FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:36:13 -08:00'Spotlight,' 'Big Short' win Writers Guild of America awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46fd9b0b39bd40beb07a384db0c9c5b9Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:16:41 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46fd9b0b39bd40beb07a384db0c9c5b9Palestinian assailants killed by Israeli army in shootouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28c4fb39cbe6467e9df3019cded0328bSun, 14 Feb 2016 11:20:45 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after one of them opened fire at troops in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28c4fb39cbe6467e9df3019cded0328b1 dead, 3 wounded in stabbing at asylum center in Swedenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52da095a19234f78bfa010c31f14970dSun, 14 Feb 2016 13:08:55 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say they have arrested a man suspected of killing one person and wounding three others during a fight between asylum-seekers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52da095a19234f78bfa010c31f14970dIsraeli leader defends gas extraction deal in Supreme Courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98ec45cc49a4448d816ee96e8abe8ff2Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:18:04 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making an unprecedented appearance at the Supreme Court to defend a deal signed in December with U.S. and Israeli developers drilling offshore gas deposits.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98ec45cc49a4448d816ee96e8abe8ff2No Serena or Kerber as Halep eyes title defense in Dubaihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a856be96f3d43e3a2944fbcf9a093d6Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:33:08 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Simona Halep wasn't sure she would be healthy enough to defend her title at the hardcourt Dubai Tennis Championships, which start Monday, so didn't enter the event at first.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a856be96f3d43e3a2944fbcf9a093d6Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffb2eda4523a4f71b7a504dd9f1fd77dSun, 14 Feb 2016 14:22:38 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of a possible Biden visit.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffb2eda4523a4f71b7a504dd9f1fd77dObama faces challenge in forging front vs. China sea actionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f501c5b3273e4fae8645e02e91f0ef92Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:19:15 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama's high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China's increasingly worrisome behavior in disputed waters.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f501c5b3273e4fae8645e02e91f0ef92DiCaprio favored for best-actor prize at Britain's BAFTAshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05ea913db3d44bffbacb18921ad62641Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:38:35 GMTLONDON (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for epic endurance story "The Revenant" with a win at the British Academy Film Awards.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05ea913db3d44bffbacb18921ad62641The Latest: Syria condemns Turkish shellinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/643a54fc98954a6185fc8915fea90a67Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:09:13 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/643a54fc98954a6185fc8915fea90a67Multiple crises challenge European Union ahead of summithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e37561ed2e7749e489c42fdfbc91ad1fSun, 14 Feb 2016 12:31:04 GMTLONDON (AP) — NATO warships are steaming toward the Aegean Sea in an escalated bid to impose order on the chaotic arrival of more than 1 million migrants, which has not abated despite the wintry weather in southern Europe.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e37561ed2e7749e489c42fdfbc91ad1fThe Latest: Iran offers to help Syria with air defenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c981478600aa42d99111836bd5ba47edSun, 14 Feb 2016 12:42:40 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c981478600aa42d99111836bd5ba47edThe Latest: Mexicans brave chill for pope's biggest Masshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3402d8619a24161b3bb1bc77ddf941aSun, 14 Feb 2016 14:13:50 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3402d8619a24161b3bb1bc77ddf941aGroup: 1,800 housing starts in West Bank settlements in 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39d213eff78d43418e4da7f260f2b58eSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:43:45 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — A watchdog group says Israel began building 1,800 new settlement homes in the West Bank in 2015.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39d213eff78d43418e4da7f260f2b58eDutch minister to EU members: Don't shut borders to migrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a276221f98c8413d83b0c59db5858a7cSun, 14 Feb 2016 14:03:35 GMTSKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders has urged EU member states not to close their borders to migrants, suggesting that "effective border control is more important."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a276221f98c8413d83b0c59db5858a7cSuspected former Nazi camp guard dies in Croatia at 92http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/282e9da77ee04d7589dd6d159a2597ffSun, 14 Feb 2016 12:04:01 GMTZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Jakob Denzinger, a suspected former Nazi prison guard at Auschwitz and other camps, has died in his native Croatia. He was 92.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/282e9da77ee04d7589dd6d159a2597ffUN: 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f787550fb6aa48de878cca7b37d3963fSun, 14 Feb 2016 10:02:03 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f787550fb6aa48de878cca7b37d3963f4 UK rowers rescued from Atlantic after boat capsizeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/914cd5f02b2f4633a2a81da3c5e3b794Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:40:10 GMTLONDON (AP) — Four British women trying to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat have been rescued after they were stranded in the mid-Atlantic Ocean for more than 16 hours when their boat capsized and they lost their oars.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/914cd5f02b2f4633a2a81da3c5e3b794Egypt policeman's conviction overturned in protester's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95d9a7f7d1f343a4b592205cab09e38fSun, 14 Feb 2016 13:20:13 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Sunday overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of a female protester in a January 2015 shooting captured on video and photos.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95d9a7f7d1f343a4b592205cab09e38fIndonesian officials, clerics ban Valentine's Day observancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8652a9c3c6414941a006e970adbb4a18Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:05:23 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials and clerics in the world's most populous Muslim nation have banned young Indonesian Muslims from celebrating Valentine's Day, arguing that the observance runs against Islamic teachings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8652a9c3c6414941a006e970adbb4a18Syrian opposition figure slams Russia for continued bombinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09e289b230d84615944ba856c6840330Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:23:18 GMTMUNICH (AP) — A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09e289b230d84615944ba856c6840330Republic of Congo: Ex-army chief to run for presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3933995abad74651ad89e88fb09f36c7Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:15:39 GMTBRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — The former chief of staff of Republic of Congo's army has announced he will be running as a candidate in the March 20 presidential election.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3933995abad74651ad89e88fb09f36c7Schumer slams Obama budget cuts to anti-terror fundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0b104c58e1c4b1386a274b3662169bfSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:19:17 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0b104c58e1c4b1386a274b3662169bfVenus Williams beats Misaki Doi to win Taiwan Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a91fbc1b217441bbb783fbda0c9a364eSun, 14 Feb 2016 09:27:17 GMTKAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Taiwan Open without dropping a set in the tournament.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a91fbc1b217441bbb783fbda0c9a364eThose Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenyahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85014f9213ca42799b19949bb24255a6Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:49:54 GMTNYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) — This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85014f9213ca42799b19949bb24255a6Central African Republic voters seek leader to end chaoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34d4083fdf3e4299bbcff9bdb743fbc5Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:50:13 GMTBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify a tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left untold thousands dead and forced nearly half a million people to flee to neighboring countries.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34d4083fdf3e4299bbcff9bdb743fbc5Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5517f762f6747e69a46d0c13aced61cSun, 14 Feb 2016 12:46:22 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply polarized nation into political crisis.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5517f762f6747e69a46d0c13aced61cKerry in Albania to press reformhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d41e657a00dc4a94b674714af703d44bSun, 14 Feb 2016 11:45:52 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pushed Albania on Sunday to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d41e657a00dc4a94b674714af703d44bSomalia's president: Many fight for al-Shabab for moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/882e2b18d9974a509b94d05edb81eeefSun, 14 Feb 2016 09:30:49 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Somalia's president says military forces have made inroads in their fight against al-Shabab militants but the key to defeating them lies in providing better opportunities for the country's youth.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/882e2b18d9974a509b94d05edb81eeefPope to bring message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburbhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa04b471af1e4650bfc22c507526e450Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:41:19 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts of life.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa04b471af1e4650bfc22c507526e450Guest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77a9183d2b0c41c48dcde4e9301b9a16Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:30:38 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77a9183d2b0c41c48dcde4e9301b9a16Israeli soldiers kill 3 Palestinians in separate incidentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c4d68457f5b4d7ca2fbb3d7a3681e72Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:31:47 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in two separate incidents in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military and police said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c4d68457f5b4d7ca2fbb3d7a3681e72Some key opinions from Justice Antonin Scaliahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/343e688a1394412da82ce4737f501edbSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:10:59 GMTSupreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/343e688a1394412da82ce4737f501edbRihanna, Usher, Wonder honor Lionel Richie on Grammy weekendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05604e74abb44b53bb967996ea7fae89Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:32:46 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna, Usher, Stevie Wonder and John Legend paid tribute to Lionel Richie in a musical tribute touching on his roots in R&B to his string of romantic, easy-listening ballads that ruled the airwaves in the 1980s.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05604e74abb44b53bb967996ea7fae89Seoul: N. Korea used money from joint factories for weaponshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e264c1f2b5040d08467dedcf7b869ceSun, 14 Feb 2016 12:32:44 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e264c1f2b5040d08467dedcf7b869ceSaudi Arabia shoots down Scud missile fired from Yemenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d712f132fd8e4bf48e4d4c9dd9c1fea7Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:41:57 GMTRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Sunday that the kingdom has shot down a Scud missile fired from Yemen.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d712f132fd8e4bf48e4d4c9dd9c1fea7Swiss to represent Saudi Arabia in Iran after ties cuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3cb0ead6b8446998cb80a14bb1f4df9Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:11:17 GMTRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says Switzerland has agreed to handle its diplomatic services in Iran so that Iranian pilgrims can continue to visit the oil-rich kingdom.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3cb0ead6b8446998cb80a14bb1f4df95 British men killed in road accident near Stockholmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b22ab8092f04ab9b431965471781e4bSun, 14 Feb 2016 13:44:37 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Five British men, reportedly including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b22ab8092f04ab9b431965471781e4bMcCain criticizes Syria truce deal, sees Russia ambitionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48de287c991d43d3903fe10b38cdd985Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:06:07 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Senior Republican Sen. John McCain sharply criticized the deal to seek a temporary truce in Syria, arguing Sunday that Russia is engaging in "diplomacy in the service of military aggression."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48de287c991d43d3903fe10b38cdd985Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f00d9765b2ea4bfea6ec72cc49cb38c0Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:43:19 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have held a telephone conversation about the Syrian war and the unresolved conflict in Ukraine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f00d9765b2ea4bfea6ec72cc49cb38c0LaVine exits All-Star stage for Kobe and the NBA's besthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ab537c8e91740e7864f8bc4392bf013Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:17:39 GMTTORONTO (AP) — Zach LaVine called it the best dunk contest ever, a showdown with Aaron Gordon that rivaled what Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins did.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ab537c8e91740e7864f8bc4392bf013Women's WC downhill cancelled due to soft snow conditionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a796d2b4a484809a20fe7e401a99ae7Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:05:43 GMTCRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The rescheduled women's World Cup downhill race in Crans-Montana has been cancelled for safety reasons due to soft snow conditions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a796d2b4a484809a20fe7e401a99ae7Jamaican carries spirit of Cool Runnings into Youth Olympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a96fad77c9d487abd9b7552f1b1d668Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:42:19 GMTLILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Daniel Mayhew was less than enthusiastic when his physical education teacher first suggested the 17-year old Jamaican take up bobsledding.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a96fad77c9d487abd9b7552f1b1d668India disappointed by US sale of F-16 fighters to Pakistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1b02c33c04946cca70adc6edc762558Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:54:01 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — India said that it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and that it does not believe such an arms transfer will help combat terrorism.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1b02c33c04946cca70adc6edc762558Iran exports first oil shipment to Europe since nuclear dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cea87460e25e401ca5d4c37fa536f6edSun, 14 Feb 2016 13:19:55 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency says the country has exported its crude shipment to Europe for the first time since it reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers last month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cea87460e25e401ca5d4c37fa536f6edDog gone: Frei set to host 27th, final Westminster telecasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd4e72a88a44b7b830c06a908ee33e4Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:23:58 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — He's become the face of dogs, with a voice as gentle as a Saint Bernard, as friendly as a chocolate Lab.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd4e72a88a44b7b830c06a908ee33e4Spain: Popular Party official quits amid corruption claimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1bf4646863a4748af8fb1658a77ff16Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:24:31 GMTMADRID (AP) — The president of the Madrid branch of Spain's center-right Popular Party has resigned amid allegations that the branch benefited from irregular funding.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1bf4646863a4748af8fb1658a77ff16Minnesota redshirt has a lot to wrestle for in ill young palhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0919d82906794947a49f7d1631f40fc6Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:18:28 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Early III is redshirting his first year at Minnesota. He still has a whole lot to wrestle for.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0919d82906794947a49f7d1631f40fc6Israel: 3 Palestinian attackers killed in separate incidentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60f6ef7dad7e46f29c1010d815f29de9Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:40:35 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in two separate incidents in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military and police said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60f6ef7dad7e46f29c1010d815f29de9Opposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82d0d555e5ff4d7eb320ce8193f235e7Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:48:53 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday, drawing condemnation from the Syrian government and adding complexity to an inflamed situation in the area where Russian-backed Syrian government forces are also on the march, opposition activists said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82d0d555e5ff4d7eb320ce8193f235e7Major cases heard by or scheduled for the Supreme Courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d337243cb2d42e2869af0287f851b03Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:09:31 GMTSome of the major cases heard or scheduled to be heard this term by the Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia's death casts uncertainty on the court's term. No rulings have been issued in any of these cases.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d337243cb2d42e2869af0287f851b03