FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 12 Feb 2016 04:07:14 -08:00Russian PM warns against foreign ground action in Syria, 12 Feb 2016 10:43:09 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned other nations against committing their troops to a ground action in Syria, saying it would only exacerbate the conflict. gas leak plugged; residents seek return to normal, 12 Feb 2016 10:54:42 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The massive gas leak that spewed uncontrollably for nearly four months drove thousands of Los Angeles residents to pack up and leave their homes, while others rode it out. Koreans outside closed factories lose steady water supply, 12 Feb 2016 10:46:36 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Among the losers in the retaliatory sparring between the rival Koreas are residents who had been depending on a rarity in impoverished North Korea: a steady supply of water from the now-shuttered jointly run factory park in the North Korean border city of Kaesong. plan major announcement about California island foxes, 12 Feb 2016 10:44:49 GMTVENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Native foxes on islands off the California coast were once on the brink of extinction. of 19-country eurozone grew by quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in last 3 months of 2015, 12 Feb 2016 10:01:17 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Economy of 19-country eurozone grew by quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in last 3 months of 2015. promise unity in Central African Republic vote, 12 Feb 2016 11:17:24 GMTBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — For more than two years, even going to the cemetery to bury a loved one could get a mourner killed too. The threat of attack from Christian militia fighters was once so high that Muslims here began burying their dead at home. strategy pays off for FBI in ending Oregon standoff, 12 Feb 2016 10:54:21 GMTBURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge shouted, argued and raved for all the world to hear. But in the end, they surrendered without a shot being fired, leaving behind a vandalized federal property that authorities will spend weeks combing for evidence, explosives and damage before it can reopen to the public. aim for temporary Syria truce in a week, 12 Feb 2016 11:54:11 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short. farmers clash with riot police in pensions protest, 12 Feb 2016 11:52:43 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed Friday with riot police in central Athens during a two-day protest against the government's plans to impose new tax hikes and overhaul the pension system. Riot police used tear gas to repel them. Greek farmers clash with riot police, 12 Feb 2016 10:45:37 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs clashed with riot police in central Athens on Friday as thousands headed to the Greek capital for a two-day protest against the government's plans to impose new tax hikes and reform the pension system. events in the occupation of the Oregon wildlife refuge, 12 Feb 2016 10:50:33 GMTHere is timeline of events in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon: calls on EU to fight financing of extremist groups, 12 Feb 2016 11:45:42 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has urged the European Union to quickly put into effect measures aimed at curbing the financing of extremist groups. look at key players in Oregon wildlife refuge standoff, 12 Feb 2016 10:52:48 GMTThe last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday, ending a tense standoff that began more than a month ago. The armed group seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 and demanded changes to federal land use policies. reports higher earnings as sales rise, 12 Feb 2016 09:12:09 GMTPARIS (AP) — French car maker Renault says higher sales and further progress on its industrial turnaround plan helped drive a nearly 1 billion euro increase in its earnings last year. who killed 5 family members to be sentenced as juvenile, 12 Feb 2016 10:53:24 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be psychologically rehabilitated. says UAE will put special forces in Syria, 12 Feb 2016 11:31:58 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Persian Gulf ally has agreed to send special forces soldiers to Syria to assist in the development of local Sunni Arab fighters focused on recapturing Raqqa, the Islamic State group's capital. police say slain Spaniard's DNA found in suspect's home, 12 Feb 2016 11:21:19 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Friday they have found bloodstains and DNA from a Spanish victim in the apartment of the Spanish man who was arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering him. Things to Know for Today, 12 Feb 2016 10:49:03 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: meeting Pope Francis, patriarch asserts Russia's role, 12 Feb 2016 09:08:31 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — When Patriarch Kirill meets Pope Francis this week, the historic event will allow the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to assert Russia's leading role in the Eastern Christian world. It may also allow Kirill, a skillful political player with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, to open a new avenue of communication for the Kremlin as it tries to escape Western isolation. possible Zika vaccines months away from broad trials, 12 Feb 2016 09:51:42 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials. competition authorities fine GSK $54.5 million, 12 Feb 2016 11:23:10 GMTLONDON (AP) — Britain's competition authority has fined drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline plc 37.6 million pounds ($54.5 million) for stalling the potential entry of generic competitors of an anti-depressant drug Seroxat into the marketplace. Hong Kong bookseller 'removed' in breach of China treaty, 12 Feb 2016 11:15:18 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China, calling it a "serious breach" of the treaty under which Beijing took control of the city. intelligence arrests nearly 100 militants, 12 Feb 2016 11:43:25 GMTKARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's intelligence agencies arrested a collective of 97 "hardcore terrorists" from three banned groups involved in a string of major terrorist attacks and seized weapons, explosives and communications gear intended for future attacks, a Pakistani official said Friday. ask Emirates for contact with Jordanian journalist, 12 Feb 2016 11:15:35 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An international rights group is asking the United Arab Emirates to allow a Jordanian journalist believed to be held incommunicado by the country's security forces to contact a lawyer and his family. PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East this week, 12 Feb 2016 11:49:49 GMTHighlights from the weekly AP photo report from the Middle East and Afghanistan, a selection of indelible images you might have missed from a region grappling with unrest on multiple fronts. Orleans Mayor Landrieu hails Mardi Gras as a success, 12 Feb 2016 11:07:38 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — From a decline in arrests to a rise in airport passengers, Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Thursday hailed the Carnival season in New Orleans as a success. World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials, 12 Feb 2016 09:10:58 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials. suspends bottling at plant at center of water dispute, 12 Feb 2016 09:57:20 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Coca-Cola suspended bottling at three plants in India, including one in the parched northwest where farmers have been protesting the company's use of dwindling groundwater reserves. to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits, 12 Feb 2016 10:58:45 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber says that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees. moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert, 12 Feb 2016 10:05:20 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others. quake rocks eastern Indonesia; no damage reported yet, 12 Feb 2016 11:56:03 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake rocked parts of Indonesia's main island of Java on Friday, causing panic, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages. stop calling out to comet lander as hope fades, 12 Feb 2016 11:13:58 GMTBERLIN (AP) — European scientists said Friday that they have stopped sending commands to the Philae space probe, which became the first to touch down on a comet more than a year ago. Rick Rubin quietly receives Recording Academy honor, 12 Feb 2016 09:39:11 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Music producer Rick Rubin didn't give an acceptance speech when he received the President's Merit Award from the Recording Academy. The 52-year-old Grammy winner didn't even take the stage. police arrest boyfriend over slaying of actress, children, 12 Feb 2016 10:25:29 GMTLONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested a man wanted over the slaying of a British actress and her two children after he returned to London from Ghana. Latest: Army advances on final supply route to Aleppo, 12 Feb 2016 11:09:21 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local): Latest: Eurozone economy expected to have grown 0.3 pct, 12 Feb 2016 09:34:07 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local): online fundraising gives Clinton a run for her money, 12 Feb 2016 09:17:38 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money, $27 at a time. Latest: Eurozone markets stay higher after growth report, 12 Feb 2016 10:20:55 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local): fight $7M Duke Energy pollution deal, 12 Feb 2016 09:51:15 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Environmentalists are challenging in court a surprise deal in which North Carolina regulators settle decades of suspected groundwater pollution at Duke Energy's coal ash pits for $7 million. king, Iraqi, Saudi officials expected at Munich meet, 12 Feb 2016 09:31:48 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah, the Iraqi prime minister and Saudi Arabia's foreign minister are among those expected at a conference opening in southern Germany, after diplomats agreed to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war. shares gain as bank sell-off abates, oil rebounds, 12 Feb 2016 09:47:23 GMTTOKYO (AP) — European shares rose Friday, shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off in banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12-year low. But Japan's main stock index lost nearly 5 percent, leading other Asian markets lower. works to assure South Carolina of conservative record, 12 Feb 2016 09:12:04 GMTNORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina's Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he's refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit the state's more conservative electorate. people killed in attack on UN base in Mali, 12 Feb 2016 11:42:22 GMTBAMAKO, Mali (AP) — An official says militants have attacked a United Nations base in northern Mali, killing at least three people and injuring 30 others. economy grew a paltry 0.3 percent in Q4, 12 Feb 2016 10:25:21 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The 19-country eurozone grew by a paltry quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the final three months of 2015 despite tail winds such as cheap energy, an export-boosting drop in the currency and monetary stimulus. spending boosted German economy in fourth quarter, 12 Feb 2016 09:29:00 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German economy grew 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter from the quarter before thanks to higher consumer and government spending. earthquake rocks eastern Indonesia; tsunami unlikely, 12 Feb 2016 11:19:40 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake has hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia, but no injuries or serious damage was reported immediately., rebels fortify truce amid stalled peace pact, 12 Feb 2016 11:12:41 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine government and Muslim rebels have extended the stay of international cease-fire monitors at their first meeting since their peace pact stalled amid fears of fresh fighting. killed by police had 20 gunshot wounds, drugs in system, 12 Feb 2016 11:12:19 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An autopsy report says a black man had 20 gunshot wounds and there were drugs in his system when he was killed by San Francisco police in December, a shooting that sparked protests and calls for the police chief's removal. soldiers kill 27 Boko Haram fighters across border, 12 Feb 2016 11:39:31 GMTYAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon soldiers killed at least 27 Boko Haram fighters after launching a cross-border operation in the Nigerian locality of Goshi that also resulted in the death of one soldier, a senior military official said., US to open talks on missile defense aimed at N. Korea, 12 Feb 2016 11:54:24 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, officials said Friday.