FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:51:53 -08:00Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/748cc1372e064802b3414c4600271bfbThu, 23 Feb 2017 09:44:15 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/748cc1372e064802b3414c4600271bfbUS musician makes mics in Russia using Kalashnikov machineryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad74f43fbcd741e3af70d4cb8f04c316Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:41:27 GMTTULA, Russia (AP) — Claims of hacking by the Russian state may be feeding international tensions, but they've given Californian musician David Brown a great icebreaker when selling his line of Russian-made microphones.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad74f43fbcd741e3af70d4cb8f04c316Iraqi military spokesman: Special forces enter Mosul's sprawling Ghazlani military base amid clashes with IS militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75cd55c3120c49ab9e6a8c2955268686Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:02:23 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi military spokesman: Special forces enter Mosul's sprawling Ghazlani military base amid clashes with IS militants.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75cd55c3120c49ab9e6a8c2955268686Lawyer for US resident held in Iran calls him a 'hostage'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d30b60a64284bc18c13307177d26140Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:54:37 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Washington-based lawyer for a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned in Iran has described him as a "hostage."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d30b60a64284bc18c13307177d26140Author Helen Bailey's partner jailed for 34 years for murderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b44ce9d474ce4ff9ab12004d9c9b2e39Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:47:57 GMTLONDON (AP) — The partner of children's author Helen Bailey has been sentenced to at least 34 years in prison for murdering her and dumping her body in a cesspool at their home.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b44ce9d474ce4ff9ab12004d9c9b2e39Jordan hands 15-year prison terms for 8 in alleged IS plotshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d8ad83cbe5a46899ea8ce1a86025b58Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:25:53 GMTAMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's state security court has sentenced eight men to 15-year prison terms for involvement in alleged plans by the extremist Islamic State group to attack a military airport, military personnel, foreign aircraft and foreign embassies in the kingdom.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d8ad83cbe5a46899ea8ce1a86025b58Pakistani official: Explosion kills 8 in city of Lahorehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f627a9f7bf943dbb438da3446bcca1bThu, 23 Feb 2017 11:39:26 GMTLAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Explosives in a building under construction ignited Thursday, ripping through a market in an upscale neighborhood in the eastern city of Lahore, killing eight people, officials said. It was not immediately clear whether the explosives were meant to be a bomb or were merely stored in the building.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f627a9f7bf943dbb438da3446bcca1bThe Latest: Iraqi special forces enter base by Mosul airporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91b213681bb540f8842f722b601fe682Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:19:05 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on the Iraqi government forces' battle to take the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91b213681bb540f8842f722b601fe682Romania's huge protests cause rifts among families, friendshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38acae6671ae41de97ed24ae9eadec31Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:40:09 GMTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Video editor Mihnea Lupan lives just around the corner from his mother, but their views on the massive anti-corruption protests shaking Romania are miles apart.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38acae6671ae41de97ed24ae9eadec31In Denmark, first blasphemy charge since 1971http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6e896e0c032494395aa7f0f190abaf5Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:40:12 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish prosecutor says a 42-year-old man in northern Denmark has been charged with blasphemy for allegedly burning the Quran and posting a video of it on Facebook.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6e896e0c032494395aa7f0f190abaf5DNC race tight as Democrats seek gains against Trumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff36bf65e2fd464f9e0aa1cc5036074eThu, 23 Feb 2017 08:57:16 GMTATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff36bf65e2fd464f9e0aa1cc5036074eDanes to decide on SKorea extradition within a monthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb998ed5e7c749ca839ed1254f38b9caThu, 23 Feb 2017 10:55:45 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's top prosecutor says a decision whether to meet a South Korean extradition request for the daughter of the former confidante of South Korea's president, is expected within a month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb998ed5e7c749ca839ed1254f38b9caSomalia's new president appoints prime ministerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bb41d13a5bb4fcda12f05b9931dac98Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:50:48 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister just before he departed to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since he was inaugurated.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bb41d13a5bb4fcda12f05b9931dac98Iraqi police forces enter Mosul airport, seize runwayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ae67cdc00f44d8cb18c8c7f4d6794f9Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:31:53 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi federal police pushed their way into the perimeter of Mosul International Airport on Thursday, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State militants hunkered down in several airport buildings, police officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ae67cdc00f44d8cb18c8c7f4d6794f910 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f320bb918c748ababe7d68976a37365Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:58:53 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f320bb918c748ababe7d68976a37365Ivanka Trump visits center for minority-owned businesseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bce2942acacd4daf9844587746236f1aThu, 23 Feb 2017 08:55:47 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is learning more about economic policy as she takes on a more visible role in and around Washington.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bce2942acacd4daf9844587746236f1aUN-sponsored Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 monthshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/171ab0a76ba444a7903fb36cc3cbd5bdThu, 23 Feb 2017 11:37:48 GMTGENEVA (AP) — Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations resumed in Geneva on Thursday, 10 months after falling apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/171ab0a76ba444a7903fb36cc3cbd5bdBelgian authorities arrest man over several hoax bomb alertshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ae3fb06c48445f8973c1a238a3ba5f2Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:09:07 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities say they have arrested a man over several hoax bomb calls that sparked major security alerts and the evacuation of key buildings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ae3fb06c48445f8973c1a238a3ba5f2Cambodian court jails activist over melee at premier's househttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aaae651e566948c4bb2eefe6e787697cThu, 23 Feb 2017 11:47:13 GMTPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court on Thursday sentenced a prominent land rights activist to 2 1/2 years in prison on charges of committing violence at a protest she helped lead outside of Prime Minister Hun Sen's residence three years ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aaae651e566948c4bb2eefe6e787697cNorth Korean state media say China dancing to US tunehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fd9e962ca2343108855f8a9c9c8ba67Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:18:05 GMTTOKYO (AP) — North Korea's state-run news agency issued a tough critique of China on Thursday, suggesting Beijing's criticism of the North's recent missile test and suspension of imports of North Korean coal are tantamount to the actions of an enemy state "dancing to the tune of the U.S."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fd9e962ca2343108855f8a9c9c8ba67SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a day latehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5e3d719d7d942f8aa9a3054357983bdThu, 23 Feb 2017 10:47:03 GMTCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5e3d719d7d942f8aa9a3054357983bdWinter Asian Games are very topical in tropical East Timorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cef3638334294ee48562ce1734e55f50Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:15:30 GMTSAPPORO, Japan (AP) — For Alpine skier Yohan Goutt Goncalves, the chance to be East Timor's sole representative at the Asian Winter Games was too good to pass up, even if it meant missing the world championships.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cef3638334294ee48562ce1734e55f50World shares listless as Fed minutes fail to sway investorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a41e3ebf413e416d829c8e38146a581fThu, 23 Feb 2017 09:14:58 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were drifting in listless trading Thursday as the latest Fed minutes left investors unmoved.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a41e3ebf413e416d829c8e38146a581fUN says new Cyprus peace talks meetings 'in due course'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11f178bd9597486694f41e8691d37b97Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:10:59 GMTNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The United Nations says dates for new meetings to get Cyprus peace talks back on track will be announced in "due course."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11f178bd9597486694f41e8691d37b97Philippine court orders arrest of president's leading critichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bb27f3c78f44aa9bbf885a46ece6545Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:38:02 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has issued an arrest warrant on drug charges for a senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bb27f3c78f44aa9bbf885a46ece6545Repsol closes 2016 with best net profit in 4 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2376eec1d264446ca1bae805379e6a7fThu, 23 Feb 2017 09:15:40 GMTMADRID (AP) — Spanish energy company Repsol has reported its best annual earnings in four years as it booked fewer impairment charges related to low oil and gas prices.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2376eec1d264446ca1bae805379e6a7fDocuments: After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black churchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceaa81cc730d477cb081c4a4a87f91ccThu, 23 Feb 2017 09:42:08 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Because he had to leave his day job late, the pastor of a South Carolina church canceled his weekly Bible study class. That move may have averted a second round of deadly shootings after nine worshippers had been killed at another black church.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceaa81cc730d477cb081c4a4a87f91ccParis teens block schools, protesting police violencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca780501bd0d425abdf8923cd8c950a9Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:21:44 GMTPARIS (AP) — Paris teenagers have blockaded 16 city high schools with burning garbage cans and makeshift barricades to protest the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton and other police abuse.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca780501bd0d425abdf8923cd8c950a9Philippines: If China builds on shoal, it would strain tieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3692f6b69804fbdb6d9d9f0081bb833Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:34:43 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat says any move by China to transform a Manila-claimed shoal into an island would be a "game-changer" in blossoming relations although he says Beijing has pledged not to undertake any construction in the strategically located area of the South China Sea.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3692f6b69804fbdb6d9d9f0081bb833Albania opposition boycotts parliamenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e5aea45ff28416a952510d6d300a931Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:48:47 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's main opposition Democratic party has boycotted parliament in their street protest calling for free and fair elections.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e5aea45ff28416a952510d6d300a931UN hosts 'Geneva IV' talks: Sequel or new script for Syria?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80d6956b715b41e392055190c6e05864Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:30:51 GMTGENEVA (AP) — Yet another sequel to chronically-fruitless Syria peace talks, or an entirely new script?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80d6956b715b41e392055190c6e05864AP PHOTOS: South African center gives hope to abandoned kidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62a38d85b8f84cb086c7184d0322cd03Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:55:50 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Outside an old house in a battered Johannesburg neighborhood, a hatch door slams shut and an alarm signals the arrival of an abandoned baby. A new infant is joining the ranks of toddlers being raised in the center.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62a38d85b8f84cb086c7184d0322cd03Transport strike snarls traffic in Athenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a52078a01639470caa49b00620a8aa2eThu, 23 Feb 2017 09:34:50 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Metro, urban rail and tram workers in the Greek capital have walked off the job for 24 hours to protest legislation that would allow the Athens transport organization to make commercial use of stations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a52078a01639470caa49b00620a8aa2eSouth African center offers hope for abandoned babieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9248c9508f1c47ee8b05479dc21657d7Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:27:13 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Outside an old house in a battered Johannesburg neighborhood, a hatch door slams shut and an alarm signals the arrival of an abandoned baby. A new infant is joining the ranks of toddlers being raised in the center.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9248c9508f1c47ee8b05479dc21657d7US-backed Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military basehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/537d8a0687e542a09179e67fe581ceaeThu, 23 Feb 2017 11:04:12 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces fought their way Thursday into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State militants.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/537d8a0687e542a09179e67fe581ceaeGerman federal police say British hacker arrested in Londonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4a3fa1801da46648fe421ccda672ba0Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:17:47 GMTBERLIN (AP) — A 29-year-old Briton was taken into custody in London on a European arrest warrant issued by Germany on suspicion of a carrying out a cyberattack on Deutsche Telekom, federal police said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4a3fa1801da46648fe421ccda672ba0Some San Jose residents return to waterlogged homeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86ca543ca95e47fbb3e106e1138a49b4Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:39:44 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86ca543ca95e47fbb3e106e1138a49b4Romania: 1,300 officials prosecuted for graft last yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3162a8db7a544121b88638c6c2656197Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:43:33 GMTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Nearly 1,300 officials were sent to trial last year in Romania in corruption cases with damages amounting to 260 million euros ($273 million), the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor said Thursdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3162a8db7a544121b88638c6c2656197Israel names conservative judges to Supreme Courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02067b434ee04b1e8a261c56603651d9Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:51:52 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's justice minister says new conservative judges named to the supreme court will make right-wing Israelis trust the court, which has long been accused of liberal bias.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02067b434ee04b1e8a261c56603651d9Activists seek corporate help for Myanmar's Rohingyashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3a9906949ad45d39f4056b95dd51b08Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:05:42 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — Activists are urging Unilever, a major investor in Myanmar, to speak out against the country's treatment of its Rohingya minority, which the U.N. has said may be "crimes against humanity."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3a9906949ad45d39f4056b95dd51b08After protest, China says will address army veterans' issueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/623a4bf8099f448080b93ae515a8ea93Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:25:00 GMTBEIJING (AP) — China's defense ministry said Thursday it expects economic growth and a strengthened social security system to solve problems faced by former soldiers, following reports of new street protests by disgruntled veterans who say they've been denied their promised retirement benefits.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/623a4bf8099f448080b93ae515a8ea93Media: Israel to conclude Arab car ramming wasn't attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88da3d751ca24d1c97097a3230d4b43cThu, 23 Feb 2017 10:07:17 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media say a preliminary investigation by Israeli officials has determined that an Israeli Arab driver who struck and killed a policeman last year did so unintentionally, prompting calls for senior officials to resign for calling him a terrorist.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88da3d751ca24d1c97097a3230d4b43cJapan first lady's praise for school removed amid scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1561b0302e5f4419af1683d619c3c345Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:51:49 GMTTOKYO (AP) — An endorsement by the wife of Japan's prime minister of a new elementary school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views has been removed from the school's website amid an escalating controversy over the low price the school paid for government land.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1561b0302e5f4419af1683d619c3c345Rusty reptiles: Orange turtles pop up in Carolinashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/511dd58af7fa40bf8f53390a1e3d2fdfThu, 23 Feb 2017 11:36:25 GMTMYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — More rusty reptiles are popping up in the Carolinas.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/511dd58af7fa40bf8f53390a1e3d2fdfProtests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/632f5acf6cfe495098e50803870fa8f5Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:13:48 GMTANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of people, including children, were arrested early Thursday after clashing with Southern California police outside a home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/632f5acf6cfe495098e50803870fa8f5France's PSA seeks to be 'European car champion' with Opelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97f071fe18aa4292a7aa0eda7a1062f8Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:39 GMTPARIS (AP) — The chairman of French carmaker PSA Group wants to create a "European car champion" with the purchase of General Motors' European car business and pledged to work with governments and unions worried over job cuts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97f071fe18aa4292a7aa0eda7a1062f8US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7550d188051d4c238fc3b2f987ac1422Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:55:42 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7550d188051d4c238fc3b2f987ac1422SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little latehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9187b29311b942329fe34774433252b7Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:29:22 GMTCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9187b29311b942329fe34774433252b7North Korea calls Malaysian investigation 'full of holes'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3321f9752d964ea196e884e81b85f68bThu, 23 Feb 2017 10:28:14 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After more than a week of silence in its state-controlled media, North Korea on Thursday slammed the investigation into the death of one of its citizens in Kuala Lumpur, saying Malaysia's probe is full of "holes and contradictions."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3321f9752d964ea196e884e81b85f68bPenn State graduate assistants petition for unionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d1f0ccf5d4a4f0eae3b093515790420Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:53:35 GMTUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Penn State graduate student assistants are seeking union representation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d1f0ccf5d4a4f0eae3b093515790420