FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 03 Mar 2015 06:55:28 -0800Mayor decides public can't ask questions at council meetings, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mayor has banned the public from asking questions at township council meetings.aGeneral newsOdditiesSportsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 14:21:40 GMTParents who let kids walk alone to appeal in neglect case SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland couple says Child Protective Services will keep a file on them for five years after they let their children walk home from a park without an adult.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeCrimes against children, 03 Mar 2015 13:59:57 GMTSouth Sudan rebels: President needs to make more concessions ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's rebels on Tuesday warned that peace talks with the government could fail if the government does not make concessions, especially on the issue of how to share power in a possible unity government.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsDiplomacyEthiopiaSouth SudanAddis AbabaSudanEast AfricaAfricaNorth AfricaMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 13:57:41 GMTObama holding video talk with European leaders on Ukraine (AP) — President Barack Obama is holding a video conference with European leaders to discuss their push for peace in Ukraine and other global security issues.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 14:38:47 GMTPortugal's PM says he's 'not perfect' amid tax controversy, Portugal (AP) — Red-faced Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has admitted he is "not perfect" after it was revealed he failed to pay his social security contributions during five years, before he came to office.iGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsPortugalWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 14:54:09 GMTFormer Vice President Al Gore reports for jury duty in Tenn., Tenn. (AP) — Even former vice presidents get called for jury duty.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 14:30:23 GMTCambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal charges 2 new suspects PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal charged two more suspects on Tuesday, risking a confrontation with the country's prime minister, who has warned against adding new defendants.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGenocidesGovernment and politicsPolitical activismLaw and orderWar and unrestPolitical issuesCambodiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 14:20:21 GMTTimeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records request show how Halstead kept the company informed as he lobbied for the contract internally and accepted travel to events paid for by the company in the following months:By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsLaw enforcement technologyContracts and ordersMunicipal governmentsPoliceTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agencies, 03 Mar 2015 14:09:36 GMTLawyer: Phone hacking 'rife' at Britain's Mirror tabloids (AP) — A lawyer for phone-hacking victims says the illegal practice was "rife" at tabloids owned by Britain's Trinity Mirror PLC.htBusinessGeneral newsHackingTabloidsTechnology issuesTechnologyMediaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 14:41:02 GMTGreece poised for recession as uncertainty takes its toll (AP) — Barely a year after emerging from a savage recession comparable in its intensity to the Great Depression in the U.S., Greece's economy is shrinking again.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthManufacturing sector performanceEconomyRecessions and depressionsTravelLifestyleGreeceUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 14:28:29 GMTHunger-striking Ukrainian pilot's health stable, Russia says (AP) — A top Russian prison official says the jailed Ukrainian military pilot who has been on a hunger strike for nearly three months is in a stable condition.iGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCorrectional systemsLaw and orderRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 14:54:15 GMTUS considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition (AP) — The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun.By ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 03 Mar 2015 14:54:30 GMTLong and winding road: Driving Maui's famed highway to Hana, Hawaii (AP) — When we moved to Hawaii 10 years ago, my wife Yukako and I set out to drive the road to Hana on the eastern shores of Maui. Highway 360 was known for gorgeous scenery as well as for hairpin switchbacks and a bumpy road.By MARCO GARCIAtTravelLifestyleCoastlines and beachesOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureEnvironment and natureLeisure travelHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 13:56:30 GMTStudents face off against Myanmar police outside Yangon, Myanmar (AP) — Hundreds of student protesters vowed to camp out in the middle of a major road in Myanmar on Tuesday night after police locked arms, forming a human chain to block their march to the country's largest city.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEducationPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 14:06:57 GMTEx-Rhode Island House Speaker Fox charged with bribery, wire fraud, filing false tax return, R.I. (AP) — Ex-Rhode Island House Speaker Fox charged with bribery, wire fraud, filing false tax return.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTax evasionBribery, graft and conflicts of interestFraud and false statementsCrimeRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 14:26:38 GMTVillarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee, Chile (AP) — One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.By EVA VERGARA and ARIEL MARINKOVICiGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesTravelNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureLifestyleChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 14:54:49 GMTTop seed Wozniacki wins opener in Malaysia LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki avoided a repeat of her last appearance at the Malaysian Open - a first-round loss - by dispatching Chinese qualifier Wang Yafan 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 14:57:41 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPoliceCrimeViolent crimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politics, 03 Mar 2015 14:48:32 GMTLiberia calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild economies (AP) — Liberia's president on Tuesday called for an Ebola "Marshall Plan" to help rebuild economies in West African nations devastated by the virus.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksEconomyGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthBusinessWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaSierra LeoneEuropeAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 13:56:58 GMTReports of Maggie Smith's 'Downton' exit may be premature (AP) — Predictions of doom for the Dowager Countess of Grantham may be premature.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 14:03:36 GMTClinton used personal email account as Secretary of State (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law.htGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyInternational relations, 03 Mar 2015 14:52:19 GMTFiat Chrysler brushes off snow, posts 5.6 pct US sales gain (AP) — Fiat Chrysler U.S. overcame freezing temperatures and a barrage of Northeast snowstorms to post a 5.6 percent sales gain last month as customers nationwide brushed off the weather and continued to buy cars.By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBINaBusinessGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEnergy industryUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 13:57:13 GMTMissouri man, 88, pleads guilty to fatally stabbing wife, Mo. (AP) — An 88-year-old central Missouri man has pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of his 86-year-old wife.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderColumbiaMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 14:25:20 GMTHungary makes nuclear deal with Russia a 30-year secret, Hungary (AP) — The details of Hungary's deal with Russia to expand its only nuclear power plant will remain secret for 30 years, after new legislation was approved Tuesday.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryProduction facilitiesGovernment and politicsLegislationIndustriesUtilitiesCorporate newsLegislatureHungaryRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 14:24:14 GMTCypriot referee blows whistle on alleged match-fixing, Cyprus (AP) — Football in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Cyprus is riddled with match-fixing by referees, an operation designed to line the pockets of soccer officials and politicians, according to a senior Cypriot referee.By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISiGeneral newsSportsCriminal investigationsSports governanceCorruption in sportsSports mediaMen's soccerProfessional soccerBombingsSoccerTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCrimeMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsCyprusNicosiaWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 14:02:32 GMTGOP: House to vote on Homeland bill without conditions (AP) — Republicans say the House will vote as early as Tuesday on a bill to fully fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without immigration restrictions.By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPOwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureImmigrationPolitical partiesLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 14:43:18 GMTNetanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of Congress to warn against trusting Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions, even as President Barack Obama's negotiators continue talking with the Iranians Tuesday in hopes of closing a deal this month.By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsLegislatureInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 14:31:21 GMTMan arrested in Islamic State plot due in Florida court, Fla. (AP) — One of three men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group wage war against the U.S. is scheduled to appear in a Florida courtroom for a detention hearing.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeFloridaJacksonvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 14:47:48 GMTNew Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back DELHI (AP) — One of the men sentenced to death for raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.By ASHOK SHARMAiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGender issuesGovernment and politicsDocumentariesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNew DelhiIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 14:40:21 GMTKerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it, Switzerland (AP) — Senior U.S. and Iranian officials kicked off the second day of the latest round of nuclear negotiations here on Tuesday as Israel's leader prepared to deliver a speech to Congress denouncing a potential deal as dangerous to the Jewish state and the world.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsIsraelUnited StatesIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 14:52:54 GMTUkraine hikes benchmark interest rate to 30 percent, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's central bank has sharply hiked its benchmark rate to 30 percent, from 19.5 percent, as financial authorities seek to reverse the rapid devaluation of the national currency.iBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsPricesUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 14:52:07 GMTProminent lawyer fatally shot in Mozambique, Mozambique (AP) — Assailants in Mozambique on Tuesday killed a prominent academic and expert in constitutional law by firing on the car he was riding in along a central thoroughfare in Maputo, the capital, authorities said.By EMMANUEL CAMILLOiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMozambiqueMaputoEast AfricaAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 14:39:33 GMTUS stocks ease in early trading, Nasdaq below 5,000 points YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower, pulling the Nasdaq composite back below 5,000 points.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial markets, 03 Mar 2015 14:41:08 GMTAffordable ways to enjoy Maui, from beaches to scenic drives, Hawaii (AP) — The perception of Maui as a destination for the rich is only partially true.By JOHN MARSHALLtTravelLifestyleWhalesWaterfallsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureAnimalsMammalsLeisure travelEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 14:10:21 GMTBody-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.By RYAN J. FOLEYaBusinessGeneral newsContracts and ordersMunicipal governmentsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPoliceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEventsLaw enforcement agenciesIowaIowa CityTexasFort WorthAlbuquerquePhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Mexico, 03 Mar 2015 13:54:58 GMTMH17 next of kin allowed to view wreckage of downed flight AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) — Relatives of people killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine last year have visited a Dutch air base to view wreckage of the plane.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsNetherlandsUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 14:54:01 GMTFire Department of New York to get 1st female, gay chaplain YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York is swearing in its first female and first openly gay chaplain.aBusinessGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNew YorkBrooklynUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York City, 03 Mar 2015 14:09:04 GMTAP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa (AP) — As the war between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukraine government still raged in eastern Ukraine, another shocking news story involving Russia developed last week: the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on a bridge in Moscow.iGeneral newsFashion showsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFashion designFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleEuropeUnited KingdomDonetskWestern EuropeUkraineEastern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 14:00:09 GMTPublisher moves up release for Hirsi Ali book 'Heretic' YORK (AP) — The release date for the latest book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women's rights advocate and leading critic of Islam, has been moved up from late April to March 24.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisEntertainmentMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral news, 03 Mar 2015 14:57:09 GMTSouth African firefighters battle wildfire for a third day (AP) — A wildfire burned for a third day around Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday, injuring a firefighter as it caused an explosion at a lodge, an emergency services spokeswoman said.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsFiresNatural disastersAccidents and disastersSouth AfricaAfricaCape TownSouthern Africa, 03 Mar 2015 14:35:59 GMTVenture capitalist testifies in Silicon Valley sex bias suit FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and is set to take the stand Tuesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has sparked debate over the treatment of women in the high-tech and venture capitalist fields.htBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyFinancial servicesIndustriesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 14:24:16 GMTHundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of civilians were killed as troops from Chad seized a strategically located Nigerian town from Boko Haram extremists, according to military reports and witnesses.By HARUNA UMAR and DANY PADIREiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerrorismWar and unrestNigeriaChadCameroonWest AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 03 Mar 2015 14:01:24 GMTCarson launches 2016 exploratory committee (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational elections, 03 Mar 2015 14:55:55 GMTEgypt unearths 3000-year-old tomb in southern city (AP) — Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says American archeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old tomb with beautifully painted walls belonging to a nobleman who guarded the temple of the ancient deity Amun.iGeneral newsScienceEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 14:18:10 GMTDeadline looms for states to respond in immigration suit, Texas (AP) — A deadline is nearing for a coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration to respond to a request by the U.S. government to lift a temporary hold of the orders.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsImmigrationLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesTexasBrownsvilleNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 14:13:27 GMTDilain, advocate for poor amid 2005 French riots, dies at 66 (AP) — Claude Dilain, a Socialist politician who became a leading advocate for France's most troubled and impoverished neighborhoods as mayor of a town at the heart of three weeks of rioting in 2005, has died, officials said. He was 66.iGeneral newsObituariesRiotsPolitical and civil unrestFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 13:58:39 GMTVillerrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee, Chile (AP) — One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people. Authorities worried that mudslides caused by melting snow could endanger nearby communities.By EVA VERGARA and ARIEL MARINKOVICiGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesTravelNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureLifestyleChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 14:44:04 GMTTurkey delivers military aid to Iraq, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says two Turkish cargo planes have delivered military aid to Iraq.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyIraqBaghdadMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 14:31:47 GMTGOP: House to vote Tuesday on yearlong bill to fund Homeland Security without conditions (AP) — GOP: House to vote Tuesday on yearlong bill to fund Homeland Security without conditions.wBusinessGovernment and politicsNational securityPolitical partiesLegislationLegislatureMilitary and defensePolitical organizations, 03 Mar 2015 14:30:01 GMTEx-Rhode Island Speaker Fox charged with bribery, wire fraud, R.I. (AP) — Former House Speaker Gordon Fox has been charged with bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.By MICHELLE R. SMITH and JENNIFER McDERMOTTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTax evasionBribery, graft and conflicts of interestFraud and false statementsCriminal investigationsPolitical ethicsCrimeLaw and orderCampaignsElectionsPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 14:32:47 GMT