FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Feb 2015 16:25:59 -0800NHL players getting an education about blood clots (AP) — The doctor told Tomas Fleischmann he might never play hockey again. Blood clots that began in his leg had moved to his lungs and threatened not only his career but his life.iHealthSportsAthlete injuriesMen's hockeyHockeyProfessional hockeyMen's sportsAthlete healthCardiovascular diseaseDiseases and conditionsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:30:56 GMTEx-Colombia president's allies convicted for spying ring, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's Supreme Court has convicted two close aides of former President Alvaro Uribe for organizing a spying ring that illegally intercepted the communications of some of the conservative leader's top opponents.iGeneral newsPolitical scandalsPolitical corruptionPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 00:23:53 GMTLeonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself.By DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentSpace explorationAstronomyAstrobiologyObituariesScienceCelebrityBiologyMoviesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:31:43 GMTMcIlroy to miss cut at Honda Classic BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy's first PGA Tour event in five months lasted only two days.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:04:08 GMTSome California farmers to go without federal water, Calif. (AP) — For a second straight year, the federal government said Friday it won't send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley, forcing farmers in California's agricultural heartland to again scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted.By FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementAgriculture and the environmentState governmentsAgricultureWildlifeNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsIndustriesWater environmentCaliforniaFresnoSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 23:25:48 GMTGOP, Dem senators offer bill challenging Obama on Iran (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation that would require a congressional review of any deal the Obama administration and other western powers strike with Iran on its nuclear program.By DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 27 Feb 2015 23:58:05 GMTCavaliers will face Pacers without James, Irving (AP) — Cleveland will be without LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on Friday night at Indiana.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 23:43:07 GMTMan gets 66-year term for shooting Phoenix officer, robbery (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 66 years in prison for shooting a Phoenix police officer and a volunteer sheriff's posse member minutes after robbing two strip-club employees of $18,000 by gunpoint.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceTheftLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:19:50 GMTSeattle sending elephants to Oklahoma City Zoo (AP) — Like the Supersonics, Seattle's two remaining elephants are relocating to Oklahoma City.aGeneral newsAnimalsElephantsZoological parksMunicipal governmentsMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSeattleOklahoma CityWashingtonOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 23:40:06 GMTObama condemns 'brutal murder' of Russian opposition figure (AP) — President Barack Obama is condemning the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.wGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsRussiaMoscowUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:22:06 GMTBrowns agree to terms with quarterback Josh McCown Browns have agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Josh McCown on a contract.By TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:37 GMTFDIC closes Puerto Rico's Doral Bank; Banco Popular steps in JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico regulators shut down Doral Bank on Friday, with Banco Popular taking over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory's fourth largest bank.By DANICA COTOiBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 00:12:36 GMTObama, Liberian President Sirleaf discuss Ebola recovery (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that the world has made "extraordinary strides in driving back Ebola" because of the efforts of the U.S., Liberia and other partners but both he and Liberia's leader said more must be done to combat the disease.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited StatesLiberiaWest AfricaSierra LeoneGuineaNorth AmericaAfrica, 27 Feb 2015 23:19:46 GMTBoxer badly injured in fight nearly 7 years ago dead at 32 ANTONIO (AP) — Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing contender whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has died. He was 32.sSportsObituariesBoxingHealthAthlete injuriesAthlete healthSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:25:16 GMTFormer US Rep. Rick Renzi reports to prison for 3-year term (AP) — Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday to begin serving a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessCrimePolitical corruptionPolitical issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderArizonaUnited StatesTucsonWest VirginiaNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:07:34 GMTUFC champion Ronda Rousey leads big surge in women's MMA ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey spent a year as a bartender after she turned 21, partying every night and wondering what to do with her Olympic bronze medal in judo.By GREG BEACHAMaGeneral newsSportsWomen's martial artsMixed martial artsWomen's sportsMartial artsJudoLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:04:29 GMTPartial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding (AP) — The rebellious Republican-controlled House unexpectedly voted down short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities.By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationNational securityTerrorismGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:22 GMTGas prices soar in California as supply shrinks BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEnergy industryProduction facilitiesEnvironmental laws and regulationsLegislature hearingsState governmentsLegislatureIndustriesConsumer products and servicesEconomyCorporate newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsCaliforniaTorranceUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:11 GMTGolf Capsules BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy's first PGA Tour event in five months lasted only two days.By The Associated PresssSportsWomen's golfMen's golfGolfWomen's sportsMen's sportsThailandSouth AfricaFloridaSoutheast AsiaAsiaSouthern AfricaAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:21:38 GMTObama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short (AP) — Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information.By ANNE FLAHERTYhtBusinessPersonal financeGovernment and politicsSmall businessTechnologyConsumer privacyConsumer protection and advocacyLegislationPolitical partiesConsumer affairsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 23:04:15 GMTNew York exhibits mark centennial of Frank Sinatra's birth YORK (AP) — A couple of New York exhibits are paying homage to the centennial of Frank Sinatra's birth by displaying rare photographs and mementos, many of them from the family archive.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentArt photographyVisual artsNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:27:00 GMTHouse rejects Homeland Security funding (AP) — The Republican-controlled House unexpectedly rejected short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with significant anti-terrorism responsibilities.By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureNational securityMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:21:46 GMTGunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage, Mo. (AP) — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 23:49:07 GMTBill O'Reilly's partisan critics stepping up attack YORK (AP) — Following several stories questioning Bill O'Reilly's past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host's writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies.By DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentAssassination of John F. KennedyTV newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsEventsNews mediaMediaTelevisionPolitical and civil unrestAssassinations, 27 Feb 2015 22:31:28 GMTToronto OF Saunders could return in April after knee surgery, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders had surgery on his left knee Friday and could return to the team sooner than previously expected, perhaps in mid-April.By JEFF ODOMsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingAthlete healthEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 28 Feb 2015 00:22:53 GMTAdministration circulates plans for possible DHS shutdown (AP) — The Obama administration is circulating procedures for how the Department of Homeland Security will operate in the event of a midnight shutdown.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defense, 28 Feb 2015 00:19:06 GMTProminent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said. He was 55.iGeneral newsNational governmentsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsRussiaMoscowEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 22:48:32 GMTUS, Cuba cite progress on restoring diplomatic ties (AP) — The United States and Cuba claimed progress Friday toward ending a half-century diplomatic freeze, suggesting they could clear some of the biggest obstacles to their new relationship within weeks.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSummitsDiplomacyRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsEmbassiesHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsTerrorismEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestCubaUnited StatesHavanaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:39:45 GMTDocuments: Arizona woman killed in home had head injury (AP) — A 31-year-old woman found slain in her suburban Phoenix home suffered serious head trauma, and her body was lying in a pool of blood, according to court documents released Friday.By TERRY TANGaGeneral newsCrimeArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:56:29 GMTJury: Billionaire looted mining firm; trial eyed huge home YORK (AP) — Billionaire Ira Rennert plundered a now-bankrupt mining company to pay for personal luxuries, jurors found Friday after a trial that spotlighted one of the world's biggest private homes.By JENNIFER PELTZaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate newsLaw and orderFinancial performanceCorporate stockNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 23:31:44 GMTBulls expect Derrick Rose back this season from knee surgery (AP) — The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsAthlete injuriesHealthMen's basketballAthlete healthMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 23:52:19 GMTMan gets life for killing 80-year-old who was bound, beaten, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 80-year-old woman who was duct-taped to a chair, blindfolded and beaten during a robbery at her northeast Oregon home.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderTheftPendletonOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 23:03:31 GMTHead injury to suspect as child could be used by defense VEGAS (AP) — A 19-year-old man charged with murder in the killing of a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle suffered a fractured skull as an infant — an injury that lawyers said could become a factor in the case.By KEN RITTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeSuicidesLegal proceedingsCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 23:09:20 GMTRussian police: Opposition figure, ex-deputy PM Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow (AP) — Russian police: Opposition figure, ex-deputy PM Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow.iGeneral newsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 22:22:44 GMTA look at some of Missouri Auditor Schweich's top findings CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tom Schweich released about 570 audits during his roughly four years as Missouri state auditor, which ended Thursday when he shot himself in what police describe as an apparent suicide. Those audits examined local school districts, municipal courts, state agencies and the offices of other statewide elected officials, among others.By DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState governmentsPrimary and secondary educationPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSchool administrationGovernment pensions and social securityOpen governmentEducationSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessEventsPolitical issuesMissouriJoplinSt. JosephUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:16:21 GMTAzarenka beats Venus Williams for 1st time at Qatar Open, Qatar (AP) — Victoria Azarenka defeated Venus Williams for the first time on Friday, rallying for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory to reach the final at the Qatar Open.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsQatarDohaMiddle East, 28 Feb 2015 00:05:55 GMTBiopic of martial arts legend Bruce Lee springs into action ANGELES (AP) — Legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee is getting the official biopic treatment, daughter Shannon Lee announced Friday.fBusinessArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainment, 27 Feb 2015 23:24:24 GMTYellen meets with conservative groups unhappy with Fed (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met Friday with a group of conservative activists who are unhappy with the way the central bank is conducting its interest-rate policies.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsPolitical activismEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesPolitical issues, 28 Feb 2015 00:18:59 GMTProgress pleases Peterson; statement of thanks skips Vikings Minnesota Vikings have repeatedly praised Adrian Peterson during the offseason, with his status slowly moving toward resolution.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsSports governanceNational courtsProfessional footballFootballLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 23:47:39 GMTAs Spock, Leonard Nimoy gave a character enduring life YORK (AP) — It's no exaggeration to say Leonard Nimoy was perfect for the role that defined his career. His lean, almost sepulchral frame seemed otherworldly. His long, solemn face reflected wisdom summoned from somewhere deep within.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 27 Feb 2015 22:57:55 GMTTribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department's December announcement that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition — from many tribes.By GENE JOHNSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSmall businessRecreational drug laws and regulationsNative AmericansTribal governmentsEconomyGovernment regulationsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:03:32 GMTWyly brothers ordered to give up $299 million in fraud suit YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered a prominent Texas businessman and his brother's estate to pay $299 million after a federal jury New in York found they engaged in a massive fraud to evade taxes.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsLaw and orderCrime, 28 Feb 2015 00:17:34 GMTHarrison Ford to reprise role in 'Blade Runner' sequel ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in a sequel to the dystopian, neo-noir "Blade Runner," more than 31 years after the film first premiered.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainment, 27 Feb 2015 22:27:19 GMTMexico City former mayor breaks with leftist PRD party CITY (AP) — Former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard is splitting with the country's leftist Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD.iGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 22:44:33 GMTAutopsy: Teen killed by Denver police had 4 gunshot wounds (AP) — An autopsy shows a 17-year-old girl who was killed by Denver police officers while driving a stolen car suffered four gunshot wounds.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 23:59:22 GMTJoey Logano follows Daytona win by taking pole in Atlanta, Ga. (AP) — Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn't get on the track after failing to pass inspection.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsDaytona 500Automobile racingNASCAREventsNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:23:12 GMTDude, where's my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race, Ga. (AP) — When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke.By PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:58:11 GMT8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage, Mo. (AP) — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:34:48 GMTSentence reduced for 2 Supreme Court demonstrators (AP) — Two protesters who pleaded guilty to demonstrating inside the Supreme Court have had their sentences reduced from five days in jail to one.wGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedings, 27 Feb 2015 23:32:15 GMTOsbourne exiting 'Fashion Police' after Zendaya hair flap ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Osbourne is exiting "Fashion Police," days after complaining about co-host Giuliana Rancic's comments on Zendaya's dreadlocks.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityFashion design, 28 Feb 2015 00:17:13 GMT