FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jan 2015 13:30:59 -0800Federal appeals judge Arthur Alarcon dies in Los Angeles ANGELES (AP) — Arthur L. Alarcon, who was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.aGeneral newsObituariesHispanicsLos AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:24:07 GMTEgypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for deadly Sinai attack, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for playing a role in a sophisticated insurgent attack that killed 31 people in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai Peninsula. El-Sissi, a former army chief, cut short a trip to Ethiopia to return to Cairo Friday, as state television broadcast the arrival of the bodies of slain soldiers in coffins draped with Egyptian flags.By ASHRAF SWEILAM and MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Jan 2015 19:50:04 GMTFamily of teen killed by Denver police want federal probe (AP) — The family of a 17-year-old girl who was shot to death by Denver police while driving a stolen car is calling for a federal civil rights investigation into her death.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPoliceLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:16:46 GMTLawyer wants reporter to reveal details in James Brown case, S.C. (AP) — A reporter covering the fight over James Brown's estate has been ordered to appear in court and talk about how she obtained a diary from a woman who says she was married to the soul singer when he died.By JEFFREY COLLINSeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderGeneral news, 30 Jan 2015 20:50:21 GMTUS stock markets down on mixed US economic data, dollar stocks moved lower in late-afternoon trading Friday as investors weighed the consequences of a slowdown in U.S. economic growth and the impact of a strengthening dollar on corporate earnings. Oil prices surged.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesHong KongUnited StatesRussiaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 20:33:07 GMTTop-ranked UK keeps rolling as Cauley-Stein goes missing him up in a red-and-white striped shirt and a pair of bluejeans, give him some brown loafers and round specs, and it would still be easy to find Willie Cauley-Stein.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:58:07 GMTWhite House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children.By NEDRA PICKLERlLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsDisease outbreaksImmunizationsPublic healthHealthChild and teen healthGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:51:49 GMTConsumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world struggles (AP) — There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingLabor economyEconomyGovernment payRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:18:23 GMTSmoking in Big Easy bars, gambling halls to end in April ORLEANS (AP) — In three months it will no longer be legal to smoke in bars and while gambling in the Big Easy.By CAIN BURDEAUtTravelLifestyleSmokingMunicipal governmentsSmoking bansSmoking laws and regulationsTravel laws and regulationsPublic healthHealthLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew OrleansLouisianaBaton RougeUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:39:16 GMTAP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979 YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. Opening statements were made Friday in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012 but says his admissions were false.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:10:12 GMTDems still miffed about Israeli leader's address to Congress (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is still peeved over Republicans' decision to ask the leader of Israel — an archenemy of Iran — to address Congress in March right in the middle of delicate negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program.By CHARLES BABINGTON and DEB RIECHMANNaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsLegislaturePolitical partiesInternational relationsPolitical organizationsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastPhiladelphiaIranNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 30 Jan 2015 20:05:31 GMTMan charged in California family's deaths will be own lawyer BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A California man charged with killing a family of four whose bodies were found buried in the desert can represent himself in court, a judge ruled Friday.By AMY TAXINaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeCaliforniaSan BernardinoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:48:00 GMT6 teens accused of girl's sex assault at Denver-area party, Colo. (AP) — Police in suburban Denver say six male teens are accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a party.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeEducationSocial affairsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:11:26 GMTOil soars on signs US oil companies curtail production YORK (AP) — The price of oil is up 7 percent on indications that production in the U.S. has slowed following the big drop in prices since last June.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:35:42 GMTGrain lower, livestock mostly higher (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:38:32 GMTBillionaire: Taj Mahal benefit cuts an 'essential sacrifice' CITY, N.J. (AP) — The battle for the future of the Trump Taj Mahal casino heated up Friday as the National Labor Relations Board urged a judge to restore workers' benefits and soon-to-be-owner Carl Icahn said the cuts are "an essential sacrifice that must be made" to keep the casino open.By WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsAccess to health careEmployee benefitsLabor issuesHealth issuesHealthPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:41:13 GMTAt a glance: Where the GOP contenders stand in the 2016 race (AP) — Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingCampaignsPolitical action committeesPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesLegislatureNational electionsElectionsDistrict of ColumbiaTexasSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:09:00 GMTJudge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is mentioned.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeProfessional footballNFL Super BowlViolent crimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderFootballEventsFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:13:31 GMTMichigan Lottery drawings have some people seeing double, Mich. (AP) — One day's Michigan Lottery drawings had some people seeing double.aOdditiesLotteriesGeneral newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:10:16 GMTJordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsHostage situationsMunicipal governmentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestKidnappingPrisoner exchangeGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLocal governmentsCrimeAmmanJordanTurkeyJapanIraqSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 20:15:40 GMTGovernment sells scandalized Teapot Dome oilfield for $45M, Wyo. (AP) — A private company finally will be able to drill legally for oil at Teapot Dome, a remote Wyoming oilfield that remains best known for a political scandal that embroiled the administration of President Warren G. Harding in the early 1920s.By MEAD GRUVERaBusinessGeneral newsPolitical scandalsPaintingGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesPolitical issuesVisual artsArts and entertainmentWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:20:08 GMTMurder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old vanished in NY YORK (AP) — Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:58:17 GMTFather of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies, S.D. (AP) — Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S.aGeneral newsObituariesAberdeenSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:24:39 GMTElvis kitsch up for auction after quirky owner's death, Miss. (AP) — Thousands of Elvis Presley-themed items are going up for auction this weekend in north Mississippi.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:57:35 GMTNew lottery tickets come with a side of bacon _ scent, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's new scratch-and-sniff lottery ticket is off to a sizzling start.By HOLLY RAMERaFood and drinkOdditiesLifestyleLotteriesGeneral newsNew HampshireManchesterUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:55:09 GMT2 Ex-Penn St. rugby players get probation in team shed arson, Pa. (AP) — Two former Penn State rugby players have been sentenced to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service on charges they torched the team's storage shed because they were unhappy with their coach.aGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsArsonRugbyCrimeState CollegePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:48:01 GMTList: 10 Super Bowl ads you'll be talking about YORK (AP) — It's almost show time.By MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlCelebrityEventsTelecommunicationsIndustriesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNFL footballProfessional footballFootball, 30 Jan 2015 21:25:30 GMTMassachusetts, Washington museums make Super Bowl bet, Mass. (AP) — The Seattle Art Museum and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, are wagering valuable pieces of artwork on Sunday's Super Bowl.tTravelLifestyleProfessional footballFootballSportsMassachusettsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:46:11 GMTCoach clipping wrestler's long hair leads to investigation, Hawaii (AP) — A friendly bet between a high school coach and a wrestler has led to a suspension and a police investigation in Hawaii.aGeneral newsOdditiesSportsCoachingCriminal investigationsHigh school sportsWrestlingLaw and orderCrimeHawaiiHiloUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:23:00 GMTWisconsin Gov. Walker previews likely White House theme (AP) — Criticizing Washington as a city of power-hungry elites, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday offered a preview of his likely White House message between private job interviews with those looking to help his expected presidential campaign.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsCampaignsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaMadisonWisconsinSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:58:09 GMTBalloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean, N.M. (AP) — A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsOceansEnvironment and naturePacific OceanAlbuquerqueAtlantic OceanNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:23:43 GMTStocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note YORK (AP) — The stock market is sagging at the close as investors weigh a slowdown in the U.S. economy and corporate earnings.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:10:36 GMTTeen killed by police previously cited for resisting arrest (AP) — A 17-year-old girl who was shot to death by Denver police while driving a stolen car was accused in a separate incident of eluding a police officer and resisting arrest just three weeks before her death, court records obtained Friday show.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeCourt citationsLaw and orderColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:36:26 GMTErnie Banks left lasting memories for teammate Williams (AP) — After paying his respects to Ernie Banks on Friday, Billy Williams thought about all the good times they had together.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:57:32 GMTJudge expresses doubt about constitutionality of no-fly list, Va. (AP) — A federal judge expressed skepticism Friday about the constitutionality of the government's no-fly list, suggesting that those who find themselves on it ought to be allowed a meaningful opportunity to clear their names.By MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsNational courtsTerrorismGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryWar and unrestVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:02:06 GMTScientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic find YORK (AP) — Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they'd found long-sought evidence about the early universe are now abandoning that claim.By MALCOLM RITTERaScience, 30 Jan 2015 20:56:58 GMTDenver police solve old murder case, killer's mom had role (AP) — Denver police say the killer in an 18-year-old murder mystery was shielded by his mother until his own death.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:53:04 GMTCanada to criminalize public terror threats (AP) — Canada announced a new anti-terror law Friday making it a crime for people to call for a terrorist attack, even if they don't make a specific threat.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislationLegislatureCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 30 Jan 2015 21:27:45 GMTJury dismissed in Texas veterans parade crash trial, Texas (AP) — A Midland judge says jurors have been dismissed and motions are pending in the trial involving people who were hurt or whose family members died when a freight train struck a veterans parade float.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsVeteransAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:48:35 GMTSome Arizona officials score free Super Bowl tickets (AP) — Tickets for the Super Bowl are in hot demand and running for several thousand dollars, but some Arizona elected officials are getting the perk of going for free or at face value.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSportsTravelLifestyleNFL Super BowlFiesta Bowl GameMunicipal governmentsProfessional footballEventsLocal governmentsFootballBowl Championship SeriesCollege footballCollege sportsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:15:17 GMTUS Rep. Nunnelee sent home after new tumor discovered, Miss. (AP) — Doctors have found a new tumor in U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible, a spokesman for the Mississippi congressman said Friday.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsLegislatureTumorsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessDiseases and conditionsHealthMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:30:03 GMTMurder trial begins 35 years after milk-box kid disappeared YORK (AP) — Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:44:44 GMTIS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique (AP) — The latest Islamic State hostage drama involving a veteran Japanese war correspondent and a young Jordanian pilot marks the first time the group has publicly demanded prisoner releases. It also signals a change in the extremist group's propaganda technique.By ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismWar and unrestSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:42:00 GMT5 may face preliminary charges over jihadi network in France (AP) — Five people have appeared before a French judge and could face preliminary charges over a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town from where several youths went to fight in Syria and Iraq.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFranceParisSyriaIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 20:09:29 GMTDeath penalty sought in Pennsylvania math teacher's killing, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a sixth-grade math teacher during a burglary at her home.aGeneral newsCrimeMathematicsViolent crimeScienceLancasterPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:19:44 GMTWhite House grapples with fraught terrorism language (AP) — Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism.By JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsTerrorismForeign policyRadicalismWar and unrestGeneral newsGovernment policyInternational relationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaAfghanistanMiddle EastNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 21:26:24 GMTEx-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run ANGELES (AP) — An attorney says Marion "Suge" Knight was called over to a fast-food restaurant for a meeting and attacked by four people who beat the former rap music mogul through his truck window and threatened to kill him.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentHit-and-runArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderLegal proceedingsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:50:12 GMTAmnesty: Saudis postpone blogger's flogging for 3rd week, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week Friday in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment, according to rights group Amnesty International.By ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesIslamCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsReligionSaudi ArabiaDubaiJiddahCanadaMiddle EastUnited Arab EmiratesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:02:29 GMTNumber of Las Vegas visitors in 2014 climbs to 41.1 million VEGAS (AP) — A record 41.1 million visitors descended on Las Vegas last year.tTravelLifestyleLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:44:11 GMTJudge: Funeral home wrongly sold Lee Harvey Oswald's casket WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge says the original casket in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried belongs to Oswald's brother, not the funeral home that auctioned it off for more than $87,000.By EMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsAssassination of John F. KennedyHome sellingEventsResidential real estateLifestyleAssassinationsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 20:06:31 GMT