FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:35:25 -0800Morocco, France mend long spat, restore legal collaborationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e5824b9176541768bba5e09587b6c31RABAT, Morocco (AP) — France and Morocco have announced that they have ended a long running spat by restoring judicial cooperation severed nearly a year earlier.iGeneral newsMoroccoFranceNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e5824b9176541768bba5e09587b6c31Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:08:23 GMTFamily, diplomats say no new word on Islamic State hostageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed2d9d1d34a84b7aba931aba65a3d047AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The family of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the Islamic State group said Saturday it has received no word on his fate since the militants threatened to kill him earlier this week.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAmmanJordanJapanMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed2d9d1d34a84b7aba931aba65a3d047Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:04:45 GMTIS fighters acknowledge defeat in Syrian town of Kobanihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5163b79c775c4dd8bbadadeb8c5ef3bcBEIRUT (AP) — Members of the Islamic State group have acknowledged for the first time that they were defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani.iGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5163b79c775c4dd8bbadadeb8c5ef3bcSat, 31 Jan 2015 13:36:21 GMTJust whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer thathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c235cbd2b93d4893b3efc5d435f14c2dWASHINGTON (AP) — Whose Internet is it anyway?By ANNE FLAHERTYhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyNetwork neutralityGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationTelecommunicationsConsumer protection and advocacyLegislatureIndustriesTechnology issuesConsumer products and servicesGovernment business and financeInternet technologyComputing and information technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsGovernment financeLocal governmentsConsumer affairsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c235cbd2b93d4893b3efc5d435f14c2dSat, 31 Jan 2015 14:10:58 GMTFormer German president Richard von Weizsaecker dies at 94http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7db9b0f42ff4349b07bbbca7d8dc180BERLIN (AP) — Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who declared Germany's World War II surrender a "day of liberation" for his country as he urged it to confront the Nazi past, and promoted reconciliation during a 10-year tenure that spanned the reunification of west and east, has died. He was 94.By GEIR MOULSONiGeneral newsObituariesWorld War IIGovernment and politicsNazismInternational relationsEventsGermanyNetherlandsWest GermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7db9b0f42ff4349b07bbbca7d8dc180Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:57:42 GMTIraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62581f4dcad54d758e89b52c535d18ceBAGHDAD (AP) — When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas.By SINAN SALAHEDDIN and SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsLibrariesEducationSocial affairsIraqBaghdadSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62581f4dcad54d758e89b52c535d18ceSat, 31 Jan 2015 09:19:45 GMTFire devastates major Russian libraryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba426b44f4c3481facc77c19da48593eMOSCOW (AP) — A fire at one of Russia's largest public libraries has been raging for more than 17 hours, to destroy thousands of rare documents.iGeneral newsLibrariesEducationSocial affairsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba426b44f4c3481facc77c19da48593eSat, 31 Jan 2015 13:43:18 GMTLawmakers vote for new Italian president in test for Renzihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7f6669d4de847199b8ddcc3364362f8ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers are voting again to elect the country's next president.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7f6669d4de847199b8ddcc3364362f8Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:29:40 GMTA Super Bowl weekend at a golf tournament without Tigerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fe827184b0042ff9d8c8a1e90ee2eceSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Three previous trips were enough for Tiger Woods to leave quite an impression at the Phoenix Open. The hole-in-one on the most raucous hole in golf. Fans moving a half-ton boulder. A kid tossing an orange onto the green when he was putting.By DOUG FERGUSONaGeneral newsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fe827184b0042ff9d8c8a1e90ee2eceSat, 31 Jan 2015 08:50:44 GMTAU threatens South Sudan warring factions with sanctionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98bcf9b1f1e24e72b0b2f94e6087dd0dADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The African Union Saturday joined regional and international organizations in threatening South Sudan's warring factions with sanctions.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsWar and unrestForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSouth SudanEthiopiaAddis AbabaNorth AfricaAfricaEast AfricaSudanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98bcf9b1f1e24e72b0b2f94e6087dd0dSat, 31 Jan 2015 10:36:43 GMTHingis, 34, back in Aussie Open final, 20 years after debuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a1e63edbf7c47908fe71e390943e8e7MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Martina Hingis came out retirement for the second time in her career two years ago, she set some ground rules for herself.By JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a1e63edbf7c47908fe71e390943e8e7Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:03:46 GMT5 things to know before Obama rolls out his budget Mondayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52b1607ffe024f67a706f4464b2af09eWASHINGTON (AP) — A quick quiz:By CONNIE CASSwGovernment and politicsGovernment programsLegislatureGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52b1607ffe024f67a706f4464b2af09eSat, 31 Jan 2015 08:30:00 GMTSerena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win 6th Australian Open, 19th Grand Slam titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6d6f0c49d2e4681aabb6143c7a9e613MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win 6th Australian Open, 19th Grand Slam title.iGeneral newsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsEventsTennisAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6d6f0c49d2e4681aabb6143c7a9e613Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:36:29 GMTSerena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b43480a722e84e6e8bbe148bce51c28eMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.By JOHN PYEiGeneral newsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisEventsMen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b43480a722e84e6e8bbe148bce51c28eSat, 31 Jan 2015 14:13:09 GMTOfficial: UK police need more stun guns due to terror threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b1c1fcc20484066b4dced4107a57e9dLONDON (AP) — The head of Britain's Police Federation says all front-line officers need to be equipped with stun guns because of the rising terror threat.iGeneral newsTerrorismPoliceWar and unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b1c1fcc20484066b4dced4107a57e9dSat, 31 Jan 2015 13:45:28 GMTAnger, mourning in Pakistan after mosque bombing kills 59http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6f2543d7c9c47ae81bde1cc531ccba9ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiites across Pakistan mourned and protested Saturday after a bombing at a Shiite mosque in the country killed at least 59 people.By ZARAR KHANiGeneral newsReligious strifeBombingsWar and unrestFunerals and memorial servicesProtests and demonstrationsMilitant groupsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical and civil unrestTerrorismPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6f2543d7c9c47ae81bde1cc531ccba9Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:44:58 GMTMan detained over suitcase found stuffed with human remainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6153354671c4093b093853b04e1a6e9SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man was detained Friday night in connection with a suitcase that had been found on a downtown San Francisco street stuffed with human remains, authorities said.aGeneral newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6153354671c4093b093853b04e1a6e9Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:03:13 GMTJapan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f75c52c3ab98467b92cb6e0a0e227cdbTOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentHostage situationsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAnimation and comicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsJapanEast AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f75c52c3ab98467b92cb6e0a0e227cdbSat, 31 Jan 2015 09:01:36 GMTSergio Mattarella, constitutional court justice, is elected Italy's president by lawmakershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d29cce45b164413b8a4998aeb5dc215ROME (AP) — Sergio Mattarella, constitutional court justice, is elected Italy's president by lawmakers .iGeneral newsJudicial electionsNational courtsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryNational governmentsCourtsItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d29cce45b164413b8a4998aeb5dc215Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:00:18 GMTDueling narratives surround 'Suge' Knight in deadly run-inhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc79d8f2ba684d719ff638d8dddd5b11LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Marion "Suge" Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder, dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop music mogul's latest and most serious run-in with the law.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and BRIAN MELLEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeViolent crimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc79d8f2ba684d719ff638d8dddd5b11Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:29:33 GMTCrash victim thanks donors whose blood saved his lifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53540e04a3044cd68cbdf880fbc01165LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters, people he had never met but knew had saved his life.By JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsHealthBlood donationAccidentsBiologyPublic healthAccidents and disastersTransportationSciencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53540e04a3044cd68cbdf880fbc01165Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:40:43 GMTPats backup QB Garoppolo helps defense prepare for Wilsonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f70bc5eed4b64ffa95c3623bb3d40c1dPHOENIX (AP) — A rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it.By HOWARD ULMANsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f70bc5eed4b64ffa95c3623bb3d40c1dSat, 31 Jan 2015 08:48:22 GMTNASA launches Earth-observing satellitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e98f54650e44b7285995a856d4c6d7aVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite has launched on a three-year mission to measure the amount of water in soil.aScienceSpace launchesMilitary facilitiesGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e98f54650e44b7285995a856d4c6d7aSat, 31 Jan 2015 14:23:39 GMTVatican hits sour note with women, but progress may comehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d0cc5514ccc445f917b1394e71f8757VATICAN CITY (AP) — A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The sexy blonde on its Internet promo video came under such ridicule that it was quickly taken down.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsWorkplace diversityChristianitySocial diversityReligionPersonnelBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d0cc5514ccc445f917b1394e71f8757Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:27:35 GMTEx-spy chief wanted in Colombia for wiretaps surrendershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7eb14628d7c3406f86df869a8b559fbfBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The former head of Colombia's intelligence agency has surrendered to authorities.iGeneral newsEspionageCrimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryBogotaColombiaPanamaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7eb14628d7c3406f86df869a8b559fbfSat, 31 Jan 2015 13:16:59 GMTMitt Romney bows out of 2016 race after a 3-week test runhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11032b262902432bae6bb0b0e9d80d71WASHINGTON (AP) — He insists he could win, but Mitt Romney has stepped out of the 2016 presidential contest in favor of the "next generation of Republican leaders" following a three-week fact-finding effort that revealed significant resistance to a third campaign.By STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaigns2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesElectionsNational electionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical organizationsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11032b262902432bae6bb0b0e9d80d71Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:22:36 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/316d19c5fc664aa79efe712e138a9283WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/316d19c5fc664aa79efe712e138a9283Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:33:01 GMTAfter historic balloon journey, crew plans landing Saturdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62aa3c11306f49ba842e877571e7890cALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots from the U.S. and Russia have traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsAlbuquerqueUnited StatesAtlantic OceanNew MexicoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62aa3c11306f49ba842e877571e7890cSat, 31 Jan 2015 08:53:02 GMTAt a glance: Where the GOP contenders stand in the 2016 racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c01c7df52484a4c984eddef0cdff1cdWASHINGTON (AP) — Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingCampaignsPolitical action committeesPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesLegislatureNational electionsElectionsDistrict of ColumbiaTexasSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c01c7df52484a4c984eddef0cdff1cdSat, 31 Jan 2015 08:24:46 GMTGermany's Merkel says she doesn't see another Greek debt cuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dc51e97f43045c592d9b30bbe2f8e1dBERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the refusal of Greece's European creditors to consider forgiving part of the debt-ridden country's rescue loans, though she stressed in an interview published Saturday that Berlin's aim is to keep Greece in the eurozone.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGermanyGreeceEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dc51e97f43045c592d9b30bbe2f8e1dSat, 31 Jan 2015 12:20:23 GMTImagine Dragons' bassist: Don't make Seahawks the herohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae97a72f96e543c7a245eb0d2b8c468dGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Imagine Dragons bassist Ben McKee has a simple reason he wants the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl — he doesn't want to see the Seattle Seahawks made into heroes.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYeArts and entertainmentSportsProfessional footballNFL Super BowlFootballEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae97a72f96e543c7a245eb0d2b8c468dSat, 31 Jan 2015 10:45:33 GMTFognini, Bolelli win men's doubles at Australian Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/398f03a453854422b26351adf914cfe8MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli became the first all-Italian team to capture a Grand Slam men's doubles title in more than 50 years after beating French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/398f03a453854422b26351adf914cfe8Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:06:03 GMTPile of daunting challenges ahead for next defense secretaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ffc6cbaf4194ad1ba6174513478d133WASHINGTON (AP) — As defense secretary, Ashton Carter would face a daunting pile of problems at home and abroad. And then there are the unforeseen crises, the ones that explode onto a Pentagon chief's agenda without warning.By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitary leadershipLegislatureGeneral newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfghanistanIraqSyriaRussiaUkraineMiddle EastNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ffc6cbaf4194ad1ba6174513478d133Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:17:48 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Serena raises money with serveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dc53e515d4f4e81aaca6905fa9034f7MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams had nothing but love for the fans at Rod Laver Arena after winning her 19th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaKrakowPolandOceaniaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dc53e515d4f4e81aaca6905fa9034f7Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:25:50 GMTSpain*s radical leftist party shows strength in big rallyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f15e6e13c8934f9b9593bbfda2bd2267MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are marching through Madrid's streets in a show of strength by Spain's fledgling radical leftist party Podemos (We Can) which hopes to emulate the success of Greece's Syriza party in elections later this year.iGeneral newsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f15e6e13c8934f9b9593bbfda2bd2267Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:00:45 GMT5 boaters rescued from sailboat 200 miles off NC coasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6489d533f61f4c5a8ae066877e3bf266MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued five people from a sailboat after the boat's mast broke about 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6489d533f61f4c5a8ae066877e3bf266Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:42:55 GMTItaly's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4f69344a4634567aafd007424d1d1c0ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJudicial electionsNational courtsElectionsJudiciaryNational governmentsCourtsItalySicilyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4f69344a4634567aafd007424d1d1c0Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:00:22 GMTDrive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congresshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd796549f9d3441fb031fe7888b8a415WASHINGTON (AP) — It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever.By ALAN FRAMhtBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureMedical technologyMedical devicesPolitical partiesLegislationHealth care industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsState governmentsTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd796549f9d3441fb031fe7888b8a415Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:28:13 GMTSan Francisco police detain man in human remains casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27842bdaea9146819d687de35e6bd959SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police detained a "person of interest" Friday night who had been shown in photos released earlier in the probe of human remains found inside a suitcase, authorities said.aGeneral newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27842bdaea9146819d687de35e6bd959Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:36:11 GMTChina offers up to $50K in cash for terror tips in Tibethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f19d2c2f024b4ab683f370a1f6c3372dBEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are offering up to 300,000 yuan ($50,000) for tips on terrorism activities in the Himalayan region of Tibet, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestChinaTibetBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f19d2c2f024b4ab683f370a1f6c3372dSat, 31 Jan 2015 10:54:03 GMTSerena Williams wins 1st set of Australian Open finalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cd370e45c234fd9a112a7043f1efdcbMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams, coughing frequently and still clearly affected by a recent cold, won the first set of her Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova 6-3 on Saturday.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cd370e45c234fd9a112a7043f1efdcbSat, 31 Jan 2015 09:36:18 GMTSpain's radical leftist party shows strength in big rallyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f32fa0939d046e3b39fb209f8d9354bMADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece's Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year.By HAROLD HECKLE and JORGE SAINZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismPolitical issuesSpainMadridWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f32fa0939d046e3b39fb209f8d9354bSat, 31 Jan 2015 14:14:36 GMTOfficials say bombings kill 9 people around Iraq's capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dae438f996944558a686c62cf1f7126BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings in and around the Iraqi capital killed nine people Saturday and a senior Kurdish commander died in clashes with Islamic State militants in northern Iraq.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dae438f996944558a686c62cf1f7126Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:48:31 GMTAfrica agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haramhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3310502018c1421b9a205d444e31f4d7ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday.BY ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsAfricaEthiopiaNigeriaAddis AbabaWest AfricaChadEast AfricaCentral Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3310502018c1421b9a205d444e31f4d7Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:10:59 GMTPhilippine air force plane crashes at sea, killing 2 pilotshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e818b438caf4ad98ef9f029eeacfd68MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine air force said one of its Italian-made light planes crashed at sea on a training mission Saturday, killing the two pilots.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e818b438caf4ad98ef9f029eeacfd68Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:53:33 GMTMcIlroy extends lead to 4 shots at Dubai Desert Classichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d53167b4d81f437d8e2d1d9301a5624eDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy extended his lead to four shots with a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d53167b4d81f437d8e2d1d9301a5624eSat, 31 Jan 2015 14:02:41 GMTSharapova humbled but gracious after latest loss to Williamshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c5b25f3a4d943aaa39f55adce278608MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After more than a decade of losses to Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova is getting good at being gracious in defeat.By JOCELYN GECKERsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c5b25f3a4d943aaa39f55adce278608Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:04:26 GMTWhite House grapples with fraught terrorism languagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6a2f7c6e625415796bf271056c50dfbWASHINGTON (AP) — Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism.By JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsTerrorismForeign policyRadicalismWar and unrestGeneral newsGovernment policyInternational relationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaAfghanistanMiddle EastNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6a2f7c6e625415796bf271056c50dfbSat, 31 Jan 2015 08:31:02 GMTRomney's exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefulshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f9174a7487646a8818861e4bce0aa5aDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney's exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing of donors who had remained loyal to the 2012 Republican nominee.By THOMAS BEAUMONT and JILL COLVINpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingCampaigns2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesElectionsNational electionsPolitical organizationsIowaBeaumontChicagoNew JerseyTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f9174a7487646a8818861e4bce0aa5aSat, 31 Jan 2015 14:05:58 GMTSports, entertainment stars converge for ESPN partyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be6db821a6cf4d2bb9819abf0f418a9aSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Stars from the sports and entertainment world mingled Friday night at ESPN's lavish pre-Super Bowl party, which featured an energetic performance from pop newcomer Charli XCX.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentMusicPartiesProfessional footballNFL Super BowlTelevision programsSports mediaOccasionsLifestyleFootballEventsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be6db821a6cf4d2bb9819abf0f418a9aSat, 31 Jan 2015 12:03:27 GMT