FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Feb 2017 22:56:35 -08:00Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April, 25 Feb 2017 04:05:27 GMTSAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border. charged in death of UConn student run over after party, 25 Feb 2017 02:56:56 GMTSTORRS, Conn. (AP) — Six University of Connecticut students were charged Friday with alcohol-related offenses connected to the death of a student who was run over by a fire department vehicle after leaving a party last fall. leads Iowa State women in upset of No. 6 Texas, 25 Feb 2017 04:39:06 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Iowa State missed the NCAA Tournament last season after a nine-year run. On Friday night, the Cyclones took a big step toward making a return. critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges, 25 Feb 2017 02:51:40 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs said she won't be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer" after police arrested her on drug charges. stops Bute to become WBC light heavy challenger, 25 Feb 2017 04:54:42 GMTQUEBEC CITY (AP) — Eleider Alvarez stopped former champion Lucian Bute with a pair of right-hand shots in the fifth round to win a light heavyweight elimination bout between the two Montreal-based boxers Friday night. beat Oilers to extend home winning streak to 13, 25 Feb 2017 03:41:47 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Without their usual offensive dominance at home and missing several key regulars, the Washington Capitals kept the puck almost all night and kept their home winning streak alive. who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars, 25 Feb 2017 03:21:55 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award. has career-high 43, Raptors beat Celtics 107-97, 25 Feb 2017 05:48:49 GMTTORONTO (AP) — New talent helped the Toronto Raptors, though a familiar face pushed them over the finish line.'s Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor, 25 Feb 2017 02:42:14 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal. scores 25 points in Nuggets' 129-109 win over Nets, 25 Feb 2017 06:09:18 GMTDENVER (AP) — Running the floor, hitting the boards and putting up points — a lot of them — are becoming staples for the Denver Nuggets., Butler lead Bulls over Suns 128-121 in overtime, 25 Feb 2017 05:08:21 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — To Dwyane Wade, it felt like an otherworldly experience. bars Syrian behind nominated film from attending Oscars, 25 Feb 2017 02:20:08 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities have decided to bar entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer whose harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," has been nominated for an Academy Award. Johnson leads resurgent Heat past Hawks, 108-90, 25 Feb 2017 04:48:44 GMTATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored 23 points and the resurgent Miami Heat helped add new lift to their playoff hopes by beating the Atlanta Hawks 108-90 on Friday night. Foster, Michael J. Fox call for unity at UTA rally, 25 Feb 2017 02:12:56 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — While most celebrities are gearing up for Oscar events, Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and Keegan Michael Key are among those who gathered to speak Friday at a rally in support of immigrant rights. in History, 25 Feb 2017 05:01:21 GMTToday in History crashes near New Jersey apartment complex, 25 Feb 2017 05:31:45 GMTCHATHAM, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter with two people on board crashed near an apartment complex in New Jersey after its tail hit a garage.'s triple-double leads Thunder past Lakers, 110-93, 25 Feb 2017 05:13:15 GMTOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook connected with his new teammates immediately. Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?', 25 Feb 2017 06:15:56 GMTFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport. Potro beats defending champ Querrey in Delray Beach QF, 25 Feb 2017 04:30:30 GMTDELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro never faced a break point and eliminated defending champion Sam Querrey 7-5, 7-5 on Friday night to reach the Delray Beach Open semifinals. 19 DePaul blasts Villanova behind Schulte in 77-50 win, 25 Feb 2017 03:14:34 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Brooke Schulte scored 17 points, and senior standout Jessica January scored 13 for DePaul in her first game action since December, to lead No. 19 DePaul to a 77-50 win over Villanova Friday. gets 9th career shutout, Hurricanes beat Senators 3-0, 25 Feb 2017 04:42:01 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Eddie Lack spent a lot of time this season watching his Carolina Hurricanes teammates play while he dealt with concussion issues. He made the most of a rare chance to play against the Ottawa Senators. Latest: Vigil honors man killed at Kansas bar shooting, 25 Feb 2017 03:15:58 GMTOLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local): man sent to prison for cutting off woman's finger, 25 Feb 2017 04:27:25 GMTGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison after pleading no contest last year to cutting off a woman's finger as part of a ritual to honor a fellow rap music fan. with Alzheimer's faces trial on corruption counts, 25 Feb 2017 02:15:07 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca went on trial on federal corruption charges Friday stripped of a ceremonial badge and unable to present a defense that might have won him sympathy if jurors knew he was in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease. tells Jewish group world will know US supports Israel, 25 Feb 2017 04:55:09 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence assured the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on foreign and domestic issues important to the group, such as enacting business-friendly policies at home and supporting Israel abroad. 25 Drake women win record 17th straight, clinch title, 25 Feb 2017 03:40:57 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lizzy Wendell scored 21 points and No. 21 Drake defeated Northern Iowa 70-57 on Friday night and clinched outright the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship., Wiggins help Wolves beat Mavericks 97-84, 25 Feb 2017 04:32:44 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For a guy who spent the week engulfed in trade rumors, Ricky Rubio looked right at home in Minnesota. Explains: Who competes and how Carnival parades judged, 25 Feb 2017 05:40:18 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll down Avenida Marques de Sapucai, also known as the "sambadrome." For the competitors, getting to the big show is months in the making. takes 1 shot lead after second round at LPGA Thailand, 25 Feb 2017 06:27:31 GMTCHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Amy Yang of South Korea fired a 67 for a one shot advantage over Chinese Shanshan Feng and local hope Ariya Jutanugarn after the delayed halfway stage of the US$1.6 million LPGA Thailand at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course on Saturday., Jazz take charge in lane to beat Bucks 109-95, 25 Feb 2017 04:31:46 GMTMILWAUKEE (AP) — A thunderous dunk by Gordon Hayward seemed to wake the Utah Jazz out of an early slumber. 10 Oregon State defeats No. 8 Stanford 50-47, 25 Feb 2017 06:39:23 GMTCORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Marie Gulich made a go-ahead layup with 14.4 seconds left and No. 10 Oregon State clinched a share of the Pac-12 regular season title with a 50-47 victory over No. 8 Stanford on Friday night. joins Nationals; Judge hits long homer for Yankees, 25 Feb 2017 03:23:43 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Matt Wieters finally has a new team. One crazy accident turned his free agency into a harrowing experience. device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down, 25 Feb 2017 02:29:50 GMTOLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it. Analysis: Will China be North Korea's Trump card?, 25 Feb 2017 06:43:22 GMTTOKYO (AP) — China's announcement it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, and mutual, security problem: North Korea's nukes. While China is Pyongyang's biggest enabler, it is also the biggest outside agent of regime-challenging change — just not in the way Washington has wanted. again greet McConnell appearance at home, 25 Feb 2017 02:06:44 GMTLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Protesters who shadowed Mitch McConnell during his home state appearances this week are vowing to keep tracking the Senate majority leader whenever he returns to Kentucky. House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports, 25 Feb 2017 03:29:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents. orders expulsion of abortion ship, crew, 25 Feb 2017 02:35:42 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's immigration office on Friday ordered the expulsion of a ship run by a Dutch nonprofit organization that performs free abortions onboard in international waters. beat Grizzlies 102-92 to end six-game skid, 25 Feb 2017 04:17:26 GMTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George noticed the noise, even before perhaps the loudest ovation he's received all season during player introductions. gov't creates commission to probe prison conditions, 25 Feb 2017 03:16:41 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti announced a new government commission on Friday to probe the country's prisons and other overcrowded lockups and make recommendations to improve desperate conditions for inmates., Fox call for unity at rally for immigration rights, 25 Feb 2017 06:32:39 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars on Sunday and the whirlwind of events and parties this weekend, celebrities and top talent agents gathered in Beverly Hills Friday to do something to do something a little different: rally for immigration rights. kick off rust from layoff to beat Clippers 105-97, 25 Feb 2017 06:18:44 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points despite foul trouble and the San Antonio Spurs shook off the rust from a nine-day layoff to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-97 on Friday night for their third straight win. leads Flames past Panthers 4-2 for 3rd straight, 25 Feb 2017 04:42:15 GMTSUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Calgary Flames are having a successful road trip, while the Florida Panthers are struggling at home.'s goal breaks tie in 3rd, Stars beat Coyotes 5-2, 25 Feb 2017 05:54:02 GMTDALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn was hardly willing to concede that Dallas is out of playoff contention, even after the Stars made a trade earlier in the day that seemed to indicate they were looking to the future. Big Town's momentum grows with Ryman residency, 25 Feb 2017 05:55:55 GMTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At the close of the first-ever residency at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday, country vocal group Little Big Town gave the audience a glimpse of how some of the first performers on that stage sounded like. Explains: What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses, 25 Feb 2017 04:26:38 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war. Church went into lockdown after Kansas bar shooting, 25 Feb 2017 03:50:41 GMTOLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):, Saric lead Sixers to 120-112 win over Wizards, 25 Feb 2017 02:48:43 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Robert Covington had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Dario Saric added 20 points and 11 boards, and the depleted Philadelphia 76ers beat the Washington Wizards 120-112 on Friday night. buried in sand dune for 40 years is finally unearthed, 25 Feb 2017 02:28:16 GMTTRURO, Mass. (AP) — A Jeep buried in sand in Massachusetts 40 years ago has finally been dug out. Explains: Why the Democratic Party chair race matters, 25 Feb 2017 04:50:41 GMTATLANTA (AP) — National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country', 25 Feb 2017 04:04:51 GMTOLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.