FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Feb 2015 02:21:04 -0800Trade trip to Britain adds to Chris Christie's 2016 resume, N.J. (AP) — As he considers a White House run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's third trip abroad in recent months provides an opportunity to build his foreign policy resume and test whether he has the temperament for the world stage.By JILL COLVINpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational trade2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsInternational relationsForeign policyPolitical partiesEconomyBusinessNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsProfessional soccerSoccerSportsMen's soccerMen's sportsUnited KingdomLondonNew JerseyNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited States, 01 Feb 2015 05:24:27 GMT'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' sweeps Sundance Awards CITY, Utah (AP) — Sundance breakout "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at the 31st Sundance Film Festival awards, announced Saturday.By LINDSEY BAHReArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesSundance Film FestivalEventsUnited StatesPark CityUtahNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:33:57 GMTGriffin scores 31 points, Clippers beat Spurs 105-85 ANTONIO (AP) — Blake Griffin had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to a 105-85 victory over San Antonio on Saturday night, snapping the Spurs' six-game home winning streak.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 05:13:20 GMTGolden State Warriors snap 2-game skid, eclipse Suns 106-87, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have been rolling so much this season that the halftime locker room can be awfully quiet if they're not leading by a lot.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballProfessional baseballBaseball, 01 Feb 2015 07:19:41 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Serena celebrates Aussie-style, Australia (AP) — After a night out, Serena Williams plans to continue the celebration of her 19th Grand Slam title with an Aussie-style barbecue.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 01 Feb 2015 08:39:43 GMTCody Zeller scores 21, Hornets rout Nuggets 104-86 (AP) — Cody Zeller scored a career-best 21 points, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 17 and the Charlotte Hornets routed the reeling Denver Nuggets 104-86 on Saturday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:31:14 GMTNiemi leads Sharks to 2-0 victory over Blackhawks JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Antti Niemi made 31 saves in his 31st career shutout and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game by beating the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Saturday night.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 06:16:26 GMTAnderson Silva dominates Diaz in comeback fight at UFC 183 VEGAS (AP) — Anderson Silva won a unanimous decision in his comeback fight 13 months after breaking his left leg, dominating Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on Saturday night.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsMen's martial artsMixed martial artsMen's sportsMartial artsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 01 Feb 2015 06:01:28 GMTJimmy Fallon set for Super Bowl Sunday show in Phoenix (AP) — Jimmy Fallon is planning his own match-up on Super Bowl Sunday.eArts and entertainmentSportsCelebrityEntertainmentProfessional footballTelevision programsFootballPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 09:41:03 GMTAfrican leaders to court: Drop cases against top Africans ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The International Criminal Court should drop or suspend charges against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto until African concerns about the court and proposals to change its founding treaty are considered, African leaders say.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsEthiopiaAfricaEast AfricaSudanMiddle EastNorth Africa, 01 Feb 2015 08:00:39 GMTUN says violence in Iraq kills at least 1,375 in January (AP) — The United Nations mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence in the country amid the war against the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 1,375 people in January.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 01 Feb 2015 09:27:51 GMTDjokovic takes 1st set of Australian Open final, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has taken the first set of the Australian Open men's final against Andy Murray 7-6 (5) on Sunday night.sSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 01 Feb 2015 10:03:21 GMTUS defense contractor says staff targeted in Saudi shooting, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. defense contractor says two of its employees were the Americans shot at in Saudi Arabia on Friday, marking the second such incident for the company in less than four months.iGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessViolent crimeCrimeSaudi ArabiaDubaiMiddle EastUnited Arab Emirates, 01 Feb 2015 09:42:06 GMTAfrican leaders to court: Drop case against Sudan's leader ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders have called for the suspension or termination of charges at the International Criminal Court against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEthiopiaAfricaEast AfricaSudanMiddle EastNorth Africa, 01 Feb 2015 07:14:29 GMTNo. 3 Gonzaga beats Memphis at home for 1st time, Wash. (AP) — Przemek Karnowski scored 17 points and Kyle Wiltjer added 15 to help No. 3 Gonzaga beat Memphis 82-64 on Saturday night for its 15th straight victory.By CAREY J. WILLIAMSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 05:31:17 GMTObama budget offers contrasts, long-shot deals with GOP (AP) — President Barack Obama's budget spells out a policy agenda that will distinguish him from Republicans who now control Congress even as it offers some opening bids for long-shot compromises.By ANDREW TAYLOR and JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPolitical organizations, 01 Feb 2015 10:07:11 GMTWahlberg and Bay reunite for pre-Super Bowl charity event VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — "Transformers" star Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay reunited Saturday night for a charity event that organizers said raised more than $1 million.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYeArts and entertainmentSportsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityCharity fundraisingProfessional footballPhilanthropySocial affairsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 08:37:28 GMTFlames rally in big third period to top Oilers 4-2, Alberta (AP) — Lance Bouma scored two of Calgary's four third-period goals and the Flames stormed back for a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsAlbertaCalgaryEdmontonCanadaNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 06:36:56 GMTFire destroys New Hampshire town's snow plows, N.H. (AP) — A fire has destroyed a fleet of snow plows in the small New Hampshire town of Henniker, as another storm approaches that could dump up to a foot more of snow.aGeneral newsFiresWinter weatherProperty damageAccidents and disastersWeatherNew HampshireConcordUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 05:09:44 GMTMan arrested after body parts found in suitcase FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Saturday in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown street stuffed with dismembered human remains.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:31:33 GMTToday in History is Sunday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2015. There are 333 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 05:00:31 GMTHorford, Hawks extend streak with 91-85 win over 76ers (AP) — The 76ers' decision to "let it fly" with 3-pointers almost grounded the Hawks' winning streak.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:20:52 GMTSeahawks repeat a scary prospect for NFL (AP) — Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:By BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballSports businessEventsFootball, 01 Feb 2015 07:35:55 GMTFamily of Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State demands word, Jordan (AP) — Worried relatives of a Jordanian fighter pilot asked their government Sunday to be more open about negotiations for his release, after a second Islamic State group hostage was shown beheaded in a video purportedly from the militants.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAmmanJordanMiddle East, 01 Feb 2015 09:12:12 GMTJapan mourns Kenji Goto as caring and courageous reporter (AP) — Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsJapanSyriaMiddle EastSierra LeoneEast AsiaAsiaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Feb 2015 09:07:59 GMTEmirati sisters attacked by London intruder return home, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' state news agency says the Gulf nation dispatched a medical plane to bring three sisters home nearly 10 months after they were attacked by a hammer-wielding intruder in their luxury London hotel room.iGeneral newsUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomDubaiLondonMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 01 Feb 2015 08:40:27 GMTHistoric balloon flight ends off Mexican coast, N.M. (AP) — Troy Bradley might have been exhausted and a bit dehydrated, but the words printed on his T-shirt said it all: "Failure is not an option."By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsScienceOceansEnvironment and naturePacific OceanAlbuquerqueAtlantic OceanNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 08:41:43 GMTCurry has 25, Warriors snap 2-game skid, eclipse Suns 106-87, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 25 points and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a two-game skid with a 106-87 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketball, 01 Feb 2015 06:02:58 GMT2 injured climbers airlifted off Mount Hood, officials say, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon National Guard helicopter has airlifted two climbers off Mount Hood after the two were injured in a fall, rescue officials said.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMountainsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnvironment and naturePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 06:58:25 GMTGeorge R.R. Martin recalls TV pilot with alien at Super Bowl, Ariz. (AP) — The creator of "Game of Thrones" says he once wrote a TV pilot with a plot focused on an alien landing at the Super Bowl.eArts and entertainmentSportsProfessional footballNFL Super BowlTelevision programsEntertainmentSports mediaFootballEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 06:55:15 GMTScientist considered father of birth control pill dies FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.aGeneral newsHealthSexual and reproductive healthBirth controlScienceObituariesChemistryCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:19:22 GMTAnderson Silva beats Nick Diaz in comeback fight at UFC 183 VEGAS (AP) — Maybe Anderson Silva wasn't quite the Spider again. After 13 months off with a broken leg, a comfortable victory over a taunting opponent was enough to make him collapse in tears.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsMen's martial artsMixed martial artsMen's sportsMartial artsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 06:27:50 GMTGay scores 31, Kings snap losing streak, beat Pacers 99-94 (AP) — The Sacramento Kings used free throws to survive a cold start until their shooting heated up and they put an end to their eight-game losing skid.By JASON HADDIXsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 05:12:22 GMTJapanese shocked, saddened by purported slaying of hostage (AP) — The news of the purported killing of journalist Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants rushed through Japan early Sunday morning, shocking and saddening people in a nation that has embraced pacifism and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis:By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Feb 2015 08:57:09 GMTHistoric balloon flight ends on Mexican coast, N.M. (AP) — Troy Bradley might have been exhausted and a bit dehydrated, but the words printed on his T-shirt said it all: "Failure is not an option."By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsScienceOceansEnvironment and naturePacific OceanAlbuquerqueAtlantic OceanNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 08:23:12 GMTStorm crawls into Midwest, threatens Northeast (AP) — A storm that gathered steam over the southern Rockies moved into the Midwest early Sunday and is expected to dump more than a foot of snow as it moves toward New England, which is still recovering from a winter walloping it received just a few days ago.By JASON KEYSERaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsEventsChicagoBostonIllinoisMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 08:09:16 GMTLeBron makes Love a winner in return to Minnesota, 106-90 (AP) — The boos were raining down on Kevin Love and his 3-pointer wasn't falling in the building he used to call home.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:58:40 GMTShock and sadness as Japanese react to IS video (AP) — The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation that has long held pacific views and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis, especially one that involved a reporter known for his coverage of children and the poor:By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsJapanEast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 01 Feb 2015 04:37:51 GMTHorror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news Sunday of journalist Kenji Goto's beheading, apparently by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions, but vowed not to give in to terrorism.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismOnline mediaMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMediaJapanAmmanJordanTokyoIraqSyriaMiddle EastEast AsiaAsia, 01 Feb 2015 07:40:04 GMT7-alarm warehouse fire burns in Brooklyn; 1 injury reported YORK (AP) — Giant clouds of smoke rose from a 7-alarm fire that destroyed a warehouse and floated across Brooklyn and into Manhattan on Saturday — a day so cold that water trickling across the helmets of a small army of firefighters quickly froze.aGeneral newsFiresWeatherInjuriesAccidents and disastersHealthBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 04:36:16 GMTExtremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria from four fronts overnight with the crescendo of warfare — booming cannon and whooshing rockets — continuing Sunday, witnesses said.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Feb 2015 09:59:57 GMTDetectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' Knight case ANGELES (AP) — Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion "Suge" Knight struck two men with his pickup — leaving one dead and the other injured — to help shed light on whether the rap music mogul was a perpetrator or victim in a case that led to his arrest.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 08:18:07 GMTVal Kilmer says he's awaiting tests but doesn't have tumor ANGELES (AP) — Val Kilmer confirmed Saturday that he is hospitalized and awaiting medical results, but said he has no tumor and hasn't had surgery.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityHealthTumorsDiseases and conditions, 01 Feb 2015 06:49:21 GMTRihanna rocks DirecTV party on eve of Super Bowl, Ariz. (AP) — The crowd at DirecTV's Super Saturday Night party came for Rihanna, and got a healthy dose of Kanye West as a bonus.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYeArts and entertainmentSportsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 09:57:37 GMTLove booed loudly by fans in his return to Minnesota (AP) — Kevin Love expected to be booed by Timberwolves fans in his first game back in Minnesota since he was traded to Cleveland last summer.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 06:05:16 GMTHingis, Paes win Australian Open mixed doubles title, Australia (AP) — Martina Hingis won her first Grand Slam title since returning from retirement, combining with Leander Paes of India to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France and Daniel Nestor of Canada.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 01 Feb 2015 08:44:14 GMTAnalysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again (AP) — The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been reminded in brutal fashion that the world is a dangerous place.By KEN MORITSUGUiGeneral newsHostage situationsWorld War IIConstitutionsGovernment and politicsPublic opinionLegislatureEventsViolent crimeCrimeSocial affairsJapanTokyoMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 07:59:17 GMTRodgers wins MVP, Watt unanimous top AP defensive player (AP) — Just living the dream. And looking for more.By BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingProfessional footballCelebrityJournalismNews mediaMediaFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 09:51:09 GMTJapan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter (AP) — Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsJapanSyriaMiddle EastSierra LeoneEast AsiaAsiaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Feb 2015 06:38:43 GMTUS prosecutors: New spy case shows Russia up to old tricks YORK (AP) — Three men accused in the latest Russian spy case didn't hide behind fake identities and weren't stealing military secrets. The evidence even suggests they were annoyed that their assignment wasn't more like a James Bond film.By TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsEspionageLegal proceedingsCrimeInternational relationsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsRussiaUnited StatesManhattanNew York CityBronxEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaNew York, 01 Feb 2015 07:23:36 GMT