FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Mar 2015 03:07:14 -0800Ferguson News Guide: US to make Ferguson announcements soon (AP) — Six months after 18-year-old Michael Brown died in the street in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is close to announcing its findings in the racially charged police shooting that launched "hands up, don't shoot" protests across the nation.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeCrimePoliceHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderGeneral newsEventsSocial issuesSocial affairs, 02 Mar 2015 08:07:24 GMTNo injuries as train hits empty car in Ventura County, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say no one was injured when an Amtrak train with 85 people aboard hit an empty car stopped on the tracks.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCamarilloCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 07:00:14 GMTTourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.By EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Currency marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial marketsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationChinaMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaSingaporeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 07:03:28 GMTChinese shoppers latest target of Hong Kong protest anger KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out in the latest protest against the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsShoppingPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeLifestyleGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 07:40:47 GMTFighting in eastern Ukraine displaces Donetsk's soccer team, Ukraine (AP) — The sleek stadium, built six years ago and host to some of Europe's biggest soccer matches, is silent. It sits in the middle of the city of Donetsk, a war zone controlled by pro-Russian separatists battling Ukrainian troops.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHiGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerMen's soccerMen's sportsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestProfessional soccerHumanitarian crisesSoccerLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsUkraineKievDonetskEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 10:19:58 GMTMyanmar prevents student protesters from marching to Yangon, Myanmar (AP) — Truckloads of police on Monday prevented hundreds of students from continuing their march to Myanmar's biggest city to protest a new law that they say curbs academic freedom.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEducationPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 10:41:36 GMTUN rights office: Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000 (AP) — More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a "merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure," the U.N. human rights office said Monday.By FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsUkraineDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 08:02:27 GMTWhat's on deck today at spring training to watch for today at spring training:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 06:53:05 GMTBritain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China (AP) — Prince William presented China's president with an invitation from the queen for him to visit Britain this year, as the prince on Monday began the first official trip to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation.By LOUISE WATTiGeneral newsInternational relationsInternational agreementsGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyUnited KingdomChinaHong KongBeijingShanghaiEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 09:16:39 GMTSmall SUVs, pricey sports cars to dominate Geneva auto show, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsGenevaGermanyEuropeEast AsiaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeAsia, 02 Mar 2015 09:46:00 GMTAmish to be resentenced for remaining charges in attacks (AP) — Sixteen members of a breakaway Amish community from eastern Ohio are scheduled to be resentenced in Cleveland after a federal appellate court overturned their hate crime convictions.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsReligious strifeHate crimesLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeChristianityReligionSocial affairsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 06:56:32 GMTIraq's Tikrit: A Sunni bastion on the road to Mosul offensive launched Monday by Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters is aimed at capturing Tikrit, a Sunni city 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad that was captured by Islamic State militants during their lightning advance last summer.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 11:03:41 GMTRussia's FM: Killing of Nemtsov 'heinous,' will be probed (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was a "heinous crime which will be fully investigated."iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeRussiaGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 10:45:01 GMTBangladesh arrests suspect in killing of American blogger, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi security officials arrested a suspect Monday in the killing of an American writer who was a prominent critic of extremist Islam and was hacked to death last week as he walked with his wife in Dhaka, a government spokesman said.By JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsArrestsExtortion and threatsAtheismLaw and orderCrimeReligionSocial affairsBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 10:48:50 GMTAfghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAfghanistanUnited StatesKabulCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 07:15:25 GMTIsrael says it foiled Gaza smuggling ring helping Hamas (AP) — Israel says it has foiled a ring that smuggled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited materials to Hamas to rebuild its infrastructure following last year's war.iGeneral newsMaterials industrySmugglingIndustriesBusinessCrimeIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 02 Mar 2015 10:39:39 GMTFrench foreign minister wants probe into Nemtsov killing (AP) — France's foreign minister is calling for an investigation into the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, calling it an "assassination that was revolting."iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsFranceRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 09:36:02 GMTEurozone consumer prices fall again in Feb but pace eases (AP) — The fall in consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone eased in February, official figures showed Monday, in a development that will likely assuage market concerns that the region is set to suffer a pronounced period of deflation.fBusinessPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsEurope, 02 Mar 2015 10:26:22 GMTHomeland Security not the only area of Congress' dysfunction (AP) — Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption.By ANDREW TAYLORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSmall business financingChild and teen healthGovernment-funded health insuranceNational securityIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsInternational tradeEconomySmall businessHealthGovernment programsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 08:17:16 GMTLos Angeles police shoot, kill man in fight caught on video ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers fired on and killed a man on the city's Skid Row during a struggle over one of the officers' guns, and authorities said they planned to use video captured by a bystander in their investigation.By ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 07:34:25 GMTSaunders ponders whether NBA's All-Star break is too long a season full of injuries, many hoped that the new, longer All-Star break would help NBA players catch their breath and recover after a grueling first 3 1/2 months.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsPortlandMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 08:13:03 GMTObama-Netanyahu relations never promised happily-ever-after (AP) — This was never happily-ever-after waiting to happen.By NANCY BENACwGovernment and politicsGovernment programsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsNational electionsElectionsWar and unrestGeneral newsDiplomacyIsraelUnited StatesPalestinian territoriesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 08:28:44 GMTNASA spacecraft nearing its second stop _ dwarf planet Ceres, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is preparing to rendezvous with the largest object in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.aGeneral newsScienceDwarf planetsPlanetsAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaPasadenaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 08:46:57 GMTFormer school principal: 'Jihadi John' hardworking student (AP) — The former school principal of the man who became "Jihadi John" says he was a relatively hardworking student who showed no signs of radicalization.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 02 Mar 2015 09:42:14 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 02 Mar 2015 10:51:18 GMTIce slows business, traffic on Northeast waterways, Maine (AP) — Waterways around the Northeast are beset by ice that is more than a foot thick in some places, making life miserable for those who make their living on the water.By PATRICK WHITTLEaGeneral newsPortlandMaineNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 02 Mar 2015 07:24:16 GMTIraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins (AP) — Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsIslamReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 10:13:15 GMTAt 27-3, Florida State looking like postseason threat GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The seats at Florida State's home arena are now the same color, no longer the hideous palette that made Sue Semrau cringe for 17 years.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsWomen's sportsCollege footballCollege sportsVolleyball gamesVolleyballNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipWomen's basketballFootballEventsBasketballWomen's college basketballCollege basketballFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 08:11:49 GMTUkraine's leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUkraineEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 10:37:10 GMTChild porn court case closed against German ex-lawmaker (AP) — A German court has closed a child porn case against a prominent former German lawmaker in exchange for a 5,000-euro ($5,600) payment.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimes against childrenCrimeGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 10:36:53 GMTJudge to hold hearing on last-minute issues in bombing trial (AP) — The judge in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) will hear last-minute arguments on legal issues that need to be settled before testimony begins in the federal death penalty case.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 07:32:09 GMTNamibian president wins African leadership prize, Kenya (AP) — Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for African leadership, the first African leader deemed worthy of the honor since 2011.By The Associated PressiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfricaNamibiaKenyaNairobiEast AfricaSouthern Africa, 02 Mar 2015 11:07:52 GMTPoulter, Casey tied going to Monday sprint at Honda Classic BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ian Poulter twice hit into water on the sixth hole, including his shot from the fifth tee. There was a three-shot swing on one hole, a two-shot swing on another. That was just the final hour of the Honda Classic on Sunday.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 08:08:48 GMTHomeland Security funding deal elusive (AP) — With a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department possible at week's end, Speaker John Boehner says the House wants to enter talks with the Senate on a final bill funding the agency. Senate Democrats are not interested in joining those talks.By KIMBERLY HEFLINGwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyPolitical partiesNational securityLegislationTV newsImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaTelevisionUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 08:27:41 GMTCovert 'body sculptor' says clients chose her over surgeons (AP) — An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and order, 02 Mar 2015 07:06:32 GMTConstruction picks back up, but it's a different gig now, Fla. (AP) — As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. So he left construction, along with 2.3 million others nationwide during the economic downturn, and got a job installing traffic signals and street lights.By MIKE SCHNEIDERaBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFloridaOrlandoNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 09:55:01 GMTUS Army head warns of defense cutbacks in Britain (AP) — The U.S. Army chief of staff says cuts in British defense spending may undermine the nation's ability to be an effective ally in future military operations.iGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 10:25:32 GMTLos Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video ANGELES (AP) — In a fatal encounter captured on video, three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row during a struggle over one of the officers' guns, authorities said.By ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 10:13:06 GMTEurozone consumer prices fall again in Feb but decline eases (AP) — Official figures show that the fall in consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone eased in February, a development that may assuage market concerns that the region is set to suffer a pronounced period of deflation.fBusinessPricesEconomyEurope, 02 Mar 2015 10:00:57 GMTJohnson shows he's still the man to beat with Atlanta win, Ga. (AP) — One by one, Jimmie Johnson picked off all the drivers ahead of him.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 08:10:06 GMTAustralia bans travel to Iraqi city of Mosul under new law, Australia (AP) — The Iraqi city of Mosul, which is held by Islamic State movement fighters, on Monday became the second terrorist hot-spot to be declared off-limits to Australians under new counterterrorism laws aimed deterring foreign fighters.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTravel laws and regulationsTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAustraliaIraqSyriaMiddle EastOceania, 02 Mar 2015 07:27:02 GMTObama to focus on civil rights struggles past and present (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present.By NEDRA PICKLERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil liberties2016 United States Presidential ElectionRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansUnited States Presidential ElectionPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriVotingCampaignsNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsUnited StatesSelmaAlabamaSouth CarolinaNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 08:20:43 GMTNext Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle FRANCISCO (AP) — For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyRain forestsForestsEnvironment and nature, 02 Mar 2015 08:02:25 GMTKerry, Russian FM meet in Geneva as Ukraine tensions simmer (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.By MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsRussiaGenevaUkraineUnited StatesDonetskEastern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandWestern EuropeNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 09:40:46 GMTRussian opposition leader asks for early release (AP) — Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has requested to be released early from prison so he can attend the funeral of slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.iGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimeRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 07:20:49 GMTWorld stock markets mostly higher following China rate cut (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Monday as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted sentiment following a lower estimate of U.S. economic growth last quarter.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsCommodity marketsEnergy industryIndustriesChinaJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 09:47:03 GMTUS drone kills 2 suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen, Yemen (AP) — Tribesmen and witnesses say a US drone strike killed two suspected al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 08:20:15 GMTJustices hear challenge to independent electoral map drawers (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from Arizona Republicans who want to take away a voter-approved commission's power to draw the state's congressional district boundaries.By MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsVoting districtsElectionsLegislatureArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 08:30:11 GMTFlorida's Rubio close to decision about presidential run BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016.By THOMAS BEAUMONT and PHILIP ELLIOTTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsFloridaBeaumontUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 02 Mar 2015 08:29:30 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia glimpses of daily life around Asia last week, a woman gazed out a broken train window at one of New Delhi's busy railway stations, and Sri Lankan fishermen hauled in their catch.By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 02 Mar 2015 08:50:40 GMT