FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 03 Mar 2015 12:40:48 -0800Jury selection set to start in Connecticut judge threat case, Conn. (AP) — Edward Taupier's lawyer says his client was just venting about the judge in his divorce and child custody case when he sent an email to six acquaintances that mentioned weapons and the judge's home. But Connecticut state police and prosecutors say Taupier's comments were threatening and so disturbing that authorities had to arrest him and seize his guns.By DAVE COLLINSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsConnecticutHartfordUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:50:13 GMTCubs say they won't seek to work all hours on Wrigley Field (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say they will seek permission to work longer hours on renovations at Wrigley Field, but not to work 24 hours a day.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 20:08:36 GMTParents who let kids walk alone to appeal in neglect case SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland couple who were investigated by state officials after letting their children walk home from a park without an adult say they will appeal a finding of "unsubstantiated child neglect" and will continue to let the children walk by themselves.aGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsCriminal investigationsState governmentsLaw and orderCrimeCrimes against childrenGovernment and politics, 03 Mar 2015 20:05:56 GMTSenate GOP tries to repeal NLRB rule on union elections (AP) — Republicans controlling the Senate have moved to try to reverse a new National Labor Relations Board rule that would shorten the time between a union's request for representation and the vote on whether to certify a union.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsLegislatureLabor issuesSenate electionsPolitical partiesLegislationSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 20:00:40 GMTJudge rules man will be tried in Kansas Jewish site killings, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist accused of gunning down three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will go on trial for capital murder, a judge ruled Tuesday.By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHaGeneral newsViolent crimeReligious strifeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:40:55 GMTWar crimes prosecutors indict 5 in Bosnia 1993 train killing, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's war crimes prosecutors have charged five people with abducting 20 people from a train in eastern Bosnia in 1993 and brutally killing them — a wartime massacre that traumatized the Balkans.iGeneral newsBosnian WarWar crimesInternational lawIndictmentsYugoslav WarsEventsWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderSerbiaBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 20:07:16 GMTMother says Santa Barbara rampage suit to prevent tragedies ANGELES (AP) — A tearful mother of a student slain in a rampage outside Santa Barbara last year says she's suing to prevent future tragedies.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeSuicidesLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:14:59 GMTGeorgia temporarily halts executions to examine drug (AP) — Corrections officials in Georgia have temporarily halted executions so they can analyze a drug that prompted the last-minute postponement of a lethal injection.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:31:04 GMTThe top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Store Official Charts for the week ending March 2, 2015:By The Associated PresshtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMobile mediaMobile phonesOnline radioMedia distributionMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyTechnologySoftwareComputing and information technologyComputer hardwareConsumer electronicsMediaOnline mediaRadioAudio technologyEntertainment and media technology, 03 Mar 2015 18:52:28 GMTMaid: Hernandez messed with security camera after killing RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A maid who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified at his murder trial that she saw him "messing with" the security camera in his basement the day after the killing.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCrimeFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:50:04 GMTFrench president to make historic trip to Cuba (AP) — President Francois Hollande will travel to Cuba in May in the first such trip by a French head of state.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCubaFranceCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 18:51:20 GMTAP Exclusive: Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments (AP) — Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFiresAccidents and disastersTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 20:04:26 GMTVietnamese man extradited from UK to face US terror charge YORK (AP) — A Vietnamese man extradited from the United Kingdom will be arraigned Wednesday on charges he provided material support to al-Qaida in Yemen after telling his wife he was going to Ireland, authorities said.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsExtraditionTerrorismCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestUnited StatesYemenNorth AmericaMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 19:20:32 GMTAmid NY murder trial, man calls to say he could be Etan Patz YORK (AP) — A man who thinks he could be Etan Patz called authorities amid the murder trial of a suspect charged in the boy's 1979 disappearance and death, prosecutors said Tuesday.By COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsMissing personsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:05:30 GMTGeorgia puts executions on temporary hold to examine cloudy drug that postponed inmate's death (AP) — Georgia puts executions on temporary hold to examine cloudy drug that postponed inmate's death.aGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:11:29 GMTThe top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US charts for week ending March 2, 2015:By The Associated PresshtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureMobile mediaMedia distributionEntertainmentMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyTechnologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMedia, 03 Mar 2015 18:56:24 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 GABRIELA ULLOAiGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesTravelNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureLifestyleChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 19:07:50 GMTA complication for the Fed: Rate cuts by other central banks (AP) — The world's central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal Reserve's decision on when to raise interest rates from record lows:By PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyCurrency marketsRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:31:40 GMT911 calls describe chaos after gold theft on NC highway, N.C. (AP) — Several confused drivers describe a chaotic scene in emergency calls shortly after the robbery of millions of dollars in gold bars from a truck on a North Carolina interstate.By JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsTheftCrimeNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 20:01:44 GMTFederal immigration agent accused of stealing from prisoner (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia have charged a federal immigration agent accused of stealing from a prisoner he was assigned to transport, the city's district attorney said Tuesday.aBusinessGeneral newsTheftCrimeImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:29:26 GMTHouse nears passage of Homeland bill without conditions (AP) — In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House overcame last-minute opposition from GOP critics on Tuesday and moved toward final passage of legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department without restrictions on immigration.By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPOwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureLegislationImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:33:32 GMTCarrie Underwood becomes a mom, gives birth to a boy YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood is a new mom, and like all proud parents, she's showing him off in a photo.eArts and entertainmentSportsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 03 Mar 2015 19:57:54 GMTObama: Netanyahu offers no viable alternative to Iran talks (AP) — President Barack Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) didn't offer any "viable alternatives" to the nuclear negotiations with Iran during his speech to Congress.wGovernment and politicsIsraelIranMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 18:51:32 GMTMexico upset by presidential appointments for key posts CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena faced criticism Tuesday for having a possible conflict of interest in his nominations for attorney general and Mexico's highest court.iGeneral newsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsJudicial appointments and nominationsCabinetsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 19:47:47 GMTEngineer dies from California train crash injuries ANGELES (AP) — The engineer on a Southern California commuter train died Tuesday, a week after he was badly injured when his train smashed into a truck that had been abandoned on the tracks, officials said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:48:55 GMTCEO group: Trade would increase hiring in US (AP) — Top business executives are pressing Congress to give President Barack Obama greater authority to negotiate international trade deals, citing the potential for increased hiring in the United States and greater competitiveness for their companies overseas.By JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeHiring and recruitmentLabor economyEconomic outlookEconomyPersonnelEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment financeNational governmentsInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:53:05 GMTFirefighters wake up to smoke in station, then battle blaze LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters are used to alarms in the middle of the night, but the smoke doesn't usually come to their front door.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 20:02:42 GMTCivil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader, Ala. (AP) — When the nation's first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he'll be standing on a structure that's at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.By JAY REEVES and ALLEN G. BREEDaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityHuman rights and civil libertiesAmerican Civil WarSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEventsGovernment and politicsSelmaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:51:05 GMTFDA warning: men's testosterone drugs overused (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue.By MATTHEW PERRONEwBusinessGeneral newsHealthHealth care industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:51:14 GMTIndia orders TV stations not to give rapist a platform DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says she could have avoided being killed if she had not fought back, a government official said.By ASHOK SHARMAiGeneral newsViolent crimeDocumentariesCrimeTelevisionEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMediaNew DelhiIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 19:49:47 GMTRussia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe (AP) — Russia's sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S. automakers fight to return to profitability in Europe after years of losses.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsAutomobilesLifestyleRussiaGenevaEuropeEastern EuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 19:37:11 GMTCiao Milan, it's Bonjour for Paris Fashion Week (AP) — Bye, New York! Ciao, Milan! Bonjour, Paris!By THOMAS ADAMSONiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionParis Fashion WeekFashion showsFashion designEventsEntertainmentFranceParisMilanWestern EuropeEuropeItaly, 03 Mar 2015 19:07:05 GMTNew Mexico couple gets engaged, then stranded on mountaintop, N.M. (AP) — An ecstatic New Mexico couple who got engaged on top of Sandia Peak had to curtail their celebrations after getting stuck for hours because of high winds.aOdditiesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:32:11 GMTJury seated in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect (AP) — After two months of jury selection, a panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was seated Tuesday for the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:52:10 GMTChrissie Hynde memoir coming in September YORK (AP) — Chrissie Hynde will tell the story of her life, with all its ups and downs.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityBooks and literature, 03 Mar 2015 19:40:17 GMTArgentina top court rejects president's criticism AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Supreme Court is rejecting President Cristina Fernandez's recent criticism and demands for answers in the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires.iGeneral newsEmbassiesBombingsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryArgentinaBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 20:03:40 GMTDNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe (AP) — A wave of migrants from the eastern fringes of Europe some 4,500 years ago left their trace in the DNA — and possibly the languages — of modern Europeans, according to a new study.By FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsScienceBiochemistryBiologyGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 18:50:51 GMTDurant still out; Westbrook could return Wednesday CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant will be out at least another week for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Russell Westbrook could return Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOklahoma CityPortlandOklahomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaine, 03 Mar 2015 19:39:41 GMTUS commander: arming Ukraine would boost pressure on Putin (AP) — The commander of U.S. Army Europe says there's no expectation Ukraine could defeat Russia militarily if given American weapons, but that they would add "muscle" to diplomatic efforts.iGeneral newsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCrimeaUkraineBerlinRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 19:38:40 GMTSpotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, March 2 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentOnline mediaMedia, 03 Mar 2015 19:59:23 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 Amazon testified Tuesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that his firm is not run by men.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySmall businessLegal proceedingsFinancial servicesIndustriesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesLaw and orderBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMTSupreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.By SAM HANANELhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnology law and ethicsTechnology issuesNational courtsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeLegislationLegislatureTechnologyNational governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:56:24 GMTNetanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks; Obama disagrees (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily blunt rebuttal from President Barack Obama.By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsNuclear weaponsLegislatureDiplomacyState of the Union AddressInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionEventsExecutive branchIsraelTehranUnited StatesIranMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:11:44 GMTCarson launches 2016 exploratory committee (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest.By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROWwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPrimary electionsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:51:30 GMTPlay ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to speed game this spring, Ariz. (AP) — Tick, tock, baseball is on the clock.By TOM WITHERSsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 20:00:18 GMTEx-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book.By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsCrimeArmed forcesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqAfghanistanWashingtonRaleighNorth CarolinaNorth AmericaMiddle EastCentral AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 20:03:45 GMTNorway's Nobel Peace Prize committee replaces chairman, Norway (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose six-year tenure has been lined with controversies.By MARK LEWISiGeneral newsNobel PrizesParliamentary electionsGovernment appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsEventsElectionsNorwayEuropeWestern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 19:08:41 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — US law enforcement officials: Probe finds racial bias in Ferguson, Mo., police, court, jail.wGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimePolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriLaw enforcement agenciesEventsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 19:30:26 GMTAndrew Lack in talks to return to NBC YORK (AP) — NBC Universal is in talks to bring back Andrew Lack to its troubled news operation, which would be the first high-level shake-up following several rough months culminating in the six-month suspension of "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams for misleading viewers about his experiences covering the Iraq War.By DAVID BAUDERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsTV newsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesTelevisionMediaNews media, 03 Mar 2015 19:08:14 GMTOfficial: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police (AP) — A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, a law enforcement official familiar with the report said Tuesday.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceEventsLaw and orderCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politics, 03 Mar 2015 19:35:34 GMT