FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Jan 2015 22:30:01 -0800Tucker, Taylor lead No. 12 Utah to 77-56 win over Washington LAKE CITY (AP) — Dakarai Tucker scored a career-high 19 points, Brandon Taylor added 14 and No. 12 Utah beat Washington 77-56 on Sunday night.By JOHN COONsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 04:01:38 GMTNo. 13 Maryland rallies past Northwestern 68-67 PARK, Md. (AP) — Melo Trimble scored 27 points, and a tip-in by Dez Wells with 1.4 seconds left capped a furious comeback that enabled No. 13 Maryland to squeeze past Northwestern 68-67 Sunday night.By DAVID GINSBURGsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 03:09:56 GMTQuotes from the Screen Actors Guild Awards from Sunday night's 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles:By The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityScreen Actors Guild AwardsEventsAward shows, 26 Jan 2015 03:39:50 GMTNew Jersey's Christie launches political action committee, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.By JILL COLVINpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical action committeesState governmentsPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 06:07:06 GMTAustralia's knighting of Prince Philip prompts puzzlement (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Monday dismissed criticism of his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight, saying Prince Philip has a long history of service Down Under.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 05:18:29 GMTComplete list of winners at 21st annual SAG Awards ANGELES (AP) — A complete list of winners at Sunday's 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsScreen Actors Guild AwardsEventsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAward shows, 26 Jan 2015 02:56:42 GMTMiss USA, 4 others in finals for the Miss Universe crown (AP) — Miss USA Nia Sanchez and Miss Colombia Paulina Vega made it into the top five finalists in the running to be crowned Miss Universe in Sunday evening's pageant in Miami.By KELLI KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBeauty pageantsEntertainmentMiamiVenezuelaUnited StatesFloridaNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Jan 2015 03:52:27 GMTObama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi.By JULIE PACEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNuclear proliferationParadesPolitical issuesWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew DelhiIndiaUnited StatesHyderabadSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 04:59:20 GMTCurry leads Warriors to 19th straight home win, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 on Sunday night for their 19th consecutive home win.By MICHAEL WAGAMANsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketball, 26 Jan 2015 03:42:00 GMTBill Haas escapes trouble to win Humana Challenge QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Bill Haas pulled off another imaginative escape to win the Humana Challenge.By JOHN NICHOLSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:51:37 GMTAP Source: Browns WR Josh Gordon fails another drug test (AP) — Josh Gordon's troubles have deepened. He may be out of chances — and time.By TOM WITHERSsSportsDopingSports governanceSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:40:04 GMTMiss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.By KELLI KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBeauty pageantsEntertainmentMiamiColombiaVenezuelaUnited StatesFloridaNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Jan 2015 06:05:04 GMTFirst Look: Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology CITY, Utah (AP) — "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection.By SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalCelebrityScientologyEventsReligionSocial affairsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 04:51:43 GMTToday in History is Monday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2015. There are 339 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaGrammy AwardsEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAward showsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMusic awardsMusicUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:45 GMTBlizzard expected for 250-mile stretch of Northeast YORK (AP) — A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.By VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherNew YorkNew York CityBostonUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 26 Jan 2015 04:13:32 GMTNFL, YouTube partner to post official clips to video site for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game?By DAVE CAMPBELLhtArts and entertainmentSportsTechnologySports mediaOnline videoNFL Super BowlSports governanceProfessional footballTelevision programsEntertainmentOnline mediaMediaEntertainment and media technologyEventsFootball, 26 Jan 2015 05:13:01 GMTObama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country.By JULIE PACE and ANNE FLAHERTYiGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestTerrorismDrone surveillance and warfareGeneral newsNational securityMilitary and defenseDrone aircraftArmed forcesUnited StatesIndiaMiddle EastSyriaYemenSanaaIraqNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 26 Jan 2015 03:56:57 GMT2 planes evacuated in Seattle, 3rd flight diverted to Dallas, Wash. (AP) — Two planes were evacuated upon arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday due to what a spokesman called a "security concern."aGeneral newsWashingtonSeattleTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 04:56:12 GMTContestants vie for Miss Universe crown in Miami on Sunday (AP) — Miss USA, Miss Venezuela and Miss Colombia are among the top ten finalists in the running to be crowned Miss Universe in Sunday's pageant in Miami.By KELLI KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBeauty pageantsEntertainmentMiamiVenezuelaUnited StatesFloridaNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Jan 2015 02:57:37 GMTWatt dances and dazzles at the Pro Bowl, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. brought some Wattage to the Pro Bowl with an array of athleticism and hip-shaking shimmying.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsNFL Pro BowlProfessional footballFootballEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:33:19 GMTWhat you need to know about the snow headed to the Northeast busy Northeast corridor prepared for a winter wallop that was expected to bring 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey all the way up to Massachusetts. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the coming storm:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsAir travel disruptionsTransportation, 26 Jan 2015 04:14:55 GMTWall leads Wizards over Nuggets in OT, 117-115 (AP) — John Wall scored six of his 19 points in overtime and had 16 assists as the Washington Wizards beat the Denver Nuggets 117-115 on Sunday night.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 04:12:03 GMTNotre Dame theologian known for books, liberal stands, dies BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut, according to the school. He was 78.By TOM COYNEaGeneral newsObituariesSouth BendConnecticutIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 06:16:30 GMTDebbie Reynolds honored for lifetime achievement ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Reynolds accepted the Screen Actors Guild's lifetime achievement award from her daughter Sunday night, and promptly embarrassed Carrie Fisher with a story.By BETH HARRISaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentScreen Actors Guild AwardsCelebrityEventsAward showsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 04:39:54 GMT'Birdman' tops SAG Awards, Redmayne upsets Keaton backstage farce "Birdman" topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award, winning best ensemble cast, even though its star, Michael Keaton, was upset by Eddie Redmayne in the most outstanding actor category.By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityScreen Actors Guild AwardsAcademy AwardsAward showsEvents, 26 Jan 2015 03:21:23 GMTBill Haas pulls away to win Humana Challenge QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Bill Haas pulled off another imaginative escape to win the Humana Challenge.By JOHN NICHOLSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 03:00:37 GMTPilot safely rescued after ditching plane in sea off Hawaii (AP) — The pilot of a small plane ditched into the sea after running out of fuel 250 miles off Hawaii, but he was safely rescued after officials guided the stricken craft to the area of a cruise ship.aGeneral newsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 06:14:26 GMTMillsap, Horford lead Hawks to 16th straight win (AP) — Al Horford isn't missing many shots these days for the Atlanta Hawks.By GEORGE HENRYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 03:19:15 GMTSurvey: Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in Q1 (AP) — Rising sales helped boost hiring at U.S. businesses in the last three months of 2014, and companies are optimistic that continued improvement in business conditions will bring increased employment and wages in the current quarter, a new survey shows.wBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentPersonnelFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:03:26 GMTSerena Williams to meet Cibulkova in Aussie Open quarters, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams avenged her heaviest Grand Slam defeat with a comeback 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Garbine Muguruza on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 05:45:30 GMTThompson, No. 11 Stanford women beat USC 71-60 ANGELES (AP) — Lili Thompson scored 21 points and No. 11 Stanford eased past Southern California 71-60 on Sunday night.By KYLE GLASERsSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 03:30:01 GMTAirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia is scrapping fuel surcharges on tickets following the decline in global oil prices.iBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 26 Jan 2015 05:22:23 GMTFederal judge stays Alabama gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday put a two-week hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but said same-sex couples should not be kept in lengthy legal limbo.By KIM CHANDLER and JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsProfessional organizationsMarriageWeddingsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial groups and organizationsOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaMontgomeryUnited StatesSearcyNorth AmericaArkansas, 26 Jan 2015 05:19:52 GMTMiguel Angel Jimenez wins Champions Tour opener, Hawaii (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez rallied to win the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship, birdieing six of the final nine holes Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Mark O'Meara.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfHawaiiKailua-KonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:34:57 GMTMalaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for IS KONG (AP) — Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the Islamic State group.By KELVIN CHANhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashSocial mediaIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsOnline mediaMediaMalaysiaHong KongSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 26 Jan 2015 06:06:00 GMTRetrieval of more than 30 slain Filipinos commandos underway, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have recovered at least 21 bodies of the dozens commandos who were mowed down by Muslim rebel gunfire in a far-flung southern village where they moved in over the weekend to hunt down one of southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday.By JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 26 Jan 2015 05:15:18 GMTWatt gets 2 turnovers, dances in friendly Pro Bowl, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Watt danced, Jimmy Graham dunked, Odell Beckham Jr. dazzled.By BOB BAUMsSportsNFL Pro BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballArizonaHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:23:33 GMTMissing Mexican journalist found dead in Veracruz state, Mexico (AP) — The body of a journalist who was abducted by armed men three weeks ago has been found in eastern Mexico, authorities said Sunday, adding that a former police officer has confessed to carrying out the crime allegedly at the request of the town's mayor.By RODRIGO SOBERANESiGeneral newsJournalistsMunicipal governmentsCrimeNews mediaMediaLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Jan 2015 05:01:04 GMTDefending champ Wawrinka into Australian Open quarterfinals, Australia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka stayed in contention for a second consecutive Australian Open title with a 7-6 (2) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8) win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 05:44:02 GMTMedical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.By LINDSEY TANNERaHealthMedical marijuanaMedical researchChild and teen healthMedicationHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairs, 26 Jan 2015 05:32:19 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America week in Argentina special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot to the head. Nisman, who accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranian suspects in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center that killed 85 people, died hours before he was to testify in a Congressional hearing about the case. The death shocked Argentines, with even Fernandez saying that she did not believe that Nisman killed himself.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCubaMexicoLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanBoliviaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaSouth America, 26 Jan 2015 05:02:23 GMTBryan brothers out in 3rd round of Australian Open doubles, Australia (AP) — Mike and Bob Bryan lost in the third round of men's doubles at the Australian Open on Monday, the second straight year the twin brothers have failed to reach the quarterfinals.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 06:05:51 GMTAsia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsParliamentary electionsNational electionsStock marketsPolitical partiesFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyElectionsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsPolitical organizationsGreeceSouth KoreaEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 26 Jan 2015 03:40:55 GMTAt Koch summit, Rand Paul splits with Cruz, Rubio (AP) — Rand Paul is showing how he might disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran and Cuba in one of the first face-to-face forums among would-be candidates.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 26 Jan 2015 06:10:57 GMTJames Harden gets 37, Rockets rout spiraling Lakers 99-87 ANGELES (AP) — After James Harden lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for the first three quarters, he returned in the final minutes to keep the Houston Rockets focused on their finish.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballLos AngelesHoustonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 26 Jan 2015 06:06:31 GMTObama presides over India's grand Republic Day parade DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama is presiding over a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.By JULIE PACE and MUNEEZA NAQVIiGovernment and politicsParadesRecreation and leisureLifestyleIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 26 Jan 2015 06:12:43 GMTSAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityScreen Actors Guild AwardsAcademy AwardsAward showsEvents, 26 Jan 2015 05:43:49 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA Nia Sanchez named runnerup.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBeauty pageantsEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth AmericaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Jan 2015 04:01:29 GMTJapan logs record trade deficit in 2014 on weakening yen (AP) — Japan's trade deficit ballooned to a record 12.8 trillion yen ($109 billion) last year as a weakening yen pushed the cost of imports higher despite a moderate recovery in exports.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesUtilitiesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 26 Jan 2015 04:29:27 GMTSerena Williams thanks fan for the (free) advice, Australia (AP) — A fan cried out some advice that Serena Williams says helped her win a very tough fourth-round match.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceania, 26 Jan 2015 06:08:23 GMT