FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Feb 2015 16:57:01 -0800Iowa State stuns No. 3 Baylor 76-71, Iowa (AP) — Senior Fallon Ellis scored a career-high 18 points and unranked Iowa State stunned No. 3 Baylor 76-71 on Saturday, handing the Lady Bears their second straight loss after a 26-1 start.By LUKE MEREDITHsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsAmesIowaWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:59:40 GMTLewis leads LPGA Thailand by a shot after 3rd-round 73, Thailand (AP) — American Stacy Lewis shot a 1-over 73 on Saturday in hot and humid conditions in the Honda LPGA Thailand to take a one-stroke lead over South Korea's Amy Yang into the final round.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 00:09:45 GMTHarrington takes 36-hole lead, then more rain in Florida BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Padraig Harrington is a 36-hole leader on the PGA Tour for the first time in nearly five years and he knows he has a long way to go.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFloridaIrelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 21:55:51 GMTBiden welcomes pending passage Ukrainian economic plan (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming plans by the Ukrainian government to pass legislation next week to help stabilize the country's economy.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyLegislationBusinessLegislatureUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 23:36:23 GMTBrice Johnson leads No. 15 North Carolina past Miami 73-64 GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help No. 15 North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami with a 73-64 victory Saturday.By STEVEN WINEsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballCollege basketballAthlete healthBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMiamiFloridaNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:51:42 GMTBlasts from women suicide bombers kill 4 in north Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — A witness and a security officer say four people died when two women blew themselves up at a bus stop in a village in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a series of suicide bombings carried out by females and blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.iGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Feb 2015 21:19:50 GMTBrazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.By BRAD BROOKS and AMY FORLITIiGeneral newsArrestsCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderViolent crimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesBrazilRio de JaneiroUnited StatesMinnesotaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:52:27 GMTFrampton stops Avalos to keep IBF super bantam title, Northern Ireland (AP) — Carl Frampton stopped American challenger Chris Avalos in the fifth round to win his first defense of the IBF super bantamweight belt on Saturday.sSports, 01 Mar 2015 00:13:00 GMTTiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself CITY, Mo. (AP) — Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven people in a spasm of violence that ended when the gunman shot himself to death on a rural county road.By MARGARET STAFFORDaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:11:18 GMTWinter's reach: Southwest gets snow, California awaits storm, N.M. (AP) — Parts of the Southwest dealt with a second day of snow Saturday as Californians spent the day waiting for the start of a storm that was expected to bring much-needed rain for much of the state.Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherAccidentsAccidents and disastersAlbuquerqueCaliforniaDallasNew MexicoFort WorthArizonaIowaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 28 Feb 2015 21:50:59 GMTHeat say Bosh has been released from hospital (AP) — Chris Bosh's first step toward recovery is complete. He's home.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 00:21:59 GMTFirm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was deceptive.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsWeight managementLaw and orderCorporate newsNutritionDiet and exerciseLifestyleCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:28:19 GMTWoman convicted in ex-Penn hoops star's death gets treatment, Pa. (AP) — The wife of a former University of Pennsylvania basketball standout found guilty but mentally ill in his stabbing death may soon be paroled to the state mental hospital for treatment.aGeneral newsSportsCelebrityLegal proceedingsBasketballCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crime, 28 Feb 2015 23:41:57 GMTChile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die, Chile (AP) — Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis.iGeneral newsEuthanasiaDeath and dyingHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 22:33:46 GMTRio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city's progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games — activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.By STEPHEN WILSON AND STEPHEN WADEiGeneral newsSportsProtests and demonstrationsWomen's sportsOlympic gamesEnvironmental activismSummer Olympic gamesEventsPolitical and civil unrestEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 23:51:26 GMTEllis has big game as No. 8 Kansas rallies past Texas, 69-64, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis had 28 points and 13 rebounds in a brilliant performance, and eighth-ranked Kansas held on through a tense final minute to beat Texas 69-64 on Saturday night.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKansasLawrenceTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 00:27:50 GMTOfficer hospitalized after she's struck, dragged by car, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer was struck by a car and dragged for more than 30 feet early Saturday, then thrown into a parked car when the vehicle's driver swerved in a bid to escape, police said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:15:00 GMTTV SportsWatch — USA Indoor Championships, at BostonBy The Associated PresssWomen's sportsCollege sportsCollege basketballBasketballMen's golfWomen's basketballGolfProfessional soccerTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaSportsMen's sportsSoccerProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's soccerFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:33:40 GMTGolf Capsules BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Padraig Harrington is a 36-hole leader on the PGA Tour for the first time in nearly five years and he knows he has a long way to go.By The Associated PresssSportsWomen's golfMen's golfMen's sportsGolfWomen's sportsFloridaSouth AfricaThailandUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouthern AfricaAfricaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Feb 2015 22:46:22 GMTCavaliers' Irving to miss second game with shoulder injury (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight game with a strained left shoulder.By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:22:40 GMTHomicide leads Arizona police to arrest man in 2 killings, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say a man arrested in a homicide that occurred Friday is also responsible for the killing of a homeless man last month.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:21:15 GMTRally against Wisconsin anti-union measure smaller than 2011, Wis. (AP) — Thousands of Wisconsin union workers rallied at the Capitol Saturday to protest a "right-to-work" proposal that would outlaw the mandatory payment of union dues, but the crowd was much smaller than those in 2011 against Gov. Scott Walker's law stripping public sector unions of much of their power.By DANA FERGUSONaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:35:40 GMTMexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking CITY (AP) — It's another big score for the Mexican government, which has been tearing through its list of most-wanted drug lords in recent years.By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderOrganized crimeSmugglingMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Mar 2015 00:20:50 GMTStolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta, Ga. (AP) — The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot.By PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingTheftNASCARCrimeAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:19:47 GMTAnnual report offers new clues about Buffett's successor, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he's built as Berkshire Hathaway's CEO over the past 50 years, but he's also willing to admit making a few costly mistakes along the way.By JOSH FUNKaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 28 Feb 2015 22:19:16 GMTNo. 19 Baylor wins 4th in row, 78-66 over hurting No. 20 WVU, Texas (AP) — Taurean Prince scored 20 points, Rico Gathers had another double-double and No. 19 Baylor won its fourth consecutive game, leading throughout in a 78-66 victory over injury-plagued No. 20 West Virginia on Saturday.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWacoWest VirginiaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:19:55 GMTWichita St beats Northern Iowa to win Missouri Valley title, Kan. (AP) — Playing in front of a spirited crowd in one of the biggest home games in school history, Wichita State responded.By JEFFREY PARSONsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIowaWichitaSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth AmericaKansasMissouri, 28 Feb 2015 22:56:23 GMTSenator: Venezuela frees 4 North Dakota missionaries LAKE, N.D. (AP) — Sen. John Hoeven says Venezuela has released four missionaries from North Dakota who were detained several days ago.aGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaNorth DakotaDevils LakeSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:29:27 GMTChristie to Calif. Republicans: No rush to pick 2016 nominee, Calif. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors.By JULIET WILLIAMSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:09:51 GMTNo. 1 Kentucky beats No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 to clinch SEC, Ky. (AP) — Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points, and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 Saturday to clinch the Southeastern Conference regular-season title.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsProfessional basketballKentuckyArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:54:15 GMTNo. 6 Villanova beats Xavier 78-66 for its 10th straight win (AP) — Kris Jenkins' back-to-back 3-pointers started a late run that rallied No. 6 Villanova to its 10th straight victory on Saturday, 78-66 over Xavier.By JOE KAYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sports, 28 Feb 2015 21:29:21 GMTMoody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities.By JASON KEYSERaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityMunicipal governmentsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsGovernment financeChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:02:05 GMTThunder's Russell Westbrook has surgery on cheekbone CITY (AP) — Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had surgery to repair a fracture to his right cheek after getting hit by a teammate's knee.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsPortlandOklahomaMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:02:55 GMTCanada border hours worry residents in small Alaska town, Alaska (AP) — Residents in a small southeast Alaska community are worried that overnight closure of the Canada border will hurt safety and the local economy.aGeneral newsAlaskaCanadaBritish ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 00:12:02 GMTSibert scores 19, Dayton wins at VCU, Va. (AP) — Jordan Sibert scored 19 points as Dayton held off a second-half comeback from No. 22 Virginia Commonwealth to win 59-55 at the Siegel Center on Saturday afternoon.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOhioVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:21:10 GMTExcommunicated Mormon loses her final appeal LAKE CITY (AP) — The co-founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated last year has lost her final appeal to regain membership in the Utah-based church.aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:14:30 GMTWhat Homeland crisis? GOP's McMorris Rogers opts for meeting HILL, Md. (AP) — What near-miss on a Department of Homeland Security shutdown?By JILL COLVINaGovernment and politicsNational securityPolitical partiesMilitary and defensePolitical organizations, 28 Feb 2015 21:22:16 GMTFemininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week (AP) — Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan.By COLLEEN BARRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionFashion designMilan Fashion WeekFashion showsEventsEntertainmentMilanItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 21:56:47 GMTJeff Gordon takes a final spin at track that meant so much, Ga. (AP) — Jeff Gordon admired his latest retirement gift — a miniature race car for his two young children — and thanked the folks at Atlanta Motor Speedway for not going with the obvious choice.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:21:46 GMTVenezuela to limit US diplomat number, require tourist visas, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday that he will limit the number of U.S. diplomats allowed to work in Venezuela and also will require U.S. citizens to apply for visas if they want to visit.By HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsInternational relationsProtests and demonstrationsTravelDiplomacyPassports and visasGovernment and politicsLeisure travelPolitical and civil unrestLifestyleVenezuelaUnited StatesCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:27:05 GMTPolice: Man, 60, crushed to death at Ohio machine shop, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 60-year-old man has been crushed to death at a machine shop in Ohio.aGeneral newsOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:12:48 GMTBlind dog rescued after being lost for 2 weeks in the cold, Alaska (AP) — A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester, Alaska, home during a cold snap has been reunited with her owner.aGeneral newsOdditiesDogsMammalsAnimalsFairbanksAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:53:41 GMTHield leads No. 16 Oklahoma past TCU, Okla. (AP) — Buddy Hield had 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to help No. 16 Oklahoma rally and beat TCU 67-60 on Saturday.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOklahomaNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:23:50 GMTJagr makes Florida debut in Panthers' win over Sabres, Fla. (AP) — Jaromir Jagr made his Florida debut and Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal with 5:58 left in the Panthers' 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.By PAUL GEREFFIsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:13:18 GMTJudge: Man competent for trial in killings of 3 at meeting, Pa. (AP) — A man charged with opening fire during a municipal meeting in Pennsylvania, killing three people, is competent to stand trial, a judge has ruled.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 00:12:34 GMTBrogdon's 19 lead No. 2 Virginia past Virginia Tech, 69-57, Va. (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points and No. 2 Virginia assured itself at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship with a 69-57 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:15:17 GMTAP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsScienceGlaciersEnvironment and natureAntarctica, 28 Feb 2015 21:21:30 GMTDunham leads No. 23 Butler past DePaul 67-53, Ill. (AP) — Kellen Dunham scored 24 points, and No. 23 Butler beat DePaul 67-53 on Saturday to move into sole possession of second in the Big East.By JAY COHENsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:19:03 GMTIwundu's dunk gives Kansas St 70-69 win over No. 12 Iowa St, Kan. (AP) — Wesley Iwundu capped a 22-9 scoring run with a two-handed slam that gave Kansas State a 70-69 win over No. 12 Iowa State on Saturday and back-to-back Top 25 wins.sSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsManhattanKansasIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:56:53 GMTRand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second HILL, Md. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll.By JILL COLVINaGovernment and politicsPublic opinionPolitical partiesSocial affairsPolitical organizations, 28 Feb 2015 23:06:53 GMT