FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:33:17 -08:002 college faculty fired in scandal over freshmen retentionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b881bebbb9204fa782ee00f3bc4a19f8Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:02:54 GMTA plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary's University after the Catholic school's president reportedly likened the students to baby rabbits that should be killed.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b881bebbb9204fa782ee00f3bc4a19f8RHP Mat Latos agrees to $3M, 1-year deal with White Soxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/825d6a8a72b64452a7da9cd4d7ee4f65Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:25:23 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Mat Latos agreed Tuesday to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, giving manager Robin Ventura another option for the back end of his rotation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/825d6a8a72b64452a7da9cd4d7ee4f652nd outside report says Mexico students not burned at dumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/912e4e2f46d1403f912f40b2b3ecd226Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:56:47 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of Argentine forensic experts says it has determined there's no biological or physical evidence to conclude that 43 students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014 were incinerated at a trash dump as government investigators initially claimed.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/912e4e2f46d1403f912f40b2b3ecd226Monsanto pays $80 million to settle accounting chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84402a61fd1e43cc842858abf14abe8eTue, 09 Feb 2016 20:50:34 GMTMonsanto will pay an $80 million penalty and several executives will pay smaller amounts to settle federal allegations that the agribusiness giant misstated its earnings by not properly disclosing the costs of a rebate program for its Roundup weed-killer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84402a61fd1e43cc842858abf14abe8eThe Latest: Texas man in nanny imprisonment case given bondhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fce2289d00b44d5fb70669bba0f977eaTue, 09 Feb 2016 22:00:36 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a Houston-area couple accused of forcing a Nigerian woman to care for their children and home without pay: (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fce2289d00b44d5fb70669bba0f977ea6 founding EU nations commit to the original unity goalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c99dccca1e18473993eb52546801b9e4Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:10:36 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The six founding nations of the European Union on Tuesday stressed their commitment to seek an "ever closer union" at a time of deep rifts among the current 28 member nations on the way ahead and Britain's impending referendum whether to stay in the bloc.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c99dccca1e18473993eb52546801b9e4Ferguson City Council expected to vote on DOJ agreementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9dbcbc2f593472a81431033604b4598Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:40:36 GMTFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a police and court reform proposal with the U.S. Department of Justice, an agreement that would cost the St. Louis suburb millions of dollars.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9dbcbc2f593472a81431033604b4598Iowa college to hire shooting coach despite alumni objectionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee7e5a0cdbfa4eb0bed4596173ee4d94Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:51:34 GMTINDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa college is sticking with its decision to hire a full-time coach for its shooting sports club, despite opposition from alumni and others who say guns have no place on the liberal arts school's campus.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee7e5a0cdbfa4eb0bed4596173ee4d94Judge, not armchair 'Serial' detectives, to decide retrialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd30929057824f1c82a5ef3957dc9a83Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:50:07 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Prompted by a podcast that turned millions of listeners into armchair detectives, a judge will now decide whether to grant a new trial to a man convicted as a teenager of murdering his high school girlfriend.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd30929057824f1c82a5ef3957dc9a83Iraqi government says it fully recaptured Ramadi from IShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82372fba9c094947945b4dad6a4d0705Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:57:08 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — In an address to the nation Tuesday night, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated the Iraqi people on the liberation of Ramadi and the opening of a road connecting the western city to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82372fba9c094947945b4dad6a4d0705Grain higher, livestock mixedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a892bdd10aa74181964e4539078ab668Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:11:09 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a892bdd10aa74181964e4539078ab668Trump aims for victory in NH after Iowa disappointmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ac74a4c851a4072a3093ae2d9b8adc9Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:35:05 GMTNASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump, under pressure to score his first electoral win, set his hopes on New Hampshire Tuesday as voters began flooding polling stations across the state in the nation's first primary. His rivals placed high hopes in a strong second-place finish, looking to break out from the pack and ensure the survival of their campaigns.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ac74a4c851a4072a3093ae2d9b8adc9The Latest: Michigan governor proposes $195M more for Flinthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c191becf9e8047d990eea557d377dc02Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:18:44 GMTFLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c191becf9e8047d990eea557d377dc02Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel's concussionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9bd986a1e884dcebfc418187e4c6fc9Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:54:58 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel's late-season concussion.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9bd986a1e884dcebfc418187e4c6fc9Paris secures sponsors; presents logo for 2024 Olympic bidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aec6439d5d154fe49761fec3fee46531Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:48:37 GMTPARIS (AP) — Paris ramped up its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, securing about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in four sponsorship deals and presenting its Eiffel Tower-shaped logo in a ceremony on the Champs Elysees.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aec6439d5d154fe49761fec3fee46531Water tests show a few homes in Ohio village still have leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96bec3afae6b42639629868e56df3faeTue, 09 Feb 2016 21:20:09 GMTSEBRING, Ohio (AP) — Tap water samples taken over the last two weeks have found 30 homes with high levels of lead in a northeastern Ohio village, state environmental regulators said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96bec3afae6b42639629868e56df3faeThe Latest: Trump greets NH voters as they head to the pollshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/921218c89ce245e0a5ef559167d8226fTue, 09 Feb 2016 21:20:54 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest developments from Campaign 2016 as New Hampshire voters cast their ballots for president in the Republican primaries (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/921218c89ce245e0a5ef559167d8226fACLU files lawsuit seeking video from fatal police shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f58161fc52f5450a87f2300175f529e9Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:06:52 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Minneapolis NAACP filed a lawsuit Tuesday in hopes of forcing authorities to release video footage from the night a black man was fatally shot by police.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f58161fc52f5450a87f2300175f529e9Obama unveils record $4.1 trillion election-year budgethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b8d289097724b62bffaf1bfb925dc2aTue, 09 Feb 2016 21:34:48 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b8d289097724b62bffaf1bfb925dc2aObama seeks cybersecurity boost to replace 'ancient' techhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab349377f6544645afca0670002d5ec8Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:13:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is asking Congress for $3.1 billion to update the government's archaic computers systems to protect them from cyberattacks as part of a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab349377f6544645afca0670002d5ec8NBA to teams: No Hack-a-Shaq on inbounds passerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85523595bd0c4d1287cec015bbb48373Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:58:57 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — NBA teams need to keep Hack-a-Shaq on the court, not the sideline.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85523595bd0c4d1287cec015bbb48373Prosecutor: 'Serial' questions don't make Syed innocenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/933e1ad9090440e797c876f5455439d9Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:23:23 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — An alibi witness who was never called, cell phone data that was misrepresented and other legal failures justify a new trial for Adnan Syed, his defense lawyer argued Tuesday, closing a hearing prompted by a podcast that turned millions of listeners into armchair detectives.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/933e1ad9090440e797c876f5455439d9Judge urges president to commute harsh sentence he imposedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f078ad4637e64e86b09c1891128d18ddTue, 09 Feb 2016 22:27:34 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former federal judge who gave a Utah music producer 55 years in prison for bringing guns to marijuana deals asked the president to commute the sentence Tuesday, the latest appeal in a case held up as an example of problems with mandatory minimum sentencing laws.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f078ad4637e64e86b09c1891128d18ddJudge's error could set man free without trial for murderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5d69b03959f4d3fb966528d0aeae561Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:15:56 GMTATLANTA (AP) — A mistake by a superior court judge may set a Georgia man free without him ever having to stand trial for the stabbing death of a 75-year-old woman.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5d69b03959f4d3fb966528d0aeae561Some Dominicans don't want Vagas Llosa to get literary prizehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/898772066e324c1ca1661749d33f784aTue, 09 Feb 2016 22:03:55 GMTSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Plans in the Dominican Republic to award a literary prize to Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa have angered some people, including a member of the president's Cabinet.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/898772066e324c1ca1661749d33f784aMd. legislature overrides veto on felon votinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa94a2e29b1c47c4a8779f006b125febTue, 09 Feb 2016 22:01:42 GMTANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday overrode Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill with the help of a lawmaker who was allowed to vote twice: once as a member of the House and again as a senator.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa94a2e29b1c47c4a8779f006b125febCleric arrested during Ferguson protest acquittedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81865d6fe13e428887c8351d9c2dd8abTue, 09 Feb 2016 21:49:12 GMTCLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A cleric arrested during a protest in Ferguson has been found not guilty of willfully disobeying a police order to disperse.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81865d6fe13e428887c8351d9c2dd8abEloy police: Swiss man dies while skydiving in Arizonahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4625040c2504c809bba6601eefbafdbTue, 09 Feb 2016 22:22:32 GMTELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Swiss man has died while skydiving in Eloy, about 60 miles south of Phoenix.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4625040c2504c809bba6601eefbafdbSikh man blocked by Mexican airline satisfied with apologyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/712379dbe7bc44a9a90ee2b447c23d75Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:49:03 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — An Indian-American actor and designer who wasn't allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight after refusing to remove his turban said Tuesday that he is satisfied with an apology from the airline.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/712379dbe7bc44a9a90ee2b447c23d75Pastor's widow: Daughters must live without 'sense of fear'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88020a58af99468c8dc12ad47f3615daTue, 09 Feb 2016 21:25:23 GMTDURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church said Tuesday that shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to "open up wounds again."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88020a58af99468c8dc12ad47f3615daOnce-a-year homeless count draws criticism, defendershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/769ac903cb1a4b5eada04931f8ae0a3eTue, 09 Feb 2016 21:29:02 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless people sleeping on the streets.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/769ac903cb1a4b5eada04931f8ae0a3eHouse approves bill to tighten control on VA constructionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d9c63c703b64c94a98a5ae7dc9aaef8Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:19:44 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday approved a bill to increase oversight and management of large construction projects at the Department of Veterans Affairs after a new VA hospital outside Denver tripled original cost estimates.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d9c63c703b64c94a98a5ae7dc9aaef8How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74b089fa444c4aa795fc39843fd11fadTue, 09 Feb 2016 22:18:03 GMTStocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday after another bumpy day. Major indexes wavered between gains and losses for most of the day Tuesday, then ended barely in the red. Energy companies once again suffered the biggest losses as the price of oil took another tumble.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74b089fa444c4aa795fc39843fd11fadVietnam vet sues VA trying to get benefits living in Cubahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7046cc2e866b430991d88244f3a90caaTue, 09 Feb 2016 22:20:52 GMTHAVANA (AP) — Otto Macias was 19 when he left Cuba in the throes of a socialist revolution, enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to fight communists as a machine-gunner in Vietnam.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7046cc2e866b430991d88244f3a90caaLL Cool J learns family secret in 'Finding Your Roots'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a4322d8500a47fb8f6b345c397d48e7Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:43:22 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — LL Cool J's childhood was scarred by his parents' separation and violence, with his maternal grandparents stepping in to give him a loving home and appreciation of music.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a4322d8500a47fb8f6b345c397d48e7California farmers reap record sales in record droughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf32bb1695204a2dbafa61118e34f75aTue, 09 Feb 2016 21:06:40 GMTFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf32bb1695204a2dbafa61118e34f75aClinton trying to prevent a big Sanders victory in NHhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd5648a6dbfa47288ea05bd3184909e5Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:36:32 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton braced for a potential loss in New Hampshire, the site of her 2008 comeback, seeking to deny rival Bernie Sanders a big victory in the nation's first presidential primary and a springboard into a competitive primary campaign.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd5648a6dbfa47288ea05bd3184909e5The Latest: Court refuses to change mind on new districtshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94409bbd16a44beb85f98c6779e18f1cTue, 09 Feb 2016 22:19:32 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on appeals involving a federal court decision directing North Carolina legislators to redraw congressional maps (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94409bbd16a44beb85f98c6779e18f1cNASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners valuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d47b418af572422b8011f887718ea856Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:28:42 GMTCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d47b418af572422b8011f887718ea856Man accused of Masonic temple plot pleads not guiiltyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9bb249b256040a9bc7fbb2e11660459Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:28:01 GMTMILWAUKEE (AP) — The man accused of plotting to attack a Milwaukee Masonic temple in the name of Islam has pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges in the case.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9bb249b256040a9bc7fbb2e11660459Rams owner buys historic Waggoner Ranch, largest in UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd9a0e8a170e47e3aaa3396ab2c75ed8Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:58:32 GMTVERNON, Texas (AP) — A billionaire sports mogul has purchased a Texas mega-ranch that has been operated by one family for nearly a century.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd9a0e8a170e47e3aaa3396ab2c75ed8Ikea recalls ceiling lamps for risk of falling glass shadeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba5137c5025747b0b119a0c610d4decdTue, 09 Feb 2016 21:52:08 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling two types of ceiling lamps because of a risk that the glass shades might fall and injure people.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba5137c5025747b0b119a0c610d4decdBroncos revel in parade amid questions about Manning, Millerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f207fe6c9ca443e9805fcbc242b825ceTue, 09 Feb 2016 21:38:16 GMTDENVER (AP) — It took John Elway 15 years to experience a parade as a quarterback. As an executive, only five.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f207fe6c9ca443e9805fcbc242b825ceDelbonis upsets Fognini to reach 2nd round in Argentinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe8121bbeb844969a70259d161d4da0cTue, 09 Feb 2016 22:05:04 GMTBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Federico Delbonis of Argentina upset sixth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Argentina Open on Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe8121bbeb844969a70259d161d4da0cAPNewsBreak: Review critical of workplace safety policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2a6cd71aafd48f8bd621ad01536e01bTue, 09 Feb 2016 21:52:17 GMTMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An inspection has found the Vermont child welfare agency's workplace safety policy didn't have comprehensive measures to protect employees when a social worker was shot dead outside a state office building last August.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2a6cd71aafd48f8bd621ad01536e01bJury begins deliberating in cop's stairwell shooting trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adc6aa3aed8640ca96184f167adc92a8Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:34:02 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Tuesday on whether a rookie police officer who shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell accidentally discharged his weapon, as he says, or whether he acted out of recklessness and did little to help the dying victim, as the prosecution contends.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adc6aa3aed8640ca96184f167adc92a8The Latest: Intel chief: US faces global terror threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/919c1f01ce6f4b3dbbe14a92726af38dTue, 09 Feb 2016 21:20:10 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/919c1f01ce6f4b3dbbe14a92726af38dAlabama bill could stop removal of Confederate monumentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7eeb29cf1baf4525b663eb5304108020Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:06:13 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As some southern cities mull taking down the Confederate monuments that dot the Old South, an Alabama legislator wants to stop their ability to do so.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7eeb29cf1baf4525b663eb5304108020The Latest: Broncos fans stream out of downtown after paradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a99b469f476499b9a1c617ceb07407aTue, 09 Feb 2016 21:53:28 GMTDENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl victory parade (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a99b469f476499b9a1c617ceb07407aUN: Number of Haitians needing food aid spikes amid droughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb6b31d70ade4ffb8c796a955e454939Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:38:13 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Drought-stricken Haiti is grappling with its most serious food crisis in 15 years, the head of the U.N. World Food Program's country office said Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb6b31d70ade4ffb8c796a955e454939