FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Mar 2015 08:34:28 -08002 detained in German anti-terror raid have been set free (AP) — German authorities say two people who were detained in connection with an anti-terror raid in the city Bremen have been released.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsBremenGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 15:24:34 GMTIsrael's Netanyahu heads to Washington for Congress speech AIRPORT, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program in a contentious address to the U.S. Congress, which he said he is delivering out of concern for Israel's security.By ARON HELLERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelIranDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 13:04:29 GMTJoint birthday party for NY couple married 82 years VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their combined ages will be 212.aGeneral newsOdditiesBirthdaysCouplesPartiesOccasionsLifestyleRelationshipsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 13:54:06 GMTLawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters, Calif. (AP) — Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects.By DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeTheftViolent crimeCrimeState legislaturePolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 15:43:39 GMTMissing teen with Asperger's visiting from Sweden is found YORK (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old Swedish boy with Asperger's syndrome who disappeared from a fast food restaurant in New York City has been found.aGeneral newsMissing personsDevelopmental disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthChild and teen healthNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 13:04:14 GMTAndy Sullivan wins Joburg Open for 2nd title this year (AP) — Andy Sullivan won his second European Tour title in South Africa in just over a month after closing with a 6-under 66 for a 17-under total and a two-shot victory at the Joburg Open on Sunday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfSouth AfricaJohannesburgSouthern AfricaAfrica, 01 Mar 2015 16:16:31 GMTWidow of murdered spy blames Russian govt for new killing (AP) — The widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko thinks the Russian government may have been involved in the murder of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 01 Mar 2015 12:35:51 GMTHigh court case threatens independent electoral map drawers (AP) — In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries.By MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsVoting districtsElectionsLegislatureState governmentsPolitical partiesUnited States CensusCensusesPolitical organizationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsEventsDemographicsSocial affairsArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 13:08:59 GMTThousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov (AP) — Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," more than 20,000 people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.By LAURA MILLS and LYNN BERRYiGeneral newsViolent crimeGovernment and politicsCrimeNational governmentsRussiaMoscowCrimeaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 16:17:33 GMTRepublican: No pledge to Democrats on Homeland Security vote (AP) — There's a new deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown and no clear sign that a deal is close at hand.wGovernment and politicsNational securityPolitical partiesMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 15:38:12 GMTUganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits, Uganda (AP) — This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive:By RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsWar crimesWar and unrestKidnappingInternational lawCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUgandaCentral African RepublicEast AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 01 Mar 2015 16:04:39 GMTAP PHOTOS: Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border THE SERBIA-HUNGARY BORDER (AP) — Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel.By MARKO DROBNJAKOVICiGeneral newsHungarySerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 01 Mar 2015 15:20:43 GMTAfghan avalanches, flooding death toll rises to near 250, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan provincial official says that the death toll from a massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to 198 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and rescue teams were able to reach remote villages that have been cut off for almost a week.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsWeatherAccidents and disastersFloodsNatural disastersAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 13:32:41 GMTVictim shot, killed in burglary was beloved Phoenix pastor (AP) — A man shot and killed in a confrontation with burglars inside his Phoenix home was a church pastor known for helping former prison inmates and the homeless.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeViolent crimePhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 16:16:01 GMTCoalition balks at signing peace accord for northern Mali, Algeria (AP) — A coalition of armed opposition groups says it's not ready to sign a peace accord for restive northern Mali.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsAlgeriaMaliAlgiersNorth AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 01 Mar 2015 15:47:09 GMTNewspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her (AP) — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.aGeneral newsHealthNewspapersDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesNews mediaMediaTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 16:29:36 GMTCrowd kills girl suspected to be a suicide bomber in Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses and police say a crowd at a northeastern Nigerian market beat to death a teenage girl accused of being a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze.iGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeTerrorismWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Mar 2015 13:37:30 GMTSmall SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life.By DAVID McHUGHhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsGenevaGermanyEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 01 Mar 2015 15:17:47 GMTPolice: Man whose license suspended 41 times nabbed again, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man whose license has been suspended 41 times has been nabbed again.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and order, 01 Mar 2015 14:46:58 GMTCrowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market.By SHEHU SAULAWAiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestCrimes against childrenCrimeTerrorismNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Mar 2015 14:26:58 GMTPalestinian activist: boycott of Israeli products begins, West Bank (AP) — Most West Bank shops no longer carry the products of six major Israeli food companies, as a boycott triggered by rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions is taking hold, a boycott leader said Sunday.By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsBoycottsGovernment payPolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPolitical issuesPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 14:15:18 GMTHong Kong arrests 33 in protest against Chinese shoppers KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out at a protest in a border town, in the latest example of heightened tensions over the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers in the city.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsSuburbsShoppingPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeSocial affairsLifestyleHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 15:38:19 GMTAstronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out for the third time in just over a week Sunday to complete an extensive, tricky cable job at the International Space Station.By MARCIA DUNNaGeneral newsScienceSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 13:32:34 GMTPope to Venezuelans: work together for common good, dialogue CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging Venezuelans to pull together for the common good of their nation after the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy during an anti-government protest.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsReligionPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial affairsVatican CityVenezuelaWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Mar 2015 12:13:06 GMTDon't let looks deceive: HTC One's camera is much improved YORK (AP) — From the outside, the new HTC One smartphone looks and feels like last year's model. But there's a huge difference inside — the camera.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessPersonal financeTechnologyWireless technologySpainWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 15:46:11 GMTWill Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million YORK (AP) — Will Smith's caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.By JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 01 Mar 2015 16:35:52 GMTCCTV video may show missing British girls in Istanbul (AP) — A Turkish television station says it has obtained video showing three missing British teenagers at an Istanbul bus terminal before they boarded a bus to a city near Turkey's border with Syria.iGeneral newsMissing personsTelevisionMediaTurkeyIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 14:35:16 GMTChicago's 1st black major league baseball player Minoso dies (AP) — Minnie Minoso, who hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat when he became major league baseball's first black player in Chicago in 1951, has died, the Cook County medical examiner said Sunday.By JAY COHENaGeneral newsSportsBaseballAfrican-AmericansProfessional baseballObituariesMen's sportsChicagoCubaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Mar 2015 16:31:13 GMTEmails suggest 'Jihadi John' had suicidal thoughts (AP) — Newly published emails suggest the man who became known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts before leaving Britain for Syria.iGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeSyriaMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 15:34:08 GMTCongress' dysfunction not limited to Homeland Security fight (AP) — Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureSmall business financingChild and teen healthGovernment-funded health insuranceNational securityIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsInternational tradeEconomySmall businessHealthGovernment programsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 12:55:55 GMTUN says violence in Iraq kills at least 1,100 in February (AP) — The U.N. mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar casualtiesReligious strifeMilitant groupsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 16:26:51 GMTEgypt's president in Saudi Arabia for talks with new king, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday for his first policy meeting with the country's king ahead of a conference aimed at shoring up financial support from wealthy Gulf states for Egypt's battered economy.By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEgyptUnited Arab EmiratesSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Mar 2015 15:38:42 GMTProcess gets underway to carve up $60 million Sandusky fine, Pa. (AP) — Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how that money might be put to use.By MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsSportsHigher educationEndowmentsCrimeEducationSocial affairsCrimes against childrenHuman welfareSocial issuesViolent crimePhilanthropyState CollegeHarrisburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 16:07:20 GMTBoy killed in SUV crash; Florida woman charged with DUI, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy was killed after a Florida woman who was drunk crashed an SUV loaded with passengers.aGeneral newsReckless endangermentCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeBradentonFloridaWinter HavenUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 15:22:40 GMTKerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 15:16:22 GMTSpain's PM denies Greek counterpart's "overthrow" claim (AP) — Spain's prime minister has responded angrily to his Greek counterpart's claim that Spain and Portugal have formed "an axis of forces" trying to overthrow Greece's government.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSpainGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 13:59:22 GMTObama invoking civil rights struggles past and present (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil liberties2016 United States Presidential ElectionRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansUnited States Presidential ElectionPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriVotingSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsEventsUnited StatesSelmaNorth AmericaAlabama, 01 Mar 2015 16:17:57 GMTDon't let looks deceive: HTC One improves the camera inside YORK (AP) — From the outside, the new HTC One smartphone looks and feels like last year's model. But there's a huge difference inside — the camera.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyWireless technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTelecommunicationsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 15:47:06 GMTEstonians vote in parliamentary election amid security fears, Estonia (AP) — Estonians were voting Sunday for a new parliament in an election dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to Russia's actions in Ukraine.By JARI TANNERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsVotingNational governmentsLegislatureElectionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessEstoniaMoscowCrimeaRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeUkraine, 01 Mar 2015 13:43:31 GMTFirst Iranian flight arrives in rebel-held capital of Yemen, Yemen (AP) — The first direct flight from Iran to Yemen's capital arrived on Sunday, as the Shiite rebels holding Sanaa formalize ties with the regional Shiite powerhouse.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsYemenSanaaMiddle EastIran, 01 Mar 2015 13:39:45 GMTGarnett buys 1,000 tickets for fans for next T-wolves game (AP) — Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets to Minnesota's next game in appreciation of Timberwolves fans for their welcome of his return to the team.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketball, 01 Mar 2015 16:17:20 GMTYoung girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are considering legislation decriminalizing cannabis extract oil while not loosening marijuana laws.By KIMBERLEE KRUESIaGeneral newsHealthState legislatureRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsEnergy industryIndustriesLegislatureState governmentsIdahoBoiseUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 16:20:37 GMTGermany trusts Greece to fulfill bailout terms (AP) — Germany's finance minister says he trusts Greece's current government to fulfill the conditions for the bailout deal, but also made clear the country would not receive any further money if it didn't.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGermanyGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 15:51:18 GMTSierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.Associated PressiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSierra LeoneAfricaWest Africa, 01 Mar 2015 15:55:13 GMTSyria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Syria is sending a mission to the contested city of Aleppo to determine the situation on the ground and help ensure that humanitarian aid can reach civilians in need if a local truce is reached, the U.N. said Sunday.iGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestGovernment and politicsHumanitarian assistanceInternational relationsSyriaMiddle East, 01 Mar 2015 15:43:35 GMTFenninger wins Alpine combined World Cup, Bulgaria (AP) — Anna Fenninger of Austria kept up the pressure on overall leader Tina Maze with victory in the women's Alpine combined World Cup race in fog-hit Bansko on Sunday.By DEREK GATOPOULOSsSportsAlpine skiingWomen's skiingWomen's sportsSkiingBulgariaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Mar 2015 14:18:57 GMTVermont town could let those ages 16, 17, vote locally, Vt. (AP) — Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsState electionsVotingLocal electionsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsElectionsBrattleboroVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 14:09:28 GMTCops: 2 shot at T.I., Young Jeezy party in N. Carolina club, N.C. (AP) — Two people were injured after being shot Saturday at a Charlotte nightclub where rappers T.I., Young Jeezy and Yo Gotti were advertised to appear, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokesman said.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityViolent crimeCrimeCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 13:54:32 GMTIndia's ruling party forms coalition government in Kashmir, India (AP) — India's ruling Hindu nationalist party formed a coalition government in Kashmir on Sunday, marking the first time it will hold a leadership position in the disputed Muslim-majority region.By AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsNational governmentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesNationalismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical organizationsIndiaKashmirNew DelhiSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Mar 2015 12:27:47 GMTMedical examiner: Minnie Minoso, major league baseball's 1st black player in Chicago, has died (AP) — Medical examiner: Minnie Minoso, major league baseball's 1st black player in Chicago, has died.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete healthAfrican-AmericansBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Mar 2015 15:05:35 GMT