FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 03 Mar 2015 10:41:47 -0800US: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to sharing classified material with her, the Justice Department said Tuesday.By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsCrimeArmed forcesClassified informationGovernment and politicsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesUnited StatesWashingtonIraqAfghanistanRaleighNorth CarolinaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle EastCentral AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 18:01:49 GMTNitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives.By SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsState legislatureDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentLaw and orderLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:35:34 GMTParents who let kids walk alone to appeal in neglect case SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland couple who were investigated by state officials after letting their children walk home from a park without an adult say they will appeal a finding of "unsubstantiated child neglect" and will continue to let the children walk by themselves.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsState governmentsLaw and orderCrimeCrimes against childrenGovernment and politics, 03 Mar 2015 17:33:04 GMTOil glut at a glance: Where the US stores its oil glut of crude oil has pushed the amount of crude in the U.S. to record levels. Here are the biggest crude storage fields in the U.S., and how much they can hold, according to the market data provider Genscape.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesBeaumontTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:06:22 GMTNetanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address (AP) — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran gets nuclear weapons to the detriment of the entire world.By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsLegislatureState of the Union AddressWeapons of mass destructionEventsExecutive branchIsraelTehranUnited StatesIranMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:20:23 GMTUS running out of room to store oil; price collapse next? YORK (AP) — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.By JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesOklahomaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:14:46 GMTLawyer: Phone hacking 'rife' at Britain's Mirror tabloids (AP) — Phone hacking was "rife" for years at tabloids owned by Britain's Trinity Mirror PLC, a lawyer for victims of illegal eavesdropping said Tuesday.htBusinessGeneral newsHackingTabloidsTechnology issuesTechnologyMediaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 17:48:23 GMTIslamic State group releases 4 more Christian hostages (AP) — Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has released four more Christian hostages from dozens who were abducted by the extremists last week.iGeneral newsHostage situationsSyriaMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 18:37:58 GMTBlizzard conditions hit parts of Upper Midwest (AP) — Residents across the Upper Midwest got some of the winter they had so far missed on Tuesday, as snow and high winds made travel treacherous in some areas.aGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherStormsTrafficAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMinnesotaMinneapolisSouth DakotaWisconsinBostonArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 03 Mar 2015 18:07:49 GMTA-Rod: 'I'll be a little nervous' in return Wednesday, Fla. (AP) — Since Alex Rodriguez last stepped into a batter's box during a game, Boston and San Francisco have won World Series titles, the New York Yankees missed the playoffs in consecutive years and a new commissioner has taken office.By RONALD BLUMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingDopingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:37:09 GMTUS stocks fall a day after Nasdaq passes 5,000 milestone YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes fell broadly in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors await earnings from the few companies yet to announce results and a jobs report later this week. The Nasdaq fell below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:09:24 GMTFeingold's post-State plans: Wisconsin listening tour, Wis. (AP) — Former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold is sending signals that he may be considering another run for office, telling his Facebook followers that he plans to travel around Wisconsin extensively to talk about his future after he leaves his State Department post this week.By SCOTT BAUERaGovernment and politicsSocial mediaLegislatureOnline mediaMediaWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:27:46 GMT3 officers in Skid Row killing had training on mentally ill ANGELES (AP) — The three Los Angeles police officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the Skid Row beat who had special training to deal with mentally ill and other people in the downtrodden area, police leaders said.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPoliceMunicipal governmentsMental healthViolent crimeCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsHealthLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:48:18 GMTVillarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee, Chile (AP) — One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.By EVA VERGARA and GABRIELA ULLOAiGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesTravelNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureLifestyleChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 18:33:36 GMTDanforth cites political bullying in Schweich eulogy CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth has suggested that political bullying led Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich to fatally shoot himself.By DAVID A. LIEBaGovernment and politicsFunerals and memorial servicesGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:31:37 GMTGeneral: 8,500 Islamic State fighters killed in Iraq so far (AP) — The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has killed more than 8,500 Islamic State fighters since its bombing campaign began in August and has gained the upper hand, the top general overseeing the coalition said Tuesday.By ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar casualtiesWar and unrestGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:13:49 GMTOxnard police say engineer has died of injuries from Southern California commuter train crash ANGELES (AP) — Oxnard police say engineer has died of injuries from Southern California commuter train crash.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:54:55 GMTKerry working on Iran nuke deal as Netanyahu criticizes it, Switzerland (AP) — As senior U.S. and Iranian officials worked in Switzerland Tuesday to reach a nuclear deal, Israel's leader warned against reaching an accommodation with Tehran, declaring to the U.S. Congress that Tehran aims for Mideast dominance and won't let any such pact thwart its plan.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseIsraelIranUnited StatesSwitzerlandMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 18:23:17 GMTEU officials announce bust of major tax fraud ring HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union officials say they have broken up a cross-border gang responsible for cheating EU member countries of 150 million euros ($168 million) in tax revenue.iBusinessGeneral newsTax evasionFraud and false statementsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderEuropeNetherlandsWestern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 17:33:58 GMTUS adds 2 models to probe of Ford door latches (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are adding two models to an investigation of Ford Motor Co. door latches that may not close properly.fBusiness, 03 Mar 2015 17:41:27 GMTClinton used personal email account as Secretary of State (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law.By KEN THOMAShtGovernment and politics2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionDiplomacyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyNational electionsElectionsEventsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:32:49 GMTEx-Rhode Island Speaker Fox pleads guilty to federal charges, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox has pleaded guilty to charges of bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse.By MICHELLE R. SMITH and JENNIFER McDERMOTTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTax evasionBribery, graft and conflicts of interestFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCampaign finance improprietiesCriminal investigationsPolitical corruptionPolitical ethicsMunicipal governmentsCampaignsElectionsPolitical issuesLocal governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:13:57 GMTLawyers: Georgia prison officials indecisive about execution when confronted with cloudy drug (AP) — Lawyers: Georgia prison officials indecisive about execution when confronted with cloudy drug.aGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:52:41 GMTGOP: House to vote on Homeland bill without conditions (AP) — In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House relented on Tuesday and will back legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without restrictions on immigration.By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPOwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyLegislationImmigrationPolitical partiesGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:43:27 GMTAgents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents searched more than a dozen homes Tuesday in a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.By AMY TAXINaGeneral newsTravelPassports and visasWomen travelersImmigrationImmigration policyLeisure travelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsChinaCaliforniaUnited StatesLos AngelesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:03:25 GMTWinfrey's Harpo Studios in Chicago to close in December (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will close Harpo Studios in Chicago, where she filmed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for more than 20 years, this December, and will transition production for her cable network to a studio in California.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:04:15 GMTMan falls to death from paraglider, teen daughter survives BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California man fell 1,000 feet to his death in a paragliding accident while his teenage daughter, who was flying in tandem with him, survived.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:05:31 GMTEngineer dies from California train crash injuries ANGELES (AP) — An engineer died Tuesday after being injured last week when a Southern California commuter train smashed into a truck on the tracks and derailed, officials said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:22:16 GMTAmid murder trial, man calls to say he could be Etan Patz YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who thinks he could be Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) has contacted authorities amid the murder trial of a suspect in the boy's 1979 disappearance.By COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsMissing personsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:15:56 GMTFDA warning: men's testosterone drugs overused (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue.By MATTHEW PERRONEwBusinessGeneral newsHealth care industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:13:42 GMTNew Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back DELHI (AP) — One of the men sentenced to death for raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus says in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.By ASHOK SHARMAiGeneral newsViolent crimeDocumentariesCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNew DelhiIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 18:25:06 GMTDrew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison.By JOHN O'CONNORaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeMissing personsLaw and orderIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:38:19 GMTCiao Milan, it's Bonjour for Paris Fashion Week (AP) — Bye, New York! Ciao, Milan! Bonjour, Paris!By THOMAS ADAMSONiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionParis Fashion WeekFashion showsFashion designEventsEntertainmentFranceParisMilanWestern EuropeEuropeItaly, 03 Mar 2015 18:29:13 GMTMines, bombs slow Iraqi advance on Islamic State-held Tikrit (AP) — Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group on Tuesday on the outskirts of militant-held Tikrit, unable to advance further on Saddam Hussein's hometown as roadside mines and suicide attacks slowed their progress.By SINAN SALAHEDDIN and SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBomb threatsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTerrorismIraqBaghdadIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:19:23 GMTNew NCAA legislation on academic misconduct in works group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student athletes.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege sportsSports governanceLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politics, 03 Mar 2015 17:36:51 GMTKenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory.By TOM ODULAiGeneral newsElephantsRhinocerosWildlifeAnimal poaching and smugglingEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeMammalsAnimalsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsKenyaAfricaEast Africa, 03 Mar 2015 17:39:38 GMTNew Mexico couple gets engaged, then stranded on mountaintop, N.M. (AP) — An ecstatic New Mexico couple who got engaged on top of Sandia Peak had to curtail their celebrations after getting stuck for hours because of high winds.aOdditiesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:27:58 GMTJury seated in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect (AP) — After two months of jury selection, a panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was seated Tuesday for the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:39:08 GMTA year on, what's the latest in the hunt for Flight 370? (AP) — Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search crews have taken to air, land and sea in a thus-far fruitless hunt for the plane and the 239 people who disappeared with it.By KRISTEN GELINEAUtTravelLifestyleSearch and rescue effortsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370OceansGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsEnvironment and natureAustraliaIndian OceanMalaysiaAtlantic OceanOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 17:29:16 GMTParents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage ANGELES (AP) — The parents of the first three victims of a deadly rampage outside Santa Barbara last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived, contending they ignored numerous warning signs that he was violent and unstable.aGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:28:07 GMTVenture capitalist testifies in Silicon Valley sex bias suit FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon has testified in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that his firm is not run by men.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySmall businessLegal proceedingsFinancial servicesIndustriesLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesWorkplace discriminationPersonnelLabor issuesBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:24:34 GMTCarson launches 2016 exploratory committee (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest.By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROWwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPrimary electionsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:32:16 GMTCarnival bringing larger cruise ship to New Orleans ORLEANS (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines said Monday it is increasing its cruise capacity in New Orleans by replacing the smaller Carnival Elation ship with the Carnival Triumph.tTravelLifestyleNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:24:12 GMTHealth officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics YORK (AP) — Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to convince more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthLifestyleParentingRelationshipsImmunizationsHealth statisticsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthChild and teen healthDemographicsSocial affairsNeurological disordersUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:26:14 GMTPlay ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to speed game this spring, Ariz. (AP) — Tick, tock, baseball is on the clock.By TOM WITHERSsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:17:08 GMTLawyers: Georgia officials indecisive about execution, Ga. (AP) — Before they ultimately postponed an execution at the eleventh hour, Georgia officials were indecisive about whether they should proceed with a cloudy injection drug, according to a court filing.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 18:12:59 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, 03 Mar 2015 17:32:22 GMTJury has been seated in federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect (AP) — Jury has been seated in federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect.aGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsEventsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:36:52 GMT2nd ski train added to celebrate Winter Park anniversary (AP) — Winter Park Resort and Amtrak are adding a second ski train trip after the first one sold out in 10 hours.tTravelLifestyleTrain travelOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisure, 03 Mar 2015 17:22:13 GMTJury selection set to start in Connecticut judge threat case, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is headed toward trial to fight allegations that he made threatening comments about a state judge who was overseeing his divorce case.By DAVE COLLINSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 17:52:49 GMT