FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 Mar 2015 22:23:56 -0800Top-seeded Ivanovic advances to Monterrey Open quarterfinals, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the quarterfinals in the Monterrey Open on Wednesday night, beating Pauline Parmentier of France 6-3, 6-2.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMonterreyMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 04:54:03 GMTMaduro rejects speculation he'll suspend Venezuela elections, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is rejecting speculation that he is considering suspending Venezuela's legislative elections later this year.By JORGE RUEDAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 03:13:08 GMT'Shadow of Mordor,' 'Monument Valley' win big at game awards FRANCISCO (AP) — "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" is king of the Game Developers Choice Awards.By DERRIK J. LANGeArts and entertainmentVirtual worldsRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 05 Mar 2015 05:31:56 GMTNFL stadium supporters in Carson file ballot paperwork ANGELES (AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in the Los Angeles suburbs have filed paperwork to bring their plan before voters.aGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessProfessional footballFootballCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:55:46 GMTAllen scores 27, No. 3 Duke rolls past Wake Forest 94-51, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Grayson Allen scored a season-best 27 points, and No. 3 Duke routed Wake Forest 94-51 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballMen's sportsBasketballCollege sportsNorth CarolinaDurhamUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:07:05 GMTUS clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeAfrican-AmericansCrimeMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsGeneral newsLocal governments, 05 Mar 2015 05:26:06 GMTLandeskog leads Avs to 3-1 win over Penguins (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists, Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Pittsburgh 3-1 on Wednesday night to halt the Penguins' four-game winning streak.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 05:54:01 GMTFacebook posts about job land US contractor in Emirates jail hallmark of American life — griping about work — has landed a Florida man in a Middle Eastern jail.By MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsSocial mediaCrimeArrestsOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderUnited Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 05:24:46 GMTZidlicky's OT goal gives Red Wings 2-1 win over Rangers (AP) — Marek Zidlicky's power-play goal 1:09 into overtime lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyDetroitNew York CityNew YorkMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 04:17:42 GMT2nd-seeded Errani advances to Monterrey Open quarterfinals, Mexico (AP) — Second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy advanced to the quarterfinals in the Monterrey Open on Wednesday night, beating Timea Babos of Hungary 6-3, 6-3.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMonterreyMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 03:52:59 GMTHammond makes 35 saves, lifts Senators over Jets 3-1, Manitoba (AP) — Rookie Andrew Hammond made 35 saves, and Kyle Turris had a goal and assist as the Ottawa Senators beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOttawaWinnipegOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaManitoba, 05 Mar 2015 03:52:38 GMTEffort set to recover body found on Mexico's highest peak CITY (AP) — An effort was planned for Thursday to recover a body found buried in snow and ice high on Mexico's tallest peak, officials said.iGeneral newsGlaciersVolcanoesEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 03:06:05 GMTSuns have big 3rd-quarter rally, beat Magic 105-100, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Knight had 28 points and seven assists in his best game for Phoenix, and the Suns overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 105-100 on Wednesday night.By KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:00:02 GMTHouse committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIShtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionSubpoenasLegal proceedingsCabinetsDiplomacyLegislatureClassified informationInformation technologyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyLaw and orderGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsInternational relationsPolitical issuesIndustriesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaLibyaNorth AmericaNorth AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 05:59:52 GMTBook by Sen. Ted Cruz to be published June 30 YORK (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz's book, "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America," is coming out this summer.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentGovernment and politics2016 United States Presidential ElectionBooks and literatureNational electionsElectionsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsEntertainment, 05 Mar 2015 06:10:20 GMTAustralia police charge 6 with smuggling drugs from Colombia (AP) — Six men were charged in Sydney with drug smuggling and more than 480 kilograms (1,060 pounds) of cocaine and methamphetamine have been seized in Columbia and Australia in a joint Australian-Colombian police operation, officials said Thursday.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeSmugglingCrimeAustraliaColombiaSydneyOceaniaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNew South Wales, 05 Mar 2015 04:41:07 GMTWestbrook has career-high 49, lifts Thunder past 76ers in OT CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook donned a mask and played like a superhero.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAthlete healthPortlandOklahoma CityOklahomaMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 05:43:00 GMTZeller's shot at buzzer lifts Celtics past Jazz (AP) — Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.By KEN POWTAKsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballBostonClevelandMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennessee, 05 Mar 2015 03:13:56 GMTJames scores 29, Cavaliers beat Raptors 120-112 (AP) — LeBron James retaliated on the scoreboard after Jonas Valanciunas tackled him on a drive late in the third quarter.By IAN HARRISONsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 04:40:05 GMTOn the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The site of the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid offers the public the rare chance to try skeleton sledding.By MICHAEL HILLaGeneral newsSportsWinter Olympic gamesSkeletonLakesOlympic gamesEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 06:27:19 GMTToday in History is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015. There are 301 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaCrimeNazismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsViolent crimeGovernment and politicsUnited StatesLouisianaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:40 GMTVenezuelan mayor's arrest casts light on unlikely marriage, Venezuela (AP) — She was raised by a leader of Venezuela's opposition and made a name for herself on a popular anti-government TV show. He is the tourism minister and one of the socialist administration's most passionate defenders.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTV newsArrestsMarriageMunicipal governmentsNews mediaMediaTelevisionLaw and orderCrimeFamily issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:33 GMTUS envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday.By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsWar and unrestCrimeGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestSouth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesPyongyangNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 05:53:59 GMTNuggets win 2nd straight under interim coach Melvin Hunt (AP) — Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets win their second straight since firing coach Brian Shaw, 100-85 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:33:13 GMTGasol's last-second shot lifts Memphis over Rockets 102-100 (AP) — Marc Gasol made a jumper with 0.1 seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 102-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:28:47 GMTPassengers use emergency slides after landing in Denver (AP) — Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, were forced to slide off the plane on emergency chutes soon after landing in Denver on Wednesday.By COLLEEN SLEVINaGeneral newsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 04:13:44 GMTDavis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85 ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis was feeling great, fired up about being back on the court and not at all subtle about showing it.By BRETT MARTELsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 05:35:08 GMTMLS, players agree in principle to 5-year labor contract League Soccer and its players' union agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, establishing free agency for the first time and averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.By RONALD BLUMsSportsAthlete compensationMen's soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsLabor issuesSoccerWages and salariesSports businessSports transactionsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnel, 05 Mar 2015 04:03:04 GMTClinton urges State Dept. to release her emails (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 05 Mar 2015 06:15:30 GMTHornets rout Nets 115-91 in key game in East race YORK (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets didn't try to hide it: This was an important game.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballBrooklynNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 04:12:08 GMTAbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B Inc. says it is buying leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21 billion.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHealth care industryIndustriesCancerDiseases and conditionsHealth, 05 Mar 2015 06:17:37 GMTHome cooking: Spurs return to their court, beat Kings 112-85 ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are back home and beginning to show signs of returning to their old form.By RAUL DOMINGUEZ JR.sSportsMen's sportsNBA FinalsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsTexasSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 05:32:25 GMTMLS minimum: Playing for $36,500 with millionaire teammates, Wash. (AP) — Before he was in Major League Soccer, Zach Scott worked in accounting, as a coach and as a substitute teacher to pay the bills while he played in pro soccer's lower division.By TIM BOOTHaBusinessGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationProfessional soccerWages and salariesMen's soccerSoccerSports businessSports transactionsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesPersonnelMen's sportsInternational soccerWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 04:16:01 GMTAutopsy fails to pinpoint death cause for Oregon baby in car, Ore. (AP) — An autopsy has failed to pinpoint a cause of death for a 6-month-old girl whose father says he forgot her, leaving her for six hours last October in a suburban Portland parking lot with the windows rolled up.aGeneral newsHealthCrimeViolent crimeOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 06:20:17 GMTNYC mayor to tout housing plan to business leaders YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio will bring his message of combating income inequality — and, in particular, his ambitious affordable housing plan — to a group of influential New York City business leaders whose support could prove vital.By JONATHAN LEMIREaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsHousing policyLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 06:05:32 GMT'Duang!' Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word (AP) — Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country's mass culture and entertainment: "duang."By DIDI TANGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityGovernment and politicsLegislatureChinaHong KongBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 05:50:34 GMTWade, Whiteside lead way late, Heat beat Lakers 100-94 (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 25 points and added six assists, Hassan Whiteside grabbed 25 rebounds and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-94 on Wednesday night.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsCelebrityMen's basketballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:44:11 GMTMore mutilated animals found in California's capital city, Calif. (AP) — More mutilated animals were found Wednesday in California's capital city, the third discovery in as many days.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyCrimeSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 04:34:51 GMTObama, Carter, Rice pay tribute to Notre Dame's Hesburgh BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years as president, was remembered Wednesday as a world leader in social issues but someone whose main goal was helping people connect with God.By TOM COYNEaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:44:27 GMTChina stocks lead Asia lower after annual growth target cut KONG (AP) — A tumble in Chinese stocks dragged most other Asian benchmarks lower Thursday after China cut its economic growth target.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsChinaHong KongEast AsiaSingaporeGreater ChinaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 05 Mar 2015 06:28:16 GMTWith Peterson's status in question, Vikings pay a visit Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 05 Mar 2015 03:06:34 GMTCurry shoots Warriors to 102-93 victory over Bucks, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry shook off a rough shooting night to make three straight 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-93 on Wednesday night in their return from a season-high, six-game road trip.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketball, 05 Mar 2015 06:05:03 GMTMicrosoft outlines plan to bridge Xbox and PC video gaming FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is attempting to break down the walls surrounding console gaming.By DERRIK J. LANGhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer electronicsInformation technologyIndustriesBusinessConsumer products and services, 05 Mar 2015 04:16:58 GMTGibson's Ducks shut down Montreal 3-1, take overall NHL lead, Calif. (AP) — John Gibson made 37 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks moved back atop the overall NHL standings with a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night in a meeting of conference leaders.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsCaliforniaMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 05 Mar 2015 06:02:52 GMTNFL stadium supporters in LA suburb file ballot paperwork ANGELES (AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in a Los Angeles suburb filed paperwork Wednesday to bring their plan before voters.aGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessProfessional footballFootballLocal electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:50:37 GMTPrivate email questions emerge as Clinton nears 2016 bid (AP) — Republicans are signaling that questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email account while she was secretary of state will follow her into her widely anticipated presidential campaign.By KEN THOMAShtGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsState governmentsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 06:17:03 GMTAfter Ebola ban, N. Korea opens marathon to foreigners (AP) — After lifting travel restrictions it imposed because of concerns over the Ebola virus, North Korea says foreigners can now take part in one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon, a travel agency said Thursday.Associated PressiGeneral newsSportsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleNorth KoreaJapanEast AsiaPyongyangAsia, 05 Mar 2015 06:19:27 GMTChina lowers growth target, promises to open industries (AP) — China announced a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyConsumer spendingGovernment and politicsPersonal investingPersonal financeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaBeijingTibetGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 03:34:18 GMTFailures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.By ELLIOT SPAGAT and TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeImmigrationGovernment and politicsTheftLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesUnited StatesSan DiegoCaliforniaCameroonDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 05:34:15 GMTTwins prospects return to field in 3-1 win over Minnesota MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor could have made it easier on his former college team if his B squad wasn't so talented.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsFort MyersMinnesotaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:35:50 GMT