FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Feb 2015 14:52:08 -0800Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports; targets Democrats (AP) — President Barack Obama is stepping up his campaign to expand exports and negotiate new trade deals in Asia and Europe, a rare spot of common ground with Republicans and a raw point of friction with Democrats.By JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradePolitical partiesEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsPolitical organizations, 26 Feb 2015 22:13:45 GMTPuerto Rico seeks protection of federal bankruptcy code JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican officials sought Thursday to convince U.S. legislators that the island's financially struggling public corporations should be allowed to restructure their debt under the federal bankruptcy code.By DANICA COTOiBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsCorporate restructuring and recapitalizationLegislatureDebt and bond marketsGovernment and politicsNational courtsFinancial performanceCorporate newsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPuerto RicoUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:39:51 GMTJohansson: Nothing 'creepy or inappropriate' about Travolta YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is defending John Travolta and calls the image of him kissing her on the Academy Awards red carpet "an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was totally sweet and totally welcome."aGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 26 Feb 2015 22:15:19 GMTCouple married 67 years dies holding hands, Calif. (AP) — After spending 67 years together as devoted husband and wife, there was no question how Floyd and Violet Hartwig would end their lives — together.By SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:47:43 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday stocks ended mostly lower on Thursday, tipping the Dow Jones Industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index slightly below their recent all-time highs.By The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial markets, 26 Feb 2015 22:03:27 GMTLawyer for Al-Jazeera journalist blasts Canadian government (AP) — The lawyer for a Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist is blasting the Canadian government for not doing enough to secure his release from Egypt.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJournalistsNews mediaMediaCanadaNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:14:21 GMTRegulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.By ANNE FLAHERTYhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyNetwork neutralityGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationTechnology law and ethicsLegislatureLegislationTelecommunicationsIndustriesTechnology issuesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyGovernment business and financeVotingElections, 26 Feb 2015 21:57:59 GMTCapitol Hill Buzz: Pelosi teases Reid with dark glasses (AP) — Comedy on Capitol Hill — the intentional kind, anyway — is pretty rare.By CHARLES BABINGTON and DINA CAPPIELLOwGovernment and politicsLegislatureEnvironmental concernsWeather patternsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:40:29 GMTBulls say Rose to have surgery on Friday (AP) — The Chicago Bulls say Derrick Rose will have surgery Friday to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee and a timetable for his return will be determined after the operation.sSportsAthlete injuriesHealthMen's basketballAthlete healthMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:35:36 GMTCEO: Commuter rail system back to full service by March 30 (AP) — The head of the French company that operates Massachusetts' commuter rail system apologized for the breakdowns and delays that have plagued the system after a series of storms dumped more than 7 feet of snow on the region and vowed that full service would be restored — but not until the end of next month.By BOB SALSBERGaBusinessGeneral newsMass transit systemsTransportationRail travel disruptionsWinter weatherLegislature hearingsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesWeatherLegislatureMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:45:49 GMTNew cable show offers sex in a box as therapy YORK (AP) — A relationship therapy TV show that premieres Friday gives most participating couples the same prescription: Go into a modular, windowless room onstage and have sex while the studio audience waits until they're done. Not surprisingly, "Sex Box" has attracted some negative attention.By DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentRelationshipsTelevisionCouplesLifestyleMedia, 26 Feb 2015 20:56:42 GMTRodriguez participates in Yankees first full-squad workout, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez walked into the clubhouse at the New York Yankees spring training complex, slipped on his uniform for the first time in more than a year and quietly launched his comeback from a season-long suspension caused by performance-enhancing drugs.By FRED GOODALLsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:51:25 GMTPolice: Train hits, hurts woman wearing headphones, eating (AP) — An inattentive woman wearing earbuds and eating taquitos survived being run over by a train locomotive Thursday after ignoring its horn as well as bells and flashing lights at nearby crossing signals, Phoenix police said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:07:22 GMTProsecutor: Mom craved attention, poisoned child with salt PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor says a woman accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son with salt did it because she relished the attention that a sickly child brought her.By JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeWhite PlainsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:04:55 GMT5 things to know about 'net neutrality' (AP) — Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry:By ANNE FLAHERTYhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyNetwork neutralityGovernment regulationsTechnology issuesTelecommunicationsIndustriesInternet technologyComputing and information technology, 26 Feb 2015 21:54:46 GMTPope's finance czar under scrutiny over spending expose CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' finance czar is coming under intense scrutiny after ruffling feathers at the Vatican as he seeks to impose order on its unruly finances.iBusinessGeneral newsReligionChristianitySocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Feb 2015 22:18:53 GMTWoman, 2 girls feared dead in fire that ripped through house, Wash. (AP) — Investigators slowly sifted through the debris of a house fire Thursday, probing for the remains of a woman and two girls believed to have died in the early morning blaze that destroyed the home.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:52:42 GMTNevada gambling regulators sign off on Olympic betting VEGAS (AP) — Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessGeneral newsSportsGamblingGambling laws and regulationsSports bettingOlympic gamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsSports businessEventsNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:18:59 GMTMiss. official fatally shoots self on day of corruption case, Miss. (AP) — By the time his name was called out in federal court Thursday morning, Harrison County Supervisor William Martin was already dead.By JEFF AMYaGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestSuicidesCrimeNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:51:44 GMTPew study: Americans still stressed despite improved economy (AP) — Nearly six years after the Great Recession, a clear majority of American families say they feel unprepared for a financial emergency.By PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressions, 26 Feb 2015 21:41:12 GMTWoman accused of killing Ohio chief's brother to get autopsy (AP) — An autopsy is scheduled for a woman accused of killing the brother of Cleveland's police chief before shooting herself in the head on a Pennsylvania highway.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPittsburghClevelandPennsylvaniaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:15:59 GMTMan pleads not guilty to killing 3 people at Ohio barbershop HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old man from the Cleveland area has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges in the shooting of three people at a barbershop.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:04:00 GMTKendall Jenner struts for Fendi, Kate Mara cozy in Max Mara (AP) — Shape and color engaged designers on the second day of Milan Fashion Week of womenswear previews for next autumn and winter, featuring shows by Fendi, Max Mara, Just Cavalli and Prada.By COLLEEN BARRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionFashion showsBirdsEntertainmentFashion designAnimalsMilanItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Feb 2015 21:28:50 GMTJudge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement federal judge has opened the door for faster reinstatement of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, ruling an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that brought national backlash for the league and widened its rift with the players' union.By DAVE CAMPBELL and JON KRAWCZYNSKIaGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationSports governanceNational courtsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryProfessional footballFootballUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:01:56 GMTSenate votes to award congressional medal to Selma marchers (AP) — The Senate has voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to honor those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsVotingSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsElectionsSelmaUnited StatesAlabamaNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:35:22 GMTLeBron not happy colleges recruiting 10-year-old son an Ohio teenage hoops sensation, LeBron James went through the craziness of being recruited by colleges across the country. Now, he's living it as a dad.By TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 26 Feb 2015 21:53:37 GMTCarly Fiorina ramps up Hillary Clinton attacks at C-PAC HILL, Md. (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina, the only woman known to be contemplating a Republican presidential bid, is ramping up attacks on likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.By STEVE PEOPLESaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesPolitical action committeesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:56:37 GMT'Black Madam': I've been haunted since butt-injection death (AP) — A transgender hip-hop performer who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial Thursday she has been haunted since the 2011 death of a client she injected with low-grade silicone.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:33:39 GMTAP source: Missouri auditor died of self-inflicted gunshot CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor, died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a staff member told The Associated Press.By DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState governmentsObituariesPrimary electionsElectionsMissouriJefferson CityKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:21:00 GMTLawyer: Second autopsy shows officers shot man from behind, Wash. (AP) — An independent autopsy of an unarmed Mexican man killed by police in Washington state showed he was shot up to seven times — including twice from behind — contradicting earlier statements from authorities, an attorney for the man's family said Thursday.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonTri-CitiesSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:59:41 GMTStock market shrugs off net neutrality vote YORK (AP) — The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission's vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes for the Internet and slowing or blocking Web traffic.htBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyNetwork neutralityGovernment regulationsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockCorporate newsTechnology issuesGovernment and politics, 26 Feb 2015 22:31:02 GMTHeat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu (AP) — The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm.By MIKE STOBBEaBusinessHealthMedical researchImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthChild and teen healthHealth care industryIndustries, 26 Feb 2015 21:50:50 GMTAsia-bound cargo ship held in Alaska harbor amid inquiry, Alaska (AP) — A cargo ship picking up seafood to take back to Asia has been detained in an Alaska harbor amid an environmental crimes investigation, federal prosecutors said.aBusinessGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMilitary legal affairsHarborsLaw and orderCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:19:51 GMTSeaWorld and Sears are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:htTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusiness, 26 Feb 2015 21:24:31 GMTFlorida Panthers add Jaromir Jagr for playoff run, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers acquired Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for a second-round pick in June and either Florida or Minnesota's third-round pick in 2016.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsEventsFloridaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 26 Feb 2015 22:04:01 GMTBlack Madam: Client's buttocks injection death haunts me (AP) — A transgender hip-hop performer who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial Thursday she has been haunted since the 2011 death of a client she injected with low-grade silicone.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:16:27 GMTProsecutor: No immediate charges in California train crash, Calif. (AP) — A decision on whether charges should be brought against a truck driver involved in a crash that derailed a California commuter train will not be made until the investigation is complete, Ventura County's top prosecutor said Thursday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsHit-and-runAccidentsArrestsCrimeAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:18:07 GMTAmEx ups fee on one of its most popular charge cards YORK (AP) — American Express is increasing the annual fees on some of its most popular charge cards.By KEN SWEETfBusinessPersonal finance, 26 Feb 2015 21:47:52 GMTFSU's Rathan-Mayes turns in memorable scoring outburst Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes' name can be etched into sports lore alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and "Pistol" Pete Maravich.By AARON BEARDsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballNBA PlayoffsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsProfessional basketballEventsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:43:05 GMTPolice call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide', Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban St. Louis are calling the death of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich an "apparent suicide."aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSuicidesState governmentsPrimary electionsElectionsState electionsMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaSt. LouisKansas City, 26 Feb 2015 22:44:58 GMTUS stock indexes drift mostly lower as oil prices sink stocks drifted to a slightly lower finish on Thursday, weighed down by falling energy stocks as the slump in oil prices deepened.By ALEX VEIGAhtBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyTechnologyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:13:21 GMTLauren Hill makes it through full season despite tumor (AP) — The Mount St. Joseph's women's basketball team held its postseason banquet in a hospital room warmed by Lauren Hill's smile.By JOE KAYaGeneral newsHealthSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballTumorsCancerDiseases and conditionsBasketballCollege sportsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:15:57 GMTJays outfielder Saunders injures knee, likely out until July, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders could be sidelined until around the All-Star break after stepping on a sprinkler while shagging fly balls and tearing cartilage in his left knee.By JEFF ODOMsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingSports businessAthlete healthEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 26 Feb 2015 21:10:46 GMTUkraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east, Ukraine (AP) — Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country's east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line.By PETER LEONARD and VADIM GHIRDAiGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsInternational agreementsDiplomacyUkraineDonetskRussiaEuropeKievEastern Europe, 26 Feb 2015 21:02:03 GMTCol. Paul Green, member of Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 91, Calif. (AP) — Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a Southern California senior care home. He was 91.aGeneral newsObituariesCaliforniaSan BernardinoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:25:27 GMTDA: No immediate charges in California train crash, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say no charges will be immediately filed against the truck driver involved in the crash that derailed a California commuter train, injuring dozens.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCrimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaYumaArizona, 26 Feb 2015 20:56:49 GMTCards' Adam Wainwright diagnosed with abdominal strain, Fla. (AP) — Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain but the St. Louis ace could be available to pitch the Cardinals' opener at Wrigley Field on April 5.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:11:47 GMTPanel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks (AP) — A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students.By MIKE STOBBEaBusinessHealthDisease outbreaksImmunizationsDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthNeurological disordersInfectious diseasesChild and teen healthUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 22:24:08 GMTWoman in SUV stuck on train tracks saved by savvy policeman, Conn. (AP) — A woman whose sport utility vehicle got stuck on Connecticut train tracks during a traffic jam as a train approached has been saved by a quick-thinking policeman.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNorwalkConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Feb 2015 21:44:42 GMTCeleb birthdays for the week of March 1-7 1: Actor Robert Clary ("Hogan's Heroes") is 89. Singer Harry Belafonte is 88. Actor Robert Conrad is 80. Singer Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann is 71. Singer Roger Daltrey is 71. Actor Alan Thicke ("Growing Pains") is 68. Actor-director Ron Howard is 61. Country singer Janis Oliver Cummins of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 61. Actress Catherine Bach ("The Dukes of Hazzard") is 61. Actor Tim Daly is 59. Keyboardist Jon Carroll (Starland Vocal Band) is 58. Bassist Bill Leen (Gin Blossoms) is 53. Actor Bryan Batt ("Mad Men") is 52. Actor Chris Eigeman ("Gilmore Girls," ''Malcolm in the Middle") is 50. Actor George Eads ("C.S.I.") is 48. Actor Javier Bardem is 46. Actor Jack Davenport ("Pirates of the Caribbean," ''Smash") is 42. Guitarist Ryan Peake of Nickelback is 42. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 41. Actor Jensen Ackles ("Supernatural") is 37. "Blues Clues" host Donovan Patton is 37. Actress Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave") is 32. Singer Kesha is 28. Singer Sammie is 28. Singer Justin Bieber is 21.By The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentCelebrityEntertainmentMusic, 26 Feb 2015 21:44:02 GMT