FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Feb 2015 13:03:15 -0800Azarenka to face Safarova in Qatar Open final, Qatar (AP) — Victoria Azarenka reached the final of the Qatar Open on Friday after recovering from one set down to beat Venus Williams.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsQatarDohaMiddle East, 27 Feb 2015 19:38:44 GMT30 arrested after Maldives opposition protest, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives on Friday arrested 30 people as thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the capital calling on President Yameen Abdul Gayoom to resign and demanding the release of a former president in police detention.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsPolitical resignationsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsMaleMaldivesSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 19:11:49 GMTKurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq (AP) — Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said.By ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestChristianityBombingsImprovised explosivesReligionSocial affairsSyriaIraqMiddle East, 27 Feb 2015 19:03:33 GMTSyria expels 3 key UN humanitarian staffers NATIONS (AP) — The Syrian government has expelled three key U.N. humanitarian staffers, a decision the U.N. says could have "a major impact" on critical aid operations and harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyHumanitarian crisesCivil warsHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsInternational relationsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 27 Feb 2015 20:34:52 GMTCounty supervisor who killed self was target in prison case, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state auditor says an indicted county official who committed suicide had been targeted in a prison corruption case, and he is predicting that more charges are to come.By JEFF AMYaGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestSuicidesCrimeMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:23:24 GMTArgentina prosecutor Julio Cesar Strassera dies at 81 AIRES (AP) — Julio Cesar Strassera, the prosecutor who won conviction against leaders of Argentina's dictatorship and coined the term "Nunca mas," or "Never again," to describe the repressive period, has died at age 81.By ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsArgentinaBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 19:39:33 GMTUnmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a London lad who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft.By GREGORY KATZ and JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsTerrorismMilitant groupsCrimeWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonSyriaArizonaMiddle EastKuwaitWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:56:39 GMTFormer AIG CEO Robert Benmosche dies of cancer at 70 YORK (AP) — Former AIG President and CEO Robert Benmosche, who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182 billion government bailout, has died of lung cancer at age 70, the company announced Friday.By MARLEY JAYaBusinessGeneral newsObituariesFinancial crisisEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial markets, 27 Feb 2015 20:56:58 GMTHarvey throws to batters for 1st time since elbow surgery ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Matt Harvey drew an ovation from the crowd of 100-150 fans and high-fives from teammates after stepping off the mound Friday.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsNew York CityFloridaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:04:32 GMTHouse Speaker John Boehner invites Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to address Congress (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner invites Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to address Congress.wGovernment and politics, 27 Feb 2015 20:15:09 GMTBonds reduced for father, stepmother in boy-in-basement case (AP) — A judge on Friday reduced the bonds for a Detroit father and stepmother charged with torture and child abuse after the man's missing son was found among boxes in the basement of their townhome.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 18:53:13 GMTMiss America Organization president is stepping down CITY, N.J. (AP) — The president of the Miss America Organization is stepping down after nearly two years at the helm.By WAYNE PARRYaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMiss America PageantEventsBeauty pageantsEntertainmentAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:03:38 GMTMaine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup, Maine (AP) — It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing.By ALANNA DURKINaGeneral newsOdditiesState legislatureTransportation safetyDriving laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislationCell phone etiquetteTransportationLegislatureState governmentsGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessEtiquetteLifestyleMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:38:06 GMTCommuter with measles also dined at Bay Area restaurant, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the commuter who may have exposed at least 1,500 Bay Area Rapid Transit riders to measles also ate at a popular Northern California restaurant.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsCaliforniaBerkeleyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:43:55 GMTFisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform (AP) — The Supreme Court case of a fisherman hooked by a law meant to preserve documents, not fish, is renewing calls to curb the reach of criminal laws that critics say are too vague.By SAM HANANELwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsLegislatureCrimeNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegislation, 27 Feb 2015 20:04:06 GMTBush: Borders less secure if Congress cuts off DHS dollars HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he doesn't see how cutting off the Department of Homeland Security's budget would make the United States' borders more secure.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsBorder securityNational securityPolitical partiesMilitary and defenseGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 27 Feb 2015 19:56:29 GMTAfghan President Ghani to speak to joint meeting of Congress (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is inviting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to address a joint meeting of Congress when he visits Washington next month.wGovernment and politicsUnited StatesAfghanistanNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 20:22:36 GMTRecords: Suspect in Vegas killing was abused as a baby VEGAS (AP) — A 19-year-old accused of killing a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle suffered a fractured skull at the hands of his father when he was a 7-week-old infant, court records and interviews show.By KEN RITTERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeSuicidesCrimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:38:43 GMTThe big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundreds of meters) below to re-shape Earth.By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsScienceWeatherGlaciersOceansEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateAntarctica, 27 Feb 2015 20:38:25 GMTSantorum wants US ground troops to fight Islamic State group HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is considering another presidential run, called for putting 10,000 U.S. troops on the ground to fight the growth of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.By JILL COLVINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:06:18 GMTMan with heart issues revived near Newark Liberty bag claim, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 74-year-old man found unresponsive on the ground near a baggage carousel at Newark Liberty International Airport has been revived by police officers.aBusinessGeneral newsNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:18:03 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 27 Feb 2015 20:33:55 GMTBulls expect Derrick Rose back this season from knee surgery (AP) — The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsAthlete injuriesHealthMen's basketballAthlete healthMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:10:59 GMTJury: Billionaire looted mining firm; trial eyed huge home YORK (AP) — Jurors in New York have found that billionaire Ira Rennert plundered a now-bankrupt mining company to pay for personal luxuries, including a Hamptons mansion that's one of the world's biggest private homes.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate newsLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:31:26 GMTUS, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. and Liberian governments have just begun the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that's only been used on an emergency basis.By LINDA A. JOHNSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthMedical researchMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentDisease outbreaksEpidemicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthAgricultureIndustriesAfricaLiberiaWest AfricaUnited StatesSierra LeoneNew JerseyNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:56:26 GMTMan gets life for killing 80-year-old who was bound, beaten, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 80-year-old woman who was duct-taped to a chair, blindfolded and beaten during a robbery at her northeast Oregon home.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderTheftPendletonOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:46:09 GMTHead injury to suspect as child could be used by defense VEGAS (AP) — A fractured skull suffered by an infant nearly two decades ago at the hands of his father might become a factor as lawyers defend the now 19-year-old man against charges connected to the killing of a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle, his lawyer said Friday.By KEN RITTERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeSuicidesCrimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:49:10 GMTMexico to replace embattled attorney general CITY (AP) — Mexico's embattled attorney general, Jesus Murillo Karam, is leaving the post to take a new cabinet-level job as head of urban and rural development.By MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsCrimeMissing personsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 20:36:06 GMTStocks slip in afternoon after weaker estimate of US growth U.S. stocks indexes were on course for a slightly lower close Friday afternoon. Trading was mostly listless as investors weighed the implications of new economic reports and corporate earnings. Oil rose, recouping some of its losses from a day earlier.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyDebt and bond marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsCommodity marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:10:28 GMTMexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials.By ALBERTO ARCE and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsMunicipal governmentsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesWar and unrestViolent crimeLaw and orderLocal governmentsOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 19:53:28 GMTUS rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo (AP) — A new rule that required military judges presiding over the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to relocate to the remote installation has been rescinded, the Pentagon said Friday.aGeneral newsMilitary correctional systemsLegal proceedingsArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 20:54:10 GMTRecalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans than 250,000 hand trucks are being recalled this week because of a faulty wheel hub. Other consumer products being recalled this week include faulty ceiling fans and electric cooking ranges.By The Associated PressfBusinessLifestylePersonal financeProducts and servicesCorporate newsNevadaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:10:12 GMTNews Guide: What the FCC's 'net neutrality' vote means (AP) — Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes.By ANNE FLAHERTYhtGovernment and politicsNetwork neutralityGovernment regulationsLegislatureTechnology issuesTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesBusinessInternet technologyComputing and information technologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeProducts and servicesCorporate newsGovernment financeState governments, 27 Feb 2015 19:49:14 GMTProposed settlement requires schools to show they provide PE ANA, Calif. (AP) — Thirty-seven California school districts accused in a 2013 lawsuit of skimping on state rules would have to show proof they are providing physical education during the school day under the terms of a proposed settlement.aGeneral newsHealthSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSanta AnaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:55:04 GMTAfter 7 seasons, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' not slowing down ANGELES (AP) — It looks like a drag queen aquarium.By DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentAutomobile racingCelebritySportsMusic, 27 Feb 2015 20:20:20 GMTRacing might return to New England's last thoroughbred track (AP) — New England's last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track might continue to hold live races after all.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsThoroughbred racingHorse racingState legislatureLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:52:42 GMTProsecutor: Fake, rather than real bomb, irrelevant to plot, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say charges against a man accused of trying to blow up the Wichita airport should not be thrown out, even though the explosives used in an undercover sting were fake.By ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsCrimeTerrorismWar and unrestWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:42:32 GMTLawyer argues for dismissal of charge in Slender Man case, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for one of two Wisconsin girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate and leaving her for dead has argued that the charge against her should be dismissed because she believed a fictional horror character called Slender Man would kill her family if they didn't attack their friend — a belief he said amounted to coercion.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:59:30 GMTLawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press.By JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical ethicsLegislatureCelebrityPolitical issuesCampaignsElectionsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:08:15 GMTA look at some discriminatory incidents in Russian football look at some of the incidents highlighted in the report from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the Fare network, which helps to prosecute racism cases for European football's governing body UEFA. London-based Fare says Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup. Following are some of the incidents Fare mentions in its report, which covers two years from 2012-2014.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicity2018 FIFA World CupSports governanceProfessional soccerMen's soccerNazismNeo-NazismInternational soccerFIFA World CupHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsSoccerMen's sportsGovernment and politicsRostov-on-DonRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 18:51:25 GMTTestimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from his phone.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:29:39 GMTThieves crash car through electronics store in San Francisco FRANCISCO (AP) — Thieves drove a car through a high-end electronics store in the latest crash-and-grab heist in the San Francisco Bay Area.By KRISTIN BENDERaGeneral newsAccidentsTheftCrimeAccidents and disastersSan FranciscoChicagoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 27 Feb 2015 19:21:34 GMTDemocrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech (AP) — Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door session.By LAURIE KELLMANwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPolitical partiesLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical organizationsIsraelUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaIranMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:47:15 GMTAnti-Islamic protesters shout at Muslims at Oklahoma Capitol CITY (AP) — A group of supporters formed a makeshift greeting line to escort Muslims into the Oklahoma state Capitol for Friday's first-ever Muslim Day as a smaller group of protesters heckled participants as they arrived.By SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsIslamProtests and demonstrationsReligionSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesSocial issuesOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:49:28 GMTGreek prime minister rules out third bailout, Greece (AP) — Greece's new radical left government has no intention of seeking yet another bailout deal from international creditors and will spend coming months trying to ease the terms of its current commitments, the financially struggling country's prime minister said Friday.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHumanitarian crisesLegislationLegislatureHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 20:01:40 GMTA year after meeting Tiger, Indian golfer on the rise best golfer in India played before an enormous gallery with the kind of buzz that is rare for his country. Anirban Lahiri wound up the winner, a day he won't forget.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMasters Golf TournamentGolfMen's sportsEventsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 20:08:45 GMT8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage, Mo. (AP) — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks, killing seven people before taking his own life.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:03:03 GMTCalifornia farmers to go another year without federal water, Calif. (AP) — A federal agency said Friday it will not release any water for Central Valley farms this year, forcing farmers to continue to scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted.By FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationState governmentsAgriculture and the environmentNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:28:26 GMTObama to host new Afghan leaders at White House on March 24 (AP) — President Barack Obama will host leaders of Afghanistan's new unity government for their first White House visit next month.wGovernment and politicsAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 19:35:14 GMTMan charged in 125 mph fatal Ohio crash competent for trial, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of driving more than 125 mph and causing a crash that killed two people on the Ohio Turnpike is now competent to stand trial, a judge has ruled.By JOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsAccidentsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAccidents and disastersTransportationToledoOhioFremontUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 20:11:51 GMT