FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:27:38 -0800Robinson hits late runner, Pitt tops No. 8 Notre Dame 76-72http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b8a92be39764983a6ffc7478ddd737aPITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's James Robinson took an elbow to the face from a teammate, a shot to mouth from Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson and a metaphorical punch to the gut when the eighth-ranked Irish turned an eight-point deficit into a one-point lead with 31 seconds left on Saturday.By WILL GRAVESsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b8a92be39764983a6ffc7478ddd737aSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:44:16 GMTRescue of 2 injured hikers underway on Mount Hoodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8fad3dba1d74167997f142c6f9e61e7PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a helicopter rescue operation is underway on Mount Hood after two climbers were injured.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMountainsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnvironment and naturePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8fad3dba1d74167997f142c6f9e61e7Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:23:41 GMTLydia Ko takes No. 1 spot at 17, Na Yeon Choi wins openerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9315216aaec446768418a91c3281fa9fOCALA, Fla. (AP) — During a closing stretch that featured one of the more tumultuous final hours in recent LPGA Tour history, teen wunderkind Lydia Ko faced a series of tough predicaments. But a query that came after the final round gave her the biggest pause of all.By STEVE ELLINGsSportsWomen's golfGolfMen's golfU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsOcalaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9315216aaec446768418a91c3281fa9fSun, 01 Feb 2015 00:03:09 GMT3 men shot in Afghanistan worked for North Carolina firmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb8b12d7451b44b494a21b2d66407121FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based firm says it employed the three military contractors who were shot to death earlier this week in Afghanistan.aGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessViolent crimeCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFayettevilleAfghanistanNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb8b12d7451b44b494a21b2d66407121Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:46:42 GMTSenators score in a flurry, rout Coyotes 7-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb087f1dc1b04944ba1124ab207cd6e2OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone, Bobby Ryan,Erik Karlsson and Mika Zibanejad each had a goal and an assist, helping the Ottawa Senators break away from the Arizona Coyotes 7-2 Saturday.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOntarioOttawaCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb087f1dc1b04944ba1124ab207cd6e2Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:48:00 GMTLaird takes a 3-shot lead in Phoenix Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab8f48373ddb49498454f143d4091c17SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Martin Laird watched the ball disappear into the cup on the par-3 16th hole and put some elbow grease into his fist pump.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab8f48373ddb49498454f143d4091c17Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:23:07 GMTRevel sale put on hold while nightclub appeals termshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de869fbf8e38486ba143a04b34f1633bPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino is on hold while the company that ran its popular nightclub and beach bar appeals.aBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de869fbf8e38486ba143a04b34f1633bSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:56:22 GMTMan arrested after body parts found in suitcasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4846da562747455faa15a2c450f18598SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Saturday in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown street stuffed with dismembered human remains.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4846da562747455faa15a2c450f18598Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:14:50 GMTChrabascz rallies No. 25 Butler over Marquette 72-68 in OThttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27c11168055b4e818f17fa42dd151d5fMILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew Chrabascz scored 30 points and No. 25 Butler overcame a 10-point deficit in the final 4:21 of regulation to beat Marquette 72-68 in overtime over Marquette in a Big East Conference game on Saturday.By JIM HOEHNsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27c11168055b4e818f17fa42dd151d5fSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:48:01 GMTVatican investigates 2 cases of child porn possessionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0812f2577fea472d8286693e13d13bddVATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican investigated two cases of child pornography possession in the past year, officials said Saturday.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsChristianityReligionCrimes against childrenCrimeLaw and orderSocial affairsSex in societySocial issuesVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0812f2577fea472d8286693e13d13bddSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:03:00 GMTGolf Capsuleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13c1a9c5e8fb45919023b8ac4cb8a7c3SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For all his birdies Saturday, two big pars kept Martin Laird in control at the Phoenix Open.By The Associated PresssSportsMen's golfWomen's golfGolfMen's sportsWomen's sportsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13c1a9c5e8fb45919023b8ac4cb8a7c3Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:29:54 GMTLate spurt helps No. 22 Hoosiers fend off Rutgers 72-64http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6cbcdcfe43a4471b1b145c2d9022737BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — James Blackmon Jr. scored 20 points Saturday and Nick Zeisloft made two 3-pointers in a late 8-0 run to send No. 22 Indiana past Rutgers 72-64.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsBloomingtonIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6cbcdcfe43a4471b1b145c2d9022737Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:40:38 GMTJapan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/706b3204962e4136a98d4a69977def9dTOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentHostage situationsOnline mediaAccidents and disastersNatural disastersAnimation and comicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMediaJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/706b3204962e4136a98d4a69977def9dSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:34:18 GMTNo. 18 Northern Iowa routs No. 12 Wichita State 70-54http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bbbafc512ed4718aad1154f9e77850bCEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Seth Tuttle scored a career-high 29 points and 18th-ranked Northern Iowa trounced No. 12 Wichita State 70-54 on Saturday, snapping the Shockers' 27-game regular season winning streak in the Missouri Valley.By LUKE MEREDITHsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIowaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bbbafc512ed4718aad1154f9e77850bSat, 31 Jan 2015 23:28:27 GMTNiang leads No. 15 Iowa State past TCU 83-66http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc688269168a4ed4a4a7154155bc7c04AMES, Iowa (AP) — Georges Niang scored 23 points, floor leader Monte Morris added 16 and No. 15 Iowa State pulled away in the second half to beat TCU 83-66 on Saturday.sSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAmesIowaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc688269168a4ed4a4a7154155bc7c04Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:06:01 GMTLowest prices on last-minute Super Bowl tickets near $9,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1905539123b4bfda338ef9369326eecPHOENIX (AP) — In previous years, the scenario for getting Super Bowl tickets at a reasonable price was simply waiting until the last possible minute to buy.By TIM BOOTHaGeneral newsPersonal financeSportsBusinessNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1905539123b4bfda338ef9369326eecSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:39:33 GMTBalloon pilots make history with trans-Pacific flighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/494979c748a748cba1862e2f1bc8c6b4ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean came to an end Saturday as two accomplished pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their helium-filled balloon after shattering two long-standing records.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsScienceOceansEnvironment and naturePacific OceanAlbuquerqueAtlantic OceanNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/494979c748a748cba1862e2f1bc8c6b4Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:54:30 GMTNBA great backing marijuana legalization campaign in Ohiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfa251f1a0f84241932494373552c75bTOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, a former current NFL player and a prominent fashion designer are among the investors in a group that wants to legalize marijuana use in Ohio, organizers of the campaign announced.By JOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsSportsMedical marijuanaRecreational drug laws and regulationsHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsProfessional footballFootballNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsOhioToledoColumbusCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfa251f1a0f84241932494373552c75bSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:45:32 GMTGreek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debtshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d6bf985e8d946e8b2be5a9d2e57fb56ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d6bf985e8d946e8b2be5a9d2e57fb56Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:55:24 GMTAP Interview: NYC mayor says he has moved past police crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbe5e4badd67497dbc4051f0ae5a0a89NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio now declares he has moved past the rift, striking a tenuous truce with a strategy to stay above the fray and public opinion that eventually soured on the cops' behavior.By JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsPoliceCrimeProtests and demonstrationsPolitical approval ratingsPublic opinionLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesPolitical and civil unrestLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbe5e4badd67497dbc4051f0ae5a0a89Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:47:04 GMTRescue of 2 injured climbers underway on Mount Hoodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5683f75d31b4d7ea8dda804ef6de873PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a helicopter rescue operation is underway on Mount Hood after two climbers were injured.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMountainsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnvironment and naturePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5683f75d31b4d7ea8dda804ef6de873Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:52:54 GMTKerry: 'Enormous interest in new relationship with Cubahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/141e6f4fc7bd472ab9faa0d13664e890BOSTON (AP) — North America has an "enormous interest" in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday during a weekend meeting with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico.By TRACEE HERBAUGHaGovernment and politicsInternational relationsCubaNorth AmericaCanadaMexicoUnited StatesBostonCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/141e6f4fc7bd472ab9faa0d13664e890Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:37:25 GMTPacioretty, Price, Canadiens top Capitals for 5th win in rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/387a21f8ca524b629463ef6ebcacfbb0MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored 3:08 into overtime, Carey Price made 36 saves and the Montreal Canadiens edged the Washington Capitals 1-0 Saturday for their fifth straight win.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/387a21f8ca524b629463ef6ebcacfbb0Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:38:44 GMTJapan 'indignant' over purported video of hostage beheadinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b2f996ef4d9487894a3920697f1e6feTOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage Sunday over a video purportedly from the Islamic State group that shows a militant beheading hostage Kenji Goto.iGeneral newsHostage situationsGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b2f996ef4d9487894a3920697f1e6feSat, 31 Jan 2015 22:04:41 GMTAuthorities review video of fatal parking lot run-inhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3079155a221449ac9f687dc390f3959cLOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight was the victim or attacker in his most serious run-in with the law to date.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeViolent crimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3079155a221449ac9f687dc390f3959cSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:46:03 GMT6-alarm warehouse fire burns in Brooklyn; nobody hurthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10b436eca49141d3a0100688e5da627bNEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn warehouse fire has been raised to six alarms as more than 200 firefighters fight the blaze that sent smoke billowing over the New York borough and across the East River into Manhattan.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaManhattanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10b436eca49141d3a0100688e5da627bSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:21:51 GMTLouisville rallies from 18 down to beat UNC 78-68 in OThttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0bd678d5c764d1d898c721902d3a9e5LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Terry Rozier scored No. 10 Louisville's first six points in overtime and the Cardinals erased an 18-point second-half deficit to beat No. 13 North Carolina 78-68 on Saturday.By JOSH ABNERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0bd678d5c764d1d898c721902d3a9e5Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:13:58 GMTEx-spy chief wanted in Colombia for wiretaps surrendershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da3f2762179940feac2a1481a8361aa2BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The former head of Colombia's intelligence agency ended several years on the run and surrendered to face charges of spying on opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsEspionagePolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsCrimePolitical issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryBogotaPanamaColombiaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da3f2762179940feac2a1481a8361aa2Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:10:25 GMTScientist considered father of birth control pill dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d881274d67204bbab35ed14b6e311ac8SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.aGeneral newsHealthBirth controlObituariesScienceChemistrySexual and reproductive healthCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d881274d67204bbab35ed14b6e311ac8Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:22:21 GMTSuspicious package at NYC bus station filled with 1K condomshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/edef8af4401848c2af2106926a815b45NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a suspicious package left behind a concrete barrier of a New York City bus station didn't contain any explosives but did have some unexpected contents — 1,000 individually packaged condoms for both men and women.aOdditiesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/edef8af4401848c2af2106926a815b45Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:09:54 GMTChile's president pushes to ease ban on all abortionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/820d8bc6baad4b6dae67e64edc540092SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The president of Chile has sent legislation to Congress proposing to loosen the socially conservative South American nation's total ban on abortions.iGeneral newsLegislatureLegislationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/820d8bc6baad4b6dae67e64edc540092Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:52:32 GMTIslamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobanihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77e40bed75a74b688425a5e60c24a305BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77e40bed75a74b688425a5e60c24a305Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:30:02 GMTNo. 12 Stanford women dominate 2nd half, top WSU 75-56http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f798bc5af6e14a758845c667bfbabc99STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Amber Orrange scored 15 points, Erin McCall added 14 and No. 12 Stanford took control in the second half to beat Washington State 75-56 on Saturday.sSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsCaliforniaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f798bc5af6e14a758845c667bfbabc99Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:43:50 GMTNew York Assembly facing historic change in leadershiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84ca65dfa88e4a19b19526a86d5f87c7ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The contest to succeed longtime New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was supposed to be an open process, giving lawmakers two weeks to mull their options.By DAVID KLEPPER and MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsBronxAlbanyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84ca65dfa88e4a19b19526a86d5f87c7Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:59:40 GMTNo. 9 Kansas drops Kansas State 68-57http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/550104fd68494a1e8cec4b9861054b03LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis had 16 points and 12 rebounds and No. 9 Kansas bolted to a big lead in the opening minutes Saturday in a 68-57 victory Saturday over Kansas State.sSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKansasLawrenceUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/550104fd68494a1e8cec4b9861054b03Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:51:16 GMTSTORY REMOVED: BC-EU-REL--Vatican-Child Pornographyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c94930a515048669ab675c9c83f5d67VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about two Polish-born prelates being investigated by Holy See authorities for alleged possession of child pornography. The AP reported incorrectly that one of the prelates named in the story, Monsignor Bronislaw Morawiec, was under investigation for child pornography possession.iGeneral newsReligionCrimes against childrenCrimeSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c94930a515048669ab675c9c83f5d67Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:39:24 GMTOnline video purports to show Islamic State group beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Gotohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfaea16633a246558a09130775a468deCAIRO (AP) — Online video purports to show Islamic State group beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.iGeneral newsJournalismOnline mediaJournalistsNews mediaMediaEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfaea16633a246558a09130775a468deSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:22:16 GMTVideo: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalisthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff8226c80635443699d259a2c597bae0TOKYO (AP) — Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismOnline mediaMilitant groupsJournalismGovernment and politicsJournalistsWar and unrestMediaNews mediaJapanJordanSyriaMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff8226c80635443699d259a2c597bae0Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:17:21 GMT7-alarm warehouse fire burns in Brooklyn; 1 injury reportedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8f7fcba8bf4465db629a26e1c8c6d40NEW YORK (AP) — Giant clouds of smoke rose from a 7-alarm fire that destroyed a warehouse and floated across Brooklyn and into Manhattan on Saturday — a day so cold that water trickling across the helmets of a small army of firefighters quickly froze.aGeneral newsFiresWeatherInjuriesAccidents and disastersHealthBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8f7fcba8bf4465db629a26e1c8c6d40Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:32:05 GMTCubs legend Ernie Banks remembered for unwavering optimismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46b5fe9efa944985bd55cb23a6c9cad4CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball's color barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won over teammates and an entire city with the unwavering optimism he brought to the game and life.By CARLA K. JOHNSONaGeneral newsSportsFunerals and memorial servicesAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSocial issuesSocial affairsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46b5fe9efa944985bd55cb23a6c9cad4Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:31:39 GMTKerry: "Enormous interest" in new relationship with Cubahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa16a98816d049518bfccbec142ea1e3BOSTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says North America has "an enormous interest" in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba.By TRACEE HERBAUGHaGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNorth AmericaCubaMexicoCanadaBostonCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaMassachusettsUnited Stateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa16a98816d049518bfccbec142ea1e3Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:53:27 GMTSmith-Rivera leads No. 21 Hoyas past cold Creighton 67-40http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb8f87bab2784c2eaa616090e2537f2bOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 24 points and No. 21 Georgetown held Creighton without a field goal for more than 17 minutes in a 67-40 victory Saturday.By ERIC OLSONsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb8f87bab2784c2eaa616090e2537f2bSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:21:43 GMTAirport authorities: Traveler beats homeless man with chairhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a15e730d3a5f497e9784d8140b14fd84NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A traveler who remained at Newark Liberty International Airport after missing two flights faced numerous charges Saturday for allegedly beating a homeless man with a chair as the man was sleeping.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a15e730d3a5f497e9784d8140b14fd84Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:44:27 GMTObama condemns slaying of Japanese journalist by IShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c24c23fe9ca40f4a9e60948ae133a47WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling the apparent beheading of a Japanese journalist by an Islamic State militant a "heinous murder" and declaring that the United States stands in solidarity with the Japanese people in denouncing a "barbaric act."wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJournalistsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c24c23fe9ca40f4a9e60948ae133a47Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:51:43 GMTTatar, Nyquist score on power play, Red Wings beat Islandershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d1a0cbf7d444842821cec7ec3fd42d2DETROIT (AP) — Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist scored power-play goals Saturday and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Islanders 4-1.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d1a0cbf7d444842821cec7ec3fd42d2Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:13:12 GMTObama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congresshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c19f6af43b9345ccbc3524c2c7109557WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsChild careEconomyPolitical partiesLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEconomic policyGovernment policyFamily issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c19f6af43b9345ccbc3524c2c7109557Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:42:11 GMTAnthony's big 2nd half lifts Richmond over No. 14 VCU 64-55http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db9345af3fc445d58cab4585167aabe6RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kendall Anthony scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half as Richmond rallied to upset No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth 64-55 on Saturday afternoon at the Siegel Center.By CHIP KNIGHTONsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db9345af3fc445d58cab4585167aabe6Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:56:12 GMTVillanova rallies past DePaul, moves into Big East leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f889443ae1724297a5479bfde4b25851ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Ryan Arcidiacono scored all 18 of his points in the second half and No. 7 Villanova beat DePaul 68-55 on Saturday to take the Big East lead.sSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballCoachingBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f889443ae1724297a5479bfde4b25851Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:37:17 GMTNo. 25 Chattanooga women cruise past Mercer 71-59http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e73a7fd36f204bda9ae2c671bc63db1eCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chelsey Shumpert hit four 3-pointers and finished with 19 points to help No. 25 Chattanooga beat Mercer 71-59 on Saturday for its 15th consecutive victory.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsChattanoogaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e73a7fd36f204bda9ae2c671bc63db1eSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:49:34 GMTMore than a foot of snow possible for Midwest, Northeasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbaa24d8c0b849b8991c24572f856832CHICAGO (AP) — A storm gathering steam over the southern Rockies is expected to dump more than a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest, New York and New England, which is still recovering from a winter walloping it received just a few days ago. It's also bad news for those planning to drive to Super Bowl parties.By JASON KEYSERaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherChicagoIllinoisBostonNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbaa24d8c0b849b8991c24572f856832Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:09:01 GMT