FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jan 2015 18:35:38 -0800Texas executes man after Supreme Court rejects arguments that he was too mentally impaired, Texas (AP) — Texas executes man after Supreme Court rejects arguments that he was too mentally impaired.aGeneral newsHuntsvilleTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:05:55 GMTWestbeld leads No. 4 Notre Dame women past Va Tech 74-50, Va. (AP) — Kathryn Westbeld scored a career-high 17 points in leading No. 4 Notre Dame to a 74-50 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:10:22 GMTPhil Mickelson rallies to shoot 69 in Phoenix Open, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson played the final 11 holes in 5 under to salvage a 2-under 69 on Thursday in the first round of the Phoenix Open.By JOHN NICHOLSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:28:08 GMT3 Hawks, Durant and Westbrook are NBA All-Star reserves YORK (AP) — Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsNBA All-Star GameMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballEventsTexasPortlandClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaineTennessee, 30 Jan 2015 01:18:37 GMTMen who beat Giants fan at Dodger park guilty of gun crime ANGELES (AP) — The two men who savagely beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium face up to 10 years in federal prison on firearms convictions.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 30 Jan 2015 01:37:43 GMTBrazilian organizers say IndyCar opener has been canceled PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil's capital was canceled on Thursday.By TALES AZZONIsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarFormula OneLocal governmentsContracts and ordersCorporate newsBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsBrazilBrasiliaSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 02:00:22 GMTAPNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia.By MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTerrorismIntelligence agenciesArrestsMilitant groupsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderWar and unrestImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsVirginiaUnited StatesSomaliaNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 30 Jan 2015 02:17:45 GMTYouth who stormed Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hacker, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old brandishing a fake weapon threatened a security guard to gain access to the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS and demand airtime Thursday night before police stormed a TV studio to arrest him.By MIKE CORDER and PETER DEJONGiGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisExtortion and threatsArrestsEventsCrimeLaw and orderTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 01:09:45 GMTSuspect nabbed in killing of former Miss Venezuela, husband, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities say a man sought for a year in the killing of a former Miss Venezuela and her husband has been caught, bringing to 11 the number of suspects detained for the crime.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 01:35:11 GMTTexas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCriminal punishmentLaw and orderTexasHuntsvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:57:54 GMTLAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by Los Angeles officers to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office Thursday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:27:34 GMTNo. 6 Tennessee women eke out 73-72 win over No. 10 Kentucky, Ky. (AP) — Isabelle Harrison and Cierra Burdick combined to score 25 second-half points that helped sixth-ranked Tennessee top No. 10 Kentucky and hold on for a tense 73-72 victory Thursday night.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsTennesseeKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:25:00 GMTBuilder projects 18-month delay for nuclear plant in Georgia (AP) — Southern Co. said the firms building its new nuclear power plant in Georgia estimate the project will be delayed 18 months, potentially costing the power company $720 million in new charges, company officials said Thursday.By RAY HENRYfBusinessProduction facilitiesUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:16:03 GMT1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94 (AP) — Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94.By PHUONG LEaGeneral newsObituariesWorld War IIWar and unrestEventsChinaWashingtonGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:03:54 GMTBrother of man challenging travel restrictions on FBI list, Va. (AP) — A former taxi driver from northern Virginia whom the FBI is adding to its list of most-wanted terrorists is the older brother of a man challenging his placement on the U.S. government's no-fly list.MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsTravel laws and regulationsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsTravel safetyTravelLifestyleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 00:59:02 GMTNo. 1 South Carolina women cruise past Alabama 85-54, S.C. (AP) — A'ja Wilson scored 17 points, Alaina Coates had 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 1 South Carolina routed Alabama for the second time this month in a 85-54 victory Thursday night.By PETE IACOBELLIsSportsWomen's sportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsAlabamaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:07:54 GMTMinnesota man pleads guilty in Gambia coup attempt (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsConspiracyLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesNational governmentsCoups d'etatPolitical activismCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPolitical issuesGambiaUnited StatesMinnesotaMinneapolisWest AfricaAfricaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:38:56 GMTStevens and Chidom lead No. 17 Duke women over Pitt 62-45, N.C. (AP) — Azura Stevens had 14 points and 12 rebounds, Oderah Chidom added 10 points and 10 boards, and the No. 17 Duke women beat Pittsburgh 62-45 on Thursday night.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsDurhamNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:48:04 GMTFormer soldier charged with stealing $250,000 in benefits (AP) — A former Idaho National Guard soldier who is also an official in the Washington city of Snoqualmie has been indicted on charges that he lied his way to a Purple Heart and more than $250,000 in government benefits.By GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsTheftFraud and false statementsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsWashingtonTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:09:26 GMTObama budget to call for $1 billion for Central America (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says President Barack Obama's budget will call for $1 billion in aid for Central America. He says that's three times what the U.S. typically gives the region.wGovernment and politicsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsUnited StatesCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:21:33 GMTCalifornia meets judges' prison crowding goal 1 year early, Calif. (AP) — California reached a court-ordered target to reduce the number of inmates in its crowded prisons on Thursday, more than a year ahead of the deadline set by federal judges.By DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsNational courtsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:46:04 GMTColumn: Only thing Tiger proves is he can still draw a crowd, Ariz. (AP) — By the time Tiger Woods made the turn in the opening round of a year that means so much for so many reasons, he had already stubbed one chip and bladed another. Things had gotten so bad that he twice took to using the putter from well off the green, lest he mess up his day even more.By TIM DAHLBERGsSportsMasters Golf TournamentGolfMen's golfEventsMen's sportsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:26:17 GMTObama to Democrats: Time to end budget austerity (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an end to the automatic spending cuts that have reduced money for domestic and defense programs. He says the cuts triggered by a 2011 budget act don't "differentiate between smart government spending and dumb government spending."By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyPolitical organizationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairs, 30 Jan 2015 01:07:12 GMTGoogle's 4Q earnings disappoint, but CFO eases the letdown FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsMedia and entertainment industryIndustries, 30 Jan 2015 00:42:40 GMTObama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy (AP) — Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control.By JOSH LEDERMAN and ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment programsLegislatureArmed forcesEconomyPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEconomic policyGovernment policyMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 30 Jan 2015 01:14:35 GMTHouse Dems seek better messaging, not new policies, for 2016 (AP) — Better messaging, not changes in policy, is the key to winning elections again, House Democrats said Thursday as they huddled in Philadelphia to talk strategy. And the message, they said, must focus relentlessly on middle class paychecks.By CHARLES BABINGTONaBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical partiesHouse electionsLegislaturePolitical organizationsIsraelPhiladelphiaMiddle EastPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:14:57 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:04:47 GMTSenate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.By DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnergy industryHiring and recruitmentLegislatureLegislationEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPersonnelIndustrial products and servicesEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:28:50 GMTChief: Not clear how officer was hurt when teen was killed (AP) — A Denver police officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car the teenager was driving, the police chief said Thursday.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 00:35:40 GMTWoods stumbles with chipping in return to golf, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:46:33 GMTNo. 22 Rutgers women beats Purdue 58-49 LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Kahleah Copper scored 21 points and No. 22 Rutgers beat Purdue 58-49 on Thursday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsLafayetteIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:21:09 GMTRegulators issue final volumes in Nevada nuclear dump report VEGAS (AP) — Findings released Thursday by analysts in the federal agency with the power to give the go-ahead for a proposed national nuclear waste dump in Nevada appear to provide wiggle room for adopting rules to open the repository, if decision-makers want to go forward.By KEN RITTERaGeneral newsGovernment regulationsMountainsRegulatory agenciesLegislatureGovernment and politicsEnergy and the environmentIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessEnvironment and natureWaste managementEnvironmentWater environmentNatural resource managementNevadaLas VegasSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:31:47 GMTOhio agency fights judge's order to return tigers to owner, Ohio (AP) — Returning six tigers and five other exotic animals to the sanctuary where they were seized near Toledo would threaten the creatures' health and the safety of people nearby, the state argued Thursday as it responded to a judge's order.By JOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsAnimalsAnimal healthMountain lionsTigersAgriculture and the environmentLaw and orderHealthMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationToledoOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 00:37:52 GMTPacers shrug off slow start, pull away from Knicks 103-82 (AP) — Rodney Stuckey scored 22 points, Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers routed the New York Knicks 103-82 on Thursday night.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballIndianaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Jan 2015 02:27:28 GMTRod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81 YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s won him Oscar nominations and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesMovies, 30 Jan 2015 01:47:56 GMTElderly Massachusetts residents found dead after blizzard, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a 97-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman were found dead outside their homes in different towns after this week's blizzard.aGeneral newsWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015SeniorsWinter weatherEventsStormsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:29:00 GMTAPNewsBreak: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide, Utah (AP) — Kristi Strack and Dan Lafferty struck up an unusual relationship behind prison walls a decade ago.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeViolent crimeUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:18:48 GMTFactory data shows Japan economy turning corner on recession (AP) — Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third-largest economy may be turning the corner on a recession brought on by a hefty sales tax hike.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyRecessions and depressionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 02:23:21 GMTJohn Kerry fined $50 for failing to shovel snow outside home (AP) — John Kerry has many titles — secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president.aGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:33:56 GMTGerman couple killed in Paraguay, apparently by guerrillas, Paraguay (AP) — A German couple abducted from their cattle farm was found dead Thursday, apparently at the hands of a guerrilla group that earlier this week demanded the owner of an adjoining farm pay $300,000 and give food to the poor.By PEDRO SERVINiGeneral newsKidnappingAgricultureIndustriesBusinessCrimeParaguayGermanySouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 01:24:26 GMTBalloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, first matching and then surpassing the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherJapanAlbuquerqueEast AsiaAsiaNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:00:14 GMTMost of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.By AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsScienceCoralsCoral reefsPublic opinionOceansAnimalsEnvironment and natureSocial affairsHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:11:03 GMTLoving, Russell carry Ohio State past No. 16 Maryland, 80-56, Ohio (AP) — Marc Loving scored 19 points and D'Angelo Russell added 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead Ohio State to an 80-56 victory over No. 16 Maryland on Thursday night.By RUSTY MILLERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballNBA DraftBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsEventsNBA basketballProfessional basketballOhioMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:21:29 GMTNo. 5 Maryland wins 12th straight, 91-65 over Michigan ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Laurin Mincy scored 24 points, and No. 5 Maryland rolled to its 12th consecutive victory, remaining unbeaten in Big Ten play with a 91-65 win over Michigan on Thursday night.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMichiganMarylandAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 02:11:59 GMTMixed data from Japan as inflation flat, jobless rate falls (AP) — Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third-largest economy may be turning the corner on a recession brought on by a hefty sales tax hike.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 01:48:30 GMTSeattle officer who arrested man with golf club reassigned (AP) — Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole has reassigned an officer involved in the arrest last summer of a 69-year-old man who refused to drop a golf club he was carrying on a city sidewalk.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeAfrican-AmericansState legislatureLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 01:10:47 GMTGas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.By ALBERTO ARCE and PETER ORSIiGeneral newsExplosionsHealthAccidents and disastersSearch and rescue effortsMunicipal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 00:59:08 GMTLions already propose expanded replay for officiating (AP) — Changes could be afoot for the NFL rule book. Starting with what is a catch and what is pass interference.By BARRY WILNERsSportsNFL PlayoffsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFootballEvents, 30 Jan 2015 00:35:05 GMTGas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital; 2 dead, 73 hurt CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.By ALBERTO ARCE and PETER ORSIiGeneral newsExplosionsHealthAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 02:26:48 GMTPoll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.By SETH BORENSTEINwGeneral newsScienceFood sciencePublic opinionClimateEnergy and the environmentFood and drinkEnvironmental concernsAgricultural scienceSocial affairsAtmospheric scienceEarth scienceEnvironment and natureEnvironmentLifestyle, 30 Jan 2015 00:37:32 GMT