FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Mar 2015 12:28:29 -0800Man gets 4 to 10 years in prison in Vegas puppy shop fire VEGAS (AP) — Apologies didn't sway a Nevada judge who sentenced a man on Monday to four to 10 years in prison for setting fire to a pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued after sprinklers doused flames.By KEN RITTERaGeneral newsArsonAnimal crueltyLegal proceedingsDogsCrimeFiresAccidents and disastersLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsPersonal insurancePersonal financeBusinessPersonal spendingPetsLifestyleAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:21:12 GMTCorrection: Boy in Basement-Detroit story (AP) — In a story Feb. 27 about a judge reducing the bond amounts for a Detroit couple charged with torture and child abuse, The Associated Press misspelled a defense attorney's last name. His name is Farris F. Haddad, not Farris F. Hadded.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:54:19 GMTSouthern California teacher found dead in classroom, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a teacher who was found dead by high school students in a Southern California classroom apparently committed suicide.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationSuicidesEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:19:38 GMTA-Rod to skip Yanks' spring opener, make debut Wednesday, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez will skip the New York Yankees' exhibition opener against Philadelphia in Clearwater and is slated to make his spring training debut at Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesEventsAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTampaNew York CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 02 Mar 2015 20:23:30 GMTHarrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoff BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead with nine holes to play, and he would happily take his chances.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 20:14:15 GMTCowboys put franchise tag worth $12.8 million on Dez Bryant, Texas (AP) — Dez Bryant will get four more months to work on a long-term deal with the Cowboys and make $12.8 million next year after the team used its franchise tag on the star wide receiver.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 20:20:15 GMTHawaii police officer arrested after bicyclist killed, Hawaii (AP) — A 30-year-old police officer on Hawaii's Big Island was arrested and placed on administrative leave after a fatal on-duty vehicle collision with a bicyclist visiting from Michigan.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHawaiiKailua-KonaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:57:34 GMTSinger John Legend performs in Bahrain to sold-out crowd, Bahrain (AP) — Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night, performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel the concert due to concerns over human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab nation.By REEM KHALIFAiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesBoycottsPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsCelebrityPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsBahrainManamaUnited StatesSelmaMiddle EastNorth AmericaAlabama, 02 Mar 2015 19:57:25 GMTPicasso's rarely seen ceramics featured at Kennedy Center (AP) — While Pablo Picasso crafted thousands of ceramic pieces late in his career that reflected his Mediterranean and Spanish roots, this art was long overshadowed by his famous paintings and sculptures.By BRETT ZONGKEReArts and entertainmentCeramicsVisual artsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSpainFrancePortugalParisWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 19:49:14 GMTTrial on hold after black-market 'body sculptor' falls ill (AP) — An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for black-market "body sculpting" is ill and won't be back on the witness stand in her murder trial until at least Wednesday.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:28:11 GMTTelevision's 'Judge Judy' staying in session YORK (AP) — Daytime television's most popular personality, "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and will keep her court in session into 2020.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevisionMedia, 02 Mar 2015 19:14:10 GMTLongtime ban on cellphones at NYC public schools is lifted YORK (AP) — A longtime ban on cellphones at New York City public schools has been lifted.aBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsEducationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:46:26 GMTObama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for independent investigations when police use deadly force.By NEDRA PICKLER and ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesImmigrationLaw and orderEventsSocial issuesSocial affairs, 02 Mar 2015 20:22:31 GMTSyria's opposition, rebels reject UN envoy's plan for Aleppo (AP) — Syria's main opposition and rebel factions in the northern city of Aleppo have rejected a proposal by the U.N. envoy to freeze fighting in parts of the city.iGeneral newsSyriaMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 20:13:09 GMTMother of Georgia man killed by police denies he was armed, Ga. (AP) — The mother of a handcuffed man killed by police said Monday she doesn't believe investigators' findings that her son was armed with a gun and she suspects a cover-up to protect the officer who shot him five times.By RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsViolent crimeDrug-related crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSavannahGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 20:05:01 GMTMing-Na Wen: 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' role makes me a cool mom YORK (AP) — Ming-Na Wen says her role as ace pilot and weapons expert Melinda May on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has convinced her children that she's cool.By LAURI NEFFaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentAnimation and comicsCelebrity, 02 Mar 2015 19:56:20 GMTVenezuela sets deadline to US to slash embassy staff, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government has given the U.S. two weeks to slash the size of its mission here to 17 diplomats as tensions between the two nations rise.By HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaUnited StatesCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:43:53 GMTSuspect declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer who was at the scene testified Monday.By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHaGeneral newsReligious strifeViolent crimeCrimeKansasUnited StatesMissouriNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:29:03 GMTNew attack in disputed region claimed by Sudan, South Sudan NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is reporting another deadly attack in the disputed region of Abyei area that's claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestSudanSouth SudanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Mar 2015 20:03:48 GMTUS stocks head higher; Nasdaq touches 5,000 points YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes headed higher on Monday as deals and economic news gave stocks a lift. The Nasdaq briefly touched 5,000, the first time the tech-heavy index has hit that mark in nearly 15 years.BY MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 20:24:47 GMTPublic barred from jury selection in girl's running death, Ala. (AP) — Potential jurors reported amid secrecy Monday for the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman charged in her granddaughter's running death, with the judge refusing public access to process that typically is open.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderAlabamaGadsdenUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:49:59 GMTOnly female mayor in history of Salt Lake City dies at 70 LAKE CITY (AP) — Deedee Corradini, the only female mayor in the history of Salt Lake City who helped bring the Winter Olympics to Utah, has died. She was 70.aGeneral newsWinter Olympic gamesMunicipal governmentsWomen's sportsObituariesOlympic gamesNordic skiingSports governanceEventsSkiingSportsWomen's skiingLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 20:11:24 GMT$4 million in gold stolen from truck in North Carolina, N.C. (AP) — Armed robbers stole $4 million in gold on Sunday from a truck traveling north along Interstate 95 from Florida to Massachusetts, authorities said Monday.By MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsTheftCrimeNorth CarolinaMiamiUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 02 Mar 2015 20:02:15 GMTLabor disputes disrupt SAS, Norwegian flights in Scandinavia (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines canceled some 50 flights to and from Denmark on Monday after a four-day protest strike by 1,300 cabin crew members in Denmark, but most had returned to work by the evening, the airline said.iBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsStrikesTransportationLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsNorwayWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 20:18:44 GMTNYC mayor to skip St. Patrick's parade over policy on gays YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is not planning to march in the nation's biggest and oldest St. Patrick's Day parade unless its organizers change their limitations on displays of gay pride.By JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsParadesLocal governmentsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 20:26:25 GMTEgypt names Cuper from Argentina to lead its soccer team (AP) — Egyptian Football Association has appointed Hector Cuper, from Argentina, as the new manager of its national team.iGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsProfessional soccerEgyptArgentinaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Mar 2015 19:33:09 GMT4 people killed, 4 others injured in California car crash, Calif. (AP) — A head-on crash has left four people dead and four others seriously injured when a car packed with teens collided with a pickup truck in rural Santa Cruz CountyaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:13:47 GMTSouthern California beach turned white by hail from storm BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:43:46 GMTHouse Speaker to give Israeli leader bust of Churchill (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks Tuesday to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:25:16 GMTBudget standoff leaves California college hopefuls in limbo FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications, but they have no idea how many new students they can enroll.By LISA LEFFaGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsHigher educationEducation costsSchool administrationEducationSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 20:10:06 GMTBoehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill (AP) — Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday of passage of long-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security without immigration provisions attached, as his alternatives dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats.By DAVID ESPOwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationImmigrationPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:49:21 GMTCivil rights group to sue FBI over Chechen man's death, Fla. (AP) — Leaders of a civil rights group said Monday that they plan to sue the FBI for $30 million on behalf of the family of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect.By MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesCrimeBombingsEventsViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFloridaOrlandoBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:17:58 GMTLos Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun.By ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:42:24 GMTSex offender who fled Canada for Seattle arrested in rape (AP) — A high-risk sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle has been arrested in the rape of a 69-year-old woman, authorities said Monday.By GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderCanadaSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:55:25 GMTNew Mexico students walk out over new tests contested in US, N.M. (AP) — Students frustrated over a new standardized test walked out of schools around New Mexico in protest Monday as the new exam was being given.By RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsStudent testingEducation standardsProtests and demonstrationsEducationSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:48:03 GMTSaudi diplomat taken by al-Qaida in Yemen free after 3 years, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi diplomat abducted by suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen has been freed after nearly three years in captivity and has returned home to Riyadh, the kingdom said Monday.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaRiyadhYemenMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 19:28:15 GMTReporter jailed in Iran gets lawyer after more than 7 months, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After more than seven months behind bars in an Iranian prison, detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has for the first time been allowed to hire a defense lawyer, according to his family.By ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsNewspapersLegal proceedingsArrestsNews mediaMediaLaw and orderCrimeIranDubaiMiddle EastUnited Arab Emirates, 02 Mar 2015 20:00:00 GMTBudget standoff leaves UC applications in limbo FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications, but they have no idea how many new students they can enroll.By LISA LEFFaGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsHigher educationEducation costsSchool administrationEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:26:20 GMTVeteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: "Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?"By ERICA WERNER and BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsLegislationAppropriationsMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:36:20 GMTUN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase (AP) — The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneGuineaAfrica, 02 Mar 2015 20:03:04 GMTFeds want boat panels brought to court to show Tsarnaev note (AP) — Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written confession. His lawyers want them to see the entire boat.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:17:11 GMTHigh court weighs limits on child abuse evidence (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.By SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesCrimes against childrenGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsNational courtsNational governmentsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 20:02:22 GMTJustices seem skeptical of independent electoral map boards (AP) — The Supreme Court, unwilling to limit partisan influence in redistricting in earlier cases, now seems poised to stop states that have tried to take matters into their own hands by removing map-drawing power from elected lawmakers.By MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsVoting districtsConstitutionsLegislatureSenate electionsElectionsUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:52:30 GMTIndependent probe urged in Los Angeles police killing ANGELES (AP) — A group of Los Angeles civil rights leaders is calling for an independent investigation into the fatal police shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row.By ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:28:55 GMTLawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football game (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned.By JACK GILLUMwGovernment and politicsPolitical ethicsAir travelLegislatureFootballPolitical issuesTravelLifestyleSportsProfessional footballChicagoPeoriaIllinoisQuincyUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:45:54 GMTGeorgia woman seeks to delay death for husband's murder (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday unless the U.S. Supreme Court or the state parole board steps in with a last-minute reprieve.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 20:18:27 GMTPossible elements in an Iran nuclear deal (AP) — U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks are the biggest source of tension in the relationship between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesIsraelIranMiddle EastNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:50:47 GMTJudge puts Mississippi AG's investigation of Google on hold, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi attorney general's attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months.By JEFF AMYhtBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsTechnology law and ethicsNational courtsCriminal investigationsCorporate newsTechnology issuesTechnologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:27:00 GMTCops: Man taped women in fitting rooms, shared on porn sites, Pa. (AP) — A man sneaking around on his hands and knees videotaped naked girls and women in dressing rooms at one of the country's largest malls and then posted the clips on pornography websites, police said Monday.By SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 20:05:56 GMTMan accused of al-Qaida plot tells US jury he's no terrorist YORK (AP) — A Pakistani man acting as his own attorney at a U.S. trial has told a jury he's no terrorist.aGeneral newsTerrorismLegal proceedingsWar and unrestLaw and orderUnited KingdomNew York CityNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 19:43:53 GMT