FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Mar 2015 10:55:54 -0800A-Rod to skip Yankees' spring training opener, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez will not play in the New York Yankees' exhibition opener against Philadelphia in Clearwater on Tuesday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:32:53 GMTIkea launches furniture with inbuilt wireless chargers (AP) — Lost that charger again for your cellphone or tablet? Hate sorting heaps of wires to charge various devices?htBusinessTechnologySwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 18:12:10 GMTLongtime South Carolina journalist John Shurr dies, S.C. (AP) — John Shurr, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who was The Associated Press' bureau chief in South Carolina for 20 years, has died. He was 67.aGeneral newsObituariesState governmentsLegal proceedingsOpen governmentJournalistsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaSouth CarolinaColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 17:59:47 GMTMaxee Maxwell, member of girl group Brownstone, dies at 46 ANGELES (AP) — Maxee Maxwell, a member of the 1990s girl group Brownstone — best known for the hit "If You Love Me" — has died after cutting herself in a fall at home, a representative said Monday.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentObituaries, 02 Mar 2015 17:56:19 GMTIran's Guard monitored 8 million Facebook users, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says the powerful Revolutionary Guard has massively monitored activities on Facebook accounts of Iranian members of the social network.iGeneral newsSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaIranMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 18:46:13 GMTCleveland: Boy shot by cop died because of his own actions (AP) — A 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions, and the city of Cleveland isn't to blame, its lawyers said in response to a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the child's family.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceViolent crimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:33 GMTHigh court nixes quick release of health care argument audio (AP) — The Supreme Court is saying no to calls for the speedy release of the audio of Wednesday's high-stakes argument about tax subsidies that are critical to President Barack Obama's health overhaul.wGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issues, 02 Mar 2015 18:46:07 GMTPicasso's rarely seen ceramics featured at Kennedy Center (AP) — A major exhibition of Pablo Picasso's art in ceramics is making its U.S. debut as part of a new Iberian arts festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington.By BRETT ZONGKEReArts and entertainmentCeramicsVisual artsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 02 Mar 2015 17:58:00 GMTSpain: 3rd bailout for Greece being mulled for up to $56B (AP) — Eurozone nations are negotiating a third bailout worth as much as 50 billion euros ($56 billion) for Greece, Spain's economy minister said Monday.By ALAN CLENDENNINGiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceSpainPortugalWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 18:37:43 GMTJordan, 2 other NBA owners join Forbes' billionaire list YORK (AP) — Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have joined Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires.fBusinessSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 02 Mar 2015 17:57:23 GMTHP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyOwnership changesCorporate newsInformation technologyIndustriesTelecommunicationsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 17:56:35 GMTObama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, with a White House task force recommending independent outside investigations when police use deadly force.By NEDRA PICKLER and ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceEvents, 02 Mar 2015 18:28:01 GMTHomeland Security not the only area of Congress' dysfunction (AP) — Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption.By ANDREW TAYLORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSmall business financingChild and teen healthGovernment-funded health insuranceNational securityIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsInternational tradeEconomySmall businessHealthGovernment programsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:29:18 GMTWhite House: Funding debacle shows GOP's failed leadership (AP) — The White House says the one-week extension of Homeland Security funding passed by Congress reflects the "failed leadership" of Republicans in Congress.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:10:48 GMTMom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.By JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeWhite PlainsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:37 GMTMing-Na Wen: 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' role makes me a cool mom YORK (AP) — Ming-Na Wen says although she may play ace pilot and weapons expert Melinda May on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the television series about the Marvel Comics organization has become her arsenal for getting her children to think she's cool.By LAURI NEFFaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentAnimation and comicsCelebrity, 02 Mar 2015 18:24:00 GMTMother of Georgia man killed by police denies he was armed, Ga. (AP) — The mother of a handcuffed man killed by police said Monday she doesn't believe investigators' findings that her son was armed with a gun and she suspects a cover-up to protect the officer who shot him five times.By RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsViolent crimeDrug-related crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSavannahGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 17:54:07 GMTSuspect declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer who was at the scene testified Monday.By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHaGeneral newsReligious strifeViolent crimeCrimeKansasUnited StatesMissouriNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 17:51:10 GMTRomanian parliament approves new spy chief, Romania (AP) — The Romanian parliament has approved a new spy chief who has named the fight against corruption and cyber security in Ukraine as his priorities.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureRomaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 18:36:45 GMTNorth Dakota woman accused of locking children in dog kennel, N.D. (AP) — A woman is accused of locking four young children in a dog cage in a North Dakota basement and turning out the lights as punishment.aGeneral newsDogsMammalsAnimalsNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:38:46 GMTMorgan Stanley expects lawsuit from NY Attorney General YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley, which agreed to a $2.6 billion settlement with the federal government last week, says it expects to be sued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over subprime mortgage bonds.fBusinessFinancial crisisLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEconomyFinancial markets, 02 Mar 2015 17:56:12 GMTWashington school won't reopen cafeteria where students shot, Wash. (AP) — A high school in Washington state won't reopen the cafeteria where a student fatally shot four friends and wounded another before killing himself last October.aGeneral newsMarysville-Pilchuck High School shootingEventsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:27:00 GMTPublic barred from jury selection in girl's running death, Ala. (AP) — Potential jurors are reporting amid secrecy for the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman charged in her granddaughter's running death.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderAlabamaGadsdenUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 17:59:14 GMTJury back to deciding life for death for killer Jodi Arias (AP) — Jurors are again considering whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias should get the death penalty or life in prison for killing her boyfriend.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:04:27 GMTVikings have had 'open dialogue' with Peterson (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have been taking advantage of their opportunity to communicate with Adrian Peterson.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 02 Mar 2015 18:09:25 GMTNats' Scherzer simulates everything, including anthem, Fla. (AP) — Max Scherzer was warming up in the bullpen, getting ready to head onto the field to throw his first batting practice session for the Washington Nationals.By CARL KOTALAaGeneral newsMLB Spring TrainingSportsEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 02 Mar 2015 18:01:58 GMTFerguson News Guide: No charges expected for policeman (AP) — The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostly white department. But the probe, nearing release, is likely to stop short of charging the officer whose shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old touched off weeks of protestsBy ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimePoliceCrimeRace and ethnicityHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderGeneral newsEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 02 Mar 2015 18:53:55 GMT$4 million in gold stolen from truck in North Carolina, N.C. (AP) — Armed robbers stole $4 million in gold on Sunday from a truck traveling north along Interstate 95 from Florida to Massachusetts, authorities said Monday.By MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTheftCrimeNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:34:31 GMTEgypt names Cuper from Argentina to lead its soccer team (AP) — Egyptian Football Association has appointed Hector Cuper, from Argentina, as the new manager of its national team.iGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsProfessional soccerEgyptArgentinaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Mar 2015 18:49:36 GMTHomeland Security funding deal elusive (AP) — Democrats stepped up their pressure on Speaker John Boehner on Monday to allow a vote on legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security through Sept. 30 without any immigration-related provisions attached, and one senior lawmaker predicted the top leader of House Republicans would eventually agree.By KIMBERLY HEFLINGwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyPolitical partiesNational securityImmigrationLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:27:28 GMTGeorgia woman trying to avoid execution for husband's murder (AP) — With hours left before her execution Monday for her husband's murder, the only woman on Georgia's death row asked a state board to "bestow mercy" and appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court for a delay.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCriminal punishmentGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:39:55 GMTWoman admits digging up dad's grave in search of 'real will', N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes has pleaded guilty.aGeneral newsOdditiesLegal proceedingsVandalismLaw and orderCrimeNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:24:37 GMTLumber Liquidators stands behind products as stock plunges, Va. (AP) — Lumber Liquidators is refuting a "60 Minutes" report that raised health concerns about some of its laminate flooring products and pushed its stock price to its lowest level in more than two years.fBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:23:51 GMTA's switch-pitcher hopes to find spot with Oakland, Ariz. (AP) — Pat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsMesaNew York CityArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 02 Mar 2015 18:07:07 GMTBoko Haram video shows 2 beheaded men accused of spying, Nigeria (AP) — The latest video from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremist group shows the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying, and copies some of the hallmarks of propaganda from the Islamic State group.By MICHELLE FAUL and HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsEspionageCrimeNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 02 Mar 2015 18:02:59 GMTNFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million YORK (AP) — The NFL's salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season.By BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete compensationSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional footballFootball, 02 Mar 2015 18:51:26 GMTNew coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II unveiled in UK (AP) — Britain's Royal Mint has unveiled a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that will soon appear on coins.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 18:39:47 GMTLos Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun.By ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 17:56:56 GMTComcast to sponsor Carl Edwards in 4 races this season (AP) — Comcast will sponsor Carl Edwards in four races this season, beginning this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.sSportsSports sponsorshipAutomobile racingNASCARSports business, 02 Mar 2015 18:48:19 GMTReporter jailed in Iran gets lawyer after more than 7 months, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of a Washington Post correspondent detained in Iran says authorities there have allowed him to hire a lawyer after more than seven months behind bars, though it is not the attorney they had hoped for.iGeneral newsNewspapersNews mediaMediaDubaiIranUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 18:02:57 GMTUS consumer spending, adjusted for inflation, rose in Jan. (AP) — U.S. consumers spent less for a second consecutive month in January, but the weakness came from a big decline in gas prices. Excluding price changes, consumer spending was up in January and analysts expect strong income gains will fuel further solid increases in spending in the months ahead.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingPricesEconomic outlookEconomyLabor economyEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 17:59:56 GMTKurt Busch to follow guidelines toward NASCAR reinstatement, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR's recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:41:29 GMTJudge puts AG's attempt to investigate Google on hold, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi attorney general's attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months.By JEFF AMYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnology law and ethicsNational courtsTechnology issuesTechnologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsNational governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 17:55:21 GMTProsecutors in NYC urge jury to convict man in al-Qaida plot YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are urging a U.S. jury to convict a Pakistani man on charges he was part of a terror conspiracy to attack targets in America and Europe.aGeneral newsTerrorismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWar and unrestUnited KingdomUnited StatesNew York CityNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:27:58 GMTWoman: Ex-beau charged in Facebook killing told me he did it, Maine (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of a man accused of using Facebook to lure a 15-year-old to her death testified Monday that he confessed to committing the killing.aGeneral newsSocial mediaCrimeViolent crimeOnline mediaMediaBangorMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:30:36 GMTFlorida's Rubio close to decision about presidential run BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016.By THOMAS BEAUMONT and PHILIP ELLIOTTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsFloridaBeaumontUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 02 Mar 2015 18:09:17 GMTMilitary judge orders overseer of Gitmo cases replaced MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge is ordering the Pentagon to replace the overseer of war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsLaw and orderGeneral newsMilitary and defenseCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Mar 2015 18:07:50 GMTCell records at Hernandez trial show movement day of killing RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A prosecutor in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is going through cellphone records to show jurors the movements of Hernandez and a co-defendant around the time of the killing.aGeneral newsCelebrityLegal proceedingsCell biologyEntertainmentArts and entertainmentViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderBiologyScienceFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:54:09 GMTFederal judge blocks Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban on Monday, and the attorney general's office immediately appealed the decision to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.By MARGERY A. BECK and GRANT SCHULTEaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 18:34:25 GMTGreece: Turkey withdraws planned military exercise in Aegean, Greece (AP) — Greece says Turkey has withdrawn a recent notice seeking to reserve a large swathe of airspace over the Aegean Sea for military maneuvers until the end of the year.iGeneral newsTroop withdrawalsWar and unrestTurkeyGreeceAegean SeaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 17:55:30 GMT