FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Jan 2015 06:23:59 -0800Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain (AP) — Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 12:47:45 GMTOfficials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison (AP) — The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said.By HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolicePolitical and civil unrestCrimeProtests and demonstrationsPolice brutalityRebellions and uprisingsPolitical activismLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceWar and unrestPolitical issuesEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 26 Jan 2015 13:47:27 GMTNorfolk Southern 4Q profit flat as coal revenue falls 15 pct, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp. reported its profit was little changed in the fourth quarter from a year ago because the railroad's coal revenue fell 15 percent on weak demand from utilities and export markets.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsNorfolkNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 13:57:10 GMTSeveral bodies left behind in funeral home buried, cremated, R.I. (AP) — Several decomposed bodies and remains left unattended by a Providence funeral home have been buried or cremated.aGeneral newsProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 12:40:42 GMTUS drone kills 3 in first strike since Yemen leader resigned, Yemen (AP) — The first U.S. drone strike in Yemen since the start of the year killed three suspected al-Qaida fighters on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep striking the global network's most lethal branch despite the Yemeni president's resignation in the face of a Shiite rebel power grab.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfarePolitical resignationsDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 12:38:17 GMTSeekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood ANGELES (AP) — Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage, not to a deity but to something similar — the people they see on TV and in the movies.By JOHN ROGERSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleTravelTrafficTransportationOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLos AngelesHollywoodBalearic IslandsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 13:45:53 GMTNY man is lone combat vet returning to scene of WWII battle, N.Y. (AP) — A World War II combat veteran from upstate New York is returning to the scene of a bloody Pacific island battle as an army of one.aGeneral newsVeteransSyracuseUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 13:02:26 GMTSurvivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary, Poland (AP) — The voice of Auschwitz survivors praying for their murdered loved ones reverberated Monday amid the barracks and barbed wire of the former Nazi death camp, with one survivor crying out in a pained voice: "I don't want to come here anymore!"By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsThe HolocaustNazismEventsGovernment and politicsPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 13:00:33 GMTTsipras sworn in as new Greek prime minister, Greece (AP) — Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Greece's new prime minister, becoming the youngest man to hold the post in 150 years.By DEREK GATOPOULOSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment transitionsNational governmentsParliamentary electionsNationalismLeading economic indicatorsEconomyElectionsGreeceWestern EuropeEuropeAthens, 26 Jan 2015 14:13:15 GMTGreece's Syriza to form government after election victory, Greece (AP) — Greece's Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible confrontation over the country's bailout.By DEREK GATOPOULOSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational governmentsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyGreeceEuropeAthensWestern Europe, 26 Jan 2015 13:17:22 GMTRenowned Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68, Greece (AP) — Renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos, a household name in the 1970s and 1980s across Europe and beyond, has died in Athens at the age of 68, a hospital confirmed Monday.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesAthensGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 12:57:31 GMTAfter making history, Nishikori still getting used to No. 5, Australia (AP) — It's only been a couple of months since Kei Nishikori moved into the No. 5 ranking, and he's not yet comfortable with the number.By JOCELYN GECKERsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMelbourneAustraliaJapanUnited StatesOceaniaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 12:46:07 GMTMalaysia Air site hacked, some customer data appears online KONG (AP) — Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack.By KELVIN CHANhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHackingSocial mediaMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Technology issuesOnline mediaMediaIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsMalaysiaHong KongEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater China, 26 Jan 2015 13:56:06 GMTSex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout 'perversion' files BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Previously sealed Boy Scout "perversion" files spanning 16 years could soon be in the public eye as part of a negligence lawsuit set for trial Monday that a victim of sex abuse filed against the organization.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSanta BarbaraOregonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 13:34:33 GMT8 kidnapped Central African officials are freed, Central African Republic (AP) — Eight Central African Republic officials kidnapped by members of the country's former rebel coalition have been freed, one of the officials said Monday.By HIPPOLYTE MARBOUAiGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeAfricaCentral African RepublicBanguiCentral Africa, 26 Jan 2015 13:17:11 GMTEurozone after Greece elections: More compromise than chaos (AP) — The stunning election in Greece of a radical anti-austerity party raises new uncertainties for the eurozone, but the initial impression is that a compromise deal over the country's debt can be forged to avert a chaotic exit from the euro.By RAF CASERT and PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGreeceFinlandGermanyEuropeBelgiumWestern Europe, 26 Jan 2015 12:55:29 GMTBook tells of gang-related homicides in black neighborhoods"Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America" (Spiegel & Grau), by Jill LeovyBy J.L. HARKAVYeArts and entertainmentRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansCrimeGangsBooks and literatureSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeGeneral newsEntertainment, 26 Jan 2015 13:13:09 GMTReinsurers Axis Capital, PartnerRe combining YORK (AP) — Reinsurers Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. and PartnerRe are combining in an $11 billion deal.fBusinessFinancial servicesIndustries, 26 Jan 2015 14:04:35 GMTNor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow YORK (AP) — The Monday morning commute was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day.By VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherState governmentsAir travel disruptionsTransportationFloodsGovernment and politicsStormsAccidents and disastersNew YorkNew York CityBostonPennsylvaniaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 13:39:31 GMTSurvey: Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in 1Q (AP) — Rising sales helped boost hiring at U.S. businesses in the last three months of 2014, and companies are optimistic that continued improvement in business conditions will bring increased employment and wages in the current quarter, a new survey shows.wBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentPersonnelFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 12:50:37 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 newsScreen Actors Guild AwardsEventsAward showsEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 26 Jan 2015 13:35:28 GMTSpain: Cervantes searchers find casket with his initials (AP) — Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes said Monday that they found wooden fragments of a casket bearing the initials "M.C." with bones in and around them in a crypt underneath the chapel of a cloistered convent in Madrid.By JORGE SAINZiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 13:17:31 GMTIndependent Crimean TV station raided by security forces (AP) — Independent Crimean television station ATR has been raided by armed security officials, who told employees they were looking for archival footage of an anti-Russia protest last year.iGeneral newsTelevisionMediaCrimeaRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 12:52:33 GMTKeys, 19, reaches first major quarterfinal _ and wants more, Australia (AP) — Madison Keys turns 20 next month and her mother, Christine, is already sending her teasing texts featuring grandma emojis.By JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 12:57:15 GMTImage of Asia: Greeting Johnny Depp at the Tokyo airport this photo by Shizuo Kambayashi, actor Johnny Depp kneels to give autographs to fans as he and his fiancee Amber Heard arrive at Haneda international airport in Tokyo to promote his latest film. "Mortdecai," also starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor, went into wide release in the U.S. over the weekend and opens in Japan on Feb. 6. The eccentric heist comedy tanked at the box office, making an estimated $4.1 million in North America and $5.2 million elsewhere, adding to a string of duds for Depp.By The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 26 Jan 2015 14:02:43 GMTMarkets shrug off victory of Greek anti-austerity party (AP) — Global financial markets shrugged off the election victory of an anti-austerity party in Greece, with most investors appearing to conclude on Monday that it is unlikely to lead the country to fall out of the euro.By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited KingdomGreeceEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 26 Jan 2015 13:13:32 GMTDevice, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds (AP) — A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsDrone aircraftGeneral newsMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 14:18:00 GMTAirlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of Northeast snow cancelled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsWeatherWinter weatherTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 26 Jan 2015 13:33:30 GMTMatthew Reilly writes action-packed 'Great Zoo of China'"The Great Zoo of China" (Gallery), by Matthew ReillyBy JEFF AYERSeArts and entertainmentZoological parksBooks and literatureRecreation and leisureLifestyleEntertainmentChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Jan 2015 13:34:16 GMTRussia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine (AP) — Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend.By LAURA MILLSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCrimeaUkraineMoscowRussiaDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 14:14:56 GMTMom going on trial accused of killing 5-year-old with salt PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A young mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son by poisoning him with salt goes on trial this week in the New York suburbs.By JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWhite PlainsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 13:01:16 GMTObama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.By JULIE PACE and MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsParadesUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew DelhiIndiaUnited StatesPakistanSouth AsiaDistrict of ColumbiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 14:13:28 GMTWilliams sisters advance to quarterfinals at Australian Open, Australia (AP) — The Williams sisters are back in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam, and neither one is there just to watch.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 13:13:49 GMTCouple is missing after long drive to meet Craigslist seller (AP) — A Georgia couple is missing after driving across the state to check out a classic car advertised on Craigslist, and police say the man who last had phone contact with them faces charges.aGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 14:14:54 GMTCommander in Joseph Kony's feared militia appears in court HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia is making his first appearance before an International Criminal Court judge.iGeneral newsMilitary leadershipInternational lawCourtsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsArmed forcesInternational relationsJudiciaryThe HagueNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 13:28:49 GMTCops to hold news conference on 1979 cold case in western NY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have scheduled a news conference to release more information on the case of a teenager whose body was found in a western New York cornfield 35 years ago.aGeneral newsNew YorkRochesterUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 14:08:11 GMT2 Malian troops killed, 3 wounded in ambush in north, Mali (AP) — At least two soldiers were killed in an ambush in Mali's north, an army official said Monday.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMaliBamakoWest AfricaAfrica, 26 Jan 2015 13:23:42 GMTDjokovic extends Grand Slam quarterfinals streak to 23, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic reached his 23rd consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-4, 7-5, 7-5 win over Luxembourg's Gilles Muller at the Australian Open on Monday.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 13:03:13 GMTCyprus aims to become regional search-and-rescue hub, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is setting up a satellite earth station that will anchor a search-and-rescue control center covering Europe's southeastern edge, the defense minister said Monday.By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCyprusMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 12:54:08 GMTAT&T buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings (AP) — AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings for about $1.88 billion, minus the company's debt.fBusinessTelecommunicationsIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 12:41:45 GMT'March: Book Two' shows all sides of civil rights movement (AP) — A comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring a young John Lewis into the civil rights movement.By JESSE J. HOLLANDwGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical movementsAnimation and comicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 26 Jan 2015 13:50:04 GMTCuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban (AP) — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access.By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGovernment payComputer networking technologyTelevision programsWi-fiGovernment and politicsEngineeringInternet technologyComputing and information technologyGovernment business and financeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentWireless technologyCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 13:08:38 GMTChurch of England consecrates first female bishop (AP) — Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop.By DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsReligionChristianitySocial affairsUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 12:58:16 GMTNew Jersey school evacuated after chemistry lab 'mishap', N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school has been evacuated and about two dozen students taken to a hospital after what police are calling a chemistry lab "mishap" involving acid.aGeneral newsScienceChemistryNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 13:47:47 GMTRussian security forces raid independent Crimean TV station (AP) — Russian security forces raided independent Crimean television station ATR on Monday, seizing equipment and telling employees they were looking for archival footage of an anti-Russia protest last year, station officials said.By LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsTelevisionProtests and demonstrationsMediaPolitical and civil unrestCrimeaMoscowRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 13:38:41 GMTIslamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani (AP) — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat.By ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTurkeySyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 13:24:35 GMTEgypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country's first case that came to trial over the widespread practice, defense lawyers said.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 26 Jan 2015 13:00:17 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: NFL talk, Coach Navratilova, Australia (AP) — And, now onto the Super Bowl.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's sportsNFL Super BowlCelebrityProfessional footballEventsWomen's sportsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 12:51:37 GMTRadical left leader Alexis Tsipras sworn in as new Greek prime minister, Greece (AP) — Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras sworn in as new Greek prime minister.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment transitionsNational governmentsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 14:03:40 GMTTrainor and Styles write a duet about heartbreak (AP) — Meghan Trainor and Harry Styles have put their heartbreak into a duet.By HILARY FOXiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 14:01:59 GMT