FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:46:02 -0800Correction: Sears-Results storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0ac2b0906b0467d81addf4ba94010c1NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 27 about Sears Holdings Corp., The Associated Press reported erroneously that Chief Financial Officer Rob Schriesheim said in a statement that the actions Sears took in 2014 — such as store closures and inventory reduction — generated $2.3 billion in liquidity.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsCorporate stockConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0ac2b0906b0467d81addf4ba94010c1Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:49:41 GMTAmsterdam warns tourists white heroin being sold as cocainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90251b2f5f564154a7dce277044d4421AMSTERDAM (AP) — Authorities in Amsterdam warned Friday that potentially lethal white heroin is being sold as cocaine in the city after three Danish tourists became ill this week.iGeneral newsHealthTravelLifestyleDrug-related crimeCrimeAmsterdamNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90251b2f5f564154a7dce277044d4421Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:37:48 GMT8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b2a1f10bbf547f2886be5cbaa4674bfTYRONE, Mo. (AP) — A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small Missouri town before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b2a1f10bbf547f2886be5cbaa4674bfFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:35:41 GMT30 arrested after Maldives opposition protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7670512a910e44f79796c724ca78547eMALE, 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7670512a910e44f79796c724ca78547eFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:47:38 GMTCredit card thief swallows diamond ring, police sayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e71e5cd5654945bcb23b88538cf8dd23VICTOR, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New York man suspected of using stolen credit cards to buy expensive jewelry tried to hide some of the evidence by swallowing a diamond ring.aGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e71e5cd5654945bcb23b88538cf8dd23Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:15:55 GMTKurdish fighters enter IS stronghold in northeastern Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2409eb3a4871417688791c9ef609fcdfBEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that has been a key stronghold of the Islamic State group and planted their flag on the edge of the town, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said.By ASHRAF KHALILiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsChristianityImprovised explosivesReligionSocial affairsSyriaIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2409eb3a4871417688791c9ef609fcdfFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:05:09 GMTSomali pirates release 4 Thai sailors held nearly 5 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b397137f5d2a4d3684ca3cb9750f0f13MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali pirates have released four Thai sailors who were held hostage for nearly five years, the longest period of captivity of hostages held by Somali pirates, a U.N. official said Friday.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsHostage situationsMaritime piracyKidnappingCrimeSomaliaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b397137f5d2a4d3684ca3cb9750f0f13Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:34:10 GMTPolice: Mom let tot sip margarita, poured some in sippy cuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7383d738eb6b468baed42c9d45da3b55SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts woman allowed her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and poured some of it into the girl's sippy cup.aGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7383d738eb6b468baed42c9d45da3b55Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:31:59 GMTCongress close in on short-term Homeland Security billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d09c304e781f43b0ac458fbbcbc19642WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin.By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPOwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyLegislationNational securityImmigrationEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment financeSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d09c304e781f43b0ac458fbbcbc19642Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:46:03 GMTHesburgh, former Notre Dame president, dies at 97http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31842824988f42349ba397830c6d4eecSOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents — or legendary football coaches.By TOM COYNEaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballHuman rights and civil libertiesObituariesFootballCollege sportsSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31842824988f42349ba397830c6d4eecFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:40:55 GMTSigned contracts to buy US homes rise to 18-month highhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/801f3fe8cd1a42f68289d694d444f8c1WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome sellingHome buyingEconomyReal estateConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performanceResidential real estateLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/801f3fe8cd1a42f68289d694d444f8c1Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:59:12 GMTNASA approves Sunday spacewalk despite water leak in helmethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d497cb5816cd4c45bc3529146aa3cf0bCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts will venture back out for a spacewalk this weekend, despite a helmet water leak.By MARCIA DUNNaScienceSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d497cb5816cd4c45bc3529146aa3cf0bFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:47:30 GMTOSCE officials say Ukraine is at crossroads of war and peacehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7c6296539904b0b9f891850f47fa9a4UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top officials of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Ukraine say the country is at a crossroads with a significant reduction in combat operations and the withdrawal of some heavy weapons.iGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7c6296539904b0b9f891850f47fa9a4Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:21:52 GMT'Black Madam' testifies at buttocks-injection murder trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c66c54e6f0174495b8b3376914c46655PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer she injected with silicone is testifying about the products she used for underground buttocks enhancements.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsGender issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c66c54e6f0174495b8b3376914c46655Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:53:23 GMTUN free speech expert praises US net neutrality decisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/176149c2ae1843cd9d9c87d8755579a9BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s independent expert on freedom of speech has praised the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for voting to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyNetwork neutralityTechnology issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/176149c2ae1843cd9d9c87d8755579a9Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:45:02 GMTEarl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9dbab24ab9c45b6aa80faed2a7ccd36Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.By The Associated PresssSportsObituariesMen's basketballBasketballAfrican-AmericansCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional basketballMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9dbab24ab9c45b6aa80faed2a7ccd36Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:49:58 GMTFormer Gov. Rick Perry: Obama has made the world less safehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a726ad3dfbf4f0a9f27c0b2cb26b50dOXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday blasted President Barack Obama's record on foreign policy, calling for a harder-line approach in the Middle East and accusing the administration of "making grave calculations that make the world less safe."By JILL COLVINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsForeign policyInternational relationsPolitical partiesGovernment policyPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a726ad3dfbf4f0a9f27c0b2cb26b50dFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:31:55 GMTRussian diplomat slams "destructive" US stancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff239b7b13914049b90f789fe5bf383dMOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat has accused the U.S. administration of taking a "destructive" stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could retaliate.iGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff239b7b13914049b90f789fe5bf383dFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:41:52 GMTStock market slips after weaker-than-expected growth in UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/422344c340f34e089b688ac652b202bcU.S. financial markets were essentially flat in morning trading Friday, as investors weighed a mix of U.S. economic data and the latest corporate earnings. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic growthDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/422344c340f34e089b688ac652b202bcFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:30:57 GMTMexico official: Top capo nabbed in western Michoacan statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3421cd5c708a488486e6bf034a72c50cMEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords who terrorized the western state of Michoacan as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMunicipal governmentsGangsGovernment and politicsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesWar and unrestNational governmentsViolent crimeSmugglingLocal governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3421cd5c708a488486e6bf034a72c50cFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:42:25 GMTDebates rage over color of dress photographed in rare lighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fffd51e461cf4649873d6df5b4a8dcbaIt's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?By SHAWN POGATCHNIKaGeneral newsOdditieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fffd51e461cf4649873d6df5b4a8dcbaFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:31:27 GMTPolice: 7 fatally shot, gunman dead in southern Missourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff8a58767819494abc98445d11caaf6aKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gunman went house to house, fatally shooting seven people and wounding one overnight in a small southern Missouri town before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff8a58767819494abc98445d11caaf6aFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:41:10 GMTTravis Kvapil's NASCAR car stolen from hotel before racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc535cddd95744048e42cd138cac30adATLANTA (AP) — Police say Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car has been stolen ahead of a race this weekend near Atlanta.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc535cddd95744048e42cd138cac30adFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:35:55 GMTObama meets with Liberian leader to discuss Ebola recoveryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0f840889de64615a95d1f4341c5be55WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to discuss the ongoing response to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa and Liberia's recovery from the deadly virus.wGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthLiberiaUnited StatesWest AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0f840889de64615a95d1f4341c5be55Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:00:30 GMTRussian court upholds sentence for opposition leader Navalnyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcd5739cb3ba48908de4e24f6d1a2d1eMOSCOW (AP) — An appeals court in Moscow on Friday upheld a 15-day sentence for prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcd5739cb3ba48908de4e24f6d1a2d1eFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:13:30 GMTDetentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa553fe2823d4128a5817751f023529dMEXICO CITY (AP) — Recent captures or killings of top Mexican drug cartel leaders:By The Associated PressiGeneral newsArmed forcesArrestsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa553fe2823d4128a5817751f023529dFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:13:17 GMTSouth African business owners petrol bomb immigrant shophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ec0e2ad23604b6ba1d35c9492d28de9JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say a foreigner was seriously injured when his shop was petrol bombed.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsImmigrationBombingsSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth AfricaJohannesburgSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ec0e2ad23604b6ba1d35c9492d28de9Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:41:57 GMTBombings, mortar fire kill 10 people in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0f6a80ddaf746e9b4457ca5f258a858BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings and mortar strikes in and near the Iraqi capital killed 10 people on Friday as Baghdad police discovered six bodies with gunshot wounds, officials said.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0f6a80ddaf746e9b4457ca5f258a858Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:24:48 GMTFiat Chrysler recalls 467K SUVs for possible stallinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/713af71bf6584ff0a12efe8169b5647aDETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to fix a faulty fuel pump relay at the root of a potential stalling problem.By TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/713af71bf6584ff0a12efe8169b5647aFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:20:54 GMTICC Prosecutor: Evidence against Ugandan rebel incompletehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9a1ed592f804dc8bbbe7e8033f614b6KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Friday that more time is needed to gather evidence against a Ugandan rebel commander who faces trial at The Hague court.By RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsUgandaKampalaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9a1ed592f804dc8bbbe7e8033f614b6Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:22:12 GMTFighting a bad cold, Biden cancels trip to Uruguayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db96c2cb8c704f6b8ee7090025e02877WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is canceling a planned trip to Uruguay because of an illness.By JOSH LEDERMANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesUruguayNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db96c2cb8c704f6b8ee7090025e02877Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:38:28 GMTHouse clears way for short-term Homeland Security billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/834635b2b0004fa9b49993c0088f0073WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin.By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPOwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyLegislationNational securityImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/834635b2b0004fa9b49993c0088f0073Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:30:50 GMTGrain lower, livestock mostly higherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8964521c28a5448f98cd04ab8fd9a98aCHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8964521c28a5448f98cd04ab8fd9a98aFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:55:27 GMTAs tastes change, big food makers try hipster guiseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0a64a8e27d44507ab7bd88002e31c1aHUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsRestaurantsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFood and drinkLifestyleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0a64a8e27d44507ab7bd88002e31c1aFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:33:58 GMTEU, others: Catch plans for Bluefin tuna threaten recoveryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d201a26d2f04a16a080ba5df8b84623BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, Japan and other nations hunting for the eastern Atlantic Bluefin tuna are fearful that Turkey's unilateral decision to exceed catch limits agreed last year is threatening the stock recovery and the organization regulating its conservation.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsScienceFishAnimalsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeTurkeyEuropeJapanMediterranean SeaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d201a26d2f04a16a080ba5df8b84623Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:24:42 GMTInternational court judges uphold acquittal of Congolese manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44ffb480d2b5431585d5c5546f9c588eTHE 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 AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44ffb480d2b5431585d5c5546f9c588eFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:08:32 GMTBlack Madam talks silicone in buttocks-injection murder casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff6fd2c03d884c7785b622f60a9f5dd2PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer she injected with low-grade silicone said Friday she never heard any complaints from the numerous transgender women who sought her services for a more plump buttocks.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsGender issuesCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff6fd2c03d884c7785b622f60a9f5dd2Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:40:01 GMTSoviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw squarehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df1ed790bc0a4b4b84b92ca18cdcaab6WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw city councilors have banned a 1945 monument of Polish-Soviet World War II brotherhood in arms from being returned to its place in a city square.By MONIKA SCISLOWSKAiGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPolandMoscowWarsawEastern EuropeEuropeRussiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df1ed790bc0a4b4b84b92ca18cdcaab6Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:34:20 GMTUK spies face questions about failure to stop 'Jihadi John'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b06028c3a6b4b52973f985a8fd780dcLONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that Britain's intelligence services do a good job and make "incredibly difficult judgments," after revelations that the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" had been on their radar for years.By GREGORY KATZ and JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsEspionageIslamTerrorismCrimeReligionSocial affairsWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonSyriaMiddle EastKuwaitWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b06028c3a6b4b52973f985a8fd780dcFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:33:42 GMTScale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cddd0fcf05684d8994ce1df9887e9df7LONDON (AP) — Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press.By ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicity2018 FIFA World CupFIFA World Cup2014 FIFA World Cup2022 FIFA World CupInternational soccerSports governanceMen's soccerProfessional soccerNazismNeo-NazismSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesEventsSoccerMen's sportsGovernment and politicsRussiaMoscowSaint PetersburgRostov-on-DonUnited KingdomEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cddd0fcf05684d8994ce1df9887e9df7Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:18:37 GMTAttackers in Bangladesh hack to death American bloggerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a355f4becd59411280cb2589e3c2cf2aDHAKA, 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 strifeIslamismBloggingRadicalismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleBangladeshDhakaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a355f4becd59411280cb2589e3c2cf2aFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:54:42 GMTColts' Luck to join NFL players, celebrities on USO triphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/805b8ceecd3d4aec8901b87454cbdb6eINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will join his coach, two other football players and a small group of celebrities on a future overseas USO trip.eArts and entertainmentSportsCelebrityProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/805b8ceecd3d4aec8901b87454cbdb6eFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:43:57 GMTZimbabwe's Mugabe to celebrate 91st birthdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c9212b5c6b14203b64f3a3c27e6b41cJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's longtime leader, has sought to brush away concerns that his wife controls him, saying she is "not the power behind my throne."By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsAfricaZimbabweSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaLesothohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c9212b5c6b14203b64f3a3c27e6b41cFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:23:44 GMTTestimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8c88638c1dd4b64a589c70674e84f25FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A phone company official testifying in Aaron Hernandez's murder trial says several text messages the former NFL player exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing are missing from his phone.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8c88638c1dd4b64a589c70674e84f25Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:46:12 GMTRubio: Obama sees deal with Iran as his legacyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e8c2fffb9b04b7bacd464704bc54936OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law was the legacy of his first term and he is pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran as the hallmark of his second, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida told conservative activists on Friday.By PHILIP ELLIOTTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsForeign policyPolitical partiesGovernment policyInternational relationsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesIsraelIranNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e8c2fffb9b04b7bacd464704bc54936Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:35:57 GMTUS consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weatherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57ee18c3a81d4a09b9e4d2229268c2a8WASHINGTON (AP) — Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. But confidence levels still remain at the highest level in eight years.By PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsWeatherRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57ee18c3a81d4a09b9e4d2229268c2a8Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:08:09 GMTUS, Cuba restart embassy talks; breakthrough seems unlikelyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efe78c65afdc4014ab6201a0392daef9WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Cuba held a second round of negotiations Friday on restoring diplomatic relations after a half-century interruption, although an immediate breakthrough appeared unlikely.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEmbassiesDiplomacyTerrorismInternational relationsWar and unrestCubaUnited StatesSouth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efe78c65afdc4014ab6201a0392daef9Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:05:27 GMT911 caller: Girlfriend confessed to killing chief's brotherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97b7641d85ed40659e68887768c80b6aCLEVELAND (AP) — A 911 caller reporting the fatal shooting of the brother of Cleveland's police chief said the man's girlfriend confessed to killing him, according to a recording of the call released by the city.aGeneral newsCrimePoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioPittsburghUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97b7641d85ed40659e68887768c80b6aFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:12:37 GMTICC prosecutor: Evidence against Ugandan rebel incompletehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/847554cb31d44f218930b5028c3f54a4KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor says she needs more time to build the case against against a Ugandan rebel commander who faces charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.iGeneral newsUgandaKampalaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/847554cb31d44f218930b5028c3f54a4Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:51:20 GMTCompetitors hungry for Seminole blackjack deal to expirehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a523eced741140fb868f7b091e24302fMIAMI (AP) — As Florida lawmakers appear ready to allow key portions of the state's high-stakes gambling deal with the Seminole to expire, other gambling interests are watching keenly for openings in the multi-billion dollar industry if the tribe and Gov. Rick Scott can't negotiate something new.By JENNIFER KAYaBusinessGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsGambling laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a523eced741140fb868f7b091e24302fFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:39:10 GMT