FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jan 2015 08:29:41 -0800UK government: Data from police killings probes lost in mail (AP) — The British government says files from three judge-led inquiries — two of them into killings by police — have been lost in the mail.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 15:26:04 GMTRomania: ex-minister indicted for money-laundering, Romania (AP) — Prosecutors have indicted a former presidential candidate, who was one of Romania's most influential politicians in recent years, on suspicion of money-laundering and making false statements.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMoney launderingPolitical corruptionIndictmentsCrimePolitical issuesLaw and orderRomaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 14:49:55 GMTThai junta blocks discussion of media censorship (AP) — Thailand's junta has forced a German foundation to cancel a prominent forum on media restrictions imposed since the military toppled an elected government last May.By THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsCoups d'etatNational governmentsGovernment and politicsMilitary legal affairsInternational relationsMediaWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseThailandGermanySoutheast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 15:57:16 GMTWiesberger takes 1-shot lead at Dubai Desert Classic, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger made seven birdies on his last 10 holes Thursday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 15:53:12 GMTFeds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.By AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFugitivesArrestsCrimeOceansLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and natureUnited StatesColumbusOhioFloridaCentral AmericaAtlantic OceanNorfolkLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaVirginia, 29 Jan 2015 15:55:10 GMTGas blast at Mexico City children's hospital, dozens injured CITY (AP) — A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens.By ALBERTO ARCEiGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jan 2015 16:12:37 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 16:03:52 GMTAttorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation (AP) — Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.By ERIC TUCKER and ERICA WERNERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislatureImmigrationCabinetsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:40:32 GMTGreek bailout in focus as EU parliament head visits Athens, Greece (AP) — The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country's bailout, but no rash actions from Athens.By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeLegislationGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europe, 29 Jan 2015 16:15:27 GMTLawyers seek review of ICC refusal to probe Gaza flotilla HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers are calling for a review of the International Criminal Court prosecutor's decision not to investigate the storming by Israel of an aid flotilla that was heading to Gaza.iGeneral newsInternational lawInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 29 Jan 2015 16:00:35 GMTSenate heads toward approval of Keystone XL pipeline bill (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate is moving toward passage of a bipartisan bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline.By DINA CAPPIELLOwGovernment and politicsLegislatureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:42:37 GMTJudge orders accounts of former Petrobras president opened PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge has ordered that the bank accounts of a former president of Petrobras, Brazil's state-run oil company, be made available to prosecutors investigating allegations of overbilling.iBusinessGeneral newsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jan 2015 15:40:26 GMTJordan demands IS deliver proof captured pilot still alive, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan.By KARIN LAUB and ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsAmmanJordanJapanMiddle EastEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 14:58:20 GMTAlibaba adjusted profit tops estimates, revenue disappoints YORK (AP) — Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba's Group reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations as its user base continued to grow and shoppers bought more on mobile phones.By MAE ANDERSONfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stock, 29 Jan 2015 16:15:26 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 newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisProfessional footballEventsFootballSportsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestCubaMexico CityCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanMexicoNorth AmericaCentral America, 29 Jan 2015 15:48:36 GMTNetanyahu blasts Iran for Hezbollah attack on Lebanon border YASHUV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday blamed Iran for a deadly flare-up along the Lebanese border, the deadliest escalation on the disputed frontier since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel.By ARIEL SCHALITiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCivil warsGovernment and politicsIsraelSyriaLebanonMiddle EastTehranIran, 29 Jan 2015 15:36:00 GMTPenn State eyes changes to sexual misconduct case handling COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A new task force report recommends Penn State changes how the university handles sexual misconduct, suggesting it devote an office with an investigator and other staff to those cases.By MARK SCOLFOROaBusinessGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsState CollegePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 16:16:43 GMTSyria government airstrikes kill at least 8 in IS-held city (AP) — Syrian activists say government airstrikes have killed at least eight people in a northern town held by the Islamic State.iGeneral newsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 15:41:54 GMTSyria talks in Moscow end without visible results (AP) — Representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition have wrapped up four days of consultations in Russia with a general statement avoiding any sharp issues.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMoscowSyriaRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 15:59:32 GMTJordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan.By KARIN LAUB and ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsHostage situationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAmmanJordanJapanSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:58:22 GMTAverage US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.66 pct. (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week after four straight weeks of declines, while remaining near historically low levels.wBusinessGeneral newsHome buyingResidential real estateLifestylePersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:55:45 GMTNickelodeon to offer Internet-only subscription service YORK (AP) — Add Nickelodeon to the list of channels planning a stand-alone Internet offering.htArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusiness, 29 Jan 2015 16:12:40 GMTNokia turns to fourth quarter profit buoyed by strong growth (AP) — Nokia made a net profit of 443 million euros ($502 million) in the fourth quarter and sales grew nearly 10 percent, but its share price fell Thursday as the results were offset by a poor performance in some regions, higher costs and a low dividend.By MATTI HUUHTANENhtBusinessTechnologyPatentsFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stockIntellectual propertyHelsinkiFinlandChinaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 14:46:43 GMTHelen Eustis, award-winning mystery writer, dead at 98 YORK (AP) — Helen Eustis, an Edgar Award-winning mystery writer who later translated works by Georges Simenon and other European authors, has died.eArts and entertainmentObituariesBooks and literatureEntertainmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 16:13:30 GMTJury issues delay opening statements in Hernandez trial RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Opening statements in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez were delayed Thursday as the judge sorted out some last-minute jury issues.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeProfessional footballLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballBostonFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:40:43 GMTNow on death row, Fort Hood gunman Hasan to appear in court LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLeavenworthKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:10:16 GMTItaly lawmakers vote for new president in test for Renzi (AP) — Italian lawmakers were casting ballots Thursday for a new president in a test of Premier Matteo Renzi's ability to rally his fractured party behind a candidate who would also be palatable to opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, whose support is needed for the government's ambitious reform agenda.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionLegislaturePolitical issuesItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 15:08:01 GMTUS pending home sales tumble in December (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December, a sign that low mortgage rates have yet to coax more buyers into the market.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome sellingHome buyingEconomyReal estateResidential real estateLifestyleProfessional servicesIndustriesLabor economyLeading economic indicators, 29 Jan 2015 15:58:14 GMTTommy Hilfiger memoir to be published this fall YORK (AP) — Fashion giant Tommy Hilfiger is working on a memoir.eArts and entertainmentLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionCelebrityBooks and literatureEntertainment, 29 Jan 2015 15:50:45 GMTMLK children working to settle dispute over Bible, prize (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are trying to resolve a legal dispute over their father's traveling Bible and Nobel Peace Prize without going to trial.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:25:39 GMTKerry Butler to join 'Clinton: The Musical' off-Broadway YORK (AP) — Kerry Butler's next role will take her to the White House — the Clinton White House, that is.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsCelebrityPerforming artsEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:01:40 GMTBosnians split over sale of weapons to Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian arms exporter has threatened to sue government officials who are blocking a 5 million-euro deal his company has with Ukraine because of objections from Russia.By AIDA CERKEZiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsBosnia and HerzegovinaUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 16:13:58 GMTReport: Hundreds of thousands of Africans are stateless ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A new report says hundreds of thousands — perhaps millions — of Africans are stateless because of gaps in the citizenship laws of many countries.iGeneral newsEthiopiaAddis AbabaEast AfricaAfrica, 29 Jan 2015 15:33:24 GMTRights group blasts IS for atrocities (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday blasted Islamic State militants over their atrocities, but also criticized the "sectarian and abusive" policies of the Syrian and Iraqi governments, saying they fuel extremism.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsGovernment and politicsTerrorismSocial issuesSocial affairsBeirutSyriaEgyptIraqMiddle EastUnited StatesLebanonNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:07:11 GMTGood play, Murray: Scot tops Berdych in tense Aussie semi, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray's four-set win over Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Thursday will be remembered more for the tension between the players than the shot-making on the court.By JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 29 Jan 2015 14:54:11 GMTStudy: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years (AP) — The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway SafetyBy JOAN LOWYwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAccidentsHealth statisticsDeath ratesProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAccidents and disastersHealthDemographicsSocial affairs, 29 Jan 2015 15:37:06 GMTExpletives and in-your-face tennis at the Australian Open, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray's four-set win over Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Thursday will be remembered more for the tension between the players than the shot-making on the court.By JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 29 Jan 2015 16:00:31 GMTMcIlroy a shot behind clubhouse leaders at Dubai Classic, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger made seven birdies on his last 10 holes Thursday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 15:39:42 GMTStock market mixed in early trading; McDonald's stock jumps stocks edged mostly lower in early trading Thursday, as investors sized up a mix of corporate earnings and economic news.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:05:04 GMTPolice don't blame arson for deadly San Francisco blaze FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say it doesn't appear foul play or arson are to blame for a massive fire that killed a man and injured six others as it ripped through a building in San Francisco's Mission District.aGeneral newsFiresArsonAccidents and disastersCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:11:36 GMTPortugal approves citizenship plan for Sephardic Jews, Portugal (AP) — Five centuries after burning thousands of Jews at the stake, forcing them to convert to Christianity or expelling them, Portugal is granting citizenship rights to their descendants as part of an attempt to make amends.By BARRY HATTONiGeneral newsChristianityLegislationGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislaturePortugalLisbonSpainEuropeWestern Europe, 29 Jan 2015 16:18:08 GMTDinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017 (AP) — Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsOdditiesScienceMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 29 Jan 2015 15:47:41 GMTSt. Louis police review board hearing cut short over scuffle LOUIS (AP) — The first public discussion about a proposed civilian police oversight board in St. Louis was cut short after a commotion broke out in the crowd.aGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPoliceCrimeEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSt. LouisFergusonMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:03:40 GMTAttacks kill 16 people in Iraq (AP) — Bombings and a shooting killed at least 16 people around the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday, including soldiers and Shiite militiamen, officials said.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsTerrorismViolent crimeCrimeBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:00 GMTMLK children work to settle dispute over Bible, Nobel prize (AP) — The children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are trying to settle a lawsuit over their father's traveling Bible and Nobel Peace Prize without going to trial, according to a judge's order.By KATE BRUMBACKaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:49:41 GMTMilan Expo 2015 tightening security after Paris attacks (AP) — Milan Expo 2015 world's fair officials say they are heightening security following last month's terror attacks in Paris.By COLLEEN BARRYiBusinessGeneral newsMilanItalyParisWestern EuropeEuropeFrance, 29 Jan 2015 15:31:59 GMTIrving dazzles, scores 55 as Cavs win 8th straight game (AP) — Kyrie Irving clapped his hands as he walked to the middle of the locker room, unaware of the surprise his teammates had in store for him.By TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 15:16:38 GMTPetty: No hard feelings for Sam Smith YORK (AP) — Tom Petty says he has no hard feelings toward singer Sam Smith and called the similarities between Smith's Grammy-nominated hit "Stay With Me" and Petty's 1989 song "I Won't Back Down" a musical accident.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 29 Jan 2015 15:13:27 GMTEU plans to step up fight on online jihadi propaganda, Latvia (AP) — The EU on Thursday called for more help from Internet companies to fight online terrorist propaganda in the face of the terror attacks in France.By RAYYAN SABET-PARRYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesRigaLatviaEuropeEastern Europe, 29 Jan 2015 15:24:05 GMTMalaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims' families still waiting for evidence of the plane's fate.By EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Search and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsMalaysiaAustraliaKuala LumpurChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceaniaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 29 Jan 2015 15:24:13 GMT