FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jan 2015 20:59:54 -0800Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, killing 3 CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing sledgehammers through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.By ALBERTO ARCE and PETER ORSIiGeneral newsHealthExplosionsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 04:07:49 GMTChina education minister demands rejection of Western values (AP) — China's education minister has issued a stern warning against threats to communist ideological purity in higher education, saying Western values must never be permitted to infiltrate the classroom.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 03:21:47 GMTWestbeld leads No. 4 Notre Dame women past Va Tech 74-50, Va. (AP) — Kathryn Westbeld scored a career-high 17 points in leading No. 4 Notre Dame to a 74-50 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:30:06 GMT3 Hawks, Durant and Westbrook are NBA All-Star reserves YORK (AP) — Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsNBA All-Star GameMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballEventsTexasPortlandClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaineTennessee, 30 Jan 2015 04:41:14 GMTBrazilian organizers say IndyCar opener has been canceled PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil's capital was canceled on Thursday.By TALES AZZONIsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarFormula OneLocal governmentsContracts and ordersCorporate newsBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsBrazilBrasiliaSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 02:00:22 GMTAPNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia.By MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTerrorismIntelligence agenciesArrestsMilitant groupsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderWar and unrestImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsVirginiaUnited StatesSomaliaNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 30 Jan 2015 02:52:27 GMTFamilies plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade (AP) — A deadline of sunset Thursday for a possible prisoner swap purportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot passed with no sign of whether the two men were still alive.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsHostage situationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAmmanJordanJapanIraqMiddle EastEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 02:55:35 GMTHanzal scores go-ahead goal as Coyotes top Leafs 3-1 (AP) — Martin Hanzal scored the go-ahead goal and Mike Smith stopped 24 of 25 shots as the Arizona Coyotes beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:53:53 GMTMiller's scores late in 2nd as Bruins beat Islanders, N.Y. (AP) — Kevan Miller scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, Tuukka Rask stopped 43 shots, and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 5-2 Thursday night.By DENIS GORMANsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:01:23 GMTBucks end 17-game skid in Orlando, beat Magic 115-100, Fla. (AP) — Jerryd Bayless scored 19 points, Jared Dudley and Khris Middleton had 17 apiece and the Milwaukee Bucks ended a 17-game losing streak in Orlando with a 115-100 victory on Thursday night.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:55:19 GMTTexas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCriminal punishmentLaw and orderTexasHuntsvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:57:54 GMTLAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by Los Angeles officers to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and an acknowledgement of mistakes from the chief of police Thursday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 04:34:29 GMTLawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight says the Death Row Records founder was driving a vehicle that struck two men, killing one, in Compton, California.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainment, 30 Jan 2015 04:39:33 GMTNo. 6 Tennessee women eke out 73-72 win over No. 10 Kentucky, Ky. (AP) — Isabelle Harrison and Cierra Burdick combined to score 25 second-half points and sixth-ranked Tennessee held on to edge No. 10 Kentucky 73-72 victory Thursday night.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsTennesseeKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:04:44 GMTBuilder projects 18-month delay for nuclear plant in Georgia (AP) — Southern Co. said the firms building its new nuclear power plant in Georgia estimate the project will be delayed 18 months, potentially costing the power company $720 million in new charges, company officials said Thursday.By RAY HENRYfBusinessProduction facilitiesUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:54:49 GMT1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94 (AP) — Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94.By PHUONG LEaGeneral newsObituariesWorld War IIWar and unrestEventsChinaWashingtonGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:03:54 GMTReview: CSC's new 'A Month in the Country' lacks nuance YORK (AP) — Careless actions can have unexpected consequences, as demonstrated in the great 19th-century Russian playwright Ivan Turgenev's classic "A Month in the Country." The comedy of manners, about all kinds of love among Russian aristocrats and their employees on a country estate, resonates with tragic undertones as realism and romanticism battle it out.By JENNIFER FARRAReArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainment, 30 Jan 2015 03:26:09 GMTPrice, Pacioretty lift Canadiens to 1-0 win over Rangers YORK (AP) — Carey Price had an early feeling that one goal might be enough to settle the latest matchup between his Montreal Canadiens and longtime Original Six foe, the New York Rangers.By IRA PODELLsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew YorkNew York CityMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 30 Jan 2015 04:00:30 GMTRandolph's double-double leads Grizzlies over Nuggets, 99-69, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds, Jeff Green added 13 points and the Memphis Grizzlies built an early lead en route to a 99-69 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:22:02 GMTHarrison twins lead No. 1 Kentucky to 69-53 win over Mizzou, Mo. (AP) — Andrew Harrison scored 15 points to lead a balanced Kentucky attack, and the No. 1 Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 69-53 victory over Missouri on Thursday night.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsColumbiaMissouriKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 04:22:51 GMTNo. 1 South Carolina women cruise past Alabama 85-54, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley hasn't looked ahead all season and won't start now, no matter how close her top-ranked Gamecocks are to their matchup with No. 2 Connecticut.By PETE IACOBELLIsSportsWomen's sportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsAlabamaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:12:08 GMTFormer soldier charged with stealing $250,000 in benefits (AP) — A former Idaho National Guard soldier who is also an official in the Washington city of Snoqualmie has been indicted on charges that he lied his way to a Purple Heart and more than $250,000 in government benefits.By GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsTheftFraud and false statementsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsWashingtonTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:09:26 GMTPhiladelphia tops Winnipeg 5-2 for 3rd straight victory (AP) — Nick Schultz makes a living trying to keep pucks out of the net, instead of shooting them.By DAN GELSTONsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:51:38 GMTNo. 8 Louisville women beat No. 23 Syracuse 78-58, Ky. (AP) — Myisha Hines-Allen scored 23 points and No. 8 Louisville beat No. 23 Syracuse 78-58 on Thursday night to give coach Jeff Walz his 200th win.By JOSH ABNERsSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsLouisvilleNew YorkKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:18:01 GMTReport disputes claims that US hacked reporter's computer (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her personal computer.htArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentHackingForensicsTechnology issuesTechnologyComputer hardwareConsumer electronicsLaw and orderGeneral news, 30 Jan 2015 03:08:37 GMTAsia stocks mostly higher after Japan data shows improvement KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after economic data suggested Japan is pulling out of recession while Chinese shares fell ahead of a manufacturing report.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsJapanChinaEast AsiaHong KongAsiaGreater China, 30 Jan 2015 04:35:50 GMTObama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy (AP) — Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control.By JOSH LEDERMAN and ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment programsLegislatureArmed forcesEconomyPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEconomic policyGovernment policyMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 30 Jan 2015 03:28:22 GMTHouse Dems seek better messaging, not new policies, for 2016 (AP) — Better messaging, not changes in policy, is the key to winning elections again, House Democrats said Thursday as they huddled in Philadelphia to talk strategy. And the message, they said, must focus relentlessly on middle class paychecks.By CHARLES BABINGTONaBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical partiesHouse electionsLegislaturePolitical organizationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsIsraelUnited StatesPhiladelphiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 30 Jan 2015 03:51:10 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 04:33:55 GMTKaty Perry says halftime performance will make you 'Roar' (AP) — Katy Perry says her Super Bowl halftime performance will make you "Roar" — with animals.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityProfessional footballNFL Super BowlFootballEventsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:36:20 GMTPaquette has 3 goals, Lightning beat Wings 5-1, Fla. (AP) — Cedric Paquette had three goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Thursday night for their franchise-record ninth consecutive home win.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:19:18 GMTNo. 22 Rutgers women beats Purdue 58-49 LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Kahleah Copper scored 21 points and No. 22 Rutgers beat Purdue 58-49 on Thursday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsLafayetteIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:21:09 GMTNo. 18 Mississippi State women beat Vanderbilt 69-44, Miss. (AP) — Victoria Vivians scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half, and No. 18 Mississippi State rolled to a 69-44 victory over Vanderbilt on Thursday night.sSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMississippiStarkvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:55:03 GMTPacers shrug off slow start, pull away from Knicks 103-82 (AP) — Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers rediscovered their winning formula.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballNew York CityIndianaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:40:36 GMTNo. 15 Nebraska women hold off Illinois, 59-57, Neb. (AP) — Tear'a Laudermill scored 16 points and Natalie Romeo hit a late 3-pointer to help No. 15 Nebraska women hold off Illinois for a 59-57 win on Thursday night.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:32:49 GMTRod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81 YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituaries, 30 Jan 2015 03:25:49 GMTFactory data shows Japan economy turning corner on recession (AP) — Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third-largest economy may be turning the corner on a recession brought on by a hefty sales tax hike.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyRecessions and depressionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 02:23:21 GMTBergenheim lifts Panthers to 3-2 win over Blue Jackets, Fla. (AP) — Sean Bergenheim scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to help the Florida Panthers get a much-needed win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2 on Thursday night.By PAUL GEREFFIsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:32:21 GMTNo. 20 Iowa women break record for 3s, beat Northwestern, Ill. (AP) — Melissa Dixon scored 29 points, including 9 of 10 3-pointers, as No. 20 Iowa set a Big 10 record with 19 3-pointers in a 102-99 win over Northwestern on Thursday.sSportsRecord setting eventsWomen's sportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballGeneral newsBasketballCollege sportsIowaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:36:12 GMTStars beat Senators 6-3 in Spezza's return to Ottawa, Ontario (AP) — Jamie Benn scored two goals, and the Stars beat the Senators 6-3 on Thursday night in Jason Spezza's first game in Ottawa since he was traded to Dallas in the offseason.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOntarioOttawaCanadaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:42:48 GMTBalloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, first matching and then surpassing the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherJapanAlbuquerqueEast AsiaAsiaNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:00:14 GMTMost of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.By AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsScienceCoralsCoral reefsPublic opinionOceansAnimalsEnvironment and natureSocial affairsHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:11:03 GMTAP Source: Missy Elliott to join Perry for Super Bowl half (AP) — Missy Elliott is going to "Work It" at the Super Bowl with Katy Perry.By HOWARD FENDRICHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsMusicEntertainmentNFL Super BowlEventsProfessional footballFootball, 30 Jan 2015 02:51:22 GMTShattenkirk lifts Blues past Predators in shootout LOUIS (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored the winner in the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.By NATE LATSCHsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 04:27:52 GMTSabonis, Karnowski lead No. 3 Gonzaga past Portland 64-46, Wash. (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 13 points and 11 rebounds as No. 3 Gonzaga beat Portland 64-46 on Thursday night, extending the nation's longest home winning streak to 37 games dating to 2012.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 04:27:04 GMTLoving, Russell carry Ohio State past No. 16 Maryland, 80-56, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Thad Matta has been wondering about his team's toughness.By RUSTY MILLERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOhioMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:37:53 GMTAP source: Obama to give Congress more info on trade deals (AP) — President Barack Obama has told House Democrats he'll give them more information about the specifics in the trade deals he's negotiating overseas.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsInternational tradePolitical partiesEconomyBusinessPolitical organizationsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:40:01 GMTNo. 5 Maryland wins 12th straight, 91-65 over Michigan ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Laurin Mincy scored 24 points, and No. 5 Maryland rolled to its 12th consecutive victory, remaining unbeaten in Big Ten play with a 91-65 win over Michigan on Thursday night.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMichiganMarylandAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:11:59 GMTNo. 14 Texas women edge No. 24 Oklahoma 84-81 in 2OT, Texas (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 21 points and combined with Empress Davenport for 15 points in the two overtime sessions as No. 14 Texas defeated No. 24 Oklahoma 84-81 in double overtime on Thursday.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsOklahomaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 03:10:23 GMTGas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital; 2 dead, 73 hurt CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.By ALBERTO ARCE and PETER ORSIiGeneral newsExplosionsHealthAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 02:26:48 GMT