FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:18:19 -08:00Daunting urban terrain as Iraqis push into western Mosulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11dd8f0de2354d89993b6c0bb5573044Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:55:06 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces have launched the push for Mosul's militant-held western half just over four months after the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group officially began.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11dd8f0de2354d89993b6c0bb5573044Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interferencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09c4d449ad944744a050a96f370e1e6eSun, 19 Feb 2017 10:43:50 GMTMUNICH (AP) — A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09c4d449ad944744a050a96f370e1e6eBlast in Somalia kills 15 in Mogadishu marketplacehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f8220f4aa9b453285b007664d067d3fSun, 19 Feb 2017 13:47:01 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a blast at a busy market in the western part of Somalia's capital killed at least 15 people.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f8220f4aa9b453285b007664d067d3fRoaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night skyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6439556c610d487bb58ab5d08a839d0bSun, 19 Feb 2017 10:56:39 GMTMOLO, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of schoolchildren in Kenya are getting a rare opportunity to look at the stars.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6439556c610d487bb58ab5d08a839d0bItaly's Renzi resigns as party chief, seeks renewed mandatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ea4f984c3ea4a8eaccf8d721b0e07b2Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:37:27 GMTROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi has resigned as Democratic Party leader in a bid to win a fresh, stronger mandate before the national election in which populist political forces are positioned to pose the biggest challenge.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ea4f984c3ea4a8eaccf8d721b0e07b2Revived by rally, Trump turns back to governinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/566e2e98f6df4b3aaa0870d64c026bdfSun, 19 Feb 2017 07:41:36 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One day after delighting in a massive campaign-style rally, President Donald Trump is turning back to the business of governing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/566e2e98f6df4b3aaa0870d64c026bdfFashion takes London by storm with Preen, Topshop, Mulberryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6225705b8ff145f5a23af05267df614cSun, 19 Feb 2017 13:31:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with shows by Preen, Topshop, Mulberry and others taking place at many sites in the more-chic-than-usual British capital.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6225705b8ff145f5a23af05267df614cUS vice president visits former Nazi concentration camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58c1a4b06e7e44b58666ac934e086f04Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:39:28 GMTDACHAU, Germany (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58c1a4b06e7e44b58666ac934e086f04Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5b274b7e3f34b7b86b1796a8c822daaSun, 19 Feb 2017 07:33:54 GMTDALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5b274b7e3f34b7b86b1796a8c822daaTakes a village: 'Greek Freak' got many assists growing uphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b7cde2f1b0240388b9d9b0a67d1a277Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:18:40 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — He was just a scrawny, hungry kid, the son of migrants from Nigeria, trying to survive in Sepolia, a modest Athens neighborhood.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b7cde2f1b0240388b9d9b0a67d1a277Iraq says proven oil reserves rise to 153 billion barrelshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f195d4a00e44901a9b07038b227039fSun, 19 Feb 2017 13:52:25 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq says new exploration has revealed an additional 10 billion barrels of oil, bringing its total proven reserves to 153 billion barrels.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f195d4a00e44901a9b07038b227039fAs Trump makes foreign moves, Tillerson avoids the spotlighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e692040e1f7f4b01bd21ed6b7a6f32abSun, 19 Feb 2017 13:49:41 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared within hours alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said the U.S. "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e692040e1f7f4b01bd21ed6b7a6f32abEx-Australia rugby forward Dan Vickerman dies at age 37http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b72c2cee1ad44f9ab5a535d6770f27eeSun, 19 Feb 2017 07:25:18 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — Dan Vickerman, who played 63 rugby tests for Australia and was involved in three World Cups, has died at his home in Sydney. He was 37.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b72c2cee1ad44f9ab5a535d6770f27eeThe fiduciary rule and youhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a80caad286684d4682a8ec767490618aSun, 19 Feb 2017 14:01:26 GMTPresident Donald Trump's administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the "fiduciary rule," which requires certain financial professionals to act in their clients' best interests when providing retirement advice.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a80caad286684d4682a8ec767490618a"Blind Sheik" guilty of 1990s terror plots dies in US prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cbeb85fbee94c8fbbc6879f13ccc1fbSun, 19 Feb 2017 07:37:21 GMTThe so called Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 has died in a federal prison. He was 78.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cbeb85fbee94c8fbbc6879f13ccc1fbTrump embraces legacy of Andrew Jacksonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be3f7e6a919644d68f63b5c3f00d88afSun, 19 Feb 2017 13:18:56 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be3f7e6a919644d68f63b5c3f00d88af1 killed, 3 injured in Saudi Aramco oil pipeline leakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/284799140ae744cdbce09b3c725f478bSun, 19 Feb 2017 12:32:01 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco says one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the kingdom.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/284799140ae744cdbce09b3c725f478bUS slams Russia's move to recognize Ukraine rebel documentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0744c578da184f309ad132171020dccfSun, 19 Feb 2017 12:27:05 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — The United States says it is disturbed by Russia's decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0744c578da184f309ad132171020dccfReport: Israeli leader turned down regional peace initiativehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8352f22763e94e118ef6666efecdb430Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:23:46 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry, in apparent contradiction to his stated goal of involving regional powers in resolving Israel's conflict with the Palestinians.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8352f22763e94e118ef6666efecdb430Chen lands 5 quads to win 4 Continents figure skatinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c802cc53892477db20880f9b6887374Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:55:54 GMTPYEONCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Nathan Chen became the first man in history to land five quadruple jumps in a single performance at an ISU championship event to win the Four Continents on Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c802cc53892477db20880f9b6887374Malaysia searching for 4 N. Korean suspects who left countryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78aab48bfe4b40dca3f7b53ff50b8527Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:50:45 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's police are looking for four more North Korean suspects who they say left the country the same day the North Korean leader's brother died after being attacked at the Kuala Lumpur airport.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78aab48bfe4b40dca3f7b53ff50b8527Some involved in Omar Abdel-Rahman's case had own notorietyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69edccb47e71414b9e045c41580d7648Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:39:01 GMTSheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who died in prison Saturday, was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, FBI offices, highway tunnels and other New York-area landmarks in a single day of terror.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69edccb47e71414b9e045c41580d7648Police hunting for monk increase pressure on Thai templehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06ce417177c846a2b99748109da7f805Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:42:09 GMTPATHUM THANI, Thailand (AP) — Police in Thailand who spent three days in an orderly but unsuccessful search of a vast Buddhist temple for a prominent monk accused of financial wrongdoing kept up the pressure Sunday, sending fresh forces to confront devotees and monks at the compound's gates.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06ce417177c846a2b99748109da7f805Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11665fc0a69c4ae2849ac4d36f4b77d3Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:47:57 GMTHAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul city, a battle that is expected to be prolonged and difficult due to a densely packed civilian population and older, narrower streets.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11665fc0a69c4ae2849ac4d36f4b77d3Muslim groups criticize Wilders' 'Moroccan scum' commentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca8d5ad849d5460bb98f0dfb8ade03a0Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:20:10 GMTTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Muslim organizations in the Netherlands on Sunday criticized disparaging comments about Moroccans made by anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, but say they are just the latest in a long string of insults.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca8d5ad849d5460bb98f0dfb8ade03a0Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence's reassuranceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99cf6753b29344a59aa169c1692d7328Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:02:31 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honor its commitments to end fighting in Ukraine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99cf6753b29344a59aa169c1692d7328Iraqi forces launch push to take western Mosul from IShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e745bb0321254033b65920be386f95afSun, 19 Feb 2017 09:28:59 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces have launched the push for Mosul's militant-held western half just over four months after the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group officially began.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e745bb0321254033b65920be386f95afMalaysia searches for 4 N. Korean suspects who left countryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f591e7af309a4c149792e1251fcba6beSun, 19 Feb 2017 10:51:18 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f591e7af309a4c149792e1251fcba6beUN Syria envoy seeks momentum in upcoming Geneva talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d196f0247df47889231eefc6c9fdb93Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:55:35 GMTMUNICH (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria says he's hoping upcoming peace talks in Geneva produce new momentum and that much depends upon the position the U.S. decides to take.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d196f0247df47889231eefc6c9fdb93London mayor: 'Cruel' Trump should be denied state visithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2091b154198f41e2b010d4cbfb1d348cSun, 19 Feb 2017 13:38:50 GMTLONDON (AP) — London's mayor says that President Donald Trump shouldn't receive a state visit in Britain because of his "cruel" policies on immigration.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2091b154198f41e2b010d4cbfb1d348cIMF agrees terms for $5 billion loan to debt-ridden Mongoliahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93dc1ee88b9d42c2813188363e4f1e41Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:18:36 GMTULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — The Mongolian government and envoys from the International Monetary Fund said Sunday that they and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan package to the north Asian country to help get its economy back on track.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93dc1ee88b9d42c2813188363e4f1e41Winter Asian Games kick off with opening ceremony in Sapporohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aea4f71e84004541b2f4784a16e04935Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:32:17 GMTSAPPORO, Japan (AP) — The Asian Winter Games officially got underway Sunday with an opening ceremony that united winter athletes from the world's most populous continent.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aea4f71e84004541b2f4784a16e04935Insider Q&A: Hydro Flask CEO Scott Allanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b633fb309044b2799dab651e28a5cb3Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:01:28 GMTHydro Flask is a small company that went big, quickly.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b633fb309044b2799dab651e28a5cb3Governor's proposed gun permit fees come under firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba42a0ecd2784bfc851ca823f41493fbSun, 19 Feb 2017 12:31:02 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun rights supporters and state Republican lawmakers are fighting huge gun permit fee increases proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying they would price many people out of being able to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba42a0ecd2784bfc851ca823f41493fbIslamic extremists denounce Somalia's new presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/047677795d254f918024e68097adec4bSun, 19 Feb 2017 10:25:03 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A commander of Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels denounced said the country's recent election of a new president and vowed to continue fighting the government, the first official comment from al-Shabab since the president's election earlier this month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/047677795d254f918024e68097adec4bCould 'Nexit' follow Brexit after Dutch elections?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c225eabdd00a4d559fad8fcac025852fSun, 19 Feb 2017 11:27:50 GMTROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — For a small nation that has grown hugely wealthy thanks to centuries of doing business far and wide, the political mood in the Netherlands has turned surprisingly inward.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c225eabdd00a4d559fad8fcac025852fHa Na Jang wins women's Australian Open by 3 shotshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d27e18496c143cf893c8aa46bb0c597Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:23:46 GMTADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Ha Na Jang had an eagle and three birdies over her last six holes in a superb finish Sunday that set up a three-shot victory in the Women's Australian Open.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d27e18496c143cf893c8aa46bb0c597Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State-held western Mosulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/638762f7277f42228617be09adea9506Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:59:51 GMTHAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, the latest phase in a four-month-old offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/638762f7277f42228617be09adea9506Trump embraces legacy of Andrew Jackson, an outsider toohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18026a91fb73402d9386b4c0b9a46c64Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:17:08 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18026a91fb73402d9386b4c0b9a46c6410 dead after boat capsizes off Sri Lanka's southwest coasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3c825196b84495abf77a643f7fbd97bSun, 19 Feb 2017 13:08:43 GMTCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 10 people were killed and seven others rescued Sunday after the boat they were traveling in capsized off of Sri Lanka's southwestern coast, police said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3c825196b84495abf77a643f7fbd97bRumford wins World Super 6 title, regains European Tour cardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b60089e55a804dc4a2ad95b494bbad25Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:47:17 GMTPERTH, Australia (AP) — Brett Rumford beat Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand 2 and 1 in the final round of match play Sunday to claim the first World Super 6 tournament title near where he grew up in West Australia.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b60089e55a804dc4a2ad95b494bbad25SpaceX trying again to launch rocket from historic moon padhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9d7abaab057438a8b4f9c6a9839fec8Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:35:01 GMTCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is taking another shot at launching a rocket from NASA's historic moon pad.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9d7abaab057438a8b4f9c6a9839fec8Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for 'mutual respect'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19267f91d82d405db1ca5236069883bfSun, 19 Feb 2017 12:23:57 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Iran's foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is "unmoved by threats" but responds well to respect.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19267f91d82d405db1ca5236069883bfAs Mugabe turns 93, an anxious Zimbabwe wonders who's nexthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7114deb422234708a28f71569602ebeeSun, 19 Feb 2017 13:56:39 GMTHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As the world's oldest head of state approaches his 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Zimbabwe has been planning a party for thousands of people in honor of President Robert Mugabe. For weeks, state television has led its broadcasts with tributes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7114deb422234708a28f71569602ebeeMalaysia looks for 4 North Korean suspects who left countryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/778fc325b33a4623a341b9b87f3b77a5Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:08:38 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/778fc325b33a4623a341b9b87f3b77a5Israeli leader lauds 'new day' in relations with Trump's UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc645d45f0b5459b826b89fdeed9ed18Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:09:12 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's leader says President Donald Trump told him it was a "new day" in Israeli-American relations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc645d45f0b5459b826b89fdeed9ed18Tanev scores in overtime, Canucks edge Flames 2-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15a4050999c549ebb8c3daffc201ff98Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:53:23 GMTVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — After giving up a tying goal in the waning seconds of regulation, the Vancouver Canucks could have been discouraged.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15a4050999c549ebb8c3daffc201ff98Sudan's president accompanies UAE's rulers to defense showhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db41b53a87d9427aa8e3ad8db55fbbc8Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:12:55 GMTABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has accompanied two of the United Arab Emirates' most-powerful rulers to a defense show.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db41b53a87d9427aa8e3ad8db55fbbc8Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cb98345f4e34217b104405e1f094d51Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:29:18 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remark that suggested a major incident had happened in Sweden.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cb98345f4e34217b104405e1f094d51As Trump makes foreign policy, Tillerson avoids spotlighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d8591350bc94438ab3071cf42d5e3ceSun, 19 Feb 2017 13:38:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared within hours alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said the U.S. "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d8591350bc94438ab3071cf42d5e3ce