FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 Mar 2015 02:57:24 -0800Taiwan subway slasher sentenced to death for killing 4, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwan court sentenced a university student to death Friday for killing four passengers on a Taipei commuter train last year.By RALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 10:34:58 GMT3 reasons Apple's watch will _ or won't _ change the game FRANCISCO (AP) — No one can argue that many Apple devices have changed the way people live their lives. The company's iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same?By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyConsumer electronicsMobile mediaConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsMobile phonesMedia, 06 Mar 2015 08:14:46 GMT'Homebrew' email servers: Genius as well as sneaky? (AP) — No, it's not always a room filled with wires and glowing blue lights. It's probably not even the size of your furnace. The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere.By ANNE FLAHERTY and NANCY BENAChtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsSpammingInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleHobbiesRecreation and leisureTechnology issuesPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 06 Mar 2015 08:15:04 GMTTajik opposition figure shot dead in Turkey, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a Tajik businessman and opposition figure has been shot dead in Istanbul.iGeneral newsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 09:53:45 GMTSri Lanka suspends work on China-backed resort (AP) — Sri Lanka has informed Beijing it is suspending work on a $1.5 billion Chinese-backed resort as part of a reevaluation of recent foreign investments, China's Foreign Ministry said Friday.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaSri LankaBeijingColomboSouth AsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 10:36:28 GMTCaution before US jobs report tempers gains in global stocks, South Korea (AP) — European stocks traded cautiously ahead of a U.S. jobs report Friday that could influence when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates this year. Asian markets were mostly higher after being buoyed by positive news about the global economy.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookLabor economyCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesSouth KoreaEast AsiaHong KongUnited StatesEuropeAsiaChinaGreater ChinaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:42:16 GMTNepal's airport to remain closed at least another day, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's only international airport will remain closed at least another day as crews attempt to remove the Turkish Airlines jet that skidded off the surface and blocked the runway.iGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationNepalSouth AsiaIndiaKathmanduAsia, 06 Mar 2015 09:51:40 GMTWarm weather forced Iditarod farther north, Alaska (AP) — Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice.By MARK THIESSENaGeneral newsSportsIditarod Trail Sled Dog RaceWeatherWinter weatherDogsEventsMammalsAnimalsSled dog racingAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:24:30 GMTRingling Bros. says circuses to be elephant-free in 3 years CITY, Fla. (AP) — Animal rights activists were stunned when the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced it would eliminate elephants from its circus performances by 2018.By TAMARA LUSHaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsAnimalsPerforming artsLegal proceedingsAnimal welfareSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationEntertainmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:57:24 GMTIraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit within hours, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.By VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsArchaeologyMilitant groupsWar and unrestScienceGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 09:51:10 GMTBubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska fjords, Alaska (AP) — Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in the water turned out to be just as interesting.By DAN JOLINGaGeneral newsScienceGlaciologyAnimalsGlaciersSealsOceanographyMarine biologyWhalesEstuariesOceansGeophysicsEarth scienceEnvironment and natureMammalsBiologyAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:19:24 GMTCiganda fires 66 to grab share of lead at HSBC Champions (AP) — Carlota Ciganda shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to move into a tie for the lead with Inbee Park after the second round of the HSBC Women's Champions.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 08:59:52 GMTFerrari's Sebastian Vettel begins F1 2015 with big ambitions champion Sebastian Vettel enters the new Formula One season in the unusual position of being the outsider. This time, the Ferrari driver is doing the chasing — behind the Mercedes pair of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula One, 06 Mar 2015 09:48:53 GMTIsrael police: Palestinian rams car into people, injures 5 (AP) — Israeli police say a suspected Palestinian motorist has rammed his car into five people near a Jerusalem police station, injuring five, before he was shot and wounded by a security guard.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 08:59:59 GMTHillary Clinton email trove reviewed for release, security (AP) — The government will examine thousands of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for public release — and for possible security lapses — after revelations she used a private account to conduct official business as secretary of state, a senior State Department official said Thursday.By STEPHEN BRAUN and BRADLEY KLAPPERhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsDiplomacyClassified informationInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyInternational relationsPolitical issuesPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 08:22:04 GMTGerman Parliament approves quota for female directors (AP) — Germany's Parliament has approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe's biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards starting next year.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 10:27:55 GMTSecurity questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected.By KIM TONG-HYUNG and FOSTER KLUGiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsDiplomacyEmbassiesProtests and demonstrationsCrimeInternational relationsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestSouth KoreaSeoulNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:53:15 GMTLate-winter storm continues to batter South, Northeast clock is springing forward this weekend, but Friday will still feel like winter for much of the country.By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherTrafficTransportationAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 08:30:45 GMTQuotations in the News"I would say that this is an absolutely beautifully executed — what we would call — a forced or emergency landing, by an unbelievably well-trained pilot." — Christian Fry of the Santa Monica Airport Association on actor Harrison Ford's crash-landing on a Los Angeles-area golf course.By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 06 Mar 2015 08:28:43 GMTWitness in Russian politician's slaying gets death threats, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeUkraineRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 08:50:08 GMTYear after rule changes, men's basketball back to old form (AP) — One year after the NCAA changed how rules were enforced to open up the game, men's basketball looks a lot like it once did.By JOE KAYsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsCincinnatiOhioWacoUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 06 Mar 2015 08:10:36 GMTHarrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford's answer is found in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies at will.By LYNN ELBER and TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesSanta MonicaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 08:42:27 GMTSuspected Palestinian attacker injures 5 in Jerusalem (AP) — A suspected Palestinian motorist rammed his car into a group of people near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring five before being shot and wounded by guards, the police said.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 09:40:35 GMTAnniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons (AP) — In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America's living rooms as never before.By JESSE J. HOLLANDwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolice brutalityCrimeVotingLegal proceedingsNewspapersSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderViolenceViolent crimeElectionsNews mediaMediaSelmaAlabamaMontgomeryUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 08:19:58 GMTSuper Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court (AP) — The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants.By MARK SHERMANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSportsGays and lesbiansMunicipal governmentsProfessional footballMarriageProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSex in societyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLocal governmentsFootballNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 08:14:16 GMTF1's youngest ever lineup confident of success Raikkonen is old enough to be Max Verstappen's father, and when the Formula One season gets underway at the Australian Grand Prix, the teen prodigy will be racing against the seen-it-all veteran.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula One, 06 Mar 2015 09:50:05 GMTKnife attack at China train station leaves 9 injured (AP) — At least two assailants armed with knives attacked people at a train station in southern China on Friday, injuring nine, and police fatally shot one of the suspects, officials said.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeChinaGuangzhouBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 08:25:49 GMTMan dies in landslide in Bosnia as bad weather hits Balkans, Serbia (AP) — A man died Friday in a landslide in Bosnia as a wave of storms also closed down roads, flooded villages and disrupted power supplies throughout the Balkan region still recovering from record flooding last year.By JOVANA GECiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersBosnia and HerzegovinaCroatiaSerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 10:54:43 GMTSouth Africa: Bail for woman who kidnapped baby 17 years ago (AP) — A woman in South Africa who kidnapped a baby 17 years ago and raised the child as her own has been granted bail.iGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 10:46:46 GMTLGBT anti-discrimination bill passes Utah test LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee in the Utah Legislature offered its unanimous and at times emotional support for a proposal to protect gay and transgender individuals as the landmark measure passed its first test.By MICHELLE L. PRICEaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansWorkplace discriminationChristianityState legislatureReligionReligious issuesGender issuesGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislaturePersonnelBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesState governmentsUtahSalt Lake CityIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:09:28 GMTIsraeli police: Palestinian rams car into people near Jerusalem police station, injures 5 (AP) — Israeli police: Palestinian rams car into people near Jerusalem police station, injures 5.iGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 08:51:11 GMTIraqi forces push toward Tikrit in battle against IS (AP) — An Iraqi provincial governor says Iraqi forces are pushing their offensive against the Islamic State group and expect to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit soon.Associated PressiGeneral newsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 08:18:28 GMTKremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody (AP) — Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsNational governmentsViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 10:18:34 GMTIranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead? (AP) — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers — not the U.S. — are leading the charge.By ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseIranIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 08:27:13 GMTSchool kids on bus escape serious injury in Wash. crash, Wash. (AP) — A motorist died but dozens of children escaped serious injury when a truck driver apparently fell asleep and crossed the center line of a rural Washington highway, colliding with a car and a school bus, the Washington State Patrol said.aGeneral newsAccidentsInjuriesAccidents and disastersTransportationHealthWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 08:11:40 GMTThousands stranded on Ky. Interstates for nearly 24 hours of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as a winter storm walloped Kentucky and frustrated travelers dealt with gas tanks and stomachs close to empty.By BRUCE SCHREINER and ADAM BEAMaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 10:38:47 GMTObama holding town hall at historically black college (AP) — President Barack Obama is kicking off a weekend commemoration 50 years since the pivotal Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights marches in Alabama with a town hall meeting at a historically black college in South Carolina.By NEDRA PICKLERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesAfrican-AmericansSocial issuesSocial affairsSelmaSouth CarolinaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 08:11:21 GMTAs world moves on, MH370 families find solace in each other, China (AP) — For the past year, Wang Zheng has been avoiding one place: the modest apartment where his parents had been living for more than 20 years in downtown Nanjing until they vanished along with the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.By DIDI TANGiGeneral newsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370EventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleGovernment and politicsMalaysiaChinaNanjingBeijingIndian OceanSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 06 Mar 2015 08:10:30 GMTKidney donation sets off chain of transplants at SF hospital FRANCISCO (AP) — A Sacramento woman's kidney donation to a stranger set off a series of organ swaps that resulted in five more sick people getting transplanted kidneys at a San Francisco hospital.By KRISTIN J. BENDERhtGeneral newsHealthOrgan donationOrgan transplantsTechnologyHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 10:53:50 GMTXi carries on China's tradition of political slogans (AP) — Political slogans have been a mainstay of Chinese life dating back to Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 08:40:04 GMTSilicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry FRANCISCO (AP) — A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyWorkplace discriminationLegal proceedingsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFinancial servicesIndustriesGender issuesLaw and order, 06 Mar 2015 09:14:12 GMTFord's real-life bravado equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen.By LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:38:55 GMTFederal offices in DC area opening on delayed schedule (AP) — The federal government says its offices in the Washington area will be open Friday amid the region's latest winter storm, but they are on a two-hour delayed arrival and employees can telework or take unscheduled leave.wGeneral newsWeatherSeasonal jobsWinter weatherTelecommutingCareersBusinessWorkplace cultureLifestyleDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:33:39 GMT3 tell of gruesome injuries, death at Boston Marathon (AP) — A woman who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing described feeling as if she were in a horror movie: wounded people all around her, including someone covered with soot, dazed and "walking around like a zombie."By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsEventsLaw and orderMoviesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 09:03:01 GMTCan Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes? (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around.By JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAShtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 06 Mar 2015 08:24:56 GMTIn Turkey, criticizing the president can land you in jail (AP) — There's no monarch in democratic Turkey — but you might not know it watching the news these days.By DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSocial mediaCrimeOnline mediaMediaTurkeyAnkaraIstanbulEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 10:44:17 GMTDavis Cup: Kukushkin gives Kazakhstan 1-0 lead over Italy, Kazakhstan (AP) — Mikhail Kukushkin defeated Simone Bolelli 7-6 (6), 6-1, 6-2 to give Kazakhstan a 1-0 lead over Italy in Davis Cup on Friday.sSportsDavis CupMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsItalyKazakhstanAstanaWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 09:50:29 GMTMyanmar police chase down students in 3rd protest crackdown, Myanmar (AP) — Police chased down student protesters and dragged them onto trucks Friday in Myanmar's third such crackdown on public demonstrations in as many days.By GEMUNU AMARASINGHEiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsEducation policyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEducationSocial affairsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 10:05:53 GMTItems Flight 370 missing left behind full of meaning for kin LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lee Khim Fatt doesn't sleep in his bed anymore. Instead, he sleeps on the floor next to it. "It doesn't feel the same, doesn't feel right sleeping on the mattress without her beside me," he said.By JOSHUA PAULiGeneral newsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370EventsMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 08:23:29 GMTAl-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate confirmed on Friday that its top field commander was killed in an airstrike that targeted a meeting of the group's senior leadership.By ASHRAF KHALILiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestMilitant groupsSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 10:25:11 GMT