FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jan 2015 08:58:39 -0800NATO to deploy small units in 6 Eastern European nations (AP) — NATO will deploy small units in six Eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, the alliance's secretary-general said Friday.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsPolandLatviaRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 30 Jan 2015 16:31:29 GMTPro wrestler cheats at Wing Bowl, hides food in fanny pack (AP) — Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesSportsWomen's wrestlingEntertainment wrestlingProfessional footballWrestlingWomen's sportsFootballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:56:51 GMTSC allows Uber ride-sharing service to continue through June, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is allowing Uber to offer its ride-sharing service to continue at least until summer.tTravelLifestyleState legislatureLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsColumbiaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:27:16 GMTGeorge Zimmerman assault case dropped; ex-girlfriend recants, Fla. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of George Zimmerman gave a sworn statement in which she said she didn't want any charges to be filed in the aggravated assault investigation that started when she told police officers he threw a wine bottle at her.By MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsArrestsLaw and order, 30 Jan 2015 16:11:38 GMTGraphic images of victim's body shown at Hernandez trial RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Jurors heard grim testimony Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez, who has been portrayed by his lawyers as a man with "the world at his feet" and no reason to kill.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCelebrityProfessional footballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports transactionsSports businessLaw and orderFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:09:38 GMTChad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town, Nigeria (AP) — Chad sent a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday.By HARUNA UMAR and LEKAN OYEKANMIiGeneral newsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNigeriaNigerChadCameroonWest AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 30 Jan 2015 16:40:10 GMTBomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56 (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest act of anti-Shiite violence in two years.By REBECCA SANTANA and ZARAR KHANiGeneral newsPeshawar school massacreReligious strifeBombingsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerrorismGovernment and politicsEventsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesKarachiPakistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 16:42:41 GMTUS economy slowed last quarter, but signs are pointing up (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014, but a burst in consumer spending and the prospect of continued low energy prices are bolstering confidence that growth will strengthen this year.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthPricesConsumer spendingEconomyRecessions and depressionsGovernment and politicsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:11:00 GMTMarkets brace for Big Oil profit plunge YORK (AP) — It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a promising earnings season into a grim one.By BERNARD CONDON and JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesStock marketsFinancial markets, 30 Jan 2015 16:00:01 GMT5 things to know before Obama rolls out his budget Monday (AP) — A quick quiz:By CONNIE CASSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment programsLegislatureGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:16:04 GMTFerrari unveils new 'sexy' car for 2015, Italy (AP) — After a year to forget, Ferrari unveiled the Formula One car it hopes will help drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen get the Italian team back to winning ways.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula One, 30 Jan 2015 15:58:47 GMT35 years after boy Etan Patz vanished, murder trial to open YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says the little boy named Etan Patz (AY'-tahn PAYTS') was a "tiny man with a big heart" who couldn't wait to walk to the school bus stop by himself.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsCrimeMissing personsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaManhattan, 30 Jan 2015 16:26:56 GMTUS stock markets move lower on mixed US economic data financial markets veered lower in morning trading Friday as investors sifted through corporate earnings and economic news. The government reported that the U.S. economy slowed in the final quarter of last year even as wage growth improved.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:40:24 GMTBalloon crew nearing North America surpasses duration record, N.M. (AP) — The pilots of a helium-filled balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean surpassed a duration record Friday by spending more than 138 hours in the air, marking a historic day for the team that already has eclipsed a distance milestone as they approach North America.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsNorth AmericaAlbuquerqueJapanNew MexicoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 16:31:03 GMTFinal charge dropped against Detroit cop in fatal raid (AP) — A judge has dismissed the last charge against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid and says she's willing to be the "scapegoat" if critics don't like the result.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:25:58 GMTAfter 150 years, Confederate submarine's hull again revealed CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship.By BRUCE SMITHaGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and natureCharlestonSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:05:19 GMTCourt upholds deceptive ad claims against POM (AP) — A federal appeals court said Friday that many advertising claims for POM Wonderful juice were deceptive in asserting that it curbs the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction and is clinically proven to work.wBusinessGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominations, 30 Jan 2015 16:46:59 GMTReport: 8 dead after illegal migrant boat sinks off Morocco, Morocco (AP) — At least eight people died when a boat carrying illegal migrants sank Friday amid gales off Morocco, near the Spanish enclave of Melilla, the latest victims of the treacherous effort to seek a better life in Europe.By PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMoroccoSpainNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 16:25:14 GMTIMSA strips Wayne Taylor Racing of 3rd place in Rolex 24 BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Taylor Racing has been stripped of its third-place finish in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.sSportsDaytona BeachFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 15:41:00 GMTFAA investigating after planes nearly collide by NY airport YORK (AP) — The FAA is investigating a near-midair collision between two planes by an airport north of New York City.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:18:24 GMTDavid Duke considers run against Scalise (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he may run for Congress against the No. 3 House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWeather forecastsHouse electionsWeatherElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 30 Jan 2015 16:47:15 GMT50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians (AP) — Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill magic.BY JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFunerals and memorial servicesParliamentary electionsElectionsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 30 Jan 2015 16:14:45 GMTUS pay and benefits rose at slightly faster pace last year (AP) — Wages and benefits rose at a slightly healthier rate last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicators, 30 Jan 2015 15:57:01 GMTOhio State expects $3M royalties bump after championship win, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is cashing in after the Buckeyes' victory in the NCAA's championship football game.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 15:51:44 GMTUS consumer sentiment rises to highest level since 2004 (AP) — U.S. consumers are more confident than they've been since January 2004.By PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 15:50:49 GMTPot charge dropped against Patriots' Blount near Pittsburgh (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le'Veon Bell.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballArrestsFootballLaw and orderCrimePittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:32:48 GMTRick Perry's attorneys again seek dismissal of felony case, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's legal team for the third time is seeking to have felony abuse-of-power charges against him quashed.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsIndictmentsLaw and orderPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:33:06 GMTBrazilian officials say canceled IndyCar race was too costly PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil was canceled after public prosecutors warned it would cost the local government too much and waste public funds, organizers said on Friday.By TALES AZZONIsSportsAutomobile racingGovernment payIndyCarGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsContracts and ordersCorporate newsBrazilBrasiliaSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 16:16:21 GMTMichigan Lottery drawings have some people seeing double, Mich. (AP) — One day's Michigan Lottery drawings had some people seeing double.aOdditiesLotteriesGeneral newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:35:10 GMTKerry to visit Ukraine, Germany next week (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine next week to show U.S. support for the government amid heightened conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.By MATTHEW LEEwGovernment and politicsUkraineMoscowGermanyUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeRussiaWestern EuropeNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:15:58 GMTFormer GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16 (AP) — After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionCampaigns2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingCollege footballPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsCollege sportsSportsFootballPolitical organizations, 30 Jan 2015 16:02:49 GMTBalloon crew surpasses world duration record by spending 138 hours, 27 minutes aloft, N.M. (AP) — Balloon crew surpasses world duration record by spending 138 hours, 27 minutes aloft.aGeneral news, 30 Jan 2015 15:57:45 GMTThai junta tries to curb dissent and keep good terms with US (AP) — When Thailand's military junta sensed it was being criticized this week, the country's rulers reacted as they always do: by issuing stern warnings and summoning those responsible for talks army leaders like to refer to as "attitude adjustments."By TODD PITMANiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionArmed forcesDiplomacyImpeachmentsPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseChinaThailandSoutheast AsiaBangkokUnited StatesEast AsiaDistrict of ColumbiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:12:34 GMTCalifornia state parks seek younger, diverse visitors, Calif. (AP) — The future of California's state parks depends on attracting younger and ethnically diverse people from cities to experience the state's vast natural scenery, according to a commission tasked with reforming the state parks department.By SCOTT SMITHtTravelLifestyleState legislatureLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:30:42 GMTAP NewsBreak: Canada to criminalize public terror threats (AP) — Canada will introduce new anti-terror laws that will make it a crime to promote terrorism against Canadians online or elsewhere, a senior government official said Friday.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislationLegislatureCanadaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:03:56 GMT26 victims or 27? Newtown panel considers role of Lanza mom, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut panel developing a report on the Newtown massacre is debating whether the victims counted in the dedication should include the shooter's mother.aGeneral newsSandy Hook Elementary School shootingEventsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 15:54:12 GMTRussian military to get 50 intercontinental missiles (AP) — The chief of Russia's General Staff says the military will receive 50 intercontinental ballistic missiles this year, maintaining a high tempo of modernization despite the nation's economic downturn.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 16:21:49 GMTBosnian arms exporter accuses ministers over Ukraine deal, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian arms exporter has made a criminal complaint against the country's current and former ministers of trade for blocking a 5 million-euro deal with Ukraine because of objections from Russia.iBusinessGeneral newsBosnia and HerzegovinaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 15:52:24 GMTAlibaba promises action against fake goods after criticism (AP) — E-commerce giant Alibaba has pledged to do more to stop sales of counterfeit goods following a public dispute with a Chinese regulator that accused it of failing to protect consumers.iBusinessGeneral newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 16:05:45 GMTGrain mostly lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:23:58 GMTOlympic champ Zaripova faces losing gold in doping ban (AP) — Russian athlete Yulia Zaripova faces losing her gold medal in the 3,000 steeplechase from the 2012 London Olympics after being banned for doping.sSportsTrack and fieldDopingSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEventsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 15:55:20 GMTShake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut YORK (AP) — Investors seem to be craving burgers and crinkle-cut fries.By JOSEPH PISANIfBusinessFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:10:54 GMT2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he will not run for president in 2016 (AP) — 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he will not run for president in 2016.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizations, 30 Jan 2015 15:52:04 GMTHezbollah warns Israel it won't tolerate more attacks (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Friday that this week's deadly cross-border attack on Israeli soldiers was a message that it will no longer tolerate any Israeli attacks against its members.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelBeirutLebanonSyriaMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 16:39:35 GMTUS stock markets edge lower on mixed US economic data stocks drifted lower in early trading Friday as investors sized up the latest batch of corporate earnings. They also digested data showing the U.S. economy slowed in the final quarter of last year even as wage growth improved.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 15:47:12 GMTVictim's mom leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The mother of the man former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he found.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeProfessional footballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports transactionsSports businessLaw and orderFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:46:34 GMTEx-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop's leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and then fleeing the crash near Los Angeles.By RAQUEL MARIA DILLONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeHit-and-runCrimeLegal proceedingsArrestsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 16:34:51 GMTBalloon crew nearing North America matches duration record, N.M. (AP) — The pilots of a helium balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean matched a duration record Friday as they approach North America, marking a historic day for the team that already has surpassed a distance record.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsWeather patternsClimateEnvironment and natureNorth AmericaAlbuquerqueJapanNew MexicoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 15:49:53 GMTMasterCard tops Street 4Q forecasts, N.Y. (AP) — MasterCard reported a 28 percent rise in fourth-quarter profits, as consumers spent more on MasterCard's payment networkBy KEN SWEETfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsFinancial servicesIndustries, 30 Jan 2015 15:43:54 GMTDjokovic beats Wawrinka to reach fifth Australian Open final, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsTennisEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 30 Jan 2015 16:20:47 GMT