FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Mar 2015 04:38:52 -0800China lists 14 generals snared in anti-corruption campaign (AP) — Chinese military prosecutors have released a list of 14 generals convicted of graft or placed under investigation in an accelerating nationwide anti-corruption drive.iGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestMilitary legal affairsCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 12:16:23 GMTPollution documentary attracts huge interest in China (AP) — A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 28 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water and soil pollution.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENhtGeneral newsScienceTechnologyDocumentariesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEconomyEntertainmentArts and entertainmentBusinessChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 11:47:17 GMTChinese shoppers latest target of Hong Kong protest anger KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said Monday they arrested more than three dozen people involved in scuffles that broke out at a weekend protest against the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsShoppingArrestsPolitical and civil unrestLifestyleLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 12:27:59 GMTFighting in eastern Ukraine displaces Donetsk's soccer team, Ukraine (AP) — The sleek stadium, built six years ago and host to some of Europe's biggest soccer matches, is silent. It sits in the middle of the city of Donetsk, a war zone controlled by pro-Russian separatists battling Ukrainian troops.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHiGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerMen's soccerMen's sportsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestProfessional soccerHumanitarian crisesSoccerLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsUkraineKievDonetskEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 10:19:58 GMTMyanmar prevents student protesters from marching to Yangon, Myanmar (AP) — Truckloads of police on Monday prevented hundreds of students from continuing their march to Myanmar's biggest city to protest a new law that they say curbs academic freedom.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEducationPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 10:41:36 GMTBritain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China (AP) — Prince William presented China's president with an invitation from the queen for him to visit Britain this year, as the prince on Monday began the first official trip to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation.By LOUISE WATTiGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyUnited KingdomChinaHong KongBeijingShanghaiEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 12:31:47 GMTVeronica Roth working on new series; 1st book due in 2017 YORK (AP) — Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentBooks and literature, 02 Mar 2015 12:24:10 GMTSmall SUVs, pricey sports cars to dominate Geneva auto show, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsGenevaGermanyEuropeEast AsiaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeAsia, 02 Mar 2015 09:46:00 GMTJournalist jailed for online post freed from Myanmar prison, Myanmar (AP) — A photojournalist who was arrested for mocking Myanmar's leaders on Facebook has been freed.iGeneral newsSocial mediaOnline news mediaCrimeJournalismJournalistsOnline mediaMediaNews mediaMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 12:05:05 GMTIraq's Tikrit: A Sunni bastion on the road to Mosul offensive launched Monday by Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters is aimed at capturing Tikrit, a Sunni city 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad that was captured by Islamic State militants during their lightning advance last summer.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 11:03:41 GMTRussia's FM: Killing of Nemtsov 'heinous,' will be probed (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was a "heinous crime which will be fully investigated."iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeRussiaGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 10:45:01 GMTEurozone gets double dose of mildly positive economic news (AP) — The 19-country eurozone got a double dose of mildly positive economic news Monday that will likely be met with relief by the European Central Bank's policymakers as they prepare to hold their latest meeting on the small Mediterranean island of Cyprus.By PAN PYLASfBusinessPricesEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesEurope, 02 Mar 2015 11:33:58 GMTBangladesh arrests suspect in killing of American blogger, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi security officials arrested a suspect Monday in the killing of an American writer who was a prominent critic of extremist Islam and was hacked to death last week as he walked with his wife in Dhaka, a government spokesman said.By JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsArrestsExtortion and threatsAtheismLaw and orderCrimeReligionSocial affairsBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 10:48:50 GMTKerry defends Israel before UN rights panel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday delivered a vigorous defense of Israel before the U.N. Human Rights Council, urging its members to end what the United States says is its unfair and biased focus on the Jewish State that could undermine its credibility. His remarks came as the Obama administration attempts to blunt complaints that it has not been strong enough in its support for Israel, criticism now centered on its pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran.By MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsIsraelSyriaMiddle EastIranUnited StatesGenevaGaza StripNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropePalestinian territories, 02 Mar 2015 12:13:40 GMTAfghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanUnited StatesKabulCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 11:08:50 GMTScam Alert! Hundreds in Ghana think they're police recruits, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's police say they are investigating a scam that fooled hundreds of people into thinking they were new police recruits.iGeneral newsGhanaWest AfricaBeninAfrica, 02 Mar 2015 12:22:40 GMTIsrael says it foiled Gaza smuggling ring helping Hamas (AP) — An Israeli-Palestinian smuggling ring funneled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited materials to Gaza, bypassing Israel's stringent border security to help Hamas rebuild its militant infrastructure following last year's war, Israel said Monday.By TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsWar and unrestMaterials industrySmugglingIndustriesBusinessCrimePalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 11:09:37 GMTThousands mourn Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal (AP) — Political leaders and fellow writers are among thousands who gathered for the funeral of Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 11:52:09 GMTBuffett praises IBM, ExxonMobil even after selling oil firm, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett is praising both IBM and ExxonMobil even though the computing business has struggled and Berkshire Hathaway sold its 41 million shares in the oil producer.fBusinessEnergy industryIndustries, 02 Mar 2015 12:03:16 GMTEurozone consumer prices fall again in Feb but pace eases (AP) — The fall in consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone eased in February, official figures showed Monday, in a development that will likely assuage market concerns that the region is set to suffer a pronounced period of deflation.fBusinessPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsEurope, 02 Mar 2015 10:26:22 GMTFrench foreign minister wants probe into Nemtsov killing (AP) — France's foreign minister is calling for an investigation into the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, calling it an "assassination that was revolting."iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsFranceRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 09:36:02 GMTFormer school principal: 'Jihadi John' hardworking student (AP) — The former school principal of the man who became "Jihadi John" says he was a relatively hardworking student who showed no signs of radicalization.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 02 Mar 2015 09:42:14 GMTSurvey shows China manufacturing improving (AP) — China's manufacturing activity improved in February for the first time in four months but export demand weakened, a survey released Monday showed.fBusinessEconomyPricesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 12:27:28 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 02 Mar 2015 10:51:18 GMTAaron Hernandez trial delayed again due to snow RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been delayed again due to snow.aGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 11:26:43 GMTIraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins (AP) — Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsMilitary leadershipGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIslamMilitary and defenseIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 11:46:22 GMTUkraine's leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president signed a decree Monday opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCease firesArmed forcesMilitary and defenseUkraineRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 12:19:47 GMTChild porn court case closed against German ex-lawmaker (AP) — A German court has closed a child porn case against a prominent former German lawmaker in exchange for a 5,000-euro ($5,600) payment.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimes against childrenCrimeGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 10:36:53 GMTFirst Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones YORK (AP) — Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessPersonal financeTechnologyConsumer electronicsMobile phones, 02 Mar 2015 11:42:46 GMTNamibian president wins African leadership prize, Kenya (AP) — Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for African leadership, the first African leader deemed worthy of the honor since 2011.By The Associated PressiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfricaNamibiaKenyaNairobiEast AfricaSouthern Africa, 02 Mar 2015 11:07:52 GMTThe Nasdaq composite index, then and now's taken 15 years for the Nasdaq composite index to approach the record high of 5,048 it reached back in March 2000, at the height of the tech-stock boom that would later collapse. Here are some things that have changed since then, in the index and in the U.S.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 11:11:40 GMTBuffett declines to clarify plan to eventually replace him, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett won't end speculation about his eventual successor, but he reiterated that Berkshire Hathaway's board has a plan in place.fBusiness, 02 Mar 2015 11:30:28 GMTCovert 'body sculptor' says clients chose her over surgeons (AP) — An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and order, 02 Mar 2015 12:30:24 GMTOscar-winning director: Poles should see 'Ida" not debate it, Poland (AP) — The director of "Ida," the Polish movie that won this year's Oscar for best foreign film, says Poles should see it before calling it anti-Polish.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 12:06:54 GMTConstruction picks back up, but it's a different gig now, Fla. (AP) — As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. So he left construction, along with 2.3 million others nationwide during the economic downturn, and got a job installing traffic signals and street lights.By MIKE SCHNEIDERaBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFloridaOrlandoNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 09:55:01 GMTUS Army head warns of defense cutbacks in Britain (AP) — The U.S. Army chief of staff says cuts in British defense spending may undermine the nation's ability to be an effective ally in future military operations.By DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsMilitary and defenseEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomic growthArmed forcesUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 11:53:15 GMTRoadside bombs kill 8 civilians in Afghanistan, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says two roadside bombings have killed at least eight civilians, including women and children, in the country's east.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsImprovised explosivesAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 02 Mar 2015 11:28:50 GMTLos Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video ANGELES (AP) — In a fatal encounter captured on video, three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row during a struggle over one of the officers' guns, authorities said.By ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 10:13:06 GMTEurozone consumer prices fall again in Feb but decline eases (AP) — Official figures show that the fall in consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone eased in February, a development that may assuage market concerns that the region is set to suffer a pronounced period of deflation.fBusinessPricesEconomyEurope, 02 Mar 2015 10:00:57 GMTKerry warns against revealing details of Iran nuke talks (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning that public discussion of select details of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran will make it more difficult to reach a deal that prevents the country from developing atomic weapons.By MATTHEW LEEiGovernment and politicsIsraelIranGenevaUnited StatesMiddle EastSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 12:34:45 GMTGermany's RWE completes oil and gas sale to Russian investor (AP) — German energy company RWE says it has completed the 5.1 billion euro ($5.7 billion) sale of its oil and gas exploration and production division to a Russian-linked investment company.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesGermanyRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 11:37:07 GMTSaudi diplomat taken by al-Qaida in Yemen free after 3 years, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says that its diplomat who was abducted by alleged al-Qaida militants in Yemen has been released after nearly three years in captivity.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaYemenMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 11:36:33 GMTKerry, Russian FM meet in Geneva as Ukraine tensions simmer (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.By MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsRussiaGenevaUkraineUnited StatesDonetskEastern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandWestern EuropeNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 12:37:07 GMTVideo reports conflict in probe of Putin critic's slaying (AP) — The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the Kremlin, faced conflicting reports Monday about possible surveillance footage of his slaying.By LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesMunicipal governmentsCrimeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLaw and orderViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsMoscowRussiaGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 12:30:39 GMTDot-com deja vu: Nasdaq closes in on its record high YORK (AP) — The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.By STEVE ROTHWELLhtBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyTechnologyRecessions and depressionsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsLabor economyUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 11:14:01 GMTWorld stock markets mostly higher following China rate cut (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Monday as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted sentiment following a lower estimate of U.S. economic growth last quarter.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsCommodity marketsEnergy industryIndustriesChinaJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 09:47:03 GMTMilestones for the Nasdaq composite index milestones in the history of the Nasdaq composite index:The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial markets, 02 Mar 2015 11:11:32 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East the Middle East this week, the extremist Islamic State group that holds a third of both Iraq and Syria destroyed ancient artifacts and kidnapped more than 200 Christians.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMiddle EastCairoEgyptNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Mar 2015 11:55:54 GMTGeorgia to execute only woman on the state's death row (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row is set to be executed Monday.aGeneral newsCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderViolent crimeGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 12:20:14 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia glimpses of daily life around Asia last week, a woman gazed out a broken train window at one of New Delhi's busy railway stations, and Sri Lankan fishermen hauled in their catch.By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 02 Mar 2015 08:50:40 GMT