FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Jan 2015 12:28:25 -0800Couple missing days after drive to meet Craigslist seller (AP) — A Georgia couple was missing Monday, days after they left suburban Atlanta to drive south across the state, seeking a classic car they posted about on Craigslist.aGeneral newsMissing personsGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:40:40 GMTFeds announce charges in Russian spy ring case, say 3 defendants tried to recruit New Yorkers YORK (AP) — Feds announce charges in Russian spy ring case, say 3 defendants tried to recruit New Yorkers.aGeneral newsEspionageLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and order, 26 Jan 2015 20:13:18 GMTGov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals (AP) — Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3-trillion health care system.By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsProfessional organizationsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsHealth care industryFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal insurancePersonal financeSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:57 GMTCanadian soldiers involved in 2 more firefights in Iraq (AP) — Canadian special forces in northern Iraq have engaged in two more firefights against Islamic State group militants, but Canada's government denies they're involved in combat.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsCanadaUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 26 Jan 2015 18:40:54 GMTCanada finds case of H7N9 bird flu in traveler (AP) — Canadian health authorities say they have diagnosed a case of bird flu in a British Columbia woman who recently returned from China.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthCanadaNorth AmericaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Jan 2015 19:47:44 GMTUber caps surge pricing during winter storm YORK (AP) — Want a ride home from car service Uber during the major snowstorm descending on the Northeast on Monday? Expect to pay more than the usual fare.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTravelLifestyleStormsWeatherWinter weather, 26 Jan 2015 19:39:19 GMTHard Rock (again) dips toe into Atlantic City casino market CITY, N.J. (AP) — Florida's Seminole Indians are renewing their torturous debate about entering Atlantic City's gambling market.By WAYNE PARRYaGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:56:48 GMTTwins who informed on kingpin eligible for light sentence (AP) — Twin brothers who partnered with Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin to build a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring will be sentenced Tuesday in Chicago.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeSmugglingLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:37:16 GMTStorm threatens the Northeast with historic snow YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down and bundling up Monday against a potentially history-making storm that could unload a paralyzing 1 to 3 feet of snow.By VERENA DOBNIK and DAVE COLLINSaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsState governmentsTrafficEmergency managementMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsTransportationLocal governmentsNew JerseyNew YorkPhiladelphiaNew York CityBostonHartfordConnecticutPennsylvaniaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 18:56:10 GMTColombians celebrate Miss Universe title, Colombia (AP) — Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets to show their hometown pride after local girl Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBeauty pageantsCarnivalsEntertainmentRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelColombiaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth America, 26 Jan 2015 20:10:50 GMTFinding available options when diagnosis calls for surgery advocates advise a second opinion when major surgery is recommended. Here are tips on searching for options.By The Associated PressaHealthSurgical proceduresDiagnosis and treatment, 26 Jan 2015 19:00:49 GMTNew Jersey's Christie launches political action committee, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.By JILL COLVINpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical action committeesCampaignsState governmentsPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyNewarkIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:22:31 GMTUS skier living in France dies in avalanche in the Alps, Ore. (AP) — A skier and mountaineer from Oregon died Friday after he was buried in an avalanche on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in western Europe, his sister said.aGeneral newsMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessFranceOregonWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 18:56:39 GMTUnion says California Kaiser nurses reach contract agreement FRANCISCO (AP) — Kaiser Permanente nurses in California have approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses, a union official said.aBusinessGeneral newsNursing careHealthProfessional organizationsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsLabor issuesSocial issuesHealth care industryIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:57:04 GMTTsarnaev judge cites progress despite slow jury selection (AP) — The judge in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Monday that he's not discouraged by the slow pace of jury selection.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:18:47 GMTSex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout 'perversion' files BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the organization that has been documented internally by the Boy Scouts for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSanta BarbaraOregonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:00:48 GMTPanic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses, Colo. (AP) — One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.By SADIE GURMAN and DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:24:44 GMTHouse bill on border security sidetracked (AP) — House Republicans have sidetracked legislation to secure the U.S.-Mexican border that is drawing opposition from some conservatives who say it does too little to stem illegal immigration.wGovernment and politicsBorder securityImmigrationLegislationMilitary and defenseSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:27:03 GMTThousands of flights canceled as storm descends on the East travelers are going nowhere fast because of the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast on Monday, and Tuesday doesn't look much better.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsWeatherStormsWinter weatherTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPhiladelphiaNewarkPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Jersey, 26 Jan 2015 19:05:30 GMTSpielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism at Holocaust event, Poland (AP) — Film director Steven Spielberg says Jews are again facing the "perennial demons of intolerance" from anti-Semites who want to strip them of their identity.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsThe HolocaustEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityNazismGovernment and politicsKrakowPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 18:43:37 GMTHard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid (AP) — Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut — operating through her eyelid.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthSurgical proceduresDiagnosis and treatment, 26 Jan 2015 18:59:31 GMTSpain: Greek F-16 jet crashes at base, killing 10 people (AP) — A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other planes on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 people, Spain's Defense Ministry said.By JORGE SAINZiGeneral newsAccidentsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsSpainMadridGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 19:07:58 GMTWhat you need to know about the snow headed to the Northeast busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherAir travel disruptionsGovernment and politicsStormsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPhiladelphiaNew YorkNew York CityNew JerseyDistrict of ColumbiaMainePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 18:59:09 GMTIdentical twins who spilled cartel secrets to be sentenced (AP) — In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico's most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North America.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeSmugglingOrganized crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChicagoMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoisCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Jan 2015 19:46:02 GMTNotre Dame theologian known for books, liberal stands, dies BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut, according to the school. He was 78.By TOM COYNEaGeneral newsObituariesSouth BendConnecticutIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 18:44:43 GMTS&P downgrades Russia credit rating to junk (AP) — Standard & Poor's rating agency on Monday downgraded Russia's credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outlook.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRussiaUnited KingdomEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 26 Jan 2015 20:07:06 GMTStocks mixed on uncertainty in Europe stocks hovered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Monday as investors waded through a mixed bag of corporate and geopolitical news. Traders were encouraged by the latest batch of corporate mergers. Energy stocks rose the most.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsEuropeGreeceUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:44:25 GMTMilk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks' YORK (AP) — The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsSocial mediaOnline mediaAnimalsAnimal welfareConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureMedia and entertainment industryMediaSocial issuesSocial affairs, 26 Jan 2015 19:27:46 GMTFirst beheading under new Saudi king stirs attention, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday executed a man convicted of raping several girls in a case that has captured the kingdom's attention and marks the first beheading carried out under the newly enthroned King Salman.By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaJiddahMiddle East, 26 Jan 2015 20:14:01 GMTVA to create unified framework with 5 service regions (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency into five clearly marked regions.By MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseHealth care industryIndustriesBusiness, 26 Jan 2015 19:55:23 GMTMattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations.By TOM MURPHYfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsStocktonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:31 GMTMcCain gives thumbs up to 'American Sniper' movie (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says critics of U.S. foreign policy are disparaging the movie, "American Sniper" and denigrating the memory of Chris Kyle, the U.S. serviceman depicted in the film.eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsMoviesEntertainmentLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:56:34 GMTRussia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine (AP) — A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a "NATO foreign legion," reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor's rating agency downgraded Russia's credit rating to junk.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestCrimeaUkraineRussiaMoscowDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 20:09:54 GMTAP source: Apparent drone operator tells Secret Service he didn't mean to fly near White House (AP) — AP source: Apparent drone operator tells Secret Service he didn't mean to fly near White House.wGovernment and politicsDrone aircraftLaw enforcement agenciesGeneral news, 26 Jan 2015 18:56:30 GMTSpain: 10 dead, 13 hurt in crash of Greek F-16 jet at base (AP) — A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other aircraft on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 people, Spain's Defense Ministry said.By JORGE SAINZiGeneral newsAccidentsMilitary facilitiesArmed forcesMilitary and defenseAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsSpainMadridGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 19:36:41 GMTBorder Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security, Ariz. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.By ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsSportsBorder securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 20:01:47 GMTMan takes responsibility for drone over White House (AP) — A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. A man later came forward to say he was responsible and didn't mean to fly it over the complex.By JOSH LEDERMAN and JOAN LOWYhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesGermanyNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 20:03:28 GMTLaw enforcement wants popular police-tracking app disabled (AP) — Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police.By EILEEN SULLIVANhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyLaw enforcement technologyCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGeneral newsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 20:14:56 GMTCops: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters YORK (AP) — Police say a former Fox news television producer in Texas has shot himself to death outside company headquarters in midtown Manhattan.aBusinessGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:23:08 GMTBroadway theaters keep their lights on amid blizzard warning YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters are keeping their doors open — at least for now — as a blizzard bears down on Times Square.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentWeatherWinter weatherStormsGeneral newsPerforming artsEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 18:40:58 GMTThousands cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl sendoff in Boston (AP) — Several thousand fans have gathered at City Hall Plaza in Boston to give the New England Patriots a raucous send-off to the Super Bowl.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballNFL Super BowlFootballEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 18:57:45 GMTThe latest on the Northeast snowstorm P.M. ESTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsState governmentsAir travel disruptionsGovernment and politicsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPhiladelphiaNew YorkNew York CityBostonNew JerseyMassachusettsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 20:17:23 GMTNASCAR to leave championship format unchanged in 2015, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France says is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 20:00:50 GMTChina moves to accept imports of all US apple varieties, Wash. (AP) — For the first time in several years, all varieties of apples from the United States will go on sale in China.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleInternational tradeEconomyChinaWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 20:17:41 GMTCBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency (AP) — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomic growthEconomySeniorsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEconomic policyGovernment policyGenerationsDemographicsSocial affairs, 26 Jan 2015 19:37:56 GMTFull jury seated to hear murder trial of Aaron Hernandez RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A full jury was seated Monday for the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, and the judge pushed back opening statements until at least Thursday because of a blizzard bearing down on the region.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCelebrityCrimeProfessional footballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:28:10 GMTLeBron, Cavs climb in standings, back in title conversation (AP) — LeBron James sat in his corner cubicle with a towel wrapped around his waist and a look of satisfaction on his face that had been missing for weeks.By TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's sportsAthlete injuriesInternational basketballMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 18:43:51 GMTMonster snowstorm swirls into densely populated Northeast US YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down Monday as a monster storm that could unload a paralyzing 1 to 3 feet of snow swirled into the Northeast.By MEGHAN BARRaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015State governmentsTrafficMunicipal governmentsObituariesGovernment and politicsEventsTransportationLocal governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew JerseyNew YorkPhiladelphiaNew York CityBostonMassachusettsHartfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 26 Jan 2015 20:16:55 GMTCourt: Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell will be free during appeal, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions, a federal court ruled Monday.By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:42:07 GMTComplaints challenge orders limiting female guards at Gitmo MEADE, Md. (AP) — Some female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said Monday.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsMilitary and defenseCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 19:57:45 GMT