FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 Mar 2015 08:38:07 -0800Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks, Switzerland (AP) — Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry headed to Saudi Arabia Wednesday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast nations.By MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsYemenSaudi ArabiaSyriaIranMiddle EastRiyadhUnited StatesJiddahSwitzerlandSanaaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 16:07:40 GMTPurported Islamic State militants attack Libyan oil field, Libya (AP) — Militants purportedly from the Islamic State group attacked an oil field near Libya's central coast, prompting a counterattack by the country's Islamist-backed government that included airstrikes, an official said Wednesday.By ESAM MOHAMEDiBusinessGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 04 Mar 2015 15:44:14 GMTPirelli sticks with same tire choices for first 4 F1 races (AP) — Pirelli has nominated the same tire choices as last year for the first four races of the Formula One championship, starting with the Australian Grand Prix next week, the tire supplier said on Wednesday.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneBahrainMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 16:04:02 GMTAP Analysis: Speech fallout could determine Netanyahu's fate (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a tough re-election fight in two weeks, the U.S. Congress has handed him an unprecedented boost with its effusive welcome to a message that resonates at home: Iran cannot be trusted as a threshold nuclear state.By JOSEF FEDERMAN and DAN PERRYiGeneral newsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsLegislatureForeign policyWar and unrestIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment policyIsraelJerusalemPalestinian territoriesUnited StatesMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaIranNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:15:01 GMTRussian opposition figure Navalny's brother moved from jail (AP) — The brother of a prominent Russian opposition activist has been transferred from jail to prison.iGeneral newsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 16:00:01 GMTKenya: Businessmen, ex-officials charged for fraud, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court charged 12 businessmen and officials for fraud and abuse of office on Wednesday over a multimillion dollar scandal that involved highly inflated contracts allegedly being awarded to phantom companies, charge sheets said.By TOM ODULAiGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimePolitical scandalsContracts and ordersCorporate newsBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 04 Mar 2015 15:45:02 GMTMerkel seeks to dampen talk of 3rd Greek bailout (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president of the European Union's executive branch cautioned Wednesday against speculation that Greece will need a third financial bailout.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 16:04:18 GMTBritish Open host Royal St. George's to allow female members of the three clubs used for the British Open with a male-only membership policy has voted to allow female members for the first time.By STEVE DOUGLASsSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfMen's golfMen's sportsBritish Open GolfGolfEventsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 16:06:31 GMT3 sought over deadly 1982 attack in Paris' Jewish quarter (AP) — More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris' old Jewish quarter, French authorities have at last identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest.iGeneral newsReligious strifeArrestsTerrorismLaw and orderCrimeWar and unrestFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 15:59:24 GMTAP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened (AP) — From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookPricesEconomyFinancial crisisFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial servicesGovernment and politicsEuropeUnited StatesJapanChinaGreeceNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 15:39:32 GMTIsrael to double water supplies to Gaza Strip amid tensions (AP) — Israeli officials say they are doubling the amount of water provided to the Gaza Strip, despite a bloody war last summer against the territory's Hamas rulers.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 15:54:03 GMTLatest gay marriage ruling creates confusion in Alabama, Ala. (AP) — The state of marriage in Alabama was thrown into confusion Wednesday as probate judges struggled to decide whether to follow the state high court's ruling banning same-sex weddings or a federal judge's earlier order to issue licenses.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageWeddingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaMobileUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:01:03 GMTIrish Prime Minister Kenny due at White House on March 17 (AP) — Irish eyes will smile on the White House on St. Patrick's Day.wGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleDistrict of ColumbiaIrelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 16:23:11 GMTMichigan coach Jim Harbaugh aids traffic crash victims ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh took a break from rescuing Michigan's football team to come to the aid of two people hurt in a traffic accident.sSportsCollege footballAccidentsCollege sportsFootballAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:20:42 GMT2 in UK arrested in fraud case linked to Syria extremism (AP) — British counter-terrorism police have arrested two men over an alleged "cash-for-jihad" fraud that saw elderly residents conned of money by fake police officers.iGeneral newsArrestsFraud and false statementsRadicalismLaw and orderCrimeTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 04 Mar 2015 15:49:11 GMTHow upcoming legal cases may change the future of franchises YORK (AP) — Are franchises small, independent businesses or should they be considered part of a much larger company?By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGfBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessWages and salariesLabor issuesNational courtsCareersPersonnelSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:33:00 GMTSheriff calls for changes after 4th teen riot in 4 months, Nev. (AP) — A riot at a juvenile rehabilitation center in rural western Nevada has put a neighboring town "at its wits' end" following the latest in a series of violent uprisings, the local sheriff says, even as school officials insist everything is back to normal.By SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsRiotsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestNevadaRenoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 15:40:18 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:04:15 GMTIn Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change (AP) — A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of the street.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsGeneral newsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:21:12 GMTUN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet (AP) — Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.By MARIA CHENGiHealthScienceDiets and dietingDiet and exerciseNutritionLifestyleUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:16:19 GMTUN envoy to Yemen disappointed by Shiites rebels' stance, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Yemen on Wednesday expressed "disappointment" over the refusal by the country's Shiite rebels to withdraw their fighters from state institutions and release the prime minister from house arrest.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 16:31:55 GMTUN extends expert panel monitoring sanctions on North Korea NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is extending the work of the panel of experts monitoring sanctions against North Korea.iGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 16:35:05 GMTLibya makes urgent appeal to UN to lift embargo on weapons NATIONS (AP) — Libya is making an urgent appeal to the U.N. Security Council to either lift an arms embargo completely or allow exemptions so that its army can fight the rising threat of the Islamic State group and other militant groups.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyLibyaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 04 Mar 2015 16:38:21 GMTCoalition forms in Lesotho after no clear election winner (AP) — With no majority winner of Lesotho's Feb. 28 election, one leader of the main opposition group tried to form a coalition on Wednesday.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislatureLesothoSouth AfricaMaseruSouthern AfricaAfrica, 04 Mar 2015 16:28:36 GMTTop Senate Republican tells states: ignore EPA carbon rules (AP) — The Senate's top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama's plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming.By DINA CAPPIELLOwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsLegislatureEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulations, 04 Mar 2015 16:27:19 GMT8-year-old boy killed while crawling through space in gate say an 8-year-old boy has died after being struck by a metal arm that opens a gate in a suburban Las Vegas housing community.By SALLY HOaGeneral newsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:31:48 GMTRights body scolds France, saying spanking kids is a no-no (AP) — Scolding France like a wayward child, Europe's top human rights body says French laws aren't clear enough that spanking is a big no-no.By JAMEY KEATENiGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsFranceEuropeWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 15:55:41 GMTJustices pepper health care law opponents with questions (AP) — Supreme Court justices peppered opponents of President Barack Obama's health care law with skeptical questions during oral arguments Wednesday on the latest challenge to the sweeping legislation.By MARK SHERMANwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsJudicial electionsLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislatureElectionsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyGovernment financeNational governmentsNational courtsCourtsHealth care policy, 04 Mar 2015 16:03:35 GMTReport: Mets' Murphy says he disagrees with gay 'lifestyle', N.J. (AP) — Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the "lifestyle" of people who are gay.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 04 Mar 2015 16:35:54 GMTBostonians, gluttons for punishment, want to set snow record (AP) — Talk about gluttons for punishment: Bostonians buried beneath more than 8½ feet of snow suddenly are clamoring for a little more so they can boast of a new record.By WILLIAM J. KOLEaGeneral newsWinter weatherRecord setting eventsWeatherBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:38:22 GMTCoal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills at least 10, Ukraine (AP) — A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least 10 workers, officials said.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryUkraineKievDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 16:32:04 GMTDefense for Boston Marathon suspect says they won't sidestep his guilt, calls attack senseless (AP) — Defense for Boston Marathon suspect says they won't sidestep his guilt, calls attack senseless.aGeneral newsSportsMarathonsBoston MarathonTrack and fieldEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 15:55:49 GMTMaryland shootings suspect arrested near 1st shooting scene, Md. (AP) — There was a break in the case of a man who fired shots on several occupied vehicles and the headquarters of the National Security Agency when he returned to the scene of the first shooting, police said Wednesday.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeArrestsIntelligence agenciesNational securityCrimeLaw and orderMilitary and defenseMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:29:53 GMT'The Girl on the Train' is a runaway hit for Paula Hawkins (AP) — The tedium of the daily commute has turned out to be pretty productive for Paula Hawkins.By JILL LAWLESSeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 04 Mar 2015 15:33:01 GMT'Guardians of the Galaxy' tops MTV Movie Awards nominations ANGELES (AP) — And you thought Hollywood's award season was over.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMTV Movie AwardsEventsAward showsProfessional soccerSoccerSportsMen's soccerMen's sports, 04 Mar 2015 15:50:27 GMTLaura Benanti stars in 'a love letter to New York City' YORK (AP) — People recognize Laura Benanti on the street these days. They just don't know why.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 15:35:07 GMTReport: 6 Saudis behind al-Qaida abduction of diplomat, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A newspaper says six Saudi nationals were behind al-Qaida's abduction of the kingdom's diplomat in Yemen, who was released this week after three years in captivity.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaYemenMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 16:05:08 GMTMayor: NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays YORK (AP) — The New York City public school system is set to observe a pair of Muslim holidays for the first time.aGeneral newsIslamHolidaysMunicipal governmentsReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 15:39:42 GMTKerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry challenged critics of a nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran to come up with a better alternative Wednesday, in a spirited rebuke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claims that the emerging pact would leave Tehran just a step away from making atomic arms.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionIsraelIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:00:40 GMTLatest on Boston bombing trial: Defense says client did it A.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsCrimeLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:02:54 GMTKnicks fined for Jackson's comments about Ohio State star YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined the New York Knicks for Phil Jackson's comments about Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell.sSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:12:16 GMTUS services firms grow at faster pace in February (AP) — U.S. services firms' activity rose at a slightly faster rate in February, powered by hotels, restaurants and wholesalers.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentConsumer spendingEconomyPersonnelEnergy industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:11:19 GMTRussian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike since mid-December in a Russian prison.By JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestRussiaUkraineEuropeEastern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 16:18:17 GMTUS official: Obama still weighing sending arms to Ukraine (AP) — The Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are stepping up their pressure on the Obama administration to support Ukraine with weapons to defend against attacks from anti-government insurgents backed by Russia.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyLegislatureInternational relationsUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:06:27 GMTTsarnaev's lawyer admits he carried out Boston bombing (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:21:02 GMTRomania begins shipping gas to Moldova, Romania (AP) — Romania has begun transporting natural gas to Moldova, as the former Soviet republic moves toward the European Union and becomes less dependent on Russia.iGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessRomaniaMoldovaBucharestRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 16:09:30 GMTTsarnaev goes on trial in Boston Marathon bombing (AP) — His life on the line, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, with prosecutors saying he planted explosives specifically designed to "tear people apart and create a bloody spectacle."By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 15:41:36 GMTMcDonald's to use chicken without human antibiotics YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHealthAgriculture, 04 Mar 2015 16:07:00 GMTUS stock indexes sink as market heads for a second loss YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank Wednesday, pulling indexes further below record highs. The drop was modest but broad: nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 lost ground.By MATHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic outlookGovernment payCurrency marketsFinancial marketsCommodity marketsStock marketsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 16:30:25 GMTOfficial: Mexico arrests Zetas leader Omar Trevino Morales CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday arrested the man widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel, Omar Trevino Morales, a federal official said.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeOrganized crimeLaw and orderMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 Mar 2015 16:15:26 GMT