FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Feb 2015 04:45:51 -0800Surging Pacers beat Cavaliers 93-86 with James, Irving out (AP) — George Hill took center stage with the biggest stars sitting.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 05:59:25 GMTBombings kill 19 people in Iraq (AP) — A series of car bombs on Saturday ripped through a crowded marketplace and a Shiite militia's checkpoint, killing a total of 19 people in separate attacks north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials said, as the country's prime minister vowed to punish those who smashed ancient artifacts in a northern city.BY SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 28 Feb 2015 10:24:00 GMTLydia Ko shoots 61 to take New Zealand Women's Open lead, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko broke the course-record with a career-best 11-under 61 on Saturday to take the second-round lead in the New Zealand Women's Open.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfNew ZealandOceania, 28 Feb 2015 05:56:44 GMTMaria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virus, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia of France because of a stomach virus.sSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 06:08:17 GMTLesotho votes in bid to overcome tension (AP) — The southern African nation of Lesotho on Saturday held an early election aimed at overcoming tension among political factions that has led to violence among security forces since last year.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaLesothoSouthern AfricaAfrica, 28 Feb 2015 08:14:39 GMTWorld's biggest private Harry Potter collection on display CITY (AP) — A young Mexican's fascination with Harry Potter has grown into the world's biggest private collection of toys, books, clothes and other items related to author J.K. Rowling's fantasy hero. Now, other fans have a chance to see it all.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 05:25:58 GMTPrince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami trip, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William is spending the latter half of his four-day stay in Japan, starting Saturday, in the country's tsunami-ravaged northeast, a visit certain to draw global attention to the stories of survival and continuing suffering in the region.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral news2011 Japan earthquake and tsunamiInternational relationsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersShopping mallsAccidentsEventsGovernment and politicsShoppingLifestyleJapanUnited KingdomTokyoEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 11:52:47 GMTMarathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says (AP) — Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 11:32:20 GMTAP PHOTOS: Germany Young Ensemble (AP) — Hoping to demonstrate their posture, agility and strength, a handful of boys and more than 120 girls between ages 7 and 9 tried out for the Young Ensemble of Berlin's Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre in February.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 10:58:12 GMTMan sentenced in death of boy made to hold paint buckets (AP) — Prosecutors say a suburban Atlanta man who forced a boy to hold paint buckets outdoors for hours as punishment on a hot June day has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 50 years.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 10:52:52 GMTTiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself, Mo. (AP) — Residents in a remote area of southern Missouri are trying to come to grips with what could cause a man to kill seven people, including four of his own relatives, in a nighttime shooting spree that spanned four homes.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 06:34:06 GMTSpurs snap 4-game skid, beat short-handed Kings 107-96, Calif. (AP) — Tony Parker scored 19 points, Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 107-96 victory over the short-handed Sacramento Kings on Friday night.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 05:36:04 GMTAvalanche rally, beat Stars in shootout 5-4 (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly heeded Colorado Avalanche teammate Matt Duchene's words before their shootout Friday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsDallasColoradoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 06:03:31 GMTLewis leads LPGA Thailand by 1 after round 3, Thailand (AP) — Stacy Lewis held on to lead Amy Yang by one stroke at the LPGA Thailand despite a dismal third-round 73 on Saturday.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Feb 2015 12:17:15 GMT5 things to know about Estonia's parliamentary election, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's center-right government is being challenged by a party that draws its support from the Baltic country's Russian minority. Here are five things to know about Estonia's parliamentary vote on Sunday:By JARI TANNERiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsRace and ethnicityPolitical partiesGovernment and politicsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessEstoniaTallinnMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 11:01:08 GMTChina's famed Shaolin temple plans big project in Australia (AP) — China's Shaolin Temple, historically known for its martial arts traditions but which recently has gained a reputation for aggressive commercialization, is planning to build a $297 million complex in Australia that would include a temple, a hotel, a kung fu academy and a golf course.By DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsHigh school sportsState governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSportsAustraliaChinaNew South WalesOceaniaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Feb 2015 09:45:34 GMTAP Sportlight — Primo Carnera retains his world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Tommy Laughren in Miami.By The Associated PresssSports transactionsWomen's skatingWomen's sportsMen's skatingAthlete injuriesWomen's golfWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's golfMen's sportsRecord setting eventsBasketballGolfCollege sportsSkatingInternational soccerBaseballThoroughbred racingWomen's basketballWomen's soccerHorse racingMen's basketballMen's soccerProfessional soccerTennisAmerica's CupSportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional basketballRadio programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyGeneral newsSoccerProfessional footballFootballProfessional baseballEventsSailingMen's college basketballCollege basketballNew YorkUnited StatesCanadaSwedenKansasPhiladelphiaLos AngelesCaliforniaNew York CityOttawaIllinoisMissouriNorth CarolinaSpainMaineMichiganMinnesotaFloridaCalgaryMassachusettsNew JerseyOrlandoPortlandPittsburghColoradoMontrealCharlotteConnecticutNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropePennsylvaniaOntarioAlbertaOregonQuebec, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:56 GMTChina's latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well.iGeneral newsScienceAnimalsWildlifeNature reservesNatural resource managementBearsMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Feb 2015 07:45:00 GMTIndia's new budget aims to boost growth and infrastructure DELHI (AP) — India's finance minister announced the government's new budget on Saturday, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high economic growth and infrastructure development, while vowing to keep a tight control on the fiscal deficit.By MUNEEZA NAQVIiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyGovernment welfare systemsGovernment and politicsCorporate taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEconomic policyGovernment policyCorporate newsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Feb 2015 11:55:11 GMTSpock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature — and a nuisance — for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears:By DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityTrademarksIntellectual propertyBusiness, 28 Feb 2015 09:20:49 GMTToday in History is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2015. There are 306 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaPolitical resignationsOlympic gamesGovernment and politicsEventsSportsVancouverUnited StatesCanadaTexasNew York CityMiddle EastBritish ColumbiaNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:10 GMTDetentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years captures or killings of top Mexican drug cartel leaders:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 05:01:11 GMTWestern leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlin (AP) — Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments.iGeneral newsPolitical assassinationsGovernment and politicsAssassinationsNational governmentsForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment policyRussiaCrimeaMoscowGermanyEuropeEastern EuropeUkraineWestern Europe, 28 Feb 2015 11:29:57 GMTMexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking CITY (AP) — It's another big score for the Mexican government, which has been tearing through its list of most-wanted drug lords in recent years.By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsOrganized crimeSmugglingMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 05:36:01 GMTProminent Putin critic Boris Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin (AP) — A few hours after going on the radio to denounce President Vladimir Putin's policies as mad, charismatic opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down early Saturday as he walked near the Kremlin.By JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsNational governmentsPolitical and civil unrestRussiaMoscowUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 11:01:03 GMTProminent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.By LAURA MILLS and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsInternational relationsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismNational governmentsNationalismPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesRussiaMoscowCrimeaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 07:20:43 GMTJailed Kurdish leader calls on PKK to lay down arms, Turkey (AP) — Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on his fighters to lay down arms as part of a peace process to end a 30-year insurgency, Turkey's main Kurdish party said Saturday.By SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 12:04:35 GMTWisconsin's Walker adjusts to rigor of presidential politics HILL, Md. (AP) — Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics.By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingElectionsState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsPolitical organizationsWisconsinMadisonBeaumontUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 28 Feb 2015 08:21:36 GMTDaytona winner Logano takes Atlanta pole; 13 cars shut out, Ga. (AP) — Joey Logano is on quite a roll, following up his victory in the Daytona 500 by taking the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsDaytona 500Automobile racingNASCAREventsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 08:05:45 GMTPerry's tiebreaker propels Anaheim Ducks past LA Kings 4-2, Calif. (AP) — Facing a two-goal deficit and a 112-minute scoring drought heading into the third period against their biggest rivals, the Anaheim Ducks realized their whole season might be affected by the way they finished Friday night.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's hockeyHockeyProfessional hockeyAthlete healthCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 06:38:23 GMTEllington's big 4th quarter helps Lakers beat Bucks 101-93 ANGELES (AP) — No matter that Wayne Ellington missed his first six shots through three quarters.By BETH HARRISsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketball, 28 Feb 2015 06:56:05 GMTHomeland Security funding fight shows limits on GOP power (AP) — Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they're really in charge.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyLegislationPolitical partiesNational securityImmigrationEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment financeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 09:06:51 GMTPrince William evokes Diana memories in Japan tsunami trip, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William is spending the latter half of his four-day stay in Japan, starting Saturday, in the country's tsunami-ravaged northeast, a visit certain to draw global attention to the stories of survival and continuing suffering in the region.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral news2011 Japan earthquake and tsunamiInternational relationsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersShopping mallsAccidentsEventsGovernment and politicsShoppingLifestyleJapanUnited KingdomTokyoEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 11:32:43 GMTCongress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open (AP) — Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyLegislationPolitical partiesNational securityImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 04:57:51 GMTMyanmar journalist arrested for satirical post, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar on Saturday arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that mocked a historic battle and the country's leader.By AYE AYE WINiGeneral newsArrestsCrimeJournalistsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Feb 2015 07:53:55 GMTRussian investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocation (AP) — Russia's top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life.By JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsFinancial crisisEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsMoscowRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 12:16:19 GMTBlazers come from behind for 115-112 win over Thunder, Ore. (AP) — After the Portland Trail Blazers overcame Russell Westbrook's third straight triple-double, Damian Lillard sensed his team was recapturing its form of earlier this season.By ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballPortlandOregonOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahoma, 28 Feb 2015 07:46:43 GMT70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive, Philippines (AP) — Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing months of World War II.By OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsWorld War IIWar casualtiesWar and unrestEventsGovernment and politicsManilaPhilippinesUnited StatesEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 07:02:53 GMTLydia Ko shoots 61 in New Zealand Women's Open, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko broke the course-record with a career-best 11-under 61 on Saturday to take the second-round lead in the New Zealand Women's Open.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfNew ZealandOceania, 28 Feb 2015 05:54:54 GMTPolice in German city warn of potential extremist threat (AP) — Police in the German city of Bremen are warning of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and say they are stepping up security measures.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGermanyBremenWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 09:13:00 GMTEgypt court sentences 4 Muslim Brotherhood members to death (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization to death and 14 to life in prison.iGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Feb 2015 11:22:42 GMTNHL Capsules, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead.By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCalgaryFloridaAlbertaCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 28 Feb 2015 05:54:29 GMTLawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press.By JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUNwGovernment and politicsPolitical ethicsLegislatureCelebrityPolitical issuesCampaignsElectionsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 08:06:50 GMTCavaliers lose to Pacers without James, Irving (AP) — LeBron James couldn't carry the Cavaliers on his sore back Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 05:52:13 GMTDemocrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech (AP) — Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door session.By LAURIE KELLMANwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPolitical partiesLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical organizationsIsraelUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaIranMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 08:09:45 GMTObama signs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security funded (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open after a showdown that went right up to the brink.By JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defense, 28 Feb 2015 04:52:16 GMTMcIlroy lasts only 2 days in American return BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — As far as star power goes, the PGA Tour is like a fireworks show in the rain.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 08:13:29 GMTA year after meeting Tiger, Indian golfer on the rise best golfer in India played before an enormous gallery with the kind of buzz that is rare for his country. Anirban Lahiri wound up the winner, a day he won't forget.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMasters Golf TournamentGolfMen's sportsEventsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Feb 2015 12:09:59 GMTChina's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy (AP) — China on Saturday cut interest rates for the second time in three months, adding to signs that Chinese leaders are worried that the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Feb 2015 11:03:50 GMTAnnoyance arises from gov't error on health care tax forms (AP) — It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law.By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsPersonal taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal financeIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 09:08:02 GMT