FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Mar 2015 08:55:43 -0800Volkswagen Passat wins car of the year award (AP) — The large family car Volkswagen Passat has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors at the Geneva International Motor Show.iBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsGenevaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 16:26:19 GMTJustices seem skeptical of independent electoral map drawers (AP) — The Supreme Court is casting a skeptical eye on voter-approved commissions that draw a state's congressional district boundaries.By MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsVoting districtsElectionsLegislatureConstitutionsArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 02 Mar 2015 16:26:10 GMTLongtime South Carolina journalist John Shurr dies, S.C. (AP) — John Shurr, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who was The Associated Press' bureau chief in South Carolina for 20 years, has died. He was 67.aGeneral newsObituariesState governmentsOpen governmentJournalistsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaSouth CarolinaColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 16:17:29 GMT4th person dies as result of shootings in North Carolina, N.C. (AP) — Another person has died from injuries suffered in a shooting spree in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four, including the suspected killer.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTarboroNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:53:22 GMTToronto police say no criminal intent with tunnel (AP) — Two men built a mysterious tunnel discovered near a Pan Am Games venue in Toronto and there was no criminal intent, police said Monday.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsPan American GamesEventsSportsCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 02 Mar 2015 16:17:02 GMTNew Saudi king meets Turkey leader amid thaw in relations, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The official Saudi Press Agency says King Salman met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital, Riyadh, where discussion centered on the ongoing war in Syria, Iran nuclear talks and the turmoil in Yemen.iGeneral newsIslamInternational relationsGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsTurkeySaudi ArabiaMiddle EastRiyadhWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 16:17:51 GMTVeronica Roth working on new series; 1st book due in 2017 YORK (AP) — Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentBooks and literature, 02 Mar 2015 15:45:30 GMTLawyers for Georgia woman set to be executed ask parole board to reconsider clemency request (AP) — Lawyers for Georgia woman set to be executed ask parole board to reconsider clemency request.aGeneral newsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:31:00 GMTA-Rod set to play in intrasquad game, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is ready to play for the New York Yankees.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:41:12 GMTGrain mostly higher, livestock higher (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:53:56 GMTTurkish journalist arrested for 'framing' military officers, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a journalist has been arrested pending trial for his alleged role in a conspiracy against military officers who were convicted in 2012 of plotting to overthrow the government.iGeneral newsArrestsJournalistsLaw and orderCrimeNews mediaMediaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 16:18:05 GMTRepublicans say they will not delay right to work if passed, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly say a right-to-work bill isn't a surprise and they don't want to delay implementation after it passes.aGovernment and politicsLegislationState legislaturePolitical partiesLegislatureState governmentsPolitical organizationsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:56:37 GMTNetanyahu: Iran nuclear deal threatens Israel's security (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that his plans to address Congress are not aimed at disrespecting President Barack Obama, even as he assailed the U.S. leader's bid for a nuclear deal with Iran as a threat to his country's survival.By JULIE PACE and ARON HELLERwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsForeign policyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsGovernment policyIsraelUnited StatesTehranDistrict of ColumbiaIranMiddle EastNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 16:09:29 GMTRussia, Ukraine hold emergency gas talks as cutoff looms (AP) — Russia and Ukraine's energy ministers are holding emergency talks after the Russian gas supplier said it would cut off deliveries to the war-torn country as soon as Tuesday if it does not get new payments.By LORNE COOKiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesUkraineRussiaBrusselsEuropeKievEastern EuropeBelgiumWestern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 15:34:17 GMTUS manufacturing slows as output and hiring weaken (AP) — U.S. factories expanded last month at their weakest pace in a year, with orders, hiring and production all growing more slowly.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesEconomyProduction facilitiesInternational tradeIndustriesEnergy industryCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:57:40 GMT3 Attica guards plead guilty as assault trial about to begin, N.Y. (AP) — Three corrections officers charged with seriously injuring an inmate during a beating at Attica state prison in 2011 have pleaded guilty.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 16:02:50 GMTMother of Georgia man killed by police denies he was armed, Ga. (AP) — The mother of a handcuffed man killed by a Savannah police officer denies that her son was armed with a gun and accuses authorities of a "cover-up."By RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSavannahGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 16:01:23 GMTDemocratic Sen. Mikulski of Maryland announces she will not seek a 6th term in US Senate (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mikulski of Maryland announces she will not seek a 6th term in US Senate.pGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 16:17:36 GMTReports: Turkey detains 10 IS militants, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say police have detained 10 suspected Islamic State militants in raids.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 16:11:01 GMTPolish top senator: Russia banned me from Nemtsov's funeral, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate speaker says Russia's authorities have denied him entry into the country for the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.iGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment and politicsPolandRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 16:20:03 GMTVega, Llamas to be weekend anchors for ABC YORK (AP) — Cecilia Vega and Tom Llamas are the new weekend anchors for ABC's "World News Tonight" broadcasts.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 02 Mar 2015 16:05:09 GMTMichael Schumacher's son to drive in Formula 4, Germany (AP) — Michael Schumacher's 15-year-old son Mick has outgrown kart racing and is moving up to Formula 4, a series for young talents.By NESHA STARCEVICsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneGermanyNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 15:40:35 GMT'Naty' Revuelta, who had daughter with Fidel Castro, dies (AP) — Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. She was 89.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsObituariesEmbassiesRebellions and uprisingsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 16:27:09 GMTAP Source: Chiefs place franchise tag on All-Pro Houston Kansas City Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on All-Pro pass rusher Justin Houston, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 02 Mar 2015 15:45:49 GMTBomb blast in downtown Cairo wounds 9 people (AP) — A midday bomb blast in one of the busiest boulevards in downtown Cairo wounded nine people on Monday, the police said. Shortly after the explosion, a little-known group claimed responsibility for the attack.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestAccidents and disastersEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Mar 2015 15:38:45 GMTJury to resume deciding life for death for killer Jodi Arias (AP) — Jurors deciding whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will get the death penalty or life in prison for killing her boyfriend are resuming deliberations Monday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 16:15:27 GMTBuffett declines to clarify plan to eventually replace him, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett didn't end the speculation about his eventual successor, but he reiterated Monday that Berkshire Hathaway's board has a plan in place.By JOSH FUNKfBusiness, 02 Mar 2015 16:06:13 GMTNick Offerman to star in stage's 'A Confederacy of Dunces' YORK (AP) — Nick Offerman of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" will star as Ignatius Reilly in a stage adaptation of "A Confederacy of Dunces."By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentCelebrityPerforming artsEntertainment, 02 Mar 2015 15:30:24 GMT2 men arrested after separate incidents outside White House (AP) — United States Secret Service personnel responded to two security incidents at the White House, one late Sunday and the other Monday morning. The agency says that in both instances, the individuals were apprehended before entering the White House grounds.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:40:07 GMTUS construction spending down 1.1 percent in January (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in January, reflecting weakness in spending on office buildings and other nonresidential projects and in government activity.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConstruction sector performanceConstruction put in placeEconomyReal estate, 02 Mar 2015 15:46:18 GMTLebanon bans basketball fans from games after brawl (AP) — Lebanon has banned basketball fans from attending games after a fist fight broke out between players from rival teams.iGeneral newsSportsBasketballViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsLebanonMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 16:03:20 GMTCaretaker says 'Naty' Revuelta, socialite who had daughter with Fidel Castro, has died (AP) — Caretaker says 'Naty' Revuelta, socialite who had daughter with Fidel Castro, has died.iGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 02 Mar 2015 16:12:19 GMTCivil rights group to sue FBI over Chechen man's death, Fla. (AP) — A civil rights group says it intends to sue the FBI over the death of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect.aGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingHuman rights and civil libertiesIntelligence agenciesBombingsEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFloridaOrlandoBostonUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 02 Mar 2015 16:04:17 GMTLos Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun.By ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:37:55 GMTGoogle to offer own cellular network plan, Spain (AP) — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates.By JOSEPH WILSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyWireless technologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 16:04:26 GMTBill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires YORK (AP) — The world's richest person got even richer this year.aBusinessGeneral newsProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sports, 02 Mar 2015 15:35:01 GMTNew Mexico students walk out over new tests contested in US, N.M. (AP) — Students frustrated over a new standardized test are walking out of schools around New Mexico in protest.By RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsStudent testingEducation standardsEducationSocial affairsNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:46:04 GMTUniversity president tapped to head Philadelphia Fed (AP) — The head of the University of Delaware has been selected to be the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsHigher educationSchool administrationEducationSocial affairs, 02 Mar 2015 16:12:11 GMTLions' website reports team won't franchise Suh (AP) — The Detroit Lions' website is reporting that the team will not use the franchise tag on star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 16:08:58 GMTFederal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban on Monday, but the decision will not take effect for a week and the attorney general's office immediately appealed to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.By MARGERY BECK and GRANT SCHULTEaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 16:03:40 GMTGa. woman set for execution seeks clemency reconsideration (AP) — Lawyers for the only woman on Georgia's death row asked the State Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday to reconsider her request to have her sentence changed to life in prison.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:45:22 GMTNetanyahu tells AIPAC that US-Israel alliance strong (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that despite recent differences with the Obama administration over a looming nuclear deal with Iran the alliance between his country and the Unites States was "stronger than ever."By ARON HELLERwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 16:12:03 GMTVeteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congress, says she won't seek re-election to a sixth term.By DONNA CASSATA and BRIAN WITTEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsLegislationAppropriationsDistrict of ColumbiaBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 16:25:42 GMT4 missionaries detained in Venezuela expected home Tuesday, N.D. (AP) — Four North Dakota missionaries caught up in escalating political tension between the U.S. and Venezuela are expected home on Tuesday after spending a couple of days on a Caribbean Island recovering from their ordeal.By BLAKE NICHOLSONaGeneral newsInternational relationsEmbassiesGovernment and politicsVenezuelaUnited StatesNorth DakotaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:55:07 GMTLawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football game (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers more than $10,000 on private flights last fall that included a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned.By JACK GILLUMwGovernment and politicsPolitical ethicsLegislatureFootballPolitical issuesSportsProfessional footballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:40:15 GMTFlorida's Rubio close to decision about presidential run BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016.By THOMAS BEAUMONT and PHILIP ELLIOTTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsFloridaBeaumontUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 02 Mar 2015 16:14:26 GMTWomen to make up half the winners in local French elections (AP) — In France's upcoming local elections, one thing is certain: Women will win half the seats.By SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsElectionsLocal governmentsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 15:48:44 GMTTrial of ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez resumes after snow delay RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has resumed after a snow delay with more testimony about cellphone records.aGeneral newsCelebrityLegal proceedingsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:38:29 GMTNetanyahu tells AIPAC world must not let Iran go nuclear (AP) — Israel's leader says the world must not allow Iran to attain nuclear weapons.By ARON HELLERwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIsraelIranMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 15:39:53 GMTAP Sources: Democratic Sen. Mikulski to announce retirement (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the leadership of the powerful Appropriations Committee, will not run for re-election, Democratic officials say.By DONNA CASSATAwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationAppropriationsDistrict of ColumbiaBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 15:48:28 GMT