FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 11 Feb 2016 08:59:03 -08:005 indicted in 2015 New York City gas explosion that killed 2, 11 Feb 2016 16:46:06 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A building owner and four others have been indicted on charges that include manslaughter in connection with a gas explosion last year that killed two people and leveled three New York City buildings. of dignity: Black seamstress' legacy on display, 11 Feb 2016 16:34:34 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — For generations, any woman who owned a dress made by Willie Otey Kay owned an heirloom, a coveted gem, a treasure beyond price. chief, Germany keep wary eye on Portuguese budget, 11 Feb 2016 16:39:53 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Though Portugal has received conditional approval for its budget from the European Commission, the eurozone's top official and Germany both warned the country not to miss the bloc's deficit targets. Film Festival jury questioned over diversity, 11 Feb 2016 16:43:01 GMTBERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled in the debate about diversity in the movie industry Thursday, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans really." professor calls her protest actions embarrassing, 11 Feb 2016 16:26:12 GMTCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A suspended University of Missouri assistant professor says she's embarrassed about her run-ins with student journalists during race-related student protests in November. Latest: Ex-Kentucky governor takin on his successor, 11 Feb 2016 16:03:07 GMTFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on former Democratic Gov. Steve Besshear's effort to oppose Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's effort to dismantle the state's health care program known as kynect (all times local): police say death toll from train crash rises to 11, 11 Feb 2016 16:27:39 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany say the death toll from Tuesday's head-on train crash in Bavaria has risen to 11. Latest: German foreign min wants breakthrough on Syria, 11 Feb 2016 16:33:33 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local): care battle brewing between governors in Kentucky, 11 Feb 2016 16:04:16 GMTFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear launched a major effort to thwart his Republican successor's health care policies, a move he described as an act of conscience that would protect his legacy and health insurance for more than half a million people. Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany, 11 Feb 2016 16:48:50 GMTDETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the Auschwitz death camp as hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews and others were gassed to death there. Report says EPA knew mine spill was possible, 11 Feb 2016 16:49:47 GMTDENVER (AP) — A U.S. House probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three Western states has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible. Police: Suspect in shooting of Fargo cop found dead, 11 Feb 2016 16:32:10 GMTFARGO, N.D. (AP) — The latest on a standoff in Fargo, North Dakota, that has left a police officer with life-threatening injuries (all times local): moves near final OK of local Internet tax ban, 11 Feb 2016 16:28:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise the Senate began pushing on Thursday toward congressional approval. finds progress since "Fast and Furious" operation, 11 Feb 2016 16:17:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A watchdog report says the Justice Department has made progress since the failed ATF gun-smuggling operation known as "Fast and Furious." But the report says work remains to be done. Harding leads Euro Tour's Tshwane Open by 1 shot, 11 Feb 2016 16:39:59 GMTPRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Justin Harding fired a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour's Tshwane Open in South Africa on Thursday. Stanley to pay $3.2B over contributors to '08 crisis, 11 Feb 2016 16:21:43 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion in a settlement over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations about the value of mortgage-backed securities, authorities announced Thursday. trial for Ohio cop who shot driver in traffic stop, 11 Feb 2016 16:13:42 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — An October trial date has been scheduled for a former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop. nominates managing director Lagarde for second term, 11 Feb 2016 16:03:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has nominated managing director Christine Lagarde for a second five-year term. candidate Ali queries Salman's role in Bahrain protests, 11 Feb 2016 16:13:10 GMTGENEVA (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali has questioned the role of election rival Sheikh Salman in not protecting Bahrain players who alleged abuses after pro-democracy protests in 2011. asks why it took years to prosecute apartheid murder, 11 Feb 2016 16:18:10 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Why has it taken South African prosecutors so long to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu asked Thursday. Cop killed wife, son, torched home then shot himself, 11 Feb 2016 16:37:15 GMTCOLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer with no prior history of domestic violence fatally shot his wife and son and set the family's suburban Albany house on fire before killing himself. Latest: Black Caucus PAC endorses Clinton, 11 Feb 2016 16:42:31 GMTPAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local): 21 wounded in grenade attack in Burundi's capital, 11 Feb 2016 16:16:34 GMTBUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundian police say 21 people been wounded in a grenade attack in the Burundian capital, nine of them seriously. Too early to determine impact of global developments, 11 Feb 2016 16:39:09 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is cautioning that global economic developments have created risks for the U.S. economy but says it's too early to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the course of the Fed's interest-rate policies. Latest: Occupiers say they're preparing to surrender, 11 Feb 2016 16:36:03 GMTBURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local): US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.65 percent, 11 Feb 2016 16:34:58 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the sixth straight week as markets around the globe continued the whipsaw trading that has marked this year so far.'Star Wars' producers charged over Harrison Ford accident, 11 Feb 2016 16:20:06 GMTLONDON (AP) — British health authorities announced Thursday they have issued criminal charges against the producers of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" over an on-set accident in which Harrison Ford broke his leg. Things to Know about the pope's trip to Mexico, 11 Feb 2016 16:30:52 GMTVATICAN CITY (AP) — History's first Latin American pope travels to Mexico on Friday for a weeklong tour of some of the most violent, poverty-stricken and peripheral places in the Americas. He'll be bringing a message of hope and solidarity to victims of drug violence, trafficking and discrimination — a message the Vatican hopes will also resonate north of the border. Swift to kick off the Grammy Awards with performance, 11 Feb 2016 16:27:17 GMTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift will open the 58th annual Grammy Awards with a performance from her nominated album, "1989," while Alabama Shakes, Miguel and 12-year-old jazz pianist Joey Alexander will also perform. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories, 11 Feb 2016 16:03:01 GMTPAJU, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war." Gunman who killed 2 deputies had emotional problems, 11 Feb 2016 16:21:44 GMTABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The son of a gunman who fatally shot two Maryland sheriff's deputies before he was killed in a shootout says his father was a heavy drinker with emotional problems, but never spoke poorly of police., Domingo, McDonald picked for Lincoln Center hall, 11 Feb 2016 16:22:32 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Louis Armstrong, Placido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, Leontyne Price and Harold Prince are this year's selections for the Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center. a recession does to your money, 11 Feb 2016 16:49:31 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — If we are indeed in the midst of a recession — and we won't know we're in one until well after it's begun — stocks likely still have a long way to go down. before controversy, blacks cool to Oscars telecast, 11 Feb 2016 16:04:54 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The largest black audience for the Academy Awards over the last dozen years came in 2005, when Chris Rock was host and Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman won the top male acting awards. Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest, 11 Feb 2016 16:14:50 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors. owner gets prison time for uninspected meat, 11 Feb 2016 16:47:03 GMTSANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a nationwide meat recall two years ago has been sentenced to a year in federal prison. 3 knives, other blades used in Chicago family deaths, 11 Feb 2016 15:56:57 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police believe three knives or other weapons with blades were used to kill five of six family members whose bodies were found last week in their home on the city's Southwest Side. drug dealer to be sentenced for pot operation, 11 Feb 2016 16:21:36 GMTBOSTON (AP) — An 80-year-old man who admitted running a sprawling multistate marijuana-dealing operation faces sentencing in federal court in Massachusetts. rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution, 11 Feb 2016 16:26:19 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians held nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power, with some making a point of taunting the U.S. despite Iran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers. health secretary to impose contract on junior doctors, 11 Feb 2016 16:33:09 GMTLONDON (AP) — Britain's health secretary has taken the unusual step of opting to impose a new contract on junior doctors after failing to strike a deal with thousands of medical professionals in England. suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to kill, 11 Feb 2016 16:44:02 GMTABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Local Nigerian officials say a teenage girl packed with explosives by a Nigerian rebel group ripped off her vest to avoid taking part in an attack on a refugee camp. Virginia: Watch glass being made by hand at Blenko, 11 Feb 2016 16:23:41 GMTMILTON, W.Va. (AP) — At Blenko Glass, you can watch glass being handcrafted the way it's been done for more than 100 years.'Downton Abbey' star Brendan Coyle banned from driving, 11 Feb 2016 16:11:30 GMTLONDON (AP) — Actor Brendan Coyle, who played beleaguered valet John Bates on TV drama "Downton Abbey," has been banned from driving after being caught behind the wheel after drinking. residents live on the edge of crumbling cliffs, 11 Feb 2016 16:08:53 GMTPACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by "you can almost high-five them." Scientists detect Einstein-predicted ripples, 11 Feb 2016 16:06:46 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago. advances bill to require ultrasounds before abortions, 11 Feb 2016 16:28:42 GMTFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and to describe what is seen to the pregnant woman. at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves in, 11 Feb 2016 16:06:52 GMTBURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday after facing authorities who came to the property more than a month into the takeover. dead in riot at northern Mexico prison, 11 Feb 2016 16:43:47 GMTMONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said. Supreme Court invalidates school funding law, 11 Feb 2016 16:13:51 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court struck down a stopgap law for funding the state's public schools on Thursday, saying it left poor districts $54 million short. markets dive amid global selloff, 11 Feb 2016 16:29:47 GMTMajor U.S. stock indexes veered sharply lower in morning trading Thursday as concerns about global economic weakness intensified. The latest slide followed steep market declines all around the world. Financial stocks were among the biggest decliners as investors worried that interest rates in the U.S. and elsewhere would remain low.