FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 Mar 2015 09:26:13 -0800Homeowners group relents, Oks playhouse for girl with cancer CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young girl with leukemia who asked for a playhouse in her backyard will get her wish, after a homeowners association that initially rejected the idea relented.aGeneral newsCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:42:36 GMTWisconsin Assembly sends right-to-work bill to Gov. Walker, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers voted Friday to make their state the 25th to enact right-to-work legislation, pushing a fast-tracked bill through the Assembly after an overnight debate and sending it on to Gov. Scott Walker for his promised signature.By TODD RICHMOND and SCOTT BAUERaBusinessGovernment and politics2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsUnited States Presidential ElectionLegislationCampaignsState legislatureNational electionsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesEventsLegislatureWisconsinMadisonRichmondUnited StatesNorth AmericaIndiana, 06 Mar 2015 16:28:33 GMTUS stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect YORK (AP) — Stocks dropped on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs survey raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S. government bond prices fell after the report.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeFinancial servicesIndustriesCommodity marketsLabor economyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:01:53 GMTMexico finds 2nd mummified body in glacier CITY (AP) — Climbers have found a second mummified body in a glacier on Mexico's tallest peak.iGeneral newsGlaciersNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 16:45:06 GMTCBS' Plante returns to Selma 50 years later YORK (AP) — Fifty years after covering the civil rights marches in Selma for CBS News, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante is returning to Alabama for this weekend's commemorations still working for the same news organization.By DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentRace and ethnicityTV newsAfrican-AmericansSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaTelevisionHuman rights and civil libertiesSelmaUnited StatesAlabamaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:30:26 GMTFox's Kelly, author Sandberg agree: Do laundry, guys YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg agree: Chore play can work at home.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 06 Mar 2015 16:49:51 GMTFather of Ohio teen poisoned by caffeine powder files suit, Ohio (AP) — The father of an Ohio teenager who died after ingesting caffeine powder is suing online retailer and companies that distribute the powder, blaming them for not providing proper warnings about its dangers.htGeneral newsHealthLifestyleTechnologyParentingRelationshipsEducationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial affairsLorainOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:27:17 GMTResidents: Boko Haram readies for battle in NE Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an intelligence officer said.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 17:10:55 GMTEuro drops toward parity with dollar (AP) — The euro could soon be doing something it's only done a couple of times in its 16-year existence — trading 1-to-1 with the dollar.By PAN PYLASfBusinessCurrency marketsFinancial crisisEconomyTravelFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesLifestyleUnited KingdomEuropeGreeceUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:09:25 GMTPolice: Professor had given ex-convict $37K before killing, Fla. (AP) — Police say a retired University of Florida professor was killed by an ex-convict to whom he'd given $37,000 in recent years.By JASON DEARENaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGainesvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:27:09 GMTDead man elected in Vermont after death info withheld, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who died the day before a town meeting vote was elected to serve on the select board after officials withheld information about the death citing state campaign laws.aGeneral newsCampaignsElectionsGovernment and politicsVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:34:32 GMTDavis Cup: Laaksonen gives Switzerland 1-0 lead over Belgium, Belgium (AP) — Henri Laaksonen rallied from two sets down to beat Ruben Bemelmans and give defending champion Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Belgium in the first round of the Davis Cup on Friday.sSportsDavis CupMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsSwitzerlandBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 17:07:20 GMTWest Virginia overrides veto, bans abortions after 20 weeks, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have overridden the governor's veto on a bill that prohibits abortion after 20 weeks.By JONATHAN MATTISEaGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureGovernment and politicsLegislationWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:28:31 GMTWitness: Aaron Hernandez DNA matched butt at crime scene RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A crime lab scientist testifying in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified that his DNA matched DNA found on a cigarette butt at the crime scene.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeViolent crimeFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:17:11 GMTFuneral home wants $35,000 it spent on Ernie Banks' funeral (AP) — The funeral home that handled services for Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks has jumped into the legal battle over the estate of the Hall of Famer with a claim for more than $35,000 it says it has not been paid.By DON BABWINsSportsFunerals and memorial servicesGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:32:52 GMTDocumentary filmmaker Albert Mayles dies at 88 YORK (AP) — Documentary maker Albert Maysles has died. He was 88.By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesObituaries, 06 Mar 2015 17:23:43 GMTRunways open at LaGuardia after plane that skidded removed YORK (AP) — The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice.By MEGHAN BARR and SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsWeather, 06 Mar 2015 16:47:27 GMTHarrison Ford's love of flight marked by mishaps, service ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies.By LYNN ELBER and TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesSanta MonicaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:25:05 GMTNCAA: Syracuse men's basketball committed academic, drug, gifts violations; faces penalties, N.Y. (AP) — NCAA: Syracuse men's basketball committed academic, drug, gifts violations; faces penalties.sSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballAthlete recruitingBasketballSports governanceCollege sportsDopingEventsMen's sportsSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:23:04 GMTApple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average YORK (AP) — In the Dow's elite club, Apple is in and AT&T is out.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyStock marketsFinancial marketsCorporate stockCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:28 GMTDirector Stephen Daldry on dogs, 'Wicked' and 'Billy Elliot' YORK (AP) — Director Stephen Daldry has two shows opening on Broadway this season and that means juggling two sets of casts — both human and doggie.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesPerforming artsEntertainmentLondonEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 16:48:27 GMTBerlusconi ends community service sentence for tax fraud (AP) — Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has completed his community service stint on an Alzheimer's ward, part of a tax-fraud sentence.iGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeItalyMilanWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 16:39:33 GMTLeadership-allied group's ads thank GOP lawmakers (AP) — A political group that backs House Republican leaders started running television and digital ads Friday to thank GOP lawmakers who voted this week for a bill funding the Homeland Security Department.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsMilitary and defense, 06 Mar 2015 16:51:51 GMTGrandma charged after toddler found wandering in only boots (AP) — A Pittsburgh woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of her 2-year-old granddaughter after the girl was found outside in the cold naked, wearing only a pair of boots.aGeneral newsCrimeCrimes against childrenPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:20:34 GMTSAfrican president's children stable after car accident (AP) — The South African president's spokesman says three of the president's children and their cousin have been in a car accident.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 17:20:13 GMTGreeks still hope for change despite government's stumble, Greece (AP) — Cleaning ladies who have waged Greece's longest-running anti-austerity protest have camped outside a finance ministry building in Athens for nearly two years with one goal — getting their state-paid jobs back.By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and ELENA BECATOROSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyRecessions and depressionsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGreeceEuropeAthensWestern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 17:17:40 GMTSolid US jobs report: 295K positions added; rate at 5.5 pct. (AP) — A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace in 17 years. Yet the strong job gains did little to raise wages last month.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthLabor economyEconomyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:23:08 GMTIllinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars, Ill. (AP) — The two rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad officials said.aBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyAccidentsFiresAccidents and disastersTransportationEnergy industryIndustriesIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:17:42 GMTUK broadcasters say they'll hold election debates without PM (AP) — British broadcasters say they will proceed with a series of televised election debates even though Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will only participate in one.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsElectionsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 16:54:17 GMTLew tells Congress of emergency measures to avoid debt limit (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Friday that he will start using the package of emergency measures he has used in the past to keep the federal government from going over the debt limit next week.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and finance, 06 Mar 2015 17:23:09 GMT5th Wesleyan student arrested in club drug overdoses, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested a fifth Wesleyan University student on drug charges stemming from on-campus overdoses that sent a dozen people to the hospital.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderMiddletownConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:06:36 GMTRailway now says 21 cars derailed from oil train in Illinois, Ill. (AP) — BNSF Railway now says a total of 21 cars derailed in an accident involving an oil train in western Illinois, and that a resulting fire continues to burn.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsTransportationFiresAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:06:11 GMTMatt Ford opens 1-shot lead after Africa Open 2nd round LONDON, South Africa (AP) — Matt Ford opened a one-shot lead at the Africa Open on Friday after a second-round 66 took him to 11 under par.sSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 06 Mar 2015 16:34:10 GMTOhio home pelted by eggs for a year; police can't crack case, Ohio (AP) — An 85-year-old man says his suburban Cleveland home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, and police haven't been able to crack the unusual case despite stakeouts, questioning neighbors, installing a surveillance camera and even testing eggshells as evidence.aGeneral newsOdditiesOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:23:00 GMTKremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody (AP) — Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisProtests and demonstrationsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsNationalismViolent crimeCrimeEventsPolitical and civil unrestTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestMoscowRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 16:30:22 GMTPolice release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack (AP) — The gunman who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed Parliament before being shot to death believed Canada had no right to involve its military in Afghanistan and that Canadian soldiers are "not even safe in your own land."By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsCanadaOttawaNorth AmericaOntario, 06 Mar 2015 16:50:22 GMTParaguayan journalist shot to death along Brazil border, Paraguay (AP) — A Paraguayan radio journalist has been shot to death in a Brazilian city bordering a crime-ridden area that is a hotbed for drugs and arms smuggling, officials said on Friday.By PEDRO SERVINiGeneral newsJournalistsDrug-related crimeNews mediaMediaViolent crimeCrimeParaguayBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 17:19:56 GMT'Heroic' Detroit judge was wounded trying to protect family (AP) — A federal judge who was shot in the leg and wounded acted heroically by trying to keep the assailants out of his Detroit home and away from his family, a prosecutor said Friday.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsNational courtsViolent crimeCrimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryDetroitUnited StatesMichiganNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:31:42 GMTAP NewsBreak: Ferguson leaders, DOJ officials to meet again LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson city leaders will meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks and provide a plan for ways to improve the police department following a scathing report released this week, Mayor James Knowles III said Friday.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriMunicipal governmentsEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:02:23 GMTUS backs Tunisia's efforts to improve investment appeal, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's new government gave an inaugural performance this week by hosting a U.S.-sponsored conference on investment and entrepreneurship designed to boost international confidence in the struggling new democracy.By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA and BEN WIACEKiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsTunisiaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:10:41 GMTPair pilfer $9,000 worth of underwear from Wyoming store, Wyo. (AP) — Police say a man and woman have stolen more than $9,000 worth of women's undergarments from a department store in Wyoming's capital.aGeneral newsOdditiesWyomingCheyenneUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:45:16 GMTIdaho authorities: No booze during 'Fifty Shades of Grey', Idaho (AP) — Idaho authorities are telling movie theaters serving alcohol that they can't provide drinks during showings of the erotic blockbuster "Fifty Shades of Grey."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesMoviesEntertainmentAdult entertainmentSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsIdahoBoiseUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:30:55 GMTMatt Ford takes 1-shot lead after 2nd round of Africa Open LONDON, South Africa (AP) — Matt Ford opened a one-shot lead at the Africa Open on Friday after a 6-under 66 in the second round.sSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsSouth AfricaAfricaLondonEnglandSouthern AfricaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 16:51:04 GMTColorful 'body sculptor' finishes testimony in murder trial (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist finished testifying Friday in her cosmetic-surgery murder trial but not before she asked to say something more to the jury.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:58:17 GMTProspect of higher interest rates sends stocks, bonds lower YORK (AP) — The prospect of higher interest rates is sending U.S. stock and bond prices lower in midday trading.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:56:15 GMTMan soliciting for Islamic State charity reported at Harvard, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University police are investigating reports that a man came to the university's Kennedy School of Government to solicit donations for a charity connected to the Islamic State.aGeneral newsCharity fundraisingPhilanthropySocial affairsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 17:28:23 GMTCurtis Stone gets behind the camera, back into the kitchen ANGELES (AP) — Success came early and strong for Curtis Stone. By his 20s, the Australian was cooking in London's top restaurants. By 30, he'd made the jump to television.By CHRISTINE ARMARIOeArts and entertainmentFood and drinkLifestyleTelevision programsEntertainmentChefsCookingRestaurantsCelebrityBooks and literatureAustraliaLos AngelesUnited StatesOceaniaCaliforniaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 16:20:46 GMTDanes want Swedish province to join 'Greater Copenhagen', Denmark (AP) — Denmark lost the province of Scania to Sweden more than 350 years ago. Now the Danes want it back — at least for marketing purposes.By JAN M. OLSENiBusinessGeneral newsDenmarkCopenhagenSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 17:27:50 GMTMilitants attack oil field in central Libya, kill 8, Libya (AP) — Militants attacked an oil field in central Libya on Friday, killing eight guards before setting it ablaze in the latest in a spate of attacks on petroleum facilities blamed on a local Islamic State affiliate.By ESAM MOHAMEDiBusinessGeneral newsMilitant groupsEnergy industryIndustriesWar and unrestLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 17:17:56 GMTGreek ultra-right lawmaker cleared over TV talk show slap, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a Nazi-inspired Greek party was acquitted Friday of a charge stemming from an attack on two female left-wing colleagues during a live TV talk show.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNazismViolent crimeCrimeTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 16:58:01 GMT