FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:23:58 -0800Egyptian officials raise death toll of Sinai attacks to 32http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d3fb80e468b4fadba72e36fa4166bf0EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian health officials have raised the death toll to 32 from coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula the previous night.By ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar casualtiesWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesSocial mediaImprovised explosivesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTerrorismOnline mediaMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaCairoGaza StripPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d3fb80e468b4fadba72e36fa4166bf0Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:34:11 GMTChad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border townhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a77fbe462234645859843bcbde0f392MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Chadian warplane and ground troops drove Boko Haram fighters from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday. The African Union moved to send ground forces to Nigeria and the U.S. said it would assist.By HARUNA UMAR and LEKAN OYEKANMIiGeneral newsSummitsTroop deploymentsWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsMunicipal governmentsKidnappingGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsInternational relationsCrimeNigeriaAfricaCameroonChadWest AfricaEthiopiaCentral AfricaEast Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a77fbe462234645859843bcbde0f392Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:12:54 GMTAltria misses 4Q profit forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1864f2153dd4a65bf536226bf4ec731RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group (MO) on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.24 billion.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1864f2153dd4a65bf536226bf4ec731Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:13:03 GMTRap Mogul Suge Knight turns self in in LA hit-and-run probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99a5a4e21745435a8ce07cea2d34b40cCOMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight turned himself into authorities early Friday after his attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers.By RAQUEL MARIA DILLONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesHit-and-runAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaHollywoodUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99a5a4e21745435a8ce07cea2d34b40cFri, 30 Jan 2015 11:26:33 GMTSenior Kurdish military commander killed in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1304aefc27b14e9d87325fa4fbbd65a5BAGHDAD (AP) — Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters on Friday just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, officials said.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsWar casualtiesMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1304aefc27b14e9d87325fa4fbbd65a5Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:19:22 GMTVietnam grounds decades-old Huey choppers after fatal crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c07a24caf2474b62871a00ea6ded89e6HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's military announced Friday it has temporarily grounded Vietnam War-era U.S.-built helicopters after a crash killed four personnel.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVietnamHanoiSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c07a24caf2474b62871a00ea6ded89e6Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:17:20 GMTMarkets brace for Big Oil profit plungehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89a158529a854e41acb1d2dec0b678a3NEW YORK (AP) — It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a promising earnings season into a grim one.By BERNARD CONDON and JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesStock marketsFinancial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89a158529a854e41acb1d2dec0b678a3Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:18:22 GMTItaly tries anew to elect president amid political wranglinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7a43f7f633847bcbacedeec16660ce6ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's candidate in this week's presidential election could cost him backing for his reform agenda.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7a43f7f633847bcbacedeec16660ce6Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:46:33 GMTFerrari unveils new 'sexy' car for 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ed282bd7b1b445eb42488030eac043bMARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari has unveiled the Formula One car it hopes will help new drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen get the Italian team back to winning ways.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula Onehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ed282bd7b1b445eb42488030eac043bFri, 30 Jan 2015 12:14:53 GMTFitch: Greece deal possible, risks highhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1a5d9d4ba574448b412e61b9c583abbATHENS, Greece (AP) — The ratings agency Fitch says an agreement between Greece's new left-wing government and rescue lenders is still possible but is warning that drawn-out negotiations pose a "high risk" to the country's fragile economy.fBusinessInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1a5d9d4ba574448b412e61b9c583abbFri, 30 Jan 2015 11:08:07 GMTScotland's Warren leads Dubai by 1 in clubhouse after 2ndhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2cf2e922e2400791a55d77bae9c9bbDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Marc Warren of Scotland did his chances of making a first-ever appearance at the Masters no harm by taking the clubhouse lead in the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiScotlandUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2cf2e922e2400791a55d77bae9c9bbFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:20:58 GMTBomb blast in southern Pakistan kills 20 at Shiite mosquehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aef4b75881644b4b2cd0a6ffa963e89KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a mosque in Pakistan belonging to members of the Shiite minority sect of Islam just as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 20 people and wounding dozens more, officials said.By ADIL JAWAD and ZARAR KHANiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestPakistanKarachiSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aef4b75881644b4b2cd0a6ffa963e89Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:24:15 GMTSouth Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87122e782f454941a85afddd62f9a845JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of a covert unit for the apartheid state responsible for dozens of deaths, saying it is in the interest of national reconciliation. But those who knew de Kock's victims are struggling to accept his release.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsCrimePolitical activismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityViolent crimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87122e782f454941a85afddd62f9a845Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:18 GMTPhilippines mourns 44 commandos; terror suspect huntedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c64857aff0964a4888f18e347b72f995MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Friday he has ordered the hunt for a Filipino terror suspect who escaped an anti-terrorist operation that resulted in the killings of 44 police commandos, the biggest single-day combat loss in recent years that threatened to derail a peace deal with Muslim rebels.By OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsMilitant groupsEmbassiesWar and unrestTerrorismGovernment and politicsInternational relationsDiplomacyInternational agreementsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c64857aff0964a4888f18e347b72f995Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:55:42 GMTIsraeli conductor collapses at Swiss concert, dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b956e4b7cf644c7986ca9c1a10430ce9BERLIN (AP) — Organizers of a Swiss music festival say Israeli conductor Israel Yinon collapsed during a performance and died.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b956e4b7cf644c7986ca9c1a10430ce9Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:15:31 GMTRap Mogul Suge Knight turns self in LA hit-and-run probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cc7ca653ddb45e28de9d5990a9d796cCOMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight turned himself into authorities early Friday after his attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers.By RAQUEL MARIA DILLONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesHit-and-runAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaHollywoodUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cc7ca653ddb45e28de9d5990a9d796cFri, 30 Jan 2015 11:08:44 GMTDeath toll in bomb blast in southern Pakistan rises to 35http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/160860b408fb41d2b38988a49f307e49ISLAMABAD (AP) — A police official says the death toll from a blast at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan has risen to 35.By ZARAR KHANiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestKarachiPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/160860b408fb41d2b38988a49f307e49Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:03:25 GMTEPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23eb93da1c0840e6828155bf766fccb3VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met Friday with Vatican officials who helped draft Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on ecology, evidence that the Obama administration is seeking to hitch its climate-change message onto that of the popular pope.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityEnvironmentEnvironmental concernsReligionSocial affairsEnvironment and natureClimateVatican CityUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23eb93da1c0840e6828155bf766fccb3Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:40:05 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa40bcaf0bca439ca35d59b0ccbf34ceYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa40bcaf0bca439ca35d59b0ccbf34ceFri, 30 Jan 2015 11:31:36 GMTImage of Asia: Waiting for word on Japanese hostagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18d576bfc5744e6bbaf5ebae464f142fIn this photo by Eugene Hoshiko, Japan's government spokesman Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga bows toward to Japanese flag prior to a news conference about a hostage crisis involving a Japanese journalist in Syria. The fates of freelance journalist Kenji Goto and a Jordanian military pilot held by the Islamic State group remained unknown Friday after a purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap lapsed with no word from the militants.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHostage situationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18d576bfc5744e6bbaf5ebae464f142fFri, 30 Jan 2015 11:22:24 GMTEurozone prices plunge 0.6 pct amid weak growth, cheap oilhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/393fa97bf59f4bab9139f85e3f2c7bb9FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Falling prices sent another worrying signal about the eurozone economy just before the European Central Bank starts a 1 trillion euro ($1.1 trillion) stimulus effort.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEuropeGermanyWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/393fa97bf59f4bab9139f85e3f2c7bb9Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:37:21 GMTRussia cuts key rate to help economy, but ruble dropshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2388e30f9dd04c9697555148e6c68399MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's central bank has cut a key interest rate, which it had hiked in previous months to support the ruble, in order to help the economy.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2388e30f9dd04c9697555148e6c68399Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:51:44 GMTObama proposes precision medicine to end 'one size fits all'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/556d7ed8d4b7455195c9095031ba701bWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsMedicationBiologyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsDiagnosis and treatmentSciencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/556d7ed8d4b7455195c9095031ba701bFri, 30 Jan 2015 11:02:17 GMTBarbie blues gave Mattel holiday disappointmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fa6d75897f34006894c69a4e17dd6b5EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Slumping sales of Barbie did little to bring a happy holiday to her maker, Mattel Inc.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fa6d75897f34006894c69a4e17dd6b5Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:42 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: No sleep for Mattek-Sands' relativeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cb9b3aa221c4e04aa8288b3351e9c94MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bethanie Mattek-Sands had relatives in about five U.S. states wide awake watching as she and Lucie Safarova won the women's doubles title at the Australian Open on Friday.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cb9b3aa221c4e04aa8288b3351e9c94Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:14:39 GMTRussian central bank cuts key interest rate by 2 percentage points to 15 percent; ruble dropshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f7e3f3fe1c14723be2bfb4c3ba1b22eMOSCOW (AP) — Russian central bank cuts key interest rate by 2 percentage points to 15 percent; ruble drops.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f7e3f3fe1c14723be2bfb4c3ba1b22eFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:37:25 GMTDeath toll in southern Pakistan bomb blast rises to 20http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78648952764c478883d4d2318465146fKARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani medical official has raised the death toll from a bombing at a Shiite mosque in country's south to 20 killed.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestPakistanKarachiSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78648952764c478883d4d2318465146fFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:30:54 GMTFormer Bulgarian president dies at 79http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0284d99bcf14569baeb0a14cd372b74SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Zhelyu Zhelev, a philosopher and communist-era dissident who became Bulgaria's first democratically elected president, died Friday, his family said. He was 79.iGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsBulgariaSofiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0284d99bcf14569baeb0a14cd372b74Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:11:25 GMTUN court upholds 2 Bosnian Serbs' genocide convictionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceebe6fae75149b2aabc334ad35ec835THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal have upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the first final judgment for genocide by the United Nations court.iGeneral newsMassacresWar crimesGenocidesWar and unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceebe6fae75149b2aabc334ad35ec835Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:59:34 GMTDoug Baldwin headlines group of unheralded receivershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6eb3728949e4202be662f0400c5d185PHOENIX (AP) — Doug Baldwin led the Seattle Seahawks in catches and yards receiving.By ROB MAADDIsSportsSports transactionsProfessional footballNFL Super BowlNFL PlayoffsSports businessFootballEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6eb3728949e4202be662f0400c5d185Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:11:51 GMTChinese MH370 relatives reject word that passengers are deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3771f810f629432eb6f605a86af62d18BEIJING (AP) — About 100 Chinese families of passengers on the missing Malaysian airliner demanded Friday that Malaysian officials retract their statement that all aboard died, saying that without hard evidence they don't want to start compensation claims.By DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370AccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsGovernment and politicsMalaysiaChinaBeijingSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3771f810f629432eb6f605a86af62d18Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:09:45 GMTPolice: Teen who demanded airtime on Dutch TV acted alonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dbc5bcc885f46dbad80dedeebaae924THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old student carrying a fake pistol who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster and demanded airtime has told detectives he was acting alone and had no links to any terror organization, police said Friday.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dbc5bcc885f46dbad80dedeebaae924Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:07:22 GMTDjokovic beats defending champ Wawrinka to reach finalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79a93995fe4f4821b246d43289935c64MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was stretched to five sets again against Stan Wawrinka before beating the defending champion 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 Friday night to reach his fifth Australian Open final.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79a93995fe4f4821b246d43289935c64Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:17:54 GMTPakistan official raises death toll from Shiite mosque bombing in country's south to 20 killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96ee7b9d58e34b10aea2ba4fb6c14df1KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan official raises death toll from Shiite mosque bombing in country's south to 20 killed.iGeneral newsReligious strifeWar and unrestBombingsKarachiPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96ee7b9d58e34b10aea2ba4fb6c14df1Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:24:33 GMTWeak Barbie sales cost Mattel over the holiday seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04de9ea7d40e448eb0d04673d01f565aEL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Slumping sales of Barbie did little to bring a happy holiday to her maker, Mattel Inc.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04de9ea7d40e448eb0d04673d01f565aFri, 30 Jan 2015 11:54:13 GMTChadian air force, ground troops bomb Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town; witnesses sayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76050b4481474eaba0c6e96f2dbac01aMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Chadian air force, ground troops bomb Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town; witnesses say.iGeneral newsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76050b4481474eaba0c6e96f2dbac01aFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:13:34 GMTZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairmanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9885a18cd34b4e729435b2d8d44a291aADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders have appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsZimbabweEthiopiaSudanMauritaniaSouthern AfricaAfricaEast AfricaMiddle EastNorth AfricaWest Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9885a18cd34b4e729435b2d8d44a291aFri, 30 Jan 2015 11:45:46 GMTCold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, releasedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6ffc32d6bdf47c6ae9042c201d76540GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Nearly two dozen turtles that were stranded by cold weather last year in Massachusetts have successfully undergone rehab and have been returned to waters off Louisiana's coast.By GERALD HERBERTaGeneral newsAnimalsTurtlesCoastlines and beachesWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthHealthReptilesNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationNew OrleansGulf of MexicoLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6ffc32d6bdf47c6ae9042c201d76540Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:14:38 GMTPakistani official raises death toll from midday bombing at Shiite mosque to 35http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a192e4d8a4e7427f955c0074efbd6fb0ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani official raises death toll from midday bombing at Shiite mosque to 35.iGeneral newsReligious strifeBombingsPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a192e4d8a4e7427f955c0074efbd6fb0Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:58:30 GMTMattek-Sands, Safarova win Australian Open doubles titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de46259f5cac4daba7ad514457ec5d2bMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the Australian Open women's doubles title on Friday in their first tournament together as a partnership, beating Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5).By JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de46259f5cac4daba7ad514457ec5d2bFri, 30 Jan 2015 11:20:09 GMTAhead of election, Israel issues West Bank building tendershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34b4187a35f64680878a8f67554082faJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settlement watchdog group says the government has issued hundreds of tenders for housing units in the West Bank, an area the Palestinians demand for their future state.iGeneral newsElectionsGovernment and politicsContracts and ordersCorporate newsBusinessGovernment business and financeIsraelWest BankMiddle EastPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34b4187a35f64680878a8f67554082faFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:26:12 GMTRussia gives $3 billion Crimea bridge contract to Putin allyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aabdf0faeb344e7979ef386b585803cMOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government has awarded the contract for the construction of a $3 billion bridge to Crimea to a longtime ally of President Vladimir Putin.Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesContracts and ordersCorporate newsGovernment business and financeCrimeaRussiaMoscowEuropeUkraineEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aabdf0faeb344e7979ef386b585803cFri, 30 Jan 2015 12:01:09 GMTActivists: Syrian rebels blow up tunnel under army posthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/100578ba989d4fefb1c2f4b1959bdd88BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian opposition fighters have detonated a large amount of explosives in a tunnel under an army post in the northwestern province of Idlib, inflicting heavy casualties on the government troops.iGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/100578ba989d4fefb1c2f4b1959bdd88Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:45:51 GMTBritain marks 50th anniversary of Churchill's funeralhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/280edc7add1c4d5682a4347f8d54d361LONDON (AP) — Britain is paying tribute to Winston Churchill with memorial services to mark the 50th anniversary of the wartime leader's funeral.iGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesState funeralsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/280edc7add1c4d5682a4347f8d54d361Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:43:18 GMTSmart Spending: Why investors are applauding Amazon earningshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b780dfddc08403dab0931227e1e6597NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings roundly beat analyst expectations, sending the Seattle e-commerce giant's stock soaring 11 percent in premarket trading Friday. Here's a closer look at what investors applauded and hope continues.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b780dfddc08403dab0931227e1e6597Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:40:20 GMTObama proposes 'precision medicine' to end one-size-fits-allhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c73ae79178549e9b0b17d36d5190ba8WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsMedicationGenomicsBiologyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsDiagnosis and treatmentScienceUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c73ae79178549e9b0b17d36d5190ba8Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:55:42 GMT12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b995b7bc782439c9decd33aae76498dKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b995b7bc782439c9decd33aae76498dFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:17:49 GMTOn Super Bowl Sunday, veggies are most popular foodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7c65bd88b8c43fabb0ef7ffc9c157b3CHICAGO (AP) — While the gladiators of the NFL are clashing in Phoenix at the Super Bowl, the titans of food will be fighting for supremacy at spreads across the country.aFood and drinkGeneral newsSportsLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7c65bd88b8c43fabb0ef7ffc9c157b3Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:58:16 GMTRap mogul 'Suge' Knight turns self in in hit-and-run probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/628fe0bbdc564bf7a95cd89662e04f21COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight turned himself into authorities early Friday after his attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers.By RAQUEL MARIA DILLONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesHit-and-runAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaHollywoodUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/628fe0bbdc564bf7a95cd89662e04f21Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:45:35 GMTRussia cuts key rate to help economy, leaving ruble to drophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a81a4ae82e014a6eb919cff1a3671327MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to support the collapsing ruble, in order to help the fading economy.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesRussiaMoscowEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a81a4ae82e014a6eb919cff1a3671327Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:15:31 GMT