FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 14 Feb 2016 06:38:27 -08:00'Spotlight,' 'Big Short' win Writers Guild of America awards, 14 Feb 2016 08:16:41 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York. assailants killed by Israeli army in shootout, 14 Feb 2016 11:20:45 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after one of them opened fire at troops in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military said. dead, 3 wounded in stabbing at asylum center in Sweden, 14 Feb 2016 13:08:55 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say they have arrested a man suspected of killing one person and wounding three others during a fight between asylum-seekers. leader defends gas extraction deal in Supreme Court, 14 Feb 2016 14:18:04 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making an unprecedented appearance at the Supreme Court to defend a deal signed in December with U.S. and Israeli developers drilling offshore gas deposits. Serena or Kerber as Halep eyes title defense in Dubai, 14 Feb 2016 13:33:08 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Simona Halep wasn't sure she would be healthy enough to defend her title at the hardcourt Dubai Tennis Championships, which start Monday, so didn't enter the event at first. US Vice President Biden may visit Israel, 14 Feb 2016 14:22:38 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of a possible Biden visit. faces challenge in forging front vs. China sea actions, 14 Feb 2016 12:19:15 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama's high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China's increasingly worrisome behavior in disputed waters. favored for best-actor prize at Britain's BAFTAs, 14 Feb 2016 11:38:35 GMTLONDON (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for epic endurance story "The Revenant" with a win at the British Academy Film Awards. Latest: Syria condemns Turkish shelling, 14 Feb 2016 13:09:13 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local): crises challenge European Union ahead of summit, 14 Feb 2016 12:31:04 GMTLONDON (AP) — NATO warships are steaming toward the Aegean Sea in an escalated bid to impose order on the chaotic arrival of more than 1 million migrants, which has not abated despite the wintry weather in southern Europe. Latest: Iran offers to help Syria with air defenses, 14 Feb 2016 12:42:40 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local): Latest: Mexicans brave chill for pope's biggest Mass, 14 Feb 2016 14:13:50 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local): 1,800 housing starts in West Bank settlements in 2015, 14 Feb 2016 08:43:45 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — A watchdog group says Israel began building 1,800 new settlement homes in the West Bank in 2015. minister to EU members: Don't shut borders to migrants, 14 Feb 2016 14:03:35 GMTSKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders has urged EU member states not to close their borders to migrants, suggesting that "effective border control is more important." former Nazi camp guard dies in Croatia at 92, 14 Feb 2016 12:04:01 GMTZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Jakob Denzinger, a suspected former Nazi prison guard at Auschwitz and other camps, has died in his native Croatia. He was 92. 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009, 14 Feb 2016 10:02:03 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday. UK rowers rescued from Atlantic after boat capsizes, 14 Feb 2016 13:40:10 GMTLONDON (AP) — Four British women trying to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat have been rescued after they were stranded in the mid-Atlantic Ocean for more than 16 hours when their boat capsized and they lost their oars. policeman's conviction overturned in protester's death, 14 Feb 2016 13:20:13 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Sunday overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of a female protester in a January 2015 shooting captured on video and photos. officials, clerics ban Valentine's Day observance, 14 Feb 2016 11:05:23 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials and clerics in the world's most populous Muslim nation have banned young Indonesian Muslims from celebrating Valentine's Day, arguing that the observance runs against Islamic teachings. opposition figure slams Russia for continued bombing, 14 Feb 2016 12:23:18 GMTMUNICH (AP) — A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words. of Congo: Ex-army chief to run for president, 14 Feb 2016 10:15:39 GMTBRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — The former chief of staff of Republic of Congo's army has announced he will be running as a candidate in the March 20 presidential election. slams Obama budget cuts to anti-terror funds, 14 Feb 2016 08:19:17 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million. Williams beats Misaki Doi to win Taiwan Open, 14 Feb 2016 09:27:17 GMTKAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Taiwan Open without dropping a set in the tournament. Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya, 14 Feb 2016 12:49:54 GMTNYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) — This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya. African Republic voters seek leader to end chaos, 14 Feb 2016 12:50:13 GMTBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify a tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left untold thousands dead and forced nearly half a million people to flee to neighboring countries. lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president, 14 Feb 2016 12:46:22 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply polarized nation into political crisis. in Albania to press reform, 14 Feb 2016 11:45:52 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pushed Albania on Sunday to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms.'s president: Many fight for al-Shabab for money, 14 Feb 2016 09:30:49 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Somalia's president says military forces have made inroads in their fight against al-Shabab militants but the key to defeating them lies in providing better opportunities for the country's youth. to bring message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburb, 14 Feb 2016 13:41:19 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts of life. lineups for the Sunday news shows, 14 Feb 2016 10:30:38 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: soldiers kill 3 Palestinians in separate incidents, 14 Feb 2016 12:31:47 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in two separate incidents in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military and police said. key opinions from Justice Antonin Scalia, 14 Feb 2016 08:10:59 GMTSupreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies., Usher, Wonder honor Lionel Richie on Grammy weekend, 14 Feb 2016 10:32:46 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna, Usher, Stevie Wonder and John Legend paid tribute to Lionel Richie in a musical tribute touching on his roots in R&B to his string of romantic, easy-listening ballads that ruled the airwaves in the 1980s. N. Korea used money from joint factories for weapons, 14 Feb 2016 12:32:44 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday. Arabia shoots down Scud missile fired from Yemen, 14 Feb 2016 10:41:57 GMTRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Sunday that the kingdom has shot down a Scud missile fired from Yemen. to represent Saudi Arabia in Iran after ties cut, 14 Feb 2016 14:11:17 GMTRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says Switzerland has agreed to handle its diplomatic services in Iran so that Iranian pilgrims can continue to visit the oil-rich kingdom. British men killed in road accident near Stockholm, 14 Feb 2016 13:44:37 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Five British men, reportedly including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm. criticizes Syria truce deal, sees Russia ambitions, 14 Feb 2016 11:06:07 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Senior Republican Sen. John McCain sharply criticized the deal to seek a temporary truce in Syria, arguing Sunday that Russia is engaging in "diplomacy in the service of military aggression.", Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine, 14 Feb 2016 10:43:19 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have held a telephone conversation about the Syrian war and the unresolved conflict in Ukraine. exits All-Star stage for Kobe and the NBA's best, 14 Feb 2016 09:17:39 GMTTORONTO (AP) — Zach LaVine called it the best dunk contest ever, a showdown with Aaron Gordon that rivaled what Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins did.'s WC downhill cancelled due to soft snow conditions, 14 Feb 2016 12:05:43 GMTCRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The rescheduled women's World Cup downhill race in Crans-Montana has been cancelled for safety reasons due to soft snow conditions. carries spirit of Cool Runnings into Youth Olympics, 14 Feb 2016 12:42:19 GMTLILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Daniel Mayhew was less than enthusiastic when his physical education teacher first suggested the 17-year old Jamaican take up bobsledding. disappointed by US sale of F-16 fighters to Pakistan, 14 Feb 2016 08:54:01 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — India said that it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and that it does not believe such an arms transfer will help combat terrorism. exports first oil shipment to Europe since nuclear deal, 14 Feb 2016 13:19:55 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency says the country has exported its crude shipment to Europe for the first time since it reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers last month. gone: Frei set to host 27th, final Westminster telecast, 14 Feb 2016 09:23:58 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — He's become the face of dogs, with a voice as gentle as a Saint Bernard, as friendly as a chocolate Lab. Popular Party official quits amid corruption claims, 14 Feb 2016 14:24:31 GMTMADRID (AP) — The president of the Madrid branch of Spain's center-right Popular Party has resigned amid allegations that the branch benefited from irregular funding. redshirt has a lot to wrestle for in ill young pal, 14 Feb 2016 14:18:28 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Early III is redshirting his first year at Minnesota. He still has a whole lot to wrestle for. 3 Palestinian attackers killed in separate incidents, 14 Feb 2016 13:40:35 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in two separate incidents in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military and police said. activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria, 14 Feb 2016 13:48:53 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday, drawing condemnation from the Syrian government and adding complexity to an inflamed situation in the area where Russian-backed Syrian government forces are also on the march, opposition activists said. cases heard by or scheduled for the Supreme Court, 14 Feb 2016 08:09:31 GMTSome of the major cases heard or scheduled to be heard this term by the Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia's death casts uncertainty on the court's term. No rulings have been issued in any of these cases.