FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:56:40 -08:00Iran: 30 firefighters killed in collapse of Tehran high-risehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87dd4bf2a03a42038a1e7a0abafe8a28Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:53:54 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87dd4bf2a03a42038a1e7a0abafe8a28NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Marshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f44be9fcfd4b4fcb850b0bb91401ce7cThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:43:14 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f44be9fcfd4b4fcb850b0bb91401ce7c30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1eaaa86d2644318831b953c33225d1fThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:42:14 GMTMILAN (AP) — An avalanche buried a four-star spa hotel in a mountainous earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1eaaa86d2644318831b953c33225d1fBurundi: Youth wing of the ruling party accused of killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7dfe96fa1ea4a72b19d292284b60c07Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:13:50 GMTKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Human Rights Watch says members of the youth league of Burundi's ruling party have tortured and brutally killed scores of people across the country in recent months.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7dfe96fa1ea4a72b19d292284b60c07World shares mixed, Japan's Nikkei gains on weaker yenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c35987716b9a471ca41d8f8c59b4faf9Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:56:39 GMTTOKYO (AP) — World stocks were meandering in sluggish trading on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c35987716b9a471ca41d8f8c59b4faf9Iran's state-run Press TV says 30 firefighters have been killed when high-rise on fire collapsed in Tehranhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6671e4a196049988f428cd36b647a12Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:29:26 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run Press TV says 30 firefighters have been killed when high-rise on fire collapsed in Tehran.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6671e4a196049988f428cd36b647a12High-rise tower on fire in Iranian capital collapseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b77a08771c949a08f15286dd4f5c127Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:12:15 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. Iran's state-run Press TV said people were believed to be trapped inside the rubble.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b77a08771c949a08f15286dd4f5c127Carter tells AP more US troops will not fix Iraq or Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79c2c22c15ea4b96bc34ae851b1b83ddThu, 19 Jan 2017 08:36:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria in a bid to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State group would push U.S. allies to the exits, create more anti-U.S. resistance and give up the U.S. military's key advantages, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an Associated Press interview.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79c2c22c15ea4b96bc34ae851b1b83ddChina defends trade stance after Trump appointee's criticismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63339a0e8d3646d08660483fc4585ed0Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:47:02 GMTBEIJING (AP) — China's government defended itself Thursday as a supporter of free trade after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary criticized its tactics.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63339a0e8d3646d08660483fc4585ed0The Latest: Hotel guest's SMS: 'Help, we're dying of cold'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a650625c036c49159cd30f1c5076036aThu, 19 Jan 2017 10:22:14 GMTMILAN (AP) — The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a650625c036c49159cd30f1c5076036aGambia president-elect plans inauguration in Senegalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/546ebed0afba4b18b506d86a9f7697c1Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:39:28 GMTDAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect said Thursday he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while there was no word from longtime leader Yahya Jammeh on the day that his mandate expired.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/546ebed0afba4b18b506d86a9f7697c1China notes progress in ties under US President Obamahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f062a0a7d954b99ac22a6beb3a22852Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:16:19 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Sidestepping recent disputes over Taiwan and regional security, China said Thursday that "important progress" has been made in its relationship with the U.S. under President Barack Obama and the two countries should move forward as partners rather than competitors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f062a0a7d954b99ac22a6beb3a22852Theresa May seeks to convince business UK won't close doorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/445edecead9f4a58bf4633d27469af8aThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:57:54 GMTDAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has sought to convince business leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum that the country remains committed to free trade and globalization.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/445edecead9f4a58bf4633d27469af8aBeijing to spend $2.7 billion on cleaning capital's airhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c2affda811545d0b3b0908685d2d6dbThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:55:56 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Beijing will spend $2.7 billion to fight air pollution in the capital this year, state media reported Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c2affda811545d0b3b0908685d2d6dbIran says 30 firefighters killed in collapse of high-risehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fc552ddb97a4e0b88ba3971650b1eeeThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:36:13 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run Press TV says 30 firefighters have been killed in the collapse of a burning high-rise building in Tehran.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fc552ddb97a4e0b88ba3971650b1eeeSales up at newly merged supermarket operator Ahold Delhaizehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42e24eea15c148aa9b04c743e5a97707Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:03:24 GMTTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ahold Delhaize, the recently merged Dutch-Belgian operator of U.S. supermarket chains including Stop & Shop and Giant, says its sales rose sharply to 15.1 billion euros ($16 billion) in the fourth quarter, thanks in part to a strong performance in the Netherlands.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42e24eea15c148aa9b04c743e5a97707Russian court rejects Yukos shareholder compensationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f776d8e827824fecb51615d5d2fac1a9Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:50:55 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Constitutional Court says a European ruling to pay nearly 1.9 billion euros ($2 billion) in compensation to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company cannot be enforced.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f776d8e827824fecb51615d5d2fac1a9Former war correspondent on trial in Indonesia for hashishhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42f6cc2ff02e4b7aabfa006b7c05fc3aThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:45:04 GMTBALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has opened the trial of a former Reuters war correspondent charged with possessing hashish on the resort island of Bali.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42f6cc2ff02e4b7aabfa006b7c05fc3aGerman parliament pays tribute to market attack victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/113204ed36a84125a5751afefbad081aThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:01:39 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament has paid tribute to the 12 people killed in the truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin a month ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/113204ed36a84125a5751afefbad081aCollapse of Tehran high-rise on fire kills 30 firefightershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04006d45d8e948afbb36b3ca9c8a580eThu, 19 Jan 2017 10:37:19 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04006d45d8e948afbb36b3ca9c8a580eTrump's Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosureshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77c65e8bede24272968288e916a4ba57Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:56:01 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor. But one of those investments has put him in the crosshairs of Democrats as he heads into his confirmation hearing Thursday: sub-prime mortgage lender IndyMac bank.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77c65e8bede24272968288e916a4ba57In Texas, Perry was 'all of the above' on energy productionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c81be8f4df1845c8892c9f2d4cb2927aThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:08:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Perry was for "all of the above" on energy production before President Barack Obama embraced the strategy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c81be8f4df1845c8892c9f2d4cb2927aEx-VW CEO Winterkorn testifies to German parliament inquiryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee2f6788f45f487abe2f0826b1978359Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:08:40 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is testifying before a German parliamentary inquiry in his first public appearance since he resigned in the wake of the company's diesel emissions scandal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee2f6788f45f487abe2f0826b1978359Youth wing of Burundi's ruling party accused of killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e4af51062494ed2b9125770e75c4831Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:08:51 GMTKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Members of the youth league of Burundi's ruling party have beaten, tortured and killed scores of people across the country in recent months, according to Human Rights Watch.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e4af51062494ed2b9125770e75c4831Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidencyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f5cdb09101b445db56d98f440a0f07eThu, 19 Jan 2017 08:39:53 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f5cdb09101b445db56d98f440a0f07eAP source: Perdue to be tapped for agriculture secretaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/445934d11b104083b66955ada4bde130Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:44:56 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Sonny Perdue, a farmer's son who built businesses in grain trading and trucking before becoming the first Republican governor of Georgia since Reconstruction, is President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Agriculture Department, The Associated Press has learned.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/445934d11b104083b66955ada4bde130No practice, no problem: Stenson leads in Abu Dhabihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20d09331f1a74767a416c7a01a28e233Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:45:39 GMTABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Henrik Stenson chipped in from 30 yards and had seven more birdies Thursday to open the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with an 8-under 64 in his first competitive round of 2017.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20d09331f1a74767a416c7a01a28e233Inaugural speeches a catalog of plodding oratory, with gemshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecafb6a279444f05a83a34ae207086c0Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:02:49 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Quick quiz: Recall a phrase, any phrase, from either inaugural speech of one of America's most accomplished political orators, President Barack Obama.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecafb6a279444f05a83a34ae207086c0Uganda confirms hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels missinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c3f02f620de44f6af825420e7397e73Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:22:33 GMTKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government says hundreds of members of a Congolese rebel group have fled a military camp where they had been awaiting amnesty since the signing of a peace deal with Congo's government in 2014.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c3f02f620de44f6af825420e7397e73Satellite tracking to keep tabs on airliners over oceanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a84900cf8ead4e9989af8a97bfff6ebaThu, 19 Jan 2017 08:53:35 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it's still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that's changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in real time over oceans.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a84900cf8ead4e9989af8a97bfff6ebaGambia's president-elect says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07c1e0809a554d1da67e03c78e457923Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:54:23 GMTDAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal. .http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07c1e0809a554d1da67e03c78e457923In Wyoming, DeVos gun remark more about safety than politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4498f76b878f4e3a9f30e6dbac12d2e1Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:31:51 GMTCHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In grizzly country, comments by President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary that schools should have guns on campus to protect against the bears aren't a punch line.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4498f76b878f4e3a9f30e6dbac12d2e1Europe's Galileo satellites hit by anomalieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b10e09c68ecf4278a9271d11dc714a9dThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:47:33 GMTPARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency says it has opened an investigation into anomalies that have affected five of the first 18 Galileo satellites in orbit.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b10e09c68ecf4278a9271d11dc714a9dGOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands outhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f6c36adfdad488fb7c21a49707e6ef6Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:12:05 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f6c36adfdad488fb7c21a49707e6ef6Day before inauguration, State Department lacks interim bosshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb70a2b127cd45bda3d1afb7f59f67aaThu, 19 Jan 2017 08:59:48 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — It's a little more than a day before Donald Trump becomes president and he still has no one ready to run American diplomacy until his nominee is confirmed. And with Russian-sponsored Syrian peace talks scheduled on Trump's first full business day in office, the State Department doesn't know who, if anyone, to send.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb70a2b127cd45bda3d1afb7f59f67aaEllen DeGeneres takes home 3 People's Choice Awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4554cd4ac24f4f6d8694b5d5ef854da8Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:36:47 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People's Choice Awards , becoming the winningest entertainer in the show's history.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4554cd4ac24f4f6d8694b5d5ef854da8The Latest: 6-time champion Serena Williams advanceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cab797bdbfd741b4a8a71ed6d8634737Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:41:08 GMTMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cab797bdbfd741b4a8a71ed6d8634737Facebook to build its 3rd data center outside US in Denmarkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd54c7ae48de400aae64cea63c6bc9feThu, 19 Jan 2017 10:36:53 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Facebook will build a 56,500 square meter (608,161 square foot) data center in central Denmark, its third such center outside the United States.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd54c7ae48de400aae64cea63c6bc9feGlobal oil production dropping as OPEC cuts kick inhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93b6b76c83c945908158c2ff80540134Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:12:27 GMTPARIS (AP) — The International Energy Agency says global oil output is dropping for the first time in months, as Saudi Arabia and other oil-producing countries follow through on pledged cuts aimed at lifting oil prices.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93b6b76c83c945908158c2ff80540134At least 24 children killed when bus, truck collide in Indiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13863d86c20d4cf09ed9a62d108521e3Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:14:40 GMTLUCKNOW, India (AP) — A truck loaded with sand collided with a school bus early Thursday, killing at least 24 young children in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13863d86c20d4cf09ed9a62d108521e3The Latest: Report: Avalanche survivor saved by going to carhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/201fe8c429cf44469cc40513103334d9Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:28:56 GMTMILAN (AP) — The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/201fe8c429cf44469cc40513103334d9Malaysia urges Muslim world to help oppressed Rohingyahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/033b737bdef74945a6aa2b6c58d6c70bThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:28:00 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia on Thursday urged an organization of Islamic nations to help end the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority, while Indonesia offered to be a facilitator to find a solution to the crisis.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/033b737bdef74945a6aa2b6c58d6c70bThe Latest: Images show rescuers entering avalanche hotelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7576df722d2409bab3f2e7eee77a3d3Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:03:10 GMTMILAN (AP) — The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7576df722d2409bab3f2e7eee77a3d3Djokovic out in 2nd-round upset loss to Istomin in Australiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3384e6f20bf4ab4b2d7c36575a3f86bThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:48:13 GMTMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic won't be setting the Australian Open record for most men's titles this year, after a shocking second-round loss to wild-card entry Denis Istomin.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3384e6f20bf4ab4b2d7c36575a3f86bHawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7241e76e0ed448cabe019359e211101cThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:34:25 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7241e76e0ed448cabe019359e211101cThe Latest: 3rd-seeded Radwanska out of Australian Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7f5c0751d58402e9ee12a8110a2702dThu, 19 Jan 2017 09:32:20 GMTMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7f5c0751d58402e9ee12a8110a2702dAndy's ankle, Federer's biggest test highlight Friday actionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9442ebc3cdd4be7b8be56191bcd7724Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:16:42 GMTMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One big question ahead of the start of the third round Friday at the Australian Open is the state of Andy Murray's injured right ankle. And nearly as important, how Roger Federer will perform in his first major test — against Tomas Berdych — since returning from a six-month injury layoff.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9442ebc3cdd4be7b8be56191bcd7724German intel head warns against threat of attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c5208800f664796ab8c910561f911e2Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:23:57 GMTBERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is warning that Europe needs to remain vigilant against the threat of extremist attacks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c5208800f664796ab8c910561f911e2Syrian activists say IS has killed 12 captives in Palmyrahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcb41895d039479bb1885fd78e001bc1Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:23:19 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has killed 12 people it held captive in the ancient city of Palmyra by shooting and beheading them.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcb41895d039479bb1885fd78e001bc1Inaugural Things to Watch: the speech, the dress and morehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d16a68731934f55967394f91abb7143Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:54:55 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — From a morning stop at church through the swearing-in to the last dance of the evening, it's going to be an inaugural marathon on Friday. Donald Trump will take Washington by storm, no matter what the weather. (Which, by the way, looks like rain.)http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d16a68731934f55967394f91abb7143