FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 Mar 2015 03:10:04 -0800Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks, Switzerland (AP) — Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Saudi Arabia to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen.By MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastUnited StatesIranYemenNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 10:19:47 GMTSearches focus on rings to help Chinese women have US babies, Calif. (AP) — Women who come to the U.S. from China to give birth to automatic American citizens may not be breaking the law by doing so, but it's illegal to lie about why they're coming into the country.By AMY TAXINaGeneral newsTravelPassports and visasWomen travelersLeisure travelImmigrationLifestyleSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaCaliforniaUnited StatesLos AngelesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 08:10:20 GMTUkrainian parl't told 32 workers killed in coal mine blast, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion at a coal mine in war-torn eastern Ukraine killed 32 workers Wednesday, the speaker of Ukraine's parliament said. Rebels who control the area confirmed only one death but acknowledged that some miners were still trapped.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMunicipal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryAccidentsAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 09:45:13 GMTLawyers: Georgia waffles on execution with cloudy drug (AP) — Georgia officials waffled on whether to proceed with an execution when the lethal injection drug was discovered to have a cloudy appearance, according to court documents, and one expert said their decision to postpone it was the right move.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 10:10:24 GMTBritain sells interest in Eurostar for $1.1 billion (AP) — Britain's government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London, Paris and Brussels, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), wrapping up a major deal months before the general election.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 10:09:05 GMTBritish Open host Royal St. George's to allow female members of the three clubs on the British Open rota with a male-only membership policy has voted to allow female members for the first time.By STEVE DOUGLASsSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfMen's golfMen's sportsBritish Open GolfGolfEventsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 09:58:58 GMT3 sought over deadly 1982 attack in Paris' Jewish quarter (AP) — More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris' old Jewish quarter, French authorities have at last identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest.iGeneral newsReligious strifeArrestsTerrorismLaw and orderCrimeWar and unrestFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 10:44:11 GMTHoney, we shrunk the SUV _ and Europe loves it, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrunken Utility Vehicle.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesCorporate newsEuropeGenevaGermanySwitzerlandWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 10:21:26 GMTUkraine parliament speaker says 32 killed in mine blast in war-torn eastern Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine parliament speaker says 32 killed in mine blast in war-torn eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsWar and unrestLegislatureGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 08:23:45 GMTDetails, questions emerge on homeless man shot by LA police ANGELES (AP) — For months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row, with few or no one he encountered knowing anything about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or that even the false name he lived under had been purloined from a Frenchman years earlier.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeImmigrationTheftLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 08:06:41 GMTEx-CIA chief may avoid prison for leaking military secrets, N.C. (AP) — If he manages to avoid prison, former CIA director David Petraeus' guilty plea for providing reams of classified material to his mistress will result in far more lenient punishment than that often meted for leaking the nation's secrets.By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment information leaksMilitary correctional systemsCrimeIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth CarolinaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 10:47:36 GMTOfficial says China to boost military budget by 10 percent (AP) — China's official military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said Wednesday, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENhtBusinessGeneral newsMilitary technologyGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsTechnologyEconomic policyGovernment policyChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 09:51:54 GMTDeal with 72 Asiana passengers leaves many cases unresolved FRANCISCO (AP) — The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people.By SUDHIN THANAWALAaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 08:18:57 GMTAP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened (AP) — From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookPricesEconomyFinancial crisisFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial servicesGovernment and politicsEuropeUnited StatesJapanChinaGreeceNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 08:01:19 GMTUkraine: 32 workers killed in coal mine blast, Ukraine (AP) — The speaker in Ukraine's parliament says 32 workers have been killed by an explosion at coal mine in war-torn eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEuropeRussia, 04 Mar 2015 08:29:48 GMTNuclear company Areva in turmoil after billions in losses (AP) — Nuclear manufacturer Areva has announced a 4.8 billion euro loss for 2014, more than its entire market value, plunging the powerful French nuclear industry into turmoil.iBusinessGeneral newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 10:02:14 GMTNew Malaysia Airlines CEO a "battle hardened" veteran KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take on what's been dubbed the toughest job in aviation.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Industrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsMalaysiaHong KongIrelandSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 11:02:02 GMTEurozone outlook 'brightens' as survey finds top 4 growing (AP) — The 19-country eurozone economy grew in February at a seven-month high rate, a closely-watched survey found Wednesday, the latest in a string of evidence suggesting the region's recovery is gaining momentum.fBusinessEconomyEuropeUnited KingdomFranceWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 09:41:32 GMTAiling Malaysia Airlines readies for drastic overhaul LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After a year of calamity, Malaysia Airlines is shrinking to survive.By KELVIN CHAN and EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Industrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaHong KongAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 04 Mar 2015 08:49:54 GMTReport: At least 1 killed in east Ukraine mine blast, Ukraine (AP) — An official mouthpiece for separatists in east Ukraine is citing a rebel official as saying an explosion at a coal mine has killed at least one person and trapped more than 70 workers underground.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 08:10:42 GMTUprising at juvenile camp leads sheriff to call for changes, Nev. (AP) — School officials insist that everything is back to normal after a riot at a juvenile rehabilitation center in rural western Nevada. But the local sheriff says the neighboring town is on edge and "at its wits' end" following the latest in a series of violent outbursts by the teenagers.By SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsRiotsCrimePoliceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNevadaRenoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 08:08:17 GMTIn Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change (AP) — A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeGeneral newsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 08:03:40 GMTChina plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation (AP) — China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Wednesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.By ERIKA KINETZhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyInternational relationsGovernment regulationsLegislatureLegislationGovernment and politicsGovernment surveillanceCabinetsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financePolitical issuesChinaShanghaiBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 09:55:34 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issues, 04 Mar 2015 11:05:13 GMTUS, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech, Switzerland (AP) — Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators resumed work Wednesday on an agreement meant to crimp Iran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIranSwitzerlandNorth AmericaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 10:16:38 GMTEurozone showing signs of economic momentum (AP) — The 19-country eurozone's economy is kicking into a higher gear in the wake of falling oil prices.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthConsumer spendingEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyRetail and wholesale sector performanceConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEuropeUnited KingdomFranceWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 10:38:35 GMTAustralian radio station may face penalties for royal hoax (AP) — Australia's highest court has cleared the way for a radio station to face penalties over a prank call to a London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated. A nurse who transferred the call committed suicide after it was broadcast.iGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAustraliaOceania, 04 Mar 2015 10:59:53 GMTHall-of-Famer Molitor confident in managerial patience MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Two seasons after Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor played his last game, he became the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins on manager Tom Kelly's staff.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsFort MyersNew York CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 04 Mar 2015 07:37:41 GMTEurope stocks gain, Asia mixed as data, China target awaited (AP) — European stocks gained while Asian markets faltered Wednesday as investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data and China's announcement of its annual growth target.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment payCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesEast AsiaChinaEuropeUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 08:46:34 GMTEgyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge, Egypt (AP) — Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to revive both the country's damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory.By BRIAN ROHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyTransportation policyNationalismGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEgyptSuez CanalPanama CanalAfricaRed SeaEuropeMiddle EastNorth AfricaPanamaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 Mar 2015 10:34:42 GMTEU high court hands Britain win over European Central Bank (AP) — A European Union high court has handed Britain and its London financial hub a victory by ruling against a European Central Bank decision that would have forced financial institutions clearing trades in euros to be based in the eurozone.fBusinessNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFinancial servicesIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsUnited KingdomEuropeLuxembourgWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 11:07:07 GMTPrince William meets elephant on final day of China tour (AP) — Britain's Prince William highlighted his interest in wildlife conservation on the final stop of his China tour Wednesday, feeding baskets of carrots to an elephant in the country's southwest.By LOUISE WATTiGeneral newsInternational tradeInternational relationsAnimalsElephantsWildlifeNatural resource managementEconomyBusinessGovernment and politicsMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental conservation and preservationUnited KingdomChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 08:28:39 GMTAP PHOTOS: Indian widows celebrate Holi despite tradition, India (AP) — Indian tradition says a widow will spend her life in seclusion, mourning her husband and avoiding public gatherings. If she comes to a wedding, she is thought to bring bad luck to the family. If she comes to a birth ceremony, she brings bad luck to the baby.By BERNAT ARMANGUEiGeneral newsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 10:18:49 GMTIndonesia moves Australians ahead of expected executions, Indonesia (AP) — Two convicted Australian drug smugglers arrived Wednesday at an Indonesian island prison where they will be executed by firing squad along with seven other foreigners amid a diplomatic squabble with some of their governments. An Indonesian is also scheduled to be executed.By NINIEK KARMINIiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeInternational relationsSmugglingCrimeGovernment and politicsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderIndonesiaAustraliaBaliSoutheast AsiaBrazilWest AfricaAsiaOceaniaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanAfrica, 04 Mar 2015 09:59:47 GMTMicrosoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship (AP) — Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, his representatives said Wednesday.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 11:00:39 GMTHigh court takes up major fight over health law subsidies (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama's health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people.By MARK SHERMANwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsJudicial electionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyGovernment financeNational governmentsElectionsNational courtsCourtsHealth care policy, 04 Mar 2015 08:07:45 GMTWorld's oldest person celebrates a day before turning 117 (AP) — The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsBirthdaysOccasionsLifestyleJapanOsakaEast AsiaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 07:45:47 GMTClinton ran homebrew computer system for official emails (AP) — The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press.By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIShtGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical resignationsInformation technologyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleHobbiesRecreation and leisureIndustriesBusinessPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 08:15:44 GMTA murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India DELHI (AP) — When a rapist and killer said the woman brutally attacked on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their insolence and lack of remorse. But the subliminal message has wide acceptance in India.By MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsDocumentariesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentIndiaNew DelhiSouth AsiaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 10:59:52 GMTRights body scolds France over corporal punishment of kids (AP) — A top European human rights body says France isn't doing enough to prevent spanking and other kinds of corporal punishment of children.iGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsFranceEuropeWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 10:29:49 GMTTug of war: Obama, Congress at odds over who's in control (AP) — Since Republicans took control of Congress two months ago, an elaborate tug of war has broken out between GOP lawmakers and President Barack Obama over who calls the shots on major issues for the next two years.By JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsLegislatureSeparation of powersPolitical partiesLegislationNational securityImmigrationState of the Union AddressForeign policyPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsGovernment policyInternational relationsExecutive branchUnited StatesIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 07:52:58 GMTCoal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing one miner and trapping over 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryAccidentsUkraineKievDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 10:47:05 GMTNearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Italy; 10 die (AP) — Italy's Coast Guard is bringing nearly 1,000 migrants to southern Italian ports from several different boat rescues, but 10 migrants perished at sea.iGeneral newsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 09:01:40 GMTWith McCoy trade, Kelly proves every player expendable Kelly's latest bold move is another example of his coaching philosophy: "Culture beats scheme."By ROB MAADDIsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsAthlete injuriesCollege footballSports businessAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 07:42:20 GMTBoehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner's job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues oppose, as he did Tuesday to avert defunding the Department of Homeland Security.By CHARLES BABINGTONwGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational securityLegislationPolitical organizationsCampaignsElectionsMilitary and defense, 04 Mar 2015 07:57:50 GMTAlabama probate judges ordered to halt gay wedding licenses judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court's decision to the contrary.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageWeddingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 09:47:12 GMTBritish citizen fighting with Kurds killed in Syria, Iraq (AP) — A British citizen fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria, a Kurdish commander said Wednesday.By BRAM JANSSENiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestUnited KingdomSyriaMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 09:27:55 GMTNetanyahu says he gave 'practical alternative' to Iran deal (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his speech to the U.S. Congress offered a "practical alternative" to a possible Iranian nuclear deal and that lawmakers "better understand" why the deal is bad.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelIranMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 10:10:47 GMTBritish Masters returns, top English players rotate as host WATER, England (AP) — Four of England's top golfers will take turns hosting the British Masters when the event returns to the European Tour schedule this year.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 10:55:47 GMTVenture capitalist doesn't consider firm to be 'run by men' FRANCISCO (AP) — A billionaire investor in a Silicon Valley venture capital firm is set to testify for a second day in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has accused the firm of being an all-boys club where women were denied chances to advance and treated as second-class citizens.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyWorkplace discriminationPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesGender issuesBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 08:15:50 GMT