FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Jan 2015 17:12:42 -0800Unlicensed driver who killed 2 cyclists gets up to 40 years, N.H. (AP) — An unlicensed, intoxicated driver who killed two women when she plowed a car into a group of bicyclists was sentenced Monday to up to 40 years in prison after one of the survivors and the victims' loved ones spoke of the agony their deaths had caused.By HOLLY RAMERaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeNew HampshireMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 22:51:45 GMTBP calls witnesses as it fights for lesser spill penalty ORLEANS (AP) — BP struggled for 87 days to contain the millions of gallons of crude that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, but an expert witness on Monday called its cleanup response exemplary.By CAIN BURDEAUaBusinessGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesLegal proceedingsEnergy and the environmentEconomyEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersCrimeEnergy industryIndustriesLaw and orderGulf of Mexico, 26 Jan 2015 23:46:12 GMTEmployers: agreement on key issue in port labor dispute ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators trying to reach a new contract covering workers at West Coast sea ports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday.By JUSTIN PRITCHARDaBusinessGeneral news, 26 Jan 2015 23:58:56 GMTSenate Dems block GOP effort to wind down pipeline debate (AP) — Senate Democrats have temporarily stalled progress on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Republican-controlled Congress.By DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 23:16:26 GMTBlind harbor seal learns basic skills at Alaska aquarium, Alaska (AP) — A blind harbor seal is learning basic behaviors such as being fed by hand at an Alaska aquarium.aGeneral newsSealsAnimalsMammalsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:46:01 GMTLouis C.K. cancels NY show, jokes about Northeast snowstorm YORK (AP) — Louis C.K.'s comedy show in New York has been canceled because of the bad weather, but the star has still delivered the laughs.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsStormsWinter weatherWeatherNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 23:10:03 GMTGunman wounds worker at Los Angeles-area mental clinic ANGELES (AP) — A man described as paranoid shot and wounded a mental health worker Monday during a struggle at a Los Angeles-area clinic where he had sought help, but the employee was expected to survive, officials said.aGeneral newsMental healthViolent crimeCrimeHealthCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:56:12 GMTBudget for Koch-backed network: almost $1 billion for 2016 (AP) — Flexing its financial might, the political machine backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch on Monday told its allies that spending across its conservative network would approach $1 billion ahead of 2016's elections.By PHILIP ELLIOTT and STEVE PEOPLESfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesCampaignsElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational elections, 27 Jan 2015 00:32:20 GMTWhy Ryan Reynolds says he's a dangerous poker player CITY, Utah (AP) — Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn ventured deep into the heart of America to film the gambling drama "Mississippi Grind," a gritty, 70s-style road trip movie about two near-strangers travelling from Dubuque, Iowa to New Orleans.By LINDSEY BAHReArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalCar tripsEventsTravelLifestylePark CityNew OrleansUtahUnited StatesNorth AmericaLouisiana, 26 Jan 2015 23:52:05 GMTVictim testifies at Boy Scout sex trial about molestation BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A 20-year-old man who was molested by a Boy Scout volunteer leader in 2007 says he was afraid and in shock when the man touched him.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderVolunteerismHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOregon, 26 Jan 2015 23:40:01 GMTMexico protest marks 4 months since students' disappearance CITY (AP) — Protesters in Mexico City are marking four months since the disappearance of 43 rural teachers' college students in southern Mexico.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMissing personsPolitical and civil unrestMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Jan 2015 00:41:59 GMTArgentine president calls for reform of intelligence service AIRES (AP) — In her first public comments since the mysterious death of a prosecutor rocked Argentina, President Cristina Fernandez is calling on Congress to dissolve the country's current intelligence services.By PETER PRENGAMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Jan 2015 23:55:25 GMTSheriff: Bodies found near vehicle of missing Ga. couple (AP) — The car belonging to a Georgia couple who disappeared after traveling to meet a man claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake with two bodies nearby.aGeneral newsMissing personsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 22:47:16 GMTPeople across the Northeast US prepare for fierce snowstorm monster snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast sent people scrambling Monday to gas up their cars, stock their refrigerators and charge their phones.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsEventsNew YorkPhiladelphiaHartfordNew York CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaConnecticut, 27 Jan 2015 00:44:00 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PressfBusinessGovernment payOnline mediaGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesAgricultureMediaProducts and servicesStock marketsFinancial marketsGreeceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:30:22 GMTThousands of flights canceled as storm descends on the East travelers are going nowhere fast because of the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast.By DAVID KOENIGaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsWinter weatherTransportationEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew York CityPhiladelphiaNew YorkNewarkUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaNew Jersey, 27 Jan 2015 00:14:38 GMTAs storm rushes in, airlines cancel while salt sellers gain large and small are feeling the effects of a huge snowstorm sweeping into the Northeast Monday. For some, wintry weather is derailing activity: Airlines canceled thousands of flights. Car dealers expect to lose a couple sales days. Others are enjoying sales bumps, as shoppers stock up on shovels and other winter gear — and snow day snacks.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsWinter weatherHurricane Sandy 2012U.S. Nor'easter 2015PricesStormsAir travel disruptionsEconomyWeatherEventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial servicesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTransportationPerforming artsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNew YorkNew York CityNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:53:43 GMTNew Mexico appeals court hears assisted suicide case FE, N.M. (AP) — Do terminally ill patients in New Mexico already have the right to end their lives?By RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsEuthanasiaDeath and dyingHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsNew MexicoSanta FeUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 23:56:14 GMTMicrosoft earnings report doesn't excite market FRANCISCO (AP) — Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft's quarterly revenue above expectations, as CEO Satya Nadella continues to steer toward the mobile gadget market and shift Microsoft away from its traditional focus on the PC.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsInformation technologyIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:16:27 GMTRams notify St. Louis they'll go year-to-year on dome lease LOUIS (AP) — The Rams took a step toward lame-duck status in St. Louis and a possible move back to the West Coast, notifying the city's Convention and Visitors Commission on Monday that they intend to shift to a year-to-year lease agreement for their use of the Edward Jones Dome.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsSports facility constructionMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 23:20:19 GMTManfred faces long list of issues as new baseball commish YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred's desk on the 31st floor of baseball's Park Avenue offices was tidy on Monday, the first business day after he succeeded Bud Selig and started a five-year term as commissioner.By RONALD BLUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 27 Jan 2015 00:25:52 GMTArgentina president rejects accusations against government AIRES (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez said Monday it was "unreasonable" to think that her government would have shielded Iranian officials suspected in Argentina's largest terrorist attack, using her first public comments since the mysterious death of a prosecutor to reject his accusations against her.By PETER PRENGAMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArgentinaIranSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East, 27 Jan 2015 00:39:24 GMTSmall plane reported down in Washington state's Hood Canal, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a report of a small plane down in Washington's Hood Canal, a narrow waterway in Puget Sound.aGeneral newsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 23:59:43 GMTFrenchwoman freed from Mexico jail sues ex-president, others CITY (AP) — A Frenchwoman who became a cause celebre in her country after she was jailed for kidnapping in Mexico is suing a former Mexican president, other ex-officials and a major TV network, her lawyer said Monday.By PETER ORSIiGeneral newsTV newsArrestsTelevisionKidnappingCrimeNews mediaMediaLaw and orderMexicoMexico CityFranceFlorenceNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropeItaly, 26 Jan 2015 23:35:33 GMTOklahoma could halt executions for Supreme Court drug review CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is willing to put three executions on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews whether a certain sedative can render death row inmates sufficiently unconscious, the state's attorney general said in a Monday filing with the court.By TIM TALLEYaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:44:47 GMTUSAID suspends awards to Virginia-based contractor (AP) — The main U.S. foreign assistance agency on Monday suspended awards to a non-governmental organization that has received more than $1 billion for its work in Afghanistan and Iraq the past nine years.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsForeign aidInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:24:11 GMTThunder F Durant out vs Wolves with sprained toe CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant is sitting out the Thunder's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night with a sprained big toe on his left foot.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:57:37 GMTEgypt: Release of Mubarak's sons caps weekend of violence (AP) — In a sign of confidence by a tough Egyptian government, Hosni Mubarak's two sons were freed Monday after almost four years in prison, following a weekend marked by a spate of protester killings by an increasingly heavy-handed police force.By HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsRebellions and uprisingsPolitical and civil unrestPolice brutalityPoliceCrimeWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical activismLaw and orderViolent crimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLaw enforcement agenciesPolitical issuesEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 26 Jan 2015 23:08:05 GMTEPA: 4M gallons pumped from North Dakota saltwater spill than 4 million gallons of a mixture of fresh water, brine and oil have been pumped from the area affected by the largest saltwater spill of North Dakota's current energy boom, according to a report issued Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency.By REGINA GARCIA CANOaBusinessGeneral newsState legislatureWater environmentEnergy and the environmentGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLegislatureState governmentsEnvironmentEnvironment and nature, 27 Jan 2015 00:37:19 GMTWikiLeaks slams Google over delay in revealing US warrants (AP) — WikiLeaks on Monday criticized Google for failing to swiftly inform the secrets-spilling group about U.S. search warrants issued seeking emails and other personal information from three of its staff.By FRANK JORDANShtGeneral newsTechnologyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 22:59:03 GMTPlea deal possible for woman accused of killing 6 newborns, Utah (AP) — Defense lawyers say they're negotiating with prosecutors for a plea deal in the case of a Utah woman accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProvoUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 23:09:32 GMTLawyer: Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of abuse BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the Boy Scouts that has been documented internally by the organization for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial in California.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsVolunteerismCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:57:58 GMTPetty earns writing credit for Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' YORK (AP) — Tom Petty has earned a writing credit on Sam Smith's megahit "Stay With Me" for its similarities to his song "I Won't Back Down."By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGrammy AwardsMusicEntertainmentEventsAward shows, 27 Jan 2015 00:08:15 GMTUS announces charges in New York Russian spy ring case YORK (AP) — Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said.By TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsEspionageLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimeInternational relationsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsManhattanRussiaUnited StatesNew York CityNew YorkNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 23:49:34 GMTHornets' Walker to undergo surgery on knee; return unclear, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets announced Monday that Kemba Walker will undergo surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesHealthMen's basketballAthlete healthMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballCharlotteNew YorkNew York CityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:03:22 GMTEx-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual-assault cases has been found guilty on rape charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday.By MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeMilitary legal affairsArmed forcesMilitary affairsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNorth CarolinaFayettevilleUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:13:11 GMTUN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime NATIONS (AP) — Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that "knowingly targeted civilians" violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes, the U.N. political chief said Monday.By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestCease firesWar crimesInternational lawInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 23:20:46 GMTLyft cars doing away with pink furry mustache FRANCISCO (AP) — The pink mustache is out.aBusinessGeneral newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 23:14:58 GMTLaw enforcement wants popular police-tracking app disabled (AP) — Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police.By EILEEN SULLIVANhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyLaw enforcement technologyCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGeneral newsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesUnited StatesLos AngelesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 26 Jan 2015 23:10:13 GMTProbation for ex-officer shot on job, lauded, later arrested (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer honored by the White House before a downward spiral that left him in custody on $60 million bail has been sentenced to probation.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:22:50 GMTMeasles outbreak that began at Disneyland grows to 87 cases ANGELES (AP) — A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHealthScienceTravelLifestyleDisease outbreaksPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:05:09 GMTPetitions submitted for vote on Los Angeles NFL stadium ANGELES (AP) — The plan to build a football stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team has taken a step forward.aGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessProfessional footballFootballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:35:59 GMTThe latest on the Northeast snowstorm P.M. ESTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsU.S. Nor'easter 2015State governmentsMunicipal governmentsAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsEventsLocal governmentsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment regulationsPhiladelphiaNew York CityNew YorkNew JerseyMassachusettsMaineBostonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:24 GMTGOP donors appear in no hurry to commit to 2016 candidate, N.J. (AP) — The Republican Party's most sought-after donors appear content to let things shake out a bit before making a commitment to any one candidate.By JILL COLVIN and PHILIP ELLIOTTfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 23:19:20 GMTClarification: Super Bowl-Neon Carnival Party story ANGELES (AP) — In a story Jan. 26, The Associated Press reported that the party Neon Carnival, which is held during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, will host an event two days before the Super Bowl. Neon Carnival is not affiliated with the Coachella festival.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCarnivalsPartiesCoachella Valley Music and Arts FestivalFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelOccasionsEventsMusicEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 23:01:17 GMTClosing arguments begin in ex-Vandy players' rape trial, Tenn. (AP) — The rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players began wrapping up Monday with a prosecutor telling jurors that video evidence and photographs taken of the crime would be enough to convict them on most of the charges.By SHEILA BURKEaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCollege footballLaw and orderCollege sportsFootball, 27 Jan 2015 00:39:57 GMTRates on US Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills unchanged while rates on three-month bills dropped to the lowest level since October.fBusinessDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 26 Jan 2015 22:53:16 GMTReporter's marriage proposal for Tom Brady tops zany list (AP) — Tom Brady already had a child with actress Bridget Moynahan and was dating supermodel Gisele Bundchen when a Mexican television personality created one of the wildest moments in Media Day history here in Arizona before the 2008 Super Bowl.By ROB MAADDIsSportsSports mediaProfessional footballNFL Super BowlTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballEventsArizonaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:32:35 GMTWhat you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up to 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsState governmentsAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsEventsTransportationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPhiladelphiaNew JerseyNew York CityDistrict of ColumbiaMainePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 27 Jan 2015 00:05:31 GMTLawmakers hear heated testimony about sex-orientation bill, Idaho (AP) — Supporters of religious freedom went toe-to-toe Monday against hundreds of gay rights advocates who had waited nearly a decade to speak in the Idaho Legislature for a measure that would create protections for gay and lesbian people in the state.By KIMBERLEE KRUESIaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesState legislatureLegislature hearingsReligious issuesGovernment and politicsReligionLegislationGender issuesLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureState governmentsIdahoBoiseUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 00:44:34 GMT