FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Jan 2015 08:20:05 -0800Expect tiny tuxes but no real puppy love at doggy weddings ANGELES (AP) — When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love.By SUE MANNINGaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleOdditiesSmall businessPetsDogsWeddingsCharity fundraisingMammalsAnimalsOccasionsPhilanthropySocial affairs, 28 Jan 2015 15:18:18 GMTChina criticizes Alibaba in report withheld until after IPO (AP) — Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company's U.S. stock market debut.By JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCounterfeiting and forgeryConsumer protection and advocacyGovernment regulationsIntellectual propertyCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsProducts and servicesConsumer affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 14:34:24 GMTFriend disputes Denver police account of teen's death (AP) — A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimePoliceCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 14:47:17 GMTBiographer of World War I hero Alvin York wins $5,000 prize YORK (AP) — A biographer of one of World War I's most famous veterans, Sgt. Alvin York, has won a $5,000 prize.eArts and entertainmentWorld War IBooks and literatureEntertainmentEvents, 28 Jan 2015 15:48:48 GMTTony Stewart acquires national sprint car series tour, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart won't be back in a sprint car, by his own estimation, for "a very, very long time."By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsNASCARAccidents and disastersGeneral newsCharlotteFloridaOhioNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 15:37:37 GMTMan dies from heart attack before pro-am in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A founding member of the golf club hosting this week's Dubai Desert Classic has died after suffering cardiac arrest while warming up on the driving range before the pro-am for the European Tour event.sSportsHeart attackGolfHeart healthHealthCardiovascular diseaseDiseases and conditionsDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 28 Jan 2015 15:55:09 GMTIsraeli military says 2 soldiers were killed in attack on army convoy near Lebanese border (AP) — Israeli military says 2 soldiers were killed in attack on army convoy near Lebanese border.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLebanonIsraelMiddle East, 28 Jan 2015 14:27:54 GMTSenate opens hearings for Obama attorney general nominee (AP) — Under pressure from Republicans, Loretta Lynch promised a fresh relationship with law enforcement and with Congress on Wednesday at confirmation hearings to become the nation's first female black attorney general.By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCabinet appointments and nominationsLegislatureGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislature hearingsRace and ethnicityLaw and orderCabinetsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Jan 2015 15:20:49 GMTMore warm temperature records fall in the Northern Plains, N.D. (AP) — Warm Pacific air blanketing the Dakotas continues to set records in the two states, with temperatures reaching into the 50s, 60s and even 70s.aGeneral newsWeatherBismarckRapid CityNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Dakota, 28 Jan 2015 15:22:48 GMTUS stocks move higher in early trading; Apple up sharply stocks moved higher in early trading Wednesday after very strong earnings from Apple and Boeing. The Federal Reserve is on deck, delivering its latest statement on monetary policy later in the day.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 15:15:54 GMTNissan recalls SUVs to fix electrical shorts, hood latches (AP) — Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate news, 28 Jan 2015 14:38:44 GMTAfter being hit by car Tampa cat crawls back from grave, Fla. (AP) — If cats have nine lives, Bart the black and white feline from Tampa, Florida, has certainly used up one.aGeneral newsCatsMammalsAnimalsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 15:50:49 GMTTV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans.By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONiGeneral newsElective cosmetic proceduresHealthCelebrityPersonal careSurgical proceduresDiagnosis and treatmentBeauty and fashionLifestyleEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTelevision programsBrazilUnited StatesSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 14:57:54 GMTNew Englanders facing snowy 'big dig' after blizzard (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out Wednesday, grudgingly praising forecasters who got grief from New Yorkers and others spared its full fury.By BOB SALSBERG and MARK PRATTaGeneral newsTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherWinter weatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsEventsMassachusettsNew JerseyBostonNew YorkPhiladelphiaNew York CityRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 28 Jan 2015 15:41:05 GMTGerman automakers lobby for US-EU trade deal (AP) — German automakers are throwing their support behind a new trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsBerlinGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Jan 2015 14:31:14 GMTStock market opens higher after strong Apple, Boeing results YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening high after impressive earnings from Apple and Boeing.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock markets, 28 Jan 2015 14:47:39 GMTIsraeli military says 2 soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack YASHUV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military says two soldiers were killed in a Hezbollah strike on an army convoy near the Lebanese border.By ARIEL SCHALIT and ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesIsraelLebanonMiddle EastBeirutSyriaGaza StripPalestinian territories, 28 Jan 2015 14:34:40 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 15:51:26 GMTAs the cost of gasoline shrinks, small businesses think big YORK (AP) — For small business owners who deliver goods and services via car, truck or SUV, lower gas prices have brought more customers within reach and put more money in their pockets.By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGfBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessPricesEnergy industryIndustriesEconomyConsumer products and servicesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 15:54:03 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsLibyaNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Jan 2015 14:42:53 GMTFugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt fugitive treasure hunter embroiled in a legal fight over what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday.By AMANDA LEE MYERSaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFugitivesArrestsLaw and orderCrimeColumbusFloridaOhioCentral AmericaUnited StatesNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jan 2015 16:07:00 GMTAfter killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy YORK (AP) — For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system's best-kept secrets. But their private process has come under extraordinary public scrutiny after recent decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed men.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimePolice brutalityLaw and orderState governmentsState legislatureGovernment and politicsViolent crimeEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLegislatureNew YorkNew York CityFergusonUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 28 Jan 2015 15:28:48 GMTDon't expect real puppy love at doggy weddings, experts say ANGELES (AP) — When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love.By SUE MANNINGaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleOdditiesSmall businessPetsDogsWeddingsCharity fundraisingMammalsAnimalsOccasionsPhilanthropySocial affairs, 28 Jan 2015 14:35:12 GMTShareholders OK tobacco firm Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of Newport seller Lorillard Inc. is moving forward after shareholders approved the deal at special shareholder meetings Wednesday.By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth CarolinaRichmondWinston-SalemNorth AmericaVirginia, 28 Jan 2015 15:44:05 GMTJudge tosses convictions of 9 S. Carolina black men who integrated whites-only lunch counter, S.C. (AP) — Judge tosses convictions of 9 S. Carolina black men who integrated whites-only lunch counter.aGeneral newsWorkplace diversityRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansPersonnelBusinessSocial diversitySocial issuesSocial affairs, 28 Jan 2015 15:31:20 GMTDjokovic, Keys both loving being in Australian Open semis, Australia (AP) — It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 28 Jan 2015 14:49:21 GMTWild kangaroos in Austria? At least 1, surviving in the snow (AP) — A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan.iGeneral newsOdditiesAnimalsAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jan 2015 15:41:14 GMTDEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows (AP) — The head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says the agency never installed surveillance cameras to photograph vehicle license plates near gun shows. The idea was proposed in an internal DEA email as part of an effort to investigate gun-trafficking crimes.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesAutomobile showsAutomobilesLifestyle, 28 Jan 2015 15:37:08 GMTBalloon crew heading across Pacific move little, layer much, N.M. (AP) — Only a few hundred miles and roughly two days stand in the way of the international team piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in a bid to break a pair of major distance and duration records.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsOnline mediaMediaNorth AmericaAlbuquerqueJapanPacific OceanNew MexicoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 15:24:14 GMTSaved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home, Mali (AP) — After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled city of Timbuktu now face another threat: weather and poor storage conditions in their new location that scholars say could cause permanent damage.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsCultural preservationCulturesSocial affairsMaliBamakoWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Jan 2015 14:28:37 GMTJordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday.By KARIN LAUB and ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsHostage situationsPrisoner exchangeTerrorismGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestAmmanJordanJapanIraqSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 14:46:24 GMTAnthem raises dividend almost 43 pct, tops 4Q forecasts (AP) — Anthem has hiked its quarterly cash payout to shareholders by nearly 43 percent to keep up with its rising stock price after edging past Wall Street forecasts for the recently completed fourth quarter.By TOM MURPHYfBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsFinancial performanceIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 15:38:19 GMTSochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympics, Russia (AP) — Many Russians laughed when Sochi was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Sochi one of the warmest places in Russia, it also had no history of winter sports.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsSportsWinter Olympic gamesHockeyOlympic gamesProfessional hockeyEventsMen's hockeyMen's sportsRussiaSochiJapanTurinDonetskEastern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsiaItalyWestern EuropeUkraine, 28 Jan 2015 15:16:55 GMTSenate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee (AP) — Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch promised a fresh relationship with law enforcement — and with Congress — at her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday as she sought to become the nation's first black female to hold the post.By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislature hearingsCrimeRace and ethnicityCabinetsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Jan 2015 15:02:29 GMTFacebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big game (AP) — As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl for Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks.By BARRY WILNERhtGeneral newsSportsTechnologySocial mediaNFL Super BowlOnline mediaProfessional footballMediaEventsFootball, 28 Jan 2015 15:54:17 GMTLynch pledges independence if confirmed as attorney general (AP) — Under pressure from Republicans, Loretta Lynch promised a fresh relationship with law enforcement and with Congress on Wednesday at confirmation hearings to become the nation's first female black attorney general.By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislatureLegislature hearingsRace and ethnicityLaw and orderCabinetsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Jan 2015 15:48:39 GMTLebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers YASHUV, Israel (AP) — Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.By ARIEL SCHALIT and ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelLebanonBeirutSyriaMiddle EastGaza StripSpainPalestinian territoriesWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jan 2015 15:53:00 GMTPhilippines says peace pact collapse would aid terrorists, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president warned on Wednesday that the collapse of a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would abet terrorism and fresh violence after criticism of the accord followed the killing of 44 police commandos in what authorities said was an accidental clash with the guerrillas.By JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismAccidents and disastersPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsInternational agreementsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 14:26:06 GMTRolling Stone's archive coming to Google Play for free YORK (AP) — Selections of Rolling Stone magazine's near 50-year archive will be available for free on Google Play.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 28 Jan 2015 15:55:46 GMTH&M posts rise in quarterly profit, plans 400 new stores (AP) — Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz says its earnings rose by 12 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by expansion in the United States and China.By KARL RITTERfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsSwedenStockholmChinaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 15:01:54 GMTEU centers on passenger data in anti-terror fight (AP) — European Union nations are overhauling anti-terror measures to focus on airline passenger information as part of a strategy to halt the flow of foreign fighters to and from Syria and Iraq.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEurope, 28 Jan 2015 15:29:49 GMTFamed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased HILL, S.C. (AP) — The convictions of nine South Carolina black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the civil rights movement were tossed out Wednesday during an emotional hearing before a packed courtroom.By MITCH WEISSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityProtests and demonstrationsAfrican-AmericansPolitical movementsCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsRock HillSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 16:05:22 GMTMore resignations at top of anti-Islam organization (AP) — There's more trouble at the top for a German organization protesting the perceived "Islamization" of Europe.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jan 2015 15:34:09 GMTNintendo's nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen (AP) — Nintendo reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year Wednesday and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales.By YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessTechnologyInformation technologyIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 15:03:11 GMTBart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave, Fla. (AP) — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and crawled back from the dead — literally.aGeneral newsOdditiesCatsMammalsAnimalsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 16:02:10 GMTFrench court allows gay marriage between French, Moroccan (AP) — France's highest court has ruled that a gay French-Moroccan couple are allowed to marry despite the North African kingdom's refusal to recognize marriages between two men.iGeneral newsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleFranceMoroccoWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Jan 2015 15:58:22 GMTElectrolux swings to profit despite sagging income in US (AP) — Home appliance maker Electrolux swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, citing cost cuts and rising sales.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSwedenStockholmWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jan 2015 15:02:20 GMTLitvinenko inquiry: Post-mortem was most dangerous ever (AP) — The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken and the isotope that killed him so rare it would not have been discovered by a normal autopsy, a pathologist said Wednesday.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsPoisoningPolitical assassinationsAssassinationsEspionageDiseases and conditionsHealthCrimeUnited KingdomRussiaLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeEngland, 28 Jan 2015 15:12:30 GMTSri Lankan president reinstates impeached chief justice, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's new president has reinstated the country's chief justice, who was impeached two years ago after she refused to back a law granting wider powers to the former president's brother, the government said Wednesday.By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsJudicial appointments and nominationsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsImpeachmentsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsPolitical issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 14:59:14 GMTEx-Los Alamos scientist to be sentenced in nuke spy sting, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced.By RUSSELL CONTRERAShtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceSmall businessTechnologyWeapons technologyLegal proceedingsEspionageNuclear weaponsCrimeUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryLaw and orderWeapons of mass destructionSouth AmericaVenezuelaLos AlamosAlbuquerqueUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNew MexicoNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 15:02:12 GMT