FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 Mar 2015 04:40:06 -0800Putin says opposition politician's murder is a 'disgrace' (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the killing of a key opposition figure is a "disgrace" to Russia.Associated PressiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 11:13:14 GMTKerry heads to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks, Switzerland (AP) — Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Saudi Arabia to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast nations.By MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsYemenSaudi ArabiaSyriaIranMiddle EastUnited StatesRiyadhJiddahSwitzerlandSanaaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 12:20:10 GMTUkrainian parl't told 32 workers killed in coal mine blast, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion at a coal mine in war-torn eastern Ukraine killed 32 workers Wednesday, the speaker of Ukraine's parliament said. Rebels who control the area confirmed only one death but acknowledged that some miners were still trapped.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMunicipal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryAccidentsAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 09:45:13 GMTLawyers: Georgia waffles on execution with cloudy drug (AP) — Georgia officials waffled on whether to proceed with an execution when the lethal injection drug was discovered to have a cloudy appearance, according to court documents, and one expert said their decision to postpone it was the right move.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 10:10:24 GMTEU to adapt its foreign policy to new realities, crises (AP) — The European Union is rethinking its foreign policy to better adapt to crises like the ones it faces in Ukraine, Russia and Syria without having to be overly dependent on allies like the United States.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment policyEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 12:34:15 GMTPutin calls opposition politician's slaying a 'disgrace' (AP) — The killing of a key opposition figure is a "disgrace" to Russia, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.By LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 12:20:47 GMTBritain sells interest in Eurostar for $1.1 billion (AP) — Britain's government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London, Paris and Brussels, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), wrapping up a major deal months before the general election.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 10:09:05 GMTBritish Open host Royal St. George's to allow female members of the three clubs on the British Open rota with a male-only membership policy has voted to allow female members for the first time.By STEVE DOUGLASsSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfMen's golfMen's sportsBritish Open GolfGolfEventsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 09:58:58 GMT3 sought over deadly 1982 attack in Paris' Jewish quarter (AP) — More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris' old Jewish quarter, French authorities have at last identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest.iGeneral newsReligious strifeArrestsTerrorismLaw and orderCrimeWar and unrestFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 10:44:11 GMTHoney, we shrunk the SUV _ and Europe loves it, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrunken Utility Vehicle.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesCorporate newsEuropeGenevaGermanySwitzerlandWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 10:21:26 GMTEx-CIA chief may avoid prison for leaking military secrets, N.C. (AP) — If he manages to avoid prison, former CIA director David Petraeus' guilty plea for providing reams of classified material to his mistress will result in far more lenient punishment than that often meted for leaking the nation's secrets.By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment information leaksMilitary correctional systemsCrimeIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth CarolinaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 10:47:36 GMTAP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened (AP) — From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookPricesEconomyFinancial crisisFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial servicesGovernment and politicsEuropeUnited StatesJapanChinaGreeceNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 12:01:22 GMTOfficial says China to boost military budget by 10 percent (AP) — China's official military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said Wednesday, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENhtBusinessGeneral newsMilitary technologyGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsTechnologyEconomic policyGovernment policyChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 09:51:54 GMTNuclear company Areva in turmoil after billions in losses (AP) — Nuclear manufacturer Areva has announced a 4.8 billion euro loss for 2014, more than its entire market value, plunging the powerful French nuclear industry into turmoil.iBusinessGeneral newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 10:02:14 GMTNew Malaysia Airlines CEO a "battle hardened" veteran KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take on what's been dubbed the toughest job in aviation.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Industrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsMalaysiaHong KongIrelandSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 11:02:02 GMTBritish government sells Eurostar interest for $1.1 billion (AP) — The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a move that's prompted accusations that it is selling the family silver.By DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleTrain travelGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomFranceCanadaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 12:28:25 GMTEurozone outlook 'brightens' as survey finds top 4 growing (AP) — The 19-country eurozone economy grew in February at a seven-month high rate, a closely-watched survey found Wednesday, the latest in a string of evidence suggesting the region's recovery is gaining momentum.fBusinessEconomyEuropeUnited KingdomFranceWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 09:41:32 GMTChina plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation (AP) — China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Wednesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.By ERIKA KINETZhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyInternational relationsGovernment regulationsLegislatureLegislationGovernment and politicsGovernment surveillanceCabinetsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financePolitical issuesChinaShanghaiBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 09:55:34 GMTUS, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech, Switzerland (AP) — Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators resumed work Wednesday on an agreement meant to crimp Iran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIranSwitzerlandNorth AmericaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 10:16:38 GMTChina defends military items found by Colombia on cargo ship (AP) — China's Foreign Ministry says a Chinese cargo ship was carrying legitimate military items when it was stopped in Colombia on its way to Cuba.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaColombiaCubaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbean, 04 Mar 2015 12:26:47 GMTAP names Cara Rubinsky to bolster Europe leadership team (AP) — The Associated Press is expanding its Europe leadership team with the appointment of Cara Rubinsky as associate Europe editor, as customer demand grows for a rich written report from the continent.iGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriEventsUnited KingdomEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 11:29:00 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 newsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issues, 04 Mar 2015 11:05:13 GMTEurozone showing signs of economic momentum (AP) — The 19-country eurozone's economy is kicking into a higher gear thanks to falling oil prices and the lower euro, but the recovery is still far short of that experienced by the U.S.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthPricesConsumer spendingEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsRetail and wholesale sector performanceConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEuropeUnited KingdomFranceWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 11:33:12 GMTNew coach for NJ football program in wake of hazing scandal, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school football program that had its season canceled amid hazing and sexual assault allegations is getting a new coach.aGeneral newsSportsCoachingHigh school footballHigh school sportsCorruption in sportsFootballNew JerseyEast BrunswickUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 12:08:16 GMTOpening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial (AP) — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 11:10:02 GMTAustralian radio station may face penalties for royal hoax (AP) — Australia's highest court on Wednesday cleared the way for a radio station to face penalties over a 2012 prank call to a London hospital that was caring for the Duchess of Cambridge. A nurse who transferred the call committed suicide after the broadcast.iGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAustraliaOceania, 04 Mar 2015 11:09:22 GMTHoney, we shrank the SUV _ and Europe loves it, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesCorporate newsEuropeGenevaGermanySwitzerlandWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 11:53:21 GMTCoalition forms in Lesotho after no clear election winner (AP) — The leader of Lesotho's main opposition party has announced a coalition government with smaller parties after the Feb. 28 election had no outright winner.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLesothoSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 04 Mar 2015 12:20:18 GMTLibyan official: Islamic State militants attack oil field, Libya (AP) — Islamic State militants have attacked an oil field near Libya's central coast, prompting a counterattack by the Islamist-backed government in Tripoli that involved airstrikes, an official said Wednesday.By ESAM MOHAMEDiBusinessGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 04 Mar 2015 12:35:19 GMTEgyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge, Egypt (AP) — Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to revive both the country's damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory.By BRIAN ROHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyTransportation policyNationalismGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEgyptSuez CanalPanama CanalAfricaRed SeaEuropeMiddle EastNorth AfricaPanamaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 Mar 2015 10:34:42 GMTEU high court hands Britain win over European Central Bank (AP) — A European Union high court has handed Britain and its London financial hub a victory by ruling against a European Central Bank decision that would have forced financial institutions clearing trades in euros to be based in the eurozone.fBusinessNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFinancial servicesIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsUnited KingdomEuropeLuxembourgWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 11:07:07 GMTFBI: Person believed responsible for Maryland shootings in custody; NSA building damaged MEADE, Md. (AP) — FBI: Person believed responsible for Maryland shootings in custody; NSA building damaged.aGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 11:49:38 GMTPrince William meets elephant on final day of China tour (AP) — Prince William fed carrots to an elephant in China's southwest and brought up the plight of its African counterparts being killed for their tusks in a speech Wednesday that called on China to do more to deter poaching.By LOUISE WATTiGeneral newsInternational tradeInternational relationsElephantsWildlifeAnimal poaching and smugglingEconomyBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeMammalsAnimalsUnited KingdomChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 11:48:02 GMTAP PHOTOS: Indian widows celebrate Holi despite tradition, India (AP) — Indian tradition says a widow will spend her life in seclusion, mourning her husband and avoiding public gatherings. If she comes to a wedding, she is thought to bring bad luck to the family. If she comes to a birth ceremony, she brings bad luck to the baby.By BERNAT ARMANGUEiGeneral newsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 10:18:49 GMTIndonesia moves Australians ahead of expected executions, Indonesia (AP) — Two convicted Australian drug smugglers arrived Wednesday at an Indonesian island prison where they will be executed by firing squad along with seven other foreigners amid a diplomatic squabble with some of their governments. An Indonesian is also scheduled to be executed.By NINIEK KARMINIiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeInternational relationsSmugglingCrimeGovernment and politicsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderIndonesiaAustraliaBaliSoutheast AsiaBrazilWest AfricaAsiaOceaniaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanAfrica, 04 Mar 2015 09:59:47 GMTMicrosoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship (AP) — Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, his representatives said Wednesday.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 11:00:39 GMTReports: Afghan Shiite commander killed in Syrian battle (AP) — Activists and Iranian media are reporting that the commander of a Shiite Afghan faction has been killed in a battle against Syrian rebels.iGeneral newsSyriaDamascusAfghanistanMiddle EastIranCentral AsiaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 12:29:25 GMTA murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India DELHI (AP) — When a condemned killer said the woman he and others brutally gang-raped on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their callousness and lack of remorse. But the underlying view has wide acceptance in India.By MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsDocumentariesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentIndiaNew DelhiSouth AsiaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 11:32:13 GMTIran demands Pakistan extradite suspected Iranian militant, Iran (AP) — Iran is demanding the extradition of a suspected Iranian militant arrested in Pakistan.By AMIR VAHDATiGeneral newsExtraditionLaw and orderPakistanTehranIranSouth AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 12:38:24 GMTRights body scolds France over corporal punishment of kids (AP) — A top European human rights body said Wednesday that France isn't doing enough to prevent spanking and other kinds of corporal punishment of children.By JAMEY KEATENiGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEducation issuesEducationHuman rights and civil libertiesFranceEuropeWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 12:13:38 GMT5 cars to see at the Geneva car show (AP) — Volkswagen's functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what the visitors come to see at this glitzy gathering: high-end supercars.By GREG KELLER and DAVID MCHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesCorporate newsGenevaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 12:07:44 GMTClinton ran own computer system for her official emails (AP) — The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press.By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIShtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical resignationsInformation technologyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyIndustriesPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 12:17:06 GMT5 cars getting attention at the Geneva auto show (AP) — Volkswagen's functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what visitors come to see at this glitzy gathering: high-end supercars.By GREG KELLER and DAVID MCHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesCorporate newsGenevaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 12:20:03 GMTCoal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trapping more than 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said. One injured miner reported seeing five bodies.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsProduction facilitiesAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryCorporate newsUkraineKievDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 11:55:35 GMTFBI: Person in custody in Maryland shootings; 1 damaged NSA MEADE, Md. (AP) — A person believed responsible for shootings along highways over the last two weeks in the Baltimore-Washington area, including shots that damaged a National Security Agency building, is in custody, the FBI said early Wednesday.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsNational securityIntelligence agenciesLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 12:12:16 GMTWith McCoy trade, Kelly proves every player expendable Kelly's latest bold move is another example of his coaching philosophy: "Culture beats scheme."By ROB MAADDIsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsAthlete injuriesCollege footballSports businessAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 12:15:47 GMTAlabama probate judges ordered to halt gay wedding licenses judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court's decision to the contrary.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageWeddingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 09:47:12 GMTBritish citizen fighting with Kurds killed in Syria, Iraq (AP) — A British citizen fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria, a Kurdish commander said Wednesday.By BRAM JANSSEN and DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomSyriaMiddle EastIraqGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 11:19:14 GMTNetanyahu says he gave 'practical alternative' to Iran deal (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his speech to the U.S. Congress offered a "practical alternative" to a possible Iranian nuclear deal and that lawmakers now "understand better" why the deal is bad.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsWeapons of mass destructionInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 11:30:14 GMTBritish Masters returns, top English players rotate as host WATER, England (AP) — Four of England's top golfers will take turns hosting the British Masters when the event returns to the European Tour schedule this year.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 10:55:47 GMT