FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:50:25 -08:00Poland tells EU: We value democracy, respect our sovereigntyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8c6e495f6db4f1c8ada40c602412f3cMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:27:18 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Foreign Ministry says it has written to the European Union in response to the bloc's recommendations on rule of law in the country, the latest step in a standoff between Warsaw's populist government and EU officials concerned about weakening democratic standards.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8c6e495f6db4f1c8ada40c602412f3cSpecial delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5ad12d579414472adca3835efd67728Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:46:00 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5ad12d579414472adca3835efd67728Sleek superyacht seized in Gibraltar over $16.2M debt claimhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/279bc6e6bd384c5e9ba7365a04f329daMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:18:55 GMTMADRID (AP) — Authorities in Gibraltar say they have seized one of the largest and most advanced superyachts in the world over an unsettled bill dispute between its owner and its German builder.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/279bc6e6bd384c5e9ba7365a04f329daUK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump invite for state visithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/900d257ede094ab78e8101c875e0346dMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:44:58 GMTLONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump should not be afforded the "rare privilege" of a state visit, a British opposition lawmaker said Monday, as Parliament debated a call for Trump's invitation to be downgraded and stripped of its royal seal of approval.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/900d257ede094ab78e8101c875e0346dNepal sets much-delayed village and municipal polls for Mayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb247d52dd0846fd849b92c29e8f4c84Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:21:18 GMTKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government announced Monday that much-delayed but crucial elections for village councils and towns will be held in May, the first such polls in two decades.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb247d52dd0846fd849b92c29e8f4c84APNewsBreak: New York pays $3M to family of molested boyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbe9ee97cc1f4d2dbfaeff8d3fcbd6a8Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:23:41 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbe9ee97cc1f4d2dbfaeff8d3fcbd6a8WhatsApp adds 'status' feature in not do past and futurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5e0621b1b6242abbbd5f401de285bafMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:22:30 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — In a nod to its past as well as its future, WhatsApp is adding a "status" feature that lets users tell their contacts what they are up to.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5e0621b1b6242abbbd5f401de285bafUS Bishops join Mexico colleagues, denounce 'Santa Muerte'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9564ca09ca5741d09498d65232b9bed4Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:55:40 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bishops in the United States are denouncing La Santa Muerte — the skeleton folk saint in Mexico linked to the illicit drug trade.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9564ca09ca5741d09498d65232b9bed4US Defense Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a whilehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddd55e3c58d04fb180ac369e25d1f0a5Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:06:37 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddd55e3c58d04fb180ac369e25d1f0a5North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libyahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d57b1c04160c484f8707dcb8ecb714f3Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:23:30 GMTTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighboring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats said Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d57b1c04160c484f8707dcb8ecb714f3Students protest amid school closures in Guineahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73e9ef580c5048038a0ef5eaeb491953Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:04:23 GMTCONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Police in Guinea fired tear gas as hundreds of students armed with stones and sticks demonstrated Monday in the capital over strikes by teachers that have blocked them from going to classes for weeks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73e9ef580c5048038a0ef5eaeb491953Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32d5a2bf46ed4b33965375788a3b7cd6Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:26:58 GMTSOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32d5a2bf46ed4b33965375788a3b7cd6Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e07e51f13b74c66a45c228273034a86Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:15:39 GMTEnvironmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of New York City.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e07e51f13b74c66a45c228273034a86Rhode Island marks anniversary of club fire that killed 100http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0e1608f86344e628724a9d7d8662870Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:27:35 GMTWEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, and relatives of those who died, are marking the 14th anniversary of the blaze.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0e1608f86344e628724a9d7d8662870The Latest: Heavy downpours hit already soggy Californiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1175fb0678734d7699c8a257ec6fcb79Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:14:58 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1175fb0678734d7699c8a257ec6fcb79Chicago woman faces murder charge in baby's starvation deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/493483c81ecf4bea8ea3f35a920b5af7Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:46:28 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a Chicago woman faces a first-degree murder charge accusing her of starving her 2-month-old son to death in 2014.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/493483c81ecf4bea8ea3f35a920b5af7Pence tries to reassure anxious Europeans on US supporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eed7144c7d4b465fae2861939132e4d0Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:48:49 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eed7144c7d4b465fae2861939132e4d0Big hit for Bulls, 'Benny's Day Off' connects onlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41d188968aa7471e9ccdee803a89e960Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:37:49 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Dancing on the roof, microphone in hand as he lip-synched to "Twist and Shout," Benny the Bull was putting on quite a performance as his tricked-out black van rolled through downtown Chicago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41d188968aa7471e9ccdee803a89e960Liz Weston: How to put more in working-class pocketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfc0889a4110401abbdca29fd249d2e6Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:17:55 GMTThe American working class lost a shocking amount of wealth in recent decades as wages stagnated. Despite campaign promises, making up that lost ground will be no easy feat.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfc0889a4110401abbdca29fd249d2e6Police expand search for suspect in 2 Indiana girls' deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c96524339e145aea4dbad30722e9c5dMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:35:55 GMTDELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Authorities are expanding the search for a suspect in the killings of two girls who were found dead on a northern Indiana trail.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c96524339e145aea4dbad30722e9c5dNew York attorney general bids to become Trump's No. 1 enemyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21f53c6ff0e24ca68f6e2ff1660ab7bdMon, 20 Feb 2017 16:21:52 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21f53c6ff0e24ca68f6e2ff1660ab7bdAP Exclusive" Malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jailshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/680d2510aa3d46e1b0df72e4c77924bbMon, 20 Feb 2017 16:12:44 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dozens of emaciated men with sunken cheeks and protruding ribs lie silently in an infirmary at Haiti's largest prison, most too weak to stand. The corpse of an inmate who died miserably of malnutrition is shrouded beneath a plastic tarp.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/680d2510aa3d46e1b0df72e4c77924bbTrump wigs in big demand for Austrian carnival-goershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/562839ffb5374119a5f88465a1650353Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:19:01 GMTVIENNA (AP) — Just about everyone wants to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria — so much so that some costume rental shops have run out of wigs miming the U.S. president's signature hairstyle.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/562839ffb5374119a5f88465a1650353Former Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/869456ddee874f96ba4ac30dc074cd03Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:18:50 GMTLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/869456ddee874f96ba4ac30dc074cd03World stocks mostly rise as US remains shut for holidayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d571acfac6c84d84a5a27b8976596e98Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:19:19 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose Monday, though Wall Street remained shut for a holiday, as investors awaited key reports this week, including economic data, corporate earnings and minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d571acfac6c84d84a5a27b8976596e98Russian officials say their ambassador to United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died in New York City at 64http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21265741b5744ab2ab7f3001293662b2Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:33:54 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Russian officials say their ambassador to United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died in New York City at 64.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21265741b5744ab2ab7f3001293662b2Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c037624f7144acfbfdd8c68cd6c31e7Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:44:21 GMTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he's taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans to purchase.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c037624f7144acfbfdd8c68cd6c31e7Flying coach: Many universities are using private planeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aff26c834afb41368ac7525abebbcfefMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:14:18 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aff26c834afb41368ac7525abebbcfefGermany: 5 South Koreans convicted in fatal exorcism casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/300ff9d07db24df896e77776258f9a29Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:54:03 GMTBERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has convicted five South Korean citizens over the death of a relative in an exorcism ritual at a Frankfurt hotel in 2015.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/300ff9d07db24df896e77776258f9a29South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinkinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/092eb03f3a39489a89121a3f259015a4Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:23:23 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/092eb03f3a39489a89121a3f259015a4Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving carshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7b071b66c484ce8a7d0e4f16ba81c8aMon, 20 Feb 2017 16:27:35 GMTATLANTA (AP) — Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7b071b66c484ce8a7d0e4f16ba81c8aMissing Texas dad of 3 is found in Ohio, met someone onlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/896e2c3714e147689f70ed959c09e86dMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:07:52 GMTAKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say they've safely located a father of three whose mysterious disappearance from the San Antonio area spurred weeks of searching by his family and volunteers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/896e2c3714e147689f70ed959c09e86dEurozone, Greece reach deal on return of bailout inspectorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3eb29f3ac593466d9c7cd96322cba9feMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:04:56 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The eurozone's 19 finance ministers agreed Monday that officials from the institutions overseeing Greece's bailout will return to Athens to discuss in more detail the reforms it must make and hinted that the country won't be required to do much more austerity.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3eb29f3ac593466d9c7cd96322cba9feIran summons Turkish ambassador over Ankara's commentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/369e3b9ece9340b4b93c7360d0fe661fMon, 20 Feb 2017 16:15:49 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish ambassador to Tehran over the comments by his country's leaders at a Munich security conference over the weekend.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/369e3b9ece9340b4b93c7360d0fe661fMerkel's Algeria visit canceled because president falls illhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec7b6788361a48689bbbbe52d95e8960Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:02:45 GMTALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An attack of severe bronchitis suffered by long-ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika forced his country to call off a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the last minute on Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec7b6788361a48689bbbbe52d95e8960Israeli soldier to be sentenced Tuesday for manslaughterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca619bfd8b3a495498f48720cfc2f258Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:14:32 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army says a military court on Tuesday will sentence a soldier convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca619bfd8b3a495498f48720cfc2f258Christopher Kane mixes old and new for stellar London showhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c708054ed994b6399ee81bf769627ffMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:41:55 GMTLONDON (AP) — All eyes at London Fashion Week were eagerly awaiting the autumn-winter designs of Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey, a Monday night spectacle that caps four days of shows highlighting London's status as a fashion hub to rival Paris, Milan and New York.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c708054ed994b6399ee81bf769627ffFlorida prosecutors can seek death penalty despite questionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ae16d841f8b4b45aad8f48b1e013e26Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:47:24 GMTTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors can seek the death penalty in ongoing cases despite a state Supreme Court ruling that found a new death penalty law unconstitutional.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ae16d841f8b4b45aad8f48b1e013e26Russia's ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37365cc7d48b48a0a3e56b51e4b217e0Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:38:33 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Russian officials say its ambassador to the United Nations has died suddenly in New York City. Vitaly Churkin was 64.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37365cc7d48b48a0a3e56b51e4b217e0Storms, tornado damage dozens of homes in San Antonio areahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2d86448c0334bf991071b6c8023da16Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:25:08 GMTSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Severe storms, including at least one tornado, have wreaked widespread damage across parts of San Antonio, damaging dozens of homes but causing only minor injuries.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2d86448c0334bf991071b6c8023da16Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9af8e6ce87554421ba02f755dfdf1a8eMon, 20 Feb 2017 16:10:47 GMTQUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain Monday whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9af8e6ce87554421ba02f755dfdf1a8eLeaders of France, Spain, Germany and Italy to meet in Marchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8185a920223948e388cbdb5c9fb13a9cMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:06:50 GMTMADRID (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says he and the leaders of Spain, Italy and Germany will meet in early March to lay ground for a summit on the European Union's future after Britain's departure from the bloc.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8185a920223948e388cbdb5c9fb13a9cAP POLL ALERT: Baylor, Virginia tumble after losses; Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas stay Nos. 1-3 in men's hoopshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1493b7f8a4d44c7893ea7e2b27b85a27Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:01:18 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — AP POLL ALERT: Baylor, Virginia tumble after losses; Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas stay Nos. 1-3 in men's hoops.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1493b7f8a4d44c7893ea7e2b27b85a27German nationalist Petry met with Putin allieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cedbd858c0f499c91c4aac56ffb44dcMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:17:43 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Germany's most prominent nationalist politician has held talks with Russian lawmakers, including senior members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cedbd858c0f499c91c4aac56ffb44dcPortugal repays half of IMF loan, calls it sign of healthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c257b42966d24d5585a6aa3165f420e3Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:07:08 GMTLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's government says it has paid back to the International Monetary Fund half the money it received from the institution as part of a bailout in 2011, and says the early repayment is evidence the country is financially healthy again.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c257b42966d24d5585a6aa3165f420e3France to host Britain on indoor clay in Davis Cup quartershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92b31f16fb1c453e9bf3316e7c9e23a1Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:18:16 GMTPARIS (AP) — The Davis Cup quarterfinal between France and Britain will be staged on indoor clay in the Normandy city of Rouen.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92b31f16fb1c453e9bf3316e7c9e23a1French far-right chief says Assad solution to Syria crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0c660b63b68475db2c66620b8da323bMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:39:47 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen tried to raise her international profile and press her pro-Syria, pro-Christian stance with a visit to Lebanon on Monday, holding her first campaign meeting with a head of state.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0c660b63b68475db2c66620b8da323bUK's May says Lords must respect people's will on Brexithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4b88200ffe642799d6a665c270d5576Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:03:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — Britain's House of Lords launched a bid Monday to gain a greater say for Parliament over the terms of Britain's European Union exit, as Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers they must not hold up "what the British people want" by trying to delay the process.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4b88200ffe642799d6a665c270d5576Pence was disappointed Flynn gave him inaccurate informationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c412663a095143f58315c1857ca0b8c5Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:31:40 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Monday it was right to oust Michael Flynn as national security adviser for misleading him about the adviser's contacts with Russia.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c412663a095143f58315c1857ca0b8c5Israel arrests alleged Islamic State supporterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ba47d2dc9834b428d4eb65fc338dedcMon, 20 Feb 2017 16:27:54 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's domestic security agency says it arrested an Arab citizen suspected of activities linked to the Islamic State group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ba47d2dc9834b428d4eb65fc338dedc