FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:39:22 -08:00'Spotlight,' 'Big Short' win Writers Guild of America awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46fd9b0b39bd40beb07a384db0c9c5b9Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:16:41 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46fd9b0b39bd40beb07a384db0c9c5b9Palestinian assailants killed by Israeli army in shootouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28c4fb39cbe6467e9df3019cded0328bSun, 14 Feb 2016 11:20:45 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after one of them opened fire at troops in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28c4fb39cbe6467e9df3019cded0328bObama uses California's Sunnylands as Western White Househttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e572da74cece485895e2532faf55e805Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:53:51 GMTRANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — The guest list at Sunnylands reads like a roster of the rich and famous, from years past to today: Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Queen Elizabeth II, to name a few.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e572da74cece485895e2532faf55e805Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/312c97b4355740fd873555676578a84bSun, 14 Feb 2016 10:07:04 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of Biden's possible visit to the country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/312c97b4355740fd873555676578a84bObama faces challenge in forging front vs. China sea actionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f501c5b3273e4fae8645e02e91f0ef92Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:19:15 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama's high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China's increasingly worrisome behavior in disputed waters.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f501c5b3273e4fae8645e02e91f0ef92DiCaprio favored for best-actor prize at Britain's BAFTAshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05ea913db3d44bffbacb18921ad62641Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:38:35 GMTLONDON (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for epic endurance story "The Revenant" with a win at the British Academy Film Awards.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05ea913db3d44bffbacb18921ad62641Unfazed by quake, Lydia Ko wins New Zealand Women's Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cb3243ceb854b45b8dec8a197a71d7fSun, 14 Feb 2016 06:11:22 GMTCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Unfazed by an earthquake just before she teed off, top-ranked Lydia Ko won the New Zealand Women's Open for the third time in four years Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cb3243ceb854b45b8dec8a197a71d7fSeoul: Pyongyang used money from joint factories for weaponshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af1d5baa80aa4104bf01e8bc9085618bSun, 14 Feb 2016 07:03:28 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af1d5baa80aa4104bf01e8bc9085618bGroup: 1,800 housing starts in West Bank settlements in 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39d213eff78d43418e4da7f260f2b58eSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:43:45 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — A watchdog group says Israel began building 1,800 new settlement homes in the West Bank in 2015.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39d213eff78d43418e4da7f260f2b58eSharks build early lead, hold off Coyotes 4-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea051627e17b4960861d0c2f197fac18Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:25:56 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Matt Tennyson and Chris Tierney scored in the first period and the San Jose Sharks hung on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Saturday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea051627e17b4960861d0c2f197fac18Suspected former Nazi camp guard dies in Croatia at 92http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/282e9da77ee04d7589dd6d159a2597ffSun, 14 Feb 2016 12:04:01 GMTZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Jakob Denzinger, a suspected former Nazi prison guard at Auschwitz and other camps, has died in his native Croatia. He was 92.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/282e9da77ee04d7589dd6d159a2597ffUN: 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f787550fb6aa48de878cca7b37d3963fSun, 14 Feb 2016 10:02:03 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f787550fb6aa48de878cca7b37d3963fRepublic of Congo: Ex-army chief to run for presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3933995abad74651ad89e88fb09f36c7Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:15:39 GMTBRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — The former chief of staff of Republic of Congo's army has announced he will be running as a candidate in the March 20 presidential election.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3933995abad74651ad89e88fb09f36c7Egypt policeman's conviction overturned in protester's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93c0baa5c10f46b6b69d5e88764c2c42Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:37:00 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court has overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years for the killing of a female protester in January last year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93c0baa5c10f46b6b69d5e88764c2c42Indonesian officials, clerics ban Valentine's Day observancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8652a9c3c6414941a006e970adbb4a18Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:05:23 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials and clerics in the world's most populous Muslim nation have banned young Indonesian Muslims from celebrating Valentine's Day, arguing that the observance runs against Islamic teachings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8652a9c3c6414941a006e970adbb4a18Teeth-chattering temps move in to northeastern UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5f0de5ae9a945e0b197cc18d321f466Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:34:04 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up this weekend and the brutal weather was blamed for a deadly interstate pileup.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5f0de5ae9a945e0b197cc18d321f466Syrian opposition figure slams Russia for continued bombinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09e289b230d84615944ba856c6840330Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:23:18 GMTMUNICH (AP) — A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09e289b230d84615944ba856c6840330Schumer slams Obama budget cuts to anti-terror fundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0b104c58e1c4b1386a274b3662169bfSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:19:17 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0b104c58e1c4b1386a274b3662169bfReaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddd78ac6d0ce4ff0b53ad3d9b5b34a2cSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:06:52 GMTInfluential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddd78ac6d0ce4ff0b53ad3d9b5b34a2cDebate Takeaways: Civil court discussion gives way to brawlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9cdedaac1ab40cd8f0ff32c922cd24dSun, 14 Feb 2016 07:59:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday's Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9cdedaac1ab40cd8f0ff32c922cd24dMunn, Segel help film academy honor inventors, engineershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78ab54e23a8847a3b0da27c0509f0624Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:39:57 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Subjects like rapid prototyping, 3-D texture painting and the intricacies of digital media review systems became comic material Saturday for Olivia Munn and Jason Segel, hosts of the film academy's Scientific and Technical Awards. Or at least they tried their best.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78ab54e23a8847a3b0da27c0509f0624Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenyahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e63ca9270eb487796dc4deb24844990Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:23:24 GMTNYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) — This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e63ca9270eb487796dc4deb24844990Venus Williams beats Misaki Doi to win Taiwan Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a91fbc1b217441bbb783fbda0c9a364eSun, 14 Feb 2016 09:27:17 GMTKAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Taiwan Open without dropping a set in the tournament.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a91fbc1b217441bbb783fbda0c9a364eHaiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce2668c843e84720b5e68bbb269dcb94Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:10:43 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A majority of Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply polarized nation into political crisis.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce2668c843e84720b5e68bbb269dcb94Kerry in Albania to press reformhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d41e657a00dc4a94b674714af703d44bSun, 14 Feb 2016 11:45:52 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pushed Albania on Sunday to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d41e657a00dc4a94b674714af703d44bCentral African Republic voters seek leader to end chaoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a21668f27c484434811c47c23b6160c9Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:58:49 GMTBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify the country's tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left thousands dead and nearly 1 million people displaced including most of the capital's Muslim population.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a21668f27c484434811c47c23b6160c9Somalia's president: Many fight for al-Shabab for moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/882e2b18d9974a509b94d05edb81eeefSun, 14 Feb 2016 09:30:49 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Somalia's president says military forces have made inroads in their fight against al-Shabab militants but the key to defeating them lies in providing better opportunities for the country's youth.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/882e2b18d9974a509b94d05edb81eeefGuest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77a9183d2b0c41c48dcde4e9301b9a16Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:30:38 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77a9183d2b0c41c48dcde4e9301b9a16Some key opinions from Justice Antonin Scaliahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/343e688a1394412da82ce4737f501edbSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:10:59 GMTSupreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/343e688a1394412da82ce4737f501edbBrazil's Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b29313375f148b188bc0b8ab84b9589Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:02:10 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can't walk, talk or eat without help.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b29313375f148b188bc0b8ab84b9589Chinese media in uproar over US move to honor dissidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e1156ffb12e4e3b92ee706e83e81f20Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:55:48 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nationalist newspaper says American politicians are resorting to petty actions following a unanimous bill approval by the Senate to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese political dissident.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e1156ffb12e4e3b92ee706e83e81f20Rihanna, Usher, Wonder honor Lionel Richie on Grammy weekendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05604e74abb44b53bb967996ea7fae89Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:32:46 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna, Usher, Stevie Wonder and John Legend paid tribute to Lionel Richie in a musical tribute touching on his roots in R&B to his string of romantic, easy-listening ballads that ruled the airwaves in the 1980s.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05604e74abb44b53bb967996ea7fae89Saudi Arabia shoots down Scud missile fired from Yemenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d712f132fd8e4bf48e4d4c9dd9c1fea7Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:41:57 GMTRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Sunday that the kingdom has shot down a Scud missile fired from Yemen.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d712f132fd8e4bf48e4d4c9dd9c1fea7GOP candidates joust over foreign policy, immigrationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0196aa4766bb4c15a8b6ad620557b8f4Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:57:39 GMTGREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates jousted over immigration and foreign policy in a raucous debate that was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours before they took the stage.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0196aa4766bb4c15a8b6ad620557b8f45 British men killed in road accident near Stockholmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad5f4c805cd54cd29c86527a0b1555a4Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:49:18 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Five British men, reportedly including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad5f4c805cd54cd29c86527a0b1555a4McCain criticizes Syria truce deal, sees Russia ambitionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48de287c991d43d3903fe10b38cdd985Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:06:07 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Senior Republican Sen. John McCain sharply criticized the deal to seek a temporary truce in Syria, arguing Sunday that Russia is engaging in "diplomacy in the service of military aggression."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48de287c991d43d3903fe10b38cdd985Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f00d9765b2ea4bfea6ec72cc49cb38c0Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:43:19 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have held a telephone conversation about the Syrian war and the unresolved conflict in Ukraine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f00d9765b2ea4bfea6ec72cc49cb38c0LaVine exits All-Star stage for Kobe and the NBA's besthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ab537c8e91740e7864f8bc4392bf013Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:17:39 GMTTORONTO (AP) — Zach LaVine called it the best dunk contest ever, a showdown with Aaron Gordon that rivaled what Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins did.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ab537c8e91740e7864f8bc4392bf013Women's WC downhill cancelled due to soft snow conditionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a796d2b4a484809a20fe7e401a99ae7Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:05:43 GMTCRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The rescheduled women's World Cup downhill race in Crans-Montana has been cancelled for safety reasons due to soft snow conditions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a796d2b4a484809a20fe7e401a99ae7In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aaee8d759a874ca0afb0fb8a94219455Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:05:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aaee8d759a874ca0afb0fb8a94219455Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative, dead at 79http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22350284b84646f28875ffe2eb4af819Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:03:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22350284b84646f28875ffe2eb4af819AP FACT CHECK: Republicans debaters on high court, economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6939150a7b04660af1050bd718dd85fSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:00:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6939150a7b04660af1050bd718dd85fAfghans skirt strict rules to find love on social mediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f6315d6e7ed4c83bdb2e0f4b0e29a16Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:32:08 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan civil activist Hadi Sadiqi had long been using social media to share news, commentary and his own musings on politics when he got into a heated exchange with another member of his Facebook forum.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f6315d6e7ed4c83bdb2e0f4b0e29a16India disappointed by US sale of F-16 fighters to Pakistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1b02c33c04946cca70adc6edc762558Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:54:01 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — India said that it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and that it does not believe such an arms transfer will help combat terrorism.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1b02c33c04946cca70adc6edc762558India disappointed by sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6841d9486ea849c3a73c0e2c77705da7Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:38:13 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — India said it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and does not believe such an arms transfer would help combat terrorism.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6841d9486ea849c3a73c0e2c77705da7Dog gone: Frei set to host 27th, final Westminster telecasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd4e72a88a44b7b830c06a908ee33e4Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:23:58 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — He's become the face of dogs, with a voice as gentle as a Saint Bernard, as friendly as a chocolate Lab.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd4e72a88a44b7b830c06a908ee33e4Ladd gets winner in shootout as Jets beat Oilers 2-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b652c863a0ef49cea4a6c2b70df14bd1Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:19:43 GMTEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Andrew Ladd scored the winner in the shootout to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b652c863a0ef49cea4a6c2b70df14bd1Opposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb2afda03431462993fb38e999fc7037Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:34:14 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday, adding complexity to an inflamed situation in the area where Russian-backed Syrian government forces are also on the march, opposition activists said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb2afda03431462993fb38e999fc7037Major cases heard by or scheduled for the Supreme Courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d337243cb2d42e2869af0287f851b03Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:09:31 GMTSome of the major cases heard or scheduled to be heard this term by the Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia's death casts uncertainty on the court's term. No rulings have been issued in any of these cases.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d337243cb2d42e2869af0287f851b03Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bdf23c37102419e9cfb060e111e019cSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:08:11 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bdf23c37102419e9cfb060e111e019c