FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Feb 2015 18:51:59 -0800Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.By KRISTEN GELINEAUhtGeneral newsScienceTechnologyDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370AccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsAustraliaMalaysiaOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 02:10:30 GMTCory Schneider's 33 saves lift Devils by Blue Jackets, 2-0, Ohio (AP) — Andy Greene scored, Travis Zajac added an empty-net goal, and Cory Schneider made 33 saves for his fourth shutout of the season to lead the New Jersey Devils past the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 on Saturday night.By RUSTY MILLERsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyColumbusOhioTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 01 Mar 2015 00:55:29 GMTLewis leads LPGA Thailand by a shot after 3rd-round 73, Thailand (AP) — American Stacy Lewis shot a 1-over 73 on Saturday in hot and humid conditions in the Honda LPGA Thailand to take a one-stroke lead over South Korea's Amy Yang into the final round.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 00:09:45 GMTIowa State stuns No. 3 Baylor 76-71, Iowa (AP) — Senior Fallon Ellis scored a career-high 18 points and unranked Iowa State stunned No. 3 Baylor 76-71 on Saturday, handing the Lady Bears their second straight loss after a 26-1 start.By LUKE MEREDITHsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsAmesIowaWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:59:40 GMTBiden welcomes pending passage Ukrainian economic plan (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming plans by the Ukrainian government to pass legislation next week to help stabilize the country's economy.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyLegislationBusinessLegislatureUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 23:36:23 GMTBrazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.By BRAD BROOKS and AMY FORLITIiGeneral newsArrestsCrimeReligionCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesBrazilRio de JaneiroUnited StatesMinnesotaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 00:35:16 GMTFrampton stops Avalos to keep IBF super bantam title, Northern Ireland (AP) — Carl Frampton stopped American challenger Chris Avalos in the fifth round to win his first defense of the IBF super bantamweight belt on Saturday.sSports, 01 Mar 2015 00:13:00 GMTTiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself CITY, Mo. (AP) — Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven people in a spasm of violence that ended when the gunman shot himself to death on a rural county road.By MARGARET STAFFORDaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:11:18 GMTHeat say Bosh has been released from hospital (AP) — Chris Bosh's first step toward recovery is complete. He's home.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 00:21:59 GMTFirm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was deceptive.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsWeight managementLaw and orderCorporate newsNutritionDiet and exerciseLifestyleCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:28:19 GMTWoman convicted in ex-Penn hoops star's death gets treatment, Pa. (AP) — The wife of a former University of Pennsylvania basketball standout found guilty but mentally ill in his stabbing death may soon be paroled to the state mental hospital for treatment.aGeneral newsSportsCelebrityLegal proceedingsBasketballCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crime, 28 Feb 2015 23:41:57 GMTChile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die, Chile (AP) — Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis.iGeneral newsEuthanasiaDeath and dyingHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 22:33:46 GMTAnthony Mason, rugged forward of 1990s Knicks, dies at 48 YORK (AP) — Anthony Mason's game was grit over glitz, more force than flash.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsObituariesMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 02:06:58 GMTRio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city's progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games — activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.By STEPHEN WILSON AND STEPHEN WADEiGeneral newsSportsProtests and demonstrationsWomen's sportsOlympic gamesEnvironmental activismSummer Olympic gamesEventsPolitical and civil unrestEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 22:53:57 GMTSwitzerland's Timea Bacsinszky wins Mexico Open, Mexico (AP) — Fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland won the Mexico Open on Saturday night for her second WTA Tour title, beating third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-0.sSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsMexicoSwitzerlandFranceNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 02:05:57 GMTEllis has big game as No. 8 Kansas rallies past Texas, 69-64, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis had 28 points and 13 rebounds in a brilliant performance, and eighth-ranked Kansas held on through a tense final minute to beat Texas 69-64 on Saturday night.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKansasLawrenceTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 00:29:31 GMTOfficer hospitalized after she's struck, dragged by car, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer was struck by a car and dragged for more than 30 feet early Saturday, then thrown into a parked car when the vehicle's driver swerved in a bid to escape, police said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:15:00 GMTTV SportsWatch — USA Indoor Championships, at BostonBy The Associated PresssWomen's sportsCollege sportsCollege basketballBasketballMen's golfWomen's basketballGolfProfessional soccerTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaSportsMen's sportsSoccerProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's soccerFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:33:40 GMTGolf Capsules BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Padraig Harrington is a 36-hole leader on the PGA Tour for the first time in nearly five years and he knows he has a long way to go.By The Associated PresssSportsWomen's golfMen's golfMen's sportsGolfWomen's sportsFloridaSouth AfricaThailandUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouthern AfricaAfricaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Feb 2015 22:46:22 GMTCavaliers' Irving to miss second game with shoulder injury (AP) — The Cavaliers will be without at least one All-Star on Sunday in Houston.By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballTexasClevelandOhioHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 01:16:51 GMTHomicide leads Arizona police to arrest man in 2 killings, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say a man arrested in a homicide that occurred Friday is also responsible for the killing of a homeless man last month.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:21:15 GMTChief Justise: Winslow leads No. 4 Duke past Syracuse 73-54, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Justise Winslow scored a season-high 23 points and No. 4 Duke routed Syracuse 73-54 on Saturday night for its ninth straight win.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsBasketballMen's sportsNorth CarolinaDurhamUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 02:22:04 GMTMexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking CITY (AP) — It's another big score for the Mexican government, which has been tearing through its list of most-wanted drug lords in recent years.By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderOrganized crimeSmugglingMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Mar 2015 00:20:50 GMTNadal to play Monaco in final of Argentina Open AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Rafael Nadal beat Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Saturday, setting up a final against Juan Monaco at the Argentina Open.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisArgentinaMonacoSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 02:09:57 GMTNo. 19 Baylor wins 4th in row, 78-66 over hurting No. 20 WVU, Texas (AP) — Taurean Prince scored 20 points, Rico Gathers had another double-double and No. 19 Baylor won its fourth consecutive game, leading throughout in a 78-66 victory over injury-plagued No. 20 West Virginia on Saturday.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWacoWest VirginiaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:19:55 GMTSilicon Valley shuttle drivers vote to unionize FRANCISCO (AP) — Shuttle drivers who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 00:37:55 GMTWichita St beats Northern Iowa to win Missouri Valley title, Kan. (AP) — Playing in front of a spirited crowd in one of the biggest home games in school history, Wichita State responded.By JEFFREY PARSONsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIowaWichitaSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth AmericaKansasMissouri, 28 Feb 2015 22:56:23 GMTChristie to Calif. Republicans: No rush to pick 2016 nominee, Calif. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors.By JULIET WILLIAMSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:09:51 GMTNo. 1 Kentucky beats No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 to clinch SEC, Ky. (AP) — Of all the impressive wins top-ranked Kentucky has collected in marquee games this season, Saturday's 84-67 dismantling of No. 18 Arkansas speaks a little louder than most.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsProfessional basketballKentuckyArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 01:43:53 GMTVenezuela officials detain, free 4 North Dakota missionaries North Dakota missionaries were released by Venezuelan authorities Saturday after being detained and questioned for several days, a pastor at their church said.By KEVIN BURBACHaGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaUnited StatesDevils LakeNorth DakotaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 01:35:46 GMTJindal: GOP leaders in Congress fear repealing health law BEACH, Florida (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday called congressional Republican leaders "fearful" of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.By THOMAS BEAUMONTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsHealth care policyGovernment policyPolitical organizationsFloridaBeaumontUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 01 Mar 2015 01:19:00 GMTBruins win 4-1, send Coyotes to 9th straight loss (AP) — Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist, helping the Boston Bruins send the Arizona Coyotes to their ninth straight loss, 4-1 on Saturday night.By KEN POWTAKsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBostonArizonaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 01:14:57 GMTMoody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities.By JASON KEYSERaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityMunicipal governmentsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsGovernment financeChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:02:05 GMTThunder's Russell Westbrook has surgery on cheekbone CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook had surgery to repair a fracture to his right cheek Saturday and the NBA's hottest player will miss at least a game.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsPortlandOklahoma CityOklahomaMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 00:53:31 GMTCanada border hours worry residents in small Alaska town, Alaska (AP) — Residents in a small southeast Alaska community are worried that overnight closure of the Canada border will hurt safety and the local economy.aGeneral newsAlaskaCanadaBritish ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 00:12:02 GMTMiller's 20 help No. 14 Princeton women beat Brown 79-67, N.J. (AP) — Michelle Miller had 20 points off the bench and No. 14 Princeton moved within a win of the all-time Ivy League record for best starts ever with a 79-67 win over Brown on Saturday night.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 01:08:30 GMTVenezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach.By HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsInternational relationsEmbassiesProtests and demonstrationsArrestsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeVenezuelaUnited StatesCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 02:05:16 GMTO'Malley points to financial regulation as a campaign issue BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering entering the Democratic presidential race, said Saturday that financial regulation needs to be at the forefront of the 2016 campaign and suggested big banks need to be broken up if they might harm the nation.By BRUCE SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsElectionsPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsNational electionsMyrtle BeachSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 02:09:43 GMTJeff Gordon takes a final spin at track that meant so much, Ga. (AP) — Jeff Gordon admired his latest retirement gift — a miniature race car for his two young children — and thanked the folks at Atlanta Motor Speedway for not going with the obvious choice.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:21:46 GMTVenezuela to limit US diplomat number, require tourist visas, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday that he will limit the number of U.S. diplomats allowed to work in Venezuela and also will require U.S. citizens to apply for visas if they want to visit.By HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsInternational relationsProtests and demonstrationsTravelDiplomacyPassports and visasGovernment and politicsLeisure travelPolitical and civil unrestLifestyleVenezuelaUnited StatesCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:27:05 GMTBlind dog rescued after being lost for 2 weeks in the cold, Alaska (AP) — A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester, Alaska, home during a cold snap has been reunited with her owner.aGeneral newsOdditiesCold wavesDogsWeatherMammalsAnimalsFairbanksAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:49:51 GMTMaldives opposition to protest until ex-leader freed, Sri Lanka (AP) — An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives said her party will press on with street protests until the government frees a former president and current opposition leader.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeMaldivesSouth AsiaSri LankaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 00:56:20 GMTMcClement scores 2 in Hurricanes' 5-3 win over Islanders, N.Y. (AP) — Jay McClement scored twice and Cam Ward made 21 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-3 on Saturday for their third straight win.By ALLAN KREDAsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 01:13:31 GMTJagr makes Florida debut in Panthers' win over Sabres, Fla. (AP) — Jaromir Jagr made his Florida debut and Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal with 5:58 left in the Panthers' 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.By PAUL GEREFFIsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:13:18 GMTBeavers earn Pac-12 season title with 73-55 win over Cal, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State finally gets to cut down the nets.By ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsOregonCorvallisCaliforniaSeattleUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashington, 01 Mar 2015 00:57:50 GMTJudge: Man competent for trial in killings of 3 at meeting, Pa. (AP) — A man charged with opening fire during a municipal meeting in Pennsylvania, killing three people, is competent to stand trial, a judge has ruled.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 00:12:34 GMTBrogdon's 19 lead No. 2 Virginia past Virginia Tech, 69-57, Va. (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points and No. 2 Virginia assured itself at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship with a 69-57 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:15:17 GMTIwundu's dunk gives Kansas St 70-69 win over No. 12 Iowa St, Kan. (AP) — Wesley Iwundu capped a 22-9 scoring run with a two-handed slam that gave Kansas State a 70-69 win over No. 12 Iowa State on Saturday and back-to-back Top 25 wins.sSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsManhattanKansasIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 23:56:53 GMTNo. 21 FGCU women top Jacksonville for 22nd-straight win MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kaniesha Atwater scored 29 on 11-of-14 shooting to help No. 21 Florida Gulf Coast women beat Jacksonville 78-47 Saturday night and win its school-record 22nd-consecutive game.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsFort MyersJacksonvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 02:06:15 GMTRand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second HILL, Md. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll.By JILL COLVINaGovernment and politicsPublic opinionPolitical partiesSocial affairsPolitical organizations, 01 Mar 2015 01:21:16 GMT