FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 03 Mar 2015 04:36:00 -0800Afghan car bomb kills 8, including civilians, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least eight people, including civilians and soldiers, were killed when a vehicle packed with explosives was remotely detonated in the country's south.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 11:18:43 GMTSouth Sudan rebels: President needs to make more concessions ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A spokesman for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar says peace talks are deadlocked over how to share power and that the only way forward is for the president to make concessions.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsEthiopiaSouth SudanEast AfricaAfricaNorth AfricaSudanMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 11:59:18 GMTUS first lady plans mid-March visit to Japan, Cambodia (AP) — Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a couple of years ago.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVolunteerismSocial affairsCambodiaUnited StatesJapanWest AfricaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEast AsiaAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 11:05:45 GMTBarclays takes net loss as past sins linger on balance sheet (AP) — Barclays' fourth-quarter loss widened as the costs of correcting past problems overshadowed progress in streamlining the bank's business after the global financial crisis.By DANICA KIRKAfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 10:34:34 GMTProfessor at American University killed in Emirates accident, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An American professor at a university in the United Arab Emirates was one of two people killed when their bicycles were hit by a car in the city of Sharjah, north of Dubai.iGeneral newsAccidentsEducationAccidents and disastersTransportationSocial affairsUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 12:02:02 GMTOhio bridal shop linked to Ebola survivor will sell building, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio bridal shop that was linked to an Ebola survivor and later announced plans to close has put its building up for sale.aGeneral newsOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 11:46:45 GMTBudget carrier flydubai posts profit of $68M for 2014, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' budget carrier flydubai, in its fifth year of operation, has turned a profit of $68 million out of total revenue of $1.2 billion last year.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 11:45:20 GMTAlonso out of season-opening Australian GP after crash (AP) — McLaren says Fernando Alonso will not race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix following a crash during Formula One testing that sent him to the hospital for three days.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 12:26:06 GMTVolcano in southern Chile erupts, thousands evacuated, Chile (AP) — A volcano in southern Chile has erupted, prompting officials to evacuate thousands of people in the surrounding area.iGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 11:22:27 GMTBus carrying China opera troupe falls off cliff, killing 20 (AP) — A bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China on Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 13, state media reported.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 10:36:53 GMTStrong quake strikes off west Indonesia; no injuries, damage, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off western Indonesia on Tuesday, causing some residents to panic, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndonesiaSumatraSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 11:34:42 GMTArmani creates new winter trousers with tulip flair (AP) — The final day highlights of Armani and DSquared2 always make a rather odd pairing, representing in many ways the two poles of Milan fashion.By COLLEEN BARRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionFashion showsEntertainmentFashion designMilanItalyNaplesWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 10:44:12 GMTSpringleaf buying OneMain Financial for $4.25 billion, Ind. (AP) — Personal finance company Springleaf Holdings is buying Citigroup's OneMain Financial for $4.25 billion.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsEvansvilleIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 12:35:41 GMTReport: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs.By KRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthEpidemicsChild and teen healthAccidents and disastersInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGuineaWest AfricaSierra LeoneChadLiberiaN'DjamenaCentral AfricaEast AfricaAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 11:02:44 GMTPhilippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China, a Filipino-British company said.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesEnergy industryIndustriesWar and unrestPhilippinesChinaManilaSoutheast AsiaSouth China SeaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 03 Mar 2015 11:18:10 GMTIndonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglers, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is nearly ready to execute by firing squad nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.By NINIEK KARMINIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderIndonesiaAustraliaJakartaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceaniaJava, 03 Mar 2015 11:46:53 GMTBlackBerry to offer 4 new phones, speeds shift to software, Spain (AP) — BlackBerry will launch four new smartphones this year and a new package of cross-platform applications as it continues its "philosophical" shift to making software.By JOSEPH WILSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile phonesSoftwareConsumer electronicsComputing and information technologySpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 11:13:31 GMTNYC's last classical sheet music store to close YORK (AP) — It's a sad day for classical music lovers. New York City's last classical sheet music store is closing for good on Friday.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 12:12:24 GMTYemen's leader suggests Riyadh for dialogue with rebels, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Tuesday offered the Saudi capital Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's own capital Sanaa.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsYemenSaudi ArabiaSanaaMiddle EastRiyadh, 03 Mar 2015 12:12:02 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPoliceCrimeViolent crimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politics, 03 Mar 2015 10:47:28 GMTLiberia calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild economies (AP) — Liberia's president on Tuesday called for an international aid plan to help rebuild economies in West Africa once Ebola is under control.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksEconomyInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthBusinessWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaEuropeAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 11:28:23 GMTVP Biden to headline gay rights group's convention (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech this week to the nation's largest gay rights group.By JOSH LEDERMANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansHuman rights and civil liberties2012 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsEvents, 03 Mar 2015 11:00:39 GMTTapes surface of 'Jihadi John' talking about UK scrutiny (AP) — Audio tapes in which the man identified as "Jihadi John" complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services have been broadcast in Britain.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 12:27:55 GMTNorth Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsHealthTravelLifestyleTravel laws and regulationsLeisure travelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTravel safetyNorth KoreaJapanEast AsiaPyongyangWest AfricaAsiaAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 12:31:58 GMTMissouri officials to mourn death of Auditor Schweich CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, an outspoken critic of the uncompromising nature of modern politics, is expected to speak Tuesday at a memorial service for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who fatally shot himself not long after entering a combative campaign for governor.By DAVID A. LIEBaGovernment and politicsFunerals and memorial servicesState legislatureState governmentsCampaignsObituariesGeneral newsLegislatureElectionsState electionsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 12:05:05 GMTFierce clashes outside Iraq's Tikrit after new offensive (AP) — Iraqi troops fought on Tuesday with Islamic State extremists south of the militant-held city of Tikrit but their offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown was slowed by roadside bombs, local officials said.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIraqIranBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 10:59:43 GMTTurkey: Notice on military maneuvers in Aegean was a mistake, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says a recent notice seeking to reserve a large swath of airspace over the Aegean Sea for military maneuvers was issued by mistake and then canceled.iBusinessGeneral newsTurkeyGreeceAegean SeaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 10:51:29 GMTNKorea: US-South Korea drills 'unprecedentedly provocative' (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister is telling an international disarmament conference that the current round of U.S.-South Korean military drills is "unprecedentedly provocative."iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 10:43:43 GMTIndian envoy in Pakistan for rare visit praises talks (AP) — India's foreign secretary said during a rare visit to Pakistan that the two sides agreed to work together to narrow their differences but that he'd also raised concerns about cross-border terrorism including the 2008 attack on Mumbai.By MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPakistanIndiaIslamabadMumbaiSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 11:48:09 GMTHungary makes nuclear deal with Russia a 30-year secret, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has approved legislation making secret for 30 years key details of a contract with Russia to expand its only nuclear power plant.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryProduction facilitiesGovernment and politicsIndustriesUtilitiesCorporate newsHungaryRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 12:06:50 GMTAfghan avalanches cut off 3 northern districts, Afghanistan (AP) — Avalanches have cut off at least three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, the head of a disaster relief agency said Tuesday, a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley near the capital Kabul.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 10:59:33 GMTAutomakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics (AP) — Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles - even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global automarket.By DAVID McHUGH and GREG KELLERhtBusinessGeneral newsAutomotive technologyAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTechnologyIndustrial technologyAir qualityEnvironmental concernsAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsGenevaEuropeRussiaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 12:36:08 GMTNew Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back DELHI (AP) — One of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.By ASHOK SHARMAiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDocumentariesGovernment and politicsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNew DelhiIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 12:20:24 GMTKerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it, Switzerland (AP) — Senior U.S. and Iranian officials kicked off the second day of the latest round of nuclear negotiations here on Tuesday as Israel's leader prepared to deliver a speech to Congress denouncing a potential deal as dangerous to the Jewish state and the world.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsIsraelIranUnited StatesSwitzerlandMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 11:40:05 GMTBoston St. Pat's parade organizers seek help clearing snow (AP) — Organizers of Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade say the event will go on as planned March 15, but they are asking for help in clearing the route of snow.aGeneral newsParadesHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 11:44:23 GMTImage of Asia: Fire burns more than 1,000 homes in Manila this photo by Bullit Marquez, a boy sits on pavement while his family retrieves items from their burned home Tuesday following an overnight fire that destroyed a slum-dwellers community in Manila, Philippines. No casualties were reported in the 9-hour fire that burned more than a thousand homes and left at least 3,000 families homeless. The Bureau of Fire and Protection was still investigating the cause of the fire. But in Manila's poorest neighborhoods, fires often are caused by poor wiring and spread quickly because firefighters have difficulty maneuvering among the densely packed shanties. March is Fire Prevention Month, when Philippine authorities urge people to be vigilant against fires.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 12:27:55 GMTUS intelligence official: Iran involved in fight against IS (AP) — America's top intelligence official says Iran is involved in the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 12:37:39 GMTEgypt court suspends legislative election after court ruling (AP) — An Egyptian court suspended the country's upcoming parliamentary elections Tuesday, following an earlier Supreme Constitutional Court ruling deeming laws regulating the vote unconstitutional.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsNational electionsNational courtsGovernment and politicsGovernment transitionsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 11:09:50 GMTDNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe (AP) — Scientists say ancient DNA samples indicate massive migration to Europe from the east took place some 4,500 years ago.iGeneral newsScienceBiochemistryBiologyGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 11:27:42 GMTPalestinians confiscate Israeli goods in boycott campaign, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians urging a boycott of Israeli products have begun confiscating goods in the West Bank, a movement leader said Tuesday, after activists dumped a truckload of Israeli milk and yogurt in a main square to the cheers of supporters.iGeneral newsBoycottsPolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 09:45:55 GMTSimon Rattle named music director of London Symphony (AP) — Conductor Simon Rattle is to swap Berlin for Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentUnited KingdomLondonBerlinWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandGermany, 03 Mar 2015 12:31:02 GMTVillarica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee, Chile (AP) — A volcano in southern Chile erupted early Tuesday, spewing heavy smoke and lava and prompting officials to evacuate thousands of people in the surrounding area.By The Associated PressiGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 12:21:23 GMTRussia's currency reserves drop as state finances squeezed (AP) — Russia's finance ministry says the country's foreign currency reserves dropped by almost 10 percent in dollar terms in February after the government sought to fill a hole in the state budget, where revenues have suffered due to low oil prices.iBusinessGeneral newsReserve assetsCurrency marketsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsFinancial marketsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 10:52:36 GMTFlorida man arrested after hitting black man with bottle BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man faces hate crime charges after authorities say he told a man the bar they were in wasn't for blacks and hit him with a bottle.aGeneral newsHate crimesAfrican-AmericansArrestsCrimeLaw and orderFloridaDaytona BeachUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 11:45:33 GMTAfghan avalanches bury more homes in freezing north, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan disaster official says three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan have been cut off by avalanches, just a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley not far from the capital, Kabul.iGeneral newsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 10:06:15 GMTPlayboy Jazz Festival to pay tribute to Gerald Wilson ANGELES (AP) — The Playboy Jazz Festival will pay tribute to one of Los Angeles' own jazz greats, Gerald Wilson, with son Anthony Wilson leading his late father's big band.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 12:14:19 GMTMourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov (AP) — One by one, thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday, many offering flowers as they paid their last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia's beleaguered opposition.By LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsWar and unrestRussiaMoscowUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 12:34:05 GMTDrew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot, Ill. (AP) — The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance is returning to court on charges of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison.aGeneral newsCrimeMissing personsViolent crimeIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:09 GMTCorrection: BC-EU-Italy-Milan-Fashion-Week-Watch story (AP) — In a story March 2 about Milan Fashion Week, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the last name of Kiton vice president Maria Giovanna Paone. The correct spelling is Paone, not Paono.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionMilan Fashion WeekFashion showsEventsEntertainmentFashion designMilanItalyNaplesWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 11:54:55 GMTBlizzard conditions expected for parts of Upper Midwest (AP) — Residents across the Upper Midwest may soon get the snowfall some have been wanting more of this winter.aGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsParadesHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureMinnesotaMinneapolisSouth DakotaBostonFlagstaffWisconsinArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 03 Mar 2015 12:29:37 GMT