FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 14 Feb 2016 04:37:19 -08:00'Spotlight,' 'Big Short' win Writers Guild of America awards, 14 Feb 2016 08:16:41 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York. assailants killed by Israeli army in shootout, 14 Feb 2016 11:20:45 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after one of them opened fire at troops in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military said. uses California's Sunnylands as Western White House, 14 Feb 2016 07:53:51 GMTRANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — The guest list at Sunnylands reads like a roster of the rich and famous, from years past to today: Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Queen Elizabeth II, to name a few. US Vice President Biden may visit Israel, 14 Feb 2016 10:07:04 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of Biden's possible visit to the country. faces challenge in forging front vs. China sea actions, 14 Feb 2016 12:19:15 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama's high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China's increasingly worrisome behavior in disputed waters. favored for best-actor prize at Britain's BAFTAs, 14 Feb 2016 11:38:35 GMTLONDON (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for epic endurance story "The Revenant" with a win at the British Academy Film Awards. by quake, Lydia Ko wins New Zealand Women's Open, 14 Feb 2016 06:11:22 GMTCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Unfazed by an earthquake just before she teed off, top-ranked Lydia Ko won the New Zealand Women's Open for the third time in four years Sunday. Pyongyang used money from joint factories for weapons, 14 Feb 2016 07:03:28 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday. 1,800 housing starts in West Bank settlements in 2015, 14 Feb 2016 08:43:45 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — A watchdog group says Israel began building 1,800 new settlement homes in the West Bank in 2015. build early lead, hold off Coyotes 4-1, 14 Feb 2016 06:25:56 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Matt Tennyson and Chris Tierney scored in the first period and the San Jose Sharks hung on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Saturday night. former Nazi camp guard dies in Croatia at 92, 14 Feb 2016 12:04:01 GMTZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Jakob Denzinger, a suspected former Nazi prison guard at Auschwitz and other camps, has died in his native Croatia. He was 92. 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009, 14 Feb 2016 10:02:03 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday. of Congo: Ex-army chief to run for president, 14 Feb 2016 10:15:39 GMTBRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — The former chief of staff of Republic of Congo's army has announced he will be running as a candidate in the March 20 presidential election. policeman's conviction overturned in protester's death, 14 Feb 2016 11:37:00 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court has overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years for the killing of a female protester in January last year. officials, clerics ban Valentine's Day observance, 14 Feb 2016 11:05:23 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials and clerics in the world's most populous Muslim nation have banned young Indonesian Muslims from celebrating Valentine's Day, arguing that the observance runs against Islamic teachings. temps move in to northeastern US, 14 Feb 2016 07:34:04 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up this weekend and the brutal weather was blamed for a deadly interstate pileup. opposition figure slams Russia for continued bombing, 14 Feb 2016 12:23:18 GMTMUNICH (AP) — A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words. slams Obama budget cuts to anti-terror funds, 14 Feb 2016 08:19:17 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million. to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death, 14 Feb 2016 08:06:52 GMTInfluential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death: Takeaways: Civil court discussion gives way to brawl, 14 Feb 2016 07:59:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday's Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia., Segel help film academy honor inventors, engineers, 14 Feb 2016 07:39:57 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Subjects like rapid prototyping, 3-D texture painting and the intricacies of digital media review systems became comic material Saturday for Olivia Munn and Jason Segel, hosts of the film academy's Scientific and Technical Awards. Or at least they tried their best. Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya, 14 Feb 2016 12:23:24 GMTNYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) — This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya. Williams beats Misaki Doi to win Taiwan Open, 14 Feb 2016 09:27:17 GMTKAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Taiwan Open without dropping a set in the tournament. lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president, 14 Feb 2016 11:10:43 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A majority of Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply polarized nation into political crisis. in Albania to press reform, 14 Feb 2016 11:45:52 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pushed Albania on Sunday to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms. African Republic voters seek leader to end chaos, 14 Feb 2016 08:58:49 GMTBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify the country's tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left thousands dead and nearly 1 million people displaced including most of the capital's Muslim population.'s president: Many fight for al-Shabab for money, 14 Feb 2016 09:30:49 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Somalia's president says military forces have made inroads in their fight against al-Shabab militants but the key to defeating them lies in providing better opportunities for the country's youth. lineups for the Sunday news shows, 14 Feb 2016 10:30:38 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: key opinions from Justice Antonin Scalia, 14 Feb 2016 08:10:59 GMTSupreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies.'s Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash, 14 Feb 2016 06:02:10 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can't walk, talk or eat without help. media in uproar over US move to honor dissident, 14 Feb 2016 06:55:48 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nationalist newspaper says American politicians are resorting to petty actions following a unanimous bill approval by the Senate to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese political dissident., Usher, Wonder honor Lionel Richie on Grammy weekend, 14 Feb 2016 10:32:46 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna, Usher, Stevie Wonder and John Legend paid tribute to Lionel Richie in a musical tribute touching on his roots in R&B to his string of romantic, easy-listening ballads that ruled the airwaves in the 1980s. Arabia shoots down Scud missile fired from Yemen, 14 Feb 2016 10:41:57 GMTRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Sunday that the kingdom has shot down a Scud missile fired from Yemen. candidates joust over foreign policy, immigration, 14 Feb 2016 07:57:39 GMTGREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates jousted over immigration and foreign policy in a raucous debate that was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours before they took the stage. British men killed in road accident near Stockholm, 14 Feb 2016 11:49:18 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Five British men, reportedly including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm. criticizes Syria truce deal, sees Russia ambitions, 14 Feb 2016 11:06:07 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Senior Republican Sen. John McCain sharply criticized the deal to seek a temporary truce in Syria, arguing Sunday that Russia is engaging in "diplomacy in the service of military aggression.", Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine, 14 Feb 2016 10:43:19 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have held a telephone conversation about the Syrian war and the unresolved conflict in Ukraine. exits All-Star stage for Kobe and the NBA's best, 14 Feb 2016 09:17:39 GMTTORONTO (AP) — Zach LaVine called it the best dunk contest ever, a showdown with Aaron Gordon that rivaled what Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins did.'s WC downhill cancelled due to soft snow conditions, 14 Feb 2016 12:05:43 GMTCRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The rescheduled women's World Cup downhill race in Crans-Montana has been cancelled for safety reasons due to soft snow conditions. victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions, 14 Feb 2016 08:05:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not. Antonin Scalia, influential conservative, dead at 79, 14 Feb 2016 08:03:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79. FACT CHECK: Republicans debaters on high court, economy, 14 Feb 2016 08:00:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more. skirt strict rules to find love on social media, 14 Feb 2016 07:32:08 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan civil activist Hadi Sadiqi had long been using social media to share news, commentary and his own musings on politics when he got into a heated exchange with another member of his Facebook forum. disappointed by US sale of F-16 fighters to Pakistan, 14 Feb 2016 08:54:01 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — India said that it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and that it does not believe such an arms transfer will help combat terrorism. disappointed by sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, 14 Feb 2016 06:38:13 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — India said it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and does not believe such an arms transfer would help combat terrorism. gone: Frei set to host 27th, final Westminster telecast, 14 Feb 2016 09:23:58 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — He's become the face of dogs, with a voice as gentle as a Saint Bernard, as friendly as a chocolate Lab. gets winner in shootout as Jets beat Oilers 2-1, 14 Feb 2016 06:19:43 GMTEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Andrew Ladd scored the winner in the shootout to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria, 14 Feb 2016 10:34:14 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday, adding complexity to an inflamed situation in the area where Russian-backed Syrian government forces are also on the march, opposition activists said. cases heard by or scheduled for the Supreme Court, 14 Feb 2016 08:09:31 GMTSome of the major cases heard or scheduled to be heard this term by the Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia's death casts uncertainty on the court's term. No rulings have been issued in any of these cases. to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time', 14 Feb 2016 08:08:11 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."