FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:31:49 -0800Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' authorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10e0095545bf46a390925edc1f24c0a8SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's main national newspaper was facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureSocial mediaObituariesEntertainmentOnline mediaMediaAustraliaSydneyOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10e0095545bf46a390925edc1f24c0a8Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:38:58 GMTNo. 11 Arizona State women hold off Colorado 68-60http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d35b696da4446f1ac7a5a8ca2e2c70cBOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Sophie Brunner and Katie Hempen scored 15 points each, combining for 21 in the second half and No. 11 Arizona State defeated Colorado 68-60 on Friday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsColoradoArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d35b696da4446f1ac7a5a8ca2e2c70cSat, 31 Jan 2015 04:18:39 GMTIraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/384929a04a5c42e79623d0eb9ff9fb7fBAGHDAD (AP) — When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas.By SINAN SALAHEDDIN and SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsLibrariesEducationSocial affairsIraqBaghdadMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/384929a04a5c42e79623d0eb9ff9fb7fSat, 31 Jan 2015 07:00:55 GMTNo. 6 Arizona shuts down Oregon State in 57-34 winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6339d1abff9c46d19d3d3846ed845e37TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — T.J. McConnell jumped into passing lanes for steals and reached in to strip unsuspecting players of the ball.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArizonaOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6339d1abff9c46d19d3d3846ed845e37Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:15:59 GMT1st time advertisers make a play with Super Bowl spotshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6f5060eae2b4483a0d07ee0fa5bb97bNEW YORK (AP) — More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday.By MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsNFL Super BowlFirst time eventsProfessional footballEventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFootballSportsMedia and entertainment industryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6f5060eae2b4483a0d07ee0fa5bb97bSat, 31 Jan 2015 05:14:15 GMTJapan says efforts to free Islamic State hostage deadlockedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bc963aa90df436580afdd0010624378AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A top Japanese diplomat says efforts to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a "state of deadlock."iGeneral newsHostage situationsJournalismNews mediaMediaAmmanJordanJapanMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bc963aa90df436580afdd0010624378Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:57:55 GMTSafiullin wins boys, Mihalikova wins Aussie Open girls titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee3a93df26db48f990a1530ae41c4a98MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roman Safiullin of Russia won the boys singles title and Slovakia's Tereza Mihalikova won the girls singles title at the Australian Open on Saturday.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisEventsAustraliaSlovakiaOceaniaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee3a93df26db48f990a1530ae41c4a98Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:21:29 GMTSnoop Dogg keeping focus on youth football before Super Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bf1012c45524ae2baa62466a25fbac3PHOENIX (AP) — Super Bowl weekend isn't just about the championship game for Snoop Dogg — it's also a reminder that the next generation of NFL greats need to develop.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYeArts and entertainmentSportsMusicEntertainmentNFL Super BowlProfessional footballYouth sportsFootballYouth footballEventsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bf1012c45524ae2baa62466a25fbac3Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:11:57 GMTAP Sportlighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb205bfaec2543189dfab357b34fa9fa1913 — Jim Thorpe, star of the 1912 Olympics, signs to play baseball with the New York Giants.By The Associated PresssSports transactionsMen's skiingWomen's skiingWomen's sportsMen's skatingWomen's skatingMen's sportsMen's golfWomen's golfMen's boxingWomen's boxingMen's tennisWomen's tennisAlpine skiingNBA All-Star GameFIS Alpine Skiing World ChampionshipsSkiingNFL Super BowlCoachingBasketballBoxingAfrican-AmericansNHL All-Star GameCollege sportsGolfSkatingCelebrityBaseballProfessional footballWomen's basketballWinter Olympic gamesMen's basketballProfessional basketballTennisNFL Pro BowlOlympic gamesProfessional baseballSportsSports businessEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballJournalismNews mediaMediaNew YorkUnited StatesPhiladelphiaIllinoisIndianaNew York CityWisconsinCaliforniaLos AngelesChicagoMissouriGermanySan FranciscoPennsylvaniaKentuckyClevelandSacramentoPittsburghHoustonOrlandoDallasGreen BayTampaNorth AmericaUtahColoradoCincinnatiFloridaIndianapolisPortlandSeattleWashingtonNew OrleansOregonTorontoAustriaSt. LouisTorranceEdmontonMontrealWestern EuropeEuropeOhioTexasLouisianaOntarioCanadaAlbertaQuebechttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb205bfaec2543189dfab357b34fa9faSat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:25 GMTHayward, Utah Jazz upset Golden State Warriors 110-100http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/200b2ecc85b94e66a38211b9cbb55ed0SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Golden State Warriors stepped off the plane in Salt Lake City with a bad taste in their mouths from a two-point overtime loss against the Chicago Bulls earlier in the week. Things got even worse against the Jazz on Friday night.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/200b2ecc85b94e66a38211b9cbb55ed0Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:34:03 GMTWhat to watch at the Aussie Open Sunday: The Men's Finalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86f8a6fd10b249dd9a1df38e3c72b4ffMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, contesting the Australian Open final on Sunday, are both members of the so-called "Big Four" of men's tennis, the group which has dominated Grand Slam titles for most of the past decade led by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86f8a6fd10b249dd9a1df38e3c72b4ffSat, 31 Jan 2015 07:49:07 GMTAnger, mourning in Pakistan after mosque bombing kills 59http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0feedf4a856145ca9e812c0ab48950c9ISLAMABAD (AP) — Shiites across Pakistan are mourning and planning to protest after a bombing at a Shiite mosque in the country killed at least 59 people.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0feedf4a856145ca9e812c0ab48950c9Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:25:29 GMTJapan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3538de7b3eb34d889a44796a65e1cf87TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentHostage situationsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAnimation and comicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3538de7b3eb34d889a44796a65e1cf87Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:24:42 GMTWhat slowing economy? US consumers are in a mood to spendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21cc8b97ef2f4a4eb3edb51575ab4c2fWASHINGTON (AP) — There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingLabor economyEconomyGovernment payRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21cc8b97ef2f4a4eb3edb51575ab4c2fSat, 31 Jan 2015 05:05:53 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fba5237d78c347e2990583b41b56e99bToday is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2015. There are 334 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaLegislatureGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fba5237d78c347e2990583b41b56e99bSat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:17 GMTDueling narratives surround 'Suge' Knight in deadly run-inhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b923f08802d64d629acd9d71ca1ec204LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Marion "Suge" Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder, dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop music mogul's latest and most serious run-in with the law.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and BRIAN MELLEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeViolent crimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b923f08802d64d629acd9d71ca1ec204Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:12:10 GMTAttorney wants mistrial declared in Vanderbilt rape casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/605e52d5366e46f3bcf26fc72a6614f1NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for one of the ex-Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious fellow student says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/605e52d5366e46f3bcf26fc72a6614f1Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:46:07 GMTDespres' OT goal rallies Penguins over Devils 2-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64c8fc5b00c5440dadefe5393d08a20bNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Defenseman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night.By TOM CANAVANsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64c8fc5b00c5440dadefe5393d08a20bSat, 31 Jan 2015 03:06:22 GMTSundance closing-night film, 'Grandma' showcases Lily Tomlinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a24ebad89e44ab99ba6dcb30088d0eaPARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Writer-director Paul Weitz knew what he was after when he was writing "Grandma," the official closing-night selection at the Sundance Film Festival.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a24ebad89e44ab99ba6dcb30088d0eaSat, 31 Jan 2015 04:20:51 GMTSt. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese files list of assets, debtshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cabff50e362b4bcba12fad98317cb202MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has assets totaling more than $45 million — including about $11 million in real estate — according to a schedule of assets and liabilities filed Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsReligionChristianitySocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeMinneapolisMinnesotaSt. PaulUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cabff50e362b4bcba12fad98317cb202Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:20:20 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/907d2b6cc4fe4c63bbd8dadc047d6d5a"I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well-known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee." — Mitt Romney, who ended his roller-coaster return to presidential politics.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/907d2b6cc4fe4c63bbd8dadc047d6d5aSat, 31 Jan 2015 08:05:26 GMTMitt Romney bows out of 2016 race after a 3-week test runhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11032b262902432bae6bb0b0e9d80d71WASHINGTON (AP) — He insists he could win, but Mitt Romney has stepped out of the 2016 presidential contest in favor of the "next generation of Republican leaders" following a three-week fact-finding effort that revealed significant resistance to a third campaign.By STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaigns2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesElectionsNational electionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical organizationsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11032b262902432bae6bb0b0e9d80d71Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:22:36 GMTHawks keep streak alive, top Trail Blazers 105-99http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f62a79dc48b742078566c56b4148ae61ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks keep finding new ways to extend the longest winning streak in franchise history. This time, Kent Bazemore was the surprise star off the bench.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f62a79dc48b742078566c56b4148ae61Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:32:22 GMTCanucks' Miller makes 20 saves in 5-2 win over Sabreshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f00f031b3b53410c9d6d4ee32fcc5a95VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ryan Miller made 20 saves in his first game against his former team, and the Vancouver Canucks sent the Buffalo Sabres to their 14th straight regulation loss — 5-2 on Friday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBritish ColumbiaCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f00f031b3b53410c9d6d4ee32fcc5a95Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:53:45 GMTVarmalov makes 23 saves in Avs' shutout of Predatorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5d1fec9af7c4a1bb4e4341bfe55a232DENVER (AP) — Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5d1fec9af7c4a1bb4e4341bfe55a232Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:50:03 GMTAt a glance: Where the GOP contenders stand in the 2016 racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c01c7df52484a4c984eddef0cdff1cdWASHINGTON (AP) — Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingCampaignsPolitical action committeesPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesLegislatureNational electionsElectionsDistrict of ColumbiaTexasSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c01c7df52484a4c984eddef0cdff1cdSat, 31 Jan 2015 08:24:46 GMTJudge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentionedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe70b5aad31d479e8a71d1432eb13ceaFALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is mentioned.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeProfessional footballNFL Super BowlViolent crimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderFootballEventsFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe70b5aad31d479e8a71d1432eb13ceaSat, 31 Jan 2015 03:48:56 GMTMotorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved himhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fc7ec6fbc3b47c5bc2598a586ed4fbbLOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life.By JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsBlood donationAccidentsHealthBiologyPublic healthAccidents and disastersTransportationSciencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fc7ec6fbc3b47c5bc2598a586ed4fbbSat, 31 Jan 2015 04:46:50 GMTKane, Sharp lead Blackhawks' 4-1 rout of Anaheim Duckshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10540afb9a7e41c7b71b50aa692a62daANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Sharp got the puck on the boards and abruptly whipped it in front to Patrick Kane, who scored before the Anaheim Ducks even knew where it went.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsCaliforniaBuffaloUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10540afb9a7e41c7b71b50aa692a62daSat, 31 Jan 2015 06:37:43 GMTCity will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8ea333755964f868abcd9837bc36f44NEW YORK (AP) — New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBronxNew York CityManhattanFergusonNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8ea333755964f868abcd9837bc36f44Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:02:16 GMT10 Super Bowl ads that everyone will be talking abouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efd54fcbb8fe45338255369145934190NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost show time.By MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlCelebrityEventsTelecommunicationsIndustriesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNFL footballProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efd54fcbb8fe45338255369145934190Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:09:45 GMTDrive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congresshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd796549f9d3441fb031fe7888b8a415WASHINGTON (AP) — It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever.By ALAN FRAMhtBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureMedical technologyMedical devicesPolitical partiesLegislationHealth care industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsState governmentsTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd796549f9d3441fb031fe7888b8a415Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:28:13 GMTTereza Mihalikova wins girls title at Australian Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f94190568d2e42698011067f47c6e486MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia took out the Australian Open junior girls' title on Saturday, winning five consecutive games after Katie Swan took a medical timeout and beating the British player 6-1, 6-4.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisEventsAustraliaSlovakiaOceaniaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f94190568d2e42698011067f47c6e486Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:20:21 GMTRaptors blow big lead, edge Nets 127-122 in overtimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc817ef0af3a454f9c75f626a40ef531NEW YORK (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Amir Johnson made the tiebreaking basket with 41 seconds left in overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 127-122 on Friday night.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballBrooklynNew York CityTorontoNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc817ef0af3a454f9c75f626a40ef531Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:39:09 GMTSan Francisco police detain man in human remains casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c345ab89d4044f298b8bd5d66d8c4af4SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police said they detained a man shown in photos released earlier in the day in the case of human remains found inside a suitcase.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c345ab89d4044f298b8bd5d66d8c4af4Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:25:39 GMTBledsoe, Dragic team for 44 points as Suns beat Bulls 99-93http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/301590b1e6254b5988c3b1fc56a36359PHOENIX (AP) — As they have so often this season, Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic pushed the Phoenix Suns to victory.By BOB BAUMsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/301590b1e6254b5988c3b1fc56a36359Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:15:08 GMTBeijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92a66175238847b5a9322bd98f5bf690CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsSportsSummer Olympic gamesWinter Olympic gamesHockeyMunicipal governmentsOlympic gamesTrain travelWinter weatherAir qualityEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsAccommodationsTravelLifestyleEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsWeatherBeijingChinaPyeongchangEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaSouth Koreahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92a66175238847b5a9322bd98f5bf690Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:46:39 GMTCanucks' Miller makes 22 saves in 5-2 win over Sabreshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40df1a274be14d7c85b6fd57b97da791VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ryan Miller made 22 saves in his first game against his former team, and the Vancouver Canucks sent the Buffalo Sabres to their 14th straight regulation loss — 5-2 on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBritish ColumbiaVancouverCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40df1a274be14d7c85b6fd57b97da791Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:17:44 GMTArtillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetskhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d19516970c4948bdba78ea706c199ea2DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed.By BALINT SZLANKO and PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar and unrestHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessDiplomacyInternational relationsUkraineDonetskMinskBelarusKievEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d19516970c4948bdba78ea706c199ea2Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:05:45 GMTGordon leads Davis-less Pelicans past Clippers, 108-103http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f79ccab6108a48a2b0beb5c8c6acb803NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eric Gordon looked a lot more like the player the Pelicans thought they were getting when he first arrived in a trade that sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2011.By BRETT MARTELsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f79ccab6108a48a2b0beb5c8c6acb803Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:13:15 GMT5 given preliminary charges over jihadi network in Francehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20d1d52ac8014ebd9fc67ce7296e7332PARIS (AP) — French authorities have laid preliminary charges against five men suspected of involvement in a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town from where several youths went to fight in Syria and Iraq.iGeneral newsFranceParisWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20d1d52ac8014ebd9fc67ce7296e7332Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:05:59 GMTMotiejunas scores 26, Rockets top Celtics for 4th win in rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e19ac2c62324480e86e93258b57ed4e1BOSTON (AP) — Donatas Motiejunas wasn't thinking about a new career high when he took an alley-oop from James Harden and hit a layup as he fell to the floor late in the fourth quarter. Preserving a Houston Rockets victory was foremost on his mind.sSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e19ac2c62324480e86e93258b57ed4e1Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:26:39 GMTLeBron returns, Love, Irving team for 44, as Cavs top Kingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab464070b644435980619e756ca3123aCLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James met with Cavaliers team doctors Friday night to decide if he would play after missing a game because of a sprained right wrist.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab464070b644435980619e756ca3123aSat, 31 Jan 2015 04:38:09 GMTMavericks embarrass Heat in 2nd half, win 93-72http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea18b7ea4844428d918fa3aa3f657954MIAMI (AP) — Charlie Villanueva scored 20 points, and the Dallas Mavericks went on an incredible 37-2 run in the second half to embarrass the Miami Heat 93-72 on Friday night.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea18b7ea4844428d918fa3aa3f657954Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:41:42 GMTElliott headlines 5 drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame classhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bd5dd7efbb04790b5b42ea90122da72CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingCelebrityAfrican-AmericansNASCAREntertainmentArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bd5dd7efbb04790b5b42ea90122da72Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:06:35 GMTShattenkirk's shootout goal lifts Blues past Hurricanes 3-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f753fd2f1e948d689005bde7fadd7acRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored in the shootout and the St. Louis Blues beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f753fd2f1e948d689005bde7fadd7acSat, 31 Jan 2015 02:57:45 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Swan has debut Rod Laver appearancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adaef3d614c34e62affddfd8170bc9b8MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — U.S.-based British 15-year-old Katie Swan's first time at Rod Laver Arena came not as a spectator, but as a player on center court.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adaef3d614c34e62affddfd8170bc9b8Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:56:04 GMTColumn: Ferry builds a powerhouse but won't get to enjoy ithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1affb1edfbd84bb48e00d11519b12043ATLANTA (AP) — Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1affb1edfbd84bb48e00d11519b12043Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:01:17 GMTIs he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f7ca8f6b3944de08bde367448739227MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan.By JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defenseManilaPhilippinesMalaysiaIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f7ca8f6b3944de08bde367448739227Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:55:38 GMTNYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9fdf802efb7425782631a2fe5892006NEW YORK (AP) — Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later be convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeOrganized crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkBrooklynUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9fdf802efb7425782631a2fe5892006Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:25:15 GMT