FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 Mar 2015 11:08:50 -0800Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die (AP) — In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsItalyLibyaEuropeWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 04 Mar 2015 18:36:40 GMTCouple plead not guilty to locking up kids 22 hours a day, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife in Ohio pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that they kept three of their adopted children locked up 22 hours a day, gave them little to eat and beat them with a paddle that became stained with blood.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimes against childrenCrimeLaw and orderOhioAshtabulaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:10:56 GMTFossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution YORK (AP) — A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday.By MALCOLM RITTERaScienceFossilsEvolutionary biologyEarly humansEnvironment and natureScientific publishingPaleontologyBiologyPhysical anthropologyEthiopiaEast AfricaAfrica, 04 Mar 2015 18:20:02 GMTSame-sex rulings stop all marriages in parts of Alabama, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage had seemed to be crumbling under federal court pressure, but it regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban on issuing licenses to gays and lesbians remains legal, despite federal court decisions to the contrary.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageWeddingsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderState governmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:10:00 GMTPoor Pompeii, plagued by collapses, now funding is probed (AP) — Poor Pompeii.iGeneral newsItalyNaplesWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 17:37:31 GMTStudent arrested while photographing cop takes suit to trial (AP) — A college student arrested as he photographed a Philadelphia police encounter with a homeless woman has taken his lawsuit against police to trial.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:27:00 GMTUS clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force (AP) — The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias and unconstitutional practices.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGeneral newsLaw and orderEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:38:16 GMTPutin calls opposition politician's slaying a 'disgrace' (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called the slaying of his top critic a "disgrace" to Russia, while the opposition promised to complete Boris Nemtsov's work on a report documenting evidence of Russian troops' involvement in fighting in eastern Ukraine.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsViolent crimePolitical assassinationsArrestsAssassinationsGovernment and politicsCrimeLaw and orderMoscowRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 17:33:35 GMTTimeline of events after fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.aGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsCrimePoliceEventsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:22:27 GMTRussian court keeps hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot in jail (AP) — A Moscow court refused Wednesday to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison since mid-December and has become a national hero in Ukraine.By JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsElectionsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestRussiaUkraineEuropeKievEastern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 18:32:28 GMTMichelle Obama promotes awareness of mental health care (AP) — Michelle Obama says mental health care is not just a policy and budget issue for America, but also a cultural issue.By STACY A. andersonwGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsMental health, 04 Mar 2015 18:07:38 GMTCoroner IDs boy killed while crawling through space in gate have identified the 8-year-old boy who died after being struck by a metal arm that opens a gate in a suburban Las Vegas housing community.By SALLY HOaGeneral newsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:02:57 GMTReligion news in brief Dakota missionaries detained in Venezuela return homeBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansViolent crimeCrimeInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIsraelVenezuelaNew YorkCharlotteKansasMiddle EastSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 04 Mar 2015 17:48:09 GMTLBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech 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, 04 Mar 2015 17:53:10 GMTLatest on Boston bombing trial: Jury sees video of explosion P.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsBombingsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsTrack and fieldAccidents and disastersCrimeLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 17:51:25 GMTA-Rod singles in first at-bat following drug suspension, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez lined a single into left field in his return to the New York Yankees after a 17-month absence.By RONALD BLUMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingDopingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:27:56 GMTCase against Argentine president appealed AIRES (AP) — An Argentine prosecutor is appealing a judge's decision to throw out a case that accused President Cristina Fernandez of reaching a cover-up deal with Iran in the bombing of a Jewish community center.The Associated PressiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArgentinaIranSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 17:18:11 GMTFrance, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday they were forced by Supreme Court precedent to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for bank robbery because no country would take him.By ELLIOT SPAGAT AND TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeImmigrationTheftNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:01:10 GMTAl-Qaida, others attack Syrian intelligence office in Aleppo (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate and other radical Islamic factions launched an assault Wednesday on a government intelligence building in the northern city of Aleppo, blowing up part of it before trying to storm the facility amid heavy fighting, activists said.iGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestMilitary intelligencePolitical activismInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismMilitary and defensePolitical issuesSyriaDamascusMiddle EastIran, 04 Mar 2015 18:32:52 GMTTranscripts reveal Fed confronting chaotic banking system (AP) — Transcripts of Federal Reserve meetings in 2009 showed central bank officials struggling to contain the worst financial crisis in seven decades and searching for the right policies to halt a deepening economic downturn.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyFinancial crisisEconomic policyLayoffsRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPersonnelGovernment financeLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:17:46 GMTExxon CEO: Get used to lower oil prices YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson expects the price of oil to remain low over the next two years because of ample global supplies and relatively weak economic growth.By JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 17:50:12 GMTJustice Dept won't charge former Ferguson, Mo., policeman Darren Wilson in Michael Brown death (AP) — Justice Dept won't charge former Ferguson, Mo., policeman Darren Wilson in Michael Brown death.wGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 17:29:35 GMTAP INTERVIEW: Reid wants Congress to delay Iran legislation (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that Congress should hold back on Iran legislation and let negotiations play out on a possible nuclear deal with Tehran.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIranMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 18:30:52 GMTCapitol Hill Buzz: Congress resolves to flee DC pre-snow (AP) — Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow.By LAURIE KELLMANwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 17:57:21 GMTJustices sharply divided over health care law subsidies (AP) — The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.By MARK SHERMANwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsJudicial electionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsElectionsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyGovernment financeNational governmentsNational courtsCourtsHealth care policyLegislationLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:20:01 GMTSuspect in NSA building shooting arrested in Maryland, Md. (AP) — There was a break in the case of a man who fired shots on several occupied vehicles and the headquarters of the National Security Agency when he returned to the scene of the first shooting, police said Wednesday.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeIntelligence agenciesNational securityMilitary intelligenceLaw and orderMilitary and defenseMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:07:27 GMTMom: Bus driver forced 6-year-old son to walk ½ mile in snow (AP) — An Indianapolis mother says she's outraged that a school bus driver made her 6-year-old son get off at the wrong stop, forcing him to walk home through knee-deep snow along a busy roadway.aGeneral newsSchool infrastructureEducationSocial affairsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:19:26 GMTTexas hospital system responds to Ebola survivor's lawsuit (AP) — The head of the Texas hospital system sued by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person diagnosed in the U.S. has responded to the lawsuit in an email to employees.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:01:41 GMTSestak kicking off 2016 Senate campaign with walk across Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak began a 422-mile walk across the state Wednesday to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey.By KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureCampaignsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:08:01 GMTDavid Geffen donates $100 million to Lincoln Center YORK (AP) — Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsCelebrityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:09:00 GMTSmall plane crashes in botanical garden in Virginia; 3 dead, Va. (AP) — A small airplane approaching a runway in heavy fog crashed into an adjacent botanical garden, killing three people inside the plane early Wednesday.By BROCK VERGAKISaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVirginiaNorfolkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:27:18 GMTMaryland shootings suspect arrested near 1st shooting scene, Md. (AP) — There was a break in the case of a man who fired shots on several occupied vehicles and the headquarters of the National Security Agency when he returned to the scene of the first shooting, police said Wednesday.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArrestsViolent crimeIntelligence agenciesNational securityCrimeLaw and orderMilitary and defenseMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 17:33:11 GMTColumn: John Terry, the last of England's football legends? (AP) — England is running short of legends.By JOHN LEICESTERiGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerSoccerProfessional soccerFootball League CupMen's sportsEventsFranceEnglandWestern EuropeEuropeUnited Kingdom, 04 Mar 2015 17:23:10 GMT5 stunners from the Geneva car show (AP) — Forget driverless cars, electric power or even green technology. There is no doubt what visitors are coming to see at the glamorous Geneva motor show: supercars.By GREG KELLER and DAVID McHUGHhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTechnologyAutomobilesCorporate newsGenevaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 17:11:21 GMTA closer look at community of Ferguson, Missouri, Mo. (AP) — A closer look at the community of Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed:aGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriEventsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:38:02 GMTJurors resume deliberations at Jodi Arias sentencing retrial (AP) — Jurors have resumed deliberations at the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after a judge denied a mistrial request by her lawyer.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crime, 04 Mar 2015 18:19:41 GMTRubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses (AP) — With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomic growthHiring and recruitmentEconomyPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPersonnelGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsPolitical organizations, 04 Mar 2015 18:37:55 GMTMcDonald's dropping human antibiotics from chicken YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated with an artificial growth hormone.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 17:54:14 GMTSenate votes to kill a labor board rule that unions backed (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate Wednesday voted 53-46 to kill a National Labor Relations Board rule reducing the time between a union's request for representation and a vote by workers on it.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureLabor issuesLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:12:34 GMTDefense admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston Marathon bombing (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLegal proceedingsCrimeEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 17:55:33 GMTAP PHOTOS: A walk through the glitz of the Geneva car show (AP) — Automakers have found their swagger again after years of worrying about making cars cheaper and more fuel efficient.By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsAutomobilesCorporate newsGenevaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 17:17:51 GMTRise of pragmatic Arab politician shakes up Israeli politics (AP) — A charismatic Arab politician, who confidently jousts with Jewish rivals on TV and wants to build a broad Arab-Jewish "alliance of the disadvantaged," has emerged as one of the biggest surprises of Israel's election campaign.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerritorial disputesParliamentary electionsMunicipal governmentsElectionsNational governmentsLegislatureWar and unrestLocal governmentsIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:16 GMTUsher, Missy Elliott to perform at Essence Fest 2015 ORLEANS (AP) — Grammy Award winning artists Usher and Missy Elliott have been added to the 2015 Essence Festival lineup.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 17:52:02 GMTProsecutors can't bring up Florida shooting in ex-NFLer case RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to introduce evidence about the shooting of a Hernandez friend in Florida a few months before the killing, a judge ruled Wednesday.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFloridaFall RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 04 Mar 2015 17:40:27 GMTBrazil police say woman helped US sect leader avoid arrest DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian lead investigator in the case of a religious sect leader sought on sex charges by the U.S. government says the support of a Brazilian woman described as a longtime friend helped him elude authorities in the middle of a manhunt.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeBrazilRio de JaneiroUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 17:42:24 GMTUS stock indexes sink as market heads for a second loss YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank Wednesday, pulling indexes further below record highs. The drop was modest but broad: nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost ground.By MATHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic outlookGovernment payCurrency marketsFinancial marketsCommodity marketsStock marketsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 17:12:41 GMTNetanyahu says he gave 'practical alternative' to Iran deal (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his speech to the U.S. Congress offered a "practical alternative" to a possible Iranian nuclear deal, while opinion polls showed his party received a slight bump following his address ahead of the country's March 17 election.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsPublic opinionWeapons of mass destructionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:34:41 GMTManor team set for F1 season in Melbourne after rescue (AP) — The Manor Formula One team will be on the grid for the opening race in Australia on March 15 after securing enough backing for the season ahead.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneUnited KingdomMelbourneWestern EuropeEuropeVictoriaAustraliaOceania, 04 Mar 2015 18:34:48 GMTAPNewsBreak: 2 nations wouldn't take man later shot by LAPD ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities were forced to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for bank robbery because no country would take him, two U.S. officials said Wednesday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceImmigrationTheftLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLos AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaCameroonNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 04 Mar 2015 17:25:47 GMTKey figures in fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August. His death stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting and again in November, after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.aGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeCrimeAfrican-AmericansHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceEventsTheftSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 18:15:07 GMT