FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Feb 2015 14:35:33 -0800NHL players getting an education about blood clots (AP) — The doctor told Tomas Fleischmann he might never play hockey again. Blood clots that began in his leg had moved to his lungs and threatened not only his career but his life.iHealthSportsAthlete injuriesMen's hockeyHockeyProfessional hockeyMen's sportsAthlete healthCardiovascular diseaseDiseases and conditionsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:30:56 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday stocks closed lower on Friday following news that U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than previously estimated in the final three months of 2014. The major stock indexes still notched gains for the month, recovering after a sluggish start to the year.By The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial markets, 27 Feb 2015 22:09:32 GMTReceivers Hartline and Gibson released by Dolphins (AP) — The Miami Dolphins released two receivers Friday, and neither was Mike Wallace.By STEVEN WINEsSportsAthlete compensationSports businessSports transactionsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationProfessional footballFootballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:20:22 GMTSouthwest nearly done inspecting planes that were grounded (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it expects to meet a federal deadline this weekend and finish examining 128 planes that were grounded because of missed inspections.tTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationGeneral news, 27 Feb 2015 21:18:20 GMTWhy would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself? CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month.By DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFunerals and memorial servicesPolitical corruptionState legislatureCampaignsState governmentsObituariesPolitical issuesPolitical partiesLegislatureElectionsPolitical fundraisingState electionsPolitical organizationsMissouriJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:03:05 GMTBruce Willis laments sudden end to action-thriller 'Wake' ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Willis is not saying "Yippie-ki-yay" about the cancellation of his latest film.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrity, 27 Feb 2015 21:35:12 GMTObama mourns passing of Nimoy: 'I loved Spock' (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that Leonard Nimoy, who made the sign for "Live long and prosper" famous around the world, achieved that goal during his 83 years on planet Earth.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEeArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainment, 27 Feb 2015 21:49:49 GMTUnmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft.By GREGORY KATZ and JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsTerrorismMilitant groupsCrimeWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonSyriaArizonaMiddle EastKuwaitWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:03:06 GMTCops: Man attacked ex-wife's lawyer with hatchet, wasp spray, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts man attacked his ex-wife's lawyer with a hatchet and wasp-killing spray, and the victim needed nearly two dozen staples to close wounds on his face.aGeneral newsCrimeQuincyMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:13:54 GMTLeonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself.By DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentSpace explorationAstronomyAstrobiologyObituariesScienceCelebrityBiologyMoviesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:31:43 GMTNorthern Iowa, Wichita St in winner-take-league matchup, Kan. (AP) — The most famous player ever to lace up his sneakers in the Missouri Valley Conference has been watching Northern Iowa and Wichita State for most of the season.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsCollege sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballMen's sportsWichitaIowaKansasEvansvilleUnited StatesNorth AmericaIndiana, 27 Feb 2015 22:19:40 GMTMan gets 66-year term for shooting Phoenix officer, robbery (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 66 years in prison for shooting a Phoenix police officer and a volunteer sheriff's posse member minutes after robbing two strip-club employees of $18,000 by gunpoint.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceTheftLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:19:50 GMT5 reasons US economy is stronger than Q4 GDP suggests (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a modest annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, less than half the third quarter's torrid 5 percent rate and weaker than the government first reported.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyConsumer spendingLabor economyInternational tradeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:09:26 GMTWoman who stole, euthanized dog of man with cancer gets jail (AP) — A woman who stole her cancer-stricken neighbor's dog and paid to have it euthanized was sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail.aGeneral newsTheftAnimal crueltyDogsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:15:33 GMTFormer All-Star 2nd baseman Bret Boone is writing a memoir YORK (AP) — Bret Boone figures the best way to tell a baseball story is through his own family.eArts and entertainmentSportsBooks and literatureEntertainment, 27 Feb 2015 21:42:56 GMTHouse Republican leaders scrap education vote (AP) — In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives.By KIMBERLY HEFLINGwGovernment and politicsPrimary and secondary educationEducationMath and science educationEducation policyLegislationLegislatureSocial affairsScienceSchool curriculaGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:34:54 GMTFDIC closes Puerto Rico's Doral Bank; Banco Popular steps in JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has shut down Puerto Rico-based Doral Bank. Banco Popular will take over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory's fourth largest bank.iBusinessGeneral newsPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 21:42:41 GMTBoxer badly injured in fight nearly 7 years ago dead at 32 ANTONIO (AP) — Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing contender whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has died. He was 32.sSportsObituariesBoxingHealthAthlete injuriesAthlete healthSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:25:16 GMTNew York exhibits mark centennial of Frank Sinatra's birth YORK (AP) — A couple of New York exhibits are paying homage to the centennial of Frank Sinatra's birth by displaying rare photographs and mementos, many of them from the family archive.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentArt photographyVisual artsNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:27:00 GMTHouse rejects Homeland Security funding (AP) — The Republican-controlled House unexpectedly rejected short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with significant anti-terrorism responsibilities.By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureNational securityMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:21:46 GMTStocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011 proved to be a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsCommodity marketsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:16:08 GMTGas prices soar in California as supply shrinks BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gas prices are soaring in California the week after an explosion stopped gasoline production at a key refinery.GILLIAN FLACCUSaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryProduction facilitiesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:34:24 GMTObama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short (AP) — Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information.By ANNE FLAHERTYhtBusinessPersonal financeGovernment and politicsSmall businessTechnologyConsumer privacyConsumer protection and advocacyLegislationPolitical partiesConsumer affairsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:32:03 GMTEarl Lloyd, 1st black player in NBA, dies at 86 Lloyd was a player and coach, an NBA champion and later a Hall of Famer. Within the basketball world, he's something much bigger.By The Associated PresssSportsMen's basketballBasketballAfrican-AmericansNBA FinalsObituariesProfessional basketballMen's sportsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEvents, 27 Feb 2015 21:47:53 GMTLas Vegas Strip's version of bazaar shopping opens VEGAS (AP) — An outdoor shopping experience modeled after a more modern Middle Eastern marketplace, complete with a little bit of price haggling, has opened in front of Bally's Las Vegas.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLtTravelLifestyleLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:45:01 GMTBill O'Reilly's partisan critics stepping up attack YORK (AP) — Following several stories questioning Bill O'Reilly's past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host's writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies.By DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentAssassination of John F. KennedyTV newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsEventsNews mediaMediaTelevisionPolitical and civil unrestAssassinations, 27 Feb 2015 22:31:28 GMTAP NewsBreak: PGA Tour to move Match Play to Texas BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour is completing plans to bring the Match Play Championship to Austin, Texas, starting in 2016.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsGolfMen's golfMasters Golf TournamentCorporate sponsorshipMen's sportsEventsCorporate newsBusinessTexasAustinFloridaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:36:58 GMTMexico's dolphinariums come under criticism from activists CITY (AP) — Environmental and animal rights groups in Mexico are training their sights on the growing number of "swim with dolphins" enclosures on the nation's coasts.iGeneral newsAnimalsDolphinsMammalsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 21:26:59 GMTProminent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead (AP) — Russia's Interior Ministry says Boris Nemtsov, a leading opposition figure and former deputy prime minister, has been shot and killed near the Kremlin.iGeneral newsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 22:32:43 GMTCourt: Colorado crime suspects can search victims' homes (AP) — An appeals court added Colorado to the list of states that can allow criminal suspects to search victims' homes to bolster their defense, a move that raised concerns among prosecutors and victims' advocates.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:18:35 GMTMan with heart issues revived near Newark Liberty bag claim, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 74-year-old man found unresponsive on the ground near a baggage carousel at Newark Liberty International Airport has been revived by police officers.tTravelLifestyleNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:48:39 GMTToronto-bound jet with smoke in cabin lands in Pennsylvania, Pa. (AP) — A Toronto-bound jet with 35 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Pennsylvania over smoke from a shorted-out cabin light.tTravelLifestyleJohnstownPennsylvaniaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 27 Feb 2015 21:45:59 GMTUS, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. and Liberian governments have just begun the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that's only been used on an emergency basis.By LINDA A. JOHNSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthMedical researchMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentDisease outbreaksEpidemicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthAgricultureIndustriesAfricaLiberiaWest AfricaSierra LeoneUnited StatesNew JerseyNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:24:25 GMTAs tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.By CANDICE CHOItTravelLifestyleRestaurantsBusiness travelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFood and drinkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:21:40 GMTReaction to death of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh BEND, Ind. (AP) — Reaction to the death of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who helped transform the University of Notre Dame while serving as its president from 1952 to 1987:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsObituariesSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth BendUnited StatesIndianaNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:16:16 GMTMexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials.By ALBERTO ARCE and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsMissing personsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesWar and unrestViolent crimeLaw and orderOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 21:46:36 GMTRussian police: Opposition figure, ex-deputy PM Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow (AP) — Russian police: Opposition figure, ex-deputy PM Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow.iGeneral newsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 22:22:44 GMTGOP contenders push for military action against ISIS HILL, Md. (AP) — The Republican Party's leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terrorism, including a renewed use of ground forces in the Middle East.By STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionForeign aidInternational relationsForeign policyPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesSyriaIsraelMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:15:19 GMTJ.C. Penney and Gap are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessEnergy industryIndustries, 27 Feb 2015 21:55:39 GMTForce India finally rolls out new F1 car at 3rd test, Spain (AP) — Force India finally rolled out its new car for the upcoming Formula One season on Friday, with only two more days remaining to get it up to speed.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 21:13:58 GMTCardinals release 11-year NFL veteran Darnell Dockett, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have released defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, allowing the three-time Pro Bowl lineman to test the free agency market.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:34:14 GMTBiopic of martial arts legend Bruce Lee springs into action ANGELES (AP) — Legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee is getting the official biopic treatment, daughter Shannon Lee announced Friday.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainment, 27 Feb 2015 21:36:36 GMTRacing might return to New England's last thoroughbred track (AP) — New England's last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track might continue to hold live races after all.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsThoroughbred racingHorse racingState legislatureLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:36:14 GMTRio homicide division to investigate killings by police DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's police department said its homicide division will start investigating "resistance killings," or slayings by officers who say that victims died in shootouts while resisting arrest.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 22:12:32 GMTHarrison Ford to reprise role in 'Blade Runner' sequel ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in a sequel to the dystopian, neo-noir "Blade Runner," more than 31 years after the film first premiered.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainment, 27 Feb 2015 22:27:19 GMTTestimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from his phone.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:25:45 GMTA-Rod shifts across the infield and works out at first base, Fla. (AP) — Stripped of his job at third base, Alex Rodriguez moved across the diamond and worked out at first base for the initial time with the New York Yankees.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:43:52 GMTDude, where's my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race, Ga. (AP) — When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke.By PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:34:21 GMT8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage, Mo. (AP) — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 22:34:48 GMTBright outlook for US economy, despite slower Q4 growth (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a modest annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, less than half the third quarter's torrid 5 percent rate and weaker than the government first reported.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyConsumer spendingLabor economyInternational tradeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 21:30:22 GMT