FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Feb 2015 14:57:45 -0800Iowa State stuns No. 3 Baylor 76-71, Iowa (AP) — Senior Fallon Ellis scored a career-high 18 points and unranked Iowa State stunned No. 3 Baylor 76-71 on Saturday, handing the Lady Bears their second straight loss after a 26-1 start.By LUKE MEREDITHsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsAmesIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:57:58 GMTHarrington takes 36-hole lead, then more rain in Florida BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Padraig Harrington is a 36-hole leader on the PGA Tour for the first time in nearly five years and he knows he has a long way to go.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFloridaIrelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 21:55:51 GMTBrice Johnson leads No. 15 North Carolina past Miami 73-64 GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help No. 15 North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami with a 73-64 victory Saturday.By STEVEN WINEsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballCollege basketballAthlete healthBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMiamiFloridaNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:51:42 GMTBlasts from women suicide bombers kill 4 in north Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — A witness and a security officer say four people died when two women blew themselves up at a bus stop in a village in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a series of suicide bombings carried out by females and blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.iGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Feb 2015 21:19:50 GMTBrazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say they've captured an American sect leader wanted for sex crimes against girls in the United States and who is on the U.S. marshals' most wanted list.iGeneral newsArrestsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeBrazilRio de JaneiroUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:50:26 GMTGOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge (AP) — Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyLegislationPolitical partiesNational securityImmigrationEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 19:46:18 GMTPlayers' union head: future spring games in Cuba possible, Ariz. (AP) — Cuba could be a spring training destination once more.By TOM WITHERSsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMLB Spring TrainingMen's sportsEventsCubaHavanaUnited StatesArizonaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:14:20 GMTTiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself CITY, Mo. (AP) — Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven people in a spasm of violence that ended when the gunman shot himself to death on a rural county road.By MARGARET STAFFORDaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:22:45 GMTWinter's reach: Southwest gets snow, California awaits storm, N.M. (AP) — Parts of the Southwest dealt with a second day of snow Saturday as Californians spent the day waiting for the start of a storm that was expected to bring much-needed rain for much of the state.Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherAccidentsAccidents and disastersAlbuquerqueCaliforniaDallasNew MexicoFort WorthArizonaIowaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 28 Feb 2015 21:50:59 GMTEnvironmental activists disrupt meeting by Olympic officials DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmental activists burst into the lobby of a luxury hotel on Rio's Copacabana Beach where IOC officials were meeting Saturday, protesting against ecological destruction related to the 2016 Olympics.By STEPHEN WADE and JENNY BARCHFIELDiGeneral newsSportsEnvironmental activismSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesSports governanceEventsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 20:42:12 GMTChile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die, Chile (AP) — Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis.iGeneral newsEuthanasiaDeath and dyingHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 22:33:46 GMTAnthony Mason, rugged forward of 1990s Knicks, dies at 48 YORK (AP) — Anthony Mason's game was grit over glitz, more force than flash.By RICK FREEMANsSportsObituariesMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:17:03 GMTGreek police arrest 2 suspected members of anarchist group, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested two people allegedly belonging to armed anarchist group Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire.iGeneral newsConspiracyArrestsCrimeLaw and orderGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 20:32:05 GMT30 struggling Colorado schools have 1 more year to improve, Colo. (AP) — A magnet middle school in Colorado Springs with a focus on aviation and Pueblo City Schools are among 30 schools in Colorado in their fifth consecutive year of low academic performance. Under Colorado's accreditation rating system, those schools are considered to be failing and could face state sanctions.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationSchool rankingsEducationSocial affairsSchool administrationPuebloColoradoColorado SpringsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 19:59:45 GMTYouth hockey players escape injury in rink roof collapse, Mass. (AP) — A youth hockey team escaped without injury when part of a snow-weighted roof collapsed at a skating rink on Saturday morning, officials said.aGeneral newsYouth sportsAthlete injuriesFigure skatingHockeyYouth hockeyAccidentsAccidents and disastersSportsAthlete healthSkatingMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 20:57:49 GMTRio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city's progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games — activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.By STEPHEN WILSON AND STEPHEN WADEiGeneral newsSportsProtests and demonstrationsWomen's sportsOlympic gamesEnvironmental activismSummer Olympic gamesEventsPolitical and civil unrestEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 22:53:57 GMTHamilton hones Mercedes with fastest time at F1 testing, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes at the top of the timesheet for a second straight day of Formula One preseason testing on Saturday.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 20:43:29 GMTTV SportsWatch — USA Indoor Championships, at BostonBy The Associated PresssWomen's sportsCollege sportsCollege basketballBasketballMen's golfWomen's basketballGolfProfessional soccerTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaSportsMen's sportsSoccerProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's soccerFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:33:40 GMTGolf Capsules BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Padraig Harrington is a 36-hole leader on the PGA Tour for the first time in nearly five years and he knows he has a long way to go.By The Associated PresssSportsWomen's golfMen's golfMen's sportsGolfWomen's sportsFloridaSouth AfricaThailandUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouthern AfricaAfricaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Feb 2015 22:46:22 GMTFrom Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group (AP) — Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youth as far afield as Paris, London and New York.By RYAN LUCASiGeneral newsArrestsMilitant groupsCultural preservationTerrorismCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestCulturesSocial affairsUnited KingdomSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesLondonNew YorkNew York CityIraqIstanbulWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaEnglandTurkey, 28 Feb 2015 20:18:45 GMTBlackshear leads No. 17 Louisville past Florida St 81-59, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Blackshear scored 18 points and Montrezl Harrell added 16 points as No. 17 Louisville cruised to an 81-59 win over Florida State on Saturday.sSportsCollege basketballMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 20:06:44 GMTNemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power.By LYNN BERRYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisProtests and demonstrationsNational governmentsEconomyViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderEventsPolitical and civil unrestBusinessTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestRussiaMoscowUkraineChechnyaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 20:55:45 GMTRally against Wisconsin anti-union measure smaller than 2011, Wis. (AP) — Thousands of Wisconsin union workers rallied at the Capitol Saturday to protest a "right-to-work" proposal that would outlaw the mandatory payment of union dues, but the crowd was much smaller than those in 2011 against Gov. Scott Walker's law stripping public sector unions of much of their power.By DANA FERGUSONaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:35:40 GMTStolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta, Ga. (AP) — The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot.By PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingTheftNASCARCrimeAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:19:47 GMTAnnual report offers new clues about Buffett's successor, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he's built as Berkshire Hathaway's CEO over the past 50 years, but he's also willing to admit making a few costly mistakes along the way.By JOSH FUNKaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 28 Feb 2015 22:19:16 GMTWichita St beats Northern Iowa to win Missouri Valley title, Kan. (AP) — Playing in front of a spirited crowd in one of the biggest home games in school history, Wichita State responded.By JEFFREY PARSONsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIowaWichitaSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth AmericaKansasMissouri, 28 Feb 2015 22:56:23 GMTAP Interview: Greece's repayments to ECB need discussion, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said Saturday.By ELENA BECATOROSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyLegislatureEconomic growthGovernment financeGovernment business and financeDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGreeceAthensGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 20:42:36 GMTSenator: Venezuela frees 4 North Dakota missionaries LAKE, N.D. (AP) — Sen. John Hoeven says Venezuela has released four missionaries from North Dakota who were detained several days ago.aGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaNorth DakotaDevils LakeSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:29:27 GMTChristie to Calif. Republicans: No rush to pick 2016 nominee, Calif. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is telling California Republicans the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pundits and donors.By JULIET WILLIAMSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsCaliforniaSacramentoNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:59:48 GMTNo. 6 Villanova beats Xavier 78-66 for its 10th straight win (AP) — Kris Jenkins' back-to-back 3-pointers started a late run that rallied No. 6 Villanova to its 10th straight victory on Saturday, 78-66 over Xavier.By JOE KAYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sports, 28 Feb 2015 21:29:21 GMTMoody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities.By JASON KEYSERaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityMunicipal governmentsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsGovernment financeChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 19:37:10 GMTThunder's Russell Westbrook has surgery on cheekbone CITY (AP) — Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had surgery to repair a fracture to his right cheek after getting hit by a teammate's knee.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsPortlandOklahomaMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:02:55 GMTPolice in German city warn of potential extremist threat (AP) — Police in the German city of Bremen warned Saturday of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and stepped up security measures.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGermanyBremenWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 19:39:17 GMTCanada border hours worry residents in small Alaska town, Alaska (AP) — Residents in a small southeast Alaska community are worried that overnight closure of the Canada border will have hurt safety and the local economy.aGeneral newsAlaskaCanadaBritish ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:33:21 GMTNew Hampshire lake is Lower 48's only ice runway, N.H. (AP) — Winter on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee means ice fishing, hockey tournaments and, if the ice is strong enough, airplanes.By JIM COLEaGeneral newsLakesEnvironment and natureNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 19:40:46 GMTSibert scores 19, Dayton wins at VCU, Va. (AP) — Jordan Sibert scored 19 points as Dayton held off a second-half comeback from No. 22 Virginia Commonwealth to win 59-55 at the Siegel Center on Saturday afternoon.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOhioVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:21:10 GMTExcommunicated Mormon loses her final appeal LAKE CITY (AP) — The co-founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated last year has lost her final appeal to regain membership in the Utah-based church.aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:14:30 GMTWhat Homeland crisis? GOP's McMorris Rogers opts for meeting HILL, Md. (AP) — What near-miss on a Department of Homeland Security shutdown?By JILL COLVINaGovernment and politicsNational securityPolitical partiesMilitary and defensePolitical organizations, 28 Feb 2015 21:22:16 GMTFemininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week (AP) — Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan.By COLLEEN BARRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionFashion designMilan Fashion WeekFashion showsEventsEntertainmentMilanItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 21:56:47 GMTJeff Gordon takes a final spin at track that meant so much, Ga. (AP) — Jeff Gordon admired his latest retirement gift — a miniature race car for his two young children — and thanked the folks at Atlanta Motor Speedway for not going with the obvious choice.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:35:17 GMTVenezuela to limit US diplomat number, require tourist visas, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday that he will limit the number of U.S. diplomats allowed to work in Venezuela and also will require U.S. citizens to apply for visas if they want to visit.By HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsDiplomacyPassports and visasGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestTravelLifestyleVenezuelaCaracasUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:58:11 GMTPolice: Man, 60, crushed to death at Ohio machine shop, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 60-year-old man has been crushed to death at a machine shop in Ohio.aGeneral newsOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 22:12:48 GMTHield leads No. 16 Oklahoma past TCU, Okla. (AP) — Buddy Hield had 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to help No. 16 Oklahoma rally and beat TCU 67-60 on Saturday.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOklahomaNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:23:50 GMTAP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsScienceGlaciersEnvironment and natureAntarctica, 28 Feb 2015 21:21:30 GMTDunham leads No. 23 Butler past DePaul 67-53, Ill. (AP) — Kellen Dunham scored 24 points, and No. 23 Butler beat DePaul 67-53 on Saturday to move into sole possession of second in the Big East.By JAY COHENsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:19:03 GMTNo.1 UConn routs Memphis 87-24, clinches American title, Conn. (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points in her final home game to lead top-ranked UConn to an 87-24 rout of Memphis on Saturday, helping the Huskies secure their second straight regular-season championship in the American Athletic Conference.By PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sports, 28 Feb 2015 21:07:37 GMTSheriff releases names of 3 rural Missouri shooting victims, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri sheriff has identified the final three victims in a shooting rampage that left seven people dead before the gunman killed himself.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 20:22:01 GMTWhite Sox ace Sale breaks bone in foot, out at least 3 weeks, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in what the team described as an accident at home.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 21:02:39 GMTNemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics (AP) — Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeGovernment and politicsPolitical activismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesMoscowRussiaUnited KingdomChechnyaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Feb 2015 20:14:15 GMTRand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second HILL, Md. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll.By JILL COLVINaGovernment and politicsPublic opinionPolitical partiesSocial affairsPolitical organizations, 28 Feb 2015 22:27:37 GMT