FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Feb 2015 03:28:50 -0800Lawsuits keep alive scandals surrounding ex-governor, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's former first lady, Cylvia Hayes — at the center of an ethics scandal that forced the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber — has launched a legal fight to keep her private emails out of the public eye.By JONATHAN J. COOPER and GOSIA WOZNIACKAhtGeneral newsState governmentsPolitical resignationsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionLaw and orderGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 09:07:40 GMTLimited violence in Athens after anti-government protest, Greece (AP) — A few dozen youths smashed four storefronts and two bus stops and burned and damaged several cars, after small anti-government demonstrations by extreme left-wing and anarchist groups in central Athens.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestAthensGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 10:04:58 GMTEU, others: catch plans for Bluefin tuna threaten recovery (AP) — The European Union, Japan and others have criticized Turkey's unilateral decision to exceed catch limits on Bluefin tuna set in an international agreement.By RAF CASERTiGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeEuropeTurkeyMiddle EastWestern Europe, 27 Feb 2015 11:23:28 GMTGlobal stocks lackluster ahead of revised US growth figures (AP) — Global stocks were lackluster Friday after Japan reported mixed economic data and investors waited for revised U.S. growth figures.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesChinaAsiaNorth AmericaGreater China, 27 Feb 2015 09:18:49 GMTHesburgh, former Notre Dame president, dies at 97 BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh was always a man of conscience.By TOM COYNEaGeneral newsCollege footballHuman rights and civil libertiesObituariesFootballCollege sportsSportsSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 11:04:44 GMT'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if it never wins another award, "House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 09:02:51 GMTLloyds to pay dividend for first time since being bailed out (AP) — London-based Lloyds Banking Group passed a milestone Friday in its recovery from the financial crisis, reporting an annual profit and announcing plans to pay a dividend for the first time since it was rescued by British taxpayers.By DANICA KIRKAfBusinessEmergency managementEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyCorporate stockCorporate newsFinancial performanceUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 11:22:44 GMTLawyer: 2nd autopsy of man shot by Washington police differs, Wash. (AP) — A lawyer for the family of an unarmed Mexican man killed by police in Washington state says independent autopsy results differ in at least two key details from statements made by authorities investigating the death.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonTri-CitiesSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 09:05:34 GMTMadonna: Hit her head, got whiplash in Brits stage tumble (AP) — Madonna says she hit her head and suffered whiplash when she was yanked backward down some steps while performing live at the Brit Awards.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 11:26:57 GMTMadonna denounces rise of far right in Europe (AP) — Madonna is lamenting a rise in anti-Semitism and far right politics in France and Europe, re-igniting the anger of France's increasingly popular National Front party.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityFranceParisEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Feb 2015 08:57:51 GMTCambodians angered over nude photo incidents at temples REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.By KRISTI EATONiGeneral newsLifestyleTravelLeisure travelCambodiaPhnom PenhSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 10:22:04 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 27 Feb 2015 11:17:51 GMTSouth African business owners petrol bomb immigrant shop (AP) — South African police say a foreigner was seriously injured when his shop was petrol bombed.iGeneral newsImmigrationBombingsSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth AfricaJohannesburgSouthern AfricaAfrica, 27 Feb 2015 10:20:09 GMTPot fight between DC mayor, Congress could cost the city (AP) — The new mayor of the nation's capital gave her constituents what they wanted — the ability to legally grow and share marijuana in private.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsRecreational drug laws and regulationsLegislatureGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsGovernment regulationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 09:32:23 GMTOil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules (AP) — Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyAccidentsGovernment regulationsFiresTransportationGeneral newsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeCanadaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 08:33:23 GMTSweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent dispute (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement.htBusinessTechnologyPatentsConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIntellectual property violationsIntellectual propertyCrimeGeneral newsSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 09:50:37 GMTChina defends its South China Sea activities as restrained (AP) — China defended its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible Friday after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an "aggressive" effort to assert sovereignty.iGeneral newsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestChinaEast AsiaSouth China SeaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 10:36:42 GMTAirbus says net profit soared in 2014 (AP) — Airbus says its net profit soared 59 percent last year as a record-high number of jet deliveries helped offset a 551 million euros end-of-year charge against its delayed A400M military transporter program.By GREG KELLERfBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 09:41:14 GMTIndian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002, India (AP) — A court in western India has acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in 2002.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 11:26:56 GMTIstanbul police arrest man outside US Consulate (AP) — A Turkish news agency says police have detained man who claimed to have explosives attached on his body, outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul. The man was described as "mentally unstable"iGeneral newsArrestsBombingsLaw and orderCrimeTurkeyIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 09:28:53 GMTReports: Ukraine says it paid $15 million for Russian gas (AP) — Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz says that it has paid $15 million for another month of Russian gas after fears escalated that Moscow could cut off supplies.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 08:53:49 GMT2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists flee from jail, Pakistan (AP) — A senior police officer in Pakistan says two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world's tallest mountains have escaped from jail.iGeneral newsPrison breaksCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderNatural disastersAccidents and disastersPakistanSouth AsiaAsiaPeshawarKashmirIndia, 27 Feb 2015 11:27:53 GMTHollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal, Philippines (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013.By BULLIT MARQUEZiGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental policyTyphoon Haiyan 2013ClimateNatural disastersEnvironmental concernsAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEventsPhilippinesFranceParisSoutheast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 10:14:08 GMTForeign tourists posing nude at temples infuriate Cambodians REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.By KRISTI EATONiGeneral newsLifestyleTravelLeisure travelCambodiaPhnom PenhSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 10:45:41 GMTWidow of slain Briton wants to see 'Jihadi John' on trial, Serbia (AP) — The widow of a British aid worker killed by Islamic State militants says she would like to see "Jihadi John" captured and put on trial.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSerbiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 10:35:40 GMTInternational court judges uphold acquittal of Congolese man HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Friday upheld the acquittal of a Congolese man who was cleared at trial of leading a deadly militia attack in eastern Congo.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeInternational lawLaw and orderInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 27 Feb 2015 11:07:33 GMTIslamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmith, Iraq (AP) — In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, there are lots of stories to tell.By BRAM JANSSENiGeneral newsWar and unrestIraqMiddle East, 27 Feb 2015 08:38:09 GMT2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix (AP) — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.By TERRY TANGaOdditiesProfessional footballFootballSportsPhoenixSun CityArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 09:04:38 GMTUK spies face questions about failure to stop 'Jihadi John' (AP) — British spy agencies are facing questions about how a young Londoner who was on their radar as part of terrorist investigations was able to travel to Syria and become the masked militant known as "Jihadi John."iGeneral newsEspionageCrimeUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 11:09:41 GMTObama goes from interviewee to interviewer for StoryCorps (AP) — President Barack Obama is making the switch from interviewee to interviewer.wLifestyleGovernment and politics, 27 Feb 2015 11:27:13 GMT8 Spaniards arrested on suspicions of fighting in Ukraine (AP) — Police say they have arrested eight Spaniards suspected of fighting on the pro-Russian side in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeSpainUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Feb 2015 10:24:15 GMTBush defends his conservative credentials ahead of CPAC BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeb Bush readily points to his conservative credentials — tax cuts and smaller government as Florida's governor — yet convincing the activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he's one of them might be a tougher sell.By THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsFloridaBeaumontUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 27 Feb 2015 08:32:29 GMT6 women accuse hot yoga founder of sex assaults, groping ANGELES (AP) — A yoga guru who founded a rigorous routine of exercises practiced in steamy rooms around the world is facing lawsuits by six women who claim he sexually assaulted them.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderExerciseDiet and exerciseLifestyleLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 09:03:46 GMTAttackers hack American blogger to death in Bangladesh, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.By JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsReligious strifeIslamismMilitant groupsBloggingRadicalismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestOnline mediaMediaBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 11:09:12 GMTGerman Parliament approves Greece's bailout extension (AP) — Germany's Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens.By GEIR MOULSONiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGreeceGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Feb 2015 10:51:56 GMTCash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies (AP) — Cash-strapped Ukraine sought to buy time in its effort to ensure continued gas supplies from Russia, making a $15 million payment to Moscow on Friday as it waits for international rescue loans to arrive.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesUkraineMoscowRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 11:18:16 GMTPope promotes ex-sex crimes prosecutor in Malta CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named the Vatican's former sex crimes prosecutor, Charles Scicluna, as archbishop of his native Malta.iGeneral newsChristianityCrimeReligionSocial affairsViolent crimeMaltaVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 11:25:49 GMTGerman Parliament approves four-month extension to Greece's financial bailout (AP) — German Parliament approves four-month extension to Greece's financial bailout.iBusinessGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsGermanyGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 10:24:59 GMTGerman Parliament to vote on Greek bailout deal (AP) — Germany's finance minister brought a proposed four-month bailout extension for Greece before Parliament Friday, telling lawmakers the measure was in Europe's best interest.By KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGreeceGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Feb 2015 09:15:04 GMTSouth Korea to tighten gun rules after man kills 3, himself, South Korea (AP) — A man fatally shot three people Friday and was found dead with a suicide note in the second deadly shooting in three days, prompting South Korean police to announce plans to tighten regulations on gun ownership.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsViolent crimeSuicidesCrimeGun politicsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 09:11:05 GMT5 Philippine soldiers killed in communist rebel ambush, Philippines (AP) — The military says five soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in a communist rebel ambush in the northern Philippines.iGeneral newsGuerrilla warfareWar and unrestManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 11:25:07 GMTIndia sees growth over 8 percent, set for 'big bang' reforms DELHI (AP) — A government report says India's economy will grow more than 8 percent in the upcoming financial year and appears to have shaken off its persistent problems of high inflation, rising budget deficits and poor domestic demand.By MUNEEZA NAQVIiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyHiring and recruitmentGovernment and politicsPricesPersonnelGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 10:38:54 GMTUkraine says it pays for gas, Russia demands more (AP) — Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz announced Friday that it had paid $15 million for another month of Russian gas, but Moscow says that the sum will only be enough for an additional day of deliveries.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 09:43:21 GMTDriver freed without charges in California train crash, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators said a pickup truck driver who turned on to railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train made a "mistake," while prosecutors released him from jail as they considered whether to pursue criminal charges.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsHit-and-runAccidentsCrimeAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 09:06:24 GMTPolice arrest 3rd man suspected of helping Copenhagen gunman, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say they have arrested a third man suspected of assisting a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen this month.iGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderDenmarkCopenhagenWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 10:30:08 GMTAfghan avalanches, flooding taking toll across the country, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from severe weather that caused avalanches and flooding across much of Afghanistan has jumped to more than 200 people, and the number is expected to climb with cold weather and difficult conditions hampering rescue efforts, relief workers and U.N. officials said Friday.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 09:09:55 GMTTop-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinals, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the Mexico Open semifinals.sSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 08:57:59 GMTIn message to US, Iran test fires new weapon in naval drill, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday announced it has test fired a "new strategic weapon" in the final day of a large-scale naval and air defense drill, saying the system would play a key role in any future battle against the United States.iGeneral newsWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 10:23:10 GMTUkraine rebels seen withdrawing heavy weapons front line, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist fighters in east Ukraine moved rocket launchers to a location 70 kilometers (43 miles) back from the front line with government troops Friday in the first confirmed compliance with a cease-fire agreed earlier this month.By VADIM GHIRDAiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseWeapons administrationGovernment and politicsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 09:54:58 GMTAttacks kill 8 people in Iraq (AP) — Iraqi authorities say eight people have been killed in a series of bombings and mortar strikes around Baghdad.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 27 Feb 2015 10:43:39 GMT