FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 09 Feb 2016 09:53:39 -08:002 college faculty fired in scandal over freshmen retention, 09 Feb 2016 17:36:57 GMTEMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal for Mount St. Mary's University after the school president reportedly likened incoming students to bunnies who needed to be drowned or have guns put to their heads. Latest: French central banker says volatility excessive, 09 Feb 2016 17:19:16 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local): stabilize after an early slide; Japan's Nikkei slumps, 09 Feb 2016 16:52:03 GMTStocks are mostly lower in the U.S., led by declines in energy companies. African court hears case against president, 09 Feb 2016 16:45:04 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The chant "Pay back the money" filtered into South Africa's highest court on Tuesday, as judges heard a case in which President Jacob Zuma is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home. arguments held in cop's trial in stairwell shooting, 09 Feb 2016 17:00:16 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell says what happened was a deadly accident. Prosecutors call it manslaughter and say he acted recklessly and then did little to help the dying man. meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlook, 09 Feb 2016 16:46:47 GMTAcquisitions helped CVS Health's fourth-quarter profit climb 13 percent, and leaders of the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager said Tuesday that they expect to reap more gains from their deal making later this year. Lobster enjoys sales surge after mention in Beyonce song, 09 Feb 2016 17:24:58 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce." architecture of white supremacy still evokes pain, 09 Feb 2016 16:57:22 GMTBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham's segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked "COLORED," that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell to watch movies from the steep balcony where black patrons had to sit for generations. Latest: EU to deny entry to migrants stalling on asylum, 09 Feb 2016 17:30:11 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80, 09 Feb 2016 17:45:12 GMTBAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring 80 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said. one-night homeless count draws criticism, defenders, 09 Feb 2016 17:41:20 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless people sleeping on the streets. in Austria over criticism of Nazi camp inmates, 09 Feb 2016 16:48:40 GMTVIENNA (AP) — The senior party in Austria's government coalition is suggesting that an official in its partner party be removed for indirectly backing an article describing some Nazi concentration camp inmates as a "scourge." Mayor: Lead water pipe replacement being worked on, 09 Feb 2016 17:25:33 GMTFLINT, Mich. (AP) — A plan to remove and replace all lead water pipes in Flint homes will cost $55 million, the city's mayor said Tuesday. TUESDAY: NH existential test for Trump's candidacy, 09 Feb 2016 17:19:09 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Which candidate is "the best," who's the most experienced, who's a revolutionary and who's a robot? Latest: Bush says he's better qualified than Trump, 09 Feb 2016 17:31:59 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest developments from Campaign 2016 as New Hampshire voters cast their ballots for president in the Republican primaries (all times local): dolphin, 12, named Dart dies at SeaWorld San Antonio, 09 Feb 2016 17:49:02 GMTSAN ANTONIO (AP) — An ailing 12-year-old dolphin has died at SeaWorld San Antonio in the park's fourth animal death since last summer. boasts rare signatures of lovebirds Napoleon, Josephine, 09 Feb 2016 16:59:49 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Full signatures from a pair of notorious lovebirds — Napoleon and Josephine — lend an otherwise routine 19th-century French marriage contract a rare prestige among other love notes on display at a high-end jewelry and antique showcase in Florida. files lawsuit seeking video from fatal police shooting, 09 Feb 2016 17:36:52 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Minneapolis NAACP filed a lawsuit Wednesday in hopes of forcing authorities to release video footage from the night a black man was fatally shot by police. Syed defense: 'We proved our case' for murder retrial, 09 Feb 2016 17:37:14 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — An alibi witness who was never called, cell phone data that was misrepresented and other legal failures more than justify a new trial for Adnan Syed, his defense lawyer argued Tuesday, closing an unusual hearing prompted by the popular "Serial" podcast's extensive re-examination of the murder case. Aluminum files for bankruptcy, 09 Feb 2016 16:43:55 GMTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of North America's biggest makers of aluminum foil is seeking bankruptcy protection to restructure, citing falling aluminum prices and other market challenges that also will force it to idle production at a Missouri smelter. Latest: NH the last stop for Christie? 'Next' question!, 09 Feb 2016 17:48:22 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest developments from Campaign 2016 as New Hampshire voters cast their ballots for president in the Republican primaries (all times local): of Iraqi Kurdish leader calls for aid to battle IS, 09 Feb 2016 17:34:16 GMTSALAHUDDIN, Iraq (AP) — A senior Iraqi Kurdish leader has called for international aid to help finance the war against the Islamic State group, saying it's a "miracle" that underpaid Kurdish forces are still on the front lines. chief: North Korea restarts plutonium reactor, 09 Feb 2016 16:45:10 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons in weeks or months, the U.S. intelligence chief said Tuesday in delivering the annual assessment by intelligence agencies of the top dangers facing the country. News Guide: Many choices, late decisions as NH votes, 09 Feb 2016 17:01:16 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire voters are putting their big imprint on the 2016 presidential race, a ritual that began 100 years ago with the state's first primary, and for some of them it was a confounding choice capped by a decision in the final minutes. administration plans new high-level cyber official, 09 Feb 2016 17:31:57 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that some of the federal government's information technology systems are archaic and that "we need to upgrade them" to get serious about improving security. Latest: Denver's Super Bowl party kicks off with concert, 09 Feb 2016 17:38:51 GMTDENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl victory parade (all times local): Latest: Norway investigating migrant child abuse cases, 09 Feb 2016 17:42:52 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): Tuesday in New Orleans: Floats, masks, trinkets and more, 09 Feb 2016 16:52:14 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of people bundled up against the cold winds as they lined up along the main streets of New Orleans on Tuesday to see the culmination of the city's famous Mardi Gras celebration.' attorneys want new congressional maps drawn now, 09 Feb 2016 17:37:07 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for voters who sued to strike down two of North Carolina's congressional districts want a federal court to keep demanding new boundaries by the end of next week. sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan, 09 Feb 2016 17:27:00 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress his eighth and final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to fighting growing threats from Islamic State militants. get Phaneuf from Maple Leafs in 9-player trade, 09 Feb 2016 16:53:02 GMTTORONTO (AP) — The Ottawa Senators acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday in a nine-player blockbuster trade weeks before the deadline. finds artwork by father killed in Vietnam, 09 Feb 2016 17:19:27 GMTSAN DIEGO (AP) — The daughter of a South Vietnam pilot killed during the Vietnam war has searched for 30 years for the paintings her father made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who trained him. Latest: Flint counsel says manslaughter charge possible, 09 Feb 2016 17:28:53 GMTFLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):'Survivor' winner says forgives man convicted in son's death, 09 Feb 2016 17:36:31 GMTCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The second-season winner of the reality television show "Survivor" has offered her forgiveness to the man convicted in her son's death. Latest on Mardi Gras: Cold is relative as parades roll, 09 Feb 2016 16:42:11 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Mardi Gras in New Orleans (all times local): crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures nearly 90, 09 Feb 2016 17:24:18 GMTBAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring around 90 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said. vet sues VA trying to get benefits living in Cuba, 09 Feb 2016 17:12:58 GMTHAVANA (AP) — Otto Macias was 19 when he left Cuba in the throes of a socialist revolution, enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to fight communists as a machine-gunner in Vietnam. defends actions after Super Bowl: I will not conform, 09 Feb 2016 17:24:37 GMTCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said Tuesday that he's "sore loser," but defended walking out of a press conference after the Super Bowl by saying he didn't feel like talking to the media after Carolina's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. intel: China to keep building on artificial islands, 09 Feb 2016 17:15:09 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. intelligence chief says he expects China to keep building on artificial islands to sustain its "exorbitant" territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea. Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes, 09 Feb 2016 17:26:01 GMTPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach. They held out tournament tickets, caps, glossy photos and Masters flags for him to sign, and some asked him to stop for pictures. in energy companies moves US stocks modestly lower, 09 Feb 2016 17:34:47 GMTMajor U.S. stock indexes shifted lower in midday trading Tuesday after spending much of the morning wavering between small gains and losses. Investors were weighing the latest batch of company earnings news and looking ahead to the beginning on Wednesday of two days of testimony before Congress by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. European markets fell following steep losses in Japan. planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott, 09 Feb 2016 17:40:25 GMTNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said Tuesday. umpires banned over corruption; 4 officials suspended, 09 Feb 2016 17:05:33 GMTLONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation says two umpires have been banned for corruption offenses and four more are suspended. governor wants environmental fund to pay pensions, 09 Feb 2016 16:52:57 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A major Brazilian daily says the Rio de Janeiro state governor wants to use money earmarked for an environmental fund to cover shortfalls in civil servants' pensions. look at Obama's final budget proposal for 2017, 09 Feb 2016 17:44:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department: on the drones: Mediterranean sees severe overfishing, 09 Feb 2016 17:06:26 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Experts say almost all species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of seeing stocks dwindle — and the European Union is considering creative solutions like using drones or space technology to catch fraudulent fishermen. Latest: Intel chief: US faces global terror threat, 09 Feb 2016 17:37:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local): says slain teen talked of running away with defendant, 09 Feb 2016 17:12:25 GMTBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The 13-year-old Virginia girl who was killed after climbing out of her bedroom window talked of running away and starting a family with the man now charged in her slaying, a friend and classmate of the seventh-grader said. Number of Haitians needing food aid spikes amid drought, 09 Feb 2016 17:36:57 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — U.N. officials say the number of Haitians in need of urgent food aid has spiked as a drought is exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern.'s ex-bodyguard turned governor recalls facing bear, 09 Feb 2016 17:28:51 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin's former bodyguard, who recently has been appointed regional governor, said he once confronted a bear outside of Putin's residence.