FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:05:53 -08:00Russian FM pessimistic on Syria truce chanceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aafa29e6bec54725995214dd5db18c34Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:40:49 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Russia's foreign minister sounded a pessimistic note Saturday on chances of securing a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria within a week as planned, putting the chances at less than 50 percent.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aafa29e6bec54725995214dd5db18c34The Latest: Lavrov says all sides in Syria are guiltyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1fc5693f2d8245b3ac6e90b7cc6acb6eSat, 13 Feb 2016 13:09:54 GMTMUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1fc5693f2d8245b3ac6e90b7cc6acb6eOld, faulty police cruisers are driving officers crazyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fa9a3d14e0645eba3438818c7a4947aSat, 13 Feb 2016 14:14:11 GMTNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Holes in the floorboards. Cracks in fenders and bumpers. Metal that sticks out of torn seats and rips uniforms. Gas gauges that don't work. Radio equipment that malfunctions. Occasional breakdowns. Peeling paint.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fa9a3d14e0645eba3438818c7a4947a114 bodies pulled from toppled Taiwan building; 1 missinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d3a480a682c4a3e844cd9a68ce50112Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:56:09 GMTTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Workers have pulled out 114 bodies from the rubble of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed in an earthquake in Taiwan's oldest city, leaving only one missing, authorities said Saturday, a week after the disaster.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d3a480a682c4a3e844cd9a68ce50112Unlucky in love, elephant damages 15 cars in southern Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d347b2a693a42cfa8c4d63f905c8b0dSat, 13 Feb 2016 10:09:41 GMTBEIJING (AP) — After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d347b2a693a42cfa8c4d63f905c8b0dRussian PM: West rekindling the Cold Warhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ea63b26752d4758b41ebbca46a746f7Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:30:33 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Russia's prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance "only aggravate" tensions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ea63b26752d4758b41ebbca46a746f7The Latest: Polish leader says beefed-up NATO is necessaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf3884a108154ab2a3491e65878971ceSat, 13 Feb 2016 10:54:08 GMTMUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf3884a108154ab2a3491e65878971ceAi Weiwei art project in Berlin features refugee life vestshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33aac2b28b2d497c830aeda9282908acSat, 13 Feb 2016 14:52:13 GMTBERLIN (AP) — An art installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Berlin showcases thousands of used life vests by refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33aac2b28b2d497c830aeda9282908acGunmen kill police officer, wound 2 in Pakistani capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d06ce5895f4d4555a0349cb5d1d9fbb0Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:16:56 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say two gunmen shot and killed a police officer and wounded two others in an attack on a patrol on a main road in the capital, Islamabad.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d06ce5895f4d4555a0349cb5d1d9fbb0NYC waters are teeming with plastic particles, study findshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e104abac0d643f2ad3f29e2f0d567ecSat, 13 Feb 2016 14:55:20 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A new report says the waterways surrounding New York City are a soup of plastic, ranging from discarded takeout containers down to tiny beads that end up in the food supply.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e104abac0d643f2ad3f29e2f0d567ecFor refugees, finding work in Europe an uphill battlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37913a40afde417f9349827e71d7ecd0Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:22:38 GMTVIENNA (AP) — Antonio Piani appears to have beaten the odds stacked against refugees finding work in Europe, but the hotel where he works was set up specifically to employ people like him.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37913a40afde417f9349827e71d7ecd0UN peacekeepers prepare for Central African Republic votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38d61cf1a58d47fe819bc82dbe359652Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:48:25 GMTBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Thousands of U.N. peacekeepers fanned out across Central African Republic on Saturday, delivering voting materials to polling stations and stepping up security ahead of a historic presidential runoff election.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38d61cf1a58d47fe819bc82dbe359652Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4742d3bc5304ed0b09ff4e9c684300dSat, 13 Feb 2016 14:58:15 GMTIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days or weeks and wouldn't let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4742d3bc5304ed0b09ff4e9c684300dPope-Patriarch meeting seen by Russians as significanthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/925fca73ff774c618573c15035ccedf1Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:49:50 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond religious doctrine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/925fca73ff774c618573c15035ccedf1The Latest: Ukraine leader says Russia in different universehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adc40493ec904d9dad2ff9b6fa0bff94Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:41:15 GMTMUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adc40493ec904d9dad2ff9b6fa0bff94Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they bombed a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that forced the plane to make an emergency landinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9eab1fb2b6241069a529b8692d5b1b9Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:42:26 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they bombed a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that forced the plane to make an emergency landing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9eab1fb2b6241069a529b8692d5b1b9Williams advances to final of Taiwan Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dba9ee7bfb5470b9e86ce1a23715a4bSat, 13 Feb 2016 09:56:30 GMTKAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Taiwan Open.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dba9ee7bfb5470b9e86ce1a23715a4bRock band kicks off rescheduled tour after Paris carnagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b248996c63c48ee9b866c0909dac97bSat, 13 Feb 2016 12:45:41 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Jesse Hughes, frontman of the U.S. band whose Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater in Paris was stormed by Islamic extremist suicide bombers killing 89 people, says "my friends died very beautifully, they died very well, with great courage."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b248996c63c48ee9b866c0909dac97bThe Latest: Baton Rouge police say 2 officers, suspect shothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0af3be2ef07e46b4a22d885c622bb4c5Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:18:59 GMTBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on police shooting in Baton Rouge (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0af3be2ef07e46b4a22d885c622bb4c5Palestinian shot dead after stabbing soldier, bystanderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/113c5e1f79c843ff8a34940f8f458716Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:05:48 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — A knife-wielding Palestinian woman attacked an Israeli soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site sacred to both Jews and Muslims on Saturday, wounding him and a Palestinian bystander before she was shot and killed by Israeli troops, the military said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/113c5e1f79c843ff8a34940f8f458716Bencic to play Vinci in St. Petersburg finalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96b93fd8984a4cabbf1351d77d89777cSat, 13 Feb 2016 14:54:43 GMTST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-3 in a battle of 18-year-olds to book a St. Petersburg final against Roberta Vinci of Italy, who earlier in the day downed Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96b93fd8984a4cabbf1351d77d89777cThe Latest: Lavrov says Russia, US is crucial in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5ade814c33f4e75b75a2ecc11fc60d5Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:49:53 GMTMUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5ade814c33f4e75b75a2ecc11fc60d5Germany presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea9a18398e9046a5ac3d1d3c44736a93Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:15:40 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister pressed for progress on a year-old peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he met Saturday with senior officials from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he hopes that Moscow and Kiev realize that they don't have forever to implement the deal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea9a18398e9046a5ac3d1d3c44736a93Somalia: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for plane bombhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b1a6943eaa84ca89d8a83f75d0fe7c0Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:46:06 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they carried out the bombing of a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that blew a hole in the fuselage, sucking out the suspected bomber and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b1a6943eaa84ca89d8a83f75d0fe7c0Major ivory network dismantled in Congo, wildlife group sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c01190870d404de7aecd4d7148b10057Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:24:37 GMTKINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in Congo have dismantled a major ivory network, arresting three traffickers in a blow to poaching operations that threaten the survival of the African forest elephant, the conservation group WWF said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c01190870d404de7aecd4d7148b10057The Latest: And then there were 6; GOP 2016 field narrowshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/294f9a74e4bc4cc792d65555b7d5b9e1Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:39:57 GMTGREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race, with the focus turning to South Carolina and the Republican debate on Saturday night (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/294f9a74e4bc4cc792d65555b7d5b9e1The Latest: Pope greets faithful on 1st full day in Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbf65633189e4fcd9865aaa04a79ff80Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:49:54 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbf65633189e4fcd9865aaa04a79ff80Church lifts ban of Indian priest convicted of sex assaulthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/379520e0b8cc4ac0a37e8f3e292f6935Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:02:21 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — The Roman Catholic church in southern India has lifted the suspension of a priest convicted last year of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the United States more than a decade ago, a spokesman said Saturday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/379520e0b8cc4ac0a37e8f3e292f6935Baton Rouge police say two officers, one suspect hospitalized with gunshot wounds after confrontationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71ff22f82fd64516aee0dd7dccc9ae6cSat, 13 Feb 2016 13:57:03 GMTBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge police say two officers, one suspect hospitalized with gunshot wounds after confrontation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71ff22f82fd64516aee0dd7dccc9ae6cMayor urges 'extreme precautions' as cold weather hits NYChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30a212fb541347e1b8ddabf9c89ea4f1Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:49:20 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The National Weather Service says the coldest air mass of the winter may hit the Eastern U.S. this weekend.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30a212fb541347e1b8ddabf9c89ea4f1Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e7e4824bf9042238647682331ed18a1Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:54:05 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis kicks off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with speeches to the country's political and ecclesial elites, riding in on the success of his historic meeting in Cuba with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e7e4824bf9042238647682331ed18a1Coaches adapt to limits on their ability to call timeoutshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9beb40c2d4043bd8174ab2addde937fSat, 13 Feb 2016 14:44:47 GMTKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coaches are still getting accustomed to a new NCAA rule that restricts them to calling timeouts only when the ball is dead. The new wrinkle has produced some interesting scenarios down the stretch of close games.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9beb40c2d4043bd8174ab2addde937fSteve Coogan film at Berlin fest puts death penalty on trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d6de5d6e24341bda86e0e8d5e2b0512Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:39:26 GMTLONDON (AP) — Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason? Steve Coogan hopes so.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d6de5d6e24341bda86e0e8d5e2b0512Officials: 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcda273542eb4f5081217addbfdddb61Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:08:52 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel Saturday in two separate attacks, Afghan officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcda273542eb4f5081217addbfdddb61Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f6f1da355d84ddc8a9593f62a2084d1Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:26:58 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group say government forces have captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f6f1da355d84ddc8a9593f62a2084d1Rebels in eastern Congo kill 6, kidnap 14 in village attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7304c207a484ecab8a7be8c2b91faa2Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:59:02 GMTKINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Rebels in northeast Congo killed six civilians and kidnapped 14 others, a local activist group reported Saturday, the latest attack in a region the United Nations says is facing deteriorating security.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7304c207a484ecab8a7be8c2b91faa2AP News Guide: Diplomats push as Syria battlefield shiftshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7700237f2d9a4e778b3767450c389abaSat, 13 Feb 2016 13:47:15 GMTDiplomats from a dozen countries, led by the United States and Russia, are struggling to make progress in Syria, even as fighting in the north sends tens of thousands fleeing and threatens a deepening humanitarian crisis. Next month, Syria's civil war will reach the end of its fifth year, and its consequences continue to reach new and disastrous levels.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7700237f2d9a4e778b3767450c389abaSAfrica: Rescuers suspend search after second mine collapsehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4afdc4a0bca242999e1f6ffc43529a67Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:44:39 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The manager of a collapsed South African mine says rescuers were forced to suspend a search for three people trapped underground for more than a week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4afdc4a0bca242999e1f6ffc43529a67Israeli military: Palestinian killed after attacking soldierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52f63a024f57473c8cc7c8377f0079e6Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:03:42 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says a Palestinian was shot and killed after she pulled out a knife and attacked a soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52f63a024f57473c8cc7c8377f0079e62 Indian soldiers, 5 rebels killed in Kashmir fightinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/450505e2586043ad8535e5b35d1a549eSat, 13 Feb 2016 11:15:17 GMTSRINAGAR, India (AP) — Five suspected rebels and two soldiers were killed in a fierce gunbattle Saturday in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/450505e2586043ad8535e5b35d1a549eBaton Rouge police say 2 officers, 1 suspect shothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38c2430a01f047788686e69e94953deeSat, 13 Feb 2016 14:43:15 GMTBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Baton Rouge police officers who were shot early Saturday during a confrontation with a suspect are hospitalized in stable condition, police said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38c2430a01f047788686e69e94953deeArmy looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/316baa7ea4be42718d7c55ace9e6e5d2Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:19:37 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/316baa7ea4be42718d7c55ace9e6e5d2Several injured in French casino robbery; 4 gunmen at largehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/deebf3e6e86548b8aa786da392e106c9Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:40:31 GMTPARIS (AP) — Police are searching for four gunmen who stormed a casino in the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence, causing several injuries and stealing cash before fleeing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/deebf3e6e86548b8aa786da392e106c9Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for government reformshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09c4e783ac024ccdb16d36e82d6b3b86Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:34:25 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for government reform Saturday, demanding greater accountability and threatening to withdraw from the political process if his proposal is not accepted and the government does not show results within a year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09c4e783ac024ccdb16d36e82d6b3b86Documentary "Fire at Sea" open at Berlin Film Festivalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e926d73260745ef89d20f6f43bd1b5cSat, 13 Feb 2016 11:52:55 GMTBERLIN (AP) — The documentary "Fire at Sea," about the Italian island of Lampedusa where thousands of immigrants arrive in Europe, opens as one of two documentaries in competition for the Golden Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e926d73260745ef89d20f6f43bd1b5cOfficials: 5 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2707aac04fac4a8881530a112664a10bSat, 13 Feb 2016 10:46:21 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say at least five security personnel have been killed by Taliban insurgents who attacked their checkpoints in the southern Helmand province.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2707aac04fac4a8881530a112664a10bThe Latest: Russian PM links migrants, terror threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bf99d520ba34a58836349aef302f454Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:07:45 GMTMUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bf99d520ba34a58836349aef302f454Kerry takes aim at Russia over Ukraine and Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caf69b2d973940c0a0afa18367f6c505Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:47:15 GMTMUNICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of "repeated aggression" in both places.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caf69b2d973940c0a0afa18367f6c505Turkish media say Saudi Arabia, Turkey may strike in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d5b812f073e4b8da867b29223806acbSat, 13 Feb 2016 14:31:59 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says his country and Saudi Arabia may launch ground operations against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkish media reported Saturday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d5b812f073e4b8da867b29223806acbAmid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is backhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5785edbdf054198a1657972e3348628Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:49:30 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president said Saturday that his country has established democratic and constitutional rule after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising, but rights groups say he has presided over an unprecedented crackdown on dissent.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5785edbdf054198a1657972e3348628