FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:14:07 -08:00Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dd791193fe847289c55c50d0ff022c0Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:35:01 GMTCANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved in to arrest others who defied the order in a final show of dissent.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dd791193fe847289c55c50d0ff022c0McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet with US troopshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b8f75dcdce04df3ba0b364cca6fe0daWed, 22 Feb 2017 23:23:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, one of President Donald Trump's harshest critics, made a secret trip to northern Syria to visit U.S. forces stationed there and discuss the campaign for defeating the Islamic State extremists, his office said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b8f75dcdce04df3ba0b364cca6fe0daPunitive damages allowed in farmer lawsuit against Syngentahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a377e56b92434803bc3fdbdb73ff649aWed, 22 Feb 2017 22:40:30 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge will let some farmers seek punitive damages against the Syngenta seed company for selling genetically modified corn seeds before China approved imports of crops grown from them.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a377e56b92434803bc3fdbdb73ff649aSupport pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70440baf4a5b4020beafbc97785553aaWed, 22 Feb 2017 22:04:55 GMTUNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70440baf4a5b4020beafbc97785553aaOscars look to 'La La Land,' host Kimmel for ratings boosthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/997f4158d16d4be0823a5c0c8ebce9b1Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:54:06 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Oscars had doubled down on nominating films with actors named Ryan, the ceremony's chances for a ratings bounce might be as likely as host Jimmy Kimmel's Trump jokes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/997f4158d16d4be0823a5c0c8ebce9b1The Latest: UN aid convoys increase; access woes continuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ada4b0bb743746378c90c6033945e8f4Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:27:59 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ada4b0bb743746378c90c6033945e8f4David Bowie honors, George Michael tribute top Brit Awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e15d89c1ab48485790fba0cfca3484b4Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:42:09 GMTLONDON (AP) — The Brit Awards recognized big international stars including Drake and Beyonce and a cross-section of home-grown talent Wednesday — but the ceremony was overshadowed by the much-missed David Bowie and George Michael.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e15d89c1ab48485790fba0cfca3484b4DHS chief tells Guatemalans US won't have mass deportationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2d3ed9ac20549678319462d52c02fc4Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:20:55 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said Wednesday on a visit to Guatemala that there won't be mass deportations by the Unites States, but he strongly discouraged any Guatemalans from considering the journey north.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2d3ed9ac20549678319462d52c02fc4Hawaii bill would bar licenses for some foreign fishermenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdaf26ba708e4309b92afa45deb622cdWed, 22 Feb 2017 21:55:01 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen. An Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats off Honolulu and living in subpar conditions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdaf26ba708e4309b92afa45deb622cdHouse speaker gets firsthand look at US-Mexico borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bef9586fb503422584b45c66eab6889bWed, 22 Feb 2017 23:04:13 GMTMCALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Rio Grande valley on Wednesday for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement and prepares to ask Congress to pay for a border wall.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bef9586fb503422584b45c66eab6889bColumn: Lakers can't count on celebrity to bring back gloryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0e82f1b17ff41d3a6141b9653e1dc30Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:22:14 GMTChasing celebrity isn't mentioned anywhere in the first chapter of the playbook to NBA relevance.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0e82f1b17ff41d3a6141b9653e1dc30Transgender wrestler's state bid spotlights Texas policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e639559743ea4df4b492116fe0344a8bWed, 22 Feb 2017 23:39:48 GMTEULESS, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e639559743ea4df4b492116fe0344a8bUtah town struggles after teens charged in girl's shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a39c0176dd1b478c9b0efeffc81c3d10Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:58:25 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Residents of a small town in northern Utah struggled to comprehend Wednesday why two teenage boys plotted to rob and kill a 14-year-old girl before shooting her in the head and leaving her critically wounded in a ditch, according to prosecutors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a39c0176dd1b478c9b0efeffc81c3d10The Latest: Police arrest 9 protesters at Dakota Access camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77f1bd6cf3234305b03443e87d098273Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:24:48 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77f1bd6cf3234305b03443e87d098273Federal trial over Michael Brown's death pushed back to 2018http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d60968e3b57840b489a99271e0c0f0e3Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:36:27 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal trial involving a lawsuit that Michael Brown's parents filed over his 2014 police shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, now won't happen until at least next year, though a judge is giving both sides time to resolve the matter out of court.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d60968e3b57840b489a99271e0c0f0e3Adopted kids see long-lasting effects of Romanian orphanageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87b08fe7213d4397b0498ffa0c6cb5edWed, 22 Feb 2017 23:43:23 GMTLONDON (AP) — Romanian children adopted from overcrowded orphanages in the 1990s were more likely to suffer psychological problems as adults compared to other children taken in by British families, according to a decades-long study.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87b08fe7213d4397b0498ffa0c6cb5edIn Oscar winners about Hollywood, undercurrents of anxietyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbd698fc0e9a4175bc2bd5b82f7e6347Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:34:10 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbd698fc0e9a4175bc2bd5b82f7e6347Police release audio of suspect in Indiana girls' deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4a0a34e8704489d9001a923dcbf6d63Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:00:12 GMTDELPHI, Ind. (AP) — One of two teenage girls killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail last week used her cellphone beforehand to capture video of a man police now consider the main suspect and recorded a male voice saying "down the hill," authorities said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4a0a34e8704489d9001a923dcbf6d63'Monster' ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assaulthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/971b6e4a50fc451cb959305c3c754a29Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:47:13 GMTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a "god."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/971b6e4a50fc451cb959305c3c754a29Cubs' Russell tears up thinking about 2016 accomplishmentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0905238c6594e07b4e15cbc363b936fWed, 22 Feb 2017 22:52:21 GMTMESA, Ariz. (AP) — Addison Russell was laying on his mom's bed in the house he bought the family in Pensacola, Florida, with his signing bonus. His Shih Tzu-poodle mix puppy, Oakley, started licking his face.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0905238c6594e07b4e15cbc363b936fIslamic group sues city over use of mosque's rooms, officeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2b50c762a76469e856faffcecbd0e14Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:14:32 GMTVINELAND, N.J. (AP) — An Islamic organization has filed a discrimination lawsuit against a New Jersey city, claiming its actions are preventing the full use of a mosque.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2b50c762a76469e856faffcecbd0e14Trump administration lifts transgender student bathroom protections, citing legal confusionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95881743c89a43ca99d18606dfe58080Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:06:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration lifts transgender student bathroom protections, citing legal confusion.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95881743c89a43ca99d18606dfe58080Tesla swings to lost in 4Q, says Model 3 on targethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6e8655d4fe947e9897f63d8240a6ca7Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:09:54 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6e8655d4fe947e9897f63d8240a6ca7Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2b3455b3e06499c86102325627abed2Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:05:09 GMTPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she's open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump's tax returns for potential connections to Russia.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2b3455b3e06499c86102325627abed2Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c5db7c506e34e0f9799b7006fb18140Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:37:28 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico's government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c5db7c506e34e0f9799b7006fb18140Earnhardt wants to win a title then ride into retirementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c448dee3f7dc4ce1b2ae9a08e8dd7f55Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:21:37 GMTDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is exactly how Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to end his career.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c448dee3f7dc4ce1b2ae9a08e8dd7f55Gucci presents otherworldly fall-winter collection in Milanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db2c5841a991469d86a222f98ef65336Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:23:28 GMTMILAN (AP) — Milan fashion designers launched six days of fall-winter fashion previews on Wednesday, as the long-accepted runway format undergoes challenges like never before.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db2c5841a991469d86a222f98ef65336LePage asks Trump 'to make Maine woods great again'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e695c82df8742149ac0dbb667d68ac8Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:40:53 GMTPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The governor has asked Republican President Donald Trump to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's designation of a national monument and give back the land that was donated for it.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e695c82df8742149ac0dbb667d68ac8Mississippi self-imposes 1-year football postseason banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9b1f6cc20b34d14a9a1c366b7eeea38Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:45:38 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9b1f6cc20b34d14a9a1c366b7eeea38Barnes tackles urban experience with 'Person of the Crowd'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c091351bb73436ca23454861bdde48cWed, 22 Feb 2017 21:50:32 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is taking art to the streets — and bringing the streets into the museum — as part of a major new exhibition that looks at engaging with public space and the urban experience.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c091351bb73436ca23454861bdde48c7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold lifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89a0fa34232e4d51b84327de51fbce5cWed, 22 Feb 2017 22:07:19 GMTCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89a0fa34232e4d51b84327de51fbce5cLawyer says she failed prep school grad at sex assault trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/859f562cd1a8412b96cd6838c7e970e8Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:36:11 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge determining whether a New Hampshire prep school graduate received effective counsel during his sexual assault trial heard conflicting testimony Wednesday about whether defense lawyers were derailing the case or making reasonable strategic decisions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/859f562cd1a8412b96cd6838c7e970e8Alabama bidding to set execution date for convicted killerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b139e0f7df0a45c6b586996c9f5d75e6Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:41:22 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is bidding to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b139e0f7df0a45c6b586996c9f5d75e6Oklahoma court favors church in Syrian torture lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad3eaed42e604ac4b6b7412cc26b7d62Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:54:42 GMTOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A court has ruled that a man from Syria who says he was tortured in his home country after converting to Christianity has no legal recourse against an Oklahoma church that published his name and baptism online.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad3eaed42e604ac4b6b7412cc26b7d62Security breach at Kennedy Airport unnerves some travelershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d725bafb12c47a79c3767d63c3cd006Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:23:50 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A breach that allowed 11 people to walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation's busiest airports has some travelers scratching their heads about how this could happen even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d725bafb12c47a79c3767d63c3cd006Zika? It hasn't gone away, but some travelers are shrugginghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e269027e64094b30a537af74ed0cb107Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:56:53 GMTZika hasn't gone away, but as the mosquito-borne virus has faded from the headlines, travelers seem less concerned about it than they were last year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e269027e64094b30a537af74ed0cb107Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding themhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9be07bdcb6cd4ecc860f098ec20e7497Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:36:28 GMTDENVER (AP) — Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9be07bdcb6cd4ecc860f098ec20e7497NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2317bd37783416c94b2db2df09b63b8Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:53:31 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million reduction to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other public health challenges — a move intended to eliminate inefficiencies that is being fought by some lawmakers and health advocates who oppose the cuts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2317bd37783416c94b2db2df09b63b8Tesla swings to loss in 4Q, says Model 3 on targethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8850ea272e34b468b2817a13f4a3db3Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:27:04 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8850ea272e34b468b2817a13f4a3db3Reform may have eased jail time for police slaying suspecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d02a0b039b824ebd88bd72040d4ced73Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:23:01 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — California's efforts to ease overcrowding in state prisons did not lead to an early release of a gang member accused of killing a police officer and wounding another but may have shortened the amount of time he was locked up for repeated probation violations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d02a0b039b824ebd88bd72040d4ced73Pelicans' Cousins: He and Davis can 'wreak havoc' togetherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d706042cd8d54b0cabe017585226e440Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:18:46 GMTMETAIRIE, La. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d706042cd8d54b0cabe017585226e440Guatemala leader says DHS chief says no mass deportationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d96282af89094e9d84067fa8ef92474bWed, 22 Feb 2017 21:54:00 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly has visited Guatemala, where he reportedly assured officials there won't be mass deportations by the Unites States.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d96282af89094e9d84067fa8ef92474bTrump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b769d71e904044248fc55a26cbbf2ffeWed, 22 Feb 2017 22:20:20 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is revoking U.S. transgender guidelines, stepping into an emotional national issue and stripping students of federal protections to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching gender identities that differ from their birth certificates.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b769d71e904044248fc55a26cbbf2ffeDNC race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daef9e260ee348bd91b66f81cf0e5a8cWed, 22 Feb 2017 21:55:31 GMTATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daef9e260ee348bd91b66f81cf0e5a8cRevised Trump immigration order delayed until next weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f4563f87d984f629815435d38ad42e7Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:43:09 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is pushing back the release of President Donald Trump's revamped refugee and immigration executive order until next week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f4563f87d984f629815435d38ad42e7Police begin arresting Dakota Access pipeline protesters for failing to meet deadline to leave North Dakota camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82564eaa39bb4f9993b7c4d13b9a96e0Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:17:29 GMTCANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Police begin arresting Dakota Access pipeline protesters for failing to meet deadline to leave North Dakota camp.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82564eaa39bb4f9993b7c4d13b9a96e0Kansas lawmakers fail to override veto of income tax hikeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f9fb7ea18774f6fad4631e83894f2e3Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:32:06 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would undo his signature income tax cut and his allies prevented the Legislature from overriding him, setting up future confrontations over balancing the state budget.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f9fb7ea18774f6fad4631e83894f2e3Jordan Peele turns his focus to directing in 'Get Out'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dab645184af14d96a27e0f67e18009cfWed, 22 Feb 2017 22:56:45 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele is "kind of done" with performing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dab645184af14d96a27e0f67e18009cfThe Latest: Police: About 20 fires set at Dakota Access camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfb874ab72c4417a89b4ff7bf6e61fc4Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:06:34 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfb874ab72c4417a89b4ff7bf6e61fc4The Latest: California dam with earthquake concerns is fullhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9d8cf7b06dd4faa8191ba6b5084fe39Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:08:22 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9d8cf7b06dd4faa8191ba6b5084fe39