FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Feb 2015 21:55:46 -0800GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials HILL, Md. (AP) — As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House.By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsConservatismPolitical partiesEconomyImmigrationNational electionsElectionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 03:46:55 GMTSteen scores winner in SO to lift Blues past Jets, Manitoba (AP) — Alexander Steen got the winning goal in the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsWinnipegManitobaCanadaNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:42:47 GMTGunman kills 3, found dead in South Korean city: police, South Korea (AP) — A gunman shot and killed three people Friday before he was found dead at a home in a city near the capital Seoul in the second such incident in three days, police officials said.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 05:38:21 GMTEmployer: Man accused in IS group plot was about to quit job YORK (AP) — The employer of one of three men charged with plotting to help the Islamic State group says the suspect was about to quit his restaurant job.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrime, 27 Feb 2015 05:44:51 GMTNetflix's 'House of Cards' returns in full for 3rd season YORK (AP) — Michael Kelly did everything he could to stay under the radar.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainment, 27 Feb 2015 05:16:46 GMTUnidentified attackers hack US blogger to death in Dhaka, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent U.S. blogger, known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, has been hacked to death by unidentified attackers in Bangladesh's capital, police said Friday.By JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 04:27:29 GMTNic Moore scores 16 points, No. 21 SMU beats Memphis 66-57, Tenn. (AP) — Nic Moore scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and No. 21 SMU pulled away to beat Memphis 66-57 on Thursday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:53:54 GMTEarl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86 Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.By The Associated PresssSportsObituariesAfrican-AmericansMen's basketballCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 27 Feb 2015 05:47:35 GMTHong Kong woman gets 6 years in Indonesian maid abuse case KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court sentenced a mother of two to six years in prison on Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that triggered outrage over its brutality.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 05:13:55 GMTBoat capsizes off Macau, 15 people missing (AP) — A suspected people-smuggling boat carrying 19 people capsized off the Chinese territory of Macau on Friday, leaving 15 people missing, the Macau government and Chinese state media said.iGeneral newsMissing personsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 04:34:36 GMTNo. 19 Stanford women defeat No. 7 Oregon State 69-58, Ore. (AP) — Lili Thompson scored 13 points and No. 19 Stanford snapped No. 7 Oregon's State's 21-game home winning streak with a 69-58 victory Thursday night.By ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsOregonCorvallisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:07:51 GMTPot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city (AP) — The new mayor of the nation's capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsLegislatureLocal governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:01:18 GMTCrawford stops 20 shots for 3-0 win over Panthers, Fla. (AP) — Teuvo Teravainen got off to a quick start in his first game since being recalled from the minor leagues.By PAUL GEREFFIsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:48:00 GMTPrince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince (AP) — Britain's Prince William, on his second day of his four-day trip to Japan, is having tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentJapanUnited KingdomTokyoEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 05:05:42 GMTJohnson's 15 points leads No. 7 Arizona past Colorado,, Colo. (AP) — Stanley Johnson scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half and No. 7 Arizona easily beat struggling Colorado 82-54 on Thursday night.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsCollege sportsArizonaColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:17:48 GMTToday in History is Friday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2015. There are 307 days left in the year.By The Associated Pressa1990-91 Gulf WarConstitutional amendmentsAccidents and disastersEventsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryWar and unrestUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:57 GMTLate 3 lifts Missouri women over No. 12 Texas A&M 70-69 STATION, Texas (AP) — Maddie Stock made the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left to give Missouri women a 70-69 upset over No. 12 Texas A&M on Thursday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsTexasMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 03:35:04 GMTCuban cigar makers anticipate big bucks from US travelers (AP) — Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos" sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiBusinessGeneral newsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsEventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 05:03:10 GMTJapan data signal slow recovery, despite lower energy costs (AP) — Japanese factories churned out more machinery and electronic devices in January as export shipments rose, but lower energy costs due to cheaper crude oil failed to provide a long-awaited boost to consumer spending.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 04:56:14 GMTObama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated what he called "the central role that African-Americans have played in every aspect of American life."By STACY A. ANDERSONwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansSocial issuesSocial affairsSelmaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:01:35 GMT2 vandalism suspects rescued after being stranded on cliff FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men suspected of vandalizing a historic military structure at a national park north of San Francisco had to be rescued by authorities after they were stranded on a steep cliff while trying to escape.aGeneral newsVandalismCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 05:34:50 GMTSyria expels 2 key UN humanitarian staffers NATIONS (AP) — The Syrian government expelled two key U.N. humanitarian staffers because of their contact with armed opposition groups while trying to arrange aid deliveries — a decision that could harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city, the U.N. humanitarian chief says.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyHumanitarian crisesCivil warsHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsInternational relationsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 27 Feb 2015 05:16:10 GMTNo. 6 Lady Vols beat slumping Georgia 70-59, Ga. (AP) — Cierra Burdick scored 18 points and No. 6 Tennessee bounced back from its only SEC loss of the season to beat Georgia 70-59 on Thursday night, giving the Lady Bulldogs their longest losing streak in 38 years.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsCollege basketballAthlete injuriesWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsAthlete healthGriffinAthensTennesseeGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:12:08 GMTBush: I'm a conservative, with a record of fiscal prudence BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In an impassioned speech to an influential anti-tax group, Jeb Bush ticked though eight years of tax cuts and economic growth during his time as Florida governor, and said it could be done nationally.By THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 03:54:48 GMTThe big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth.By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsScienceWeatherGlaciersOceansEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateAntarctica, 27 Feb 2015 05:11:03 GMTNic Moore scores 14 points, No. 21 SMU beats Memphis 66-57, Tenn. (AP) — Nic Moore scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and No. 21 SMU pulled away to beat Memphis 66-57 on Thursday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:36:14 GMTNo charges yet for pickup driver in train crash 'mistake', Calif. (AP) — Investigators on Thursday were trying to determine why a pickup truck driver mistakenly turned onto railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train, and prosecutors said they would await more answers before deciding to file charges.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsHit-and-runAccidentsCrimeAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:16:58 GMTJudge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question.By DAVE CAMPBELL and JON KRAWCZYNSKIaGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationLegal proceedingsSports governanceMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLaw and orderProfessional footballFootball, 27 Feb 2015 03:46:48 GMTMaple Leafs hold off Flyers after big trade (AP) — In their first game without the traded David Clarkson, Jonathan Bernier made 47 saves and Toronto Maple Leafs earned a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTorontoPhiladelphiaOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaUnited States, 27 Feb 2015 04:02:07 GMTHollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal, Philippines (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013.By BULLIT MARQUEZiGeneral newsClimateNatural disastersEnvironmental concernsAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherEnvironment and natureEnvironmentGovernment and politicsPhilippinesFranceManilaParisSoutheast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Feb 2015 04:39:03 GMTOfficial: Remains of 3 recovered from Washington state fire, Wash. (AP) — Investigators have recovered the remains of three people from the debris of a fire that destroyed a home in the southwest Washington community of Winlock early Thursday, a police chief said.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 05:14:32 GMTInvestigators find 32,000 emails in IRS probe (AP) — Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislature hearingsLegislaturePolitical scandalsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPolitical issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:10:29 GMTFijians get to design new flag as nation ditches Union Jack, New Zealand (AP) — Fijians will get the opportunity to design a new flag as the country prepares to ditch Britain's Union Jack.iGeneral newsFijiNew ZealandOceania, 27 Feb 2015 05:33:53 GMTLA teachers, union leaders rally amid stalled talks ANGELES (AP) — Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park on Thursday in demand of higher wages and smaller class sizes amid stalled contract negotiations.By CHRISTINE ARMARIOaBusinessGeneral newsLabor negotiationsEducationLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsTeachingPersonnelLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 05:52:59 GMTNHL Capsules, Fla. (AP) — Corey Crawford earned his second shutout of the season in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew YorkOhioBuffaloColumbusNashvillePhiladelphiaNew York CityWinnipegTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennesseePennsylvaniaManitobaCanadaOntario, 27 Feb 2015 04:41:35 GMTLos Angeles police ID suspect in fatal street race ANGELES (AP) — Police on Thursday asked for the public's help to find the suspected driver of a Ford Mustang that veered out of control during a street race in the San Fernando Valley and plowed into spectators, killing two men and critically injuring a third.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 03:34:45 GMTHong Kong court sentences woman to 6 years in jail for abusing Indonesian maid KONG (AP) — Hong Kong court sentences woman to 6 years in jail for abusing Indonesian maid.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 04:23:30 GMTWalker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism HILL, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world.By STEVE PEOPLESaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTerrorismState governmentsPolitical partiesForeign policyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestPolitical organizationsGovernment policyInternational relationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 03:34:14 GMTVenezuela newspaper that opposed Chavez ends daily edition, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuela newspaper started by a former guerrilla as a forum to criticize the socialist revolution started by the late President Hugo Chavez is ending its daily print edition amid a shortage of newsprint and what it says is a pattern of government harassment.By JORGE RUEDAiBusinessGeneral newsNewspapersNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 04:42:04 GMTNo. 13 Utah routs Arizona St 83-41 with dominant first half LAKE CITY (AP) — Delon Wright scored 12 points and did a little bit of everything as No. 13 Utah trounced Arizona State 83-41.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArizonaUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 05:50:04 GMTLeBron scores 42, Cavs beat Warriors for 18th win in last 20 (AP) — LeBron James says he isn't about personal statements. He made one anyway Thursday night.sSportsMen's sportsNBA FinalsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsClevelandTorontoOhioUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 27 Feb 2015 05:39:25 GMTParents of slain journalist James Foley: US should do more, Ariz. (AP) — The government — and the press — failed to do enough to save the life of the freelance journalist who was the first American killed by Islamic State militants, James Foley's parents said at a university forum Thursday.By ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsHostage situationsNewspapersKidnappingGovernment policyGovernment and politicsJournalistsNews mediaMediaCrimeUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:20:12 GMTDubnyk wins his 14th with Wild in 4-2 win over Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have been playing very well since trading for Devan Dubnyk in January. Winning in the toughest building this season in the NHL has given them another nice confidence boost.By TERESA M. WALKERsSportsMen's sportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMinnesotaNashvilleUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennessee, 27 Feb 2015 05:28:10 GMTNo. 13 Kentucky women snap 3-game skid, beat Arkansas 56-51, Ark. (AP) — Bria Goss scored 11 points and forced a key turnover late to help No. 13 Kentucky hold on to beat Arkansas 56-51 on Thursday night and snap its three-game losing skid.sSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsArkansasKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 03:36:20 GMTNo. 24 California women beat Oregon 74-59, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Boyd had 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting and handed out six assists as No. 24 California women beat Oregon 74-59 Thursday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsOregonEugeneCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 04:18:03 GMTAsian stock markets lackluster after Wall Street decline (AP) — Asian stocks were lackluster Friday after U.S. markets drifted lower and Japan reported faster growth in factory output but weaker retail sales.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 27 Feb 2015 03:45:43 GMTNo. 2 South Carolina women top No. 11 Mississippi St. 69-50, S.C. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell had another player-of-the-year performance to bring No. 2 South Carolina another Southeastern Conference title.By PETE IACOBELLIsSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 03:31:31 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 04:09:34 GMTTop-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinals, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the Mexico Open semifinals.sSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Feb 2015 03:31:31 GMTSabres stun Canucks 6-3 on Mitchell's 2 goals, N.Y. (AP) — With their top two scorers missing, Chris Stewart and the Buffalo Sabres scored their most goals in three months.By NICK MENDOLAsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 03:56:20 GMT