FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:16:01 -0800First Look: 'Dope' is fresh, funny and music-filledhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb064da9f73f4e449a6212629fb561b4PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Punk rock, Bitcoin, '90s hip-hop, BMX bikes, street thugs and Harvard come together in "Dope," a wonderfully fresh, thoughtful and music-filled coming-of-age story.By SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalMusicEventsPark CityUtahCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb064da9f73f4e449a6212629fb561b4Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:43:35 GMTNaomi Campbell steals show at couture as Bruni is mobbedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/341ba1f5652a4f939cd30444fdea49baPARIS (AP) — Singer Carla Bruni, actress Catherine Deneuve and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese were among regulars attending the spectacular displays at Paris' haute couture week Wednesday.By THOMAS ADAMSONiGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionCelebrityCoutureFashion designParis Fashion WeekFashion showsAdult entertainmentEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEventsFranceParisWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/341ba1f5652a4f939cd30444fdea49baThu, 29 Jan 2015 02:42:14 GMTMillsaps leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Netshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71a2b28240744cb1b71b95c9739a3e30ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds, five other Atlanta players scored in double figures, and the Hawks stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games in a row with a 113-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballAtlantaNew York CityGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71a2b28240744cb1b71b95c9739a3e30Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:42:38 GMTJosefson and Elias score in SO, Devils top Maple Leafs 2-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f19d061845347f38f9a2d9de7e1ba64NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jacob Josefson and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout and the New Jersey Devils rallied late to beat Toronto 2-1 on Wednesday night, extending the Maple Leafs' losing streak to a season-high seven games.By TOM CANAVANsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f19d061845347f38f9a2d9de7e1ba64Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:46:48 GMTVanVleet lifts No. 12 Wichita State to 58-47 win over Loyolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96a63ba2002a44d2b5ce1434410cbaf0WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 27 points to lead No. 12 Wichita State to a 58-47 win over Loyola on Wednesday night.By JEFFREY PARSONsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96a63ba2002a44d2b5ce1434410cbaf0Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:16:31 GMTPolice: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97b2dcd3b59a43698a20b68763174bc9LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — A teenager fatally shot in an East Texas police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a Taser failed to stop her, police said WednesdayaGeneral newsLongviewTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97b2dcd3b59a43698a20b68763174bc9Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:49:40 GMTKnicks overcome Westbrook's 40, beat Durant-less Thunderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d3f6aac1d0f4a1a9a647e0d7c48152eNEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Lance Thomas scored a season-high 17 points against his former team and the New York Knicks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-92 on Wednesday night.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaProfessional basketballBasketballNew York CityOklahoma CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahomahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d3f6aac1d0f4a1a9a647e0d7c48152eThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:40:39 GMT76ers snap 6-game skid, beat Pistons 89-69http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da0f32d3d9764e63a6847184ee2f63cdPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams got winded sooner than he usually does and had difficulty breathing well throughout the game.By DAVE ZEITLINsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da0f32d3d9764e63a6847184ee2f63cdThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:57:09 GMTNorth Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institutehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1142048fa5545ffa2b5fdf735136e03SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.By FOSTER KLUGiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1142048fa5545ffa2b5fdf735136e03Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:44:40 GMTDenver snaps 7-game skid with 93-85 win over Pelicanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/156cbc71e7bc416f82756d0024d78022NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Arron Afflalo scored 18 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a seven-game losing streak, 93-85 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.By BRETT MARTELsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/156cbc71e7bc416f82756d0024d78022Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:01:16 GMTWilliams scores 27, Raptors hit 17 3-pointers to top Kingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66df4933267443b8a75ae5d4ccc3d568TORONTO (AP) — Lou Williams scored 27 points and the Toronto Raptors made a season-high 17 3-pointers in a 119-102 victory over the slumping Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.By IAN HARRISONsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66df4933267443b8a75ae5d4ccc3d568Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:11:38 GMTDetroit officer won't go on trial 3rd time in girl's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c6f567a7f4e4105850aa65f22e1d267DETROIT (AP) — Authorities won't pursue a third trial against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a nighttime raid that was filmed by a reality TV show, a prosecutor said Wednesday.By COREY WILLIAMSaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c6f567a7f4e4105850aa65f22e1d267Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:17:32 GMTDjokovic, Federer, Nadal headline field for Indian Wellshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3ac468a515f4b1788b94ac25ad52ea2INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal headline the field for the BNP Paribas Open in March, giving the tournament the top three men's players in the world during its 40th anniversary in the Southern California desert.sSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3ac468a515f4b1788b94ac25ad52ea2Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:52:14 GMTSmith and Harden lead Rockets over Mavericks 99-94http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/277e0dc614b94e6ca6e4b5e856cfc610HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Smith scored 18 points and James Harden added 17 as the Houston Rockets used a balanced scoring effort to outlast the Dallas Mavericks for a 99-94 victory on Wednesday night.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/277e0dc614b94e6ca6e4b5e856cfc610Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:08:01 GMTParker scores 17 to lift Spurs past Hornets 95-86http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5c728ce23494464b3eb5929149a257aSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker scored 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame another lethargic third quarter to beat the Charlotte Hornets 95-86 Wednesday night on coach Gregg Popovich's 66th birthday.By RAUL DOMINGUEZsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5c728ce23494464b3eb5929149a257aThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:59:22 GMTStudy: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8aa3afa8925f43dda3d0be7862918618FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday.By KELLI KENNEDYaGeneral newsHealthPersonal spendingMedical researchMedicationHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessFinancial servicesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPersonal financeHealth care costsHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsFort LauderdaleFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8aa3afa8925f43dda3d0be7862918618Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:13:39 GMTRaul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87b79030092d430caff7c911d967e7b0SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.By JAVIER CORDOBA and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINiGeneral newsSummitsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsInternational relationsEmbassiesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyEconomyEventsEconomic policyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeCubaHavanaUnited StatesCosta RicaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87b79030092d430caff7c911d967e7b0Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:06:05 GMTSource: Panama court OKs corruption probe of ex-presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de24093e24024ea5b2a6424fd6904733PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's Supreme Court decided Wednesday to open a corruption probe against former President Ricardo Martinelli, a move likely to rally popular support in a nation where the politically powerful rarely face justice for misdeeds.By JUAN ZAMORANOiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment programsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPanamaPanama CityLatin America and CaribbeanCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de24093e24024ea5b2a6424fd6904733Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:46:14 GMTAP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f9988b144b64625961a2cf7ed9bcfeePHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books.By HOWARD FENDRICH and EDDIE PELLSsSportsAthlete injuriesHead injuriesAthlete healthSports governanceNFL Super BowlHealthLegislationFootballInjuriesLegislatureGovernment and politicsProfessional footballEventsDistrict of ColumbiaWashingtonArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f9988b144b64625961a2cf7ed9bcfeeThu, 29 Jan 2015 04:04:32 GMTPolice: Bar fight might have involved Kentucky playershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d24f5fff88f438cab2e6bd2b3248e1dLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities were investigating a weekend bar fight in which an Eastern Kentucky student was injured and that possibly involved football players from that school and the University of Kentucky, police said Wednesday.By GARY B. GRAVESaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballWomen's sportsCollege sportsFootballKentuckyRichmondUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d24f5fff88f438cab2e6bd2b3248e1dThu, 29 Jan 2015 01:39:54 GMTPipeline not state-inspected before 3M-gallon saltwater leakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61ee0b3fbfd54572ab3f20b4d8f5dea6A pipeline that ruptured recently in North Dakota and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater produced during oil drilling wasn't inspected by the state before being installed, according to state regulators.By KEVIN BURBACHaBusinessGeneral newsWater environmentEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsNorth DakotaMissouri RiverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61ee0b3fbfd54572ab3f20b4d8f5dea6Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:29:44 GMTMartin's return sparks Timberwolves over Celtics, 110-98http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18076aabba98439fb548bba4e0c67b71MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18076aabba98439fb548bba4e0c67b71Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:02:21 GMTIrving scores 55 as Cavs win 8th in a row minus LeBronhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42ef8bc58a644d2cb9873989ddfa12faCLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving put on a spectacular show and LeBron James watched it from a front-row seat.By TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballNew YorkClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42ef8bc58a644d2cb9873989ddfa12faThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:46:48 GMTJudge: Marriage licenses should be issued to gay coupleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ccb887fd73a414c9e924ea36e38461bMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gay marriage is inching closer to becoming a reality in Alabama as a federal judge has ruled that probate judges have a constitutional duty to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.By PHILLIP RAWLS and KIM CHANDLERaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOccasionsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ccb887fd73a414c9e924ea36e38461bThu, 29 Jan 2015 01:43:03 GMTIrving scores 55, leads Cavs to 8th win in row minus LeBronhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f46d4bf26e9f47d7afd237bbbfdcf603CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, breaking the arena record while LeBron James watched from the bench and leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.By TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballNew YorkClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f46d4bf26e9f47d7afd237bbbfdcf603Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:03:53 GMTOvi gets 2; Crosby struggles as Capitals blank Penguins 4-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05609a6b34c043cf9dc4b2c953e6d838WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice to take the NHL lead in goals, Braden Holtby recovered from a mini-slump to get his fifth shutout of the season, and Sidney Crosby had one of his worst faceoff nights as the Washington Capitals broke a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.By JOSEPH WHITEsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05609a6b34c043cf9dc4b2c953e6d838Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:54:02 GMTElectrical fire ignited Christmas tree in fatal Md. firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d91594a76d8c4f7b93a48269cf9b176aMILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland's capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their young grandchildren, investigators said Wednesday.By BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d91594a76d8c4f7b93a48269cf9b176aThu, 29 Jan 2015 01:44:36 GMTSamsung's 4Q profit drops but beats forecasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc42cd53f8974ef5837bacfb1fca6169SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday its quarterly earnings dropped smaller-than-expected 27 percent in the fourth quarter but its forecast-beating profit could not mask that it was losing the battle of the big phones with Apple Inc.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc42cd53f8974ef5837bacfb1fca6169Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:39:27 GMTIce thaw may have caused bricks to fall onto store's roofhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f9e0e9777f94680b80652e2de64fb58PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia inspectors say they believe the freezing of water and the later thawing of the ice may have led bricks to fall from a downtown building onto a neighboring roof and into an athletic-wear store, injuring three women.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f9e0e9777f94680b80652e2de64fb58Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:04:08 GMTBernie Mac widow drops malpractice lawsuit against doctorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/063a3ec5945e4e999781a52fce25c2f3CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of the late comedian Bernie Mac has dropped a wrongful death lawsuit against his Chicago doctor.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMedical malpracticeProfessional malpracticeCelebrityEntertainmentHealth issuesHealthCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/063a3ec5945e4e999781a52fce25c2f3Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:52:29 GMTGrant sparks No. 8 Notre Dame to 77-73 victory over Dukehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e36454b080314548ae0fd0244567d770SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — In a match of player-of-the-year candidates, Jerian Grant made more clutch plays for eighth-ranked Notre Dame than Jahlil Okafor did for fourth-ranked Duke.By TOM COYNEsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballHigher educationBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsEducationSocial affairsSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e36454b080314548ae0fd0244567d770Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:59:36 GMTFirst-day frenzy forces Vegas White Castle to closehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/806bf27a20e54da9904572c782d2db29LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 24-hour White Castle location on the Las Vegas Strip that opened to long lines of the burger chain's fans had to close for more than two hours to restock after its grand opening.aBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/806bf27a20e54da9904572c782d2db29Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:50:33 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65c727967cc7438eac3c8241fa57bd5eYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65c727967cc7438eac3c8241fa57bd5eThu, 29 Jan 2015 02:04:17 GMTGroup's ad featuring 911 call grabs attention at Super Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/953603c6c79e4fd98c1bc3e710521ed8No celebrities or NFL players facing the camera, saying "No more." This ad simply depicts a 911 call of a woman pretending to order a pizza while calling police with her attacker still in the house.By TERESA M. WALKERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentSports transactionsDomestic violenceNFL Super BowlCelebrityProfessional footballViolenceWomen's sportsSports businessFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesEventsFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/953603c6c79e4fd98c1bc3e710521ed8Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:00:31 GMTChilean lawmakers approve same-sex civil unionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a628a595cda94db1a8a6aba6f54ab0d4SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples.iGeneral newsGays and lesbiansGovernment and politicsLegislationCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegislatureChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a628a595cda94db1a8a6aba6f54ab0d4Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:46:04 GMTTexas inmate set to die Thursday for 1996 slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2eeedf61890e4d9fbe23477039f31a56HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Robert Ladd was paroled after serving about a third of his 40-year prison sentence for the fatal stabbing of a Dallas woman whose body was set ablaze in a fire that killed her two children.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsNational courtsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryTexasHuntsvilleUnited StatesDallasNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2eeedf61890e4d9fbe23477039f31a56Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:44:36 GMTMcDonald's CEO steps down as sales declinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f61bf3948294232a6213496f9ff0ddbNEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f61bf3948294232a6213496f9ff0ddbThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:15:35 GMTGeorgia Tech ends skid by upsetting No. 23 Miami 70-50http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2716a8ec1a74275873a36bcf3d4ab77CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 24 points and Georgia Tech earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season by upsetting No. 23 Miami 70-50 on Wednesday night.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMiamiGeorgiaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2716a8ec1a74275873a36bcf3d4ab77Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:02:40 GMTInquest: Sydney café hostage killed by police bullethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/115e494931754c569ebfcae210b4d20cSYDNEY (AP) — A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer's gun as authorities stormed in to end the 16-hour standoff, a lawyer told an inquest on Thursday.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsCrimePoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneyOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/115e494931754c569ebfcae210b4d20cThu, 29 Jan 2015 01:58:41 GMTArmy Corps releases coastal flood risk management frameworkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18f5603b0ecb4c7a96e6ce24e57dfa9aNEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday issued a report saying that managing the flooding risk along the North Atlantic coast from events like Superstorm Sandy is something that has to be done collaboratively by all levels of government and the private sector.By DEEPTI HAJELAaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNew YorkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18f5603b0ecb4c7a96e6ce24e57dfa9aThu, 29 Jan 2015 01:53:26 GMTStokes triple-double leads Huskies over East Carolina 87-32http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01f83e74c1e94c46acf35891e0a8a76fHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kiah Stokes watched Stefanie Dolson put up a triple-double a little over a year ago, and told her friend she was going to get one of her own before leaving UConn.By PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsCollege basketballCoachingWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsHartfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01f83e74c1e94c46acf35891e0a8a76fThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:38:17 GMTAttorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1f57ef32a6b4c208e9b8536d10cad60WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislatureLegislature hearingsCrimeImmigrationIntelligence agenciesCabinetsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1f57ef32a6b4c208e9b8536d10cad60Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:01:41 GMTPanama high court OKs corruption probe of ex-presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bd006d64d5542038badbef22c384d99PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's Supreme Court voted Wednesday to open a corruption probe against former President Ricardo Martinelli, a move likely to rally popular support in a nation where the politically powerful rarely face justice for misdeeds.By JUAN ZAMORANOiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment programsGovernment and politicsNational courtsPolitical issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPanamaPanama CityLatin America and CaribbeanCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bd006d64d5542038badbef22c384d99Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:03:52 GMTTrial opens for 2 accused of desecrating Illinois cemeteryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d009aa2ec2384c31b3b92efa5c78f27eBRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Two brothers accused of digging up graves, dumping human remains and reselling plots at a suburban Chicago cemetery went on trial Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d009aa2ec2384c31b3b92efa5c78f27eThu, 29 Jan 2015 02:08:18 GMTNobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c1b0528d04e45b2942f049168a5de58BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99.By LISA LEFFhtGeneral newsScienceTechnologyWeapons technologyObituariesBerkeleyCaliforniaColumbiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c1b0528d04e45b2942f049168a5de58Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:32:12 GMTJesperson, Tuttle lead No. 18 Northern Iowa over S. Illinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/442b4ead8a2e4bb985defb3a19a41c45CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Paul Jesperson matched his season-high with 13 points and Seth Tuttle also had 13 to keep 18th-ranked Northern Iowa in the hunt for the Missouri Valley Conference title with a 59-52 win over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night.By TODD HEFFERMANsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsCarbondaleIowaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/442b4ead8a2e4bb985defb3a19a41c45Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:27:01 GMTBoston bounces back from 2 feet of snow after blizzardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b832d3f00d5410a80c32db754ac2fb4BOSTON (AP) — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow.By BOB SALSBERG and WILLIAM J. KOLEaGeneral newsTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherWinter weatherStormsU.S. Nor'easter 2015ObituariesEventsMassachusettsBostonMaineNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b832d3f00d5410a80c32db754ac2fb4Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:03:31 GMTProsecutors oppose 3rd request to move Tsarnaev trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ea134d8e2d74181b77769aee82dc185BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors are opposing a new request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to move his trial.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ea134d8e2d74181b77769aee82dc185Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:47:19 GMTSpangler leads No. 24 Oklahoma past Texas Tech 81-36http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7b31dd89d4d4fb9888bb507f61fd25dNORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma allowed the fewest points ever by a Big 12 team in a conference game, and the 24th-ranked Sooners defeated Texas Tech 81-36 on Wednesday night.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOklahomaTexasNormanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7b31dd89d4d4fb9888bb507f61fd25dThu, 29 Jan 2015 02:43:38 GMTIslamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b1a232fe81d484f8a799c425a036c49BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida.By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsHostage situationsPrisoner exchangeMilitant groupsTerrorismGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAmmanJordanJapanIraqSyriaMiddle EastTurkeyUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b1a232fe81d484f8a799c425a036c49Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:10:52 GMT