FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Jan 2015 10:53:06 -0800Democrats appear likely to replace NY speaker after charges, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in the state Assembly are expected to call Tuesday for replacing their powerful longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, after he was charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks over a decade.By DAVID KLEPPER and MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionCrimeState legislaturePolitical partiesPolitical issuesLegislatureState governmentsPolitical organizationsAlbanyNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:13:15 GMTOn Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious strifeThe HolocaustNazismEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelTerrorismWar and unrestJerusalemMoscowUkrainePolandRussiaFranceIsraelParisDonetskEuropeUnited StatesMiddle EastEastern EuropeWestern EuropeNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:13:37 GMTMid-winter warmth blanketing the Dakotas, breaking records, N.D. (AP) — As a blizzard slams the Northeast, mid-winter warmth is breaking records in the Northern Plains.By BLAKE NICHOLSONaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherBismarckNorth DakotaSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:07:57 GMTWoman faces charges of stealing police cruiser while cuffed, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges she stole a police cruiser and led officers on an 80 mph chase — all while her hands were cuffed behind her.aGeneral newsOdditiesTheftLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:26:08 GMTMinnesota terror suspect to be released to halfway house (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group will be released to a halfway house while his case is pending.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:16:14 GMT5 things to know about the trans-Pacific balloon challenge, N.M. (AP) — An international team is piloting a helium-filled balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break two major ballooning records. Here are five things to know about the challenge.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsPacific OceanAlbuquerqueNorth AmericaJapanNew MexicoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsia, 27 Jan 2015 17:30:44 GMTSafety board: Systemic flaws in gas pipelines oversight (AP) — Accident investigators say there are systemic weaknesses in the way natural gas providers protect against the rupture of major, high-pressure pipelines in populated areas. They are pointing to three powerful accidents in California, Florida and West Virginia in recent years.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustries, 27 Jan 2015 18:27:13 GMTMormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.By BRADY McCOMBS and RACHEL ZOLLaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityReligionSex in societyMarriageReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesFamily issuesUtahArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:56:10 GMTSuper Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment (AP) — For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game.By TERRY TANGaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleSportsTravelProfessional footballNFL Super BowlCelebrityFootballMusicEntertainmentEventsNFL footballArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:28:27 GMTWisconsin Gov. Walker forms group to boost possible 2016 bid, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that he formed a political organization to help boost a potential 2016 presidential run, the first concrete step toward a possible campaign that comes as others are also ramping up efforts to seek the GOP nomination.By SCOTT BAUER and PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governments2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical organizationsUnited StatesIowaMadisonWisconsinDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:38:16 GMTUS stocks tumble on weak business forecasts, economic data stocks tumbled in midday trading Tuesday, weighed down by disappointing business forecasts from big-name companies and an unexpected drop in orders of long-lasting goods. The slide sent the Dow Jones industrial average down nearly 400 points at one point.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsPricesHome salesEconomic outlookEconomyDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsReal estateCorporate stockCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:30:47 GMTReview: 'Black or White' wrestles with race in custody drama"Black or White" may be the title, but there are plenty of gray areas tackled in this good ol' fashioned family dramedy from standup comic turned filmmaker Mike Binder ("Reign Over Me," ''The Upside of Anger").By JORDAN MINTZEReArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:48:19 GMTMental evaluation ordered for boxer Jermain Taylor ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor must undergo a mental evaluation, an Arkansas judge said Tuesday.aGeneral newsSportsExtortion and threatsLegal proceedingsCrimeBoxingArrestsLaw and orderArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:17:37 GMTNortheast blizzard wasn't a bust, but it was a miss for many 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, leading forecasters to apologize, politicians to explain themselves and some Northeast residents wondering where the much-hyped snow went.By SETH BORENSTEIN and GEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsScienceWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015State governmentsStormsEventsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew YorkNew JerseyNew York CityJersey CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:05:48 GMTSpokesman: Iowa governor released from Des Moines hospital MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was released from a Des Moines hospital on Tuesday after receiving treatment for flu and dehydration.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHealthState governmentsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDes MoinesIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:52:52 GMTEx-leader of county hit by tornado sentenced to prison, Ky. (AP) — A former county official in Kentucky has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for raking in more than $100,000 in a kickback scheme that continued after his Appalachian county was hit by a tornado.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeNatural disastersIndictmentsLaw and orderAccidents and disastersKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:42:48 GMTMom accused of newborn's death had other kids, police say, Mich. (AP) — Police say the mother of a baby found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center had three other children but lost custody of them.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWaste managementMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:34:42 GMTGa. man who killed a fellow prisoner to be executed Tuesday (AP) — A Georgia man whose lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled and who has come within hours of execution three times in recent years is scheduled to die Tuesday evening unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyNational courtsDevelopmental disordersCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCriminal punishmentViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryDiseases and conditionsHealthGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:04:13 GMTSnowstorm sasquatch? Watch out for the Boston yeti (AP) — The monster storm in Boston has brought with it another monster — a yeti.aGeneral newsOdditiesWeather forecastsWeatherStormsWinter weatherBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:56:28 GMTChicago twins who ran $2 billion drug ring and became informants sentenced to 14 years each (AP) — Chicago twins who ran $2 billion drug ring and became informants sentenced to 14 years each.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:33:37 GMTDemocrats put brakes on Iran sanctions bill (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon.By DEB RIECHMANNwBusinessGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsEnergy industryLegislationLegislaturePolitical partiesWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIndustriesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesIranDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 27 Jan 2015 18:33:47 GMTWoods is all smiles at Phoenix Open, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:40:54 GMTSomalia suicide bomber had lived in Switzerland (AP) — A suicide bomber who last week killed himself and three others at a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu had previously lived in Switzerland.By FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestSwitzerlandSomaliaWestern EuropeEuropeEast AfricaAfrica, 27 Jan 2015 18:13:21 GMTTwins who ran major US drug ring sentenced to 14 years each (AP) — A federal judge sentenced twin brothers on Tuesday to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring, agreeing with prosecutors to drastically reduce their sentences as reward for their cooperation against Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and other Mexican cartel leaders.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOrganized crimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:55:35 GMTBrazilian police searching for stolen goods find 2 tanks PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian police raid to recover stolen cars and cargo came up with a more interesting find: two war tanks.iGeneral newsOdditiesBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Jan 2015 17:42:55 GMTFacebook outage brings jokes, marketing pitches to Twitter, South Korea (AP) — For many, the hour without a Facebook was a golden opportunity for a joke — or a marketing pitch — on other social media sites.By YOUKYUNG LEE and BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaService outagesOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Jan 2015 18:06:36 GMTSundance Watch: Celebrities sound off on the fest CITY, Utah (AP) — From Kevin Bacon to Lily Tomlin, stars say they can't get enough of the Sundance Film Festival.By RYAN PEARSONeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalCelebrityEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:26:45 GMTSpain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base, Spain (AP) — The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman who suffered serious burns died, Spain's Defense Ministry said.By ALAN CLENDENNING and DANIEL OCHOA DE OLZAiGeneral newsAccidentsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsSpainMadridGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Jan 2015 17:55:14 GMTEscaped murder suspect faces new charges after capture (AP) — A teenage murder suspect who authorities say escaped from police custody at an Ohio hospital and abducted a 70-year-old woman before he was captured is now charged with kidnapping and other counts.By LISA CORNWELLaGeneral newsJuvenile crimeKidnappingTheftViolent crimeCrimeSpringfieldOhioFairbornUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:52:51 GMTFeds: 12 years for Venezuelan financier in Connecticut fraud, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Venezuelan financier who ran a massive investment fraud scheme in Connecticut deserves at least 12 years in prison.By MICHAEL MELIAaBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:20:56 GMTFamed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased, 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 newsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestSouth CarolinaRock HillUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:35:58 GMTThe top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store' Official Music Charts for the week ending January 26, 2015:By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentMusic downloadingMedia distributionMedia, 27 Jan 2015 18:44:38 GMT2 Rwandan army officers deny charges of public incitement, Rwanda (AP) — Two officers in Rwanda's military Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting insurrection against the government.iGeneral newsCrimeRwandaKigaliEast AfricaAfrica, 27 Jan 2015 18:17:46 GMTLawmaker threatens to 'out' hypocrites opposing gay marriage, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker is threatening to expose state politicians who have extramarital affairs but say gay marriage is immoral or bad for children.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureMarriageGovernment and politicsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegislatureState governmentsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:50:25 GMTMichael Annett joins HScott Motorsports in 2nd full-time car, N.C. (AP) — HScott Motorsports will expand to two full-time Sprint Cup Series cars this season by adding Michael Annett.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:32:32 GMTPutin marks Auschwitz liberation to press points on Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz to press the Russian points on Ukraine.iGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Jan 2015 17:39:35 GMTThe latest on the Northeast snowstorm P.M. ESTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsU.S. Nor'easter 2015Rail travel disruptionsState governmentsMunicipal governmentsTrain travelAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsEventsTransportationLocal governmentsTravelLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkNew York CityPhiladelphiaNew JerseyMassachusettsBostonMaineRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 27 Jan 2015 17:32:10 GMTAmerican Airlines 4th-qtr profit gets lift from cheap fuel 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 stockIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:31:23 GMTHearing for former NFL star Darren Sharper set for Feb. 17 ANGELES (AP) — A preliminary hearing for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub has been tentatively set for Feb. 17.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:25:36 GMTSlide in US stocks slows in afternoon trading earnings outlooks from big-name companies drove the stock market lower Tuesday afternoon as investors worried about future profit growth.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsHome salesDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyReal estateCorporate stockCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 27 Jan 2015 18:27:29 GMTObama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic (AP) — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.By DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceCoastlines and beachesFirst time eventsEnergy and the environmentOceansEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironment and natureEnvironmentUnited StatesAtlantic OceanAlaskaGulf of MexicoNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:02:47 GMTHouse GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration (AP) — House Republicans are moving toward a vote authorizing legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration.By ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigrationLegislationPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:43:23 GMTSmithsonian working to finalize deal for new site in London (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex, is working to establish its first international museum outpost in London as that city redevelops its Olympic park, officials said Tuesday.By BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsSummer Olympic gamesMuseumsArt museumsVisual artsOlympic gamesEventsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelArts and entertainmentSportsUnited KingdomLondonUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:47:23 GMTGold nuggets stolen from Wells Fargo museum in San Francisco FRANCISCO (AP) — Thieves in a stolen SUV smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco before dawn Tuesday and made off with historic gold nuggets on display.By KRISTIN J. BENDERaBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesSmall businessTheftMuseumsCrimeRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:30:33 GMTTale of Tiger's tooth: 'Dude ... caught me square on mouth', Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth.By DOUG FERGUSONaGeneral newsSportsMen's golfGolfSkiingWomen's skiingMen's sportsWomen's sportsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:28:45 GMT3rd man found guilty in medical student's fatal shooting ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old South Carolina man has been convicted for his role in the slaying of a University of Michigan medical student during a robbery near the school's Ann Arbor campus.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHigher educationEducationSocial affairsAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:19:48 GMT1 of 4 boys who fell into icy Maryland pond dies, 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 America, 27 Jan 2015 17:55:03 GMTBoston area hit by howling blizzard; New York gets off easy (AP) — A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on Boston 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 weatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015WeatherStormsState governmentsEventsGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew JerseyMassachusettsPhiladelphiaBostonNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 27 Jan 2015 17:35:21 GMTGowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi (AP) — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.By MATTHEW DALYwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSubpoenasPolitical partiesLegislatureLaw and orderPolitical organizationsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 17:44:43 GMTProsecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen (AP) — Denver prosecutors are promising to do a thorough investigation after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities say struck an officer with a stolen car.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCriminal investigationsPoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPolice brutalityProtests and demonstrationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolencePolitical and civil unrestDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 18:02:38 GMT