FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:59:17 -0800Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional groundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a67d88e8f844e1e83cfa897c2624bd4AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, rejecting the argument that Perry was acting within his rights as chief executive of America's second-most populous state when he carried out a veto threat.By WILL WEISSERTaGovernment and politicsIndictmentsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical issuesLegislationLegislatureTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a67d88e8f844e1e83cfa897c2624bd4Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:36:49 GMTKristen Stewart, Robin Wright hit politically-minded couturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/931b96b19cd043de8a953b4c901a4220PARIS (AP) — "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart stunned crowds at Chanel's Paris couture show Tuesday, revealing an edgy bob in a white Chanel sleeveless mini-dress that showed the 24-year-old is fashion savvy beyond her age.By THOMAS ADAMSONiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionCoutureParis Fashion WeekFashion showsFlowersCelebrityEntertainmentFashion designEventsPlantsFranceParisWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/931b96b19cd043de8a953b4c901a4220Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:19:27 GMTUtah family found dead last fall died from 'drug toxicity'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd464f3a1d3c4249a298024109c5190cSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five members of a Utah family found dead in their home last fall overdosed on a mixture of drugs, and an investigation revealed the parents were concerned about a pending apocalypse, police said Tuesday.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeViolent crimeCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderUtahProvoSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd464f3a1d3c4249a298024109c5190cTue, 27 Jan 2015 21:44:14 GMTSuspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76d212866d55428186104314537b1630McRAE, Ga. (AP) — A man answering a Craigslist ad from a couple who wanted to buy a 1966 Mustang robbed, shot and killed the husband and wife when they traveled several hours to buy the classic car, a sheriff said Tuesday.By RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsCrimeGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76d212866d55428186104314537b1630Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:40:58 GMTAmgen tops Street 4Q forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed7d636569194bb6a04270f928760897Amgen Inc. cruised to a 27 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit and beat Wall Street expectations, due to higher sales of nearly all its medicines, tight cost controls and a tax benefit.By LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessMedicationCancerHealthChemotherapyHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsProducts and servicesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed7d636569194bb6a04270f928760897Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:15:07 GMTBig costs drag AT&T to 4Q loss, but revenue up 4 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96b57249c5e4411790d2a8f4228b159dDALLAS (AP) — AT&T booked a nearly $4 billion loss for the fourth quarter because of a slew of one-time expenses that included a loss on benefit plans, but its revenue grew 4 percent to top expectations.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate newsTelecommunicationsIndustriesStock marketsFinancial marketsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96b57249c5e4411790d2a8f4228b159dTue, 27 Jan 2015 22:29:51 GMTPolice: Utah couple, 3 children found dead in home last fall died from methadone, other drugshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccb32aff137249839e81c20ba334b2efSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police: Utah couple, 3 children found dead in home last fall died from methadone, other drugs.aGeneral newsUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccb32aff137249839e81c20ba334b2efTue, 27 Jan 2015 21:14:08 GMTFigures on government spending and debthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78835f858d304cf081e3f8a2046d53d4WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment financehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78835f858d304cf081e3f8a2046d53d4Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:15:33 GMTBrodeur to retire, join St. Louis Blues front officehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f40c99994694e46b866616e7fc97d32ST. LOUIS (AP) — Martin Brodeur, one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, is retiring.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsSports transactionsAthlete retirementSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f40c99994694e46b866616e7fc97d32Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:55:22 GMTTony Stewart returns with a swagger not seen in 2 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9189bcc8be1a424dbf911ad35d76f8cdCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart, walking without a limp for the first time in 18 months, declared himself pain-free and never more eager to start a season.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9189bcc8be1a424dbf911ad35d76f8cdTue, 27 Jan 2015 22:27:29 GMTSomali prime minister appoints new Cabinethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9ab8e8eeddc46e7ac73d34129ca89adMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's prime minister unveiled his new Cabinet Tuesday, weeks after he withdrew his initial line-up following opposition by the parliament.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsCabinetsSomaliaUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9ab8e8eeddc46e7ac73d34129ca89adTue, 27 Jan 2015 20:55:46 GMTOfficial: 1 American dead in Libyan hotel attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0146eb190e4449b842c9a8a211b9ecaWASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official is confirming the death of one U.S. citizen in Tuesday's attack on a Libyan hotel.wGovernment and politicsLibyaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0146eb190e4449b842c9a8a211b9ecaTue, 27 Jan 2015 22:05:05 GMTJudge to rule on venue for Caesars bankruptcy casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5f58e8706574feca38f7cfcaa190551DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is set to rule on whether the Chapter 11 case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should proceed in Delaware or in Illinois.By RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDelawareIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5f58e8706574feca38f7cfcaa190551Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:20:26 GMTAPNewsBreak: Vermont takes 2nd look at aid-in-dying lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b38bea0cd0cf46548d40d020bb6518e6MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The first Legislature in the country to pass an aid-in-dying law may revisit the issue, as a key backer says changes to take effect in mid-2016 would remove too many patient protections.By DAVE GRAMaGeneral newsState legislatureGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureState governmentsVermontUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b38bea0cd0cf46548d40d020bb6518e6Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:24:59 GMTNTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelineshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfaa78adfce645cab7dddcb28973e0f0WASHINGTON (AP) — Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Tuesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersProperty damageFiresEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfaa78adfce645cab7dddcb28973e0f0Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:36:24 GMTUS official confirms death of 1 American citizen in Libyan hotel attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9fa3838fa4b4d2b93bc3d4f4e36513dWASHINGTON (AP) — US official confirms death of 1 American citizen in Libyan hotel attack.wGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9fa3838fa4b4d2b93bc3d4f4e36513dTue, 27 Jan 2015 22:00:37 GMTSundance Quick Quote: Rashida Jones on porn, sex and womenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e53f07a8d4b5432f85dc47b6f20c2d88PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "There's something of a protection of people's private sexual fantasies, I think, which is kind of a funny contrast in this country cause everybody's like obsessed with sex. I personally have no problem with that. What I have a problem with is that the tipping point — it became that it was so pro-forma for women to be sexualized on a mainstream level that it's the only way to be sexy. It's just this one way and it's the porn way, it's the stripper way."eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e53f07a8d4b5432f85dc47b6f20c2d88Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:29:45 GMTCommon, John Legend to perform 'Glory' at Academy Awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf85028f9bf640d2bdc5fc639da07fd0NEW YORK (AP) — Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song "Glory" at the Academy Awards.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCelebrityAcademy AwardsAward showsMusicEntertainmentEventsMovieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf85028f9bf640d2bdc5fc639da07fd0Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:08:01 GMTWhere did the snow go? Blizzard was a miss, not a busthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1a899f337224bdf84d66b8315db2fe4In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well Tuesday.By SETH BORENSTEIN and GEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsScienceWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015State governmentsStormsEventsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew YorkNew JerseyJersey CityNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1a899f337224bdf84d66b8315db2fe4Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:58:50 GMTObama sees need to move on drone rules nowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2d0fd6577a24bb3be22b7b58f43638cWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed on the White House grounds — flown by an off-duty intelligence employee — shows that the U.S. must take steps to ensure commercial and consumer drones are used safely.By JOSH LEDERMAN and CALVIN WOODWARDhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyDrone aircraftIntelligence agenciesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2d0fd6577a24bb3be22b7b58f43638cTue, 27 Jan 2015 22:15:51 GMTJobless-rate moves in 2014: Colorado best, Louisiana worsthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8c7af33402045b8afd5e93ae6f80b67WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado's unemployment rate fell by a third. Louisiana's jumped nearly a quarter.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesLouisianaColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8c7af33402045b8afd5e93ae6f80b67Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:40:56 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5d3666a2f0443e79137df196850ebc9U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday after disappointing outlooks from Caterpillar and Microsoft raised worries about future profit growth at companies.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5d3666a2f0443e79137df196850ebc9Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:36:39 GMTMexico: Investigation shows that all 43 students are deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca655082a51a4a0e84c3a930c245e183MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general said Tuesday.By ALBERTO ARCE and MARIA VERZAiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMissing personsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca655082a51a4a0e84c3a930c245e183Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:52:25 GMTReports: Russian bank chief kills 3 colleagues, himselfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2763820b9354f10831fe336e2362d3aMOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say that a manager at the Central Bank's branch in a far eastern city has killed three colleagues and then himself after losing his job.iBusinessGeneral newsRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2763820b9354f10831fe336e2362d3aTue, 27 Jan 2015 21:00:32 GMTRhode Island school announces snow day to 'Let It Go' tunehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f78948145baa4f5eb639fb91354f2db5PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The head of a Rhode Island school took inspiration from the movie "Frozen" to announce a snow day.aGeneral newsOdditiesWeatherWinter weatherRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f78948145baa4f5eb639fb91354f2db5Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:34:30 GMTYahoo says it will spin off remaining stake in Alibaba, helping to reduce billions in taxeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc0110695a494f459c768baac5616dd2SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo says it will spin off remaining stake in Alibaba, helping to reduce billions in taxes.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc0110695a494f459c768baac5616dd2Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:17:26 GMTSundance Watch: 'Tangerine' shot entirely with iPhoneshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96be804289bf4b32b8b02f9757010c50PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — One Sundance movie was literally phoned in — the transgender prostitute tale "Tangerine."By RYAN PEARSONeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalGender issuesEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96be804289bf4b32b8b02f9757010c50Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:24:24 GMTAirlines begin digging out from storm in northeastern UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e93f50ee8df641ab90308b19e07fb67bLingering snow and subfreezing temperatures mean that travel delays in the Northeast will extend through Wednesday, even if the storm wasn't as bad as expected.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015Air travel disruptionsStormsAir travelWinter weatherEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e93f50ee8df641ab90308b19e07fb67bTue, 27 Jan 2015 21:53:22 GMTMilitary has wide discretion on Bergdahl chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9bb47b1a0134f078d2e1293711beda7WASHINGTON (AP) — Army and Pentagon officials said Tuesday there has been no decision on what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years before being released in a prisoner exchange.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary facilitiesMilitary legal affairsArmed forcesPrisoner exchangeMilitary and defenseWar and unrestUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9bb47b1a0134f078d2e1293711beda7Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:16:31 GMTObama administration on track to surpass health care goalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb7727d6db0d4e5fb06cdb8ed706c123WASHINGTON (AP) — Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year.By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsAccess to health careLegislatureLegislationHealth issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsGovernment financeHealth care policyGovernment policyGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb7727d6db0d4e5fb06cdb8ed706c123Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:24:26 GMTSundance Quick Quote: Spike Lee discovers crowd fundinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9d2a49f1442490dadbc685454df2576PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "I'm a professor of film in the graduate film school NYU and my students were the ones who introduced me to crowdfunding, crowd sourcing. I had never heard of Indiegogo. I'd never heard of Kickstarter until they told me this is how they were financing their films."eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9d2a49f1442490dadbc685454df2576Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:58:07 GMTTax law quirk means pot may pay off for Coloradans literallyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4f52531fdba4782a387f14186d372c2DENVER (AP) — Colorado's marijuana experiment was designed to raise revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may put some of the tax money directly into residents' pockets, causing quite a headache for lawmakers.By KRISTEN WYATTaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal taxesRecreational drug laws and regulationsState governmentsGovernment and politicsPersonal financeGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLegislationLegislatureColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4f52531fdba4782a387f14186d372c2Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:28:22 GMTRecord iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Applehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4cf428dc0ae4af0ac028129361f8f0bSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesInformation technologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4cf428dc0ae4af0ac028129361f8f0bTue, 27 Jan 2015 22:17:22 GMTExperts: Gold nuggets stolen from museum may be tough sellhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d724e183382f4256bc5aff2a8ab761ffSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thieves who rammed a stolen SUV into the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco and swiped historic gold nuggets worth roughly $10,000 could face a tough time selling the loot as news of the heist sweeps through the rare metal community, experts say.By KRISTIN J. BENDER and PAUL ELIASaBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesSmall businessMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelMaterials industryIndustriesSan FranciscoCaliforniaNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d724e183382f4256bc5aff2a8ab761ffTue, 27 Jan 2015 21:43:48 GMTUS company outlooks worry investors, sending stocks lowerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d31e522385494c2d8c0ce02e113c4b18U.S. stocks slumped Tuesday after some of the market's largest companies reported disappointing earnings, taking investors on a turbulent ride that deepened the losses for the year.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d31e522385494c2d8c0ce02e113c4b18Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:27:09 GMTMemoir 'H is for Hawk' wins Britain's Costa book prizehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa1c285d4047419c960cf91d86440ff4LONDON (AP) — Helen Macdonald's account of how training a hawk helped her cope with grief has won Britain's Costa Book of the Year prize.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa1c285d4047419c960cf91d86440ff4Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:03:26 GMTNY Democrats talk about next leader yet Silver hasn't budgedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbc4dee17cf14a4194001e538a43d25bALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in the New York state Assembly debated Tuesday on how to select their next leader — even though their current one, longtime Speaker Sheldon Silver, had yet to resign after being charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks over a decade.By DAVID KLEPPER and MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionState legislaturePolitical partiesPolitical issuesLegislatureState governmentsPolitical organizationsAlbanyNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbc4dee17cf14a4194001e538a43d25bTue, 27 Jan 2015 22:00:11 GMTYahoo to spin off Alibaba stake into separate companyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81416fa3a6cd4e3ea20705e4e6166322SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that will enable Yahoo to avoid paying billions of dollars in future taxes.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyInformation technologyOwnership changesCorporate newsIndustriesChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81416fa3a6cd4e3ea20705e4e6166322Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:27:45 GMTSuper Bowl, Tiger make Phoenix center of sports universehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db3a320ed3214c29baf498b7c228418bPHOENIX (AP) — Tiger Woods will tee off his season in front of 200,000 golf fans and an estimated million people will flock to a revived Phoenix downtown for NFL events.By BOB BAUMaGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlMen's sportsProfessional footballCollege footballFootballEventsCollege sportsArizonaPhoenixMesaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db3a320ed3214c29baf498b7c228418bTue, 27 Jan 2015 22:15:44 GMTThe latest on the Northeast snowstormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ad96c8b802042bdbaf3ac16bec36afb4:30 P.M. ESTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsU.S. Nor'easter 2015Winter weatherStormsWeatherRail travel disruptionsState governmentsMunicipal governmentsTrain travelTransportationAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsEventsLocal governmentsTravelLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkMassachusettsNew York CityPhiladelphiaNew JerseyBostonMaineRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ad96c8b802042bdbaf3ac16bec36afbTue, 27 Jan 2015 21:34:05 GMTSundance Watch: 'Me and Earl' becomes breakout hit at festhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4b41ff28ee34e8b88692f0c66d72756PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The tale of a loner who befriends a fellow high school student with leukemia has become the breakout hit of the Sundance Film Festival.By RYAN PEARSONeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4b41ff28ee34e8b88692f0c66d72756Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:59:47 GMTSenators to hold confirmation hearing for defense secretaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf4a80f35f3b4ffd8f558d1edb2fe8a2WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding a confirmation hearing next week to consider Ashton Carter to be the next secretary of defense.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsLegislatureLegislature hearingsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseCabinetsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf4a80f35f3b4ffd8f558d1edb2fe8a2Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:05:33 GMTConfessed killer testifies against man with bodies in yardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a395b6f4920b4f2c8f21297b7c371ef4WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A confessed killer told a jury Tuesday he helped a man torture and kill a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend as part of a plot to rob him of tens of thousands of dollars he had made from illegal drug sales.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeTheftLaw and orderWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a395b6f4920b4f2c8f21297b7c371ef4Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:32:25 GMTUN: 3 killed, 13 hurt in northern Mali protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a3bc4c6868947ce86535d1ecd7aca79BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers said they fired tear gas and warning shots on Tuesday to disperse a protest that had degenerated into violence outside one of their bases in northern Mali. Three people were killed and several wounded, including some by gunfire, the force said.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestMaliBamakoWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a3bc4c6868947ce86535d1ecd7aca79Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:55:42 GMTObama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b679176c6dcc41ed95042efce7d2e06aWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.By DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceCoastlines and beachesFirst time eventsEnergy and the environmentOceansEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersUnited StatesAtlantic OceanAlaskaGulf of MexicoSouth CarolinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b679176c6dcc41ed95042efce7d2e06aTue, 27 Jan 2015 21:16:58 GMTSecret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd2388c9183948d2801084bbecfacdb6BEIRUT (AP) — Secret talks were underway Tuesday in Jordan in the presence of a Japanese envoy to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State extremists and purportedly threatened with death within 24 hours.By ZEINA KARAM and YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsPrisoner exchangeMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestAmmanJordanJapanMiddle EastIraqEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd2388c9183948d2801084bbecfacdb6Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:23:25 GMTEgypt's police criticized over death of female protesterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad86855837dd434480d6e7d86f1bec5aCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also hampered efforts to save her life by ignoring pleas to let an ambulance take her away.By HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCrimeViolent crimeEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad86855837dd434480d6e7d86f1bec5aTue, 27 Jan 2015 20:58:42 GMTHouse GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigrationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97ea56a15fa347019e89792caa8979efWASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to stop the president's unilateral deportation curbs.By ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyImmigrationLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97ea56a15fa347019e89792caa8979efTue, 27 Jan 2015 21:57:46 GMTAmerican Express says it will start working in Cubahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82d292ddec7f48f48de459b37bdf7b9fNEW YORK (AP) — American Express Co. says it plans to start doing business in Cuba after the Obama administration lifted a ban on U.S. banks and credit card companies operating on the island.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82d292ddec7f48f48de459b37bdf7b9fTue, 27 Jan 2015 21:24:10 GMTRhode Island's tall ship falls during storm's strong windshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4cf1258b14045c3a99f12239046aa61PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Revolutionary War replica tall ship has been toppled by strong wind gusts during the snowstorm that's pounding Rhode Island.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherWinter weatherProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4cf1258b14045c3a99f12239046aa61Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:13:16 GMT