113993c2Seventy feet up, tobogganing newbies suddenly appreciate the gravity of their situation: They're about to approach 40 mph on something that looks like it belongs on an old fashioned postcard.By PATRICK WHITTLEaGeneral newsSportsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCanadaNetherlandsNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ddc844dbe7f4fcea3adc15b113993c2Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:51:52 GMT