FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Feb 2017 16:11:59 -08:00Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp, 22 Feb 2017 23:35:01 GMTCANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved in to arrest others who defied the order in a final show of dissent. makes secret trip to Syria to meet with US troops, 22 Feb 2017 23:23:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, one of President Donald Trump's harshest critics, made a secret trip to northern Syria to visit U.S. forces stationed there and discuss the campaign for defeating the Islamic State extremists, his office said Wednesday. damages allowed in farmer lawsuit against Syngenta, 22 Feb 2017 22:40:30 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge will let some farmers seek punitive damages against the Syngenta seed company for selling genetically modified corn seeds before China approved imports of crops grown from them. pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louis, 22 Feb 2017 22:04:55 GMTUNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths. look to 'La La Land,' host Kimmel for ratings boost, 22 Feb 2017 21:54:06 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Oscars had doubled down on nominating films with actors named Ryan, the ceremony's chances for a ratings bounce might be as likely as host Jimmy Kimmel's Trump jokes. Latest: UN aid convoys increase; access woes continue, 22 Feb 2017 22:27:59 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): Bowie honors, George Michael tribute top Brit Awards, 22 Feb 2017 22:42:09 GMTLONDON (AP) — The Brit Awards recognized big international stars including Drake and Beyonce and a cross-section of home-grown talent Wednesday — but the ceremony was overshadowed by the much-missed David Bowie and George Michael. chief tells Guatemalans US won't have mass deportations, 22 Feb 2017 23:20:55 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said Wednesday on a visit to Guatemala that there won't be mass deportations by the Unites States, but he strongly discouraged any Guatemalans from considering the journey north. bill would bar licenses for some foreign fishermen, 22 Feb 2017 21:55:01 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen. An Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats off Honolulu and living in subpar conditions. speaker gets firsthand look at US-Mexico border, 22 Feb 2017 23:04:13 GMTMCALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Rio Grande valley on Wednesday for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement and prepares to ask Congress to pay for a border wall. Lakers can't count on celebrity to bring back glory, 22 Feb 2017 22:22:14 GMTChasing celebrity isn't mentioned anywhere in the first chapter of the playbook to NBA relevance. wrestler's state bid spotlights Texas policy, 22 Feb 2017 23:39:48 GMTEULESS, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing. town struggles after teens charged in girl's shooting, 22 Feb 2017 21:58:25 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Residents of a small town in northern Utah struggled to comprehend Wednesday why two teenage boys plotted to rob and kill a 14-year-old girl before shooting her in the head and leaving her critically wounded in a ditch, according to prosecutors. Latest: Police arrest 9 protesters at Dakota Access camp, 22 Feb 2017 23:24:48 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local): trial over Michael Brown's death pushed back to 2018, 22 Feb 2017 22:36:27 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal trial involving a lawsuit that Michael Brown's parents filed over his 2014 police shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, now won't happen until at least next year, though a judge is giving both sides time to resolve the matter out of court. kids see long-lasting effects of Romanian orphanages, 22 Feb 2017 23:43:23 GMTLONDON (AP) — Romanian children adopted from overcrowded orphanages in the 1990s were more likely to suffer psychological problems as adults compared to other children taken in by British families, according to a decades-long study. Oscar winners about Hollywood, undercurrents of anxiety, 22 Feb 2017 23:34:10 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again. release audio of suspect in Indiana girls' deaths, 22 Feb 2017 23:00:12 GMTDELPHI, Ind. (AP) — One of two teenage girls killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail last week used her cellphone beforehand to capture video of a man police now consider the main suspect and recorded a male voice saying "down the hill," authorities said Wednesday.'Monster' ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault, 22 Feb 2017 22:47:13 GMTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a "god."' Russell tears up thinking about 2016 accomplishments, 22 Feb 2017 22:52:21 GMTMESA, Ariz. (AP) — Addison Russell was laying on his mom's bed in the house he bought the family in Pensacola, Florida, with his signing bonus. His Shih Tzu-poodle mix puppy, Oakley, started licking his face. group sues city over use of mosque's rooms, offices, 22 Feb 2017 22:14:32 GMTVINELAND, N.J. (AP) — An Islamic organization has filed a discrimination lawsuit against a New Jersey city, claiming its actions are preventing the full use of a mosque. administration lifts transgender student bathroom protections, citing legal confusion, 23 Feb 2017 00:06:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration lifts transgender student bathroom protections, citing legal confusion. swings to lost in 4Q, says Model 3 on target, 22 Feb 2017 22:09:54 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016. US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes, 23 Feb 2017 00:05:09 GMTPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she's open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump's tax returns for potential connections to Russia. sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US, 22 Feb 2017 23:37:28 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico's government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration. wants to win a title then ride into retirement, 22 Feb 2017 22:21:37 GMTDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is exactly how Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to end his career. presents otherworldly fall-winter collection in Milan, 22 Feb 2017 22:23:28 GMTMILAN (AP) — Milan fashion designers launched six days of fall-winter fashion previews on Wednesday, as the long-accepted runway format undergoes challenges like never before. asks Trump 'to make Maine woods great again', 22 Feb 2017 22:40:53 GMTPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The governor has asked Republican President Donald Trump to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's designation of a national monument and give back the land that was donated for it. self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban, 22 Feb 2017 23:45:38 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years. tackles urban experience with 'Person of the Crowd', 22 Feb 2017 21:50:32 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is taking art to the streets — and bringing the streets into the museum — as part of a major new exhibition that looks at engaging with public space and the urban experience. Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life, 22 Feb 2017 22:07:19 GMTCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. says she failed prep school grad at sex assault trial, 22 Feb 2017 23:36:11 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge determining whether a New Hampshire prep school graduate received effective counsel during his sexual assault trial heard conflicting testimony Wednesday about whether defense lawyers were derailing the case or making reasonable strategic decisions. bidding to set execution date for convicted killer, 22 Feb 2017 23:41:22 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is bidding to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years. court favors church in Syrian torture lawsuit, 22 Feb 2017 22:54:42 GMTOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A court has ruled that a man from Syria who says he was tortured in his home country after converting to Christianity has no legal recourse against an Oklahoma church that published his name and baptism online. breach at Kennedy Airport unnerves some travelers, 22 Feb 2017 22:23:50 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A breach that allowed 11 people to walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation's busiest airports has some travelers scratching their heads about how this could happen even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. It hasn't gone away, but some travelers are shrugging, 22 Feb 2017 22:56:53 GMTZika hasn't gone away, but as the mosquito-borne virus has faded from the headlines, travelers seem less concerned about it than they were last year. who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them, 22 Feb 2017 23:36:28 GMTDENVER (AP) — Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor. lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer, 22 Feb 2017 23:53:31 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million reduction to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other public health challenges — a move intended to eliminate inefficiencies that is being fought by some lawmakers and health advocates who oppose the cuts. swings to loss in 4Q, says Model 3 on target, 22 Feb 2017 23:27:04 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016. may have eased jail time for police slaying suspect, 22 Feb 2017 23:23:01 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — California's efforts to ease overcrowding in state prisons did not lead to an early release of a gang member accused of killing a police officer and wounding another but may have shortened the amount of time he was locked up for repeated probation violations.' Cousins: He and Davis can 'wreak havoc' together, 22 Feb 2017 23:18:46 GMTMETAIRIE, La. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected. leader says DHS chief says no mass deportations, 22 Feb 2017 21:54:00 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly has visited Guatemala, where he reportedly assured officials there won't be mass deportations by the Unites States. administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance, 22 Feb 2017 22:20:20 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is revoking U.S. transgender guidelines, stepping into an emotional national issue and stripping students of federal protections to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching gender identities that differ from their birth certificates. race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump, 22 Feb 2017 21:55:31 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. Trump immigration order delayed until next week, 22 Feb 2017 22:43:09 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is pushing back the release of President Donald Trump's revamped refugee and immigration executive order until next week. begin arresting Dakota Access pipeline protesters for failing to meet deadline to leave North Dakota camp, 22 Feb 2017 22:17:29 GMTCANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Police begin arresting Dakota Access pipeline protesters for failing to meet deadline to leave North Dakota camp. lawmakers fail to override veto of income tax hikes, 22 Feb 2017 22:32:06 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would undo his signature income tax cut and his allies prevented the Legislature from overriding him, setting up future confrontations over balancing the state budget. Peele turns his focus to directing in 'Get Out', 22 Feb 2017 22:56:45 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele is "kind of done" with performing. Latest: Police: About 20 fires set at Dakota Access camp, 23 Feb 2017 00:06:34 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local): Latest: California dam with earthquake concerns is full, 22 Feb 2017 22:08:22 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local):