FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 Mar 2015 02:17:35 -0800Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleSportsSocial mediaBasketballWomen's basketballGender issuesCelebrityWomen's sportsInformation technologyTechnologyProfessional basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsOnline mediaMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentProducts and servicesCorporate newsHuman rights and civil libertiesIndustries, 05 Mar 2015 08:02:19 GMTAttacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 8 people (AP) — Iraqi officials say separate attacks in the capital, Baghdad, have killed at least eight people and wounded over a dozen others.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 09:11:21 GMTGerman factory orders down more than expected in January (AP) — German factory orders, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy, dropped much further than expected in January, led by a big drop in demand from other eurozone countries.fBusinessEconomyManufacturing sector performanceGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 09:52:51 GMTChina stocks fall on growth target cut, Europe up before ECB KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday after China cut its economic growth target while European shares rose as investors awaited an ECB meeting that may provide more details on its massive stimulus program.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsEast AsiaChinaHong KongSingaporeEuropeAsiaGreater ChinaSoutheast Asia, 05 Mar 2015 09:43:08 GMTLast Ebola patient to be released in Liberia, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia are preparing to discharge the last Ebola patient in the West African country.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaSierra LeoneAfricaGuinea, 05 Mar 2015 09:43:02 GMTLEADING OFF: Lee, Darvish take the mound for spring debuts look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMesaAlabamaHoustonFloridaArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 05 Mar 2015 07:06:53 GMTKerry in Saudi Arabia to talk Iran, Yemen instability, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and explore ways to calm instability in Yemen and other troubled nations in the Middle East.By MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsSyriaSaudi ArabiaYemenMiddle EastIranRiyadhUnited StatesJiddahSanaaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 08:44:32 GMTUkraine bans Russian media outlets from official events (AP) — Russian news agency Tass says that Russian media outlets are no longer granted access to official events in Ukraine.iGeneral newsMediaIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 10:02:48 GMTFate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices (AP) — The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote.By MARK SHERMANwGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsLiberalismIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 05 Mar 2015 08:19:55 GMTMyanmar police drag away protesting factory workers, Myanmar (AP) — Police say they have detained more than a dozen factory workers, who were demanding higher wages and better working conditions, in a protest that follows a crackdown on students outside Myanmar's biggest city.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 07:27:27 GMTBatum rallies Trail Blazers past Clippers 98-93 in OT ANGELES (AP) — Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer that forced overtime, then set up three alley-oop baskets and added a clinching 3 in the final minute to rally the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 98-93 on Wednesday night.By JOE RESNICKsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballProfessional basketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:11:42 GMTMasters buildup begins for Rory McIlroy at Cadillac, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy says he is not thinking about the history that waits at the Masters, even though that's all he seems to be talking about.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfPGA ChampionshipsEventsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:37:36 GMTLBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races."By RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansHispanicsHuman rights and civil libertiesHigher educationLegislationVotingSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLegislatureElectionsHuman welfareTexasSelmaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlabama, 05 Mar 2015 08:17:16 GMTStrange circumstances surround gold heist on Interstate 95, N.C. (AP) — Details emerging from the theft of nearly $5 million in gold bars on an interstate highway indicate the heist was carefully planned and raise questions about who was involved other than the three armed robbers.By JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsCrimeTheftWilsonMiamiNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 05 Mar 2015 10:18:11 GMTSouth African Airways refunds customers after bungle (AP) — It looked like a steal: $72 for a round-trip business class ticket on South African Airways between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.iGeneral newsOdditiesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 05 Mar 2015 09:59:49 GMTSingapore court fines blogger for comments on gay sex cases (AP) — A Singapore court fined a prominent dissident blogger on Wednesday for questioning the timing of two constitutional challenges to the city-state's ban on gay sex.iGeneral newsBloggingOnline mediaMediaSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 08:57:28 GMTFaucet theft from German spy building causes water leak (AP) — Police say someone removed faucets from the still-incomplete headquarters of Germany's foreign intelligence service in Berlin, causing a large water leak.iGeneral newsOdditiesEspionageTheftCrimeBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 08:03:15 GMTUtah LGBT anti-discrimination bill gets Mormon approval LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 20 years ago, Troy Williams was a young Mormon missionary who didn't know how he would reconcile his sexual preference with his faith when he came home to live in conservative Utah.By MICHELLE L. PRICEaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityWorkplace discriminationReligionState legislatureReligious issuesLegislationGender issuesGovernment and politicsSocial affairsSocial issuesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureState governmentsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 09:06:18 GMTCyprus group claims responsibility for 2 referee bombings, Cyprus (AP) — A new group has emerged in Cyprus to claim responsibility for two of five bomb attacks targeting soccer referees in the past year, police said Thursday.By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISiGeneral newsSportsBombingsCorruption in sportsMen's soccerSoccerMen's sportsCyprusNicosiaWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 09:58:29 GMTAP PHOTOS: Pakistan religious schools in spotlight, Pakistan (AP) — Sitting on the ground, the students sway back and forth, deep in thought as they read Islam's holy book, the Quran. Their white skull caps signify that they are students at one of the tens of thousands of religious schools across the country that have become embroiled in a debate about where militancy comes from.By MUHAMMED MUHEISENiGeneral newsLifestyleReligious educationPeshawar school massacreIslamMilitant groupsRadicalismReligionSocial affairsEducationEventsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTerrorist attacksTerrorismPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 08:22:38 GMTUS envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday.By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsWar and unrestCrimeGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestSouth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesPyongyangNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:47:56 GMTSingapore sentences 2 Germans to caning for vandalism (AP) — Singapore on Thursday sentenced two German men to three strokes of a rattan cane and nine months in prison after they were found guilty of vandalizing a public train carriage, according to court documents.iGeneral newsVandalismCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 10:00:04 GMTAttorney: 'Sniper' defamation verdict should be thrown out PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — An attorney representing the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle claims both a judge and jury made mistakes that led to a $1.8 million defamation verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:53:41 GMTQuotations in the News"It is not difficult to imagine how a single tragic incident set off the city of Ferguson like a powder keg." — Attorney General Eric Holder after the Justice Department issued a report calling for changes in the suburban St. Louis city's law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 05 Mar 2015 08:02:22 GMTClinton urges State Dept. to release her emails (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate.By FREDERIC J. FROMMERhtGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 05 Mar 2015 08:42:31 GMTDeath toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32, Ukraine (AP) — Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 32.iGeneral newsExplosionsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryAccidents and disastersUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 09:12:24 GMTIPhone 6's popularity drives Apple's China share to record, South Korea (AP) — A consumer survey shows the popularity of the iPhone 6 has driven Apple's market share in China to its highest ever while Samsung has continued to lose ground.htBusinessTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesSouth KoreaChinaEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 05 Mar 2015 09:53:54 GMTFederal offices in DC area close ahead of winter weather (AP) — The federal government says its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region.wGeneral newsWeatherSeasonal jobsWinter weatherCareersBusinessDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 09:18:00 GMTClinton emails inject Obama's administration into 2016 fray (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of private email has thrust the Obama administration into the 2016 presidential campaign fray, forcing the White House to defend — or at least explain — the former secretary of state's conduct.By JOSH LEDERMANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 08:19:05 GMTExperts: Clinton email practices risked data disclosures (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email address and private computer server for official State Department business heightened security risks to her communications, such as the inadvertent disclosure of sensitive information and the danger from hackers, several information security experts said.By STEPHEN BRAUNhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCabinetsClassified informationInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPolitical issuesPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsLibyaNorth AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 08:18:26 GMTEx-Ukraine minister arrested in Spain for embezzlement (AP) — Spanish police have arrested former Ukraine finance minister Yuri Kolobov, who is accused of embezzling millions of euros in state funds.iGeneral newsEmbezzlementArrestsCrimeLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsUkraineSpainEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 05 Mar 2015 09:33:21 GMTTrial over hit song 'Blurred Lines' drawing to a close ANGELES (AP) — Marvin Gaye was part of the soundtrack of Pharrell Williams' life growing up, and the Grammy-winning singer-producer told a jury that he did not borrow from his idol's work to craft the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines."By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and order, 05 Mar 2015 09:14:39 GMTPeyton Manning has some unfinished business, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning has unfinished business.By ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsAthlete retirementNFL Super BowlProfessional footballFootballEventsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:52:23 GMTBig men Kaminsky, Okafor lead way in top player race, Wis. (AP) — It might be a two-man game when it comes to the race for player of the year.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:13:52 GMTTemps drop at over 30 degrees ahead of next winter storm of the South was forecast to see temperatures drop 30 to 45 degrees in a 24-hour period thanks to yet another arctic cold front, according to the latest forecasts.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherCold wavesEmergency managementLegislatureGovernment and politicsMississippiStarkvilleBostonKentuckyUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 05 Mar 2015 09:31:50 GMTUS finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.By JIM SALTER and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriAfrican-AmericansCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:07:35 GMTIranian special operatives free diplomat abducted in Yemen, Iran (AP) — Iran said Thursday that a team of special operatives has freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen, a rare acknowledgement by Tehran of an intel operation carried out on foreign soil.By NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsInternational relationsKidnappingDiplomacyGovernment and politicsCrimeTehranYemenIranMiddle EastSanaa, 05 Mar 2015 09:16:18 GMTSpain sees energy deal as EU step to cut Russia dependence (AP) — Spain says that a new agreement to connect its energy networks with Portugal and France is a major step toward breaking Europe's dependence on Russian gas supplies.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesSpainEuropeFranceRussiaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 05 Mar 2015 10:10:47 GMTPark, Tseng share lead at HSBC Champions, Ko 2 strokes back (AP) — South Korean Inbee Park and Taiwan's Yani Tseng both shot 6-under 66 on Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the HSBC Women's Champions.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 07:53:08 GMTAlabama justices: Until high court rules, we're in charge, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance of federal authorities during the civil rights movement.By JAY REEVES and BILL BARROWaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsConstitutionsMarriageWeddingsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaUnited StatesBirminghamNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 09:58:49 GMTArt, fine wine: Thai auction puts police corruption on view (AP) — At a military base outside Bangkok, soldiers stand guard over Buddha statues, showcases of Rolex watches and some very expensive French wine — a $4,000 bottle of Petrus and choice vintages of Dom Perignon.By JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtortion and threatsMoney launderingPoliceCrimeArts and collectibles auctionsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsShoppingLifestyleThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 09:56:12 GMTTurkish military jet crashes; 2 pilots killed, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military says a fighter jet has crashed during a training mission, killing its two pilots.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 09:51:40 GMTCoach's adopted toddler builds a life with hoops team, Va. (AP) — Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women's basketball coach could bring home.By JANIE McCAULEYaGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsBasketballCoachingWomen's basketballCollege basketballHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesCollege sportsSenegalCharlottesvilleVirginiaWest AfricaAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 08:02:45 GMTGiving up Flight 370 search would be bitter pill for many (AP) — She wakes up every morning and reaches for the smartphone on her nightstand, searching for the same jumble of letters and numbers that have consumed her life for a year: MH370. She scrolls through the news results, hoping for something — anything — that could explain what happened to her husband and the other 238 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370AccidentsAccidents and disastersEventsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAustraliaIndian OceanOceaniaMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 09:07:11 GMTVeterinarian detained in East Timor returns to Oregon, Ore. (AP) — A globe-trotting veterinarian held for six months in a Southeast Asian country has returned to Oregon, landing Wednesday night at Portland International Airport.aGeneral newsCrimePortlandOregonEast TimorUnited StatesNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 07:19:45 GMTAustralia offers Indonesia prisoner swap to stop executions, Australia (AP) — Australia has offered Indonesia a prison swap deal in a last-ditch bid to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who have been transferred to an island prison where they are to be killed by firing squad within days.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeInternational relationsSmugglingDeath penalty controversyPrisoner exchangeGovernment and politicsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestCriminal punishmentLaw and orderIndonesiaAustraliaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 05 Mar 2015 07:24:26 GMTWoman in Silicon Valley sex discrimination suit to testify FRANCISCO (AP) — The woman at the center of a sex discrimination lawsuit against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is set to take the stand in a case that has focused attention on the treatment of women in the high-tech and venture capital fields.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyWorkplace discriminationLegal proceedingsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFinancial servicesIndustriesLaw and orderGender issuesBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 05 Mar 2015 08:57:49 GMTSF hospital performing kidney swap chain involving 12 people FRANCISCO (AP) — In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.aGeneral newsHealthOrgan donationHealth issuesOrgan transplantsDiagnosis and treatmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 09:50:25 GMTFailures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.By ELLIOT SPAGAT and TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeImmigrationGovernment and politicsTheftLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesUnited StatesSan DiegoCaliforniaCameroonDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 08:49:15 GMTChina lowers growth target, promises to open industries (AP) — China announced a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyGovernment and politicsPersonal investingPersonal financeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaBeijingTibetGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 08:07:17 GMT