FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:15:11 -08:00Graffiti found at 4 popular monuments in Washington, DChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a87be15d41c94a52be543b09be5805bdTue, 21 Feb 2017 23:08:25 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at four memorials in Washington.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a87be15d41c94a52be543b09be5805bdDozens rescued from rising waters in San Jose neighborhoodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1280e566ede4761863e581415a49987Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:08:31 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats carrying dozens of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1280e566ede4761863e581415a49987Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelineshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f5b2ad840984801a4265d2b6587d7e4Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:30:55 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f5b2ad840984801a4265d2b6587d7e44 men being tried in second Oregon standoff trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcb0755a43394d3eb641233a355ec75eTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:52:53 GMTPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal prosecutors who failed to convict Ammon Bundy returned to court Tuesday to try four lesser-known men who followed Bundy's call to take a hard stand against the government and occupy a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcb0755a43394d3eb641233a355ec75eQuestions immigrants must answer to become citizenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a522ab4cfdfb41228540271a74b259bcTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:37:16 GMTImmigrants who want to become citizens must go through a long list of requirements, including passing a 10-question civics test.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a522ab4cfdfb41228540271a74b259bcFigures on government spending and debthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b0852da9acc4c3795f0976ada0e98d4Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:12:26 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b0852da9acc4c3795f0976ada0e98d4Bank robber gets life sentence for using hostage as shieldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfedcf7fe66741be80aa389ca0fe2e1cTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:36:57 GMTFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who used a woman he took hostage as a human shield from police gunfire after a deadly bank robbery and car chase was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison in an emotional hearing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfedcf7fe66741be80aa389ca0fe2e1cLowe's announces layoffs for more than 500 full-time workershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71e11df35d344f72bd1ab26d0490c7b3Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:42:17 GMTMOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Home improvement retailer Lowe's has announced its second round of layoffs in just over a month, saying more than 500 full-time corporate employees companywide will lose their jobs.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71e11df35d344f72bd1ab26d0490c7b3Mexico's central bank to offer peso coverage contractshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6ee54d9631e4ad8a9f953c6612d8a0aTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:28:55 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank says it will sell $20 billion in peso coverage contracts to cushion the risk of holding the country's currency.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6ee54d9631e4ad8a9f953c6612d8a0aBusiness Highlightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4dab7b31ce1471c930b2b8dee548bcfTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:34:28 GMT____http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4dab7b31ce1471c930b2b8dee548bcfHow major US stock market indexes fared on Tuesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af84a7529fe84cf2a7b0e6cc4fbea500Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:48:41 GMTStocks again broke records Tuesday as investors came back from a long weekend hungry for deals. While Kraft Heinz and Unilever couldn't complete a proposed $143 billion mega-merger, food and household goods makers rose as investors bet that other deals are coming.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af84a7529fe84cf2a7b0e6cc4fbea500Former Auburn coach eyes Alabama governor's mansionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/793f9de905bc427a9ed82a8371058742Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:44:21 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering running for Alabama governor in 2018.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/793f9de905bc427a9ed82a8371058742Prep school grad in court for hearing on possible new trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d39f0621819b4ef5bfb44d021403e639Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:03:13 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prep school graduate convicted of using a computer to lure an underage girl for sex returned to court Tuesday for a hearing on whether his lawyers damaged his case.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d39f0621819b4ef5bfb44d021403e639Trump denounces anti-Semitism; newly forceful condemnationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbc452e54e324b299ba6e0e9eba34768Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:54:49 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as "painful reminders" of lingering prejudice and evil, his first full-throated comments on the rise of anti-Semitic venom after pressure for him to speak out forcefully.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbc452e54e324b299ba6e0e9eba34768Trump pick as security adviser is nod toward pragmatismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75fa2b4e28664404b792b965823f759cTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:31:40 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and an inner circle of advisers determined to implement them.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75fa2b4e28664404b792b965823f759cUkraine backs more sanctions against Russia in passport spathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df6299c711f241f8bfce3989d2e1c4c0Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:27:04 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's president called Tuesday for new sanctions against Russia over its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine, while the Kremlin accused Ukraine of denying vital documents to people in the rebel regions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df6299c711f241f8bfce3989d2e1c4c0Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a993f9a6972f4fb8920bb2c61381f7e8Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:24:47 GMTUNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vandals have damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis, leaving the region's Jewish community shaken and anxious.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a993f9a6972f4fb8920bb2c61381f7e8Americans killed in Australian plane crash were avid golfershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/568df4fc205242289f7c89fc1cdd84bbTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:16:26 GMTDALLAS (AP) — Four American tourists were pursuing their passion for golf during a weekslong trip to Australia when they were killed Tuesday after a light plane carrying them on an offshore excursion crashed into a suburban Melbourne shopping mall and burst into flames, said Australian officials and a family member of one victim.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/568df4fc205242289f7c89fc1cdd84bbThe Latest: Evacuees take photos, clothes as water riseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c926a1470cb34beeb88b4f0820be959aTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:20:44 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the storms in California (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c926a1470cb34beeb88b4f0820be959aStates that have gone decades without a lawmaker pay raisehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0d5d8486c02499786195f7a57ede709Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:36:34 GMTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Most state legislatures have at least some control over setting their own salaries, though many haven't raised it for years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0d5d8486c02499786195f7a57ede709Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthoodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1a8b98c00e54b31bcf38fd27e8f3d5dTue, 21 Feb 2017 23:02:21 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1a8b98c00e54b31bcf38fd27e8f3d5dEPA head's emails with energy companies to be releasedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b67161a3df804c14b802eb6be21e782fTue, 21 Feb 2017 23:03:23 GMTOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma attorney general's office says it has complied with a judge's order to surrender documents related to new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt's communications with energy companies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b67161a3df804c14b802eb6be21e782fJudge orders government to identify Jan. 28-29 travelershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d37313e27c62447ca5b986f527724739Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:44:50 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge says the government must identify approved refugees, valid visa holders and other legal travelers subjected to Republican President Donald Trump's travel ban for a day after a judge ruled against it last month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d37313e27c62447ca5b986f527724739Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump ruleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3f9be5740a04a6aa26243cf83eea864Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:40:13 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3f9be5740a04a6aa26243cf83eea864Iowa's top attorney wants to be excused from union lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96a5f70f95a04279a202b65acb30f7b9Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:26:59 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's top attorney wants an outside lawyer to defend a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public sector workers, saying in a letter released Tuesday that he wants to avoid a potential conflict of interest.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96a5f70f95a04279a202b65acb30f7b9McAuliffe vetoes bill cutting abortion clinics' fundinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59114717574249ada7ea278af79be59fTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:33:11 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that would have restricted funding for Planned Parenthood clinics.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59114717574249ada7ea278af79be59fMahut beats 5th-seeded Zverev, while 6th-seeded Gasquet winshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae63310d08ad4fe98847733beadf0c39Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:52:11 GMTMARSEILLE, France (AP) — French veteran Nicolas Mahut beat German teen Alexander Zverev 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) to reach the second round of the Open 13 on Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae63310d08ad4fe98847733beadf0c39Deadline to leave pipeline protest camp won't be extendedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e488a14154134b6782ee5288ca635120Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:24:50 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e488a14154134b6782ee5288ca635120Identifying the best in golf not as easy as 10 years agohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/723c0f678ed84f06acf235d7b24a8624Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:04:51 GMTPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Imagine the best players in golf competing at the absolute top of their games.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/723c0f678ed84f06acf235d7b24a8624Authorities say nails purposely placed on popular NC trailhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/625ea016bbf34dd7ba6b3bf9608aa15cTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:59:12 GMTSYLVA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have closed a popular North Carolina park after a runner impaled his foot on a nail that they believed was purposely placed.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/625ea016bbf34dd7ba6b3bf9608aa15cTop 2 CSX executives retiring, railroad lays off 1,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f901cb3fcf6749af92ec3dffd0ccf574Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:31:21 GMTOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top two CSX executives will retire this spring, and the railroad plans to lay off roughly 1,000 management employees next month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f901cb3fcf6749af92ec3dffd0ccf574Once under fire, Pitino, Gophers surging toward NCAA Tourneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9da5f1cd539f4180b4b1a2e56b89fa0fTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:42:12 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This time a year ago, Richard Pitino was at the center of a storm in Minnesota. The Golden Gophers were a disaster on the court and a distraction off of it, on their way to a two-win Big Ten season in his third year on the job.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9da5f1cd539f4180b4b1a2e56b89fa0fTrump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7efca1ae63bb45adac89718244e26aa3Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:04:55 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7efca1ae63bb45adac89718244e26aa3Evidence of rising anti-Semitism, but data mostly elusivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8ce1a13f6ef4e0fa2434f8d484a3120Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:23:43 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — Has anti-Semitism accompanied Donald Trump's rise to power? Some organizations that monitor hate groups and hate crimes believe so, noting a rash of recent incidents. But data is elusive, and the president's supporters note his family connection — a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren — and his comments this week condemning hate and prejudice.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8ce1a13f6ef4e0fa2434f8d484a3120South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92a072786a4a402a8591878274ffb74eTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:08:15 GMTPIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92a072786a4a402a8591878274ffb74eState lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a70d9cccb732494aa24afa4b02da1e81Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:28:42 GMTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a70d9cccb732494aa24afa4b02da1e81Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/872d05a237254aada392865107e5ad81Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:46:38 GMTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri native who said he wanted to participate in a terrorist attack that would cause many deaths and injuries is charged with helping plan a Presidents Day attack on buses, trains and a train station in Kansas City, federal officials said Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/872d05a237254aada392865107e5ad81Maple syrup producers face challenges in warming worldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a18c30e64154380be468675b5b4289eTue, 21 Feb 2017 23:01:56 GMTDURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a18c30e64154380be468675b5b4289eMLB may make unilateral rule changes for 2018http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a50d85f0a44a427a9ebaa3ac983d89a7Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:15:39 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to give the players' association the required one-year advance notice that would allow management to unilaterally change the strike zone, install pitch clocks and limit trips to the pitcher's mound starting in 2018.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a50d85f0a44a427a9ebaa3ac983d89a7Mexico official apologizes to 3 jailed indigenous womenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c9adc1cb37f4727ad754ac6c1a8a50bTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:58:11 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's attorney general has formally apologized to three indigenous women who were jailed for years on kidnapping charges that were later dismissed.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c9adc1cb37f4727ad754ac6c1a8a50bSupreme Court rejects Alabama inmate's death row appealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f82da276eb48467eb98f28e00523d96bTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:57:11 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama can again try to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for 30 years and had seven execution dates postponed, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f82da276eb48467eb98f28e00523d96bFloods that saturated Louisiana also damaged its seed ricehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ef266121c8142b785230becac8cc883Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:17:09 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The floods that inundated Louisiana in August also damaged rice harvested as seed for this year's planting.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ef266121c8142b785230becac8cc883Wal-Mart keeps working to make inroads against Amazonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2f7c7d93bfb49138e92c339fef0a6abTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:11:01 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2f7c7d93bfb49138e92c339fef0a6abLawmakers urge VA to explain rising cases of drug thefthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c61917e9f5c54b4fbeb604ec57bc36b3Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:24:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The heads of two congressional committees said Tuesday they want the Department of Veterans Affairs to better explain its efforts to stem drug theft and loss in light of rising cases of missing prescriptions and other unauthorized use at VA hospitals.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c61917e9f5c54b4fbeb604ec57bc36b32 more dead after Guinea announces deal with teacher unionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dccbcecc93134e33983f2ce9e84d2056Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:14:01 GMTCONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Two more people died Tuesday in demonstrations supporting striking teachers after Guinea's government announced an agreement with the country's two largest teacher unions on ending walkouts that have closed schools since the beginning of the month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dccbcecc93134e33983f2ce9e84d2056The Latest: Trump 'saddened' by death of Russian diplomathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81ee3d5beeff407186df54d12efd1423Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:39:13 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81ee3d5beeff407186df54d12efd1423Only 1 of 5 suspects faces death penalty in machete slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2147ab2ed924a7988107b3cb4c96683Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:05:39 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida say they will seek the death penalty only for the ringleader in the machete slaying of a vocational school student.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2147ab2ed924a7988107b3cb4c96683Macy's profit falls nearly 13 percent as sales drophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dec98c60256b453ab34ef075778b802aTue, 21 Feb 2017 21:42:21 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped nearly 13 percent as results were dragged down by lower sales, store closures and other costs.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dec98c60256b453ab34ef075778b802aWells Fargo fires 4 senior managers in sales scandal inquiryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5cdd7c7d7f140d2bff45bceb0924421Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:37:06 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo's board of directors fired four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank's sales practices scandal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5cdd7c7d7f140d2bff45bceb0924421AP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfe298a59d5646c1bdd6a5b8f57e285eTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:58:44 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal judge blocks Texas from cutting off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over 2015 anti-abortion videos.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfe298a59d5646c1bdd6a5b8f57e285e