FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Mar 2015 07:01:04 -0800Israel's Netanyahu heads to Washington for Congress speech AIRPORT, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program in a contentious address to the U.S. Congress, which he said he is delivering out of concern for Israel's security.By ARON HELLERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelIranDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 13:04:29 GMTJoint birthday party for NY couple married 82 years VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their combined ages will be 212.aGeneral newsOdditiesBirthdaysCouplesPartiesOccasionsLifestyleRelationshipsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 13:54:06 GMTMyanmar captures 9th rare white elephant, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region.iGeneral newsScienceAnimalsElephantsWildlifeMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLand environmentMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 07:47:04 GMTPope prays with thousands for kidnap victims in Syria, Iraq CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has led tens of thousands of people in prayer in St. Peter's Square for Christians and others who have been kidnapped or are victims of other "intolerable brutality" in Syria and Iraq.iGeneral newsChristianityKidnappingReligionSocial affairsCrimeSyriaVatican CityIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 11:40:39 GMTWhat's on deck today at spring training to watch for today at spring training:By The Associated PresssSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 01 Mar 2015 09:38:45 GMTThousands to march in Moscow to mourn slain Boris Nemtsov (AP) — Thousands were converging Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.By LYNN BERRYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 12:02:14 GMTMissing teen with Asperger's visiting from Sweden is found YORK (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old Swedish boy with Asperger's syndrome who disappeared from a fast food restaurant in New York City has been found.aGeneral newsMissing personsDevelopmental disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthChild and teen healthNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 13:04:14 GMTWidow of murdered spy blames Russian govt for new killing (AP) — The widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko thinks the Russian government may have been involved in the murder of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 01 Mar 2015 12:35:51 GMTHigh court case threatens independent electoral map drawers (AP) — In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries.By MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsVoting districtsElectionsLegislatureState governmentsPolitical partiesUnited States CensusCensusesPolitical organizationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsEventsDemographicsSocial affairsArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 13:08:59 GMTThousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov (AP) — Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," thousands of Russians marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.By LAURA MILLS and LYNN BERRYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeNational governmentsRussiaCrimeaMoscowSaint PetersburgUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 14:07:40 GMTMyanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.iGeneral newsScienceAnimalsElephantsWildlifeMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLand environmentMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaThailandAsia, 01 Mar 2015 11:45:07 GMTAmy Yang wins Honda LPGA Thailand, Thailand (AP) — Amy Yang of South Korea won her second career women's tour title at the Honda LPGA Thailand at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course on Sunday.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 11:57:53 GMTAfghan avalanches, flooding death toll rises to near 250, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan provincial official says that the death toll from a massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to 198 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and rescue teams were able to reach remote villages that have been cut off for almost a week.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsWeatherAccidents and disastersFloodsNatural disastersAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 13:32:41 GMTKearney finishes 3rd to secure 6th overall moguls title, Japan (AP) — Hannah Kearney of the United States finished third in Sunday's freestyle World Cup dual moguls event to clinch her sixth overall moguls title.iGeneral newsSportsFreestyle skiingSkiingWomen's skiingWomen's sportsMen's skiingMen's sportsJapanCanadaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 09:01:32 GMTNo injuries as small fire erupts by Disneyland attraction, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a small fire erupted late Saturday night near a Disneyland attraction, but it was put out by park firefighters and no one was hurt.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 07:42:31 GMTTop-ranked Lydia Ko wins New Zealand Women's Open, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko won the New Zealand Women's Open on Sunday for her second straight victory.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfNew ZealandOceania, 01 Mar 2015 07:40:52 GMTFenninger leads after 1st leg of Alpine combined World Cup, Bulgaria (AP) — Anna Fenninger of Austria won the opening stage of the women's Alpine combined World Cup race in fog-hit Bansko on Sunday.sSportsAlpine skiingWomen's skiingSkiingWomen's sportsBulgariaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 12:10:30 GMTMigrants flock to EU door along Serbia's border with Hungary THE SERBIA-HUNGARY BORDER (AP) — Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel.By MARKO DROBNJAKOVICiGeneral newsHungarySerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 01 Mar 2015 10:47:51 GMTHong Kong rally against Chinese shoppers turns chaotic KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police used pepper spray Sunday to break up scuffles between protesters demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers and villagers from a border town.iBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 11:02:11 GMTUN: Iraq violence kills at least 1,100 in February (AP) — The U.N. mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsReligious strifeMilitant groupsWar casualtiesWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 08:57:10 GMTCrowd kills girl suspected to be a suicide bomber in Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses and police say a crowd at a northeastern Nigerian market beat to death a teenage girl accused of being a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze.iGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeTerrorismWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Mar 2015 13:37:30 GMTPolice: Man whose license suspended 41 times nabbed again, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man whose license has been suspended 41 times has been nabbed again.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and order, 01 Mar 2015 14:46:58 GMTLate-winter storms spread across areas of Southwest ANGELES (AP) — Parts of California were getting a welcome dose of rain and snow from a storm system moving through the state, while late-winter weather dumped snow elsewhere in the Southwest.Associated PressaGeneral newsStormsWinter weatherWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCaliforniaAlbuquerqueFort WorthDallasIowaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew MexicoTexas, 01 Mar 2015 09:09:44 GMTSmall SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things this year at the Geneva International Motor Show this year. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life.By DAVID McHUGHhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsGenevaGermanyEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 01 Mar 2015 10:22:02 GMTCrowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market.By SHEHU SAULAWAiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestCrimes against childrenCrimeTerrorismNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Mar 2015 14:26:58 GMTPalestinian activist: boycott of Israeli products begins, West Bank (AP) — Most West Bank shops no longer carry the products of six major Israeli food companies, as a boycott triggered by rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions is taking hold, a boycott leader said Sunday.By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsBoycottsGovernment payPolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPolitical issuesPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 14:15:18 GMTAstronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out for the third time in just over a week Sunday to complete an extensive, tricky cable job at the International Space Station.By MARCIA DUNNaGeneral newsScienceSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 13:32:34 GMTPope to Venezuelans: work together for common good, dialogue CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging Venezuelans to pull together for the common good of their nation after the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy during an anti-government protest.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsReligionPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial affairsVatican CityVenezuelaWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Mar 2015 12:13:06 GMTEmirates refers case of mall stabbing suspect to top court, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates attorney general says the case of a woman accused of stabbing an American teacher to death in an Abu Dhabi mall restroom has been referred to the country's Federal Supreme Court, where she will face multiple charges, including for terrorism-related offenses.iGeneral newsViolent crimeBombingsCrimeUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 11:49:07 GMTCCTV video may show missing British girls in Istanbul (AP) — A Turkish television station says it has obtained video showing three missing British teenagers at an Istanbul bus terminal before they boarded a bus to a city near Turkey's border with Syria.iGeneral newsMissing personsTelevisionMediaTurkeyIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 14:35:16 GMTEmails suggest 'Jihadi John' had suicidal thoughts (AP) — Newly published emails suggest the man who became known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts before leaving Britain for Syria.iGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 13:14:04 GMTCongress' dysfunction not limited to Homeland Security fight (AP) — Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureSmall business financingChild and teen healthGovernment-funded health insuranceNational securityIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsInternational tradeEconomySmall businessHealthGovernment programsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 12:55:55 GMTPrince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William stood atop a hill in northeastern Japan on Sunday, and stretched below him was barren land known as the "Bay of Destruction," which was swept by a tsunami four years ago.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsInternational relationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersGovernment and politicsJapanUnited KingdomEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 09:17:18 GMTEgypt's president in Saudi Arabia for talks with new king, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi arrived Sunday to Saudi Arabia for his first bilateral policy meeting with the country's new king ahead of a conference aimed at shoring up financial support from wealthy Gulf states for Egypt's battered economy.By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited Arab EmiratesEgyptSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastTurkeyNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 13:22:14 GMTSpain's PM denies Greek counterpart's "overthrow" claim (AP) — Spain's prime minister has responded angrily to his Greek counterpart's claim that Spain and Portugal have formed "an axis of forces" trying to overthrow Greece's government.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSpainGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 13:59:22 GMTEstonians vote in parliamentary election amid security fears, Estonia (AP) — Estonians were voting Sunday for a new parliament in an election dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to Russia's actions in Ukraine.By JARI TANNERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsVotingNational governmentsLegislatureElectionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessEstoniaMoscowCrimeaRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeUkraine, 01 Mar 2015 13:43:31 GMTKerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks (AP) — The Obama administration is trying to ease tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) speaks to Congress on Tuesday.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsIsraelIranMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 14:34:44 GMTFirst Iranian flight arrives in rebel-held capital of Yemen, Yemen (AP) — The first direct flight from Iran to Yemen's capital arrived on Sunday, as the Shiite rebels holding Sanaa formalize ties with the regional Shiite powerhouse.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsYemenSanaaMiddle EastIran, 01 Mar 2015 13:39:45 GMTNew plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.By KRISTEN GELINEAUhtBusinessGeneral newsScienceTechnologyDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370EventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAustraliaMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaOceaniaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 12:04:51 GMTFirst Iran flight arrives in rebel-held Yemeni capital, Yemen (AP) — The first direct flight from Iran to the rebel-held Yemeni capital has arrived, as the country's Shiite rebels formalize ties with the regional Shiite powerhouse.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsYemenSanaaIranMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 11:29:30 GMTVermont town could let those ages 16, 17, vote locally, Vt. (AP) — Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsState electionsVotingLocal electionsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsElectionsBrattleboroVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 14:09:28 GMTCops: 2 shot at T.I., Young Jeezy party in N. Carolina club, N.C. (AP) — Two people were injured after being shot Saturday at a Charlotte nightclub where rappers T.I., Young Jeezy and Yo Gotti were advertised to appear, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokesman said.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityViolent crimeCrimeCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 13:54:32 GMTFenninger wins Alpine combined World Cup, Bulgaria (AP) — Anna Fenninger of Austria kept up the pressure on overall leader Tina Maze with victory in the women's Alpine combined World Cup race in fog-hit Bansko on Sunday.By DEREK GATOPOULOSsSportsAlpine skiingWomen's skiingWomen's sportsSkiingBulgariaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 14:18:57 GMTSierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.Associated PressiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSierra LeoneAfricaWest Africa, 01 Mar 2015 13:25:44 GMTSyria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says the government and the U.N. special envoy have agreed to send a fact-finding mission to the contested northern city of Aleppo.iGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 09:39:26 GMTIndia's ruling party forms coalition government in Kashmir, India (AP) — India's ruling Hindu nationalist party formed a coalition government in Kashmir on Sunday, marking the first time it will hold a leadership position in the disputed Muslim-majority region.By AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsNational governmentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesNationalismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical organizationsIndiaKashmirNew DelhiSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 12:27:47 GMTUkraine's new US-born finance chief enduring baptism by fire, Ukraine (AP) — War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHiBusinessGeneral newsCabinetsEconomyGovernment and politicsUkraineKievUnited StatesChicagoRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaIllinois, 01 Mar 2015 08:28:15 GMTEgypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsNational courtsNational electionsGovernment and politicsElectionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Mar 2015 10:30:21 GMTKurdish rebels say Turkey must take steps toward peace, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels have rejected a call for them to lay down their arms, saying Turkey's government must first take steps to advance democracy and withdraw a controversial security bill being debated in Parliament.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 10:12:55 GMTAP NewsAlert CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts begin spacewalk to complete tricky cable job, hang antennas at space station.aGeneral newsScienceFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 11:59:04 GMT