FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Jan 2015 02:21:31 -0800Blizzard-like conditions possible in Northeast's next storm YORK (AP) — A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain, several inches of snow and messy slush.aBusinessGeneral newsStormsWeatherWinter weatherAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPhiladelphiaNew York CityMainePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 25 Jan 2015 08:35:10 GMTObama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was welcomed like royalty Sunday in India as he opened a three-day visit aimed at turning his burgeoning rapport with Prime Minister Narendra Modi into progress on climate change, defense and economic issues.By JULIE PACEiGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNew DelhiIndiaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 07:32:17 GMTDead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller (AP) — A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday.aGeneral newsAnimalsWhalesCoastlines and beachesMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSeattleWashingtonAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 04:18:39 GMTNepal pushed to political turmoil over new constitution, Nepal (AP) — Nepal was pushed further into a political turmoil over a draft of a new constitution with an opposition alliance vowing street protests.iGeneral newsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 09:39:48 GMTRandolph's double-double leads Grizzlies past Sixers 101-83, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Jeff Green scored 18 as the Memphis Grizzlies coasted to a 101-83 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 03:48:27 GMTSharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 10:02:03 GMTObama received warmly in India, seeks policy advances DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was greeted in India Sunday with an elaborate welcome at the country's sprawling presidential palace, then he solemnly laid a wreath at a memorial honoring the father of India's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi.By JULIE PACEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConstitutionsNew DelhiIndiaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 10:02:28 GMTAshley Wagner wins 3rd US title with record-setting scores, N.C. (AP) — Ashley Wagner is boasting that the American women can win medals at the world championships.By RACHEL COHENsSportsWomen's skatingWomen's sportsFigure skatingMen's sportsSkatingMen's skatingRecord setting eventsWinter Olympic gamesGeneral newsOlympic gamesEventsGreensboroUnited StatesSochiNorth CarolinaNorth AmericaRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 05:46:06 GMTObama offers condolence to Abe over slain hostage DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama has offered condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the killing of a Japanese national by the Islamic State group.By JULIE PACEiGovernment and politicsHostage situationsGeneral newsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 07:42:02 GMTAldridge returns and Blazers beat Wizards 103-96, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers two days after saying he was going to have thumb surgery and had 26 points and nine rebounds in a Portland's 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.By ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:51:51 GMT'Mean Girls' it's not but some players scoff at friendships, Australia (AP) — In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known for its rivalries, has prompted discussion among players on what it's like in the locker room and behind-the-scenes with top women's tennis stars.By JOCELYN GECKERsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsFriendshipsTennisEventsRelationshipsLifestyleAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 08:53:59 GMTJapan stunned after video claims death of 1 of 2 IS hostages (AP) — From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsJapanSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 07:54:41 GMTToday in History is Sunday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2015. There are 340 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsUnited StatesRussiaNew YorkMiddle EastNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 05:00:33 GMTSaturday, January 31 is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2015. There are 334 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsThe MoonWar and unrestWorld War IILegislatureBombingsFinancial crisisCrimeMusicAstronomyScienceEventsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelEntertainmentArts and entertainmentScotlandUnited KingdomUnited StatesMoscowGermanyMexicoMozambiqueEast AfricaEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaRussiaEastern EuropeCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanAfricaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 04:33:55 GMTTradition and trophies: What to Watch at the Aussie Open, Australia (AP) — A place in the quarterfinals awaits the victors Monday when the fourth round is completed at the Australian Open and the second week begins in earnest at Melbourne Park.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 09:37:02 GMTA year after Daytona crash, Gidley still hopes to race again BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's been a year since Memo Gidley's frightening accident at Daytona International Speedway. And he doesn't remember anything about it.By MARK LONGsSportsAutomobile racingDaytona BeachFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 04:52:08 GMTHornets beat Melo-less Knicks 76-71 for 9th win in 11 games, N.C. (AP) — Brian Roberts believes the Charlotte Hornets are in good hands if Kemba Walker is out for any length of time.By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthCharlotteNew York CityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 25 Jan 2015 03:54:52 GMTHayward has 24 as Jazz roll over reeling Nets 108-73 LAKE CITY (AP) — Trey Burke started on the bench again but was hard to miss once he got in the game.By MATTHEW COLESsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:35:51 GMTTV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.By KAREN MATTHEWSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCelebrityRadio programsObituariesEntertainmentTelevision programsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 08:26:20 GMTNo. 7 Arizona avenges loss in Berkeley, crushing Cal 73-50, Calif. (AP) — Stanley Johnson had 19 points and nine rebounds, Dusan Ristic scored 12 points and No. 7 Arizona avenged last season's loss in Berkeley by crushing California 73-50 on Saturday night.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsCollege sportsArizonaBerkeleyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:51:32 GMTNikki Reed coy about love for Somerhalder, but not animals CITY, Utah (AP) — Nikki Reed was coy when asked about her rumored engagement to actor Ian Somerhalder, saying only, "Life is really great right now and I'm so excited for the future." But she was effusive about her love for animals.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalCatsEventsMammalsAnimalsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:13:26 GMT'Birdman' wins Producers Guild's top trophy ANGELES (AP) — "Birdman" received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America's highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAward showsAcademy AwardsEventsTelevision programs, 25 Jan 2015 08:17:32 GMTJimenez, Mediate share lead in Champions Tour opener, Hawaii (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 in windy conditions Saturday for a share of the lead with Rocco Mediate in the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfHawaiiKailua-KonaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:36:15 GMTHalep through to Australian Open quarterfinals, Australia (AP) — Simona Halep advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium on SundaysSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 09:46:07 GMTZambia: Ruling party candidate wins presidential election, Zambia (AP) — The candidate from the ruling Patriotic Front, Edgar Lungu, has won Zambia's presidential election called after President Michael Sata died in October, the acting chief justice announced late Saturday.By NOEL SICHALWEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJudicial electionsElectionsPolitical partiesNational electionsJudiciaryPolitical organizationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsZambiaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 09:24:22 GMTTruck bombing in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, wounds 2, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban truck bomb exploded in the Afghan capital Sunday, wounding two people in the first attack targeting Kabul in almost three weeks, officials said.By RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsImprovised explosivesAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 08:44:35 GMTBerdych beats Tomic to reach Australian Open quarters, Australia (AP) — Tomas Berdych reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the fifth consecutive year with a 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over local hope Bernard Tomic.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 06:26:55 GMTAnti-bailout party the favorite as Greeks cast critical vote, Greece (AP) — Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's struggle with crippling debts, with a radical left party poised to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout.By ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsFinancial crisisGovernment and politicsNational governmentsPolitical partiesGeneral electionsGovernment transitionsEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsPolitical organizationsElectionsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 09:24:16 GMTNew York radio, TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin dies at 88 YORK (AP) — A pioneering New York City radio and TV host who gave breaks to Al Pacino and Bill Cosby long before they became famous and boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades has died. Joe Franklin was 88.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsRadio programsCelebrityObituariesEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 07:53:50 GMTNo. 6 Wisconsin holds off Michigan 69-64 in overtime ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky and his Wisconsin Badgers kept their cool after a last-second shot sent them to overtime.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMichiganWisconsinAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 04:09:15 GMTFather of Japanese hostage reported killed still hopeful (AP) — The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly shown in a video as having been killed by Islamic State militants is hoping against hope his son could still be alive.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsKidnappingCrimeJapanSyriaMiddle EastEast AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 04:58:27 GMTO.J. Mayo scores 20, hot-shooting Bucks beat Pistons 101-86 (AP) — The Bucks made their coach proud with the way they moved the ball against the Detroit Pistons.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMilwaukeeTorontoWisconsinUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 25 Jan 2015 04:18:47 GMTVylegzhanin wins World Cup skiathlon, Russia (AP) — Maxim Vylegzhanin became the first Russian to win a cross-country skiing World Cup race this season with victory in a 30-kilometer skiathlon on Sunday.sSportsNordic skiingSkiingMen's skiingMen's sportsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 09:47:12 GMTOfficials scramble after massive power outage hits Pakistan (AP) — A massive blackout struck Pakistan early Sunday, leaving as much as 80 percent of the country without electricity at its height as officials rushed to restore power.iBusinessGeneral newsPower outagesService outagesPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 05:43:39 GMTMaria Sharapova beats Peng in 4th round at Australian Open, Australia (AP) — Second-seeded Maria Sharapova is through to the Australian Open quarterfinals after a 6-3, 6-0 win over China's Peng Shuai on Sunday, setting up another Grand Slam meeting with Eugenie Bouchard.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 03:57:59 GMTIndonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia BUN, Indonesia (AP) — The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke.By FADLAN SYAMiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 09:52:43 GMTRafael Nadal through to Australian Open quarterfinals, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal stayed in contention for his second Australian Open title six years after his first with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 fourth-round win Sunday over Kevin Anderson.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 06:26:31 GMTSecurity tightened on anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising (AP) — Authorities in Egypt tightened security in Cairo and other cities Sunday in anticipation of possible protests to mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.By HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestRebellions and uprisingsPolitical activismWar and unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 09:11:46 GMT'Racing Extinction' documentary a call to save the planet CITY, Utah (AP) — It's not too late to save the planet, but documentarian Louis Psihoyos says the time is now.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalDocumentariesAnimalsEventsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeAir qualityPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:36:07 GMTGusty winds knock out power to 55K in Southern California ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 89 mph toppled trees and power poles in Southern California on Saturday, leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherCaliforniaLos AngelesSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:26:37 GMTNo. 3 Gonzaga tops Pacific 91-60, wins 36th straight at home, Wash. (AP) — The plan for No. 3 Gonzaga was to get defensive stops early against Pacific on Saturday night.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 03:58:32 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Bouchard's song requests, Australia (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard appreciates the creativity of her personal cheering section, a group of (mostly) male fans called the Genie Army.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 08:05:28 GMTBalloon crew launches in bid to break 2 major records, N.M. (AP) — An international team has launched its helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route.aGeneral newsJapanAlbuquerqueNorth AmericaNew MexicoEast AsiaAsiaUnited States, 25 Jan 2015 10:00:21 GMTRockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsTerrorismInternational relationsLocal governmentsInternational agreementsDiplomacyUkraineCrimeaKievRussiaMinskDonetskEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeBelarusNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:43:51 GMTAbe 'speechless' after video claims IS hostage dead (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purportedly showed that one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and he demanded the release of the other.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsCivil warsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestJapanSyriaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaMiddle EastNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:26:53 GMTSanta Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California ANGELES (AP) — Power was being restored Sunday to tens of thousands of people who lost electricity in Southern California after fierce Santa Ana winds gusting as much as 89 mph toppled trees and power poles.aGeneral newsPower outagesWeatherFiresService outagesAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaSanta AnaOntarioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 09:43:59 GMTRussia blocks UN condemnation of shelling of Ukraine city NATIONS (AP) — Russia blocked a Western-backed U.N. Security Council statement Saturday that would have condemned indiscriminate shelling in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol that killed about 30 civilians and injured more than 90.By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 06:01:19 GMTGreeks go to polls in critical snap general election, Greece (AP) — Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country's financial future, with the radical left Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras tipped as the favorite to win, although possibly without a large enough majority to form a government.iGeneral newsVotingElectionsPublic opinionFinancial crisisGovernment and politicsNational governmentsGeneral electionsGovernment transitionsSocial affairsEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 05:51:50 GMTObama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday.By JULIE PACEiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIndiaSaudi ArabiaDistrict of ColumbiaNew DelhiRiyadhMiddle EastFranceParisNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 04:08:38 GMTIn Nigeria, Kerry to discuss election, insurgent group (AP) — Reflecting concern over the possibility of postelection violence, America's top diplomat is seeking separate meetings with Nigeria's president and his leading opponent ahead of voting as part of an effort to encourage both sides to accept the results peacefully.By KEN DILANIANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestWar and unrestRun-off electionsDiplomacyElectionsInternational relationsNigeriaUnited StatesWest AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 25 Jan 2015 10:01:25 GMT