FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Mar 2015 15:32:51 -0800Ice slows business, traffic on Northeast, Midwest waterways, Maine (AP) — Waterways around the Northeast and the Midwest are beset by ice more than a foot thick in some places, making life miserable for people who make their living on the water.By PATRICK WHITTLEaGeneral newsLobstersAnimalsPortlandMaineNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 02 Mar 2015 21:42:06 GMTSeoul: North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion.By HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseSouth KoreaNorth KoreaSeoulPyongyangUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:21:19 GMTCity University of NY refunds tuition to some immigrants YORK (AP) — City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in the U.S. and overpaid for their tuition.CLAUDIA TORRENSaBusinessGeneral newsHigher educationEducation costsEducationImmigration policyMigration ratesImmigrationSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesDemographicsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 21:38:07 GMTForeign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu's (AP) — Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't cause such a fuss.By CONNIE CASSwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityLegislatureAfrican-AmericansWorld War IIHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsUnited KingdomUnited StatesIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 21:49:54 GMTNasdaq 5,000: index passes dot-com milestone after 15 years YORK (AP) — For the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago, the Nasdaq composite has closed above 5,000.By MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 23:02:26 GMTHernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend's shooting in Florida, saying it directly contradicts the argument his defense team has presented: He would not shoot a friend.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderFloridaFall RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 02 Mar 2015 22:44:17 GMTFiery crash kills 4, closes highway in Jacksonville, Florida, Fla. (AP) — Four people were killed and southbound lanes of an Interstate highway perimeter around Jacksonville, Florida, were shut down after fiery crash when a tractor trailer hit an SUV from behind.aGeneral newsAccidentsTrafficAccidents and disastersTransportationJacksonvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:05:37 GMTPicasso's rarely seen ceramics featured at Kennedy Center (AP) — While Pablo Picasso crafted thousands of ceramic pieces late in his career that reflected his Mediterranean and Spanish roots, this art was long overshadowed by his famous paintings and sculptures.By BRETT ZONGKERtTravelLifestyleCeramicsVisual artsFairs and festivalsArts and entertainmentRecreation and leisureSpainFrancePortugalParisWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 22:14:09 GMTPlea deal for second suspect in Spokane beating death, Wash. (AP) — The second teen accused of beating a World War II veteran to death during a robbery in Spokane accepted a deal Monday and pleaded guilty to murder.aGeneral newsCrimeVeteransViolent crimeSpokaneWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 21:53:28 GMTAustralia expected to announce more troops bound for Iraq, Australia (AP) — Australia was expected to confirm Tuesday an increase in troops to be sent to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces to fight the Islamic State group.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTroop deploymentsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAustraliaNew ZealandIraqBaghdadOceaniaMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 22:58:23 GMTDot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, approaching record high YORK (AP) — The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.By STEVE ROTHWELLhtBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyTechnologyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial marketsLabor economyUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:27:17 GMTNew Mexico students join others in nation against new tests, N.M. (AP) — New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school students in New Mexico who had been set to take the exams.By RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationStudent testingMath and science educationEducation standardsSchool accreditationEducationSocial affairsScienceSchool curriculaNew MexicoSanta FeUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:11:05 GMTNew chief to oversee DC fire dept. after Metro accident (AP) — Washington, D.C.'s mayor has named a new fire chief to take control of a department roundly criticized for poor service, including its response to a fatal subway accident in January.By AMANDA LEE MYERSwGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFiresDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMTGoogle, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world, Spain (AP) — Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook are taking different routes to expanding Internet use and access among the unconnected in developing countries.By JOSEPH WILSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaWireless technologyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 21:44:59 GMTFor Israeli leader, blocking Iran deal a matter of legacy (AP) — En route to what he described as a "fateful mission," Benjamin Netanyahu spent much of his 12-hour flight to Washington slouched in a business class seat laboring over a draft of his highly anticipated address to Congress. In the back of the plane, the rest of the delegation was watching "The Imitation Game," a biopic of British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who helped break the Germans' Enigma code and aided the allies' victory in World War II.By ARON HELLERwGovernment and politicsIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 21:34:53 GMTCubs expect 'dusty' year amid Wrigley Field renovations (AP) — When the Chicago Cubs open their season at Wrigley Field next month, players and fans may feel alike may feel a bit like a homeowner who lives in a house where workers are tearing apart the kitchen.By DON BABWINaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:23:57 GMTVenezuela sets deadline to US to slash embassy staff, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela has given the U.S. two weeks to slash its diplomatic mission here to less than 20 percent of its current size as tensions between the two nations rise.By HANNAH DREIER and JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaUnited StatesCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:08:06 GMTWatchdog: Air traffic control system is a hacking risk (AP) — The nation's system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday.By JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyAir traffic controlTransportationGeneral news, 02 Mar 2015 22:06:33 GMTNo jail time for Nelson in assault on ex-football player, Minn. (AP) — Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson apologized in court Monday to a former Minnesota State football player who suffered a serious brain injury in a beating outside a nightclub last year.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCollege footballCrimeFootballViolent crimeLaw and orderCollege sportsMinnesotaMankatoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:02:21 GMTPolice chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had hold of his gun before three other officers opened fire, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 21:20:27 GMTWhat to expect from Costco's new deal with Visa and Citi YORK (AP) — If you're shopping at Costco, you'll need a new credit card to pay for those family-sized packs of chicken breasts or toilet paper.By KEN SWEET and CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessFinancial servicesIndustries, 02 Mar 2015 22:23:28 GMTPolish top senator: Russia banned me from Nemtsov's funeral, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate speaker said Monday that Russia's authorities have denied him entry into the country for the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.iGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislaturePolandRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 22:53:13 GMTBrad Hand helps Marlins beat FIU 7-2 (AP) — Brad Hand needed only nine pitches in a perfect first inning Monday for the Miami Marlins, who beat Florida International 7-2.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 02 Mar 2015 22:14:35 GMTNasdaq 5,000: index passes milestone number YORK (AP) — The Nasdaq composite closed above 5,000 for the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago after merger news and an encouraging economic report helped push U.S. stocks broadly higher on Monday.BY MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 21:44:48 GMTOregon family hopes to free daughter jailed in Japan, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon family is trying to win the release of a young woman jailed in Japan because she shipped in a medication containing amphetamine.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeJapanPortlandNagoyaOregonEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:13:30 GMTOnly female mayor in history of Salt Lake City dies at 70 LAKE CITY (AP) — Deedee Corradini, the only female mayor in the history of Salt Lake City who helped bring the Winter Olympics to Utah, has died. She was 70.aGeneral newsWinter Olympic gamesMunicipal governmentsWomen's sportsObituariesOlympic gamesNordic skiingSports governanceEventsSkiingSportsWomen's skiingLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:25:31 GMTJordan, other NBA owners join Forbes' billionaire list YORK (AP) — Michael Jordan and some other NBA owners have reached new heights, landing on Forbes world list of billionaires.fBusinessSportsSports team ownership changesMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustries, 02 Mar 2015 21:36:36 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday Nasdaq composite index closed above 5,000 Monday for the first time since the dot-com bubble peaked 15 years ago. It was only the third time the index has closed above 5,000 in its 44-year history. The other two were March 10, 2000, when it closed at a record high of 5,048, and the day before.By The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock markets, 02 Mar 2015 21:28:24 GMTSnowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers (AP) — Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, coolers and other stuff that people put on the street to reserve the parking spaces they've dug out.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherBostonPhiladelphiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 02 Mar 2015 22:39:18 GMTCleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death (AP) — Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:51:58 GMTJulianne and Derek Hough to hit the road again this summer YORK (AP) — Sibling performers Derek and Julianne Hough have a busy summer ahead.By ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 02 Mar 2015 21:28:53 GMTBoston commuter rail system operator fined over snow delays (AP) — A French company that operates Massachusetts' commuter rail system has been fined more than $434,000 after nearly two-thirds of trains were late or canceled during the heavy snowfalls that pounded the region last month.aBusinessGeneral newsMass transit systemsRail travel disruptionsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 21:28:04 GMT$4.8M in gold bars stolen in armored truck heist on highway, N.C. (AP) — Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars.By MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsCrimeTheftNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:56:10 GMTItalian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.aGeneral newsGlaciersEnvironment and natureAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:55:13 GMTSouthern California beach turned white by hail from storm BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm.aGeneral newsOdditiesWeather forecastsWeatherStormsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 21:34:16 GMTGOP: Our plan would help people losing health subsidies (AP) — Congressional Republicans sent a message Monday that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: The country's health care system won't crumble if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath care law.By ALAN FRAMwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 21:50:40 GMTWoman admits digging up dad's grave in search of 'real will', N.H. (AP) — A woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty Monday.aGeneral newsOdditiesLegal proceedingsCrimeVandalismLaw and orderNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:06:40 GMTNFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million YORK (AP) — The NFL's salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season.By BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete compensationSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional footballFootball, 02 Mar 2015 21:38:54 GMTCountdown on as baseball readies for pace of play rules, Ariz. (AP) — During his playing career, Mike Hargrove's unique routine at the plate went something like this: step into the batter's box, adjust gloves, brush lip, tap cleats with bat to remove dirt, check helmet, tug at jersey sleeve, hitch up pants, check right thumb protector. Repeat.By TOM WITHERSsSportsBaseballMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:22:20 GMTGeorgia woman nears execution for husband's murder, Ga. (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday unless the U.S. Supreme Court or the state parole board steps in with a last-minute reprieve.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:30:21 GMTGoogle selling wireless plans to get more people online, Spain (AP) — Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider?By JOSEPH WILSON and MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyConsumer products and servicesMobile phonesConsumer electronicsMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyWireless technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 22:30:49 GMTWatchdog raps air traffic control system's cybersecurity (AP) — A government watchdog is warning that cybersecurity weaknesses could lead to disruptions and undermine the safety of the nation's air traffic control system.By JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyAir traffic controlTransportationGeneral news, 02 Mar 2015 21:41:33 GMTVolkswagen CEO stands by cautious outlook (AP) — The CEO of Volkswagen AG is staying with his cautious outlook for this year, saying it's a "balanced statement" based on growth in the U.S., Europe and China versus trouble spots such as Russia and Brazil.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsIndustry conferences and trade showsAutomobile showsEnergy industryIndustriesCorporate newsAutomobilesLifestyleGenevaRussiaEuropeSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 02 Mar 2015 22:12:30 GMTChiefs place franchise tag on All-Pro Houston Kansas City Chiefs signaled they have no intention of parting ways with Justin Houston on Monday, moving swiftly to place the franchise tag on their All-Pro pass rusher.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 02 Mar 2015 21:36:22 GMTNurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system (AP) — The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday.By JAMIE STENGLEaBusinessGeneral newsScienceHealthDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:22:58 GMTWoman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer (AP) — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCriminal investigationsCrimeGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLocal governmentsLaw and orderMoscowRussiaUkraineKievChechnyaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Mar 2015 22:26:11 GMTFranken skipping Netanyahu speech (AP) — Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken says he will skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on TuesdaywGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 02 Mar 2015 22:52:32 GMTNew and now: Diego Rivera; French food; Piano Guys; Alcatraz MUSEUM: DIEGO RIVERA-FRIDA KAHLOBy BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleVisual artsArts and entertainmentConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCuisinesFood and drinkDetroitMichiganSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 02 Mar 2015 22:10:20 GMTMilestones for the Nasdaq composite index milestones in the history of the Nasdaq composite index:The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial markets, 02 Mar 2015 21:30:19 GMTFederal judge blocks Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban was thrown into question Monday alongside those in three other nearby states that are set for a hearing together before a federal appeals court.By MARGERY A. BECK and GRANT SCHULTEaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageConstitutional amendmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryConstitutionsNebraskaUnited StatesMissouriNorth America, 02 Mar 2015 22:25:21 GMT