FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Feb 2017 09:47:29 -08:00Poland tells EU: We value democracy, respect our sovereignty, 20 Feb 2017 17:27:18 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Foreign Ministry says it has written to the European Union in response to the bloc's recommendations on rule of law in the country, the latest step in a standoff between Warsaw's populist government and EU officials concerned about weakening democratic standards. delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China, 20 Feb 2017 16:46:00 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program. superyacht seized in Gibraltar over $16.2M debt claim, 20 Feb 2017 17:18:55 GMTMADRID (AP) — Authorities in Gibraltar say they have seized one of the largest and most advanced superyachts in the world over an unsettled bill dispute between its owner and its German builder. sets much-delayed village and municipal polls for May, 20 Feb 2017 16:21:18 GMTKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government announced Monday that much-delayed but crucial elections for village councils and towns will be held in May, the first such polls in two decades. New York pays $3M to family of molested boy, 20 Feb 2017 16:23:41 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream." Bishops join Mexico colleagues, denounce 'Santa Muerte', 20 Feb 2017 16:55:40 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bishops in the United States are denouncing La Santa Muerte — the skeleton folk saint in Mexico linked to the illicit drug trade. adds 'status' feature in not do past and future, 20 Feb 2017 17:22:30 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — In a nod to its past as well as its future, WhatsApp is adding a "status" feature that lets users tell their contacts what they are up to. Defense Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a while, 20 Feb 2017 16:06:37 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations. African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya, 20 Feb 2017 17:23:30 GMTTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighboring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats said Monday. protest amid school closures in Guinea, 20 Feb 2017 16:04:23 GMTCONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Police in Guinea fired tear gas as hundreds of students armed with stones and sticks demonstrated Monday in the capital over strikes by teachers that have blocked them from going to classes for weeks., diplomatic spat could cost North Korea a rare friend, 20 Feb 2017 15:58:25 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea doesn't have many friends. There's China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite have long gone in search of investors and shipping contracts. There are neighbors like Russia, and other nations isolated by politics and sanctions, like Syria and Cuba. troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks, 20 Feb 2017 16:26:58 GMTSOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists. regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talks, 20 Feb 2017 16:15:39 GMTEnvironmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of New York City. Island marks anniversary of club fire that killed 100, 20 Feb 2017 17:27:35 GMTWEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, and relatives of those who died, are marking the 14th anniversary of the blaze. Latest: Heavy downpours hit already soggy California, 20 Feb 2017 17:14:58 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local): woman faces murder charge in baby's starvation death, 20 Feb 2017 16:46:28 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a Chicago woman faces a first-degree murder charge accusing her of starving her 2-month-old son to death in 2014. tries to reassure anxious Europeans on US support, 20 Feb 2017 16:48:49 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance. hit for Bulls, 'Benny's Day Off' connects online, 20 Feb 2017 17:37:49 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Dancing on the roof, microphone in hand as he lip-synched to "Twist and Shout," Benny the Bull was putting on quite a performance as his tricked-out black van rolled through downtown Chicago. Weston: How to put more in working-class pockets, 20 Feb 2017 17:17:55 GMTThe American working class lost a shocking amount of wealth in recent decades as wages stagnated. Despite campaign promises, making up that lost ground will be no easy feat. expand search for suspect in 2 Indiana girls' deaths, 20 Feb 2017 17:35:55 GMTDELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Authorities are expanding the search for a suspect in the killings of two girls who were found dead on a northern Indiana trail. York attorney general bids to become Trump's No. 1 enemy, 20 Feb 2017 16:21:52 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump. Exclusive" Malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jails, 20 Feb 2017 16:12:44 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dozens of emaciated men with sunken cheeks and protruding ribs lie silently in an infirmary at Haiti's largest prison, most too weak to stand. The corpse of an inmate who died miserably of malnutrition is shrouded beneath a plastic tarp. wigs in big demand for Austrian carnival-goers, 20 Feb 2017 16:19:01 GMTVIENNA (AP) — Just about everyone wants to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria — so much so that some costume rental shops have run out of wigs miming the U.S. president's signature hairstyle. years after first orbit, Glenn still inspires, 20 Feb 2017 16:01:23 GMTCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn is continuing to inspire 55 years after becoming the first American to orbit Earth. Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dies, 20 Feb 2017 16:18:50 GMTLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky. stocks mostly rise as US remains shut for holiday, 20 Feb 2017 17:19:19 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose Monday, though Wall Street remained shut for a holiday, as investors awaited key reports this week, including economic data, corporate earnings and minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting. officials say their ambassador to United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died in New York City at 64, 20 Feb 2017 17:33:54 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Russian officials say their ambassador to United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died in New York City at 64. Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers, 20 Feb 2017 16:44:21 GMTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he's taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans to purchase. coach: Many universities are using private planes, 20 Feb 2017 17:14:18 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations. 5 South Koreans convicted in fatal exorcism case, 20 Feb 2017 16:54:03 GMTBERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has convicted five South Korean citizens over the death of a relative in an exorcism ritual at a Frankfurt hotel in 2015. Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking, 20 Feb 2017 16:23:23 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black., other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars, 20 Feb 2017 16:27:35 GMTATLANTA (AP) — Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology. Texas dad of 3 is found in Ohio, met someone online, 20 Feb 2017 17:07:52 GMTAKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say they've safely located a father of three whose mysterious disappearance from the San Antonio area spurred weeks of searching by his family and volunteers., Greece reach deal on return of bailout inspectors, 20 Feb 2017 17:04:56 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The eurozone's 19 finance ministers agreed Monday that officials from the institutions overseeing Greece's bailout will return to Athens to discuss in more detail the reforms it must make and hinted that the country won't be required to do much more austerity. summons Turkish ambassador over Ankara's comments, 20 Feb 2017 16:15:49 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish ambassador to Tehran over the comments by his country's leaders at a Munich security conference over the weekend.'s Algeria visit canceled because president falls ill, 20 Feb 2017 17:02:45 GMTALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An attack of severe bronchitis suffered by long-ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika forced his country to call off a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the last minute on Monday. soldier to be sentenced Tuesday for manslaughter, 20 Feb 2017 17:14:32 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army says a military court on Tuesday will sentence a soldier convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant. prosecutors can seek death penalty despite questions, 20 Feb 2017 16:47:24 GMTTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors can seek the death penalty in ongoing cases despite a state Supreme Court ruling that found a new death penalty law unconstitutional.'s ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64, 20 Feb 2017 17:38:33 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Russian officials say its ambassador to the United Nations has died suddenly in New York City. Vitaly Churkin was 64., tornado damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area, 20 Feb 2017 16:25:08 GMTSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Severe storms, including at least one tornado, have wreaked widespread damage across parts of San Antonio, damaging dozens of homes but causing only minor injuries. party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential vote, 20 Feb 2017 16:10:47 GMTQUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain Monday whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival. of France, Spain, Germany and Italy to meet in March, 20 Feb 2017 17:06:50 GMTMADRID (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says he and the leaders of Spain, Italy and Germany will meet in early March to lay ground for a summit on the European Union's future after Britain's departure from the bloc. POLL ALERT: Baylor, Virginia tumble after losses; Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas stay Nos. 1-3 in men's hoops, 20 Feb 2017 17:01:18 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — AP POLL ALERT: Baylor, Virginia tumble after losses; Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas stay Nos. 1-3 in men's hoops. nationalist Petry met with Putin allies, 20 Feb 2017 17:17:43 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Germany's most prominent nationalist politician has held talks with Russian lawmakers, including senior members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party. repays half of IMF loan, calls it sign of health, 20 Feb 2017 17:07:08 GMTLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's government says it has paid back to the International Monetary Fund half the money it received from the institution as part of a bailout in 2011, and says the early repayment is evidence the country is financially healthy again. to host Britain on indoor clay in Davis Cup quarters, 20 Feb 2017 17:18:16 GMTPARIS (AP) — The Davis Cup quarterfinal between France and Britain will be staged on indoor clay in the Normandy city of Rouen. far-right chief says Assad solution to Syria crisis, 20 Feb 2017 16:50:27 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen tried to raise her international profile and press her pro-Syria, pro-Christian stance with a visit to Lebanon on Monday, holding her first campaign meeting with a head of state.'s May says Lords must respect people's will on Brexit, 20 Feb 2017 16:03:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — Britain's House of Lords launched a bid Monday to gain a greater say for Parliament over the terms of Britain's European Union exit, as Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers they must not hold up "what the British people want" by trying to delay the process. was disappointed Flynn gave him inaccurate information, 20 Feb 2017 16:31:40 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Monday it was right to oust Michael Flynn as national security adviser for misleading him about the adviser's contacts with Russia. arrests alleged Islamic State supporter, 20 Feb 2017 16:27:54 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's domestic security agency says it arrested an Arab citizen suspected of activities linked to the Islamic State group.