FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Feb 2017 15:16:48 -08:00Graffiti found at 4 popular monuments in Washington, DC, 21 Feb 2017 23:08:25 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at four memorials in Washington. rescued from rising waters in San Jose neighborhood, 21 Feb 2017 22:08:31 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats carrying dozens of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek Tuesday. administration working on trans bathroom guidelines, 21 Feb 2017 22:30:55 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday. men being tried in second Oregon standoff trial, 21 Feb 2017 22:52:53 GMTPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal prosecutors who failed to convict Ammon Bundy returned to court Tuesday to try four lesser-known men who followed Bundy's call to take a hard stand against the government and occupy a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. immigrants must answer to become citizens, 21 Feb 2017 22:37:16 GMTImmigrants who want to become citizens must go through a long list of requirements, including passing a 10-question civics test. on government spending and debt, 21 Feb 2017 22:12:26 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. robber gets life sentence for using hostage as shield, 21 Feb 2017 21:36:57 GMTFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who used a woman he took hostage as a human shield from police gunfire after a deadly bank robbery and car chase was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison in an emotional hearing.'s announces layoffs for more than 500 full-time workers, 21 Feb 2017 22:42:17 GMTMOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Home improvement retailer Lowe's has announced its second round of layoffs in just over a month, saying more than 500 full-time corporate employees companywide will lose their jobs.'s central bank to offer peso coverage contracts, 21 Feb 2017 21:28:55 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank says it will sell $20 billion in peso coverage contracts to cushion the risk of holding the country's currency. Highlights, 21 Feb 2017 22:34:28 GMT____ major US stock market indexes fared on Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 21:48:41 GMTStocks again broke records Tuesday as investors came back from a long weekend hungry for deals. While Kraft Heinz and Unilever couldn't complete a proposed $143 billion mega-merger, food and household goods makers rose as investors bet that other deals are coming. Auburn coach eyes Alabama governor's mansion, 21 Feb 2017 22:44:21 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering running for Alabama governor in 2018. school grad in court for hearing on possible new trial, 21 Feb 2017 23:03:13 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prep school graduate convicted of using a computer to lure an underage girl for sex returned to court Tuesday for a hearing on whether his lawyers damaged his case. denounces anti-Semitism; newly forceful condemnation, 21 Feb 2017 21:54:49 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as "painful reminders" of lingering prejudice and evil, his first full-throated comments on the rise of anti-Semitic venom after pressure for him to speak out forcefully. pick as security adviser is nod toward pragmatism, 21 Feb 2017 21:31:40 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and an inner circle of advisers determined to implement them. backs more sanctions against Russia in passport spat, 21 Feb 2017 22:27:04 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's president called Tuesday for new sanctions against Russia over its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine, while the Kremlin accused Ukraine of denying vital documents to people in the rebel regions. of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missouri, 21 Feb 2017 22:24:47 GMTUNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vandals have damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis, leaving the region's Jewish community shaken and anxious. killed in Australian plane crash were avid golfers, 21 Feb 2017 22:16:26 GMTDALLAS (AP) — Four American tourists were pursuing their passion for golf during a weekslong trip to Australia when they were killed Tuesday after a light plane carrying them on an offshore excursion crashed into a suburban Melbourne shopping mall and burst into flames, said Australian officials and a family member of one victim. Latest: Evacuees take photos, clothes as water rises, 21 Feb 2017 22:20:44 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the storms in California (all times local): that have gone decades without a lawmaker pay raise, 21 Feb 2017 22:36:34 GMTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Most state legislatures have at least some control over setting their own salaries, though many haven't raised it for years. blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood, 21 Feb 2017 23:02:21 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider. head's emails with energy companies to be released, 21 Feb 2017 23:03:23 GMTOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma attorney general's office says it has complied with a judge's order to surrender documents related to new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt's communications with energy companies. orders government to identify Jan. 28-29 travelers, 21 Feb 2017 22:44:50 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge says the government must identify approved refugees, valid visa holders and other legal travelers subjected to Republican President Donald Trump's travel ban for a day after a judge ruled against it last month. targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules, 21 Feb 2017 22:40:13 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.'s top attorney wants to be excused from union lawsuit, 21 Feb 2017 22:26:59 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's top attorney wants an outside lawyer to defend a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public sector workers, saying in a letter released Tuesday that he wants to avoid a potential conflict of interest. vetoes bill cutting abortion clinics' funding, 21 Feb 2017 21:33:11 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that would have restricted funding for Planned Parenthood clinics. beats 5th-seeded Zverev, while 6th-seeded Gasquet wins, 21 Feb 2017 22:52:11 GMTMARSEILLE, France (AP) — French veteran Nicolas Mahut beat German teen Alexander Zverev 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) to reach the second round of the Open 13 on Tuesday. to leave pipeline protest camp won't be extended, 21 Feb 2017 22:24:50 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota. the best in golf not as easy as 10 years ago, 21 Feb 2017 22:04:51 GMTPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Imagine the best players in golf competing at the absolute top of their games. say nails purposely placed on popular NC trail, 21 Feb 2017 22:59:12 GMTSYLVA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have closed a popular North Carolina park after a runner impaled his foot on a nail that they believed was purposely placed. 2 CSX executives retiring, railroad lays off 1,000, 21 Feb 2017 22:31:21 GMTOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top two CSX executives will retire this spring, and the railroad plans to lay off roughly 1,000 management employees next month. under fire, Pitino, Gophers surging toward NCAA Tourney, 21 Feb 2017 21:42:12 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This time a year ago, Richard Pitino was at the center of a storm in Minnesota. The Golden Gophers were a disaster on the court and a distraction off of it, on their way to a two-win Big Ten season in his third year on the job. comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants, 21 Feb 2017 23:04:55 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun. of rising anti-Semitism, but data mostly elusive, 21 Feb 2017 22:23:43 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — Has anti-Semitism accompanied Donald Trump's rise to power? Some organizations that monitor hate groups and hate crimes believe so, noting a rash of recent incidents. But data is elusive, and the president's supporters note his family connection — a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren — and his comments this week condemning hate and prejudice. Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachers, 21 Feb 2017 22:08:15 GMTPIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change. lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids, 21 Feb 2017 21:28:42 GMTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem. man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack, 21 Feb 2017 22:46:38 GMTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri native who said he wanted to participate in a terrorist attack that would cause many deaths and injuries is charged with helping plan a Presidents Day attack on buses, trains and a train station in Kansas City, federal officials said Tuesday. syrup producers face challenges in warming world, 21 Feb 2017 23:01:56 GMTDURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer. may make unilateral rule changes for 2018, 21 Feb 2017 22:15:39 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to give the players' association the required one-year advance notice that would allow management to unilaterally change the strike zone, install pitch clocks and limit trips to the pitcher's mound starting in 2018. official apologizes to 3 jailed indigenous women, 21 Feb 2017 21:58:11 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's attorney general has formally apologized to three indigenous women who were jailed for years on kidnapping charges that were later dismissed. Court rejects Alabama inmate's death row appeal, 21 Feb 2017 21:57:11 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama can again try to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for 30 years and had seven execution dates postponed, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. that saturated Louisiana also damaged its seed rice, 21 Feb 2017 22:17:09 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The floods that inundated Louisiana in August also damaged rice harvested as seed for this year's planting. keeps working to make inroads against Amazon, 21 Feb 2017 22:11:01 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller. urge VA to explain rising cases of drug theft, 21 Feb 2017 22:24:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The heads of two congressional committees said Tuesday they want the Department of Veterans Affairs to better explain its efforts to stem drug theft and loss in light of rising cases of missing prescriptions and other unauthorized use at VA hospitals. more dead after Guinea announces deal with teacher unions, 21 Feb 2017 22:14:01 GMTCONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Two more people died Tuesday in demonstrations supporting striking teachers after Guinea's government announced an agreement with the country's two largest teacher unions on ending walkouts that have closed schools since the beginning of the month. Latest: Trump 'saddened' by death of Russian diplomat, 21 Feb 2017 21:39:13 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 1 of 5 suspects faces death penalty in machete slaying, 21 Feb 2017 23:05:39 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida say they will seek the death penalty only for the ringleader in the machete slaying of a vocational school student.'s profit falls nearly 13 percent as sales drop, 21 Feb 2017 21:42:21 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped nearly 13 percent as results were dragged down by lower sales, store closures and other costs. Fargo fires 4 senior managers in sales scandal inquiry, 21 Feb 2017 21:37:06 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo's board of directors fired four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank's sales practices scandal. NewsAlert, 21 Feb 2017 22:58:44 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal judge blocks Texas from cutting off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over 2015 anti-abortion videos.