FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:41:44 -08:00Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holidayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07b0fd1579c84c1a964433c36c8d6481Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:29:41 GMTPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump — to the dismay of some and delight of others — upends traditional notions of the office.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07b0fd1579c84c1a964433c36c8d6481Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night skyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f1496cb64544c36ae894da77b29f523Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:43:04 GMTMOLO, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of schoolchildren in Kenya are getting a rare opportunity to look at the stars.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f1496cb64544c36ae894da77b29f523Kane hat trick sends Tottenham into FA Cup quarterfinalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4be2e6345b3048f68a8e570066fb969bSun, 19 Feb 2017 17:00:21 GMTLONDON (AP) — Harry Kane scored a hat trick as Tottenham swept aside second-tier Fulham 3-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup on Sunday, avoiding the difficulties endured by other Premier League teams against lower-league opposition this weekend.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4be2e6345b3048f68a8e570066fb969b2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27c4f013620445479f0f791d1efbee1fSun, 19 Feb 2017 16:10:47 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27c4f013620445479f0f791d1efbee1fFashion takes London by storm with Preen, Topshop, Mulberryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/076b56c4730c4a80a06effa5895cb9c0Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:13:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with shows by Preen, Topshop, Mulberry and others taking place at many sites in the more-chic-than-usual British capital.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/076b56c4730c4a80a06effa5895cb9c0Bomb explodes by Colombia bull ring, killing 1 policemanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed2f453296aa4b7c91d0e990972ee8fcSun, 19 Feb 2017 18:34:09 GMTBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A homemade bomb exploded near Bogota's bullring on Sunday, killing a police officer and injuring as many as 31 bystanders.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed2f453296aa4b7c91d0e990972ee8fc'Lego Batman' stays No. 1, conquers 'The Great Wall'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dae5746445ca4f3fabc92e00e690494dSun, 19 Feb 2017 18:25:39 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — "The Lego Batman Movie" commanded the Presidents Day weekend box office, staying No. 1 for the second straight week, while the China-focused "The Great Wall" failed to show much muscle in North America.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dae5746445ca4f3fabc92e00e690494dFormer Syracuse player sentenced to 10 years in stabbinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c6a329b0f1d4c8a8afda5ab9b87e2f8Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:02:59 GMTSYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former Syracuse University football player has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the stabbing attack on two of his former teammates last year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c6a329b0f1d4c8a8afda5ab9b87e2f8Blast in Somalia kills 20 in Mogadishu marketplacehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e500a2b1c29a49e0bcb7f728f4f500ffSun, 19 Feb 2017 16:45:50 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb at a marketplace in Somalia's capital has killed at least 20 people and injured 50 others, said a local Somali official.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e500a2b1c29a49e0bcb7f728f4f500ffGambia's new president commits to end human rights abuseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fda0cc9fbdd845a793ff1ea91e50642dSun, 19 Feb 2017 16:35:05 GMTBANJUL, Gambia (AP) — As Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fda0cc9fbdd845a793ff1ea91e50642dTrump steps up security aide search, focuses on health carehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16420fd04da84637b0bd214c5ff4f7e2Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:11:53 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday was stepping up his search for a national security adviser, with several interviews on tap, and focusing on health care in talks with his health and budget chiefs, while his team pushed back against depictions of a young administration in disarray.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16420fd04da84637b0bd214c5ff4f7e21 killed; 1 hurt after car stuck on tracks is hit by trainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46c7c50e4b314e42b4f63e763a48f9f4Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:08:32 GMTFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died after a car broke down on train tracks in North Carolina and was hit by an oncoming train.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46c7c50e4b314e42b4f63e763a48f9f4The fiduciary rule and youhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11ff448cbbcc408191eaadc3c5f093b3Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:17:11 GMTPresident Donald Trump's administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the "fiduciary rule," which requires certain financial professionals to act in their clients' best interests when providing retirement advice.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11ff448cbbcc408191eaadc3c5f093b3Police: Man in photos now 'main suspect' in 2 girls' deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd35004fec94c67a8bb06d1b4aeb0ebSun, 19 Feb 2017 17:58:11 GMTDELPHI, Ind. (AP) — A man photographed walking along a northern Indiana trail system around the time two teenage girls later found slain were dropped off by a relative is now considered "the main suspect" in their killings, State Police said Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd35004fec94c67a8bb06d1b4aeb0ebThe Latest: Congressional Black Caucus to meet with Trumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1fc2adf20c2485bb28d147ea7e112e4Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:23:12 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1fc2adf20c2485bb28d147ea7e112e4A top Jewish leader urges Trump act against anti-Semitismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70ac4124c03d472ea0cbc38eaf74d1a1Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:36:28 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — A top American Jewish leader is urging President Donald Trump to speak out against anti-Semitism amid a surge in harassment of Jews in the U.S.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70ac4124c03d472ea0cbc38eaf74d1a1The Latest: Trump plans calls to Panama, Trinidad and Tobagohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2de9184a302047d1a1aa285d1a616b74Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:38:49 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2de9184a302047d1a1aa285d1a616b74Report: Israeli leader turned down regional peace initiativehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62371944e8cb4dd28f9818e303fa5cc7Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:11:47 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry, in apparent contradiction to his stated goal of involving regional powers in resolving Israel's conflict with the Palestinians.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62371944e8cb4dd28f9818e303fa5cc7Chen lands 5 quads to win 4 Continents figure skatinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f69942d81b14adcb623f540e93d30b9Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:59:54 GMTPYEONCHANG, South Korea (AP) — American men rarely are ground breakers when it comes to quadruple jumps.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f69942d81b14adcb623f540e93d30b9SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon padhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8d578b97f074ed9b11019905fa9c465Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:56:45 GMTCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8d578b97f074ed9b11019905fa9c465Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence's reassuranceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/334273b040774433bfbd6f0225eb6435Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:25:31 GMTMUNICH (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honor its commitments to end fighting in Ukraine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/334273b040774433bfbd6f0225eb6435Doctor-lawmaker tries to restrict smoking in tobacco countryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/184643e840bb4664b07f64e2ac51773fSun, 19 Feb 2017 15:36:12 GMTFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Dr. Ralph Alvarado was elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 2014, he found his new colleagues had something in common with most of his patients: They knew smoking was bad, they just couldn't quit.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/184643e840bb4664b07f64e2ac51773fFrench foreign minister warns Russia on election meddlinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be8d6e2e19734333a06171ef5859f26aSun, 19 Feb 2017 16:02:14 GMTPARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister is denouncing possible Russian meddling in the French presidential campaign as "unacceptable."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be8d6e2e19734333a06171ef5859f26aUS ski team leans on superstars for medals ahead of Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e46cba0398c64b40926703c04ec52a6cSun, 19 Feb 2017 17:19:03 GMTST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Dressed as comic book superheroes, American skiers were often merely mortal at the last world championships before the 2018 Olympics.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e46cba0398c64b40926703c04ec52a6cToughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad2f25412b4645b4ae80694290ae2f04Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:14:00 GMTFLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) — When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying dead on his favorite blanket in the living room.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad2f25412b4645b4ae80694290ae2f04Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cd1c20229544dcea7ff4c144262b346Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:24:39 GMTABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cd1c20229544dcea7ff4c144262b346French voters protest corruption amid troubled campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29f0ca4d95304a7db7d2337bfa878e03Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:09:53 GMTPARIS (AP) — French activists are demonstrating against corruption amid a presidential campaign marked by a fake jobs investigation and other legal scandals.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29f0ca4d95304a7db7d2337bfa878e03Officers kill man who pointed gun during home invasionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f338f4d35b74e448ab8da0b049c618aSun, 19 Feb 2017 16:53:09 GMTMEBANE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say police officers in North Carolina shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them after running out of a house where a home invasion had been reported.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f338f4d35b74e448ab8da0b049c618aFA Cup: Ibrahimovic rescues United, Kane nets Spurs treblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94e9c2ee53424f78b4ddd0a7ef6664a5Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:29:26 GMTLONDON (AP) — Manchester United turned to Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come to the holders' rescue and eliminate second-tier Blackburn in the FA Cup on Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94e9c2ee53424f78b4ddd0a7ef6664a5Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply righthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/806e25927be44e8989b63c3f9d2b00dfSun, 19 Feb 2017 16:34:22 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/806e25927be44e8989b63c3f9d2b00dfAvalanche kills 7 in Pakistan's northhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a68ad7fc043b4244a359fb001a4ee5b4Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:31:44 GMTPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A local government official says an avalanche has killed seven people in northern Pakistan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a68ad7fc043b4244a359fb001a4ee5b4Police: Former Detroit Lions player arrested in Oregonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b0e035122aa46e885da488d2a00e167Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:58:21 GMTWOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — Police say they arrested a former NFL player after he tried to force his way into an Oregon home and then took his clothes off.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b0e035122aa46e885da488d2a00e167Tsonga beats Goffin to win World Tennis Tournament finalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c77708f96034dc6ae304ef1029f1f0eSun, 19 Feb 2017 17:21:35 GMTROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga clinched his 13th career title on Sunday, rallying from a set down to beat David Goffin of Belgium 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the World Tennis Tournament.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c77708f96034dc6ae304ef1029f1f0eBlast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplacehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05b5187b5bdb4cddadec7811e15beee3Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:57:47 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The death toll from a car bomb at a marketplace in Somalia's capital has risen to 34 with 52 injured, said a police officer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05b5187b5bdb4cddadec7811e15beee3France's Le Pen arrives in Lebanonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29fe3d7a6ee94a958f55122cf5220aaeSun, 19 Feb 2017 17:45:07 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The far-right French leader Marine Le Pen has arrived in Beirut to meet with the Lebanese head of state and leading Christian figures.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29fe3d7a6ee94a958f55122cf5220aaeUAE arms show comes as Yemen war, suspicions of Iran lingerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/388ca51e99714663a0725fc96533e9acSun, 19 Feb 2017 16:13:40 GMTABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu Dhabi, as a bullet-scarred Emirati armored personnel carrier served as a reminder of the country's ongoing military campaign in Yemen.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/388ca51e99714663a0725fc96533e9acHunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9543ca407ff4873948c2ca761229c8dSun, 19 Feb 2017 16:05:39 GMTPRESIDIO, Texas (AP) — Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9543ca407ff4873948c2ca761229c8dIraqi forces launch offensive to drive IS from western Mosulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77e82e5030be4ab185a76683f24da0d4Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:35:23 GMTHAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a major air-and-ground offensive Sunday to retake western Mosul from Islamic State militants and drive the extremist group from its last major urban bastion in Iraq.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77e82e5030be4ab185a76683f24da0d4Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid to buy Unileverhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f28cdad31ca048d5a8355ebbb17af394Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:22:17 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Heinz has decided to withdraw its $143 billion offer to buy mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker Unilever.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f28cdad31ca048d5a8355ebbb17af394Voters in Ecuador choosing between change, continuityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fcf92728da246e9bd22ea53db0c8731Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:32:53 GMTQUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadoreans are choosing Sunday between a candidate who vows to continue President Rafael Correa's populist platform or one of several more conservative contenders who pledge to attack corruption and cut taxes to stimulate the Andean nation's flagging economy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fcf92728da246e9bd22ea53db0c8731Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for Californiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c12e76fd3e7453b9a45b465268b92ccSun, 19 Feb 2017 17:45:33 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials are warning that residents returning to homes damaged by flooding should be prepared to evacuate again as yet another powerful Pacific storm takes aim at Northern California.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c12e76fd3e7453b9a45b465268b92ccAide says senators want materials saved for Russia probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27f0fa999c0745b0b7bd7ff2191d22f2Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:22:57 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, according to a congressional aide.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27f0fa999c0745b0b7bd7ff2191d22f2Senior Trump appointee fired after critical commentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/558097910af84b70ba14b0c7beaff913Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:19:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/558097910af84b70ba14b0c7beaff913ICE arrests man who escaped Illinois prison in 2003http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92df5614636a424d998d1bc092454234Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:38:38 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92df5614636a424d998d1bc092454234Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52bc8e67c7974651b15823c77b161542Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:03:08 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52bc8e67c7974651b15823c77b161542Spate of protests breaks out in Belarushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee5497c5fec944139e244294e4dd3d7fSun, 19 Feb 2017 17:14:18 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — News media in Belarus are reporting sizable protests in five cities against an unpopular labor law that obliges citizens to pay the equivalent of $250 if they work less than half the year and do not register with state labor exchanges.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee5497c5fec944139e244294e4dd3d7fThousands protest in Georgia to back opposition TV stationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4c183b1721143d8adf7e7d86050cc25Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:35:05 GMTTBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of Georgians have rallied in the capital in support of the country's opposition-minded television station that they suspect is about to be transferred to a more government-friendly owner.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4c183b1721143d8adf7e7d86050cc25Bomb explodes near Colombia bull ring, injuries reportedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed134d66804449e287bc8c0541ed9b21Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:22:39 GMTBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A homemade bomb has exploded near Bogota's bull ring where police and animal rights activists have clashed in recent weeks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed134d66804449e287bc8c0541ed9b21Ex-officials: Israeli leader spurned secret peace offerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1dc7f44b3924be29c6f990e4522a09aSun, 19 Feb 2017 17:14:25 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry, former U.S. officials confirmed Sunday, in apparent contradiction to his stated goal of involving regional Arab powers in resolving Israel's conflict with the Palestinians.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1dc7f44b3924be29c6f990e4522a09aThe Latest: Pentagon chief says he's OK with the mediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1419c9759483477bb08b4448c8697aecSun, 19 Feb 2017 16:25:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1419c9759483477bb08b4448c8697aec