FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 08 Feb 2016 15:12:38 -08:00Professor gets more than 6 years in prison for child porn, 08 Feb 2016 22:12:36 GMTPITTSBURGH (AP) — An award-winning contemporary literature professor was sentenced to 6 years and 4 months in federal prison for his massive child pornography collection that topped a half million images, a federal judge said on Monday. consider special protections for gun industry, 08 Feb 2016 23:07:14 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too. of senior Islamic State leader charged in US in death of American hostage Kayla Mueller, 08 Feb 2016 22:58:59 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Wife of senior Islamic State leader charged in US in death of American hostage Kayla Mueller. ship that sailed in storm headed back to home port, 08 Feb 2016 22:10:01 GMTMIAMI (AP) — A Royal Caribbean cruise ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing frightened passengers into their cabins overnight as their belongings flew about, waves rose as high as 30 feet, and winds howled outside. The cruise line says that although no one was injured and the ship suffered only minor damage, it's turning around and sailing back to its home port in New Jersey. Angeles County Sheriff's Department says mistakenly released jail inmate recaptured in Boulder City, Nevada, 08 Feb 2016 22:39:03 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says mistakenly released jail inmate recaptured in Boulder City, Nevada. Carolina seeks delay to fix 2 congressional districts, 08 Feb 2016 22:21:27 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of North Carolina asked federal judges to delay an order requiring two congressional districts to be redrawn, saying absentee voting is already under way for the March 15 primary. reports 7 pct drop for a key sales figure for 4Q, 08 Feb 2016 22:59:44 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. reported slumping sales at all three brands for the crucial fourth-quarter, which covers the holiday season. say gunmen kidnapped reporter in southern Mexico, 08 Feb 2016 22:03:29 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in southern Mexico say a reporter has been dragged from her home by armed assailants and has not been seen since. asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika, 08 Feb 2016 21:24:38 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this." agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes, 08 Feb 2016 22:45:02 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production. put his Oscars attendance in Coogler's hands, 08 Feb 2016 22:56:55 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic changes to Academy membership, the Monday gathering was also one for reflection. mistakenly released from Los Angeles jail recaptured, 08 Feb 2016 22:59:22 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A murder suspect mistakenly released from jail last month was recaptured Monday in Nevada, authorities said. business set up under Casey Anthony's name, 08 Feb 2016 22:16:01 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A photography business has been set up in South Florida under Casey Anthony's name, and an address listed for the business belongs to a private investigator with ties to the mother acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter. smoke forces flight back to Arizona; passengers unhurt, 08 Feb 2016 22:27:41 GMTTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A commercial flight headed to Los Angeles filled with smoke, turned around and made an emergency landing in Tucson, Arizona, where some passengers had to jump from the airplane to the runway. examine habitat restoration for salmon, steelhead, 08 Feb 2016 23:09:17 GMTBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations. Highlights, 08 Feb 2016 22:53:10 GMT___ confirms Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch plans to retire, 08 Feb 2016 22:08:55 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season, 08 Feb 2016 22:50:53 GMTSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year's drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday. says the US and Italy are working together in Libya, 08 Feb 2016 21:20:21 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Italian President Sergio Mattarella met Monday to discuss efforts to fight the spread of the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group is capitalizing on political instability to increase its influence. More registered drone operators than registered planes, 08 Feb 2016 23:08:36 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are registered manned aircraft. Latest: State, defense rest at hearing for 'Serial' case, 08 Feb 2016 22:24:52 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Here's the latest on the hearing for Adnan Syed, the convicted killer at the center of the "Serial" podcast who is asking a judge for a new trial. The hearing began last Wednesday and is now in its fourth day. woes aplenty as Big 12 teams navigate conference grind, 08 Feb 2016 22:49:58 GMTMANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger warned his then-No. 1 team of the challenge it would face at Kansas State, even though the rebuilding Wildcats were near the bottom of the Big 12 standings. Hill Buzz: GOP lawmaker lashes out at Beyonce video, 08 Feb 2016 22:09:53 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Beyonce's new video "Formation" is "pro-Black Panther" and "anti-cop," says a Republican congressman, who argued Monday that it perpetuates a lie about the August 2014 shooting in Missouri of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. dies after stepping on land mine at Chile border, 08 Feb 2016 21:34:23 GMTLIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian man was killed when he stepped on a land mine trying to cross the border illegally into Chile, authorities said Monday. of Rocky Top settles suit with song copyright holders, 08 Feb 2016 21:42:08 GMTROCKY TOP, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Rocky Top has settled a lawsuit with the copyright holders of the bluegrass song their town is named after. sprint to NH finish _ but brace for long campaign, 08 Feb 2016 22:32:55 GMTSALEM, N.H. (AP) — Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation's initial primary. GOP contenders vying for second and third saw fresh hopes for survival after New Hampshire as both parties settled in for a drawn-out slog to the nomination. dies after stepping on land mine in Chile border, 08 Feb 2016 21:25:03 GMTLIMA, Peru (AP) — Authorities in Peru say a Peruvian man was killed when he stepped on a land mine trying to cross the border illegally into Chile. on trial for chain-reaction crash that left officer dead, 08 Feb 2016 21:47:26 GMTMINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor urged a jury Monday to convict a suburban New York man of vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving and other charges in the death of a police officer, despite the fact that another driver was actually the one who struck and killed the highway patrolman. to demonstrate against sexual violence at Baylor, 08 Feb 2016 22:44:54 GMTWACO, Texas (AP) — Activists planned a candlelight vigil Monday night outside the home of Baylor University's president to protest what they regard as the university's weak policing of sexual misconduct, particularly by student athletes. to seek death in Memphis officer's shooting, 08 Feb 2016 22:37:41 GMTMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday they will seek the death penalty in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer last year. new trial for priest convicted of sex tourism with boys, 08 Feb 2016 22:06:33 GMTPITTSBURGH (AP) — A priest who was convicted of sexually assaulting poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras and said federal prosecutors wrongly withheld evidence in his case won't get a new trial, a judge ruled. We Know: US looking for more help in fight against IS, 08 Feb 2016 22:32:47 GMTDefense Secretary Ash Carter heads to Brussels this week to try to persuade partners in the 66-nation coalition against the Islamic State group to take on a bigger share of the load. General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work, 08 Feb 2016 22:05:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement. Bowl gets 111.9 million viewers, down from last year, 08 Feb 2016 21:31:54 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year's average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver's victory over Carolina is down from the past two years. Army deserter who supported IS faces gun charges, 08 Feb 2016 21:37:20 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — An Army deserter from Washington state who called Osama bin Laden "a beautiful man," made statements supporting the Islamic State group and called for the death of American troops has been charged with illegally possessing firearms, including machine guns, federal prosecutors said Monday. than 30 injured in Connecticut casino bus crash, 08 Feb 2016 22:26:37 GMTMADISON, Conn. (AP) — A charter bus driving through a snowstorm to a casino flipped onto its side Monday, injuring more than 30 people and closing the northbound side of Interstate 95 in Connecticut. Latest: Bloomberg confirms he might run for president, 08 Feb 2016 22:29:19 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the race for the White House with one day to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local): Maine mill town offers lessons amid refugee crisis, 08 Feb 2016 21:55:18 GMTLEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque. Office Top 20: 'Kung Fu Panda' roars past the Coens, 08 Feb 2016 21:47:00 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Nothing could punt "Kung Fu Panda 3" from the top spot at the box office over Super Bowl weekend, where the 20th Century Fox animated sequel hauled in $21.2 million in its second week of release. visits NY city he called 'cauldron of corruption', 08 Feb 2016 23:04:07 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of some of the state's most powerful lawmakers on Monday took his anti-corruption fight to the heart of a state government he again criticized for a "rancid culture" of cronyism, venality and insider politics. attorney general drops probe of environmentalist, 08 Feb 2016 22:15:50 GMTMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont attorney general's office has dropped its criminal investigation into whether an environmental activist has operated as a lawyer without a law license in her advocacy for critics of large-scale wind and solar power projects before state regulators. scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel, 08 Feb 2016 22:26:12 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing. agreement could cost Ferguson $3.7 million in first year, 08 Feb 2016 21:57:09 GMTFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice could approach $4 million in the first year alone, according to new estimates that further raise questions about whether the community can afford it. star Evie Stevens to attempt world hour record, 08 Feb 2016 21:26:01 GMTOlympic cyclist Evelyn Stevens will attempt to break the world hour record later this month at the recently renovated velodrome at the U.S. Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 1st out of gate of Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders, 08 Feb 2016 23:03:40 GMTHe's an Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old with five victories in five career races. What's not to like about Nyquist? from Chipotle's employee meeting on food safety, 08 Feb 2016 22:10:27 GMTChipotle employees gathered in movie theaters and hotel conference rooms around the country to watch a presentation by executives about the company's food safety procedures. The meeting on Monday came as Chipotle kicks off a push to rally workers and win back customers after being hit by a series of food scares. storm could dump up to 18 inches of snow on Cape Cod, 08 Feb 2016 21:31:33 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading to a casino skidded off a Connecticut highway, injuring at least 30 people. icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters, 08 Feb 2016 22:07:21 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach. plan approved for asbestos-contaminated Montana town, 08 Feb 2016 21:20:05 GMTBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval on Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning. again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees, 08 Feb 2016 22:54:06 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees.