FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Jan 2015 20:03:17 -0800Raptors win in overtime again, defeat Wizards 120-116 (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and the streaking Toronto Raptors won in overtime for the second consecutive night after losing a large second-half lead, defeating the Washington Wizards 120-116 on Saturday.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballDistrict of ColumbiaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 01 Feb 2015 03:49:47 GMTPaquette, Bishop key Lightning's 3-1 win over Blue Jackets, Fla. (AP) — Cedric Paquette scored his fifth goal in the last three games, Ben Bishop made 34 saves, and the Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday night for their franchise-best 10th straight home victory.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:26:40 GMTRockets star Harden leaves briefly with bruised knee HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Houston Rockets star James Harden has left in the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons with a bruised left knee, but was able to return at the start of the second half.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 01 Feb 2015 02:19:19 GMTCowboys RB Murray runs off with Offensive Player (AP) — DeMarco Murray has run off with The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player Of The Year award for the 2014 season.By BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 01 Feb 2015 01:33:13 GMTAn ace like no other for Francesco Molinari, Ariz. (AP) — Francesco Molinari of Italy had to return Saturday morning to finish his second round at the Phoenix Open, and he couldn't believe the number of people who filed into the grandstands at the par-3 16th hole just as the sun was rising over the TPC Scottsdale.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfProfessional footballGolfFootballArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 00:55:09 GMTPolice probing alleged corruption in Nevada Legislature, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas police have confirmed they are investigating allegations of corruption in the Nevada Legislature involving an extortion attempt aimed at a Republican assemblyman who has drawn criticism from more conservative lawmakers.By SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsCriminal investigationsPolitical corruptionState legislatureLegislatureExtortion and threatsLaw and orderCrimePolitical issuesState governmentsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesNevadaLas VegasRenoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 01:11:43 GMTSeau, Bettis, Brown, Haley, Shields voted into Hall of Fame (AP) — Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsNFL Super BowlMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballEvents, 01 Feb 2015 02:27:12 GMTLaird takes a 3-shot lead in Phoenix Open, Ariz. (AP) — Martin Laird watched the ball disappear into the cup on the par-3 16th hole and put some elbow grease into his fist pump.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 00:23:07 GMTWoodard, Hield help No. 24 Oklahoma rally past Oklahoma St, Okla. (AP) — Jordan Woodard scored a season-high 17 points to help No. 24 Oklahoma defeat Oklahoma State 64-56 on Saturday night.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOklahomaStillwaterNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:45:48 GMTRodgers wins 2nd NFL Most Valuable Player award (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has won his second Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in somewhat surprisingly easy fashion.By BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 01 Feb 2015 03:00:40 GMTHorford, Hawks extend streak with 91-85 win over 76ers (AP) — Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:16:43 GMTPistons turn back Smith, Rockets in 114-101 victory HILLS, Mich. (AP) — D.J. Augustin had 28 points and 12 assists, and the Detroit Pistons held off former teammate Josh Smith and the Houston Rockets 114-101 on Saturday night.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballDetroitTexasMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:21:38 GMTLundqvist, Nash lift Rangers over Hurricanes 4-1 YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist shook off a second-period injury and made 31 saves, Rick Nash moved back into a tie for the NHL goal lead, and the New York Rangers snapped out of an offensive funk to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday night.By IRA PODELLsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkMaloneUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:42:44 GMTJapan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded (AP) — Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsOnline mediaTerrorismMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsMediaWar and unrestJapanJordanIraqSyriaMiddle EastEast AsiaAsia, 01 Feb 2015 03:52:38 GMTRandolph leads Grizzlies past Thunder 85-74 for 6th straight, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 21 points and 18 rebounds, and Marc Gasol added 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past the Oklahoma City Thunder 85-74 Saturday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:41:30 GMTBowles wins first AP Assistant Coach award (AP) — Todd Bowles has won the first Associated Press NFL Assistant Coach Of The Year award.By BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingJournalismNews mediaMediaProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 01:30:35 GMTKlingberg has 4 points, Stars top Jets 5-2, Manitoba (AP) — John Klingberg had a pair of goals and added two assists as the Dallas Stars scored four power-play goals in a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsWinnipegManitobaCanadaNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:37:43 GMTAP source: Ricky Rubio to return Monday against Dallas (AP) — Ricky Rubio is one game away from returning to the Minnesota Timberwolves.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballClevelandTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 00:34:16 GMTNo. 7 Oregon State women rout USC 68-35, Ore. (AP) — Jamie Weisner scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and seventh-ranked Oregon State improved on its best-ever season start with a 68-35 victory over USC on Saturday.By ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsOregonCorvallisUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 00:54:12 GMTNo. 19 Princeton women cruise past Dartmouth 83-65, N.H. (AP) — Alex Wheatley scored 17 points and Annie Tarakchian and Blake Dietrick each had 15 to lead No. 19 Princeton to an 83-65 win over Dartmouth on Saturday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 01:02:10 GMTAuthorities review video of fatal parking lot run-in ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight was the victim or attacker in his most serious run-in with the law to date.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeViolent crime, 01 Feb 2015 03:54:06 GMTLouisville rallies from 18 down to beat UNC 78-68 in OT, Ky. (AP) — A few weeks after North Carolina shocked Louisville by rallying from a double-digit deficit, the Cardinals returned the favor.By JOSH ABNERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsLouisvilleKentuckyNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:42:17 GMTTexans' JJ Watt is unanimous top defensive player (AP) — J.J. Watt is a unanimous selection as The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player Of The Year for 2014.By BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootballTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:06:57 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 01:06:25 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 01:46:07 GMTChile's president pushes to ease ban on all abortions, Chile (AP) — President Michelle Bachelet sent legislation to Congress on Saturday proposing to allow some abortions in Chile, a socially conservative South American nation that is among the few countries in the world that ban abortion in all circumstances.iGeneral newsLegislatureLegislationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Feb 2015 00:52:27 GMTGay scores 31, Kings snap losing streak, beat Pacers 99-94 (AP) — Rudy Gay scored 31, Darren Collison had 23 and the Sacramento Kings snapped their eight-game losing skid in beating the Indiana Pacers 99-94 on Saturday night.By JASON HADDIXsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:27:39 GMTArians and Bowles sweep AP coaching awards (AP) — NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray of Dallas won The Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year award for 2014, while the Arizona Cardinals swept coaching honors Saturday night.By BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingJournalismNews mediaMediaProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:29:14 GMTMason stops 30 shots in Flyers' 1-0 win over Maple Leafs (AP) — Steve Mason's first shutout of the season still kept him shut out of the win column.By DAN GELSTONsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsPhiladelphiaTorontoPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 01 Feb 2015 03:53:47 GMTSons represent late Junior Seau at Hall of Fame announcement (AP) — One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage as their names were called. When the eighth man elected Saturday, the late Junior Seau, was announced, his two sons stood with the group.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsAthlete injuriesNFL Super BowlMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballAthlete healthEvents, 01 Feb 2015 03:55:31 GMTArians wins Coach Of Year award for 2nd time in 3 years (AP) — Bruce Arians has won The Associated Press NFL Coach Of The Year award for the second time in three years — with different teams.By BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 01:35:49 GMTLeBron makes Love a winner in return to Minnesota, 106-90 (AP) — LeBron James scored 16 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to win a stirring duel with rookie Andrew Wiggins, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-90 victory over the Timberwolves in Kevin Love's first game back in Minnesota since he was traded.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:38:12 GMTEllis has 25, Mavs send Magic to 8th straight loss, 108-93, Fla. (AP) — Monta Ellis had 25 points and 13 assists as the Dallas Mavericks sent the Orlando Magic to their eighth straight loss, 108-93 on Saturday night.sSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOrlandoTexasFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:12:05 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 newsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Feb 2015 02:58:14 GMTLove returns to Minnesota, booed loudly by home fans (AP) — Kevin Love made his return to Minnesota on Saturday night, and he was booed loudly when he was introduced before the Cavaliers played the Timberwolves.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 01:24:49 GMTMarchand leads Bruins over Kings 3-1 (AP) — Chris Kelly broke a 1-all tie with 5:27 left in the third period and Brad Marchand added an empty-netter for his second goal of the game as the Boston Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Saturday night.By DOUG ALDENsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:26:01 GMTWatt unanimous top AP defensive player; Murray tops offense (AP) — J.J. Watt swept away the voters the way he sweeps quarterbacks off their feet.By BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingProfessional footballFootballJournalismNews mediaMediaArizonaHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:44:52 GMTGiants WR Odell Beckham Jr. is top offensive rookie (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., grabbed The Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year award for 2014.By BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 01 Feb 2015 01:16:52 GMTChery lifts No. 20 Baylor to rout of No. 19 Texas 83-60, Texas (AP) — Kenny Chery scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half and Royce O'Neale added 20 points to help 20th-ranked Baylor beat No. 19 Texas 83-60 Saturday.By MARK ROSNERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 01:23:45 GMTKerry: 'Enormous interest' in new relationship with Cuba (AP) — North America has an "enormous interest" in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday during a weekend meeting with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico.By TRACEE HERBAUGHaGovernment and politicsInternational relationsCubaNorth AmericaCanadaMexicoUnited StatesBostonCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaMassachusetts, 01 Feb 2015 01:10:07 GMTLate rally lifts No. 4 Duke past No. 2 Virginia, 69-63, Va. (AP) — Quinn Cook, Tyus Jones and No. 4 Duke got their biggest shots to start falling just in time.BY HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:33:10 GMTDeLay: Rick Perry's White House hopes likely hurt by charges (AP) — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Saturday he can relate to any fallout from the indictment dogging former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, noting his own nearly decade-long legal fight that cost him his powerful congressional post and public career.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionMoney launderingCrimeIndictmentsPolitical issuesGeneral newsLaw and orderTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 00:37:51 GMTNo. 1 Kentucky stays unbeaten, rolls past Alabama 70-55, Ky. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns got off to a quick start and No. 1 Kentucky shot a season-best 59 percent to stay unbeaten, topping Alabama 70-55 Saturday night and completing a season sweep.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAlabamaKentuckyTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:49:44 GMTObama condemns slaying of Japanese journalist by IS (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling the slaying of a Japanese journalist by an Islamic State militant a "heinous murder" and declaring that the United States stands in solidarity with the Japanese people in denouncing a "barbaric act."wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJournalistsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 00:31:37 GMTRockets star Harden leaves game with apparent knee injury HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Houston Rockets star James Harden has left the game against the Detroit Pistons in the second quarter with an apparent injury to his left knee area.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 01 Feb 2015 01:48:30 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 01:54:30 GMTKinkaid stops 26 shots as Devils beat Panthers 3-1, N.J. (AP) — Rookie Keith Kinkaid stopped 26 shots, Mike Cammalleri and Steve Bernier each had a goal and an assist, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Florida Panthers 3-1 on Saturday night.By MIKE FARRELLsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:57:06 GMTObama's choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsInternational relationsCabinetsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 02:59:34 GMTRodgers wins MVP, Watt unanimous top AP defensive player (AP) — Just living the dream. And looking for more.By BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingCelebrityProfessional footballJournalismNews mediaMediaFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 03:28:56 GMTSeau, Bettis, Haley, Brown, Shields, Polian, Wolf, Tingelhoff make Pro Football Hall of Fame (AP) — Seau, Bettis, Haley, Brown, Shields, Polian, Wolf, Tingelhoff make Pro Football Hall of Fame.sSportsProfessional footballFootball, 01 Feb 2015 02:01:53 GMT