FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jan 2015 04:17:45 -0800Hershey dips into meat market with Krave Jerky YORK (AP) — Hershey has a sudden hankering for protein, with plans to add jerky to its lineup.By CANDICE CHOIfBusinessSports transactionsSports businessSports, 29 Jan 2015 12:06:51 GMTUN chief: Boko Haram to top discussions at Africa Union meet ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he will be attending the African Union heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and that the threat posed by Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group in Nigeria, will be a focus.iGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEthiopiaAfricaNigeriaAddis AbabaEast AfricaWest Africa, 29 Jan 2015 10:17:08 GMTBoat carrying migrants sinks near Bangladesh; 20 missing'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia capsized Thursday off the southern coast of Bangladesh and about 20 people were missing, officials said.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBangladeshMalaysiaSouth AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 29 Jan 2015 10:38:18 GMTDinosaur no more: Fans lament loss of museum's iconic Dippy (AP) — Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy.iGeneral newsOdditiesUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 29 Jan 2015 11:37:32 GMTStone-faced Holyfield has starring role in road rage PSA (AP) — Flashing the same stone-faced glare that once was so familiar in the boxing ring, Evander Holyfield appeared headed toward another fight.By CHARLES ODUMeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentBoxingAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 08:55:54 GMTUN seeking $3.1 billion to help children at risk (AP) — The United Nations is appealing for $3.1 billion to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide, including those living in Ukraine, Syria and other conflict zones and in areas affected by the Ebola epidemic.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth, 29 Jan 2015 09:40:44 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 11:05:13 GMTStig Bergling, Swede who spied for Soviets, dies (AP) — Stig Bergling, a former Swedish security officer who spied for the Soviet Union during the Cold War, has died. He was 77.iGeneral newsObituariesCold WarEspionageEventsCrimeSwedenSoviet UnionWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 29 Jan 2015 10:51:04 GMTMalaysia civil aviation says MH370 crash an accident, to clear compensation claims LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia civil aviation says MH370 crash an accident, to clear compensation claims.iGeneral newsAccidentsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Accidents and disastersTransportationEventsMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 10:21:33 GMTN. Korea demanded $10 billion for summit: ex-Seoul leader, South Korea (AP) — Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 2011 death but the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded $10 billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer, a former South Korean president says in a memoir to be published next week.By HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsSummitsNuclear weaponsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 09:30:13 GMTLleyton Hewitt says next Australian Open likely his last, Australia (AP) — Lleyton Hewitt plans to have one more shot at his home Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open, next year before likely retiring and taking over as the country's Davis Cup captain.By JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsDavis CupAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 29 Jan 2015 10:55:02 GMTFord 4th-quarter earnings fall on Venezuela trouble, Mich. (AP) — Ford's net income tumbled to $52 million in the fourth quarter because of trouble at its Venezuelan operations.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 12:00:59 GMTRussia suspends role in Europe's human rights watchdog, France (AP) — Russia has extended its walkout from Europe's human rights watchdog after again losing its right to vote over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesVotingSocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsGovernment and politicsCrimeaRussiaUkraineFranceEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 29 Jan 2015 11:40:50 GMTAttorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation (AP) — Senators weigh Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of the job.By ERIC TUCKER and ERICA WERNERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsLegislatureCrimeImmigrationCabinetsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 29 Jan 2015 12:05:55 GMTDozens of flights cancelled in German airport strikes (AP) — Dozens of flights are being canceled at Germany's Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports after private security workers walked off the job in a dispute over wages.iBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsTransportationGermanyBonnWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 10:12:58 GMTIslamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist, Jordan (AP) — A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group.By KARIN LAUB and MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsIslamTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsWar casualtiesJournalistsReligionSocial affairsNews mediaMediaAmmanJordanSyriaJapanIraqMiddle EastEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 11:39:46 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 newsProfessional footballFootballSportsCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jan 2015 11:20:30 GMTEU parliament president to meet with new Greek gov't, Greece (AP) — The European Parliament's president is to be the first European official to visit Athens, a day after announcements by Greece's nascent radical left government on rolling back a series of key budget commitments sent the country's stock market plummeting.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGreeceEuropeAthensWestern Europe, 29 Jan 2015 10:16:48 GMTFugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal court PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday after two years on the run.aGeneral newsFugitivesArrestsLaw and orderCrimeFloridaWest Palm BeachCentral AmericaUnited StatesNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jan 2015 10:16:30 GMTMadison Keys new American star born at Australian Open, Australia (AP) — After Madison Keys walked off the court from the biggest match of her young career, she received quite a compliment from her celebrated opponent.By JOCELYN GECKERsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 29 Jan 2015 10:15:47 GMTRome Jewish leader triggers police intervention at Auschwitz, Poland (AP) — The head of Rome's Jewish community and four others were questioned by police after triggering an alarm at the visitor's center at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsPolandItalyRomeEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 29 Jan 2015 10:50:50 GMT'Thornbirds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77 (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsObituariesHealthBooks and literatureEntertainmentAustraliaNorfolk IslandSydneyOceania, 29 Jan 2015 10:28:51 GMTMeet Coco: potentially China's next Li Na, Australia (AP) — China has begun its search for the next Li Na, and one of the juniors with the talent to replace the country's two-time Grand Slam champion may speak better English than she does Chinese.By JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisEventsMen's sportsChinaAustraliaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaOceaniaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 11:16:50 GMTIndonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in controls when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.By NINIEK KARMINIiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndonesiaJavaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 11:33:50 GMTMeasles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases ANGELES (AP) — A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases.aGeneral newsDisease outbreaksPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 10:46:21 GMTItaly lawmakers vote for new president in test for Renzi (AP) — Lawmakers cast ballots Thursday for a new Italian president in a vote testing Premier Matteo Renzi's abilty to rally his divided party behind his reform agenda and a single candidate.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 12:06:09 GMTWHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday.By MARIA CHENGiHealthDisease outbreaksEpidemicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthSierra LeoneGuineaLiberiaWest AfricaUnited KingdomAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 11:21:19 GMTRights group blasts Iraqi, Syrian governments over extremism (AP) — Human Rights Watch says the rise of the Islamic State group is among the world's top challenges and blames "sectarian and abusive" policies of the Iraqi and Syrian governments for fueling extremism.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment policyGovernment and politicsRadicalismSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaIraqMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 09:31:39 GMTGorbachev warns of military conflict between Russia, West (AP) — Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the confrontation between Russia and the West could spill into all-out war.iGeneral newsCold WarEventsGovernment and politicsRussiaSoviet UnionUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 10:52:59 GMTRights group blasts IS for atrocities, Iraq, Syria policies (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday blasted Islamic State militants over their atrocities, but also criticized the Syrian and Iraqi governments over what the New York-based group described as "sectarian and abusive" policies that fuel extremism.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsBeirutSyriaIraqMiddle EastUnited StatesLebanonNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 10:51:12 GMTLaser co-creator Charles Townes, a Nobel laureate, dies, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.By LISA LEFFhtGeneral newsScienceTechnologyWeapons technologyObituariesBerkeleyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 10:36:48 GMTJapan says it trusts Jordan to help Islamic State hostage (AP) — Japan said it was putting its trust in Jordan to help gain the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants, after the latest message purportedly from his captors extended until sundown Thursday in the Middle East the deadline for the Jordanians to release an Iraqi prisoner.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsJordanAmmanJapanSyriaIraqMiddle EastTokyoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 09:38:26 GMTBus crashes into fuel truck in Afghanistan, 23 killed, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 23 people died and 31 were injured when a bus crashed into a fuel truck on a narrow road in southern Zabul province.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 10:07:46 GMTWilliams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open final, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams came up with a big service winner to close out the tiebreaker, and bounced around behind the baseline like she'd won a title.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 29 Jan 2015 08:58:47 GMT2 dead, officer injured in South Philadelphia house fire (AP) — Two people have died in an early morning fire in South Philadelphia.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 11:55:26 GMTNew deadline approaches in Islamic State hostage crisis (AP) — A sunset deadline was approaching Thursday in the Middle East for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner or face the death of a captured Jordanian air force pilot, according to the latest threat purportedly issued by the Islamic State group.By ELAINE KURTENBACH and KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAmmanJordanJapanSyriaIraqMiddle EastTokyoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 12:05:45 GMTAs Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag — a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove by, a similar white banner flying from their windows.By VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesSyriaIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 10:21:19 GMTUganda: Mass trial over alleged terror ties to start, Uganda (AP) — A dozen suspects have appeared in a Ugandan court to face charges, including murder and terrorism, amid what local officials say is the budding threat of Islamic here.iGeneral newsRadicalismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsUgandaKampalaEast AfricaAfrica, 29 Jan 2015 11:54:21 GMTFrance: Crew tried to eject in NATO jet crash that killed 11 (AP) — The head of France's air force says the crash of a NATO jet in Spain that left 11 people dead, including nine French airmen, came after the Greek crew tried to eject from the plane during a failed takeoff.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsFranceSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 11:34:19 GMTWorker dies on Taiwan film lot to be used for Scorsese movie, Taiwan (AP) — A worker was killed in an accident Thursday at a Taiwanese film lot during preparations for the shooting of a new Martin Scorsese movie, media reports said.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 11:21:58 GMTMcIlroy a shot behind clubhouse leaders at Dubai Classic, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy bogeyed the final hole to miss out on a share of the clubhouse lead during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 10:02:24 GMTGerman unemployment up to 7 pct in Jan amid seasonal factors (AP) — German unemployment rose to 7 percent in January, but the increase was due largely to seasonal factors and the Federal Labor Agency says the job market remains strong.fBusinessEconomyLabor economyGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 09:37:02 GMTObama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending (AP) — President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by both Democrats and Republicans and signed by Obama into law.By JOSH LEDERMANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment programsPolitical partiesLegislatureNational securityGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyPolitical organizationsMilitary and defense, 29 Jan 2015 11:50:40 GMTEU parliament president to meet with new Greek government, Greece (AP) — The European Parliament's president is to be the first European official to visit Athens, a day after announcements by Greece's nascent radical left government on rolling back a series of key budget commitments sent the country's stock market plummeting.By ELENA BECATOROSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGreeceEuropeAthensWestern Europe, 29 Jan 2015 11:41:31 GMTMiners rally in Prague to demand brown coal mining expansion (AP) — Hundreds of miners are rallying in Prague to pressure the government to allow the expansion of brown coal mining in northern Czech Republic.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryCzech RepublicPragueEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 11:39:27 GMTMother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.By SADIE GURMAN and P. SOLOMON BANDAaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 10:34:31 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Sharapova doesn't dream tennis, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova has played at the Australian Open for 12 years, but she apparently still has some trouble with a strong Aussie accent.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisMusicCelebrityEventsWomen's sportsMen's sportsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 29 Jan 2015 08:55:50 GMT'The Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77 (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsObituariesHealthBooks and literatureEntertainmentAustraliaNorfolk IslandSydneyOceania, 29 Jan 2015 11:38:45 GMTMalaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday officially declared the crash of Flight 370 an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims.iGeneral newsAccidentsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Search and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsMalaysiaKuala LumpurIndian OceanSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 10:40:14 GMTNews Guide: A look at the Islamic State hostage crisis new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands. Here's a look at the latest twists and turns in this crisis.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHostage situationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsJordanJapanMiddle EastEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 09:08:47 GMT