FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 Mar 2015 10:36:57 -0800All-women's Wellesley College to admit transgender students, Mass. (AP) — Wellesley College is joining a growing list of women's colleges that accept transgender students.aBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleEducationGender issuesHigher educationSocial affairsSocial issuesMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:03:48 GMTRooms going fast at Hungary's village for rent, Hungary (AP) — Rooms at Hungary's village-for-rent are going fast.tTravelLifestyleHungaryBudapestEastern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 17:21:05 GMTJustices: Same-day audio for April 28 gay marriage cases (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28 and make audio of the proceedings available later that day.By MARK SHERMANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:14:30 GMTComedy Central's 'Too Many Stars' means plenty of laughs YORK (AP) — You're a bit late to bid on the chance to join John Oliver in robbing a wine store.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityCharity fundraisingPhilanthropySocial affairsDevelopmental disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthPerforming arts, 05 Mar 2015 17:53:03 GMTCBS sponsoring Vietnam exhibit at Newseum to honor Bob Simon (AP) — CBS will sponsor an upcoming exhibit about the Vietnam war at the Newseum in Washington to honor "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon and his five decades of war reporting.By BRETT ZONGKERtTravelLifestyleTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travel, 05 Mar 2015 17:26:06 GMT3rd death in shootings at California nightclub, gas station BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a third victim has died following shootings at a Southern California nightclub and a nearby gas station that investigators say involved rival gangs.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSan BernardinoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:25:50 GMTPhelan, Ford share 1st-round lead at Africa Open LONDON, South Africa (AP) — Kevin Phelan and Matt Ford made 5-under 67s to share the first-round lead at the Africa Open on Thursday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfSouth AfricaAfricaLondonSouthern AfricaEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 18:05:51 GMTUtah LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes 1st test LAKE CITY (AP) — A landmark Utah proposal protecting gay and transgender individuals has passed its test at the state Legislature.By MICHELLE L. PRICEaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureReligionReligious issuesGovernment and politicsGender issuesLegislatureSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesState governmentsChristianityWorkplace discriminationLegislationPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesBars and clubsRecreation and leisureLifestyleUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:47:32 GMTBaylor women going for 5th straight Big 12 tourney title is nothing unusual about Baylor going into the Big 12 women's tournament already with a trophy.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's sportsCollege sportsWomen's basketballEventsBasketballTexasDallasKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:31:06 GMTBoko Haram killing men, tribes linked to Chad, witnesses say, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram militants are rampaging through northeast Nigerian villages and selectively killing men, boys and members of the same tribe as Chadian forces that have dealt major blows to the Nigerian Islamic extremists, witnesses said Thursday.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestNigeriaChadWest AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 05 Mar 2015 17:58:37 GMTProsecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.By RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsAutomobile racingCrimeNASCARLaw and orderViolent crimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsDoverDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:42:04 GMTDog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot repeatedly was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.aGeneral newsDogsMammalsAnimalsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:11:54 GMTMistrial in Jodi Arias case after jury deadlocks on sentence (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the Jodi Arias sentencing case after a jury deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:15:14 GMTPlane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 hurt YORK (AP) — A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay.By KAREN MATTHEWSaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew York CityNew YorkQueensUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:34:11 GMTPlane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence YORK (AP) — A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and sending passengers saddled with bags and bundled up in heavy coats and scarves sliding down an inflated chute to safety on the snowy pavement.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew York CityQueensNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:26:53 GMTNFL: Greg Hardy is eligible to sign free agent contract, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list.By STEVE REEDsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceSports businessProfessional footballFootballCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:22:03 GMTMichael Brown's parents announce civil lawsuit in death LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson said Thursday that they would file a civil lawsuit in Michael Brown's death.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEventsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:38:26 GMTNew play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage (AP) — Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular.By BRETT ZONGKERwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGun politicsPerforming artsEntertainmentPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryMarriageFamily issues, 05 Mar 2015 18:37:59 GMTWhy is Ringling removing elephants from the circus? CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018.By TAMARA LUSHaGeneral newsAnimalsSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:30:02 GMTJudge asked to give boy, then 11, new trial in 2009 slaying CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys for a boy who was just 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancee asked a judge on Thursday to dismiss those charges or, at least, grant him a new juvenile court trial.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsNew CastlePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:33:38 GMTActor known for role as dim-witted boss on 'Seinfeld' dies (AP) — Daniel von Bargen, who played George Costanza's dim-witted boss Mr. Kruger on "Seinfeld," has died. He was 64.By LISA CORNWELLaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:54:13 GMTAmid crisis, Venezuelans commemorate Chavez, Venezuela (AP) — Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital on Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as an economic crisis threatens to undo the former president's legacy of lifting many out of poverty.By FABIOLA SANCHEZiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaCaracasColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 17:59:39 GMTStudent injuries reported in Washington school bus accident, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say students were injured in a collision involving a school bus and a truck in north central Washington.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:49:14 GMTHispanic group seeks special prosecutor in police shooting, Wash. (AP) — A Hispanic group is calling for a special prosecutor in the case of an unarmed Mexican man who was killed by officers in Washington state after throwing rocks at cars and police.aGeneral newsPoliceCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderWashingtonTri-CitiesUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:57:46 GMTTurkish minister urges fight against extremists in Syria NATIONS (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says the international community never had a plan to end the intensifying Syrian conflict.iGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 18:27:13 GMTLate winter storm drops snow from Texas to Nantucket (AP) — Winter could have at least one more blast for much of the U.S. after the late-season snow stops falling: Record low temperatures are in the forecast for dozens or cities.By SEAN CARLIN and GEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherCold wavesLegislatureGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUnited StatesNew York CityTexasNorth AmericaNew York, 05 Mar 2015 18:01:56 GMTRingling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018 CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.By TAMARA LUSHaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsAnimalsCorporate managementLegal proceedingsAnimal welfareSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationCorporate newsPersonnelLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:26:37 GMTWhen in Paris: Kim Kardashian goes platinum for Fashion Week (AP) — Kim Kardashian made a fashion statement of her own at Balmain's show Thursday, showing off newly platinum locks.By THOMAS ADAMSONiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionParis Fashion WeekFashion showsCelebrityEntertainmentFashion designEventsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 17:21:51 GMTAbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B will spend about $21 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Pharmacyclics and add another major revenue producer to a portfolio that already includes the world's top-selling drug.By TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stockLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCancerDiseases and conditionsHealth, 05 Mar 2015 18:16:51 GMTHolocaust survivor in Denver preserves memories in book (AP) — As she approached her 80th year, Holocaust survivor Paula Burger became determined to ensure her generation's memories lived on.By DONNA BRYSONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsThe HolocaustEventsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:32:54 GMTSnuggie seller settles charges that it deceived customers YORK (AP) — The company behind the Snuggie, Perfect Bacon Bowl and other "As Seen on TV" products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers.aBusinessGeneral newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:23:03 GMTOfficer loses control of cruiser, crashes into vet clinic, Pa. (AP) — Police say a police officer lost control of his cruiser on a slippery road before crashing through the wall of a veterinary clinic in Pennsylvania.aGeneral newsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:54:01 GMT10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsDonetskUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 17:16:43 GMTCoroner says boy crushed to death by gate in North Las Vegas VEGAS (AP) — A coroner says an 8-year-old boy died of blunt force and other injuries when he was struck by a metal gate in North Las Vegas.By SALLY HOaGeneral newsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:35:40 GMTAlberto Nisman's ex-wife says he was killed AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The ex-wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina says a team of experts she hired has concluded that her former husband was killed.iGeneral newsCrimeArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 18:34:01 GMTBalkan blizzard cuts off villages, electricity, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Heavy snow and rainfall left villages in the Balkans without power Thursday, and caused floods, landslides and traffic jams in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro.By AIDA CERKEZiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherTrafficFloodsAccidents and disastersStormsWinter weatherTransportationNatural disastersBosnia and HerzegovinaMontenegroSarajevoSerbiaEuropePodgoricaEastern Europe, 05 Mar 2015 18:02:12 GMTIranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead? (AP) — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers — not the U.S. — are leading the charge.By ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseIranIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:23:39 GMTProsecutor to seek charge against police chief who shot wife (AP) — A prosecutor said Thursday that he would seek a misdemeanor charge — but no felony — against a suburban Atlanta police chief who reported accidentally shooting his sleeping wife on New Year's Day.By RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsCrimePoliceCriminal investigationsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:02:59 GMTUN: Almost half a million people in Darfur displaced in 2014 NATIONS (AP) — A new report from the U.N. secretary-general says nearly half a million people were displaced in Darfur last year, the highest number in a decade.iGeneral newsSudanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 17:27:41 GMTMotorist killed, 5 students hurt in Washington bus crash, Wash. (AP) — A motorist has been killed and five students and others were injured in a crash in central Washington involving a school bus, truck and car.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:22:51 GMTState Dept. will review Clinton emails for possible release (AP) — The State Department agreed Thursday to review thousands of messages from a private email account that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used for government business, but it cautioned that the process will move slowly and perhaps take months.By STEPHEN BRAUNhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsClassified informationOpen governmentInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyPolitical issuesPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesLibyaNorth AmericaNorth AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 18:18:18 GMTJodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks (AP) — Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.By JACQUES BILLEAUD and TERRY TANGaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:17:06 GMTUS finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.By JIM SALTER and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriAfrican-AmericansCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:52:15 GMTWilfork: Patriots aren't picking up my option tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as the cornerstone of the Patriots' defense.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 05 Mar 2015 17:37:22 GMTUK teacher sentenced to 6 years for trying to join IS group (AP) — A teacher whose family helped thwart his plans to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State group was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday in a case that highlighted the struggles of parents trying to stop their children from being radicalized.By DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 17:38:38 GMTAmericans spent $58 billion to pamper, protect pets in 2014 ANGELES (AP) — A pet industry trade group says Americans spent $58 billion on their pets in 2014.By SUE MANNINGaBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePetsPersonal spendingPersonal finance, 05 Mar 2015 17:43:18 GMTNew Jersey officially announces $225M Exxon Mobil settlement, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey announced a $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil on Thursday that state officials say is the largest environmental settlement in state history — though it has been criticized by Democratic lawmakers who say it is for a mere fraction of the nearly $9 billion initially sought.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 18:26:47 GMTUS productivity falls at faster pace, labor costs rise (AP) — U.S. worker productivity was even weaker than first thought from October through December while labor costs rose at a faster rate.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomic outlookEconomyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:22:06 GMTAnnouncer Craig Sager returns from leukemia to NBA sideline (AP) — Announcer Craig Sager is returning to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline after being treated for leukemia.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentMen's basketballCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 17:50:18 GMTIsrael eases restrictions on Gaza vegetable exports (AP) — In a move that could help both Palestinian farmers and pious Jews observing a biblical farming sabbatical, Israel said Thursday that it would ease restrictions on Gaza vegetable exports for the first time since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power in 2007.By IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsInternational tradeTerritorial disputesEconomyBusinessWar and unrestAgricultureIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 17:36:36 GMT