FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:14:32 -08:00Left-hander Peterson shoots 62, leads Joburg Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02e3c356daba4d73811ac71837d48f6bThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:54:59 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — American golfer Paul Peterson birdied four of his last five holes to shoot a bogey-free 9-under 62 Thursday before play was suspended because of a waterlogged course in the first round of the Joburg Open.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02e3c356daba4d73811ac71837d48f6bPakistani official: Explosion kills 8 in city of Lahorehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e94f9ee72c3e49e7998705c12b5be4a5Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:45:07 GMTLAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Explosives in a building under construction ignited Thursday, ripping through a market in an upscale neighborhood in the eastern city of Lahore, killing eight people, officials said. It was not immediately clear whether the explosives were meant to be a bomb or merely stored in the building.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e94f9ee72c3e49e7998705c12b5be4a5Zoo: Live video of giraffe giving birth was labeled explicithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e98375f4d58f4229ae256391874b9868Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:51:14 GMTHARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of a New York zoo planning to live-stream a giraffe giving birth says the video feed was briefly removed from YouTube because animal rights activists labeled it sexually explicit.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e98375f4d58f4229ae256391874b9868Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8481371d50dd406ea1afd94b57230eaeThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:30:44 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job market.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8481371d50dd406ea1afd94b57230eaeThe Latest: Activist says camp shutdown not end of the fighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e23813984d6849ccadb38f711620d70dThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:20:37 GMTCANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the closing of a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e23813984d6849ccadb38f711620d70dUS stocks start mixed as energy companies bounce backhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79f600bd86ca47d5b30d4041f0ea290eThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:14:14 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. indexes are mixed early Thursday following modest losses the day before. Energy companies are making the biggest gains as the price of oil jumps and companies that pay big dividends are rising as bond yields slip. Technology and industrial companies are taking small losses.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79f600bd86ca47d5b30d4041f0ea290eThe Oscars are less white, but the industry hasn't changedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2318668a32994fbe989695a490b18318Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:57:02 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse a group as the organization has ever seen, thanks to films like "Moonlight," ''Fences," ''Hidden Figures" and "Loving."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2318668a32994fbe989695a490b18318Oscars still lagging in female and minority representationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63c2565ee22849f790228705041c5942Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:06:49 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2017 Oscar nominations were a banner year for black nominees both in front of and behind the camera, but other nonwhite groups and women were largely left out of the running. As #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign said, her hashtag was never about just black actors, but all communities marginalized in Hollywood including Asians, Latinos, and women.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63c2565ee22849f790228705041c5942When test-driving a new car, take the technology for a spinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc1e913a78544c54bb042c0b74465a0aThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:01:20 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Car shopping isn't just about kicking the tires anymore. It's also about testing the technology.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc1e913a78544c54bb042c0b74465a0aHow to buy a home when you haven't sold yours yethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b17e3e9746354381b962b15de8e20aacThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:03:22 GMTYou've found the perfect new home for your family, but your current house hasn't sold yet. You can't afford to carry two mortgages, or maybe you were counting on money from your sale to help with the down payment and closing costs.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b17e3e9746354381b962b15de8e20aacNYC lowers cost estimate for presidential protectionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34bd8c4997cf4ace8a24688821297d30Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:44:14 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34bd8c4997cf4ace8a24688821297d30The Latest: Conway thanks conservatives for election helphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed820820601240a5a88de177c7443e21Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:12:15 GMTOXON HILL, Maryland (AP) — The Latest on the Conservative Political Action Conference (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed820820601240a5a88de177c7443e21Police: 3 men die in late-night shooting at Miami warehousehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0b637a75e74490889ffab5555e62580Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:29:06 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Police say three men are dead following a shooting at a Miami warehouse.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0b637a75e74490889ffab5555e62580Catching up with 'Hurt Bae' and her viral breakup famehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/107b51d1840446a084b2163cbd9c14fdThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:28:52 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — What does a truly nasty breakup get you? Internet fame, for some, or is it more like notoriety?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/107b51d1840446a084b2163cbd9c14fdWoman says billboard's message slams gender equalityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71e06ea7a792479895c6d9bd0544fec1Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:01:27 GMTWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Women are planning this weekend to protest a North Carolina billboard with a message they say is a slam on gender equality, according to media reports.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71e06ea7a792479895c6d9bd0544fec1Israeli court rejects plea bargain in ex-Chief Rabbi casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d0ebb2de06146dbb0196a95a10cc1b0Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:03:17 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem court rejected a plea bargain with a former chief rabbi of Israel over corruption charges, adding another year of prison time.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d0ebb2de06146dbb0196a95a10cc1b0$3.35M settlement for family of black teen killed by officerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a85f16e82d274e52b3ee472eadf7bd84Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:48:35 GMTMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Relatives of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by police in Madison, Wisconsin, say they have settled a federal civil rights lawsuit for $3.35 million.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a85f16e82d274e52b3ee472eadf7bd84The Latest: Wis. gov tells conservatives 'go big, go bold'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63a5a9f28812493aa72985f80caa5e09Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:50:54 GMTOXON HILL, Maryland (AP) — The Latest on the Conservative Political Action Conference (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63a5a9f28812493aa72985f80caa5e09Glencore upbeat on outlook as commodity prices revivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cd0a59c5eb04dea9af5157f6053d7f6Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:27:13 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The chief executive of Glencore says the Swiss mining and metals company is better positioned than ever after core profits rose 48 percent last year amid recovering commodity prices and cost cutting policies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cd0a59c5eb04dea9af5157f6053d7f6Surfer 'paradise' in Puerto Rico at stake in hotel fighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/110c38f5c001494bba90ca842faa0119Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:11:10 GMTAGUADILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — The sun had just risen along Puerto Rico's northwest coast when Paul Schmidt hopped off his surfboard and emerged from the water at Wilderness Beach, ending another session at a remote area that draws surfers from around the world looking for the next big wave.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/110c38f5c001494bba90ca842faa0119Philippine court orders arrest of president's leading critichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84e835e17c274eb183f4d3b344e85472Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:31:42 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court issued an arrest warrant on drug charges Thursday for an opposition senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly anti-drug crackdown.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84e835e17c274eb183f4d3b344e85472The Latest: California floods strand horses at rancheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54fdacb5e16b46a487b2685fd5d433f4Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:19:04 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the storms in California (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54fdacb5e16b46a487b2685fd5d433f4Olympic bid withdrawal new setback for Hungarian leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bee9c81c58f244c988f5a034cf3db5abThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:49:44 GMTBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The decision to withdraw Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is the third political defeat for Hungary's populist prime minister in less than a year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bee9c81c58f244c988f5a034cf3db5abAdvocates urge judge to keep injunction on Yellowstone damhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0ed0c688d2f405a837a796dd3f04ee9Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:37:03 GMTBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates are urging a federal judge to keep in place an injunction blocking a $57 million irrigation dam and fish passage proposed for the Yellowstone River.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0ed0c688d2f405a837a796dd3f04ee9Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d5e8bb57fec4302aeaaa9493bd22c96Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:23:50 GMTRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian activist says an Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence, after the man was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by Hamas.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d5e8bb57fec4302aeaaa9493bd22c96Paris teens block schools to protest alleged police rapehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd552a4fd0624612bd52a5db24a10d1dThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:21:52 GMTPARIS (AP) — Paris teenagers blockaded high schools with burning garbage cans and skirmished with riot officers at an unauthorized protest Thursday, angered by the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton and other police abuse.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd552a4fd0624612bd52a5db24a10d1dBuilding to be named for legislator slain in church shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/028c7d9e86614cfd8c391fee2ba6b3e4Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:57:22 GMTRIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina senator and pastor who was slain during the Charleston church shootings will have a county building named in his honor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/028c7d9e86614cfd8c391fee2ba6b3e4Woman killed by flying debris as Storm Doris batters Britainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acd582ddc36745978e6398dddb60ec7fThu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:43 GMTLONDON (AP) — A woman has been killed by flying debris in central England as storm winds of more than 90 mph (145 kph) batter the United Kingdom.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acd582ddc36745978e6398dddb60ec7fAuthorities plan case update on teacher missing since 2005http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e80949c73ca7442f87d9ba2b97ed0218Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:53:23 GMTOCILLA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in rural south Georgia say they plan to update the public on their 11-year search for a missing teacher.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e80949c73ca7442f87d9ba2b97ed0218Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86d8a6d16e5e463c8ed976b0e3428f6fThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:59:55 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86d8a6d16e5e463c8ed976b0e3428f6fNASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft stuck making long lapshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8bb6bcefdda49bbb8cb1cad98a6f460Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:40:08 GMTCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky valves.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8bb6bcefdda49bbb8cb1cad98a6f460Stray bullet bounces off Oregon woman's headhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3509a89c05e540d89c1a2423c627896dThu, 23 Feb 2017 16:02:45 GMTBEND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a Central Oregon woman suffered a small bump when a stray bullet crashed into her home and bounced off her head.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3509a89c05e540d89c1a2423c627896dBrazil's sexy Carnival puts Pentecostal mayor in tight spothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/affd7e93be9546768e7c37b53f7f7adfThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:15:07 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — While campaigning last year to become Rio de Janeiro's mayor, Marcelo Crivella, a retired Pentecostal bishop, insisted his faith would not get in the way of governing the nation's most famous city.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/affd7e93be9546768e7c37b53f7f7adfAP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/640a2ea611b545c09e7fe8a0c9afbd17Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:40:52 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ahead of Sunday's 89th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony many expect will be a "La La Land" sweep.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/640a2ea611b545c09e7fe8a0c9afbd17New Yale Law dean stresses standing up for rule of lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3358e40033b54adbb4e67ba1587026acThu, 23 Feb 2017 16:07:13 GMTNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As the next dean of Yale Law School, Heather Gerken says a key challenge will be figuring how best to stand up for the rule of law.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3358e40033b54adbb4e67ba1587026ac'24:Legacy' producers apologize for using Kenya attack videohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fba8b38334c54f289ffdb8a22a822cccThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:48:21 GMTNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The executive producers of the new Fox series "24: Legacy" are apologizing for using footage from a terror attack at a Kenya mall that killed 67 people.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fba8b38334c54f289ffdb8a22a822cccUS-backed Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military basehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43408989df1e4626b7053613e744d68cThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:42:17 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led international coalition fought their way Thursday into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State group militants.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43408989df1e4626b7053613e744d68cSome San Jose residents return to waterlogged homeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5040c0aec5f64014b4dd43562a74bc49Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:24:22 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5040c0aec5f64014b4dd43562a74bc49Power of science: Warriors thrive with chemistry experimenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d7f8aa933c34b96a3d0ac27b4aa0f91Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:58:46 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Zaza Pachulia holds his own during competitive games of poker on the airplane alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson — they call it the "Good Guys Table." Andre Iguodala and JaVale McGee, one-time teammates with Denver reunited in Oakland, hold secret chats.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d7f8aa933c34b96a3d0ac27b4aa0f91Lawyer in prep-school sex-assault case: Defense wasn't idealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59c9c2f28f724d7887f5e982e6beb63eThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:03:46 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer who represented a New Hampshire prep school graduate at his sexual assault trial says the defense team's work wasn't ideal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59c9c2f28f724d7887f5e982e6beb63eNew Edition's Ronnie DeVoe announces wife expecting babyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1704ed0fca394be994c52fd6930aa480Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:55:41 GMTNew Edition member Ronnie DeVoe has announced he and his wife, Shamari, are expecting a baby.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1704ed0fca394be994c52fd6930aa480US average 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 4.16 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16900e99a65d4b2bbe390eee3ff632a8Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:15:40 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, continuing a holding pattern that has prevailed this month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16900e99a65d4b2bbe390eee3ff632a8Inmate found dead in Orleans Parish jailhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34f09f65d4b04e94804972a337e3c138Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:08:47 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 23-year-old inmate has been found dead in a Louisiana jail.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34f09f65d4b04e94804972a337e3c138With electricity out, new EPA chief reached out to lobbyisthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dd9af2700aa424e82ebf3daf459ccf3Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:06:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt's home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dd9af2700aa424e82ebf3daf459ccf3Arkansas Supreme Court strikes city's LGBT protectionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f70fc639a3704e0e9c4abb8c1ae891daThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:34:46 GMTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f70fc639a3704e0e9c4abb8c1ae891daINFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interestedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cecae338ab745cfbaecbda5ce939de7Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:04:58 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade legislators across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cecae338ab745cfbaecbda5ce939de7Protests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57fdb69779c04f408bdd2739988e4af8Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:42:27 GMTANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of people were arrested early Thursday after they clashed with police near a Southern California home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty struggle with a 13-year-old boy and the boy's companions earlier in the week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57fdb69779c04f408bdd2739988e4af8US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48ae9c54155b490f9108f149ba266419Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:40:18 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48ae9c54155b490f9108f149ba266419SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little latehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/564a233024594f31ba9b8a09980d499dThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:31:05 GMTCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/564a233024594f31ba9b8a09980d499dConservative activist O'Keefe posts tapes targeting CNNhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6376440d4f942e3b6a38d0874025c0eThu, 23 Feb 2017 15:13:33 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Conservative activist James O'Keefe has released what he says are 119 hours of raw audio secretly recorded inside CNN's Atlanta headquarters in 2009.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6376440d4f942e3b6a38d0874025c0e