FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Jan 2015 21:47:19 -0800Trade trip to Britain adds to Chris Christie's 2016 resume, N.J. (AP) — As he considers a White House run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's third trip abroad in recent months provides an opportunity to build his foreign policy resume and test whether he has the temperament for the world stage.By JILL COLVINpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational trade2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsInternational relationsForeign policyPolitical partiesEconomyBusinessNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsProfessional soccerSoccerSportsMen's soccerMen's sportsUnited KingdomLondonNew JerseyNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited States, 01 Feb 2015 05:24:27 GMT'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' sweeps Sundance Awards CITY, Utah (AP) — Sundance breakout "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at the 31st Sundance Film Festival awards, announced Saturday.By LINDSEY BAHReArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesSundance Film FestivalEventsUnited StatesPark CityUtahNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:33:57 GMTRaptors win in overtime again, defeat Wizards 120-116 (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and the streaking Toronto Raptors won in overtime for the second consecutive night after losing a large second-half lead, defeating the Washington Wizards 120-116 on Saturday.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballDistrict of ColumbiaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 01 Feb 2015 03:49:47 GMTGriffin scores 31 points, Clippers beat Spurs 105-85 ANTONIO (AP) — Blake Griffin had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to a 105-85 victory over San Antonio on Saturday night, snapping the Spurs' six-game home winning streak.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 05:13:20 GMTPaquette, Bishop key Lightning's 3-1 win over Blue Jackets, Fla. (AP) — Cedric Paquette scored his fifth goal in the last three games, Ben Bishop made 34 saves, and the Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday night for their franchise-best 10th straight home victory.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:26:40 GMTRockets star Harden leaves briefly with bruised knee HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Houston Rockets star James Harden has left in the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons with a bruised left knee, but was able to return at the start of the second half.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 01 Feb 2015 02:19:19 GMTCody Zeller scores 21, Hornets rout Nuggets 104-86 (AP) — Cody Zeller scored a career-best 21 points, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 17 and the Charlotte Hornets routed the reeling Denver Nuggets 104-86 on Saturday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:31:14 GMTCowboys RB Murray runs off with Offensive Player (AP) — DeMarco Murray has run off with The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player Of The Year award for the 2014 season.By BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 01 Feb 2015 01:33:13 GMTSeau, Bettis, Brown, Haley, Shields voted into Hall of Fame (AP) — Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsNFL Super BowlMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballEvents, 01 Feb 2015 02:27:12 GMTWoodard, Hield help No. 24 Oklahoma rally past Oklahoma St, Okla. (AP) — Jordan Woodard scored a season-high 17 points to help No. 24 Oklahoma defeat Oklahoma State 64-56 on Saturday night.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOklahomaStillwaterNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:45:48 GMTRodgers wins 2nd NFL Most Valuable Player award (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has won his second Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in somewhat surprisingly easy fashion.By BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 01 Feb 2015 03:00:40 GMTHorford, Hawks extend streak with 91-85 win over 76ers (AP) — The 76ers' decision to "let it fly" with 3-pointers almost grounded the Hawks' winning streak.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:20:52 GMTPistons turn back Smith, Rockets in 114-101 victory HILLS, Mich. (AP) — D.J. Augustin had 28 points and 12 assists, and the Detroit Pistons held off former teammate Josh Smith and the Houston Rockets 114-101 on Saturday night.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballDetroitTexasMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:21:38 GMTMan arrested after body parts found in suitcase FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Saturday in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown street stuffed with dismembered human remains.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:31:33 GMTNo. 3 Gonzaga beats Memphis at home for 1st time, Wash. (AP) — Przemek Karnowski scored 17 points and Kyle Wiltjer added 15 to help No. 3 Gonzaga beat Memphis 82-64 on Saturday night for its 15th straight victory.By CAREY J. WILLIAMSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 05:28:46 GMTFire destroys New Hampshire town's snow plows, N.H. (AP) — A fire has destroyed a fleet of snow plows in the small New Hampshire town of Henniker, as another storm approaches that could dump up to a foot more of snow.aGeneral newsFiresWinter weatherProperty damageAccidents and disastersWeatherNew HampshireConcordUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 05:09:44 GMTWahlberg and Bay reunite for pre-Super Bowl charity event VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — "Transformers" star Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay reunited Saturday night for a charity event that organizers said raised more than $1 million.eArts and entertainmentSportsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityCharity fundraisingPhilanthropySocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:41:11 GMTJapan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded (AP) — Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsOnline mediaTerrorismMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsMediaWar and unrestJapanJordanIraqSyriaMiddle EastEast AsiaAsia, 01 Feb 2015 03:52:38 GMTLundqvist, Nash lift Rangers over Hurricanes 4-1 YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist shook off a second-period injury and made 31 saves, Rick Nash moved back into a tie for the NHL goal lead, and the New York Rangers snapped out of an offensive funk to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday night.By IRA PODELLsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkMaloneUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:42:44 GMTRandolph leads Grizzlies past Thunder 85-74 for 6th straight, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 21 points and 18 rebounds, and Marc Gasol added 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past the Oklahoma City Thunder 85-74 Saturday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballMemphisOklahoma CityTennesseeUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahoma, 01 Feb 2015 03:59:32 GMTToday in History is Sunday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2015. There are 333 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 05:00:31 GMTBowles wins first AP Assistant Coach award (AP) — Todd Bowles has won the first Associated Press NFL Assistant Coach Of The Year award.By BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingJournalismNews mediaMediaProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 01:30:35 GMTKlingberg has 4 points, Stars top Jets 5-2, Manitoba (AP) — John Klingberg had a pair of goals and added two assists as the Dallas Stars scored four power-play goals in a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsWinnipegManitobaCanadaNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:37:43 GMTAuthorities review video of fatal parking lot run-in ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight was the victim or attacker in his most serious run-in with the law to date.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeViolent crime, 01 Feb 2015 03:54:06 GMTLouisville rallies from 18 down to beat UNC 78-68 in OT, Ky. (AP) — A few weeks after North Carolina shocked Louisville by rallying from a double-digit deficit, the Cardinals returned the favor.By JOSH ABNERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsLouisvilleKentuckyNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:42:17 GMTTexans' JJ Watt is unanimous top defensive player (AP) — J.J. Watt is a unanimous selection as The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player Of The Year for 2014.By BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootballTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:06:57 GMTScientist considered father of birth control pill dies FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.aGeneral newsHealthSexual and reproductive healthBirth controlScienceObituariesChemistryCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:19:22 GMTGay scores 31, Kings snap losing streak, beat Pacers 99-94 (AP) — The Sacramento Kings used free throws to survive a cold start until their shooting heated up and they put an end to their eight-game losing skid.By JASON HADDIXsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 05:12:22 GMTArians and Bowles sweep AP coaching awards (AP) — NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray of Dallas won The Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year award for 2014, while the Arizona Cardinals swept coaching honors Saturday night.By BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingJournalismNews mediaMediaProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:29:14 GMTMason stops 30 shots in Flyers' 1-0 win over Maple Leafs (AP) — Steve Mason's first shutout of the season still kept him shut out of the win column.By DAN GELSTONsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsPhiladelphiaTorontoPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 01 Feb 2015 03:53:47 GMTSons represent late Junior Seau at Hall of Fame announcement (AP) — One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage as their names were called. When the eighth man elected Saturday, the late Junior Seau, was announced, his two sons stood with the group.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsAthlete injuriesNFL Super BowlMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballAthlete healthEvents, 01 Feb 2015 03:59:19 GMTArians wins Coach Of Year award for 2nd time in 3 years (AP) — Bruce Arians has won The Associated Press NFL Coach Of The Year award for the second time in three years — with different teams.By BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 01:35:49 GMTLeBron makes Love a winner in return to Minnesota, 106-90 (AP) — The boos were raining down on Kevin Love and his 3-pointer wasn't falling in the building he used to call home.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:58:40 GMTEllis has 25, Mavs send Magic to 8th straight loss, 108-93, Fla. (AP) — Monta Ellis had 25 points and 13 assists as the Dallas Mavericks sent the Orlando Magic to their eighth straight loss, 108-93 on Saturday night.sSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOrlandoTexasFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:12:05 GMTShock and sadness as Japanese react to IS video (AP) — The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation that has long held pacific views and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis, especially one that involved a reporter known for his coverage of children and the poor:By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsJapanEast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 01 Feb 2015 04:37:51 GMTLove returns to Minnesota, booed loudly by home fans (AP) — Kevin Love made his return to Minnesota on Saturday night, and he was booed loudly when he was introduced before the Cavaliers played the Timberwolves.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 01:24:49 GMT7-alarm warehouse fire burns in Brooklyn; 1 injury reported YORK (AP) — Giant clouds of smoke rose from a 7-alarm fire that destroyed a warehouse and floated across Brooklyn and into Manhattan on Saturday — a day so cold that water trickling across the helmets of a small army of firefighters quickly froze.aGeneral newsFiresWeatherInjuriesAccidents and disastersHealthBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:36:16 GMTMarchand leads Bruins over Kings 3-1 (AP) — Chris Kelly broke a 1-all tie with 5:27 left in the third period and Brad Marchand added an empty-netter for his second goal of the game as the Boston Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Saturday night.By DOUG ALDENsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:26:01 GMTWatt unanimous top AP defensive player; Murray tops offense (AP) — J.J. Watt swept away the voters the way he sweeps quarterbacks off their feet.By BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingProfessional footballFootballJournalismNews mediaMediaArizonaHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:44:52 GMTChery lifts No. 20 Baylor to rout of No. 19 Texas 83-60, Texas (AP) — Kenny Chery scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half and Royce O'Neale added 20 points to help 20th-ranked Baylor beat No. 19 Texas 83-60 Saturday.By MARK ROSNERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 01:23:45 GMTLate rally lifts No. 4 Duke past No. 2 Virginia, 69-63, Va. (AP) — Quinn Cook, Tyus Jones and No. 4 Duke got their biggest shots to start falling just in time.BY HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:33:10 GMTNo. 1 Kentucky stays unbeaten, rolls past Alabama 70-55, Ky. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns got off to a quick start and No. 1 Kentucky shot a season-best 59 percent to stay unbeaten, topping Alabama 70-55 Saturday night and completing a season sweep.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAlabamaKentuckyTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:49:44 GMTBucks beat struggling Trail Blazers 95-88 (AP) — Jared Dudley scored 18 points and O.J. Mayo had 17 off the bench to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the struggling Portland Trail Blazers 95-88 on Saturday night.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:11:38 GMTRockets star Harden leaves game with apparent knee injury HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Houston Rockets star James Harden has left the game against the Detroit Pistons in the second quarter with an apparent injury to his left knee area.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 01 Feb 2015 01:48:30 GMTLove booed loudly by fans in his return to Minnesota (AP) — Kevin Love expected to be booed by Timberwolves fans in his first game back in Minnesota since he was traded to Cleveland last summer.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 01:54:30 GMTKinkaid stops 26 shots as Devils beat Panthers 3-1, N.J. (AP) — Rookie Keith Kinkaid stopped 26 shots, Mike Cammalleri and Steve Bernier each had a goal and an assist, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Florida Panthers 3-1 on Saturday night.By MIKE FARRELLsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:57:06 GMTJapan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter (AP) — Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsJapanSyriaMiddle EastSierra LeoneEast AsiaAsiaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Feb 2015 05:22:38 GMTRodgers wins MVP, Watt unanimous top AP defensive player (AP) — Just living the dream. And looking for more.By BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingProfessional footballCelebrityJournalismNews mediaMediaFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:59:54 GMTObama's choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsInternational relationsCabinetsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:59:34 GMTSeau, Bettis, Haley, Brown, Shields, Polian, Wolf, Tingelhoff make Pro Football Hall of Fame (AP) — Seau, Bettis, Haley, Brown, Shields, Polian, Wolf, Tingelhoff make Pro Football Hall of Fame.sSportsProfessional footballFootball, 01 Feb 2015 02:01:53 GMT