FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:51:52 -0800Wynton Marsalis' JALC Orchestra to tour South Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cad49ab6c154f9aabbe55261391187aNEW YORK (AP) — The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will tour South America in March for the first time in 10 years.By CHARLES J. GANSeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentSouth AmericaVenezuelaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cad49ab6c154f9aabbe55261391187aTue, 27 Jan 2015 15:52:01 GMTArgentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence serviceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22583dda41f24e798a2ceeeee446a6c5BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusation that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.By PETER PRENGAMANiGeneral newsCrimeLegislatureGovernment and politicsArgentinaIranBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22583dda41f24e798a2ceeeee446a6c5Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:25:36 GMTNative American students reportedly harassed at hockey gamehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ab9cd21d7d14f2ca54b6098f36b9d4dRAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota-based beer distributor has released a statement of apology after Native American grade-school students reported being harassed at a Rapid City Rush hockey game.aGeneral newsSportsHockeyNative AmericansRapid CitySouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ab9cd21d7d14f2ca54b6098f36b9d4dTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:19:32 GMTAttorney: Ex-Vanderbilt player took photos, innocent of rapehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a9ae32476ab4f51904a45a8dbf42f5fNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A defense attorney for a former Vanderbilt football player accused of rape says his client took "deplorable" photos of the assault but did not take part in it.By SHEILA BURKEaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCrimeCollege footballLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a9ae32476ab4f51904a45a8dbf42f5fTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:44:37 GMTOxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recoveryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/605a8df571534d2c95c64253116fa883ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said Tuesday.By ROBBIE COREY-BOULETiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthForeign aidInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWest AfricaIvory CoastLiberiaAfricaGuineaSierra Leonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/605a8df571534d2c95c64253116fa883Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:39:19 GMTUN: 2 killed, 6 hurt in northern Mali protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d49bb7a5a0924cc7b4af70b632ba3489BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A demonstration outside a U.N. base in northern Mali descended into violence Tuesday, leaving at least two people dead and six wounded, according to a U.N. official.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestMaliWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d49bb7a5a0924cc7b4af70b632ba3489Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:48:51 GMTIran sends warning to Israel via US officialshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42cf2db84c7c4c5bb7b50997536c4a0eTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it has sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike, the official IRNA news agency reported.iGeneral newsEmbassiesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTehranIsraelIranSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42cf2db84c7c4c5bb7b50997536c4a0eTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:35:46 GMTMental evaluation ordered for boxer Jermain Taylorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e16402bee86d44f09640803bd93b403aLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has ordered a mental evaluation for champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e16402bee86d44f09640803bd93b403aTue, 27 Jan 2015 15:47:24 GMTUS consumer confidence jumps to 7 ½-year high in Januaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1269fa6995004d91936166efb8d3b2d0WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence.By PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsLabor economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1269fa6995004d91936166efb8d3b2d0Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:12:00 GMTAmerican Airlines tops Street 4Q forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f70051572db24095ae40244b37551938FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is logging record profits and rewarding shareholders just one year removed from bankruptcy court and a big merger.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f70051572db24095ae40244b37551938Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:43:04 GMTGrain mixed, livestock higherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44c89fe11d484c6a91fbab99e0ebc651CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Tuenday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44c89fe11d484c6a91fbab99e0ebc651Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:53:22 GMTNortheast blizzard wasn't a bust, but it was a miss for manyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d7c2bde02a147dd81386bb6cf92e06fIn the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches. Fearful forecasts turned into apologies.By SETH BORENSTEIN and GEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsScienceWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d7c2bde02a147dd81386bb6cf92e06fTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:25:16 GMTSomalia: Al-Shabab leader says he has quit terror grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/233c917dad0e4cfcb046ea237b66c436MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab with a $3 million bounty on his head has announced he has quit the insurgency and renounced violence perpetrated by the al-Qaida-linked group.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestSomaliaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/233c917dad0e4cfcb046ea237b66c436Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:40:20 GMTObama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eac4e824642442ce813bdde0c468eb4cRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah.By JULIE PACEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesForeign policyNational securitySocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSaudi ArabiaSyriaRiyadhJiddahMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eac4e824642442ce813bdde0c468eb4cTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:00:58 GMTGunmen storm Libyan hotel; 5 foreigners, 3 guards deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a844d1a07104686b8f1356ce85890f3TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, officials said.By ESAM MOHAMEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesAccommodationsTravelLifestyleLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a844d1a07104686b8f1356ce85890f3Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:55:44 GMTBodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contacthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7262850262134f2fba46355ca3aba5dcMcRAE, Ga. (AP) — Three days after Bud Runion posted an ad on the website Craigslist that he was seeking to buy a 1966 Mustang convertible, he and his wife set out for a small farming community in southern Georgia to meet with a potential seller. Then they vanished.By RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7262850262134f2fba46355ca3aba5dcTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:29:50 GMTMost Broadway theaters reopen Tuesday in New York Cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a11c3dc135ad4c8688fe9a09fb7277f6NEW YORK (AP) — Most Broadway theaters reopened Tuesday, a day after a heavy snow wiped out shows in New York for one night.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherPerforming artsEntertainmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a11c3dc135ad4c8688fe9a09fb7277f6Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:52:37 GMTQ&A: Opera star Deborah Voigt writes of turbulent lifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc6950344c6249bf8cfe3d30a830ca9dNEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Deborah Voigt keeps a picture of herself performing alongside tenor Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera — both as a treasured memory of a great triumph and as a stark reminder of her emotional troubles. They were playing twins, Sieglinde and Siegmund, in Richard Wagner's "Die Walkuere," but Voigt seems nearly twice Domingo's size.By MIKE SILVERMANeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsBooks and literaturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc6950344c6249bf8cfe3d30a830ca9dTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:17:38 GMTPurported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebadb2135b9445ab901f84c0c927effaBEIRUT (AP) — An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."By ZEINA KARAM and YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestJapanJordanSyriaMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebadb2135b9445ab901f84c0c927effaTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:28:23 GMTMonarch butterflies rebound in Mexico, numbers still lowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b10cef595bc64758bc1fdf2eef6cd33cMEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies that reached wintering grounds in Mexico has rebounded 69 percent from last year's lowest-on-record levels, but their numbers remain very low, according to the World Wildlife Fund.By MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsScienceButterfliesWildlifeForestsWeatherEnvironmental concernsInsectsAnimalsZoologyBiologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b10cef595bc64758bc1fdf2eef6cd33cTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:28:52 GMTBoston JetBlue flight searched after threat; nothing foundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38f5a5ce28524f27b3df2db7173d7365BOSTON (AP) — A JetBlue Airways plane returned to the gate before takeoff on Monday after an unspecified threat, but nothing hazardous was found, state police said.tTravelLifestyleBostonFloridaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38f5a5ce28524f27b3df2db7173d7365Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:41:37 GMTAppeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f79fbde36e7477cb96c930ff4accf43WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that's unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriNational courtsPoliceCrimeEventsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f79fbde36e7477cb96c930ff4accf43Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:40:29 GMTKraft takes the offensive, defends team, seeks NFL apologyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84e949e6544f4f3abab1d7fc3e2f8fe1CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The New England Patriots came out swinging upon their arrival at the Super Bowl.By BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsSports mediaNFL Super BowlProfessional footballFootballEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84e949e6544f4f3abab1d7fc3e2f8fe1Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:38:37 GMTA sampling of snowfall totals across the Northeasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa9f383e1ff946e5a45c6a25ded1b8bbA look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast as of Tuesday morning after a massive winter storm:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015EventsProvidenceBostonNew York CityRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusettsNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa9f383e1ff946e5a45c6a25ded1b8bbTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:17:47 GMTLeaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f019066a6714fceb5d78600f7fb17e9BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a million people murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsThe HolocaustEventsPolandRussiaUkraineEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f019066a6714fceb5d78600f7fb17e9Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:15:08 GMTNASCAR's Brian Vickers eager to race after heart surgeryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b5bae31ba7f4026bf08f1b75b6c12daCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Vickers says he is eager to get back on the racetrack and prove to everyone he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following open heart surgery last month.By STEVE REEDsSportsAutomobile racingAthlete injuriesNASCARAthlete healthCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b5bae31ba7f4026bf08f1b75b6c12daTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:31:12 GMT2016 Brit Open's Royal Troon to review male-only membershiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da15504a012649e1be9d8b6dca7fd69aTROON, Scotland (AP) — Royal Troon Golf Club, the host of the 2016 British Open, says it will review its male-only membership policy.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfMen's golfBritish Open GolfGolfMen's sportsEventsScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da15504a012649e1be9d8b6dca7fd69aTue, 27 Jan 2015 15:40:29 GMTHowling blizzard slams Boston area; New York mostly sparedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d1e4ee1dcdc459fa9cddeb0bfd7158fBOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on the Boston area along with other stretches of lower New England and Long Island on Tuesday but failed to live up to the hype in Philadelphia and New York City, where buses and subways started rolling again in the morning.By BOB SALSBERG and DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsEventsNew JerseyNew YorkMassachusettsPhiladelphiaBostonNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d1e4ee1dcdc459fa9cddeb0bfd7158fTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:13:48 GMTOrders for US durable goods fell 3.4 percent in Decemberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/affd58d953344d5ea0ef497be5e579f1WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped sharply in December, dragged lower by a big decline in demand in the volatile commercial aircraft category.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceEconomic outlookEconomyProduction facilitiesLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/affd58d953344d5ea0ef497be5e579f1Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:05:18 GMTFamed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erasedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a0ae7399bf847dfb84be01b2a248263COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers.By MEG KINNARDaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsArrestsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a0ae7399bf847dfb84be01b2a248263Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:02:52 GMT2 Rwandan army officers deny charges of public incitementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b3477567183462ea76b4ca740a5ce4dKIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Two officers in Rwanda's military have pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting insurrection against the government.iGeneral newsRwandaKigaliEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b3477567183462ea76b4ca740a5ce4dTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:43:21 GMTNortheast residents digging out, moving on from snowstormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e5152da944a41ccb180b2af5521278eAreas of the busy Northeast corridor were left to deal with a storm that packed a winter wallop of heavy snow and high winds for some and left others with more typical snow accumulations.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015State governmentsAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsEventsGovernment and politicsPerforming artsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTransportationGovernment regulationsMassachusettsNew York CityBostonNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e5152da944a41ccb180b2af5521278eTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:01:50 GMTRebel killings of 44 commandos test Philippine peace dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5b97366e89f44b3a94f5f5fa406362cMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials asked lawmakers Tuesday not to withdraw their support from a new government peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group after some insurgents were involved in a clash that killed 44 anti-terror police commandos.By JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestTerrorismArmed forcesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLegislationPoliceReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational securityMilitary and defenseDiplomacyInternational agreementsLegislatureLaw enforcement agenciesManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5b97366e89f44b3a94f5f5fa406362cTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:28:09 GMTObama aide asks Congress for enhanced trade-deal authorityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8736acb802d6485c8ba8d91632dde256WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic senator's complaints Tuesday, and noisy protesters, underscored the Obama administration's challenge in seeking congressional approval for enhanced powers to cut trade deals with Japan, India and many other countries.By CHARLES BABINGTONwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLabor negotiationsEconomyPersonnelEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesChinaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8736acb802d6485c8ba8d91632dde256Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:23:17 GMTPakistani military says its airstrikes killed 53 militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aed97aa886854b8f8d976efeca69567cISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says its air force killed 53 militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPakistanAfghanistanSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aed97aa886854b8f8d976efeca69567cTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:16:31 GMTImagine Dragons to give surprise performance on planehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4af5bd9fd0a048c98373920b68341761NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Dragons is ready to rock you — in the sky.tTravelLifestyleMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4af5bd9fd0a048c98373920b68341761Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:18:15 GMTResidents want special prosecutor in police shooting of teenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d74313b40bdd475e85d5dc0a7c121681DENVER (AP) — A day after Denver police shot and killed a 16-year-old girl in a stolen car, some residents are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the officers who opened fire.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d74313b40bdd475e85d5dc0a7c121681Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:45:13 GMTDemocrats say they won't support Iran sanctions bill for nowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c68579746d843efb16000ad599c7f3bWASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats told the White House on Tuesday that they won't support passage of an Iran sanctions bill until at least the end of March.By DEB RIECHMANNwBusinessGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsLegislatureLegislationInternational relationsPolitical partiesWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c68579746d843efb16000ad599c7f3bTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:23:52 GMTLawmakers consider replacing NY speaker following chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1062dae80d544b76be8772d0e61c0110ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York's state Assembly are expected to call for replacing their longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, following federal corruption charges.aGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsState legislaturePolitical issuesLegislatureState governmentsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1062dae80d544b76be8772d0e61c0110Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:07:44 GMTThe latest on the Northeast snowstormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a230df37faa444c9e883f23b657c65a10:30 A.M. ESTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsU.S. Nor'easter 2015Winter weatherStormsWeatherRail travel disruptionsState governmentsMunicipal governmentsTrain travelAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsEventsTransportationLocal governmentsTravelLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkNew York CityPhiladelphiaMassachusettsNew JerseyBostonMaineRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a230df37faa444c9e883f23b657c65aTue, 27 Jan 2015 15:51:28 GMTOfficers shot at Minnesota city building OK, gunman deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d542808bda66471490f6f6bc2b254166NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — Two police officers who were shot by a gunman inside a suburban Minneapolis city building are expected to recover.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d542808bda66471490f6f6bc2b254166Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:33:41 GMTUnemployment rates fall in 42 US states amid broad hiringhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eec8141185514d7596e453af38f2a954WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 42 U.S. states last month, the latest sign that strong hiring is boosting job opportunities nationwide.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eec8141185514d7596e453af38f2a954Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:57:15 GMTHouse GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigrationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e5014e24dcf41b189109584b6b6ef34WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan to vote to authorize legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration.wGovernment and politicsImmigrationLegislaturePolitical partiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e5014e24dcf41b189109584b6b6ef34Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:47:25 GMTRomania's spy chief who backed security laws resignshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f27a212c556941e7a1b0dd3fd5b1f193BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The chief of Romania's Intelligence Service has resigned after criticizing the country's top court for rejecting security laws which allowed the government to collect data on people without court approval.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsRomaniaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f27a212c556941e7a1b0dd3fd5b1f193Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:19:43 GMTBP executive takes stand in Gulf oil spill penalty trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b656518b1854eaa9e2b54bc3a93c185NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP executive has taken the stand as lawyers for the oil giant make their case for a federal Clean Water Act penalty well under the $13.7 billion maximum for the 2010 Gulf oil spill.By KEVIN McGILLaBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b656518b1854eaa9e2b54bc3a93c185Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:03:28 GMTBoehner acknowledges 'stumbles' in Congress' opening weekshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5c4618bdf4d4435b386826ae424ebd4WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nuhr) acknowledges that there've been "a couple of stumbles" in the opening weeks of the new Republican-run Congress.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5c4618bdf4d4435b386826ae424ebd4Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:13:29 GMT1 of 4 boys who fell into icy Maryland pond dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7c0e2c26c5d4414aedf036f2e419e8cLANSDOWNE, Md. (AP) — One of four boys who fell into an icy pond outside Baltimore over the weekend has died, authorities said Tuesday.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7c0e2c26c5d4414aedf036f2e419e8cTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:42:22 GMTDow plunges after weak earnings, econ newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8323df5a62e477292ce2f48b4f84d98The Dow Jones industrial average has dropped nearly 400 points in late morning trading after disappointing earnings reports and a surprise drop in orders for long-lasting goods.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8323df5a62e477292ce2f48b4f84d98Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:22:17 GMTUS new home sales jump 11.6 percent in Decemberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76f8e8d08fb4406a9589fbeb7e32028aWASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes accelerated strongly in December, a sign that home-buying may improve this year after a lackluster 2014.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome pricesPricesHome buyingConstruction sector performanceLabor economyEconomyReal estateConstruction put in placeResidential real estateLifestyleLeading economic indicatorsProfessional servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76f8e8d08fb4406a9589fbeb7e32028aTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:04:27 GMTGowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cca84ecfad234c51a86cb16ff50254c5WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, says the inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.By MATTHEW DALYwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSubpoenasPolitical partiesLegislatureLaw and orderCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessPolitical organizationsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cca84ecfad234c51a86cb16ff50254c5Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:19:39 GMT