FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Feb 2015 23:26:51 -0800Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, dies at 97 BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as football and who championed human rights around the globe, has died. He was 97.By TOM COYNEaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesObituariesGovernment and politicsFootballSocial issuesSocial affairsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 07:23:05 GMTSteen scores winner in SO to lift Blues past Jets, Manitoba (AP) — Alexander Steen got the winning goal in the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsWinnipegManitobaCanadaNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:42:47 GMTGunman kills 3, found dead in South Korean city: police, South Korea (AP) — A gunman shot and killed three people Friday before he was found dead at a home in a city near the capital Seoul in the second such incident in three days, police officials said.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 06:02:59 GMTEmployer: Man accused in IS group plot was about to quit job YORK (AP) — The employer of one of three men charged with plotting to help the Islamic State group says the suspect was about to quit his restaurant job.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrime, 27 Feb 2015 05:44:51 GMTNetflix's 'House of Cards' returns in full for 3rd season YORK (AP) — Michael Kelly did everything he could to stay under the radar.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainment, 27 Feb 2015 05:16:46 GMTUnidentified attackers hack US blogger to death in Dhaka, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent U.S. blogger, known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, has been hacked to death by unidentified attackers in Bangladesh's capital, police said Friday.By JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 04:27:29 GMTNic Moore scores 16 points, No. 21 SMU beats Memphis 66-57, Tenn. (AP) — Nic Moore scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and No. 21 SMU pulled away to beat Memphis 66-57 on Thursday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:53:54 GMTEarl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86 Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.By The Associated PresssSportsObituariesAfrican-AmericansMen's basketballCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 27 Feb 2015 06:12:47 GMTHong Kong woman gets 6 years in Indonesian maid abuse case KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong mother of two was given a six-year prison term Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that aroused widespread outrage over its brutality.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHong KongIndonesiaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 27 Feb 2015 06:21:33 GMTGlendening scores winner in Red Wings' 3-2 win over Sharks JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Luke Glendening scored with 1:15 remaining, completing a comeback victory for the Detroit Red Wings, who beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.By RICK EYMERsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeySan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 06:31:50 GMTBoat capsizes off Macau, 15 people missing (AP) — A suspected people-smuggling boat carrying 19 people capsized off the Chinese territory of Macau on Friday, leaving 15 people missing, the Macau government and Chinese state media said.iGeneral newsMissing personsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 04:34:36 GMTAustralian laws on storing phone, Internet records to change, Australia (AP) — A parliamentary committee has recommended a major rewrite of draft laws that would force Australian telephone companies and Internet providers to store customers' personal data for the convenience of law enforcement agencies.htGeneral newsTechnology law and ethicsTechnology issuesTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyLegislationLegislatureAustraliaOceania, 27 Feb 2015 07:03:36 GMTCrawford stops 20 shots for 3-0 win over Panthers, Fla. (AP) — Teuvo Teravainen got off to a quick start in his first game since being recalled from the minor leagues.By PAUL GEREFFIsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:48:00 GMTPrince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince (AP) — Britain's Prince William, on his second day of his four-day trip to Japan, is having tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentJapanUnited KingdomTokyoEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 05:05:42 GMTJohnson's 15 points leads No. 7 Arizona past Colorado,, Colo. (AP) — Stanley Johnson scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half and No. 7 Arizona easily beat struggling Colorado 82-54 on Thursday night.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsCollege sportsArizonaColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:17:48 GMTToday in History is Friday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2015. There are 307 days left in the year.By The Associated Pressa1990-91 Gulf WarConstitutional amendmentsAccidents and disastersEventsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryWar and unrestUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:57 GMTCambodians angered over nude photo incidents at temples REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.By KRISTI EATONiGeneral newsLifestyleTravelLeisure travelCambodiaPhnom PenhSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 06:05:48 GMTRock 'n' roll dreams come true for adults at Minnesota camp LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — Just because you have a family and a mortgage doesn't mean you can't rock and roll.By JEFF BAENENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentSeniors, 27 Feb 2015 06:56:02 GMTCuban cigar makers anticipate big bucks from US travelers (AP) — Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos" sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiBusinessGeneral newsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsEventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 05:03:10 GMTJapan data signal slow recovery, despite lower energy costs (AP) — Japanese factories churned out more machinery and electronic devices in January as export shipments rose, but lower energy costs due to cheaper crude oil failed to provide a long-awaited boost to consumer spending.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 04:56:14 GMTNo. 3 Gonzaga sluggish but gets past San Diego, 59-39, Wash. (AP) — For all the frustration it caused, the slower and sometimes sluggish way No. 3 Gonzaga was forced to play Thursday night by San Diego could prove to be a benefit.By TIM BOOTHsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 06:58:57 GMT2 vandalism suspects rescued after being stranded on cliff FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men suspected of vandalizing a historic military structure at a national park north of San Francisco had to be rescued by authorities after they were stranded on a steep cliff while trying to escape Thursday, authorities said.aGeneral newsVandalismCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 06:27:13 GMTDespite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon. But the centerpiece of the visit, a much-hyped speech to Congress arguing against the international community's emerging nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, has been overshadowed by a damaging battle with the White House and electoral intrigue back home.By ARON HELLERiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsWeapons of mass destructionWar and unrestPolitical issuesIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastIranDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 07:02:43 GMTSyria expels 2 key UN humanitarian staffers NATIONS (AP) — The Syrian government expelled two key U.N. humanitarian staffers because of their contact with armed opposition groups while trying to arrange aid deliveries — a decision that could harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city, the U.N. humanitarian chief says.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyHumanitarian crisesCivil warsHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsInternational relationsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 27 Feb 2015 05:16:10 GMTThe big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth.By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsScienceWeatherGlaciersOceansEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateAntarctica, 27 Feb 2015 05:11:03 GMTNo charges yet for pickup driver in train crash 'mistake', Calif. (AP) — Investigators on Thursday were trying to determine why a pickup truck driver mistakenly turned onto railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train, and prosecutors said they would await more answers before deciding to file charges.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsHit-and-runAccidentsCrimeAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 07:25:25 GMTNic Moore scores 14 points, No. 21 SMU beats Memphis 66-57, Tenn. (AP) — Nic Moore scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and No. 21 SMU pulled away to beat Memphis 66-57 on Thursday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:36:14 GMTJapan data signal slow recovery despite lower energy costs (AP) — Japanese factories churned out more machinery and electronic devices in January as export shipments rose, but lower energy costs due to cheaper crude oil failed to provide a boost to consumer spending.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial servicesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 06:29:28 GMTHollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal, Philippines (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013.By BULLIT MARQUEZiGeneral newsScienceClimateNatural disastersEnvironmental concernsAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherEnvironment and natureEnvironmentGovernment and politicsPhilippinesFranceManilaParisSoutheast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 07:24:26 GMTOfficial: Remains of 3 recovered from Washington state fire, Wash. (AP) — Investigators have recovered the remains of three people from the debris of a fire that destroyed a home in the southwest Washington community of Winlock early Thursday, a police chief said.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 05:14:32 GMTFijians get to design new flag as nation ditches Union Jack, New Zealand (AP) — Fijians will get the opportunity to design a new flag as the country prepares to ditch Britain's Union Jack.By NICK PERRYiGeneral newsFijiNew ZealandOceania, 27 Feb 2015 06:02:11 GMTWestbrook gets triple-double but Suns beat Thunder 117-113 (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 39 points in his 12th career triple-double but missed what would have been the game-tying layup with 5.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Phoenix Suns beat Oklahoma City 117-113 on Thursday night to snap the Thunder's seven-game winning streak.By BOB BAUMsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballPortlandPhoenixOklahoma CityMaineUnited StatesNorth AmericaArizonaOklahoma, 27 Feb 2015 07:20:17 GMTLA teachers, union leaders rally amid stalled talks ANGELES (AP) — Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park on Thursday in demand of higher wages and smaller class sizes amid stalled contract negotiations.By CHRISTINE ARMARIOaBusinessGeneral newsLabor negotiationsEducationLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsTeachingPersonnelLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 05:52:59 GMTTruck driver in California train crash released from jail, Calif. (AP) — A driver who left his pickup truck on the tracks in a crash with a Southern California commuter train has been released from jail.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCriminal investigationsHit-and-runCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 05:58:38 GMTNHL Capsules, Fla. (AP) — Corey Crawford earned his second shutout of the season in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew YorkOhioBuffaloColumbusNashvilleSan JosePhiladelphiaNew York CityWinnipegTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennesseeCaliforniaPennsylvaniaManitobaCanadaOntario, 27 Feb 2015 06:31:17 GMTHong Kong court sentences woman to 6 years in jail for abusing Indonesian maid KONG (AP) — Hong Kong court sentences woman to 6 years in jail for abusing Indonesian maid.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 04:23:30 GMTNo. 13 Utah routs Arizona St 83-41 with dominant first half LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Utes sent a message to the Pac-12-leading Arizona Wildcats with their play on Thursday night.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArizonaUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 06:40:54 GMTLeBron scores 42, Cavs beat Warriors for 18th win in last 20 (AP) — LeBron James says he isn't about personal statements. He made one anyway Thursday night.sSportsMen's sportsNBA FinalsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsClevelandTorontoOhioUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 27 Feb 2015 05:39:25 GMTMissouri auditor dies in 'apparent suicide,' police say CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself in what police described as an "apparent suicide," minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview.By DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSuicidesState governmentsPrimary electionsChristianityElectionsReligionSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRace and ethnicityMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 06:53:02 GMTVenezuela newspaper that opposed Chavez ends daily edition, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuela newspaper started by a former guerrilla as a forum to criticize the socialist revolution started by the late President Hugo Chavez is ending its daily print edition amid a shortage of newsprint and what it says is a pattern of government harassment.By JORGE RUEDAiBusinessGeneral newsNewspapersNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 04:42:04 GMTLights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy (AP) — Lights, camera ... blossom!By KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsLifestyleTravelHome and gardenFlowersLandscape designGardeningMoviesPlantsHobbiesRecreation and leisureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentArchitecturePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 06:16:28 GMTDubnyk wins his 14th with Wild in 4-2 win over Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have been playing very well since trading for Devan Dubnyk in January. Winning in the toughest building this season in the NHL has given them another nice confidence boost.By TERESA M. WALKERsSportsMen's sportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMinnesotaNashvilleUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennessee, 27 Feb 2015 05:28:10 GMTParents of slain journalist James Foley: US should do more, Ariz. (AP) — The government — and the press — failed to do enough to save the life of the freelance journalist who was the first American killed by Islamic State militants, James Foley's parents said at a university forum Thursday.By ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsHostage situationsNewspapersKidnappingGovernment policyGovernment and politicsJournalistsNews mediaMediaCrimeUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:20:12 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideBy The Associated PresssSports, 27 Feb 2015 07:02:12 GMTIndiana may allow 'baby boxes' for surrendering newborns (AP) — On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what's inside could save an abandoned newborn's life.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsFamily issuesState legislatureLegislationSocial affairsLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsIndianaFort WayneUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 06:43:19 GMTNo. 24 California women beat Oregon 74-59, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Boyd had 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting and handed out six assists as No. 24 California women beat Oregon 74-59 Thursday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsOregonEugeneCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:18:03 GMTUniversity spokesman says Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, has died at 97 BEND, Ind. (AP) — University spokesman says Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, has died at 97.aGeneral newsSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:31 GMTSens' Andrew Hammond ends LA Kings' 8-game win streak, 1-0 ANGELES (AP) — With each gritty victory, Andrew Hammond's NHL success story gets a bit more preposterous. And the Ottawa Senators' playoff hopes become slightly less improbable.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyHammondLos AngelesCaliforniaLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 07:01:45 GMTAfghan avalanches, flooding taking toll across the country, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say that severe conditions and lack of machinery are hampering efforts to reach people trapped, injured or dead after avalanches and flooding across large swaths of the country.iGeneral newsFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 07:25:40 GMTTop-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinals, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the Mexico Open semifinals.sSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 06:19:57 GMT