FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jan 2015 16:21:29 -0800Exploding air bag may have killed Texas man (AP) — Federal safety regulators are looking into the death of a Texas man who may be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan.By TOM KRISHER and JUAN A. LOZANOaBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAccidents and disastersTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:43:01 GMTOhio may fight judge's order to return tigers to owner, Ohio (AP) — An animal sanctuary where the state seized six tigers, a lion and four other exotic animals this week had cages and fencing that easily could have allowed some of those animals to escape, the Ohio Department of Agriculture said in a letter sent to the site's owner.By JOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsAnimalsTigersMountain lionsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationToledoOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 22:28:22 GMTWoman in India sues Uber after reporting driver raped her FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, has sued the San Francisco-based company in federal U.S. court.By PAUL ELIASaBusinessGeneral newsViolent crimeCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 22:24:49 GMTBoy Scouts settle California suit over abuse ANGELES (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 — a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsVolunteerismLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeCaliforniaOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 22:31:07 GMTMan faces execution in Texas for 1996 strangling death, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected last-day appeals from a man scheduled to die for the death of a woman who was strangled and beaten with a hammer before her body was set on fire nearly two decades ago.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderViolent crimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryTexasUnited StatesHuntsvilleTylerNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 00:14:32 GMTBrazilian organizers say IndyCar opener has been canceled PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil's capital was canceled on Thursday.By TALES AZZONIsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBrazilBrasiliaSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jan 2015 22:42:00 GMTYouth who stormed Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hacker, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old brandishing a fake weapon threatened a security guard to gain access to the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS and demand airtime Tuesday night before police stormed a TV studio to arrest him.By MIKE CORDER and PETER DEJONGiGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisExtortion and threatsArrestsEventsCrimeLaw and orderTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 23:41:49 GMTJamaica preparing to extradite lottery scam suspect to US, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican authorities are preparing to extradite a fraud suspect to the U.S. to face charges of allegedly participating in a lottery scam that fleeced thousands of dollars from elderly Americans.iGeneral newsExtraditionLaw and orderJamaicaKingstonCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jan 2015 22:57:09 GMTSerena aims for 19th major in Aussie final vs Sharapova, Australia (AP) — It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMelbourneAustraliaUnited StatesOceaniaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 22:53:43 GMTVisa 1Q profit rises 11 percent, sets 4-for-1 stock split YORK (AP) — Visa's quarterly profit rose 11 percent as consumer spending grew on the credit and debit card processor's massive payment network.By KEN SWEETfBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsFinancial performanceStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:13:33 GMTAmazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter YORK (AP) — It was a Prime quarter for Amazon.BY MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessPersonal financeTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCorporate stock, 29 Jan 2015 23:18:57 GMTJury deliberations to resume Friday in Toyota Camry case (AP) — Jury deliberations will resume Friday in a case alleging a 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:03:35 GMTLand commissioner halts huge renewable energy project, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has put the brakes on a $2 billion transmission project that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaBusinessGeneral newsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryUnited StatesNew MexicoNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:42:23 GMTDelta flight lands in Vegas with pilot locked out of cockpit VEGAS (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis made an emergency landing in Las Vegas on Thursday with the co-pilot at the controls after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 22:18:16 GMTEx-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges RIVER, Mass. (AP) — With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a shell casing and security-camera video from his own home connect him to the crime.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeCollege footballNFL Super BowlProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderSports transactionsSports businessCollege sportsEventsFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 22:57:38 GMTGronkowski and Chancellor make for must-see matchup (AP) — On some point Sunday it will happen. At least everyone hopes it happens.By TIM BOOTHsSportsProfessional footballNFL Super BowlFootballEvents, 29 Jan 2015 23:53:17 GMTInvestors crave Shake Shack: IPO prices above expected range YORK (AP) — Investors apparently have a craving for a better burger.fBusinessFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:20:04 GMTNo. 4 Blue Devils dismiss junior Rasheed Sulaimon from team, N.C. (AP) — Duke dismissed junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon from the team on Thursday.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsDurhamNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 22:40:30 GMTSimultaneous attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 26, Egypt (AP) — Militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least 26 security officers.By ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastGaza StripNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territories, 29 Jan 2015 23:25:34 GMTSome doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.By ALICIA CHANGaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksImmunizationsParentingPublic healthChild and teen healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsRelationshipsLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 22:23:32 GMTNFL: ref inspected footballs properly in AFC title game (AP) — NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly.By BARRY WILNERsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootball, 29 Jan 2015 23:15:56 GMTConvicted drug dealer charged with murder of movie executive ANGELES (AP) — A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDrug-related crimeViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 00:12:22 GMTVenezuelan general appears in NY after 11 months on the run YORK (AP) — A dissident Venezuelan general who has been in hiding for nearly a year emerged Thursday for a public appearance in New York.By CLAUDIA TORRENSaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestVenezuelaNew YorkSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 00:07:56 GMTSenate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.By DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnergy industryHiring and recruitmentLegislatureLegislationEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPersonnelIndustrial products and servicesEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 00:10:02 GMTIdina Menzel ready for spotlight at Super Bowl (AP) — Broadway star Idina Menzel says Whitney Houston's rendition of the national anthem is her favorite version, but she's looking to make the song her own this Sunday.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentProfessional footballFootballSportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 22:47:06 GMTKim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads YORK (AP) — Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception.By MAE ANDERSONaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityNFL Super BowlInformation technologyIndustriesMedia and entertainment industryTelecommunicationsMoviesEventsNFL footballProfessional footballFootball, 29 Jan 2015 23:30:28 GMTWoods stumbles with chipping in return to golf, Ariz. (AP) — The focus on Tiger Woods at the Phoenix Open shifted Thursday from a chipped tooth to his chipping.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 00:16:59 GMTSlain Massachusetts teacher had 16 stab wounds to neck (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper wiped his eyes while testifying about 16 stab wounds to the neck of a slain math teacher that were allegedly inflicted by a student.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:28:48 GMTIndia woman sues Uber after reporting driver raped her FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S. court of failing to properly investigate the alleged assailant's background.By PAUL ELIASaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCorporate newsLaw and orderIndiaSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:10:58 GMTOhio agency fights judge's order to return tigers to owner, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials who seized six tigers and five other exotic animals from a sanctuary near Toledo say returning them as ordered by a judge would threaten the animals' health and the safety of people nearby.By JOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsAnimalsTigersMammalsLegal proceedingsMountain lionsLaw and orderWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationToledoOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:59:51 GMTJang goes from qualifier to leader at LPGA season opener, Fla. (AP) — Ha Na Jang went from qualifier to leader in just a few days at the LPGA season opener.By MARK LONGsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsEventsOcalaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 00:13:08 GMTConnecticut man wrongly jailed for 21 years gets $6M award, Conn. (AP) — A man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 21 years for the rape and killing of a mother of four was awarded $6 million Thursday from the state of Connecticut.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 00:16:51 GMTRod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81 YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesMovies, 29 Jan 2015 23:44:44 GMTLawyers snipe as jury selection resumes in Tsarnaev trial (AP) — As jury selection resumed Thursday in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a prosecutor accused one of Tsarnaev's lawyers of trying to "encourage" a hung jury.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 00:07:04 GMTBrowns receiver Josh Gordon says he was caught drinking (AP) — Browns receiver Josh Gordon said on Thursday that his latest trouble with the NFL results from having a few drinks with teammates.By The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsCoachingSports businessProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:37:35 GMTAP Explains: Super Bowl stadium full of unique features, Ariz. (AP) — With its retractable roof and moveable field, University of Phoenix Stadium is unlike any stadium anywhere.By JOHN MARSHALLaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionProfessional footballNFL Super BowlArchitectureSports businessFootballEventsArts and entertainmentArizonaPhoenixNorth AmericaUnited States, 29 Jan 2015 23:17:30 GMTProtesters set up sleep pods for homeless at Tucson park, Ariz. (AP) — A White House Cabinet member visited Tucson on Thursday for an event to tally the homeless as the city deals with a legal battle over an encampment in the middle of downtown.By ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLegal proceedingsPolitical activismCabinetsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 00:02:55 GMTTourism booming at Kentucky bourbon distilleries, Ky. (AP) — Tourism is booming along with production at Kentucky's bourbon distilleries.By BRUCE SCHREINERtTravelLifestyleLeisure travelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessKentuckyLouisvilleNapaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 29 Jan 2015 23:22:23 GMTTulsa's Woody Guthrie Center announces Beatles exhibit, Okla. (AP) — The Woody Guthrie Center is opening a new traveling exhibit next week focusing on the Beatles' arrival in America in 1964.tTravelLifestyleCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGuthrieTulsaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:40:25 GMTBalloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, traveling farther than the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon. But according to the rules of international aviation, they didn't set a new record quite yet.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherRecord setting eventsCanadaJapanAlbuquerqueUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaNew Mexico, 29 Jan 2015 22:45:08 GMTMarijuana arrests: A look at their rise and fall in NYC YORK (AP) — Low-level marijuana arrests came under scrutiny in New York City after rocketing up during the last 20 years. But they've declined markedly amid public pressure and policing changes in the last few years. A look at the annual numbers:aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 22:30:53 GMT'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows (AP) — Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.By SETH BORENSTEIN and JACK GILLUMhtBusinessScienceData privacyTechnology issuesTechnologyFinancial servicesIndustries, 29 Jan 2015 22:20:13 GMTAmy Poehler feted by Harvard's Hasty Pudding, Mass. (AP) — Amy Poehler turned the tables on her roasters, poking fun at Harvard and its famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe during its annual Woman of the Year award and roast Thursday.By PHILIP MARCELOaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:43:30 GMTGas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.By ALBERTO ARCE and PETER ORSIiGeneral newsExplosionsHealthAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 00:14:51 GMTFeds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsFugitivesCrimeLaw and orderFloridaUnited StatesWest Palm BeachNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 22:38:43 GMTYellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line, Mont. (AP) — As Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, government records show oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S.By MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersLegislatureEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnergy and the environmentIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsMontanaBillingsUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri River, 29 Jan 2015 22:41:42 GMTTexas GOP chief leaves role, joins Rand Paul political team (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday picked up the backing of the Republican Party of Texas' chairman, who is stepping down from his role to take a position as a national senior adviser to the Kentucky Republican's presidential campaign-in-waitingBy PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsTexasSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:02:06 GMTNASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran, Ala. (AP) — Each year around this time, NASA honors fallen astronauts, including the 17 men and women killed in three separate wintertime accidents in the sky and on the earth.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsSpace Shuttle Columbia disasterSpace explorationSpace Shuttle Challenger disasterEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessColumbiaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 23:38:38 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared Thursday financial markets closed sharply higher Thursday as investors welcomed encouraging news on corporate earnings and the job market.By The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 29 Jan 2015 22:40:37 GMTPoll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.By SETH BORENSTEINwGeneral newsScienceFood sciencePublic opinionClimateEnergy and the environmentFood and drinkEnvironmental concernsAgricultural scienceSocial affairsAtmospheric scienceEarth scienceEnvironment and natureEnvironmentLifestyle, 29 Jan 2015 23:30:04 GMT