FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 Mar 2015 23:57:19 -0800Top-seeded Ivanovic advances to Monterrey Open quarterfinals, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the quarterfinals in the Monterrey Open on Wednesday night, beating Pauline Parmentier of France 6-3, 6-2.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMonterreyMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 04:54:03 GMTUS clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeAfrican-AmericansCrimeMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsGeneral newsLocal governments, 05 Mar 2015 05:26:06 GMTLandeskog leads Avs to 3-1 win over Penguins (AP) — The crystal trophy was nice. So were the watch and the silver hockey stick. Mementos from his 1,000th NHL game that Alex Tanguay will surely cherish.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 06:44:35 GMTFacebook posts about job land US contractor in Emirates jail hallmark of American life — griping about work — has landed a Florida man in a Middle Eastern jail.By MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsSocial mediaCrimeArrestsOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderUnited Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 05:24:46 GMTLEADING OFF: Lee, Darvish take the mound for spring debuts look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMesaAlabamaHoustonFloridaArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 05 Mar 2015 07:06:53 GMTKerry in Saudi Arabia to talk Iran, Yemen instability, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and explore ways to calm instability in Yemen and other troubled nations in the Middle East.By MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsYemenSaudi ArabiaSyriaMiddle EastIranRiyadhUnited StatesJiddahSanaaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:49:27 GMTZidlicky's OT goal gives Red Wings 2-1 win over Rangers (AP) — Marek Zidlicky's power-play goal 1:09 into overtime lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyDetroitNew York CityNew YorkMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 04:17:42 GMTHouse committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIShtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionSubpoenasLegal proceedingsCabinetsDiplomacyLegislatureClassified informationInformation technologyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyLaw and orderGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsInternational relationsPolitical issuesIndustriesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaLibyaNorth AmericaNorth AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 05:59:52 GMTBook by Sen. Ted Cruz to be published June 30 YORK (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz's book, "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America," is coming out this summer.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentGovernment and politics2016 United States Presidential ElectionBooks and literatureNational electionsElectionsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsEntertainment, 05 Mar 2015 06:10:20 GMTMyanmar police drag away protesting factory workers, Myanmar (AP) — Police say they have detained more than a dozen factory workers, who were demanding higher wages and better working conditions, in a protest that follows a crackdown on students outside Myanmar's biggest city.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 07:27:27 GMTWestbrook has career-high 49, lifts Thunder past 76ers in OT CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook donned a mask and played like a superhero.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAthlete healthPortlandOklahoma CityOklahomaMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 05:43:00 GMTBatum rallies Trail Blazers past Clippers 98-93 in OT ANGELES (AP) — Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer that forced overtime, then set up three alley-oop baskets and added a clinching 3 in the final minute to rally the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 98-93 on Wednesday night.By JOE RESNICKsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballProfessional basketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:11:42 GMTAustralia police charge 6 with smuggling drugs from Colombia (AP) — Six men were charged in Sydney with drug smuggling and more than 480 kilograms (1,060 pounds) of cocaine and methamphetamine have been seized in Columbia and Australia in a joint Australian-Colombian police operation, officials said Thursday.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeSmugglingCrimeAustraliaColombiaSydneyOceaniaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNew South Wales, 05 Mar 2015 04:41:07 GMTMasters buildup begins for Rory McIlroy at Cadillac, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy says he is not thinking about the history that waits at the Masters, even though that's all he seems to be talking about.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfPGA ChampionshipsEventsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:37:36 GMTJames scores 29, Cavaliers beat Raptors 120-112 (AP) — LeBron James retaliated on the scoreboard after Jonas Valanciunas tackled him on a drive late in the third quarter.By IAN HARRISONsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 04:40:05 GMTOn the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Sledding can be pleasant and pastoral, with big toboggans, snowy hills and rosy cheeks. And then there's skeleton sledding: belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug, hard ice whooshing by your face.By MICHAEL HILLaGeneral newsSportsSkeletonWinter Olympic gamesWomen's skeletonBobsleddingLakesOlympic gamesEventsWomen's sportsEnvironment and natureNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 06:29:43 GMTToday in History is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015. There are 301 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaCrimeNazismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsViolent crimeGovernment and politicsUnited StatesLouisianaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:40 GMTChina defense spending to grow 10.1 percent in 2015 (AP) — China said Thursday it will boost defense spending by 10.1 percent, a smaller rise than last year but in line with large annual increases that have drawn concern among the country's neighbors over Beijing's military and territorial ambitions.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsEconomyTerritorial disputesMilitary and defenseGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsWar and unrestChinaBeijingEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 06:47:43 GMTVenezuelan mayor's arrest casts light on unlikely marriage, Venezuela (AP) — She was raised by a leader of Venezuela's opposition and made a name for herself on a popular anti-government TV show. He is the tourism minister and one of the socialist administration's most passionate defenders.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTV newsArrestsMarriageMunicipal governmentsNews mediaMediaTelevisionLaw and orderCrimeFamily issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:33 GMTUS envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday.By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsWar and unrestCrimeGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestSouth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesPyongyangNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:47:56 GMTAttorney: 'Sniper' defamation verdict should be thrown out PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — An attorney representing the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle claims both a judge and jury made mistakes that led to a $1.8 million defamation verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:53:41 GMTDavis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85 ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis was feeling great, fired up about being back on the court and not at all subtle about showing it.By BRETT MARTELsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 05:35:08 GMTClinton urges State Dept. to release her emails (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 05 Mar 2015 06:59:32 GMTDeath toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32, Ukraine (AP) — Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 32.iGeneral newsExplosionsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryAccidents and disastersUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 07:37:45 GMTAbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B Inc. said Thursday it is buying leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21 billion, its first major deal since pulling out of the Shire takeover for tax reasons.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHealth care industryIndustriesCancerDiseases and conditionsHealth, 05 Mar 2015 06:44:53 GMTHome cooking: Spurs return to their court, beat Kings 112-85 ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are back home and beginning to show signs of returning to their old form.By RAUL DOMINGUEZ JR.sSportsMen's sportsNBA FinalsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsTexasSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 05:32:25 GMTMLS minimum: Playing for $36,500 with millionaire teammates, Wash. (AP) — Before he was in Major League Soccer, Zach Scott worked in accounting, as a coach and as a substitute teacher to pay the bills while he played in pro soccer's lower division.By TIM BOOTHaBusinessGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationProfessional soccerWages and salariesMen's soccerSoccerSports businessSports transactionsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesPersonnelMen's sportsInternational soccerWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 04:16:01 GMTPeyton Manning has some unfinished business, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning has unfinished business.By ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsAthlete retirementNFL Super BowlProfessional footballFootballEventsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:52:23 GMTJurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing (AP) — It didn't take long for prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial to convey the sense of fear, pain and grief caused by the 2013 attack. They let victims do it for them.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsCrimeEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 06:54:29 GMTAutopsy fails to pinpoint death cause for Oregon baby in car, Ore. (AP) — An autopsy has failed to pinpoint a cause of death for a 6-month-old girl whose father says he forgot her, leaving her in his car for six hours with the windows rolled up in a suburban Portland parking lot last October.aGeneral newsHealthCrimeOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 06:35:52 GMTNYC mayor to tout housing plan to business leaders YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio will bring his message of combating income inequality — and, in particular, his ambitious affordable housing plan — to a group of influential New York City business leaders whose support could prove vital.By JONATHAN LEMIREaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsHousing policyLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 06:05:32 GMT'Duang!' Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word (AP) — Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country's mass culture and entertainment: "duang."By DIDI TANGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityGovernment and politicsLegislatureChinaHong KongBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 05:50:34 GMTBig men Kaminsky, Okafor lead way in top player race, Wis. (AP) — It might be a two-man game when it comes to the race for player of the year.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:13:52 GMTMore mutilated animals found in California's capital city, Calif. (AP) — More mutilated animals were found Wednesday in California's capital city, the third discovery in as many days.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyCrimeSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 04:34:51 GMTChina stocks lead Asia lower after annual growth target cut KONG (AP) — A tumble in Chinese stocks dragged most other Asian benchmarks lower Thursday after China cut its economic growth target.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsChinaHong KongEast AsiaSingaporeGreater ChinaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 05 Mar 2015 06:28:16 GMTUS finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.By JIM SALTER and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriAfrican-AmericansCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:07:35 GMTIranian special operatives free diplomat abducted in Yemen, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency says that special operatives have freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen.iGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsIranYemenSanaaMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 07:04:28 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideBy The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsDopingSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 05 Mar 2015 07:02:41 GMTAvs beat Penguins 3-1 on night of Tanguay's 1,000th game (AP) — The crystal trophy was nice. So were the watch and the silver hockey stick. Mementos from his 1,000th NHL game that Alex Tanguay will surely cherish.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:04:24 GMTPark, Tseng share lead at HSBC Champions, Ko 2 strokes back (AP) — South Korean Inbee Park and Taiwan's Yani Tseng both shot 6-under 66 on Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the HSBC Women's Champions.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 07:53:08 GMTCurry shoots Warriors to 102-93 victory over Bucks, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry shook off a rough shooting night to make three straight 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-93 on Wednesday night in their return from a season-high, six-game road trip.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketball, 05 Mar 2015 06:05:03 GMTMicrosoft outlines plan to bridge Xbox and PC video gaming FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is attempting to break down the walls surrounding console gaming.By DERRIK J. LANGhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer electronicsInformation technologyIndustriesBusinessConsumer products and services, 05 Mar 2015 04:16:58 GMTGibson's Ducks shut down Montreal 3-1, take overall NHL lead, Calif. (AP) — John Gibson knew his Anaheim Ducks had every right to be exhausted late in their third game in three cities over four nights. The 21-year-old goalie also recognized the high stakes for Anaheim against the Montreal Canadiens.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCaliforniaMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 05 Mar 2015 06:51:32 GMTCoach's adopted toddler builds a life with hoops team, Va. (AP) — Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women's basketball coach could bring home.By JANIE McCAULEYaGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsBasketballCoachingWomen's basketballCollege basketballHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesCollege sportsSenegalCharlottesvilleVirginiaWest AfricaAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 07:48:28 GMTPrivate email questions emerge as Clinton nears 2016 bid (AP) — Republicans are signaling that questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email account while she was secretary of state will follow her into her widely anticipated presidential campaign.By KEN THOMAShtGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsState governmentsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 06:17:03 GMTVeterinarian detained in East Timor returns to Oregon, Ore. (AP) — A globe-trotting veterinarian held for six months in a Southeast Asian country has returned to Oregon, landing Wednesday night at Portland International Airport.aGeneral newsCrimePortlandOregonEast TimorUnited StatesNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 07:19:45 GMTAustralia offers Indonesia prisoner swap to stop executions, Australia (AP) — Australia has offered Indonesia a prison swap deal in a last-ditch bid to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who have been transferred to an island prison where they are to be killed by firing squad within days.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeInternational relationsSmugglingDeath penalty controversyPrisoner exchangeGovernment and politicsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestCriminal punishmentLaw and orderIndonesiaAustraliaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 05 Mar 2015 07:24:26 GMTAfter Ebola ban, N. Korea opens marathon to foreigners (AP) — After lifting travel restrictions it imposed because of concerns over the Ebola virus, North Korea says foreigners can now take part in one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon, a travel agency said Thursday.By Eric TalmadgeiGeneral newsHealthSportsTravelTrack and fieldLeisure travelMarathonsLifestyleInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTravel safetyNorth KoreaJapanPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 06:31:40 GMT'Shadow of Mordor,' 'Monument Valley' win big at game awards FRANCISCO (AP) — "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" is king of the Game Developers Choice Awards.By DERRIK J. LANGeArts and entertainmentVirtual worldsRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 05 Mar 2015 05:31:56 GMTFailures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.By ELLIOT SPAGAT and TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeImmigrationGovernment and politicsTheftLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesUnited StatesSan DiegoCaliforniaCameroonDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 05:34:15 GMT