FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:10:38 -0800Expect tiny tuxes but no real puppy love at doggy weddingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f54f3cb668704637955b2de7be7cc8e3LOS ANGELES (AP) — When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love.By SUE MANNINGaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleOdditiesSmall businessPetsDogsWeddingsCharity fundraisingMammalsAnimalsOccasionsPhilanthropySocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f54f3cb668704637955b2de7be7cc8e3Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:18:18 GMTChina criticizes Alibaba in report withheld until after IPOhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35d51e75366c4d399e04a3e0e620d2c9BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company's U.S. stock market debut.By JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCounterfeiting and forgeryConsumer protection and advocacyGovernment regulationsIntellectual propertyCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsProducts and servicesConsumer affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35d51e75366c4d399e04a3e0e620d2c9Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:34:24 GMTFriend disputes Denver police account of teen's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/795bc468ea684131af55ba81427403f4DENVER (AP) — A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimePoliceCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/795bc468ea684131af55ba81427403f4Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:47:17 GMTBiographer of World War I hero Alvin York wins $5,000 prizehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a16cfec49842415ea7925635eba6f774NEW YORK (AP) — A biographer of one of World War I's most famous veterans, Sgt. Alvin York, has won a $5,000 prize.eArts and entertainmentWorld War IBooks and literatureEntertainmentEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a16cfec49842415ea7925635eba6f774Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:48:48 GMTTony Stewart acquires national sprint car series tourhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ccafa2a71694e82a527cbf5c5af7409CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart won't be back in a sprint car, by his own estimation, for "a very, very long time."By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsNASCARAccidents and disastersGeneral newsCharlotteFloridaOhioNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ccafa2a71694e82a527cbf5c5af7409Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:37:37 GMTMan dies from heart attack before pro-am in Dubaihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf587f31cc20458abc04a26838b4db93DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A founding member of the golf club hosting this week's Dubai Desert Classic has died after suffering cardiac arrest while warming up on the driving range before the pro-am for the European Tour event.sSportsHeart attackGolfHeart healthHealthCardiovascular diseaseDiseases and conditionsDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf587f31cc20458abc04a26838b4db93Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:55:09 GMTIsraeli military says 2 soldiers were killed in attack on army convoy near Lebanese borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dc322077b4545838d3e1036b3b5096aJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says 2 soldiers were killed in attack on army convoy near Lebanese border.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLebanonIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dc322077b4545838d3e1036b3b5096aWed, 28 Jan 2015 14:27:54 GMTSenate opens hearings for Obama attorney general nomineehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05180c22ae3241a3abc90ee923cbfa33WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from Republicans, Loretta Lynch promised a fresh relationship with law enforcement and with Congress on Wednesday at confirmation hearings to become the nation's first female black attorney general.By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCabinet appointments and nominationsLegislatureGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislature hearingsRace and ethnicityLaw and orderCabinetsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05180c22ae3241a3abc90ee923cbfa33Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:20:49 GMTMore warm temperature records fall in the Northern Plainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8723ba1ef3846cb9b803ef88da406ddBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Warm Pacific air blanketing the Dakotas continues to set records in the two states, with temperatures reaching into the 50s, 60s and even 70s.aGeneral newsWeatherBismarckRapid CityNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Dakotahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8723ba1ef3846cb9b803ef88da406ddWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:22:48 GMTUS stocks move higher in early trading; Apple up sharplyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5841ebf98764c36bbb8b0eae27bd960U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Wednesday after very strong earnings from Apple and Boeing. The Federal Reserve is on deck, delivering its latest statement on monetary policy later in the day.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5841ebf98764c36bbb8b0eae27bd960Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:15:54 GMTNissan recalls SUVs to fix electrical shorts, hood latcheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50fd30571ec2432fb592a196e9be042fDETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50fd30571ec2432fb592a196e9be042fWed, 28 Jan 2015 14:38:44 GMTAfter being hit by car Tampa cat crawls back from gravehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f231f4a1a92403fa7a4079094f92f2eTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If cats have nine lives, Bart the black and white feline from Tampa, Florida, has certainly used up one.aGeneral newsCatsMammalsAnimalsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f231f4a1a92403fa7a4079094f92f2eWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:50:49 GMTTV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazilhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48b0a51686a34d4ba7d075d250ab9154SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans.By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONiGeneral newsElective cosmetic proceduresHealthCelebrityPersonal careSurgical proceduresDiagnosis and treatmentBeauty and fashionLifestyleEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTelevision programsBrazilUnited StatesSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48b0a51686a34d4ba7d075d250ab9154Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:57:54 GMTNew Englanders facing snowy 'big dig' after blizzardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/844596f7412a477ebb6477fc2216a04aBOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out Wednesday, grudgingly praising forecasters who got grief from New Yorkers and others spared its full fury.By BOB SALSBERG and MARK PRATTaGeneral newsTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherWinter weatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsEventsMassachusettsNew JerseyBostonNew YorkPhiladelphiaNew York CityRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/844596f7412a477ebb6477fc2216a04aWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:41:05 GMTGerman automakers lobby for US-EU trade dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d49fb11c93bf42e6a11282b64f033626BERLIN (AP) — German automakers are throwing their support behind a new trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsBerlinGermanyEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d49fb11c93bf42e6a11282b64f033626Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:31:14 GMTStock market opens higher after strong Apple, Boeing resultshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4dee42c7eaf4f91bf0f885b4cd57aa1NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening high after impressive earnings from Apple and Boeing.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4dee42c7eaf4f91bf0f885b4cd57aa1Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:47:39 GMTIsraeli military says 2 soldiers killed in Hezbollah attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2f858b0a6d84699b12b8896128c0097SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military says two soldiers were killed in a Hezbollah strike on an army convoy near the Lebanese border.By ARIEL SCHALIT and ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesIsraelLebanonMiddle EastBeirutSyriaGaza StripPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2f858b0a6d84699b12b8896128c0097Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:34:40 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9637f0767d1472a9434e625f4b5042aCHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9637f0767d1472a9434e625f4b5042aWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:51:26 GMTAs the cost of gasoline shrinks, small businesses think bighttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0491612556004112bb38741a3a3adf78NEW YORK (AP) — For small business owners who deliver goods and services via car, truck or SUV, lower gas prices have brought more customers within reach and put more money in their pockets.By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGfBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessPricesEnergy industryIndustriesEconomyConsumer products and servicesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0491612556004112bb38741a3a3adf78Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:54:03 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b40bf805841240af996d7af190b4d717Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsLibyaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b40bf805841240af996d7af190b4d717Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:42:53 GMTFugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43083320c33e4044ac74a1848ed19b00A fugitive treasure hunter embroiled in a legal fight over what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday.By AMANDA LEE MYERSaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFugitivesArrestsLaw and orderCrimeColumbusFloridaOhioCentral AmericaUnited StatesNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43083320c33e4044ac74a1848ed19b00Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:07:00 GMTAfter killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/022588a353f04eb59856103c0f6ecaf2NEW YORK (AP) — For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system's best-kept secrets. But their private process has come under extraordinary public scrutiny after recent decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed men.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimePolice brutalityLaw and orderState governmentsState legislatureGovernment and politicsViolent crimeEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLegislatureNew YorkNew York CityFergusonUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/022588a353f04eb59856103c0f6ecaf2Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:28:48 GMTDon't expect real puppy love at doggy weddings, experts sayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c291d65e67424e59a2953a93b8ad0f37LOS ANGELES (AP) — When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love.By SUE MANNINGaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleOdditiesSmall businessPetsDogsWeddingsCharity fundraisingMammalsAnimalsOccasionsPhilanthropySocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c291d65e67424e59a2953a93b8ad0f37Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:35:12 GMTShareholders OK tobacco firm Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04b4e8a7f5ae4637a4883af0a8700c30RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of Newport seller Lorillard Inc. is moving forward after shareholders approved the deal at special shareholder meetings Wednesday.By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth CarolinaRichmondWinston-SalemNorth AmericaVirginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04b4e8a7f5ae4637a4883af0a8700c30Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:44:05 GMTJudge tosses convictions of 9 S. Carolina black men who integrated whites-only lunch counterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c358a4247966492ebcd18883fa175e3bCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Judge tosses convictions of 9 S. Carolina black men who integrated whites-only lunch counter.aGeneral newsWorkplace diversityRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansPersonnelBusinessSocial diversitySocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c358a4247966492ebcd18883fa175e3bWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:31:20 GMTDjokovic, Keys both loving being in Australian Open semishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18850c29333b4b14848f584a44b8f89cMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18850c29333b4b14848f584a44b8f89cWed, 28 Jan 2015 14:49:21 GMTWild kangaroos in Austria? At least 1, surviving in the snowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bad19ed32fd444dbf3eeade12f2c752VIENNA (AP) — A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan.iGeneral newsOdditiesAnimalsAustriaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bad19ed32fd444dbf3eeade12f2c752Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:41:14 GMTDEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3268e60348884f70ba53cde5959f8b2aWASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says the agency never installed surveillance cameras to photograph vehicle license plates near gun shows. The idea was proposed in an internal DEA email as part of an effort to investigate gun-trafficking crimes.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesAutomobile showsAutomobilesLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3268e60348884f70ba53cde5959f8b2aWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:37:08 GMTBalloon crew heading across Pacific move little, layer muchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8c95046caaf4411b48bf85be8f860a7ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Only a few hundred miles and roughly two days stand in the way of the international team piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in a bid to break a pair of major distance and duration records.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsOnline mediaMediaNorth AmericaAlbuquerqueJapanPacific OceanNew MexicoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8c95046caaf4411b48bf85be8f860a7Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:24:14 GMTSaved Mali manuscripts face damage in new homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f932978fae624851ad5e22ffca2a6e08BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled city of Timbuktu now face another threat: weather and poor storage conditions in their new location that scholars say could cause permanent damage.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsCultural preservationCulturesSocial affairsMaliBamakoWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f932978fae624851ad5e22ffca2a6e08Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:28:37 GMTJordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfcce7cd9b54410aa34a94e3ddce3570AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday.By KARIN LAUB and ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsHostage situationsPrisoner exchangeTerrorismGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestAmmanJordanJapanIraqSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfcce7cd9b54410aa34a94e3ddce3570Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:46:24 GMTAnthem raises dividend almost 43 pct, tops 4Q forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d305528208749c19d0674a1abef0ad2INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Anthem has hiked its quarterly cash payout to shareholders by nearly 43 percent to keep up with its rising stock price after edging past Wall Street forecasts for the recently completed fourth quarter.By TOM MURPHYfBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsFinancial performanceIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d305528208749c19d0674a1abef0ad2Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:38:19 GMTSochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49d524278e6849b4b01bfa6ba600dc60SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Many Russians laughed when Sochi was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Sochi one of the warmest places in Russia, it also had no history of winter sports.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsSportsWinter Olympic gamesHockeyOlympic gamesProfessional hockeyEventsMen's hockeyMen's sportsRussiaSochiJapanTurinDonetskEastern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsiaItalyWestern EuropeUkrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49d524278e6849b4b01bfa6ba600dc60Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:16:55 GMTSenate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nomineehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3480437a164042df9385a93f571930e5WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch promised a fresh relationship with law enforcement — and with Congress — at her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday as she sought to become the nation's first black female to hold the post.By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislature hearingsCrimeRace and ethnicityCabinetsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3480437a164042df9385a93f571930e5Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:02:29 GMTFacebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big gamehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a232730a493348509570ec450eeea9c9PHOENIX (AP) — As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl for Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks.By BARRY WILNERhtGeneral newsSportsTechnologySocial mediaNFL Super BowlOnline mediaProfessional footballMediaEventsFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a232730a493348509570ec450eeea9c9Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:54:17 GMTLynch pledges independence if confirmed as attorney generalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5a7138552794ff989b36840e987563cWASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from Republicans, Loretta Lynch promised a fresh relationship with law enforcement and with Congress on Wednesday at confirmation hearings to become the nation's first female black attorney general.By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislatureLegislature hearingsRace and ethnicityLaw and orderCabinetsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5a7138552794ff989b36840e987563cWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:48:39 GMTLebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cd69e861890444aa15f65695a94dd6eSHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.By ARIEL SCHALIT and ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelLebanonBeirutSyriaMiddle EastGaza StripSpainPalestinian territoriesWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cd69e861890444aa15f65695a94dd6eWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:53:00 GMTPhilippines says peace pact collapse would aid terroristshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff135bbb6fa4cfab968ab0bbad2a083MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president warned on Wednesday that the collapse of a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would abet terrorism and fresh violence after criticism of the accord followed the killing of 44 police commandos in what authorities said was an accidental clash with the guerrillas.By JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismAccidents and disastersPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsInternational agreementsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff135bbb6fa4cfab968ab0bbad2a083Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:26:06 GMTRolling Stone's archive coming to Google Play for freehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8206da65d2754726b1b00e25bf763abbNEW YORK (AP) — Selections of Rolling Stone magazine's near 50-year archive will be available for free on Google Play.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8206da65d2754726b1b00e25bf763abbWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:55:46 GMTH&M posts rise in quarterly profit, plans 400 new storeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5339a8737cdd40f0afe02572ab662142STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz says its earnings rose by 12 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by expansion in the United States and China.By KARL RITTERfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsSwedenStockholmChinaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5339a8737cdd40f0afe02572ab662142Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:01:54 GMTEU centers on passenger data in anti-terror fighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1c00a94f4364ce783b277641bd0a145BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are overhauling anti-terror measures to focus on airline passenger information as part of a strategy to halt the flow of foreign fighters to and from Syria and Iraq.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1c00a94f4364ce783b277641bd0a145Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:29:49 GMTFamed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erasedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb30871a2cfb483b825fbd3a46396875ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The convictions of nine South Carolina black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the civil rights movement were tossed out Wednesday during an emotional hearing before a packed courtroom.By MITCH WEISSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityProtests and demonstrationsAfrican-AmericansPolitical movementsCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsRock HillSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb30871a2cfb483b825fbd3a46396875Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:05:22 GMTMore resignations at top of anti-Islam organizationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/184fc1a8ae5c4ef086caa7bdb399207bBERLIN (AP) — There's more trouble at the top for a German organization protesting the perceived "Islamization" of Europe.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/184fc1a8ae5c4ef086caa7bdb399207bWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:34:09 GMTNintendo's nine-month profit jumps on cheap yenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b28b8c6a779b453b829b02f044d2c9eeTOKYO (AP) — Nintendo reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year Wednesday and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales.By YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessTechnologyInformation technologyIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b28b8c6a779b453b829b02f044d2c9eeWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:03:11 GMTBart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from gravehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8590bc5c1e34062a157a9dc4425b527TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and crawled back from the dead — literally.aGeneral newsOdditiesCatsMammalsAnimalsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8590bc5c1e34062a157a9dc4425b527Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:02:10 GMTFrench court allows gay marriage between French, Moroccanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02387a5eee2f4acfa08ed4bfad8de50ePARIS (AP) — France's highest court has ruled that a gay French-Moroccan couple are allowed to marry despite the North African kingdom's refusal to recognize marriages between two men.iGeneral newsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleFranceMoroccoWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02387a5eee2f4acfa08ed4bfad8de50eWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:58:22 GMTElectrolux swings to profit despite sagging income in UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a62add5c888f49eb9b93925c3a48d0d2STOCKHOLM (AP) — Home appliance maker Electrolux swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, citing cost cuts and rising sales.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSwedenStockholmWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a62add5c888f49eb9b93925c3a48d0d2Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:02:20 GMTLitvinenko inquiry: Post-mortem was most dangerous everhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8958ece4944a42558322ae7e38808a0cLONDON (AP) — The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken and the isotope that killed him so rare it would not have been discovered by a normal autopsy, a pathologist said Wednesday.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsPoisoningPolitical assassinationsAssassinationsEspionageDiseases and conditionsHealthCrimeUnited KingdomRussiaLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8958ece4944a42558322ae7e38808a0cWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:12:30 GMTSri Lankan president reinstates impeached chief justicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8fd51af681645caa12d1672a38aa1d3COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's new president has reinstated the country's chief justice, who was impeached two years ago after she refused to back a law granting wider powers to the former president's brother, the government said Wednesday.By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsJudicial appointments and nominationsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsImpeachmentsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsPolitical issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8fd51af681645caa12d1672a38aa1d3Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:59:14 GMTEx-Los Alamos scientist to be sentenced in nuke spy stinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b38e591fa05d49638c1a48deefc99f57ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced.By RUSSELL CONTRERAShtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceSmall businessTechnologyWeapons technologyLegal proceedingsEspionageNuclear weaponsCrimeUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryLaw and orderWeapons of mass destructionSouth AmericaVenezuelaLos AlamosAlbuquerqueUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNew MexicoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b38e591fa05d49638c1a48deefc99f57Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:02:12 GMT