FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:27:50 -0800Maduro rejects speculation he'll suspend Venezuela electionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd0f040a449f4c73b95418f4f647c07dCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is rejecting speculation that he is considering suspending Venezuela's legislative elections later this year.By JORGE RUEDAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd0f040a449f4c73b95418f4f647c07dThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:13:08 GMTFacebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for womenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1941203053e640a2a4cad76b9c67b89aSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentLifestyleSportsTechnologySocial mediaBasketballWomen's basketballGender issuesCelebrityWomen's sportsInformation technologyProfessional basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsOnline mediaMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustriesHuman rights and civil libertieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1941203053e640a2a4cad76b9c67b89aThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:00:21 GMTTwins prospects return to field in 3-1 win over Minnesotahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/435be4b14bf04fb0b574d34db1385fd5FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor could have made it easier on his former college team if his B squad wasn't so talented.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsFort MyersMinnesotaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/435be4b14bf04fb0b574d34db1385fd5Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:35:50 GMTTruck crew says carsickness led to $4.8M heist of gold barshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1fcdfb215e79440fa951f9f8c3b723d2WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when, the two men told police, a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion-dollar heist.By JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsCrimeTheftWilsonMiamiNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFloridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1fcdfb215e79440fa951f9f8c3b723d2Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:26:34 GMTNFL stadium supporters in Carson file ballot paperworkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c0f612acb0c468a9991ab2484d411f3LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in the Los Angeles suburbs have filed paperwork to bring their plan before voters.aGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessProfessional footballFootballCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c0f612acb0c468a9991ab2484d411f3Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:55:46 GMTAllen scores 27, No. 3 Duke rolls past Wake Forest 94-51http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/021a94a3bcb74e73b868ca9ff681ca34DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Grayson Allen scored a season-best 27 points, and No. 3 Duke routed Wake Forest 94-51 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballMen's sportsBasketballCollege sportsNorth CarolinaDurhamUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/021a94a3bcb74e73b868ca9ff681ca34Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:07:05 GMT2nd-seeded Errani advances to Monterrey Open quarterfinalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a977ed8985434171b0000c843b9a527eMONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy advanced to the quarterfinals in the Monterrey Open on Wednesday night, beating Timea Babos of Hungary 6-3, 6-3.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMonterreyMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a977ed8985434171b0000c843b9a527eThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:52:59 GMTUS clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police forcehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d47047a9e01749779139398a4812b9caWASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeAfrican-AmericansCrimeMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsGeneral newsLocal governmentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d47047a9e01749779139398a4812b9caThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:09:21 GMTHammond makes 35 saves, lifts Senators over Jets 3-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12f697bbf6174540a9dff136404a330bWINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Rookie Andrew Hammond made 35 saves, and Kyle Turris had a goal and assist as the Ottawa Senators beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOttawaWinnipegOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaManitobahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12f697bbf6174540a9dff136404a330bThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:52:38 GMTEffort set to recover body found on Mexico's highest peakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d767b6508b7141ff96d257bf475d328eMEXICO CITY (AP) — An effort was planned for Thursday to recover a body found buried in snow and ice high on Mexico's tallest peak, officials said.iGeneral newsGlaciersVolcanoesEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d767b6508b7141ff96d257bf475d328eThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:06:05 GMTChemical fire at Vancouver's port prompts evacuationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f57d84264e754bf18e907ebbfea257d6VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver health officials are warning people near the city's port to stay indoors due to a fire in a shipping container holding an industrial disinfectant and bleaching agent.By JEREMY HAINSWORTHiGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersBritish ColumbiaVancouverCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f57d84264e754bf18e907ebbfea257d6Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:46:40 GMTSuns have big 3rd-quarter rally, beat Magic 105-100http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e732c189fca543ff9841e4a075715a62ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Knight had 28 points and seven assists in his best game for Phoenix, and the Suns overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 105-100 on Wednesday night.By KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e732c189fca543ff9841e4a075715a62Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:00:02 GMTHouse committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c514ed41c6684dde8111b910fcfcd67fWASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIShtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionSubpoenasLegal proceedingsCabinetsLegislatureDiplomacyClassified informationInformation technologyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyLaw and orderGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsInternational relationsPolitical issuesIndustriesUnited StatesLibyaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c514ed41c6684dde8111b910fcfcd67fThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:21:37 GMTZeller's shot at buzzer lifts Celtics past Jazzhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c22625f157a41a890a465b616114b72BOSTON (AP) — Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.By KEN POWTAKsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballBostonClevelandMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennesseehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c22625f157a41a890a465b616114b72Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:13:56 GMTFormer chief of Bolivia drug police under investigationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18981c1609ec43df8535bf285ad6217dLA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents is under investigation for illicit enrichment and drug trafficking ties.By CARLOS VALDEZiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsDrug-related crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderSmugglingLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBoliviaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18981c1609ec43df8535bf285ad6217dThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:44:10 GMTJames scores 29, Cavaliers beat Raptors 120-112http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b6068fb6a3a4fcb8033455ddab0be8eTORONTO (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points and matched a season high with 14 assists, Kevin Love had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on late to beat the Toronto Raptors 120-112 on Wednesday night.By IAN HARRISONsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b6068fb6a3a4fcb8033455ddab0be8eThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:16:32 GMTHenton, Bentil score 21 apiece No. 24 Friars beat Seton Hallhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d668115a5ece4e0d9eeb564b1d72995fNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ben Bentil scored a career-high 21 points and added 10 rebounds and No. 24 Providence shot 67 percent from the field in the second half in rallying from a big first-half deficit to defeat Seton Hall 79-66 on Wednesday night.By TOM CANAVANsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d668115a5ece4e0d9eeb564b1d72995fThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:02 GMTNuggets win 2nd straight under interim coach Melvin Hunthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccec79ec1c7f4338a042a2d3ecd4598bMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets win their second straight since firing coach Brian Shaw, 100-85 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccec79ec1c7f4338a042a2d3ecd4598bThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:33:13 GMTGasol's last-second shot lifts Memphis over Rockets 102-100http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fd2cd7ec08241d7907e6c1094617a6eHOUSTON (AP) — Marc Gasol made a jumper with 0.1 seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 102-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fd2cd7ec08241d7907e6c1094617a6eThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:28:47 GMTChina plans to boost military budget by 10.1 percent in 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c49508424d7f4bddbed980ba94901c42BEIJING (AP) — China announced Thursday that its official military budget will grow by 10.1 percent in the coming year, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENhtBusinessGeneral newsMilitary technologyMilitary and defenseGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsTechnologyChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c49508424d7f4bddbed980ba94901c42Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:50:58 GMTDavis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad672b27f5c440f3b840a374d13ccd1eNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 39 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks in his first game back from a right shoulder sprain, and the New Orleans Pelicans won for the sixth time in seven games, 88-85 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.By BRETT MARTELsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad672b27f5c440f3b840a374d13ccd1eThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:43:46 GMTHornets rout Nets 115-91 in key game in East racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e31ff7c44ae4da288e93bff4c3e4bd8NEW YORK (AP) — Al Jefferson and Gerald Henderson each scored 19 points, Marvin Williams had 18 and the Charlotte Hornets routed the Brooklyn Nets 115-91 on Wednesday night in a key matchup in the Eastern Conference playoff race.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballNew YorkBrooklynNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e31ff7c44ae4da288e93bff4c3e4bd8Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:05:18 GMTStorm could be winter's last big one but some want morehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0101f34f07dc4db7bf185ea9a41aa96bPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England threatened to bring icy rains, sleet, and snow overnight Wednesday but also hopes it would be the last significant snowfall for the East Coast this winter.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsWinter weatherLegislatureGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArkansasNew YorkPhiladelphiaBostonMassachusettsPennsylvaniaMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0101f34f07dc4db7bf185ea9a41aa96bThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:53:31 GMTAP source: MLS, players agree in principle to 5-year dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75e0bfc6f4e642af84889579571cfb64Major League Soccer and its players' union have agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.By RONALD BLUMsSportsAthlete compensationMen's soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsSoccerSports transactionsSports businesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75e0bfc6f4e642af84889579571cfb64Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:59:22 GMTMLS, players agree in principle to 5-year labor contracthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d6a7a7ca58b4caf9a12197caa0ef1a4Major League Soccer and its players' union agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.By RONALD BLUMsSportsAthlete compensationMen's soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsLabor issuesSoccerSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d6a7a7ca58b4caf9a12197caa0ef1a4Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:36:21 GMTNo. 12 Notre Dame pulls away from No. 16 Louisville 71-59http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89bd91fd60cb4a95ae63d6508fdfa97aLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Demetrius Jackson scored 21 points and No. 12 Notre Dame made its final seven shots to pull away for a 71-59 victory over No. 16 Louisville on Wednesday night that clinched third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89bd91fd60cb4a95ae63d6508fdfa97aThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:37:01 GMTHouse passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast servicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe71f861479f4b6ca85f9d4193c480c8WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyLegislationLegislaturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe71f861479f4b6ca85f9d4193c480c8Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:03:20 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a404226d561147afb97af8f6b09dd0b0Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a404226d561147afb97af8f6b09dd0b0Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:17 GMTPacers take easy rout in getting past Knicks 105-82http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1fc019e0c940418eb9206c7889a44a3cINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Hill scored a season-high 21 points, and Rodney Stuckey added 17 to help Indiana rout the struggling Knicks 105-82 on Wednesday night.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballIndianaNew York CityIndianapolisNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1fc019e0c940418eb9206c7889a44a3cThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:39:37 GMTNYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faa09e381bfb469c88c533e878fbfc30NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City.By KAREN MATTHEWS and JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsIslamPrimary and secondary educationHolidaysMunicipal governmentsReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesEducationOccasionsLifestyleLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faa09e381bfb469c88c533e878fbfc30Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:42:31 GMTDominican Republic temporarily closes consulates in Haitihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6202404360a4a968c7f4ef4a92899d5SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic has announced the temporary closure of five of its consulates in neighboring Haiti because of security concerns.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDominican RepublicHaitiCaribbeanPort-au-PrinceLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6202404360a4a968c7f4ef4a92899d5Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:36:22 GMTAP Source: Peyton Manning returning for 18th NFL seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0335c2e8caf74251acfb60aacb7a4a6dENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.By ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete retirementProfessional footballSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthFootballDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0335c2e8caf74251acfb60aacb7a4a6dThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:02:51 GMTSecond Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infectionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a0c887ada52486fb847e29e7b9d8cd1LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of medical scope that's used on more than a half-million people in the U.S. every year, the hospital said Wednesday.By ALICIA CHANGaBusinessGeneral newsHealthScienceInfectious diseasesDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesLos AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a0c887ada52486fb847e29e7b9d8cd1Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:52:51 GMTMexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburbhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c50eb8c9d9d042a7816d6b3013024e73MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsArmed forcesWar and unrestCrimeOrganized crimeSmugglingLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMonterreyMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c50eb8c9d9d042a7816d6b3013024e73Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:54:10 GMTRybarikova outlasts Hercog in Monterrey Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f7c0d6bcf2b4ff882c67678c1eb72b9MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Eighth-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia outlasted Polona Hercog of Slovenia of 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (9) on Wednesday night in the second round of the Monterrey Open.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMonterreyMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f7c0d6bcf2b4ff882c67678c1eb72b9Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:51:43 GMTWade, Whiteside lead way late, Heat beat Lakers 100-94http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/325d270ecbd44a8ba5b8a0995d982247MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 25 points and added six assists, Hassan Whiteside grabbed 25 rebounds and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-94 on Wednesday night.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsCelebrityMen's basketballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/325d270ecbd44a8ba5b8a0995d982247Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:44:11 GMTUS ambassador to SKorea slashed on face and wrist in attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e137a85a5b4c45ea8fa9cf9d70069d22SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a knife with a 10-inch blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said Thursday.By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsWar and unrestCrimeGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e137a85a5b4c45ea8fa9cf9d70069d22Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:21:49 GMTFan pays for anti-Mets ownership billboard near fieldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f73ec47dd14c4d88920ab30c8c69fc6eST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. (AP) — A New York Mets fan has put his displeasure with the team's ownership on full display.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFloridaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f73ec47dd14c4d88920ab30c8c69fc6eThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:21:53 GMTObama, Carter, Rice pay tribute to Notre Dame's Hesburghhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc951304c2c6477a87bf03ef242ea9cdSOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years as president, was remembered Wednesday as a world leader in social issues but someone whose main goal was helping people connect with God.By TOM COYNEaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc951304c2c6477a87bf03ef242ea9cdThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:44:27 GMTChina stocks lead Asia lower after annual growth target cuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5709dac382f4227ababeae55a1f9090HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks led Asian markets lower on Thursday after the country's leaders cut the annual growth target for the world's No. 2 economy.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsChinaHong KongEast AsiaSingaporeGreater ChinaAsiaSoutheast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5709dac382f4227ababeae55a1f9090Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:45:42 GMTPolice: Maryland shootings random; evoked DC sniper memorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b80743d30a83435dbec82323d529977dMILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b80743d30a83435dbec82323d529977dThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:49:33 GMTElizabeth McCracken wins $20,000 short story prizehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9659788e2e574afb95d2a1ea8f13b2a3NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth McCracken, a fiction writer praised for her sharply detailed stories of grief and disaster, has won a $20,000 prize.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9659788e2e574afb95d2a1ea8f13b2a3Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:55 GMTWith Peterson's status in question, Vikings pay a visithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dbde94879ef4f78aa8691f7f066bfeeThe Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dbde94879ef4f78aa8691f7f066bfeeThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:06:34 GMTMicrosoft outlines plan to bridge Xbox and PC video gaminghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/495e2d959f7f42e288ecbd93ee33d0afSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is attempting to break down the walls surrounding console gaming.By DERRIK J. LANGhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsConsumer electronicsInformation technologyIndustriesBusinessConsumer products and servicesTechnologyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/495e2d959f7f42e288ecbd93ee33d0afThu, 05 Mar 2015 03:35:20 GMTMaduro rejects speculation he*ll suspend Venezuela electionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b733ca327bb4d74a24ebc1f342d8089CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is rejecting speculation that he is considering suspending legislative elections this year and says that even under the most adverse circumstances he will go forward with the vote.iGeneral newsVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b733ca327bb4d74a24ebc1f342d8089Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:41:25 GMTNFL stadium supporters in LA suburb file ballot paperworkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b994f3b13e52418d8767d89c8fe91d60LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in a Los Angeles suburb filed paperwork Wednesday to bring their plan before voters.aGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessProfessional footballFootballLocal electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b994f3b13e52418d8767d89c8fe91d60Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:50:37 GMTMLS, players agree in principle to 5-year dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a78a519fd38490b8dc7d498f762867bMajor League Soccer and its players' union have agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.By RONALD BLUMsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a78a519fd38490b8dc7d498f762867bThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:22:49 GMTChina lowers growth target, promises to open industrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b82fb17a177845eea4d16fa05a7bac55BEIJING (AP) — China announced a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyConsumer spendingGovernment and politicsPersonal investingPersonal financeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaBeijingTibetGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b82fb17a177845eea4d16fa05a7bac55Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:34:18 GMTHenderson sharp in return, Brewers beat Wisconsin-Milwaukeehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f568a43e3094133adee55faf630c5daMARYVALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former closer Jim Henderson threw a scoreless inning in his first outing since May, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 8-0 on Wednesday.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsMilwaukeeWisconsinArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f568a43e3094133adee55faf630c5daThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:03:38 GMTTeacher jailed for showing high school class violent moviehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b966c8cdca1f44e88b1ba5a4db62c129COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.aGeneral newsOdditiesMoviesLegal proceedingsCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEducation issuesEducationLaw and orderColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b966c8cdca1f44e88b1ba5a4db62c129Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:58:42 GMT