FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 12 Feb 2016 16:27:06 -08:00Shaq, Iverson finalists, Yao could join them in Hall of Fame, 12 Feb 2016 22:27:43 GMTTORONTO (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Latest: Northern Californian wins Titans of Mavericks, 12 Feb 2016 23:39:17 GMTHALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Northern California's big-wave surfing competition known as Titans of Mavericks (all times local): Latest: Email says shift to Flint River made too quickly, 12 Feb 2016 23:08:38 GMTFLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on efforts being made amid the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan (all times local): college reinstating 2 fired professors, 12 Feb 2016 22:33:03 GMTThe embattled president of a Catholic university in Emmitsburg, Maryland, says he's reinstating two faculty members he fired this week amid an uproar over a plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail and offer them refunds if they chose to leave. identify cases of Syria chemical attacks to probe, 13 Feb 2016 00:10:56 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international body charged with establishing who is responsible for chemical attacks in Syria says it has identified at least five potential cases for investigation — four where chlorine gas was allegedly used against rebel-held areas and one involving mustard gas., Jackson, Webb fined for Super Bowl infractions, 12 Feb 2016 22:37:24 GMTDenver Broncos fiery cornerback Aqib Talib's taunting and face mask fouls proved costlier five days later than they did in Super Bowl 50. panel calls governor, EPA chief to testify on Flint, 12 Feb 2016 22:11:59 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has agreed to testify to Congress about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, bowing to demands by Democrats that the Republican governor explain his role in a cost-cutting move that resulted in a public health emergency caused by lead-contaminated water. woman serving life for granddaughter's running death has died, 13 Feb 2016 00:12:41 GMTBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama woman serving life for granddaughter's running death has died. Latest: Black organizers in South Carolina in for Kasich, 12 Feb 2016 23:32:34 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local): says 5 chapters acknowledged hearing racist chant, 13 Feb 2016 00:04:29 GMTOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The fraternity connected to a racist chant caught on video at the University of Oklahoma last spring said Friday that members at five other chapters acknowledged hearing the chant over the last five years. shoots 62 to take 4-stroke lead in Chubb Classic, 12 Feb 2016 22:46:58 GMTNAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Bernhard Langer had a hard time choosing what kind of putter to use. more men charged in Southern jewelry robberies, 13 Feb 2016 00:08:29 GMTPANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Two more men accused of participating in a string of jewelry store robberies across the South are facing federal charges in Florida. college's president reinstating 2 fired professors, 12 Feb 2016 23:54:52 GMTThe embattled president of a small Catholic university in rural Maryland said Friday he's reinstating two faculty members he fired amid an uproar over his plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail and offer them tuition refunds if they chose to leave early in their first semester.'s Kobe's world, at least for 1 more All-Star weekend, 12 Feb 2016 23:03:33 GMTTORONTO (AP) — Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. He announced plans to go to the Philippines and Taiwan, thanked fans from Japan and even asked a reporter how to say a phrase in Mandarin. did El Nino go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry, 12 Feb 2016 22:17:08 GMTSONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Where did El Nino go? trade OF Khris Davis to Athletics for 2 prospects, 13 Feb 2016 00:06:02 GMTMILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have traded power-hitting outfielder Khris Davis to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of prospects. Democrats question Sanders' commitment to Obama, 12 Feb 2016 23:35:20 GMTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama's legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation's first black president. shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily, 13 Feb 2016 00:12:33 GMTDENVER (AP) — The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and that she thinks about the victims and their families every day. and Mahut win to set up Rotterdam semifinal, 13 Feb 2016 00:08:36 GMTROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Martin Klizan of Slovakia saved five match points before beating Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday and setting up a semifinal against French qualifier Nicolas Mahut at the World Tennis Tournament. Highlights, 12 Feb 2016 23:17:28 GMT___'s biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics, 13 Feb 2016 00:16:31 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom. Latest: Art teacher killed in manhole cover accident, 13 Feb 2016 00:04:44 GMTBOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of a woman whose vehicle was struck by a manhole cover on a Boston highway (all times local): New Jersey fire that burned for 20 hours is contained, 12 Feb 2016 23:23:35 GMTHILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters on Friday contained a massive warehouse fire that burned out of control for nearly 20 hours and generated so much smoke that it was detected by weather radar and forced some school closures. Latest: Arizona school shooting was murder-suicide, 13 Feb 2016 00:18:27 GMTGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb (all times local): senator calls for backup proof when gas leak sealed, 13 Feb 2016 00:11:28 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer wants independent confirmation when a massive natural gas leak near Los Angeles is permanently sealed. lurking near top of Big 12 as 'havoc' takes hold, 12 Feb 2016 23:17:15 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — "Havoc" is finally taking hold at Texas, where first-year coach Shaka Smart and the No. 24 Longhorns have shaken off a slow start to join the hunt for the Big 12 title. A&M president decries reports of racial harassment, 12 Feb 2016 22:12:47 GMTCOLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students touring the campus. Latest: Clinton says Trump offends to get votes, 12 Feb 2016 23:06:15 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local): Lewis, Reagan transport secretary during strike, dies, 12 Feb 2016 23:41:58 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drew Lewis, a businessman who served as U.S. transportation secretary under President Ronald Reagan during the 1981 air traffic controllers' strike, has died at age 84. PHOTOS: A collection of photos from campaign 2016, 12 Feb 2016 23:54:53 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders snagged their first win each in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday as early voting in the race for the White House rolled into its second week. Californian wins Mavericks big-wave surf contest, 13 Feb 2016 00:05:53 GMTHALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Northern Californian Nic Lamb won the prestigious big-wave surfing contest known as the Titans of Mavericks Friday. say officer's shooting conviction no bellwether, 12 Feb 2016 22:53:09 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Police-reform activists, who have come to expect disappointment any time an officer is accused in a killing, expressed surprise Friday over the conviction of a patrolman who shot an unarmed man in a housing project stairwell but said they don't necessarily see the case as a turning point in the national debate over police accountability. Foner wins $50,000 American History Book Prize, 12 Feb 2016 23:30:45 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The latest honor for Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner is a $50,000 award from the New-York Historical Society. Latest: Judge wants to review Duke Energy pollution deal, 12 Feb 2016 22:27:41 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a judge reviewing a $7 million settlement over groundwater pollution at one coal-burning power plant that was expanded to end disputes at all 14 Duke Energy sites in North Carolina (all times local): Pharoah has 1st date; breeding career is on, 13 Feb 2016 00:02:04 GMTThe first date is over for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Now the waiting begins.'Finally:' Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader, 12 Feb 2016 22:37:25 GMTHAVANA (AP) — With a hug and an exclamation of "Finally!" Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism that has divided Christianity. Hunter agrees to 1-year contract with Indians, 12 Feb 2016 23:43:18 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — Pitcher Tommy Hunter and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract. contenders fight for minority voters in SC, 12 Feb 2016 22:19:28 GMTDENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama's legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina. Republicans, meanwhile, crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump's long shadow. 1st state to recommend court ban on bite mark evidence, 12 Feb 2016 22:38:48 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas became the first state Friday to call for banning bite mark analysis in criminal cases, dealing a major credibility blow to a technique that critics rebuke as junk science and will now likely encounter greater skepticism in courtrooms across the U.S. Latest: Pope sends Mexico condolences over prison riot, 12 Feb 2016 22:32:23 GMTHAVANA (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local): woman convicted in girl's running death dies, 13 Feb 2016 00:15:56 GMTBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman serving life without parole in her granddaughter's running death has died. goes for 9th ARCA win, history at Daytona, 13 Feb 2016 00:01:11 GMTDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's been nearly two decades since Bobby Gerhart went through this kind of drought at Daytona International Speedway. cover crashes into SUV's windshield, killing driver, 12 Feb 2016 23:40:28 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV's windshield on a major highway, killing an art teacher as she drove to work during the Friday morning commute, authorities said. Aroldis Chapman agrees with Yankees at $11,325,000, 13 Feb 2016 00:07:51 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Closer Aroldis Chapman and the New York Yankees agreed Friday to a one-year contract worth $11,325,000, avoiding salary arbitration. gunman's widow sentenced to life in prison, 12 Feb 2016 23:35:11 GMTDOVER, Del. (AP) — The ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse was sentenced Friday to life in prison on federal cyberstalking charges. police kill suspect in attack on German tourist, 12 Feb 2016 23:03:51 GMTSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Police in the Dominican Republic say they have killed one of two men suspected in the slaying of an elderly German tourist during a robbery. mulls US Senate bid; testing waters for money, support, 12 Feb 2016 22:23:21 GMTRENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she's trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans' hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's soon-to-be-vacant seat. Latest: Ted Cruz hits at Trump in new South Carolina ads, 12 Feb 2016 22:37:32 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local): regents announce new responses to sexual assaults, 13 Feb 2016 00:15:15 GMTWACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University regents have announced new measures to improve the school's response to sexual assault incidents, including hiring more counselors and providing additional training for faculty and staff. No rigged explosives found at site of Oregon standoff, 13 Feb 2016 00:09:03 GMTBURNS, Ore. (AP) — FBI officials said Friday they haven't found any rigged explosives or booby traps at the national wildlife refuge in Oregon that had been seized by an armed group.