FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Jan 2015 20:21:34 -0800Mid-winter warmth blanketing the Dakotas, breaking records, N.D. (AP) — As a blizzard slams the Northeast, mid-winter warmth is breaking records in the northern Plains.By BLAKE NICHOLSONaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherDickinsonBismarckRapid CityNorth DakotaSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:39:18 GMTJudge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that criminal charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate should stand.By WILL WEISSERTaGovernment and politicsIndictmentsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical issuesLegislationLegislatureTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:21:44 GMTPartial store roof collapse in Philadelphia injures 3 women (AP) — An athletic-wear store's roof partially collapsed Tuesday, apparently as bricks fell from a taller building next door, injuring three women inside.aBusinessGeneral newsAthlete injuriesAccidentsAccidents and disastersAthlete healthSportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 02:15:44 GMTXavier completes sweep of No. 21 Georgetown, 66-53 (AP) — Myles Davis scored 19 points in his third start of the season, and Xavier held No. 21 Georgetown without a field goal for more than 11 minutes in the first half Tuesday night in a 66-53 victory that completed a sweep of the Hoyas.By JOSEPH WHITEsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sports, 28 Jan 2015 02:36:20 GMTSuspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRYaGeneral newsMissing personsViolent crimeCrimeTheftGeorgiaAtlantaMariettaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:26:04 GMTPrice stops 40 shots to help Canadiens hold off Stars, 3-2 (AP) — Carey Price stopped 40 saves for his 25th victory of the season as the Montreal Canadiens held off the Dallas Stars, 3-2 on Tuesday night.sSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 04:05:43 GMTPeople across the Northeast US deal with snowstorm snowstorm that pounded some areas of the Northeast and barely skimmed others left some residents battling drifts , while others found themselves surprised and a little disappointed by the less-than-predicted amount of white stuff. Some took advantage of the storm-abandoned New York City streets to have a little fun.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsU.S. Nor'easter 2015EventsNew York CityMassachusettsLondonBostonNew HampshireConnecticutFraminghamOhioNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:04:21 GMTMormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting people who assert their religious beliefs.By BRADY McCOMBS and RACHEL ZOLLaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityHuman rights and civil libertiesReligionWorkplace discriminationState legislatureReligious issuesGovernment and politicsMarriageSocial affairsSocial issuesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesFamily issuesLegislatureState governmentsUtahSalt Lake CityArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 02:07:51 GMT15-term US Rep. John Myers dead at 87, Ind. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:28:16 GMTLA jury awards $5 million to funk legend Sly Stone ANGELES (AP) — Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:42:12 GMTNo. 3 Baylor women win 18th in row, 89-67 at TCU WORTH, Texas (AP) — Nina Davis had 24 points and 11 rebounds as No. 3 Baylor stretched its winning streak to 18 in a row with an 89-67 victory at TCU on Tuesday night.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsWomen's sportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 02:59:48 GMTArgentine Jewish groups boycott commemoration in protest AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Jewish groups boycotted the Argentine government's Holocaust Day commemoration Tuesday in protest over the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, while skepticism grew over President Cristina Fernandez's plan to reform intelligence services that she has suggested were behind the prosecutor's death.By PETER PRENGAMAN and PAUL BYRNEiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEmbassiesLegislatureBoycottsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestInternational relationsArgentinaIranIsraelBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East, 28 Jan 2015 01:25:59 GMTNY Assembly speaker to vacate post amid criminal charges, N.Y. (AP) — Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, will relinquish the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday.By MICHAEL VIRTANEN and DAVID KLEPPERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionState legislaturePolitical issuesLegislatureState governmentsAlbanyNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:29:54 GMTJapan's Abe calls latest hostage deadline 'despicable' (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the Japanese and a Jordanian pilot also being held hostage.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsHostage situationsPrisoner exchangeMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestJapanAmmanJordanMiddle EastIraqEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 02:23:26 GMTUtah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends and family they were worried about the apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCriminal investigationsDrug-related crimeViolent crimeSuicidesCrimeLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUtahProvoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:51:22 GMTSmith scores in OT, Predators beat Avalanche 4-3, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Smith scored on a breakaway at 2:46 of overtime and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Tuesday night.By TERESA M. WALKERsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:58:44 GMTWilson recalls watching as a kid while Brady won Super Bowls (AP) — Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsNFL PlayoffsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootball, 28 Jan 2015 01:30:04 GMTKeys beats Venus Williams in Australian Open quarterfinals, Australia (AP) — American teenager Madison Keys overcame a left thigh injury to beat Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the Australian Open on Wednesday, ensuring there would be no Williams sisters semifinal.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 28 Jan 2015 03:01:21 GMTLarrier, No. 14 VCU overwhelm George Washington, 72-48, Va. (AP) — Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away with a 16-2 run early in the second half to beat George Washington 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 12th consecutive victory.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 02:21:04 GMTNYC's 'Rent Too High' candidate facing eviction YORK (AP) — A New York City man who made his political name over the claim that "the rent is too damn high" may soon not have a place to live.aGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 02:23:17 GMTHighs and lows of players in the Super Bowl, Ariz. (AP) — The extremes between the players in Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks:By The Associated PresssSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:17:22 GMTSerena Williams through to Australian Open semifinals, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams moved one step closer to her 19th Grand Slam title by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes Wednesday to advance to the Australian Open semifinals.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 28 Jan 2015 03:47:03 GMTRandolph, Grizzlies hand Mavs 1st 3-game skid, 109-90 (AP) — Zach Randolph had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Dallas 109-90 on Tuesday night, handing the Mavericks their first three-game losing streak of the season.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 04:05:27 GMTToronto overcomes sluggish start to run past Pacers 104-91 (AP) — Toronto's dynamic backcourt delivered a one-two knockout punch Tuesday night. Again.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsIndianaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 28 Jan 2015 03:35:01 GMTA sampling of snowfall totals across the Northeast look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast by late Tuesday after a massive winter storm:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 02:36:13 GMTGa. man executed for killing fellow inmate (AP) — Georgia on Tuesday executed a man who killed a fellow inmate despite arguments from his lawyers that his execution was prohibited by the Constitution because he was intellectually disabled.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational courtsConstitutionsDevelopmental disordersCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCriminal punishmentViolent crimeNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryDiseases and conditionsHealthGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 02:09:46 GMTVolkswagen, Audi, Porsche issue recalls for fuel leaks (AP) — Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche are recalling more than 93,500 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix fuel leak problems.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:27:27 GMTSaints, Pelicans owner asks judge to dismiss heirs' lawsuit ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by his recently estranged heirs who are seeking control of his NFL and NBA teams.By BRETT MARTELsSportsSports team ownership changesLegal proceedingsJudicial appointments and nominationsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLaw and orderGeneral newsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsProfessional footballFootballNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsNew OrleansTexasLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 02:55:12 GMTChina's yuan joins top 5 most-used global currencies (AP) — China's yuan has become of the five most widely used currencies in global payments, an international financial transactions agency announced Wednesday.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 03:49:36 GMTAustralian leader vows to consult more widely on knighthoods, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Wednesday promised to consult more widely before bestowing knighthoods in the future as he weathered an avalanche of criticisms over his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsNewspapersGovernment and politicsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNews mediaMediaAustraliaOceania, 28 Jan 2015 02:34:23 GMTWhite House drops plan to scale back college savings plans (AP) — The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEducationPersonal spendingLegislatureSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsStudent financesPersonal financeFinancial planningPersonal savingFamily financesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:35:54 GMTHalak, Islanders beat rival Rangers again, 4-1, N.Y. (AP) — Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his second consecutive shutout of the New York Rangers, and the Islanders beat their biggest rivals 4-1 on Tuesday night in their return from the NHL All-Star break.By IRA PODELLsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:16:00 GMTMayweather and Pacquiao exchange phone numbers at Heat game (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have finally met — in person.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsSports transactionsMen's boxingBoxingSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:44:54 GMTMexico: Captured drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman to stay put CITY (AP) — Captured Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will not be extradited to the United States anytime soon, Mexico's top prosecutor said Tuesday.By MARIA VERZAiGeneral newsExtraditionDrug-related crimeCrimeLaw and orderSmugglingOrganized crimeMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jan 2015 03:39:36 GMTSimmonds gets winner in SO as Flyers beat Coyotes 4-3 (AP) — Wayne Simmonds scored in regulation and got the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.By DAN GELSTONsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:05:45 GMTSan Francisco pays $3 million for woman's stairwell death FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a payment of nearly $3 million to the family of a woman who was found dead in a stairwell 17 days after she disappeared from her hospital room.aGeneral newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:28:40 GMTBalanced Bucks beat Heat for 3rd time this season, 109-102 (AP) — Jason Kidd's wins against Miami keep piling up.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMiamiOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 04:06:37 GMT'Wicked storm': Blizzard drops 2 feet of snow on New England (AP) — Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.By BOB SALSBERG and DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsU.S. Nor'easter 2015WeatherState governmentsMunicipal governmentsTravel laws and regulationsRebellions and uprisingsEventsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsGovernment regulationsWar and unrestMassachusettsNew JerseyNew YorkBostonPhiladelphiaMaineNew York CityRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 28 Jan 2015 02:53:56 GMT10 Things to Know for Wednesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 28 Jan 2015 02:04:47 GMTMore potential jurors released from theater shooting trial, Colo. (AP) — More potential jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial have been released for reasons ranging from language barriers or residency issues, or because they have a relative connected to the case.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:30:33 GMTNo. 17 Mountaineers turn up pressure, throttle K-State 65-59, Kan. (AP) — Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia, relying on its high-pressure defense, shut down Kansas State for a 65-59 victory Tuesday night.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsManhattanKansasWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 02:41:47 GMTRed Wings beat Panthers 5-4 for 6th straight victory, Fla. (AP) — Luke Glendening scored twice and Stephen Weiss had a goal and two assists against his former team to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.By PAUL GEREFFIsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:44:46 GMTAtkinson, Tyutin lead Blue Jackets past Capitals 4-3, Ohio (AP) — Cam Atkinson and Fedor Tyutin each had a goal and an assist, and Curtis McElhinney made 25 saves to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.By RUSTY MILLERsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:02:09 GMTConnecticut baby decides to arrive early in blizzard, Conn. (AP) — Sarah and Andrew Browning were not expecting to have their baby until Valentine's Day, so when the Farmington woman began having contractions Monday, she assumed it was false labor.By PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsU.S. Nor'easter 2015WeatherWinter weatherEventsStormsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 02:07:09 GMTStaal, Faulk lead Hurricanes to 4-2 win over Lightning, N.C. (AP) — Eric Staal and Justin Faulk each had a goal and an assist to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.By MIKE POTTERsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:48:14 GMTWoman in Florida 'stand your ground' case released from jail, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who claimed self-defense after prosecutors say she fired a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons will be released from prison as part of a plea agreement.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 02:36:18 GMTIrving, James lead Cavs to 7th straight, 103-95 over Pistons HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Kyrie Irving matched his season high with 38 points and LeBron James added 32 to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to their seventh straight victory Tuesday night, 103-95 over the Detroit Pistons.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:07:47 GMTFirefighters rescue cows that took icy dip in Colorado pond, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters in Colorado have rescued two cows that plunged through the ice on a pond.aGeneral newsOdditiesAgricultureIndustriesBusinessColorado SpringsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 01:17:07 GMTAsian stocks tumble after weak US corporate earnings (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street tumbled on concern about weak corporate earnings as investors watched this week's meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesEast AsiaSingaporeNorth AmericaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 28 Jan 2015 03:31:20 GMTCrosby-less Penguins rally for 5-3 win over Winnipeg (AP) — David Perron and Brandon Sutter scored power-play goals less than 4 minutes apart in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied for a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPittsburghEdmontonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlbertaCanada, 28 Jan 2015 02:51:56 GMT