FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:22:07 -0800China education minister demands rejection of Western valueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01b21049d5964d7690378c2ef66ac2eeBEIJING (AP) — China's education minister has issued a stern warning against threats to communist ideological purity in higher education, saying Western values must never be permitted to infiltrate the classroom.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationChinaBeijingShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01b21049d5964d7690378c2ef66ac2eeFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:33:23 GMTProsecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/566cfdd5d012478dbcea478282401f7fFALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors laid out what they called compelling forensic evidence — Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say he killed — as the ex-NFL star's trial got underway.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeCollege footballProfessional footballNFL Super BowlFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports transactionsSports businessViolent crimeLaw and orderCollege sportsEventsFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/566cfdd5d012478dbcea478282401f7fFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:01:33 GMTQatar Airways buys nearly 10 percent of BA, Iberia parenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/866d7882ace64ca6ba5c884fe272d3f2DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways says it is buying a nearly 10 percent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia.iBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited Arab EmiratesSpainQatarDubaiMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/866d7882ace64ca6ba5c884fe272d3f2Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:40:44 GMTCardinals' Peterson wins Madden Bowl over Eagles' McCoyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41fa05178c3849f3b8f55c94e125d794SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rain drenched the Madden Bowl party but didn't keep partygoers from being glued to the action on screens and mingling with the NFL stars in attendance.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballNFL Super BowlNFL PlayoffsCelebrityFootballEventsEntertainmentArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41fa05178c3849f3b8f55c94e125d794Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:55:01 GMTMedia ask judge to unseal warrants in family's deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfff98d1b3a74d75902acaf426dc3ddbSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen media outlets are asking a California judge to unseal search warrants and other documents related to the murders of a family of four whose bodies were found in shallow desert graves.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeMediaLaw and orderViolent crimeCaliforniaSan BernardinoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfff98d1b3a74d75902acaf426dc3ddbFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:23:08 GMTBalloon crew surpasses distance record; Mexico landing nexthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7c18682122741d39f51fe5d2e090024ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon on a record-setting journey across the Pacific Ocean entered the final leg of their trip Friday as they traveled along the California coast for an expected landing somewhere in Mexico.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsRecord setting eventsAlbuquerqueNorth AmericaJapanNew MexicoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7c18682122741d39f51fe5d2e090024Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:52:03 GMTHow can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/485f4c0009614472b2f87a164247e39aSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology has trimmed its profit margins.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/485f4c0009614472b2f87a164247e39aFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:05:33 GMTPhilippines mourn 44 police commandos; terror suspect huntedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf34ed71db3447819154a1b3ea795d84MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says he has ordered the hunt for a Filipino terror suspect who escaped an anti-terrorist operation that resulted in the killings of 44 police commandos.iGeneral newsTerrorismViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf34ed71db3447819154a1b3ea795d84Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:40:51 GMTLawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d76e43e8f5b9436e82de6b8edeeaa22fCOMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers, his lawyer said. Authorities said the incident was being investigated as a homicide.By RAQUEL MARIA DILLONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d76e43e8f5b9436e82de6b8edeeaa22fFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:14:46 GMTPhilippines mourns 44 commandos; terror suspect huntedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff1c89535ea64fc2a5c0f05ae8359025MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Friday he has ordered the hunt for a Filipino terror suspect who escaped an anti-terrorist operation that resulted in the killings of 44 police commandos, the biggest single-day combat loss in recent years that threatened to derail a peace deal with Muslim rebels.By OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsMilitant groupsEmbassiesWar and unrestTerrorismGovernment and politicsPoliceInternational relationsLaw enforcement agenciesInternational agreementsDiplomacyPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff1c89535ea64fc2a5c0f05ae8359025Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:44:29 GMTSouth Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47caf14d7c15453e8bea5ac9684e0451JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government says Eugene de Kock, a death squad leader for the apartheid state, has been granted parole after two decades in jail.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicitySouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47caf14d7c15453e8bea5ac9684e0451Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:13:04 GMTIslamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87493882372b43438e1b819289d5ca6bTOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsHostage situationsPrisoner exchangeWar and unrestKidnappingGovernment and politicsCrimeAmmanJordanTurkeyJapanIraqSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87493882372b43438e1b819289d5ca6bFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:16:07 GMTUS-backed Mexico dam project triggered protest, rare defeathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d557582b20994a6199012b5eda9d427aSANTA URSULA, Mexico (AP) — People in the hamlet of Santa Ursula began to worry when the logging started. In a few short weeks, more than a mile of densely forested riverbank was stripped from the Arroyo Sal to make way for heavy dredging equipment.By PETER ORSI and RONNIE GREENEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesDamsCulturesProduction facilitiesMunicipal governmentsProtests and demonstrationsExplosionsEnergy and the environmentIndustriesBusinessEnvironment and natureEnvironmentSocial affairsWater environmentCorporate newsLocal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestEnvironmental concernsAccidents and disastersUtilitiesEnergy industryMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d557582b20994a6199012b5eda9d427aFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:22:21 GMTPakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91386aadb14b48b78b1ee53a659e6bd9KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against insurgents.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMilitant groupsWar and unrestDiplomacyGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsAfghanistanPakistanCentral AsiaAsiaSouth Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91386aadb14b48b78b1ee53a659e6bd9Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:04:30 GMTSome doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine viewshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7cbbe4354844749b4b8bed8c8a80cfbLOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.By ALICIA CHANGaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksImmunizationsParentingPublic healthChild and teen healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsRelationshipsLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7cbbe4354844749b4b8bed8c8a80cfbFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:35:21 GMTSome businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl namehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00a1176e186c44e5904e51c9d45e572ePHOENIX (AP) — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission.By TERRY TANGaBusinessGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballTrademarksEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessFootballIntellectual propertyPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00a1176e186c44e5904e51c9d45e572eFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:44:31 GMTAP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddddb71359fe47178afa4c9a3bdf26feNEW YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of Etan's disappearance and the ensuing murder case:By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddddb71359fe47178afa4c9a3bdf26feFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:56:58 GMTMinnesota man pleads guilty in Gambia coup attempthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2070fbacd623405b8c5deba57b44315bMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsConspiracyLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesNational governmentsCoups d'etatPolitical activismCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPolitical issuesGambiaUnited StatesMinnesotaMinneapolisWest AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2070fbacd623405b8c5deba57b44315bFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:43:32 GMTTwin bombing at Baghdad market kills 8 peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4414b8e4dc64bc294cd22fd38d6bb9cBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a twin bombing at a crowded market in Baghdad has killed eight people.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4414b8e4dc64bc294cd22fd38d6bb9cFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:49:47 GMTBusinesses stay clear of using Super Bowl namehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e6ce18bb38b4975a90b01156e1c69aaPHOENIX (AP) — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission.By TERRY TANGaBusinessGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlSports marketingSports governanceProfessional footballIntellectual propertyTrademarksRestaurantsEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessFootballFood and drinkLifestylePhoenixArizonaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e6ce18bb38b4975a90b01156e1c69aaFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:04:38 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae64c785aaf449fabeb5d27e2edd9edf"We received no assurances from anyone that he is alive. We are waiting, just waiting." — Jawdat al-Kaseasbeh, brother of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held captive by Islamic State militants.By The Associated PressaGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae64c785aaf449fabeb5d27e2edd9edfFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:00:50 GMTSouth African government grants parole to apartheid-era death squad leader Eugene de Kockhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/112daed0dc9b488bb495cfd3f5870bf0JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African government grants parole to apartheid-era death squad leader Eugene de Kock.iGeneral newsGovernment grantsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/112daed0dc9b488bb495cfd3f5870bf0Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:00:20 GMTFor 1st time since '80, Hawks get 3 players in All-Star Gamehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/729e5ea8f92d4583a4fc08c2155a3f9eATLANTA (AP) — The Hawks keep reaping the rewards for their amazing season.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaNew York CityGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/729e5ea8f92d4583a4fc08c2155a3f9eFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:48:38 GMTFederal prosecutors drop 2 dozen stash house sting chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b89bd0e1c95a4cf395dc6b416c18ed88CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings involving fictional drug stash houses, a federal law enforcement technique critics contend amounts to entrapment and displays racial bias against minorities.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeRace and ethnicityArrestsCrimeNational courtsTheftSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b89bd0e1c95a4cf395dc6b416c18ed88Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:31:22 GMTScott Walker ramping up a national political operationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08569cdad9e243b0beddac24a442cda7WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting his focus to Washington, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expanding his political operation as he fights for early momentum in the increasingly crowded field of GOP White House prospects.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsIowaDistrict of ColumbiaWisconsinSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08569cdad9e243b0beddac24a442cda7Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:35:54 GMTFormer Bulgarian president dies at 79http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac64f7654b2d4e10be3cf5e8bf235c2fSOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Zhelyu Zhelev, a philosopher and communist-era dissident who became Bulgaria's first democratically elected president in 1990, died Friday, his family said. He was 79.iGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsBulgariaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac64f7654b2d4e10be3cf5e8bf235c2fFri, 30 Jan 2015 09:02:50 GMTKey Romney donors and longtime staffer moving toward Bushhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e76478ef8f0a447785214077f6413c2dDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Mitt Romney closes in on a decision about whether to again run for president, he does so without several major donors who supported him in the past and a veteran Iowa staffer — defections all to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.By THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLESaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsPolitical fundraisingState governmentsPolitical partiesElectionsFinancial servicesIndustriesBusinessPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaChicagoBeaumontUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoisTexashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e76478ef8f0a447785214077f6413c2dFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:34:04 GMTSick Serena cuts short practice on eve of Aussie Open finalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d5d552253224ec18fe6dce34e284fa4MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams cut short a practice on the eve of the Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova due to a cold she's been battling for the past week.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d5d552253224ec18fe6dce34e284fa4Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:31:28 GMTDoug Baldwin headlines group of unheralded receivershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef44cfe101d144169dd7e903614c1c90PHOENIX (AP) — Doug Baldwin led the Seattle Seahawks in catches and yards receiving.By ROB MAADDIsSportsSports transactionsNFL PlayoffsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballSports businessFootballEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef44cfe101d144169dd7e903614c1c90Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:44:39 GMTLakers stop 9-game skid, beat Bulls 123-118 in double OThttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d3e8c24f807408883ccc3b43d7846d7LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Los Angeles Lakers blew a nine-point lead in 70 seconds late in regulation, they certainly seemed to be careening straight toward another loss in overtime.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d3e8c24f807408883ccc3b43d7846d7Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:26:34 GMTExpert notes officers' threat perception in fatal shootingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/323c8a37fa8d47b8b15feaa525b477b4DENVER (AP) — It's unclear how a Denver police officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl was hurt, but an academic expert on police use of force says the threat perceived by the officer is critical in determining whether the shooting was justified.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/323c8a37fa8d47b8b15feaa525b477b4Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:29:29 GMTTeen who demanded airtime on Dutch TV in police custodyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a58a82118d014497b4da89e7534cddacTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old student carrying a fake pistol who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster and demanded airtime is in custody as police investigate his motives.iGeneral newsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a58a82118d014497b4da89e7534cddacFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:25:28 GMTRod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77a01aa253c54f5bb547121d18cd4d4aNEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsObituariesMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77a01aa253c54f5bb547121d18cd4d4aFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:26:02 GMTA sluggish start for Tiger Woods in Phoenixhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12f68d275b5445f7b40f3ca4adf3a624SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Four holes into his first tournament of the year, Tiger Woods already was 4-over par and 10 shots out of the lead in the Phoenix Open.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsSkiingMen's golfGolfPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12f68d275b5445f7b40f3ca4adf3a624Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:49:37 GMTRussian official: West aims to turn business against Kremlinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ceea7099bec4d98baffd9b7a1766c8aMOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian official has accusing a leading rating agency of trying to turn tycoons against the Kremlin.iBusinessGeneral newsNational governmentsEconomyGovernment and politicsRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ceea7099bec4d98baffd9b7a1766c8aFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:41:59 GMTHouse Democrats vow to explain their vision better in 2016http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35995d0cf2db45b8b69e571374485d56PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to cheer up House Democrats, urging them to keep battling for middle-class families even as they trumpet brighter news about jobs, energy production and other economic milestones.By CHARLES BABINGTONaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical partiesLegislatureEconomyPolitical organizationsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsIsraelUnited StatesPhiladelphiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35995d0cf2db45b8b69e571374485d56Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:37:32 GMTAPNewsBreak: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fae2009221cb479e89ed82c1d33b4585DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Kristi Strack and Dan Lafferty struck up an unusual relationship behind prison walls a decade ago.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeViolent crimeUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fae2009221cb479e89ed82c1d33b4585Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:31:50 GMTMattek-Sands, Safarova win Australian Open doubles titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b72ddd2f235c49b18250b9c2a85a7758MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the Australian Open women's doubles title in their first tournament as a combination, beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan and China's Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5) in Friday's final.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisEventsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b72ddd2f235c49b18250b9c2a85a7758Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:47:41 GMTWhat to watch at Aussie Open Saturday: No 1 vs No 2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3a692063bfd4de6921220f3018ce3dcMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It's been five years since Serena Williams won the last of her five Australian Open singles titles. Maria Sharapova's one and only trophy at Melbourne Park came in 2008 when she defeated Ana Ivanovic.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsTennisEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3a692063bfd4de6921220f3018ce3dcFri, 30 Jan 2015 09:08:17 GMTBelgian authorities detain 4 in anti-terror sweephttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66a4a6725c7d415b9febc8381bae1c99BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities have detained four suspects during an anti-terror sweep linked to the recruitment of potential jihadis to go fight in Syria.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsBelgiumWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66a4a6725c7d415b9febc8381bae1c99Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:17:08 GMTFederal prosecutors drop dozens of stash house sting chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a32d44754e640a68d10686d3b8f6f28CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings involving fictional drug stash houses, a federal law enforcement technique critics contend amounts to entrapment and displays racial bias against minorities.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeRace and ethnicityArrestsCrimeNational courtsTheftSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a32d44754e640a68d10686d3b8f6f28Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:45:16 GMTYour Top Plays for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f78c5ba87844ec691a82fae6fbf817bYour Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideBy The Associated PresssSportsSports mediaProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f78c5ba87844ec691a82fae6fbf817bFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:03:15 GMTJames Franco tries to move beyond "The Interview"http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc27b0525fb14d96aeb088a6be65745dPARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Almost two months after the hack heard 'round the world, James Franco is trying and ready to move past "The Interview."By LINDSEY BAHReArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalCelebrityEventsPark CityNorth KoreaUtahUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc27b0525fb14d96aeb088a6be65745dFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:49:56 GMTWhat red ink? As deficits dip, all sides seek more spendinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78379ce43eab4a1a8003c8d909c9e2ccWASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit.By JIM KUHNHENNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureAppropriationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78379ce43eab4a1a8003c8d909c9e2ccFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:39:06 GMTEgypt's IS affiliate claims Sinai attacks that killed 26http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3728b6cd98ed4538b872feadaff77edfEL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26 security officers.By ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesSocial mediaImprovised explosivesTerrorismMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptCairoMiddle EastGaza StripNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3728b6cd98ed4538b872feadaff77edfFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:18:00 GMTVinovich survives health scare to referee Super Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4ae49c1932a4d54a68992fdd19bbfddPHOENIX (AP) — One moment Bill Vinovich was lifting weights to stay in shape for the NFL season, the next he was on a hospital bed overhearing doctors say the next 48 hours would determine if he would live.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsNFL Super BowlEventsProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4ae49c1932a4d54a68992fdd19bbfddFri, 30 Jan 2015 09:11:21 GMTFeds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecrafthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/122bcb2e59d5413ebc57b6f771fbb6e1WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFugitivesArrestsCrimeLaw and orderFloridaWest Palm BeachUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/122bcb2e59d5413ebc57b6f771fbb6e1Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:03:10 GMTEkman-Larsson's floating goal sparks Coyotes over Leafs 3-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db7ca02c86f443278213e86fa3fbae08TORONTO (AP) — Oliver Ekman-Larsson's unlikely goal was a light moment in a difficult season for the Arizona Coyotes. It also was a rough break for Jonathan Bernier and the Toronto Maple Leafs.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsArizonaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db7ca02c86f443278213e86fa3fbae08Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:14:10 GMTOn Super Bowl Sunday, veggies are most popular foodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91744be070344dad939ff920c63e520fCHICAGO (AP) — While the gladiators of the NFL are clashing in Phoenix at the Super Bowl, the titans of food will be fighting for supremacy at spreads across the country.aFood and drinkGeneral newsSportsLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91744be070344dad939ff920c63e520fFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:17:16 GMTUS Skier Steven Nyman on a roll heading into world champshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa11572f4eaf474090abf67d19cd93f2Just before the season, American skier Steven Nyman made a $20,000 investment to bankroll a 30-something downhiller he believed could still be one of the best in the world.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsMen's skiingAlpine skiingFIS Alpine Skiing World ChampionshipsSkiingMen's sportsEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa11572f4eaf474090abf67d19cd93f2Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:53:09 GMT