FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Feb 2015 10:07:25 -0800Virginia state House still mulling disgraced lawmaker's fate, Va. (AP) — Joseph D. Morrissey used to be one of the most outspoken members of Virginia's House of Delegates, a habitual speechmaker who gave a lengthy soliloquy on the House floor nearly every day.By ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsState legislaturePolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegislaturePolitical issuesVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 16:15:02 GMTPretrial meeting set on secret info in US Capitol plot case (AP) — A federal judge will meet with prosecutors and defense attorneys on how to handle classified information in the case of an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill federal officials and workers.aGeneral newsTerrorismNational courtsCrimeClassified informationWar and unrestNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryPolitical issuesCincinnatiUnited StatesOhioNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 17:30:19 GMTRed Bull, Williams, Mercedes launch their F1 cars for 2015, Spain (AP) — Red Bull and Williams have launched the Formula One cars they hope will be able to better compete with Mercedes when the new season starts in six weeks' time.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Feb 2015 15:29:42 GMTStorm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,000 Chicago flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some to rethink plans to attend Super Bowl parties.By SOPHIA TAREENaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015TrafficAir travel disruptionsPartiesEventsTransportationOccasionsLifestyleChicagoIllinoisConcordDes MoinesBostonMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth AmericaIowa, 01 Feb 2015 17:57:36 GMTLawyer fights $1M fine over banned testimony, mistrial (AP) — A single word of testimony at a medical-malpractice trial has cost a Pennsylvania lawyer a nearly $1 million fine she says threatens her home, her family and her small law firm.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsSmoking laws and regulationsLaw and orderGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 16:05:41 GMTThumbnails of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists (AP) — Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups. His two colleagues remain in prison. Here is a look at the biographies of the three:iGeneral newsJournalismJournalistsNews mediaMediaEgyptCairoMiddle EastEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Feb 2015 17:45:09 GMTPolice: Woman dials wrong number, offers detective drugs, N.M. (AP) — Police say a woman selling drugs made a big mistake that landed her in jail — she mistakenly called an Albuquerque police detective.aOdditiesDrug-related crimeCrimeGeneral newsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 16:54:59 GMTNorthern California chief's new approach revitalizes force, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police.By PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsPoliceProtests and demonstrationsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestCaliforniaFargoUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Dakota, 01 Feb 2015 16:19:54 GMT'How to Train Your Dragon 2' tops Annie Awards YORK (AP) — The DreamWorks sequel "How to Train Your Dragon 2" topped the 42nd Annie Awards, taking best feature at the annual honors for animation.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 01 Feb 2015 17:31:54 GMT'Sniper' shoots down Super Bowl weekend record with $31.9M YORK (AP) — "American Sniper" has shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever.By JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 01 Feb 2015 16:55:58 GMTAPNewsBreak: Obama ties foreign profits tax to public works (AP) — President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said.By JIM KUHNHENN and ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment programsEconomyLegislatureCorporate taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEconomic policyGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsCorporate newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 16:18:07 GMTA look at Egypt's Al-Jazeera English Trial (AP) — Here is a look at the major events in the arrest and trial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists imprisoned in Egypt for over a year:iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsJournalismCrimeLaw and orderNews mediaMediaEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Feb 2015 15:29:41 GMTHungarians protest against premier's dealings with Putin, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Budapest are demanding the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHungaryBudapestEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Feb 2015 17:14:21 GMTSheriff seeking 'person of interest' after 5 people killed, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a "person of interest" after five people were found slain inside a home in west Georgia.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLa GrangeGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 17:05:18 GMTPrison school's defenders say cuts would hurt mission, Vt. (AP) — Thousands of former inmates can claim the Community High School of Vermont as their alma mater, the place they received the education allowing them to become productive citizens upon their release from prison. But like any other school, the one run by the state's Department of Corrections is facing the prospect of big budget cuts.By DAVE GRAMaGeneral newsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsState governmentsVermontNewportUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 15:58:51 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Expletive warning at Murray final, Australia (AP) — There was a chance the Australian Open men's final could contain explicit language, and so came the warning.sSportsMen's tennisAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 01 Feb 2015 16:54:17 GMTA bunch of 5: Djokovic wins another Australian Open title, Australia (AP) — This was one occasion where Novak Djokovic couldn't really empathize with Andy Murray, his long-time friend.By JOHN PYEsSportsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's tennisAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 01 Feb 2015 16:39:45 GMTPregnant smokers persuaded to quit with free diapers, Ohio (AP) — Pregnant smokers in one northeast Ohio county can get free diapers in exchange for permanently kicking the habit through a new health program.aGeneral newsSmokingPublic healthHealthOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 17:27:00 GMTVettel fastest on 1st day of pre-season F1 testing, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest lap for Ferrari on the first day of pre-season Formula One testing, while last year's championship runner-up Nico Rosberg clocked a massive 157 laps.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneSpainMelbourneWestern EuropeEuropeAustraliaOceania, 01 Feb 2015 17:53:24 GMTNew York Giants matriarch Ann Mara dies at 85 RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ann Mara, the matriarch of the NFL's New York Giants for the past 60 years, has died. She was 85.By TOM CANAVANaGeneral newsSportsObituariesProfessional footballNFL Super BowlNFL PlayoffsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFootballEventsNew YorkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 17:51:44 GMTUkraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-backed separatists kept up their assault Sunday on a railway hub in eastern Ukraine, the fiercest battle in fighting that the government said has killed 13 of its troops and wounded 20 others over the last day.By YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineBelarusDonetskRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Feb 2015 16:19:04 GMTBomb on bus in central Damascus kills 7, Syria (AP) — A bomb placed on a bus ferrying Lebanese pilgrims around Shiite holy sites in Damascus exploded Sunday, killing at least seven people, according to Syrian activists and Lebanese media.By ALBERT AJIiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsTransportationSyriaDamascusLebanonMiddle East, 01 Feb 2015 15:02:30 GMTAl-Jazeera welcomes Egypt's release of reporter Peter Greste, presses for colleagues' freedom, Qatar (AP) — Al-Jazeera welcomes Egypt's release of reporter Peter Greste, presses for colleagues' freedom.iGeneral newsQatarMiddle East, 01 Feb 2015 15:13:20 GMTGreek finance chief seeks European support for new debt deal (AP) — Greece's finance minister is holding talks in Paris on Sunday amid high tensions with international creditors, as his country's new leftist leadership seeks European backing to renegotiate huge debts.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceFranceEuropeParisWestern Europe, 01 Feb 2015 16:34:56 GMTAsians slower to seek immigration protection ANGELES (AP) — Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama's reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community advocates are ramping up efforts to reach thousands more who are eligible for his expanded immigration plan.By AMY TAXINaGeneral newsImmigrationGovernment programsSocial issuesSocial affairsHigher educationEducationGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 16:04:41 GMTBiographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists (AP) — Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups. His two colleagues remain in prison. Here is a look at the biographies of the three:iGeneral newsJournalismJournalistsNews mediaMediaEgyptCairoMiddle EastEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Feb 2015 17:54:57 GMTCourt invader interrupts Australian Open men's final, Australia (AP) — A protester was tackled on court by a security guard during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a brief delay in play during the second set.iGeneral newsSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 01 Feb 2015 15:46:15 GMTForget Wimbledon, Andy Murray's new burden is in Australia, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray now has another burden to bear, and it's not in Britain.By JOCELYN GECKERsSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWimbledon ChampionshipsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 01 Feb 2015 16:43:47 GMTMarathon bombing defense likely to focus on dead brother (AP) — The best chance to save the life of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be to put his dead brother on trial.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBoxingCrimeIslamismBombingsEventsLaw and orderSportsGovernment and politicsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Feb 2015 17:26:31 GMTMcIlroy wins Dubai Desert Classic, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An unrelenting Rory McIlroy secured his second Dubai Desert Classic title in six years with a 2-under 70 in the final round to win by three shots on Sunday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle East, 01 Feb 2015 15:02:48 GMTSteven Tyler headlines Rolling Stone party on Super Bowl eve, Ariz. (AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler charged up a frenzied crowd on the eve of the Super Bowl that features his beloved New England Patriots.By JOSH HOFFNEReArts and entertainmentSportsCelebrityMusicProfessional footballNFL Super BowlEntertainmentFootballEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 15:56:56 GMTKanye West, Rihanna rock 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 15:59:15 GMTDan River recovering after coal ash spill as fines weighed, N.C. (AP) — A year after the sudden collapse of an old drainage pipe triggered the third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history, regulators say they are still working to determine how much to fine the nation's largest electricity company.By MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISSaGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsRivers and streamsEnvironmentGovernment regulationsWater environmentMarine biologyEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsBiologyScienceOceanographyRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 16:19:32 GMTImmigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved ANTONIO (AP) — Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved.By SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesSan AntonioMexicoTexasNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Feb 2015 16:20:17 GMTSpain: 400 migrants repelled after storming border fence (AP) — Spain says 400 African migrants tried to storm border fences separating its North African enclave Melilla from Morocco and has warned of a buildup in numbers across the frontier.iGeneral newsSpainMoroccoWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Feb 2015 14:59:13 GMTExtremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar shells on the ground.By HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsRebellions and uprisingsNigeriaCameroonWest AfricaChadAfricaCentral Africa, 01 Feb 2015 14:58:06 GMTJordan renews swap offer to free pilot held by Islamic State, Jordan (AP) — Jordan renewed an offer Sunday to swap an al-Qaida prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the Islamic State group, a day after a video purportedly showed the militants beheading a Japanese hostage.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsHostage situationsMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestJordanAmmanSyriaMiddle East, 01 Feb 2015 15:27:16 GMTBoston bid has New England states dreaming of Olympic gold, R.I. (AP) — If Boston successfully lands the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, some of its New England neighbors hope all that gold, silver and bronze adds up to green.By JENNIFER McDERMOTT and RIK STEVENSaGeneral newsSportsTennisSummer Olympic gamesState governmentsOlympic gamesTransportationGovernment and politicsEventsProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesRhode IslandProvidenceNewportConnecticutHartfordNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 16:28:32 GMTAfter perfect January, Hawks look to make it 20 in a row (AP) — After a far-from-perfect performance, the Atlanta Hawks head into February with the NBA's best record and savoring a bit of NBA history as the first team to go 17-0 within a calendar month.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 17:10:21 GMTHuckabee compares gay marriage to alcohol, profanity (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said gay marriage is akin to alcohol and profanity — options he says are appealing to others but not to him.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsChristianityMusicMarriageLanguagePolitical partiesFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesReligionEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 01 Feb 2015 17:57:00 GMTSelf-styled 'seer' faces murder trial for death he foretold, Kan. (AP) — The leader of a Kansas commune that prosecutors say lived off of insurance payouts following the deaths of group members is set to stand trial for murder in the 2003 drowning of one of them — a young mother whose death he allegedly foretold weeks before it happened.By ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeAccidentsCrimeCriminal investigationsLaw and orderAccidents and disastersKansasWichitaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 15:48:15 GMTWalker open to sending troops to fight Islamic State group (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he is open to sending U.S. troops to the Middle East to combat Islamic State fighters, but the potential Republican contender for 2016 presidential nomination isn't calling for them immediately.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 15:33:10 GMTEgypt deports Australian Al-Jazeera reporter (AP) — Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt on Sunday after the president approved his deportation following more than a year behind bars in a case that was widely condemned by rights groups, officials said.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsCrimeLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Feb 2015 15:44:30 GMTEgypt releases Australian Al-Jazeera reporter (AP) — Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt on Sunday on a flight to Cyprus after being released from prison, following an apparent approval of the Australian journalist's deportation from the country's president, officials said.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Feb 2015 15:04:11 GMTToddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun, N.M. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 16:34:55 GMTFlash floods hit Greece, Albania, force evacuations, Greece (AP) — Flash floods caused by heavy rains have hit northwestern Greece and southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers Sunday and destroying a famous 18th-century stone bridge.By DEMETRIS NELLAS and LLAZAR SEMINIiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseGreeceAlbaniaAthensWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 01 Feb 2015 15:23:33 GMTPope to visit Sarajevo to boost 'brotherhood and peace' CITY (AP) — Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he will visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, in hopes of boosting efforts toward brotherhood in the country that was ravaged by war two decades ago.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsBosnia and HerzegovinaVatican CitySarajevoEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Feb 2015 15:05:55 GMTCulturally sensitive palliative care represents new approach LINN, Ore. (AP) — When doctors diagnosed Pilar Alcantara with advanced breast cancer, she felt lost and intimidated.By GOSIA WOZNIACKAaGeneral newsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentRace and ethnicityHispanicsSelf-improvementSocial issuesSocial affairsLifestylePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Feb 2015 16:41:07 GMTAl-Jazeera welcomes Egypt's release of reporter, Qatar (AP) — Al Jazeera says it is pleased that Australian reporter Peter Greste has been released from an Egyptian prison and is demanding that authorities now release two of its other correspondents still behind bars.iGeneral newsQatarMiddle EastCyprusEgyptWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Feb 2015 15:26:43 GMTToboggan Championships offer a swift, snowy thrill ride feet up, tobogganing newbies suddenly appreciate the gravity of their situation: They're about to approach 40 mph on something that looks like it belongs on an old fashioned postcard.By PATRICK WHITTLEaGeneral newsSportsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCanadaNetherlandsNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Feb 2015 16:51:52 GMT