FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Feb 2017 18:36:32 -08:00Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen, 23 Feb 2017 01:27:36 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions. oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp, 23 Feb 2017 00:18:55 GMTCANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a final show of dissent. lawmakers scramble for budget fix after tax hike veto, 23 Feb 2017 01:07:06 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators pushing to roll back Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's signature income tax cuts scrambled Wednesday to find a new plan to fix the state's dire budget problems after he vetoed their bill. accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks, 23 Feb 2017 00:44:48 GMTMILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Korea blasts Malaysia for death of its national, 23 Feb 2017 02:13:22 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says a Malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions" amid speculation that its agents masterminded the assassination of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother. woman tied to Kansas gun killing deported, 23 Feb 2017 01:06:21 GMTWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Mexican woman who tried to hide a gun her boyfriend used to fatally shoot a Kansas teenager has been deported, the government said Wednesday. returns for a break-neck finish to regular season, 23 Feb 2017 00:13:23 GMTLeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a few days and rest up after a frenetic first three-and-a-half months of the season. Latest: NKorea critical of Malaysia death investigation, 23 Feb 2017 02:09:37 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un's half brother, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local): lifts transgender student bathroom guidance, 23 Feb 2017 01:48:20 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. Nissan executive tapped to replace Ghosn as CEO, 23 Feb 2017 01:07:53 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Carlos Ghosn, who leads Nissan and Renault, has tapped Hiroto Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, to replace him as chief executive at the Japanese automaker, although Ghosn will stay on as chairman. administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance, 23 Feb 2017 01:40:50 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate. town struggles after teens charged in girl's shooting, 23 Feb 2017 01:17:45 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Residents of a small town in northern Utah struggled to comprehend Wednesday why two teenage boys plotted to rob and kill a 14-year-old girl before shooting her in the head and leaving her critically wounded in a ditch, according to prosecutors. wrestler's state bid spotlights Texas policy, 22 Feb 2017 23:39:48 GMTEULESS, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing. fearing deportation under Trump change routines, 23 Feb 2017 00:16:48 GMTIn Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents. blocks California law on posting actors' ages, 23 Feb 2017 01:07:13 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California law that restricts a popular Hollywood website from posting actors' ages raises First Amendment concerns and does not appear likely to combat age discrimination in the entertainment industry in any meaningful way, a federal judge said Wednesday. kids see long-lasting effects of Romanian orphanages, 22 Feb 2017 23:43:23 GMTLONDON (AP) — Romanian children adopted from overcrowded orphanages in the 1990s were more likely to suffer psychological problems as adults compared to other children taken in by British families, according to a decades-long study. Latest: Some San Jose evacuees allowed to return home, 23 Feb 2017 01:01:50 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local): moves forward with plans for new athletic fields, 23 Feb 2017 01:15:36 GMTSTORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved spending $4.75 million to design its "Athletic District," which will include new stadiums for soccer, baseball and softball. Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order, 23 Feb 2017 01:42:01 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice by seeing firefighters in boats in the neighborhood. Trump visits center for minority-owned businesses, 23 Feb 2017 01:32:47 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump expanded her research on economic policy Wednesday with a visit to a program for business owners in Baltimore.'s 3 at buzzer lifts Syracuse past No. 10 Duke 78-75, 23 Feb 2017 02:22:38 GMTSYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — John Gillon hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and Syracuse upset No. 10 Duke 78-75 on Wednesday night as the Orange kept alive their postseason hopes. Latest: Judge blocks law on posting actors' ages, 23 Feb 2017 01:23:21 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a ruling to block a California law that allows entertainment professionals to force a website to remove their ages. (all times local):'s foreign minister resigns due to medical reasons, 23 Feb 2017 01:11:39 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's foreign minister resigned from his post Wednesday night, citing undisclosed medical reasons. filed to loosen knot over N Carolina "bathroom bill", 23 Feb 2017 00:57:25 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers filed a bipartisan bill Wednesday aimed at breaking an impasse over the state's "bathroom bill," but it's likely to face tough going in the Republican-controlled legislature. presents otherworldly fall-winter collection in Milan, 23 Feb 2017 01:39:22 GMTMILAN (AP) — Milan fashion designers launched six days of fall-winter fashion previews Wednesday, as the long-accepted runway format undergoes challenges like never before. administration lifts transgender student bathroom protections, citing legal confusion, 23 Feb 2017 00:06:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration lifts transgender student bathroom protections, citing legal confusion. US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes, 23 Feb 2017 00:05:09 GMTPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she's open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump's tax returns for potential connections to Russia. sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US, 22 Feb 2017 23:37:28 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico's government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration. UConn routs No. 23 Temple for 102nd straight win, 23 Feb 2017 01:55:47 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored a career high 31 points and top-ranked UConn routed No. 23 Temple 90-45 on Wednesday night to extend the program's record winning streak to 102 straight games. self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban, 22 Feb 2017 23:45:38 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years. economist Kenneth J. Arrow dies at 95, 23 Feb 2017 01:51:16 GMTPALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Kenneth J. Arrow, the youngest-ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, whose theories on risk, innovation and the basic mathematics of markets have influenced thinking on everything from voting to health insurance to high finance, has died. He was 95. into quarters in Rio; favorite with Nishikori out, 23 Feb 2017 02:07:50 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio Open has lost some of its top players in early matches as it competes for attention during Carnival week in Brazil $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe', 23 Feb 2017 00:43:52 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. bidding to set execution date for convicted killer, 23 Feb 2017 01:26:53 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama moved Wednesday to set yet another execution date for a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years and has eluded seven previous attempts to put him to death. court favors church in Syrian torture lawsuit, 23 Feb 2017 00:11:08 GMTOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man from Syria who says he was tortured in his home country after converting to Christianity has no legal recourse against an Oklahoma church that published his name and baptism online, the state's highest court ruled on Wednesday. After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church, 23 Feb 2017 00:42:38 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man convicted of killing nine worshippers during Bible study at a black church in 2015 drove toward a second black parish afterward, according to federal court documents unsealed Tuesday, but no one was there because that sanctuary's class had been canceled. dissidents honor OAS secretary-general denied entry, 23 Feb 2017 00:12:43 GMTHAVANA (AP) — A group of Cuban dissidents on Wednesday recognized the secretary-general of the Organization of American States for defending human rights in their country even though the government denied him entry to attend the ceremony. men sentenced for hate crime attack against Somalis, 23 Feb 2017 00:21:47 GMTWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two southwest Kansas men were punished Wednesday for their roles in a hate crime attack on three Somali that a federal judge said flies in the face of everything cherished in this country. welcome Trump with delight _ and wariness, 23 Feb 2017 00:44:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them, 22 Feb 2017 23:36:28 GMTDENVER (AP) — Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor. lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer, 22 Feb 2017 23:53:31 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million reduction to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other public health challenges — a move intended to eliminate inefficiencies that is being fought by some lawmakers and health advocates who oppose the cuts. acquire Bogdanovic in trade with Nets, 23 Feb 2017 02:27:12 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards added scoring punch to their bench on the eve of the trade deadline, acquiring swingman Bojan Bogdanovic from the Brooklyn Nets. swings to loss in 4Q, says Model 3 on target, 23 Feb 2017 00:25:23 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016. 3 Kansas routs TCU 87-68 to clinch share of Big 12 title, 23 Feb 2017 02:13:16 GMTLAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Frank Mason III scored 20 points, Carlton Bragg provided a big lift off the bench and No. 3 Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat TCU 87-68 on Wednesday night and clinch a share of its 13th consecutive Big 12 championship., criticism follow transgender bathroom decision, 23 Feb 2017 01:52:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Comments about the Trump administration decision to rescind federal guidelines allowing transgender students to use public school bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity: off heads, torn out hearts in brutal Brazil gang war, 23 Feb 2017 01:14:48 GMTMANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system. Latest: Attorney says shooting has torn apart 3 families, 23 Feb 2017 00:32:06 GMTLOGAN, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a teenage girl who was shot in the head and left in a ditch in Utah (all times local): Airlines CEO dismisses new, cheaper fares by rivals, 23 Feb 2017 00:45:42 GMTDALLAS (AP) — The CEO of discount carrier Spirit Airlines says he isn't worried about competing against new, cheaper fares from American and United. race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump, 23 Feb 2017 00:26:35 GMTATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains. Latest: Police: About 20 fires set at Dakota Access camp, 23 Feb 2017 00:06:34 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):