FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:43:18 -0800Malloy describes Hesburgh as pastor of Notre Dame, US, worldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/778ff9bec58446168cd916162890c6bcSOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The priest who succeeded the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh as president of the University of Notre Dame told 1,000 people attending Hesburgh's wake that his predecessor was a great and holy priest.By TOM COYNEaGeneral newsSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/778ff9bec58446168cd916162890c6bcWed, 04 Mar 2015 02:34:25 GMTMexico raided migrant train 153 times in last yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e4adeecbcad469d838e8eb5637303a1MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Tuesday they staged 153 raids over the last year on a train known as "La Bestia" that rolled toward the U.S. border crowded with hundreds of Central American migrants.iGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e4adeecbcad469d838e8eb5637303a1Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:23:59 GMTJudge rules man will be tried in Kansas Jewish site killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90bfa53747d24ecd966fe41dc0538e4aOLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist accused of gunning down three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will go on trial for capital murder, a judge ruled Tuesday.By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHaGeneral newsViolent crimeReligious strifeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityKansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90bfa53747d24ecd966fe41dc0538e4aWed, 04 Mar 2015 00:53:46 GMTWells' double-double carries No. 10 Maryland past Rutgershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e01ef5f52814a3fbbe93eb038b68723PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Dez Wells scored six straight points after Rutgers tied the game late in the second half and No. 10 Maryland won its sixth straight game, a much-harder than expected 60-50 victory over the Scarlet Knights on Tuesday night.By TOM CANAVANsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMarylandNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e01ef5f52814a3fbbe93eb038b68723Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:19:13 GMTBrazil: Inquiry sought for politicians in graft scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3401fba433294f569419ebce299ce309RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's attorney general on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court for permission to investigate 54 people, the majority top political figures, for alleged involvement in what prosecutors say is the country's largest corruption scandal yet uncovered.BRAD BROOKSiBusinessGeneral newsPolitical scandalsPolitical corruptionCriminal investigationsGovernment and politicsCrimeCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsPolitical issuesLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3401fba433294f569419ebce299ce309Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:37:36 GMTMan shot by Los Angeles police used assumed French identityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f04254913d2456c9f0b257c48dcf36bLOS ANGELES (AP) — A French official says a homeless ex-con who was killed by Los Angeles police had stolen the identity of a French citizen and was living under an assumed name.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsTheftPolitical and civil unrestLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f04254913d2456c9f0b257c48dcf36bWed, 04 Mar 2015 01:38:03 GMTGeorgetown holds off comeback to upset No. 21 Butler 60-54http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d64112d1af84d6cb17ada9e0a00abd1INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 16 points in his return to Indianapolis, helping Georgetown hold on for a 60-54 victory over No. 21 Butler on Tuesday night.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d64112d1af84d6cb17ada9e0a00abd1Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:37:01 GMTAPNewsBreak: 72 passengers reach settlements in Asiana crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c27991291d742dd8a987e4f63b47f2eSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline said in a court filing Tuesday.By SUDHIN THANAWALAaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c27991291d742dd8a987e4f63b47f2eWed, 04 Mar 2015 02:18:06 GMT"FREAK attack' flaw affected Apple, Android browsershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b075b28e14ac45b293ec53522fe0f657SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack."By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer and data securityComputing and information technologyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b075b28e14ac45b293ec53522fe0f657Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:52:32 GMTCalifornia survey finds Sierra snowpack far below normalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5508580294de4288be20d4cff3e179e9SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California received a double dose of bad drought news on Tuesday, with state officials saying the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is far below normal and that residents again aren't coming close to meeting Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent cut in water use.By FENIT NIRAPPIL and KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsState governmentsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationWeatherWinter weatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCaliforniaSacramentoSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5508580294de4288be20d4cff3e179e9Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:43:54 GMTCongress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44fdb2d98cf54aaeb40ecf659dcf139fWASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months.By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPOwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyPolitical partiesLegislationNational securityImmigrationEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment financeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44fdb2d98cf54aaeb40ecf659dcf139fWed, 04 Mar 2015 01:06:51 GMTDetroit carjack suspect kicked by officer ordered to trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9e84317dce146b6af7ee314ae791986DETROIT (AP) — A man kicked and punched by police officers who were investigating a carjacking was ordered to trial Tuesday after the victim identified him as the armed culprit.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9e84317dce146b6af7ee314ae791986Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:14:22 GMTMother says rampage lawsuit filed to prevent tragedieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/900c579964314a8a9b5a05303a582de2LOS ANGELES (AP) — The anguished mother a college student slain in a rampage outside Santa Barbara last year said Tuesday that she and the parents of two other victims realized their broken hearts will never be mended, but they sued the county sheriff and other parties to prevent future tragedies.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/900c579964314a8a9b5a05303a582de2Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:15:25 GMTFeingold's post-State plans: Wisconsin listening tourhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99dead3bce7442b6a3cb19a1a68471bfMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold is sending signals that he may be considering another run for office, telling his Facebook followers that he plans to travel around Wisconsin extensively to talk about his future after he leaves his State Department post this week.By SCOTT BAUERaGovernment and politicsSocial mediaLegislatureOnline mediaMediaWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99dead3bce7442b6a3cb19a1a68471bfWed, 04 Mar 2015 00:41:32 GMT72 passengers reach settlements with Asiana Airlines, Boeing after deadly San Francisco crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/303b1f5af31e42fd86b6861941769cf9SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 72 passengers reach settlements with Asiana Airlines, Boeing after deadly San Francisco crash.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/303b1f5af31e42fd86b6861941769cf9Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:27:59 GMTAlleged driver charged with murder in deadly LA street racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec7ec8a4044648bca5b1bad7415348adLOS ANGELES (AP) — The man accused of driving a souped-up Mustang that killed two spectators during a Los Angeles street race has been charged with two counts of murder.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec7ec8a4044648bca5b1bad7415348adWed, 04 Mar 2015 00:55:03 GMTOfficials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0786ec5c84904871a9fb3be2e9417d0dWASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with its findings.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansPoliceCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCourtsJudiciaryLocal governmentsMunicipal governmentsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0786ec5c84904871a9fb3be2e9417d0dWed, 04 Mar 2015 01:36:27 GMTDanforth cites political bullying in Schweich eulogyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0994ca0099064c1da1478748b7f2f791CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth denounced the ugly nature of American politics Tuesday while eulogizing Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, suggesting that political bullying and an anti-Semitic whisper campaign led his friend to kill himself.By DAVID A. LIEBaGovernment and politicsFunerals and memorial servicesCampaignsState governmentsGeneral newsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0994ca0099064c1da1478748b7f2f791Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:40:37 GMTPot growers convicted on fed count in state where it's legalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47d8bd7312ba4b148706c77233d2761fSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Three people were found guilty Tuesday of growing marijuana, but they also were exonerated of more serious charges in a widely-watched federal drug case in a state where medical and recreational marijuana is legal.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMedical marijuanaLegal proceedingsCrimeHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47d8bd7312ba4b148706c77233d2761fWed, 04 Mar 2015 02:38:45 GMTEmail issue revives old questions about Clintonshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e8fe5b38820442380ca2ae1842e76daWASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency — the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades.By JULIE PACEhtGovernment and politicsPolitical ethicsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPolitical issuesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e8fe5b38820442380ca2ae1842e76daWed, 04 Mar 2015 01:12:44 GMTSurvivor testifies about 2 friends stabbed, bound, drownedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6db43e7e95ae4294a2051da11b10b385PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who survived being beaten, bound, stabbed in the neck and kicked into the Schuylkill River took the stand in a hearing Tuesday and described the night his two friends lost their lives.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeDrug-related crimeLaw and orderCrimePhiladelphiaNew YorkPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6db43e7e95ae4294a2051da11b10b385Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:12:38 GMTJameis Winston has predraft meeting with Buccaneershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9c82e0e909347f484b6f9bba2341672TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft.sSportsCollege footballNFL DraftProfessional footballFootballCollege sportsEventsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9c82e0e909347f484b6f9bba2341672Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:48:51 GMTReds have 6 doubles in 10-0 win over Indianshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5d4e058dc084c789ec410ddd04279d8GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Brandon Phillips, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce each had one of the Cincinnati Reds' six doubles in a 10-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, the spring opener for both teams.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsEventsClevelandCincinnatiArizonaOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5d4e058dc084c789ec410ddd04279d8Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:20:31 GMTDocuments: Georgia officials indecisive about executionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24abe890c28e4de1b8f495409c934862ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to a court filing.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24abe890c28e4de1b8f495409c934862Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:47:15 GMTUS marshals say man killed by Los Angeles police was wantedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7efade51aecc41a89b1c1b34705dc635LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless ex-convict who was killed by Los Angeles police was wanted for violating probation in a bank robbery case, a U.S. marshal said Tuesday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsMental healthTheftPolitical and civil unrestHealthLos AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7efade51aecc41a89b1c1b34705dc635Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:55:52 GMTGoldschmidt returns from injury, singles for Diamondbackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/121981e373df48e99cb9670c48de58edSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt singled in his first at-bat since breaking his left hand last August, and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened their spring training schedule Tuesday with a 4-0 win over Arizona State.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsMLB Spring TrainingSports transactionsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/121981e373df48e99cb9670c48de58edWed, 04 Mar 2015 02:31:01 GMTJames scores 27 on milestone night, Cavs cruise past Celticshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/728fb0f14de248fba7809c4be880b96bCLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballSports businessAthlete healthLeisure travelTravelLifestyleProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsClevelandTorontoOhioUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/728fb0f14de248fba7809c4be880b96bWed, 04 Mar 2015 02:33:32 GMTNetanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear pathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3112cedd8d38417ab350c32348a52e7aWASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative.By DEB RIECHMANN and ARON HELLERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsIsraelTehranUnited StatesIranMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3112cedd8d38417ab350c32348a52e7aWed, 04 Mar 2015 02:11:02 GMTStates ask judge not to lift stay in immigration lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a57503c260204d05b4e49fd560d69c4eHOUSTON (AP) — A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration asked a federal judge Tuesday not to lift a temporary hold on the directives.By JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsNational courtsImmigrationNational securityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesBrownsvilleTexasNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a57503c260204d05b4e49fd560d69c4eWed, 04 Mar 2015 01:06:42 GMTYellen says Fed learning from mistakes of 2008 crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d7ec7e250f743b7aa586d703d7e3db8WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has worked hard to correct the mistakes exposed by the 2008 financial crisis, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d7ec7e250f743b7aa586d703d7e3db8Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:28:15 GMTUN Security Council OKs sanctions regime for South Sudanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e527db895e340ae9f1d4d57abdae707UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, hoping it will press rival leaders into ending a conflict that has killed tens of thousands in the world's newest country.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsInternational agreementsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policySouth SudanNorth AfricaAfricaSudanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e527db895e340ae9f1d4d57abdae707Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:13:13 GMTNo. 19 North Carolina crushes Georgia Tech 81-49http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b77d873dc60d4ee3b57baab626054d86ATLANTA (AP) — Just in time for a rematch with Duke, No. 19 North Carolina established some late-season momentum by beating Georgia Tech 81-49 on Tuesday night, completing a sweep of the struggling Yellow Jackets.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsGeorgiaNorth CarolinaJacksonUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennesseehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b77d873dc60d4ee3b57baab626054d86Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:15:15 GMTApple, Android browsers vulnerable to 'FREAK attack'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2245887564154240a84e73de85b21661SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack."By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer and data securitySoftwareGovernment policyComputing and information technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesInformation technologyGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2245887564154240a84e73de85b21661Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:04:45 GMTLeBron James moves up to 21st place on scoring listhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bfcf93397564299a1e8fea1651b1546CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has moved into 21st place on the career scoring list with 24,506 points.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bfcf93397564299a1e8fea1651b1546Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:42:34 GMTFast-moving storm dumps snow in parts of Upper Midwesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ea9e580d3e54c0ea922deb89a37908bMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fast-moving storm dumped several inches of snow across the Upper Midwest on Tuesday, making travel treacherous in some areas and leading to at least several traffic-related fatalities.aGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherAccidentsTransportationAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMinnesotaMinneapolisSouth DakotaBostonMassachusettsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ea9e580d3e54c0ea922deb89a37908bWed, 04 Mar 2015 01:32:15 GMTIndonesia nearly ready to execute foreign drug smugglershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4de2e90536b14b5da3bd9db45493f8e1JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia began transferring two Australian prisoners early Wednesday in preparation for the execution by firing squad of nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling, as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.By NINIEK KARMINIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderIndonesiaAustraliaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceaniaJavahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4de2e90536b14b5da3bd9db45493f8e1Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:57:23 GMTAlabama Supreme Court halts same-sex marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98d77d286846466697decf49a0000a6aThe Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, a decision that flies in the face of numerous rulings by federal judges in Alabama and other states across the country who have said banning gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageConstitutionsWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsNational governmentsOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98d77d286846466697decf49a0000a6aWed, 04 Mar 2015 01:41:48 GMTNorth Dakota missionaries detained in Venezuela return homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a8e5a17116340b397e73e49e7715a45FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Four American missionaries who were released after several days of detention and questioning by Venezuelan authorities arrived home in North Dakota on Tuesday, saying they were glad to be back but hoped to return to the South American country someday.By DAVE KOLPACKaGeneral newsVeteransVenezuelaNorth DakotaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a8e5a17116340b397e73e49e7715a45Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:10:18 GMTSony plans to launch virtual-reality headset in 2016http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ecadbc18b8146368311d0f748d06ed7SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony intends on unleashing its virtual-reality headset on consumers next year.By DERRIK J. LANGaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ecadbc18b8146368311d0f748d06ed7Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:29:23 GMTDemocrats upset with GOP effort to fast-track Iran billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4f383bf7d3d4e5a896bad6753aef9b9WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican effort to quickly pass legislation allowing congressional oversight on any Iran nuclear agreement is angering Democrats.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLegislatureNuclear proliferationLegislationPolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesWeapons administrationMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsUnited StatesIsraelIranNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4f383bf7d3d4e5a896bad6753aef9b9Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:57:44 GMTDenver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw with team in slidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84ca1370d84c4bd2be36d55816378404DENVER (AP) — Last week, Denver Nuggets players broke huddle with a chant of "1-2-3 ... Six weeks," interpreted by some as a countdown to the end of a season gone sour.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsCoachingMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84ca1370d84c4bd2be36d55816378404Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:26:36 GMTUS pushes back on Venezuela's order to slash embassy staffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77de16ca108c44bab5695b8d36bd5657CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States on Tuesday pushed back against Venezuela's demand for a dramatic cut in the American diplomatic mission in Caracas.By HANNAH DREIER and BRADLEY KLAPPERiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsPassports and visasGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleVenezuelaSouth AmericaCaracasUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77de16ca108c44bab5695b8d36bd5657Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:27:47 GMTBumgarner hit hard in spring debut, A's beat Giants 9-4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b7a1916d8834fa581662de2cd6aedcbMESA, Ariz. (AP) — World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened their new spring training home by beating the champion San Francisco Giants 9-4 Tuesday.By RICK EYMERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthMesaSan FranciscoArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b7a1916d8834fa581662de2cd6aedcbWed, 04 Mar 2015 01:12:23 GMTAP sources: Eagles deal running back McCoy for Bills' Alonsohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e42b3248446f4819b5b0e2ee67432268BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan's "ground and pound" running attack for the Buffalo Bills next season.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesFootballSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e42b3248446f4819b5b0e2ee67432268Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:18:36 GMTAlabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef6ee01f360340ef90e4c735e5b3c738The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsNational governmentsOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef6ee01f360340ef90e4c735e5b3c738Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:11:02 GMT10 Things to Know for Wednesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ab808b1755f4b6d907e601010e826a8Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ab808b1755f4b6d907e601010e826a8Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:00:06 GMTLawyer: Jury at impasse in Arias case; judge says keep goinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1f11074debf46689e7ae150e3425826PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered jurors in the Jodi Arias case to keep deliberating after her lawyers said the panel had reached an impasse on whether to sentence her to death or life in prison for killing her lover in 2008.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimePhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1f11074debf46689e7ae150e3425826Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:03:53 GMTAP source: Eagles deal running back McCoy for Bills' Alonsohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1e5154d3ea843a8804591449a4689e5BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan's "ground and pound" running attack with the Buffalo Bills next season.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1e5154d3ea843a8804591449a4689e5Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:48:42 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e94ca359b0714051b45ef9531a387b46MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage; contradicts previous ruling by federal judge .aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderState governmentsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e94ca359b0714051b45ef9531a387b46Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:07:00 GMTObama: Congress delayed 'far too long' on Homeland Securityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08cd642ff5bf4f4292dce02ca9e6f61dWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Congress delayed 'far too long' before passing a bill funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year.wGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defensehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08cd642ff5bf4f4292dce02ca9e6f61dWed, 04 Mar 2015 00:57:13 GMT