FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Jan 2015 16:12:01 -0800Naomi Campbell steals show at couture as Bruni is mobbed (AP) — Singer Carla Bruni, actress Catherine Deneuve and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese were among regulars attending the specular displays at Paris' haute couture week Wednesday.By THOMAS ADAMSONiGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionCelebrityCoutureFashion designParis Fashion WeekFashion showsAdult entertainmentEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEventsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jan 2015 23:32:32 GMTBiden: More costs for Russia unless Moscow changes course (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says Russia must face increasing penalties unless it changes course on Ukraine.wGovernment and politicsUkraineMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 00:01:58 GMTKobe Bryant has surgery, expected to be out for 9 months SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant is expected to be ready for the start of next season after the Los Angeles Lakers superstar underwent surgery on his torn right rotator cuff.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 28 Jan 2015 23:48:52 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared Wednesday U.S. stock market ended lower on Wednesday as investors weighed the latest policy statement from the Federal Reserve and the implications of oil prices sinking to the lowest level in nearly six years.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 28 Jan 2015 22:36:35 GMTTreasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured, Ohio (AP) — A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history — $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck — was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaBusinessGeneral newsFugitivesArrestsCrimeLaw and orderColumbusUnited StatesOhioWest Palm BeachNorth AmericaFlorida, 28 Jan 2015 22:22:49 GMTDemocratic US Rep. Ryan says he now supports abortion rights, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations.By JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsAbortionLegislatureGovernment and politicsWomen's healthSenate electionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHealthElectionsUnited StatesOhioColumbusNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:53:14 GMT4 buddies did unheard of in 'World Series' of NFL betting VEGAS (AP) — If there's a secret to how four buddies managed to beat the house 76 percent of the time during the NFL's regular season to win a record-setting $736,575, they aren't giving it up.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessGeneral newsSportsGamblingSports bettingProfessional footballRecreation and leisureLifestyleSports businessFootballLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:35:07 GMTObama congratulates new Greek leader on election victory (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. will work closely with Greece's new government and help Greece pursue long-term prosperity.wGovernment and politicsGreeceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:22:20 GMTNorth Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute, South Korea (AP) — A U.S. research institute says North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown.iGeneral newsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 22:20:16 GMTThings to know about potential e-cigarette health concerns, Calif. (AP) — California's top health official Ron Chapman on Wednesday slammed electronic cigarettes as a growing health threat and announced plans for a public awareness campaign.By FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsHealthGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 00:07:20 GMTInquest begins into deadly Sydney cafe siege (AP) — An inquest into a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe began on Thursday, aimed at determining exactly how a gunman and two of his hostages ended up dead after a 16-hour standoff with police.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneyOceania, 28 Jan 2015 23:26:48 GMTFormer British Open winner Kel Nagle dies at 94 (AP) — The PGA of Australia says former British Open winner and U.S. Open runner-up Kel Nagle has died. He was 94.sSportsMen's golfObituariesGolfU.S. Open Men's Golf ChampionshipsBritish Open GolfMen's sportsEventsAustraliaSydneyOceania, 28 Jan 2015 23:27:41 GMTOhio judge orders state to return exotic animals to owner, Ohio (AP) — A judge ordered the state to return a dozen exotic animals — including several tigers and a lion — to their owner on Wednesday, just hours after they were taken from an animal sanctuary near Toledo.By JOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsAnimalsLionsTigersAgriculture and the environmentMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureToledoOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:01:00 GMTIrish police officer shot during visit to New Orleans ORLEANS (AP) — An Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, one of the latest victims in a string of shootings that have put the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities.By CAIN BURDEAUaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 22:54:14 GMTCharles Townes, co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died at 99, Calif. (AP) — Charles Townes, co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died at 99.htGeneral newsScienceTechnologyPhysics, 28 Jan 2015 23:41:55 GMTArizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center.By FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksImmunizationsChild and teen healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:36:13 GMTBarcelona and Tottenham advance in cups scored twice, and Barcelona won 3-2 at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night to reach the Copa del Rey semifinals on 4-2 aggregate.By The Associated PresssSportsSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsProfessional soccerBarcelonaSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jan 2015 23:21:30 GMTStudy: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday.By KELLI KENNEDYaGeneral newsHealthPersonal spendingMedical researchMedicationHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHealth care costsHealth issuesFinancial servicesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPersonal financeIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsDiagnosis and treatmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsFort LauderdaleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:54:56 GMTAt farewell, Obama praises Hagel as 'true American patriot' MYER, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is a true American patriot who devoted his life to the United States.By JIM KUHNHENNaGovernment and politicsUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 22:20:26 GMTFeds issue new policy for snowmobiles in national forests, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has issued a new policy requiring forest managers to limit where snowmobiles can go by specifically designating what areas are open, a move that could reduce the competition between skiers and machines.By KEITH RIDLERtTravelLifestyleForestsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureEnvironment and natureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsIdahoBoiseUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:02:54 GMTCalifornia declares electronic cigarettes a health threat, Calif. (AP) — California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.By FENIT NIRAPPILhtBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSmall businessSmokingPublic healthMedical technologyState legislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTechnologyLegislatureState governmentsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsProducts and servicesAgricultureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:06:45 GMTSurprise players often star in Super Bowls (AP) — Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.By ROB MAADDIsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballSports transactionsSports businessEventsFootballSeattleArizonaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:22:26 GMTState Dept. officials meet with House Benghazi panel (AP) — State Department officials met Wednesday with a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, a day after the panel's Republican chairman complained about resistance from the Obama administration and vowed to "ratchet up" his inquiry.By MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsSubpoenasLaw and orderGeneral newsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:44:54 GMTJets hire brother of judge in New Jersey sports betting suit, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have hired the brother of a federal judge who has ruled on New Jersey's efforts to allow sports betting, but that won't affect the case for now.By DAVID PORTERaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsGamblingSports bettingGambling laws and regulationsNational courtsGovernment and politicsSports businessRecreation and leisureLifestyleLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment regulationsProfessional footballFootballNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 22:32:30 GMTSamsung's 4Q earnings drop 27 percent, beats forecast, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says its quarterly earnings dropped 27 percent in the fourth quarter but its result beat forecasts.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:11 GMTStocks fade late as oil dips, Fed gives investors pause struggled to figure out a barrage of signals from the Federal Reserve, oil markets and Corporate America Wednesday, and stocks fell sharply for second straight day.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsIndustrial products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsInformation technologyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 22:49:57 GMTOklahoma executions on hold as US Supreme Court reviews drug CITY (AP) — Executions are on hold in Oklahoma after the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state cannot perform executions using a specific drug while the justices consider a challenge over whether the sedative ensures prisoners won't suffer.By SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCorrectional systemsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 22:38:08 GMTJury to decide if Toyota involved in 2006 crash had defect (AP) — An attorney for a Minnesota man whose Toyota Camry rammed into another car in 2006, killing three people, said during closing arguments in federal court Wednesday that the car had a defect that caused the accelerator to stick.By AMY FORLITIaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:56:47 GMTState board votes to take over Little Rock School District ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education voted Wednesday to assume control of Little Rock schools less than six months after a federal judge granted more independence to the historically embattled district and ended a quarter-century of payments to boost integration.By ALLEN REEDaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:55 GMTFDA issues new requirements to improve defibrillator safety (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems.htBusinessHealthMedical technologyHealth care industryIndustriesTechnology, 28 Jan 2015 22:35:19 GMTPatriots not dwelling on last Super Bowl loss in Arizona, Ariz. (AP) — The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship — and an unbeaten record — barely eluded them seven years ago.By HOWARD ULMANsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:50:30 GMTHead of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct is on the rise in college athletics and his department is currently handling 20 open investigations.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsSchool athleticsCollege sportsSports governanceEducationSocial affairs, 28 Jan 2015 23:08:28 GMTLawmaker threatens to out 'hypocrites' on gay marriage, Alabama (AP) — Alabama's only openly gay legislator is threatening to expose politicians' extramarital affairs if they don't stop criticizing gay marriage as immoral.By KIM CHANDLER and PHILLIP RAWLSaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureNational courtsMarriageGovernment and politicsWeddingsLegislatureState governmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 22:27:15 GMTRare Sierra Nevada red fox spotted in Yosemite park FRANCISCO (AP) — The first confirmed sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite National Park in nearly a century has been confirmed by park officials.aGeneral newsAnimalsNevadaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:56:14 GMTMom admits helping her kids hide evidence of double slaying, N.J. (AP) — A woman admitted on Wednesday that she helped two of her children conceal evidence of a gang-related double slaying that occurred at her home, where the bodies were buried in a yard.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeNew JerseyCamdenUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 22:57:01 GMTGroup's ad featuring 911 call grabs attention at Super Bowl celebrities or NFL players facing the camera, saying "No more." This ad simply depicts a 911 call of a woman pretending to order a pizza while calling police with her attacker still in the house.By TERESA M. WALKERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentSports transactionsDomestic violenceNFL Super BowlCelebrityProfessional footballViolenceWomen's sportsSports businessFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesEventsFootball, 28 Jan 2015 22:37:42 GMTHezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers YASHUV, Israel (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly clashes that marked the most serious escalation since the sides' 2006 war.By ARIEL SCHALIT and ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestDiplomacyCivil warsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelLebanonSyriaBeirutMiddle EastIranSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jan 2015 23:47:54 GMTState board votes to take over Little Rock school district ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas education officials have voted to assume control of the Little Rock School District after students at some of its schools performed poorly on state benchmark exams.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationStudent testingEducationSocial affairsLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 22:52:50 GMTMcDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline YORK (AP) — McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnel, 28 Jan 2015 23:52:31 GMTMom wants independent autopsy after police killed daughter (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was fatally shot by Denver police says she wants a second, independent autopsy so she can know more about how her daughter died.By SADIE GURMAN and P. SOLOMON BANDAaGeneral newsPoliceCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:17:35 GMTTiger fight: China and Alibaba face off over fake goods (AP) — There's a tiger fight going on in China.By JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCounterfeiting and forgeryCrimeCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsCorporate stockChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:03:19 GMTArmy Corps: Teamwork needed to manage coastal flood risk YORK (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says managing the flooding risk along the North Atlantic coast from events like Superstorm Sandy has to be done in tandem among all levels of government and the private sector.By DEEPTI HAJELAaGeneral newsWeatherDisaster planning and responseFloodsAccidents and disasters, 28 Jan 2015 23:52:40 GMTAttorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes (AP) — Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislatureLegislature hearingsCrimeImmigrationIntelligence agenciesCabinetsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Jan 2015 23:19:59 GMTBranson AirExpress to fly from Cincinnati-area airport (AP) — Branson AirExpress is set to start flights this spring from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to destinations including New Orleans and cities in Missouri and Mexico.tTravelLifestyleBransonCincinnatiMexicoMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 28 Jan 2015 23:02:15 GMTRomney courts middle class, jabs Clinton in Mississippi, Miss. (AP) — Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during a stop in Mississippi, back-slapping at a popular barbecue joint before delivering a speech that questions Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy and economic credentials.By BILL BARROW and STEVE PEOPLESfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaigns2016 United States Presidential ElectionForeign policyPolitical partiesElectionsNational electionsPolitical fundraisingGovernment policyInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMississippiStarkvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 23:42:25 GMTFed stays 'patient' on rates while noting improving economy (AP) — The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic growthEconomyEconomic outlookEconomic policyRecessions and depressionsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 22:18:07 GMTNobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99, Calif. (AP) — Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.htGeneral newsScienceTechnologyObituariesTeachingEducationSocial affairsBerkeleyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:06 GMTDemand for airplanes lifts Boeing's 4Q profit (AP) — Boeing Co.'s fourth-quarter profit rose 19 percent as demand for commercial airliners trumped weakness in its defense business.By DAVID KOENIGaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEnergy industry, 28 Jan 2015 23:05:03 GMTState Dept. officials ready to meet House Benghazi panel (AP) — The State Department said Wednesday that officials are prepared to meet immediately with a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.By MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsSubpoenasLaw and orderGeneral newsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 22:41:13 GMTMonitor probes shootings into moving cars by Denver police (AP) — An independent city official who monitors the Denver Police Department said he had been investigating its policies and practices regarding shooting at moving vehicles before a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimePoliceCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 22:25:16 GMT