FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jan 2015 21:38:51 -0800Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' author (AP) — Australia's main national newspaper was facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureSocial mediaObituariesEntertainmentOnline mediaMediaAustraliaSydneyOceania, 31 Jan 2015 04:38:58 GMTNo. 11 Arizona State women hold off Colorado 68-60, Colo. (AP) — Sophie Brunner and Katie Hempen scored 15 points each, combining for 21 in the second half and No. 11 Arizona State defeated Colorado 68-60 on Friday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsColoradoArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 04:18:39 GMT1st time advertisers make a play with Super Bowl spots YORK (AP) — More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday.By MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsNFL Super BowlFirst time eventsProfessional footballEventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFootballSportsMedia and entertainment industry, 31 Jan 2015 05:14:15 GMTFinished: Pit to access broken Seattle tunneling machine (AP) — The Washington state Transportation Department says the contractor building a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle has finished digging a 120-foot-deep pit that can be used to access and repair the broken tunneling machine.aGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 01:48:56 GMTAP Sportlight — Jim Thorpe, star of the 1912 Olympics, signs to play baseball with the New York Giants.By The Associated PresssSports transactionsMen's skiingWomen's skiingWomen's sportsMen's skatingWomen's skatingMen's sportsMen's golfWomen's golfMen's boxingWomen's boxingMen's tennisWomen's tennisAlpine skiingNBA All-Star GameFIS Alpine Skiing World ChampionshipsSkiingNFL Super BowlCoachingBasketballBoxingAfrican-AmericansNHL All-Star GameCollege sportsGolfSkatingCelebrityBaseballProfessional footballWomen's basketballWinter Olympic gamesMen's basketballProfessional basketballTennisNFL Pro BowlOlympic gamesProfessional baseballSportsSports businessEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballJournalismNews mediaMediaNew YorkUnited StatesPhiladelphiaIllinoisIndianaNew York CityWisconsinCaliforniaLos AngelesChicagoMissouriGermanySan FranciscoPennsylvaniaKentuckyClevelandSacramentoPittsburghHoustonOrlandoDallasGreen BayTampaNorth AmericaUtahColoradoCincinnatiFloridaIndianapolisPortlandSeattleWashingtonNew OrleansOregonTorontoAustriaSt. LouisTorranceEdmontonMontrealWestern EuropeEuropeOhioTexasLouisianaOntarioCanadaAlbertaQuebec, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:25 GMTAmended lawsuit filed in police shooting of Cleveland boy (AP) — An amended wrongful death lawsuit over a Cleveland policeman's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy includes claims related to his parents and sister and references to other use-of-force cases.aGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:40:03 GMTHayward, Utah Jazz upset Golden State Warriors 110-100 LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as the Utah Jazz upset the league's highest-scoring team, the Golden State Warriors, 110-100 on Friday night.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 04:49:30 GMTGerman World War II panzer ace Otto Carius dies at 92 (AP) — Otto Carius, a World War II German panzer ace credited with destroying more than 150 enemy tanks, mostly on the Eastern Front, has died at 92.iGeneral newsWorld War IIObituariesEventsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Jan 2015 02:12:45 GMTVenezuela uses detained reporter in tourism promo (AP) — A short-lived promo posted to Twitter by Venezuelan tourism officials to highlight the nation's openness to foreigners featured a Miami Herald reporter who had been detained while covering the country's elections.aGeneral newsSocial mediaTravelOnline mediaMediaLifestyleMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:34:25 GMTBulgak leads No. 9 Florida State women past Georgia Tech (AP) — Adut Bulgak had 12 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 9 Florida State to an 82-62 win over Georgia Tech on Friday night, extend the Seminoles' winning streak to seven games.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsGeorgiaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 02:27:46 GMTWhat slowing economy? US consumers are in a mood to spend (AP) — There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingLabor economyEconomyGovernment payRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 05:05:53 GMTToday in History is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2015. There are 334 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaLegislatureGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:17 GMTMore measles cases found in California ANGELES (AP) — More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday.aGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksAmusement and theme parksPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 01:13:31 GMTSumptuous seaside hotel sells for record-shattering $360M BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An exceedingly opulent seaside resort in Southern California has sold for an eye-popping $360 million.aBusinessGeneral newsAccommodationsTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 01:23:23 GMTUber says outside review shows customer data safe, private FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies says that if you catch a ride with one of its drivers, your personal and financial data are safe — from Uber itself.htBusinessTechnologyData privacyConsumer privacyConsumer safetyTechnology issuesConsumer affairs, 31 Jan 2015 01:32:06 GMTDespres' OT goal rallies Penguins over Devils 2-1, N.J. (AP) — Defenseman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night.By TOM CANAVANsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 03:06:22 GMTSundance closing-night film, 'Grandma' showcases Lily Tomlin CITY, Utah (AP) — Writer-director Paul Weitz knew what he was after when he was writing "Grandma," the official closing-night selection at the Sundance Film Festival.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 04:20:51 GMTSt. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese files list of assets, debts (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has assets totaling more than $45 million — including about $11 million in real estate — according to a schedule of assets and liabilities filed Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsReligionChristianitySocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeMinneapolisMinnesotaSt. PaulUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 04:20:20 GMTHawks keep streak alive, top Trail Blazers 105-99 (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks keep finding new ways to extend the longest winning streak in franchise history. This time, Kent Bazemore was the surprise star off the bench.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 04:32:22 GMTBerntsen leads No. 19 Princeton women past Harvard 96-46, Mass. (AP) — Amanda Berntsen hit 6 of 7 shots for a career-high 17 points to lead No. 19 Princeton to a 96-46 win over Harvard on Friday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 02:07:34 GMTVarmalov makes 23 saves in Avs' shutout of Predators (AP) — Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 04:50:03 GMTJudge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is mentioned.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeProfessional footballNFL Super BowlViolent crimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderFootballEventsFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 03:48:56 GMTAaron Hernandez won't be allowed to watch the Super Bowl (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez won't be allowed to watch the team take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl while on trial for murder.aGeneral newsSportsCelebrityProfessional footballCrimeNFL Super BowlEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballViolent crimeEvents, 31 Jan 2015 01:19:21 GMTMotorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life.By JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsBlood donationAccidentsHealthBiologyPublic healthAccidents and disastersTransportationScience, 31 Jan 2015 04:46:50 GMTConnecticut legislature approves NRA-opposed judge nominee, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to confirm a state judge nominee who was opposed by the National Rifle Association and other groups because she supported a gun control bill approved in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.aGeneral newsJudicial appointments and nominationsState legislatureGovernment and politicsLegislatureJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsState governmentsLegal proceedingsGun politicsLaw and orderPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth AmericaHartford, 31 Jan 2015 02:02:26 GMTCity will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen YORK (AP) — New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBronxNew York CityManhattanFergusonNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 31 Jan 2015 05:02:16 GMTFather of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S.By REGINA GARCIA CANOaGeneral newsObituariesAberdeenSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 02:48:56 GMTRap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in song.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and BRIAN MELLEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentHit-and-runViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsArrestsLaw and orderHollywoodLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 02:55:58 GMTKansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected $47 million less than anticipated this month, signaling that Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators may have to be more aggressive with spending cuts or other measures to balance the budget.By JOHN HANNAaGovernment and politicsState legislatureLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsNational governmentsKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 02:24:31 GMTPhil Mickelson misses cut in Phoenix Open, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson missed the cut Friday in the Phoenix Open, failing to advance for the sixth time in 26 appearances at TPC Scottsdale.By JOHN NICHOLSONsSportsGolfMen's golfProfessional footballMen's sportsFootballArizonaPhoenixSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 31 Jan 2015 01:45:49 GMTWisconsin Gov. Walker previews likely White House theme (AP) — Criticizing Washington as a city of power-hungry elites, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday offered a preview of his likely White House message between private job interviews with those looking to help his expected presidential campaign.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsCampaignsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaWisconsinMadisonSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:36:20 GMT10 Super Bowl ads that everyone will be talking about YORK (AP) — It's almost show time.By MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlCelebrityEventsTelecommunicationsIndustriesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNFL footballProfessional footballFootball, 31 Jan 2015 05:09:45 GMTTereza Mihalikova wins girls title at Australian Open, Australia (AP) — Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia took out the Australian Open junior girls' title on Saturday, winning five consecutive games after Katie Swan took a medical timeout and beating the British player 6-1, 6-4.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisEventsAustraliaSlovakiaOceaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Jan 2015 04:20:21 GMTRaptors blow big lead, edge Nets 127-122 in overtime YORK (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Amir Johnson made the tiebreaking basket with 41 seconds left in overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 127-122 on Friday night.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballBrooklynNew York CityTorontoNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 31 Jan 2015 03:39:09 GMTShattenkirk's shootout goal lifts Blues past Hurricanes 3-2, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored in the shootout and the St. Louis Blues beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockey, 31 Jan 2015 02:57:45 GMTKo takes lead at LPGA opener, closes in on golf history, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko is one round from potentially making golf history.By MARK LONGsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsOcalaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:32:41 GMTGordon leads Davis-less Pelicans past Clippers, 108-103 ORLEANS (AP) — Eric Gordon looked a lot more like the player the Pelicans thought they were getting when he first arrived in a trade that sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2011.By BRETT MARTELsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 05:13:15 GMTCarter-Williams leads 76ers past Timberwolves 103-94 (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams had a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night in a matchup of two of the league's worst teams.By AARON BRACYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthPhiladelphiaMinnesotaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 02:54:02 GMTMotiejunas scores 26, Rockets top Celtics for 4th win in row (AP) — Donatas Motiejunas wasn't thinking about a new career high when he took an alley-oop from James Harden and hit a layup as he fell to the floor late in the fourth quarter. Preserving a Houston Rockets victory was foremost on his mind.sSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 04:57:23 GMTLeBron returns, Love, Irving team for 44, as Cavs top Kings (AP) — LeBron James met with Cavaliers team doctors Friday night to decide if he would play after missing a game because of a sprained right wrist.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 04:38:09 GMTMavericks embarrass Heat in 2nd half, win 93-72 (AP) — Charlie Villanueva scored 20 points, and the Dallas Mavericks went on an incredible 37-2 run in the second half to embarrass the Miami Heat 93-72 on Friday night.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 03:41:42 GMTElliott headlines 5 drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class, N.C. (AP) — Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingCelebrityAfrican-AmericansNASCAREntertainmentArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 03:06:35 GMTTreasurer McCord to plead guilty in campaign finance case, Pa. (AP) — Rob McCord, who resigned abruptly Friday after serving six years as Pennsylvania's elected treasurer, plans to plead guilty to federal charges accusing him of using his office to threaten potential campaign donors during his failed gubernatorial primary race last year.By MARC LEVYaGeneral newsCampaign finance improprietiesCrimeGovernment and politicsCampaignsElectionsState electionsHarrisburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 01:17:06 GMTAir Force instructor gets 20 years in prison for rapes ANTONIO (AP) — A military jury has sentenced a U.S. Air Force instructor to 20 years in prison for raping two women, including a recruit he was training two decades ago at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsMilitary recruitmentLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 02:31:59 GMTColumn: Ferry builds a powerhouse but won't get to enjoy it (AP) — Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 05:01:17 GMTUS mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 census (AP) — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things.By JEFF KAROUBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityUnited States CensusCensusesLegislatureImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsDemographicsUnited StatesDetroitNorth AfricaMichiganMiddle EastNorth AmericaAfrica, 31 Jan 2015 02:41:19 GMTPrison for NYC duo accused of abusing partly paralyzed woman YORK (AP) — A New York City couple accused of battering a partially paralyzed woman and controlling her finances for more than a year has been sentenced to over a decade in prison.aGeneral newsCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 02:56:55 GMTSheriff: Gun in City Hall shooting came from straw buyer (AP) — The shotgun used by a man who was killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Hall meeting in suburban Minneapolis was illegally channeled to him by a straw buyer, a sheriff said Friday night.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 02:09:34 GMTLaird leads as Tiger shoots 82 and misses the cut, Ariz. (AP) — Rain wasn't the only thing that put a damper on the Phoenix Open on Friday.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 02:05:06 GMTFirst lady defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event YORK (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMoviesEntertainmentVeteransGovernment appointments and nominationsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 01:34:23 GMT