FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 Mar 2015 03:50:11 -0800UK report: Spy agencies should seek female recruits online (AP) — British lawmakers say the country's intelligence agencies, which inspired James Bond, are not doing enough to promote real-life Jane Bonds.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 10:59:26 GMTBoko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps SOLO, Chad (AP) — Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started not long after an Islamic extremist group attacked her town in Nigeria. Her husband was nowhere to be found, and so she pulled her 4-year-old son onto her back and grabbed her two little girls by the hand.By KRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesWar and unrestHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNigeriaChadCameroonNigerWest AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 05 Mar 2015 11:28:02 GMTAttacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 8 people (AP) — Iraqi officials say separate attacks in the capital, Baghdad, have killed at least eight people and wounded over a dozen others.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 09:11:21 GMTMd shootings: Suspect's divorce petition dismissed this week, Md. (AP) — The man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland learned his petition for divorce was dismissed at the height of the shooting streak.By MEREDITH SOMERS and AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDivorce and separationsIntelligence agenciesMilitary intelligenceViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseNational securityMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 10:36:50 GMTNorth Korea plans to attend University Games in South Korea, South Korea (AP) — North Korea plans to send a team to this year's University Games in South Korea, organizers said Thursday.iGeneral newsSportsEducationWomen's sportsInternational relationsSummer Olympic gamesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsOlympic gamesEventsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 10:45:17 GMTLast Ebola patient to be released in Liberia, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia are preparing Thursday to discharge the last Ebola patient in the West African country.By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaSierra LeoneGuineaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 10:35:54 GMTGerman factory orders down more than expected in January (AP) — German factory orders, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy, dropped much further than expected in January, led by a big drop in demand from other eurozone countries.fBusinessEconomyManufacturing sector performanceGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 09:52:51 GMTChina stocks fall on growth target cut, Europe up before ECB KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday after China cut its economic growth target while European shares rose as investors awaited an ECB meeting that may provide more details on its massive stimulus program.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsEast AsiaChinaHong KongSingaporeEuropeAsiaGreater ChinaSoutheast Asia, 05 Mar 2015 09:43:08 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 relationsSyriaSaudi ArabiaYemenMiddle EastIranRiyadhUnited StatesJiddahSanaaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 08:44:32 GMTUkraine bans Russian media outlets from official events (AP) — Russian news agency Tass says that Russian media outlets are no longer granted access to official events in Ukraine.iGeneral newsMediaIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 10:02:48 GMTEuropean Central Bank faces questions on stimulus, Greece, Cyprus (AP) — The European Central Bank will face questions on the details of its bond-buying stimulus program when it holds a policy meeting and press conference Thursday.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesCyprusEuropeGreeceNicosiaWestern Europe, 05 Mar 2015 11:32:31 GMT'Superbug' infections hit another Los Angeles hospital ANGELES (AP) — A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of widely used medical scope.By ALICIA CHANGaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 11:08:33 GMTStrange circumstances surround gold heist on Interstate 95, N.C. (AP) — Details emerging from the theft of nearly $5 million in gold bars on an interstate highway indicate the heist was carefully planned and raise questions about who was involved other than the three armed robbers.By JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsCrimeTheftWilsonMiamiNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 05 Mar 2015 10:18:11 GMTSingapore court fines blogger for comments on gay sex cases (AP) — A Singapore court fined a prominent dissident blogger on Wednesday for questioning the timing of two constitutional challenges to the city-state's ban on gay sex.iGeneral newsBloggingOnline mediaMediaSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 08:57:28 GMTRussian NGO ousted from Gulag prison camp museum (AP) — An independent Russian organization says it has been ousted from the Gulag prison camp museum that it has run from 1992.iGeneral newsObituariesNon-governmental organizationsGovernment and politicsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 11:35:44 GMTSmoke report prompts emergency exit from plane in Denver (AP) — First, smoke was reported on an American Airlines flight after landing in Denver. Then passengers saw the cabin fill with a light haze.By COLLEEN SLEVINaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 10:45:00 GMTSouth African Airways refunds customers after bungle (AP) — It looked like a steal: $72 for a round-trip business class ticket on South African Airways between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.iGeneral newsOdditiesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 05 Mar 2015 09:59:49 GMTPoland asks US for IT data vital in eavesdropping probe, Poland (AP) — A prosecutor says that Poland has asked U.S. authorities to release data from an IT company's cloud that could be vital for the ongoing probe into a government eavesdropping scandal.iGeneral newsPolitical corruptionPolitical scandalsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesPolandWarsawEastern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 11:22:45 GMTCyprus group claims responsibility for 2 referee bombings, Cyprus (AP) — A new group has emerged in Cyprus to claim responsibility for two of five bomb attacks targeting soccer referees in the past year, police said Thursday.By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISiGeneral newsSportsBombingsCorruption in sportsMen's soccerSoccerMen's sportsCyprusNicosiaWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 09:58:29 GMTIndonesia rejects Australia offer of swap to stop executions, Australia (AP) — Indonesian officials said Thursday they will reject an Australian offer to swap prisoners as part of a last-ditch attempt to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad within days.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeSmugglingInternational relationsDeath penalty controversyPrisoner exchangeCrimeGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestCriminal punishmentLaw and orderIndonesiaAustraliaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 05 Mar 2015 11:40:42 GMTUtah LGBT anti-discrimination bill gets Mormon approval LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 20 years ago, Troy Williams was a young Mormon missionary who didn't know how he would reconcile his sexual preference with his faith when he came home to live in conservative Utah.By MICHELLE L. PRICEaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityWorkplace discriminationReligionState legislatureReligious issuesLegislationGender issuesGovernment and politicsSocial affairsSocial issuesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureState governmentsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 09:06:18 GMTLibya says 11 oil fields non-operational after IS attacks, Libya (AP) — Libya's state-run oil corporation has declared 11 oil fields in the country non-operational after attacks by suspected Islamic State militants, opting for a force majeure clause that exempts the state from contractual obligations.iBusinessGeneral newsLibyaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 10:54:35 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politics, 05 Mar 2015 10:52:40 GMTSingapore sentences 2 Germans to caning for vandalism (AP) — Singapore on Thursday sentenced two German men to three strokes of a rattan cane and nine months in prison after they were found guilty of vandalizing a public train carriage, according to court documents.By The Associated PressiGeneral newsVandalismCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 10:38:53 GMTUK's Cameron declines to take part in one-to-one debate (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron is refusing to take part in a head-to-head debate with the opposition leader Ed Miliband before the campaign for the general election.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsElectionsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 10:33:58 GMTAttack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history, South Korea (AP) — A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is only the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsDiplomacyEmbassiesSocial mediaInternational relationsPolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaPolitical issuesSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangNorth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 10:53:13 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 09:12:24 GMTWHO to test Ebola vaccine in Guinea, might stop outbreaks (AP) — The World Health Organization says it will soon start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the dreaded virus.iGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthUnited KingdomGuineaWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 10:21:50 GMTEx-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship (AP) — A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II says he recognizes photos taken of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.iGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 10:59:13 GMTIPhone 6's popularity drives Apple's China share to record, South Korea (AP) — A consumer survey showed the popularity of the iPhone 6 has driven Apple's market share in China to its highest ever while Samsung has continued to lose ground.By YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesChinaSouth KoreaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 10:25:06 GMTMyanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda, Myanmar (AP) — Police have cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a landmark pagoda in the heart of the old capital, Yangon.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEducationPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 11:09:09 GMTFederal offices in DC area close ahead of winter weather (AP) — The federal government says its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region.wGeneral newsWeatherSeasonal jobsWinter weatherCareersBusinessDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 09:18:00 GMTEx-Ukraine minister arrested in Spain for embezzlement (AP) — Spanish police have arrested former Ukraine finance minister Yuri Kolobov, who is accused of embezzling millions of euros in state funds.iGeneral newsEmbezzlementArrestsCrimeLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsUkraineSpainEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 05 Mar 2015 09:33:21 GMTTrial over hit song 'Blurred Lines' drawing to a close ANGELES (AP) — Marvin Gaye was part of the soundtrack of Pharrell Williams' life growing up, and the Grammy-winning singer-producer told a jury that he did not borrow from his idol's work to craft the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines."By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and order, 05 Mar 2015 09:14:39 GMTTemps drop at over 30 degrees ahead of next winter storm of the South was forecast to see temperatures drop 30 to 45 degrees in a 24-hour period thanks to yet another arctic cold front, according to the latest forecasts.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherCold wavesEmergency managementLegislatureGovernment and politicsMississippiStarkvilleBostonUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 05 Mar 2015 11:30:47 GMTActivists: Syrian barrel bombs kill at least 10 in Aleppo (AP) — Activists say government helicopter gunships have dropped bombs on the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 10 people and wounding many others.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 11:07:35 GMTIranian special operatives free diplomat abducted in Yemen, Iran (AP) — Iran said Thursday that a team of special operatives has freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen, a rare acknowledgement by Tehran of an intel operation carried out on foreign soil.By NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsInternational relationsKidnappingDiplomacyGovernment and politicsCrimeTehranYemenIranMiddle EastSanaa, 05 Mar 2015 09:16:18 GMTFlorida man brings neighbor's body to lawyer's office MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove to his lawyer's office claiming he'd killed the man in self-defense.aGeneral newsCrimeFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 11:12:31 GMTSpain sees energy deal as EU step to cut Russia dependence (AP) — Spain says that a new agreement to connect its energy networks with Portugal and France is a major step toward breaking Europe's dependence on Russian gas supplies.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesSpainEuropeFranceRussiaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 05 Mar 2015 10:10:47 GMTAlabama justices: Until high court rules, we're in charge, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance of federal authorities during the civil rights movement.By JAY REEVES and BILL BARROWaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsConstitutionsMarriageWeddingsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaUnited StatesBirminghamNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 09:58:49 GMTArt, fine wine: Thai auction puts police corruption on view (AP) — At a military base outside Bangkok, soldiers stand guard over Buddha statues, showcases of Rolex watches and some very expensive French wine — a $4,000 bottle of Petrus and choice vintages of Dom Perignon.By JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtortion and threatsMoney launderingPoliceCrimeArts and collectibles auctionsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsShoppingLifestyleThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 10:59:19 GMTCzechs honor 8 killed in shooting in southeastern town (AP) — The Czech Republic is honoring the victims of last week's deadly shooting attack in a small town restaurant.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCzech RepublicEastern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 11:07:22 GMTTurkish military jet crashes; 2 pilots killed, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military says a fighter jet has crashed during a training mission, killing its two pilots.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 09:51:40 GMTGiving up Flight 370 search would be bitter pill for many (AP) — She wakes up every morning and reaches for the smartphone on her nightstand, searching for the same jumble of letters and numbers that have consumed her life for a year: MH370. She scrolls through the news results, hoping for something — anything — that could explain what happened to her husband and the other 238 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370AccidentsAccidents and disastersEventsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAustraliaIndian OceanOceaniaMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 09:07:11 GMTWoman in Silicon Valley sex discrimination suit to testify FRANCISCO (AP) — The woman at the center of a sex discrimination lawsuit against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is set to take the stand in a case that has focused attention on the treatment of women in the high-tech and venture capital fields.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyWorkplace discriminationLegal proceedingsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFinancial servicesIndustriesLaw and orderGender issuesBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 05 Mar 2015 08:57:49 GMTIndia says it will act against BBC for airing banned film DELHI (AP) — India's home minister said Thursday that the government would act against the British Broadcasting Corporation after it ignored a court order and aired a documentary about a fatal gang rape in which one of the attackers blames the victim.By MUNEEZA NAQVIiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentViolent crimeDocumentariesCrimeMoviesGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomIndiaWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 11:23:55 GMTSF hospital performing kidney swap chain involving 12 people FRANCISCO (AP) — In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.aGeneral newsHealthOrgan donationHealth issuesOrgan transplantsDiagnosis and treatmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 09:50:25 GMTWHO to begin large-scale testing of Ebola vaccine in Guinea (AP) — The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the deadly virus.By MARIA CHENGiBusinessGeneral newsHealthScienceImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGuineaSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaUnited KingdomAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 05 Mar 2015 11:35:46 GMTChina lowers growth target, promises to open industries (AP) — China set a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyPersonal investingPersonal financeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureFinancial servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 10:30:44 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 08:49:15 GMT