FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Jan 2015 00:31:24 -0800Serena Williams thanks fan for the (free) advice, Australia (AP) — A fan cried out some advice that Serena Williams says helped her win a very tough fourth-round match.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 06:08:23 GMTJuror questioning to resume in Boston Marathon bombing trial (AP) — Jury selection is set to resume Monday in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).aGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 07:47:05 GMTSuper Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals, Ariz. (AP) — The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl and the legions of fans who are shelling out big bucks to see the big game.By JOSH HOFFNER and JACQUES BILLEAUDaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionNFL Super BowlHockeyProfessional footballDebt and bond marketsSports businessEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsProfessional hockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsFootballProfessional baseballBaseballFinancial marketsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 08:00:47 GMTSeekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood ANGELES (AP) — Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage, not to a deity but to something similar — the people they see on TV and in the movies.By JOHN ROGERSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTrafficTransportationOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 07:40:48 GMTSome Republican presidential hopefuls court evangelicals (AP) — Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsChristianityConservatism2016 United States Presidential ElectionPrimary electionsInternational relationsForeign policyPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsReligionSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsIowaHoustonLouisianaCharlotteUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexasNorth Carolina, 26 Jan 2015 08:01:40 GMTNew Jersey's Christie launches political action committee, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.By JILL COLVINpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingPolitical action committeesState governmentsPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 07:59:57 GMTBring on the quarterfinals: What to Watch at the Aussie Open, Australia (AP) — The quarterfinalists on the bottom half of both men's and women's singles draws play at the Australian Open on Tuesday, with plenty of familiar faces and rivalries and minus a few stars.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 08:16:14 GMTPanic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses, Colo. (AP) — One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he'd be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.By SADIE GURMAN and DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 08:12:16 GMTBill Haas escapes trouble to win Humana Challenge QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Bill Haas pulled off another imaginative escape to win the Humana Challenge.By JOHN NICHOLSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:51:37 GMTAP Source: Browns WR Josh Gordon fails another drug test (AP) — Josh Gordon's troubles have deepened. He may be out of chances — and time.By TOM WITHERSsSportsDopingSports governanceSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:40:04 GMTMiss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.By KELLI KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBeauty pageantsEntertainmentMiamiColombiaVenezuelaUnited StatesFloridaNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Jan 2015 06:05:04 GMTEuropean woman plunges to death in car from Abu Dhabi tower, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State media in the United Arab Emirates say a woman from Europe has died after her car plunged six stories from a parking lot in the capital, Abu Dhabi.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUnited Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiDubaiEuropeMiddle East, 26 Jan 2015 07:46:35 GMTNor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow YORK (AP) — Northeast residents are girding for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow.By VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherState governmentsTransportationFloodsStormsGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersNew YorkNew York CityBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 07:32:42 GMTWatt dances and dazzles at the Pro Bowl, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. brought some Wattage to the Pro Bowl with an array of athleticism and hip-shaking shimmying.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsNFL Pro BowlProfessional footballFootballEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:33:19 GMTWhat you need to know about the snow headed to the Northeast busy Northeast corridor prepared for a winter wallop that was expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow from northern New Jersey all the way up to Massachusetts. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the coming storm:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsAir travel disruptionsTransportation, 26 Jan 2015 07:38:32 GMTNotre Dame theologian known for books, liberal stands, dies BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut, according to the school. He was 78.By TOM COYNEaGeneral newsObituariesSouth BendConnecticutIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 06:16:30 GMTPilot safely rescued after ditching plane in sea off Hawaii (AP) — The pilot of a small plane ditched into the sea after running out of fuel 250 miles off Hawaii, but he was safely rescued after officials guided the stricken craft to the area of a cruise ship.aGeneral newsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 06:14:26 GMTAnalysis: GOP changes tune, calls for bipartisanship (AP) — Winners by far in last fall's elections, Republicans now demand bipartisanship from President Barack Obama as their due and the voters' desire.By DAVID ESPOwGovernment and politicsHealth care reformElectionsLegislatureEconomyPolitical partiesLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 08:06:05 GMTSerena Williams to meet Cibulkova in Aussie Open quarters, Australia (AP) — Motivated by a Grand Slam loss that stung her more than most, Serena Williams dug deep for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 comeback win over Garbine Muguruza on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 07:59:05 GMTAfghan economic crisis looms as foreign aid dollars depart, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as international aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after Western forces effectively ended their 13-year war against the Taliban.By RAHIM FAIEZ and LYNNE O'DONNELLiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisForeign aidPolitical corruptionMilitary facilitiesGovernment and politicsFinancial marketsInternational relationsPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 07:27:46 GMTHouse tea partyers face new resistance from GOP pragmatists (AP) — This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House's die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a higher number of establishment-friendly Republicans and a leadership push to "show we can govern" instead of throwing partisan brickbats.By CHARLES BABINGTONwGovernment and politicsElectionsLegislationPolitical partiesLegislatureConservatismNational electionsFilibustersPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 08:07:40 GMTSheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled (AP) — Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. They say one of the technology industry's most popular mobile apps could put officers' lives in danger from would-be police killers who can find where their targets are parked.By EILEEN SULLIVANhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyLaw enforcement technologyConsumer privacyCrimeTrafficLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceConsumer affairsGeneral newsTransportationUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 08:07:13 GMTAirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia is scrapping fuel surcharges on tickets following the decline in global oil prices.iBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 26 Jan 2015 05:22:23 GMTMiguel Angel Jimenez wins Champions Tour opener, Hawaii (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez rallied to win the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship, birdieing six of the final nine holes Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Mark O'Meara.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfHawaiiKailua-KonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:34:57 GMTMalaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for IS KONG (AP) — Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the militant Islamic State group.By KELVIN CHANhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Industrial products and servicesIndustriesOnline mediaMediaEventsMalaysiaHong KongEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaMiddle East, 26 Jan 2015 07:43:14 GMTGreece's Syriza seeks coalition partners after poll win, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-wing Syriza party is preparing to launch coalition talks hours after a landmark general election victory fought on a pledge to rewrite the country's massive bailout deal with the eurozone.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 07:33:46 GMTJury could be seated in murder trial of ex-Patriot Hernandez RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A jury could be seated in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCelebrityLegal proceedingsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCrimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 07:43:54 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: NFL talk, Serena's free advice, Australia (AP) — And, now onto the Super Bowl.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisProfessional footballEventsWomen's sportsMen's sportsFootballMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 08:11:45 GMTObama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.By JULIE PACE and MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParadesRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew DelhiIndiaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 07:55:16 GMTWatt gets 2 turnovers, dances in friendly Pro Bowl, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Watt danced, Jimmy Graham dunked, Odell Beckham Jr. dazzled.By BOB BAUMsSportsNFL Pro BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballArizonaHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:23:33 GMTAer Lingus confirms IAG takeover bid at 2.55 euros per share (AP) — Aer Lingus announced Monday that British Airways parent IAG has made an improved takeover offer of 2.55 euros ($2.85) per share, and the board of the Irish airline says it is seriously considering the proposal.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKfBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsDublinIrelandUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 07:56:50 GMTUnmanned drones could play key roles in food supply (AP) — Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.By MARY CLARE JALONICKhtGovernment and politicsDrone aircraftAgriculture and the environmentTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGeneral newsAgricultureIndustriesMaterials industryEnvironmentEnvironment and nature, 26 Jan 2015 08:02:26 GMTDefending champ Wawrinka into Australian Open quarterfinals, Australia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka stayed in contention for a second consecutive Australian Open title with a 7-6 (2) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8) win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 05:44:02 GMTMedical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.By LINDSEY TANNERaHealthMedical marijuanaMedical researchChild and teen healthMedicationHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairs, 26 Jan 2015 06:20:55 GMTPatrol: 4 dead, 1 injured in pickup-SUV crash in Colorado (AP) — Authorities say four people are dead and one is injured following a crash in Weld County in northeastern Colorado.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 07:03:36 GMTAsia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsParliamentary electionsNational electionsStock marketsPolitical partiesFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyElectionsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsPolitical organizationsSouth KoreaGreeceJapanEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Jan 2015 06:52:20 GMTBryan brothers out in 3rd round of Australian Open doubles, Australia (AP) — Mike and Bob Bryan lost in the third round of men's doubles at the Australian Open on Monday, the second straight year the twin brothers have failed to reach the quarterfinals.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 06:05:51 GMTAt Koch summit, Rand Paul splits with Cruz, Rubio (AP) — Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon's budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionEconomyPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesCubaIranCaliforniaNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East, 26 Jan 2015 08:10:01 GMT'March: Book Two' shows all sides of civil rights movement (AP) — A comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring a young John Lewis into the civil rights movement.By JESSE J. HOLLANDwGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical movementsAnimation and comicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 26 Jan 2015 08:06:39 GMTPro Bowl a testing range for quirky rules, Ariz. (AP) — The odd rules that the NFL tried in the Pro Bowl made for a strange sideshow.By BOB BAUMsSportsNFL Pro BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 07:35:07 GMTAP Interview: Iraq 'sleeper cells' fight Islamic State group (AP) — "Sleeper cells" made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told The Associated Press.By SAMEER N. YACOUBhtGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyTechnologyWireless technologyIraqMiddle East, 26 Jan 2015 07:01:19 GMTJames Harden gets 37, Rockets rout spiraling Lakers 99-87 ANGELES (AP) — After James Harden lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for the first three quarters, he returned in the final minutes to keep the Houston Rockets focused on their finish.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballLos AngelesHoustonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 26 Jan 2015 06:06:31 GMTChina's leaders show listening ear on trash but not politics (AP) — To help sell the public on the need for one of the world's largest trash incinerators in the mountains in west Beijing, Communist Party officials bused in hundreds of people for special tours. They held talks with residents and handed out questionnaires.By LOUISE WATTiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsProtests and demonstrationsPublic opinionProduction facilitiesGovernment and politicsWaste managementLocal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsCorporate newsBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMaterials industryIndustriesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 Jan 2015 06:19:40 GMTKeys beats Brengle in battle of Madisons at Australian Open, Australia (AP) — Madison Keys advanced to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-2, 6-4 win over good friend and fellow American Madison Brengle in a battle of the Madisons at the Australian Open on Monday.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 07:15:40 GMTTrial to begin in Boy Scout sex abuse civil case BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Previously sealed Boy Scouts "perversion" files spanning 16 years could soon be in the public eye as part of a negligence lawsuit set for trial Monday in California that was filed against the organization by a victim of sex abuse.GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSanta BarbaraOregonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 07:10:40 GMTObama presides over India's grand Republic Day parade DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama presided Monday over a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands, and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.By JULIE PACE and MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParadesRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew DelhiIndiaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 06:19:53 GMTSAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityScreen Actors Guild AwardsAcademy AwardsAward showsEvents, 26 Jan 2015 05:43:49 GMTLawsuit against Boy Scouts could reveal sex abuse claims BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A sex abuse case claiming negligence against the Boy Scouts is getting underway in California and will include the use of previously undisclosed information from "perversion" files kept by the organization.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 06:59:49 GMTNishikori through to Australian Open quarterfinals, Australia (AP) — U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals on Monday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 9-seeded David Ferrer of Spain.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 07:29:46 GMTDwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years on, Poland (AP) — A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsThe HolocaustReligious strifeImmigrationNazismEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityGovernment and politicsPolandGermanyFranceParisIsraelEuropeEastern EuropeWestern EuropeMiddle East, 26 Jan 2015 07:47:33 GMT