FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Mar 2015 23:16:13 -0800Sharks snap 8-game home skid with 4-0 win over Canadiens JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ben Smith scored just hours after being acquired by San Jose in a deadline deal and the Sharks shut out Montreal for the third straight meeting in a 4-0 win over the Canadiens on Monday night.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeySan JoseMontrealCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 03 Mar 2015 05:52:36 GMTExecution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug, Ga. (AP) — Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday because of concerns about the drug to be used in the lethal injection.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 05:38:27 GMTAsia stocks limp as focus shifts back to China economy (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a record day on Wall Street after Australia left interest rates unchanged and investors looked ahead to the release of China's growth target.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsEconomyCommodity marketsJapanChinaAustraliaEast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaOceania, 03 Mar 2015 03:51:49 GMTGeorgia postpones its 1st execution of a woman in 70 years, citing problem with injection drug, Ga. (AP) — Georgia postpones its 1st execution of a woman in 70 years, citing problem with injection drug.aGeneral newsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:12:00 GMTRaptors top 76ers 114-103, snap 5-game losing streak (AP) — Toronto needed a boost from any player to halt a miserable losing streak.By DAN GELSTONsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsPhiladelphiaTorontoPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 03 Mar 2015 03:57:16 GMTHaitians' 'Brazilian dream' sours as work hard to find PAULO (AP) — Under a scorching sun, dozens of Haitians shuffled impatiently about the brick-walled courtyard of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The sight of an approaching employer sparked a skirmish, with the men pushing against each other, jostling for attention.ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONiGeneral newsGovernment payLabor economyEconomyImmigration policyWages and salariesImmigrationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelBrazilHaitiSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbean, 03 Mar 2015 05:01:40 GMTExecution of Ga. woman on hold pending Supreme Court ruling, Ga. (AP) — The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped would persuade the nation's top justices to grant a stay.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsLegal proceedingsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:10:46 GMTSex offender who fled Canada for Seattle charged with rape (AP) — A high-risk sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle was being held on $1 million bail after authorities charged him with raping a 69-year-old woman.By GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLegal proceedingsTheftLaw and orderCanadaSeattleEdmontonWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlberta, 03 Mar 2015 04:11:34 GMTNo. 17 Iowa State rallies to stun No. 15 Oklahoma 77-70, Iowa (AP) — Georges Niang had 20 of his 23 points in the second half and No. 17 Iowa State rallied from a 21-point deficit to stun No. 15 Oklahoma 77-70 on Monday night and snap a two-game losing streak.By LUKE MEREDITHsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAmesOklahomaIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:26:21 GMTTimeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records request show how Halstead kept the company informed as he lobbied for the contract internally and accepted travel to events paid for by the company in the following months:By The Associated PresshtGeneral newsLaw enforcement technologyContracts and ordersMunicipal governmentsPoliceTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCorporate newsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agencies, 03 Mar 2015 06:42:38 GMTCeleb birthdays for the week of March 8-14 8: Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 71. Musician-actor Micky Dolenz of The Monkees is 70. Bassist Randy Meisner (The Eagles, Poco) is 69. Singer Peggy March is 67. Singer Gary Numan is 57. News anchor Lester Holt is 56. Actor Aidan Quinn is 56. Guitarist Jimmy Dormire of Confederate Railroad is 55. Actress Camryn Mannheim is 54. Singer Shawn Mullins is 47. Actress Andrea Parker ("The Pretender") is 45. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. is 39. Actor James Van Der Beek is 38. Singer Kameelah Williams of 702 is 37. Singer Tom Chaplin of Keane is 36. Guitarist Andy Ross of OK Go is 36. Jessica Collins ("Revolution") is 32. Singer Kristinia DeBarge is 25.By The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentCelebrityEntertainmentMusic, 03 Mar 2015 05:02:16 GMTMacau casino revenue plunges by half in February KONG (AP) — Casino revenue in the world gambling capital of Macau plunged by nearly half last month as fewer Chinese high-rollers visited during the busy Lunar New Year holiday, according to a report Tuesday.iBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesHong KongMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 07:02:07 GMTFormer Va. governor's appeal cites broad bribery definition, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said in court papers Monday that his conviction on several counts of public corruption was based on an overly broad definition of bribery and a flawed explanation of what constitutes an "official action" by an elected official.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical corruptionLaw and orderCrimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:31:13 GMTStudents face off against Myanmar police outside Yangon, Myanmar (AP) — Hundreds of police have formed a human chain around student protesters staging a sit-in on a road Tuesday after being blocked from marching to Myanmar's biggest city.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEducation policyEducationPolitical and civil unrestGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial affairsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 06:06:08 GMTToday in History is Tuesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2015. There are 303 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsUnited StatesLos AngelesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:17 GMTFinal jury to be chosen in Boston Marathon bombing trial (AP) — Just one final step remains before a jury is seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).aGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsTrack and fieldBombingsEventsLaw and orderSportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 06:39:16 GMTUnited Airlines won't accept rechargeable battery shipments (AP) — Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools.By JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:06:07 GMTQuality of health care focus of NYC jail oversight hearing YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are taking a hard look at the quality of health care inmates receive at the Rikers Island jail complex and whether the city should renew a $126.6 million contract with a private health provider.By JAKE PEARSONaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 06:06:04 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, was 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 06:32:44 GMTNepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem, Nepal (AP) — Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association said Tuesday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsMountainsWaste managementOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 06:04:42 GMTMan who tried to scale White House barrier won't be charged (AP) — A man charged with trying to climb a barrier set up outside the White House has entered into an agreement with prosecutors to have his case dismissed.wGeneral newsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:21:45 GMTJury acquits Florida man who claimed pot was medicinal LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been acquitted by a jury after contending that dozens of marijuana plants he was growing were used for his own medicinal purposes.aGeneral newsMedical marijuanaLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFloridaFort LauderdaleUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:50:52 GMTWell-liked photo teacher found dead in California classroom, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom was a well-liked 31-year-old photography instructor, authorities said Monday.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationSuicidesEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:35:57 GMTBus carrying Chinese opera troupe falls off cliff, 20 killed (AP) — Chinese state media says a bus carrying an opera troupe has fallen off a cliff in central China, killing 20 people.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 03:14:34 GMTPaul has 26 and 14 as Clippers outlast Timberwolves 110-105 (AP) — Chris Paul had 26 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers allowed only one field goal in the fourth quarter to outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 110-105 victory Monday night.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:50:28 GMTFor marathoners, the road to Boston is caked in snow and ice (AP) — "Bam! Bam! Bam!" That's the sickening thud Becca Pizzi says runners make when they're out training for the Boston Marathon and bite the dust.By WILLIAM J. KOLEaGeneral newsSportsBoston MarathonWinter weatherMarathonsExerciseHealthEventsWeatherTrack and fieldDiet and exerciseLifestyleBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 06:16:48 GMTStudents face off against Myanmar police outside the capital, Myanmar (AP) — Hundreds of police have formed a human chain around student protesters staging a sit-in on a road Tuesday after being blocked from marching to Myanmar's biggest city.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEducationPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 05:32:50 GMT4 people killed, 4 others injured in California car crash, Calif. (AP) — A head-on crash left four people dead and four others seriously injured when a car packed with teens collided with a pickup truck in rural Santa Cruz County.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaWatsonvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:35:44 GMTBody-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions.By RYAN J. FOLEYaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPoliceContracts and ordersMunicipal governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessConsumer products and servicesEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCorporate newsLocal governmentsFort WorthAlbuquerqueTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Mexico, 03 Mar 2015 06:41:03 GMTPrince William focuses on football and film on China trip (AP) — Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film Tuesday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches ahead of a movie premiere.By PAUL TRAYNOR and LOUISE WATTiGeneral newsInternational relationsMoviesMen's soccerProfessional soccerGovernment and politicsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaSportsMen's sportsSoccerUnited KingdomChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 06:39:52 GMTA year on, what's the latest in the hunt for Flight 370? (AP) — Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search crews have taken to air, land and sea in a thus-far fruitless hunt for the plane and the 239 people who disappeared with it.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370OceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersEventsTransportationEnvironment and natureAustraliaMalaysiaIndian OceanAtlantic OceanSoutheast AsiaOceaniaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 06:49:08 GMTBoehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill (AP) — Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats.By DAVID ESPOwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationNational securityEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 05:06:19 GMTIndian envoy in Pakistan after talks broke down last year (AP) — India's foreign secretary has arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit, marking the first high-level meeting since talks broke down between the two nuclear-armed rivals last year.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPakistanIndiaIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 06:43:09 GMTChina reports say 20 killed after bus falls off cliff (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 03:38:13 GMTNo. 6 Baylor ends regular season 75-65 over Texas Tech, Texas (AP) — Nina Davis scored 22 points and Niya Johnson broke the Big 12 single-season record for assists as league champion No. 6 Baylor rebounded from consecutive losses, beating Texas Tech 75-65 in the regular-season finale Monday night.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:24:54 GMTParents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage ANGELES (AP) — The parents of the first three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived, contending they ignored numerous warning signs that he was violent and unstable.aGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 06:16:22 GMTDisneyland memorabilia auction brings in $1.7 million ANGELES (AP) — A Disneyland memorabilia collector has taken a cue from the movie "Frozen" and decided to "Let It Go."aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentArts and collectibles auctionsShoppingLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:45:19 GMTAustralia sending more troops to Iraq to train local forces, Australia (AP) — Australia will send more troops to Iraq to help train local security forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTroop deploymentsWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesIslamTerrorismMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsAustraliaIraqSydneyBaghdadSyriaNew ZealandOceaniaMiddle EastNew South Wales, 03 Mar 2015 03:26:38 GMTStewart scores 29, top-ranked UConn beats USF 88-65, Fla. (AP) — It was a mini test at best, yet Geno Auriemma felt it was just what top-ranked Connecticut needed heading into the postseason.By FRED GOODALLsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsFloridaTampaConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:50:58 GMTJefferson keys 3rd-quarter spurt, Mavs beat Pelicans 102-93 (AP) — Richard Jefferson tied his season high with 16 points, seven during a 16-0 Dallas run early in the third quarter, and the Mavericks raced past the New Orleans Pelicans 102-93 on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:23:10 GMTLEADING OFF: What's on deck today at spring training to watch for today at spring training:By The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEvents, 03 Mar 2015 07:04:25 GMTVeteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working-class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: "Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?"By ERICA WERNER and BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsLegislationAppropriationsMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:03:23 GMTToews scores 2 to help Blackhawks beat Hurricanes 5-2 (AP) — Jonathan Toews had two goals and assisted on Marian Hossa's score as the Chicago Blackhawks rolled to a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.By MATT CARLSONsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:27:19 GMTJack's jumper gives Nets 110-108 win over Curry, Warriors YORK (AP) — There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:28:47 GMTMourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov (AP) — Mourners are lining up outside a Moscow human rights center for the funeral of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.iGeneral newsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 06:58:36 GMTFlorida's Rubio close to decision about presidential run BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016.By THOMAS BEAUMONT and PHILIP ELLIOTTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsFloridaBeaumontUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 03 Mar 2015 04:42:40 GMTLA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 05:12:12 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 returns to court Tuesday 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 06:28:48 GMTDragic scores 21, Heat beat Suns 115-98 as tensions run high (AP) — Making no effort to downplay how much this win meant to him, Goran Dragic thanked the Miami Heat for his birthday present.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:59:18 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 newsWeatherWinter weatherStormsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 07:11:55 GMT