FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 03 Mar 2015 03:04:14 -0800US first lady plans mid-March visit to Japan, Cambodia (AP) — Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a couple of years ago.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVolunteerismSocial affairsCambodiaUnited StatesJapanWest AfricaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEast AsiaAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 11:05:45 GMTChina's top legislative advisory body holds annual session (AP) — The more than 2,000 members of China's top legislative advisory body convened their annual meeting Tuesday, kicking off a political high season that will continue with the opening of the national congress later in the week.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 09:15:05 GMTNew chain stores aim to please Pyongyang consumers, North Korea (AP) — Workers in sharp new uniforms open the doors and turn on the lights about an hour before sunrise at their chain store on the corner of one of Pyongyang's main streets, right smack in the middle of a showpiece area of the capital.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 09:15:59 GMTBarclays takes net loss as past sins linger on balance sheet (AP) — Barclays' fourth-quarter loss widened as the costs of correcting past problems overshadowed progress in streamlining the bank's business after the global financial crisis.By DANICA KIRKAfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 10:34:34 GMTEU report calls for more effort to meet environmental goals (AP) — The European Union's environment body says the 28 member states need to do more to meet long-term environmental goals, including targets for greenhouse gas emissions.iGeneral newsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAir qualityEnvironmental concernsEurope, 03 Mar 2015 09:42:16 GMTForeign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu's (AP) — Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't cause such a fuss.By CONNIE CASSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityLegislatureAfrican-AmericansWorld War IIHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsUnited KingdomUnited StatesIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:14:23 GMTHarrington survives a splash and ends a long drought BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Even in the midst of a drought so long it looked as though Padraig Harrington's best golf was behind him, he never stopped working.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 07:19:33 GMTRangers' rivals counter by stocking up at NHL trade deadline York Rangers general manager Glen Sather struck the first bold move of the weekend by acquiring playmaking defenseman Keith Yandle in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 03 Mar 2015 07:40:23 GMTSwiss economy stronger than expected in 4th quarter (AP) — Official data show that Switzerland's economy expanded by a stronger-than-expected 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter, the last before the country's central bank abandoned its effort to cap the Swiss franc's value against the euro.fBusinessEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policySwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 09:21:27 GMTBus carrying China opera troupe falls off cliff, killing 20 (AP) — A bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China on Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 13, state media reported.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 10:36:53 GMTUS considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition (AP) — The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun.By ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 03 Mar 2015 08:33:59 GMTO'Malley now has 2016 option: a run for president, or Senate (AP) — If Martin O'Malley harbors any doubts about running for president against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he now has a viable alternative.By KEN THOMASwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureCampaignsSchool administrationUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsLocal electionsNational electionsEducationSocial affairsEventsDistrict of ColumbiaMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:32:34 GMTArmani creates new winter trousers with tulip flair (AP) — The final day highlights of Armani and DSquared2 always make a rather odd pairing, representing in many ways the two poles of Milan fashion.By COLLEEN BARRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionFashion showsEntertainmentFashion designMilanItalyNaplesWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 10:44:12 GMT3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill ANGELES (AP) — The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles' downtrodden Skid Row who had special training to deal with the homeless and mentally ill, police leaders said.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsPoliceMental healthViolent crimeCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHealthLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:16:51 GMTReport: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs.By KRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthEpidemicsChild and teen healthAccidents and disastersInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGuineaWest AfricaSierra LeoneChadLiberiaN'DjamenaCentral AfricaEast AfricaAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 09:21:17 GMTPhilippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino-British company says the Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesPhilippinesManilaChinaSouth China SeaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 03 Mar 2015 10:27:42 GMTIndonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglers, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is nearly ready to execute by firing squad nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.By NINIEK KARMINIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderIndonesiaAustraliaJakartaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceaniaJava, 03 Mar 2015 10:03:16 GMTDNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species, Wash. (AP) — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.By PHUONG LEaGeneral newsScienceAnimalsSalmonEnvironmentSalamanders and newtsEnvironmental scienceCell biologyEnvironmental concernsNative AmericansFishEnvironment and natureAmphibiansEnvironmental conservation and preservationBiologyWildlifeWashingtonBellevueIdahoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 03 Mar 2015 08:03:32 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPoliceCrimeViolent crimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politics, 03 Mar 2015 10:47:28 GMTYemen's leader suggests Riyadh for dialogue with rebels, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Tuesday offered the Saudi capital Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's own capital Sanaa.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsYemenSaudi ArabiaSanaaMiddle EastRiyadh, 03 Mar 2015 10:38:11 GMTLiberia calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild economies (AP) — Liberia's president is calling for a plan of international aid to help eradicate Ebola from western Africa and rebuild economies, as the number of deaths from the disease approaches 10,000.iGeneral newsHealthEconomyInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsBusinessLiberiaWest AfricaEuropeAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 10:25:24 GMTChina's top political advisory body meets for annual session (AP) — The more than 2,000 members of China's top political advisory body have convened their annual meeting to put forward proposals for the national congress.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 07:54:36 GMTTapes surface of 'Jihadi John' talking about UK scrutiny (AP) — Audio tapes have surfaced in which a man identified as "Jihadi John" complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 10:34:56 GMTNKorea: US-South Korea drills 'unprecedentedly provocative' (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister is telling an international disarmament conference that the current round of U.S.-South Korean military drills is "unprecedentedly provocative."iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 10:43:43 GMTFierce clashes outside Iraq's Tikrit after new offensive (AP) — Officials in northern Iraq say troops are clashing with Islamic State militants south of the militant-held city of Tikrit, as roadside bombs have slowed an offensive launched to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestIraqMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 09:40:39 GMTNepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem, Nepal (AP) — Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association said Tuesday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsMountainsWaste managementOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 07:22:16 GMTTurkey: Notice on military maneuvers in Aegean was a mistake, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says a recent notice seeking to reserve a large swath of airspace over the Aegean Sea for military maneuvers was issued by mistake and then canceled.iBusinessGeneral newsTurkeyGreeceAegean SeaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 10:51:29 GMTNetanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the danger Iran poses to his nation's survival and voice reservations about any nuclear deal President Barack Obama and international negotiators might sign with Israel's archenemy.By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsLegislatureWeapons of mass destructionIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:31:11 GMTAirlines stop accepting rechargeable battery shipments (AP) — Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFiresAccidents and disastersTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:35:16 GMTHomeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons (AP) — After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House without restrictions conservatives demanded on President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Even so, it stands a good chance of passage.By DAVID ESPOwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:33:08 GMTFerguson News Guide: No charges expected for policeman (AP) — The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostly white department. But the probe, nearing release, is likely to stop short of charging the officer whose shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old touched off weeks of protests.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimePoliceCrimeRace and ethnicityHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 03 Mar 2015 08:30:06 GMT5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse (AP) — Several misperceptions crop up in the heated debate over Congress' impasse at providing money for the Department of Homeland Security and averting a partial shutdown at week's end.By CHARLES BABINGTONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislature2015 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionImmigration policyPrimary electionsHouse electionsPolitical partiesNational securityConservatismImmigrationFilibustersGeneral electionsEventsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsLegislationPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:27:30 GMTNew Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back DELHI (AP) — One of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.By ASHOK SHARMAiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDocumentariesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNew DelhiIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 10:36:48 GMTKerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it, Switzerland (AP) — Top U.S. and Israeli officials are spending the day focusing on an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, but from opposite corners. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wants to bridge differences with Tehran while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to criticize the pact before Congress.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelTehranIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 10:40:48 GMTItalian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.aGeneral newsGlaciersEnvironment and natureAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 09:02:41 GMTEgypt court suspends legislative election after court ruling (AP) — An Egyptian court has suspended the country's upcoming parliamentary elections, following an earlier Supreme Constitutional Court ruling deeming laws regulating the vote unconstitutional.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsNational electionsNational courtsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderElectionsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 10:37:06 GMTIndian envoy in Pakistan after talks broke down last year (AP) — India's foreign secretary arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit Tuesday, marking the first high-level meeting since talks broke down between the two nuclear-armed rivals last year.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPakistanIndiaIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 08:07:12 GMTPalestinians confiscate Israeli goods in boycott campaign, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians urging a boycott of Israeli products have begun confiscating goods in the West Bank, a movement leader said Tuesday, after activists dumped a truckload of Israeli milk and yogurt in a main square to the cheers of supporters.iGeneral newsBoycottsPolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 09:45:55 GMTParents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage ANGELES (AP) — The parents of the first three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived, contending they ignored numerous warning signs that he was violent and unstable.aGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:18:32 GMTJapan negotiator: TPP trade deal with US do-able by spring (AP) — A deal between Japan and the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring, a top Japanese trade negotiator said Tuesday.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 09:14:38 GMTConcerns over drug prompt delay of Georgia woman's execution, Ga. (AP) — Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 09:38:24 GMTRussia's currency reserves drop as state finances squeezed (AP) — Russia's finance ministry says the country's foreign currency reserves dropped by almost 10 percent in dollar terms in February after the government sought to fill a hole in the state budget, where revenues have suffered due to low oil prices.iBusinessGeneral newsReserve assetsCurrency marketsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsFinancial marketsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 10:52:36 GMTLEADING OFF: What's on deck today at spring training to watch for today at spring training:By The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEvents, 03 Mar 2015 07:04:25 GMTAirlines move to better track planes a year after Flight 370 YORK (AP) — At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss.By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ and DAVID KOENIGhtBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370TechnologyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsMalaysiaAtlantic OceanSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 07:36:51 GMTFinal week of regular season filled with intriguing matchups tournaments begin this week and there will be some important games for ranked teams in a few of the smaller leagues.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 07:25:34 GMTAfghan avalanches bury more homes in freezing north, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan disaster official says three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan have been cut off by avalanches, just a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley not far from the capital, Kabul.iGeneral newsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 10:06:15 GMTMourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov (AP) — One by one, thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday, many offering flowers as they paid their last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia's beleaguered opposition.By LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsWar and unrestRussiaMoscowUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 10:18:03 GMTGlobal stocks limp as focus shifts back to China economy (AP) — Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq as investors looked ahead to the release of China's growth target.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsEconomyStock marketsCommodity marketsJapanChinaEast AsiaAustraliaAsiaGreater ChinaOceania, 03 Mar 2015 08:50:00 GMTVenture capitalist to take stand in Silicon Valley lawsuit FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and is set to take the stand Tuesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has sparked debate over the treatment of women in the high-tech and venture capitalist arenas.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 08:11:35 GMTBlizzard conditions expected for parts of Upper Midwest (AP) — Residents across the Upper Midwest may soon get the snowfall some have been wanting more of this winter.aGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherStormsMinnesotaMinneapolisMilwaukeeWisconsinFlagstaffBostonArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 03 Mar 2015 07:26:55 GMT