FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Mar 2017 09:58:37 -08:00Fast and felonious: Ex-con steals Maserati during test drive, 01 Mar 2017 17:42:07 GMTBOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida have recovered a roaring fast Maserati that was stolen during a test drive. stays in French presidential race despite summons, 01 Mar 2017 16:55:22 GMTPARIS (AP) — Conservative candidate Francois Fillon refused to quit France's roller-coaster presidential race Wednesday despite receiving a summons to face charges of getting his wife and children taxpayer-funded jobs in which they allegedly did no work. demand for trucks, SUVs helps February sales, 01 Mar 2017 16:53:03 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Lured by Presidents Day deals, U.S. buyers snapped up pickups and SUVs in February, brightening what is usually a lackluster month for the auto industry. Latest: AP Source: Red Wings send Vanek to Panthers, 01 Mar 2017 17:07:57 GMTThe Latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times local): Parliament goes offline but hacking not suspected, 01 Mar 2017 17:17:12 GMTBERLIN (AP) — German media say the country's Parliament has been offline for hours but that hacking is not suspected. government facing defeat on EU citizens' Brexit rights, 01 Mar 2017 16:33:29 GMTLONDON (AP) — The British government was expected to suffer a parliamentary defeat Wednesday over the right of European Union citizens to stay in the U.K. after Brexit. to lay off 80 to 100 workers, citing Philadelphia tax, 01 Mar 2017 17:27:05 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pepsi says slumping sales from Philadelphia's new sweetened-beverage tax are prompting layoffs of 80 to 100 workers at three distribution plants that serve the city. sheet: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 01 Mar 2017 17:08:16 GMT2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced Man tries to enter courthouse with bag of roaches, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:49 GMTVIENNA (AP) — Security guards at an Austrian court might need to put up a sign at the screening gate to let the public know about another item prohibited on the premises — cockroaches., pizza and potatoes: Real food takes a bow onstage, 01 Mar 2017 16:31:48 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — There's a new version of the frightful musical "Sweeney Todd" playing in downtown Manhattan that's undeniably meatier than most. Court revives challenge by black voters in Virginia, 01 Mar 2017 16:29:59 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave new life Wednesday to a challenge by African-Americans in Virginia who say lawmakers packed some legislative districts with black voters to make other districts whiter and more Republican. beats Garcia-Lopez to reach quarterfinals in Dubai, 01 Mar 2017 17:27:24 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Andy Murray earned a place in the quarterfinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Wednesday. stocks surge in early trading; Dow crosses 21,000 points, 01 Mar 2017 16:36:38 GMTBanks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks sharply higher in morning trading Wednesday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average above 21,000 points for the first time. Energy and materials companies were also among the big gainers, while utilities and real estate stocks lagged. The rally came a day after President Donald Trump addressed Congress, reaffirming plans to cut taxes and push for other business-friendly policies. woman seeks donations to counter 'Real women' billboard, 01 Mar 2017 17:15:26 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is raising money to pay for a new billboard to counter one criticized as sexist and misogynistic. in Mississippi, New Mexico crimes arrested in Kansas, 01 Mar 2017 17:33:45 GMTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man Wednesday suspected of shooting a Kansas convenience store clerk and kidnapping two hikers in New Mexico while on the run after his girlfriend was killed and a jogger was shot in Mississippi. parts maker says scam got tax info for 2,400 workers, 01 Mar 2017 17:43:06 GMTBLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Swiss company said Wednesday income tax information was stolen for about 2,400 workers in the United States, putting them at risk of identity theft just as many are awaiting tax refunds. banned from Nevada bench for handcuffing of lawyer, 01 Mar 2017 17:40:10 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas justice of the peace has been barred for life from the court bench in Nevada as punishment for a series of courtroom confrontations, including ordering a defense attorney to be handcuffed when she wouldn't stop 0arguing to keep a client out of jail. factories grew last month at fastest pace since 2014, 01 Mar 2017 17:26:55 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — American factories expanded last month at the fastest pace in more than two years. Photo showing border patrol in New Jersey in a hoax, 01 Mar 2017 16:41:16 GMTMORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Officials in one New Jersey city say a photo that purports to show border patrol agents arresting someone in front of a local business is a fake. accused of unwanted toe-sucking, foot massaging at mall, 01 Mar 2017 16:50:48 GMTTOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with taking off a woman's shoe and sucking her toes without permission at a mall has been accused of massaging the feet of other women without their consent. Exxon CEO says company will boost production, 01 Mar 2017 17:23:42 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Exxon's new CEO says the company will increase production and has a mix of projects to handle any level of oil and gas prices. Source: Panthers add Vanek on NHL trade deadline day, 01 Mar 2017 17:29:11 GMTSUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Thomas Vanek is headed to the Florida Panthers, who added some offensive punch on trade-deadline day in an effort to get back to the playoffs for a second straight season. State toughens policy after sexual assault scandal, 01 Mar 2017 17:27:58 GMTEAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is responding to sexual assault allegations against a sports doctor by requiring written consent for certain treatments. agent freed in Portugal, avoids extradition to Italy, 01 Mar 2017 16:34:45 GMTLISBON, Portugal (AP) — An American ex-CIA agent won a last-minute reprieve from a Lisbon court Wednesday and will no longer be extradited from Portugal to Italy, where a court convicted her of taking part in the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric. Latest: Illinois begins cleanup after deadly storm, 01 Mar 2017 16:41:24 GMTOTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): Latest: Illinois man killed in storm identified, 01 Mar 2017 17:49:07 GMTOTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): tortured bodies found in Veracruz, on Mexico's Gulf coast, 01 Mar 2017 16:57:05 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police have found the tortured bodies of nine men and two women on the outskirts of the Gulf coast city of Veracruz.'Time froze' at bloody house of missing French family, 01 Mar 2017 17:36:36 GMTPARIS (AP) — Forensics officers locked down a neighborhood in western France on Wednesday, searching for traces of a four-member family that disappeared, leaving behind a bloody cellphone, stripped beds and a home where a prosecutor said "time froze." ABC News employees urge strong stand against Trump, 01 Mar 2017 17:26:08 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — More than 230 former ABC News correspondents, executives and producers have signed a letter urging the network's current top executive to take a firm stand against any Trump administration effort to curtail press access. Latest: Prosecutor says officers' actions criminal, 01 Mar 2017 17:19:54 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on seven Baltimore police officers arrested in a racketeering consipracy (all times local): launches probe into plane crash that killed ex-mayor, 01 Mar 2017 16:40:50 GMTMETHUEN, Mass. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board will look into the "man, the machine and the environment" as it investigates a plane crash that killed a former mayor and left the tail of the aircraft poking out of the roof of a condo building, officials said Wednesday. adds most fuel-efficient Prius, 01 Mar 2017 17:07:35 GMTFor 2017, Toyota has added its most fuel-efficient Prius ever: a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid called Prius Prime that can travel up to 640 miles on a full electric charge and a single tank of fuel. Fargo cuts pay for CEO, other top executives, 01 Mar 2017 16:43:35 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo's board of directors slashed the bonuses and other compensation of its CEO and seven other top executives on Wednesday, a little more than a week after the board publicly fired four senior managers amid an investigation into the bank's sales practices. winner Affleck speaks about sexual harassment claims, 01 Mar 2017 17:41:46 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — In an interview following his Oscar win on Sunday, Casey Affleck addressed earlier sexual harassment claims against him and said "everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and everywhere else." Durant out indefinitely with left knee injury, 01 Mar 2017 16:50:36 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant will be out indefinitely after he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and bruised a bone in his leg during Tuesday night's loss at Washington. construction spending drops 1 percent in January, 01 Mar 2017 17:26:17 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Builders cut back on construction spending in January by the largest amount in nine months, with weakness stemming from the biggest reduction in government activity in nearly 15 years. archdiocese seeks $100M mortgage to pay sex abuse claims, 01 Mar 2017 16:32:43 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Archdiocese of New York is seeking a $100 million short-term mortgage on property it owns near St. Patrick's Cathedral to fund a compensation program for victims of clergy sexual abuse. Latest: Ben Carson clears initial Senate test vote, 01 Mar 2017 16:31:18 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominations (all times local): adds more safety tools, will curb abusive accounts, 01 Mar 2017 16:58:52 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is adding more tools to curb abuse on its service as part of its ongoing effort to protect users from hate and harassment. Among other things, the service will attempt to identify offenders on its own, even if no one has reported them first. Island lawmakers congratulate Oscar-winner Viola Davis, 01 Mar 2017 17:03:50 GMTPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have passed a resolution congratulating Viola Davis for winning an Oscar. some food is off the table in Connecticut schools, 01 Mar 2017 16:52:20 GMTWALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Those lessons about sharing? At lunchtime, in Connecticut schools, they come with an asterisk.'Simple bump' led Aaron Hernandez to kill 2, prosecutor says, 01 Mar 2017 17:47:10 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez killed two men in a hail of gunfire after he became enraged by "a simple bump, a spilled drink and an exchange of looks" in a Boston nightclub, a prosecutor said Wednesday in opening statements in his double-murder trial. cap for 2017 season is $167 million, up $12 million, 01 Mar 2017 17:25:27 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL salary cap for the upcoming season will be $167 million per team, up more than $12 million over last year. Latest: Storms flood West Virginia roads, creeks, 01 Mar 2017 16:50:02 GMTOTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): summit in Pakistan ends on call for closer ties, 01 Mar 2017 16:33:37 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — A regional economic summit in Pakistan on Wednesday concluded with participants pledging to collectively fight the "challenge of terrorism" and push for greater collaboration in areas of trade, energy and infrastructure development. envoy appeals on Pakistan to reopen border crossings, 01 Mar 2017 17:11:19 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan's envoy to Islamabad has appealed on Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to order the reopening of the border crossings between their two countries. Latest: Trump invited SEAL widow during condolence call, 01 Mar 2017 17:21:47 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): Latest: Baltimore Gun Trace unit stole money, drugs, 01 Mar 2017 17:25:44 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on seven Baltimore police officers arrested in a racketeering conspiracy (all times local): Latest: DA says ex-NFL star killed 2 over spilled drink, 01 Mar 2017 16:44:26 GMTBOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez (all times local):'s main state daily in a spat with parliament speaker, 01 Mar 2017 17:12:41 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's flagship state newspaper on Wednesday accused the parliament speaker of making "inappropriate" comments and borderline abuse of authority in a rare public spat between two of the country's leading institutions.