FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sun, 11 Dec 2016 05:45:46 -08:00New Italian Premier-designate Paolo Gentiloni says he'll try to form Italy's new government as soon as possiblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f16e839890241aaa0af57ced6c75a05Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:35:33 GMTROME (AP) — New Italian Premier-designate Paolo Gentiloni says he'll try to form Italy's new government as soon as possible .http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f16e839890241aaa0af57ced6c75a05After protest over sponsor flap, Kristoffersen wins slalomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3497fe9e80b04e6bb860b247a52b9716Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:18:04 GMTVAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Motivated after missing a race over a sponsor flap, Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway won a World Cup slalom Sunday as first-run leader Alexis Pinturault straddled a gate in his second trip down.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3497fe9e80b04e6bb860b247a52b9716Spain plans $528M in environmental taxes to meet EU goalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28f839e2c8ad43a5b346105ee44f4058Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:25:33 GMTMADRID (AP) — Spain wants to raise 500 million euros ($528 million) from new environmental taxes as part of a package of fiscal measures to meet the European Union's budget deficit goals.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28f839e2c8ad43a5b346105ee44f4058Italian foreign minister poised to get premier's jobhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7276035bfed45c8b9b792e0b9e79ca1Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:32:48 GMTROME (AP) — Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was summoned to the presidential palace on Sunday and appeared poised to receive a mandate to try to form a new government.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7276035bfed45c8b9b792e0b9e79ca1Day of mourning declared in Turkey after twin blasts kill 38http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6dd65ba9edf48248109e19d29e2b0efSun, 11 Dec 2016 09:25:47 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey declared a national day of mourning Sunday after twin blasts in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium — the latest large-scale assault to traumatize a nation confronting an array of security threats.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6dd65ba9edf48248109e19d29e2b0ef2 suicide bombers die in blasts near market in Nigerian cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e39054adf65146178aaab6ce72ef57b8Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:48:31 GMTMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Two suicide bombers died when they exploded Sunday in a crowded area near a market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, injuring 17 people, rescue officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e39054adf65146178aaab6ce72ef57b8World's biggest LNG supplier Qatar merges 2 gas producershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91bb8e72f9534af084c72fc64415e31aSun, 11 Dec 2016 12:00:58 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar is merging its two government-controlled liquefied natural gas companies, streamlining distribution of the fuel as the OPEC nation grapples with a slump in energy prices.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91bb8e72f9534af084c72fc64415e31aBrexit uncertainties threaten brain drain for UK sciencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5c3ac9b4b15480ab38d201fe5537d34Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:48:00 GMTLONDON (AP) — Like many foreign scientists in Britain, Joanna Bagniewska was devastated when Britons voted to leave the European Union. The biology lecturer, a Polish migrant who found Britain a welcoming place to build her academic career over a decade, is suddenly seeing her job security and research prospects up in the air.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5c3ac9b4b15480ab38d201fe5537d34Turkey hunts for answers, buries dead after blasts kill 38http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72c1e322e8ba4fdc95254748c824a74dSun, 11 Dec 2016 12:34:26 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey declared a national day of mourning, launched a full investigation and began to bury its dead Sunday after twin blasts in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72c1e322e8ba4fdc95254748c824a74dCar blast kills 16 at police station in Somalia's capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2f59ba8bbe14618896058ad28c6bed1Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:23:13 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide car bomber killed at least 16 people and injured nine others at a police station in the Somalia capital, a Somali police official said Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2f59ba8bbe14618896058ad28c6bed1Italian FM Gentiloni tapped to be premier, form next govthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b15478494c57466e98902e5cd450cdc3Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:34:51 GMTROME (AP) — Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was chosen Sunday to be the country's next premier and pledged to get straight to work on forming a new coalition with the same Democrat Party-led majority.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b15478494c57466e98902e5cd450cdc3Syrian activists say IS has recaptured Palmyrahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/891e84b6d8fc4c299989019725f29006Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:34:33 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants seized the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra on Sunday from government troops despite a wave of Russian airstrikes, a major advance after a year of setbacks in Syria and neighboring Iraq.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/891e84b6d8fc4c299989019725f29006Kyrgyzstan votes on constitutional changes amid instabilityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7809a154c00e47baa787cd5f27f971c6Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:47:08 GMTBISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Voters in Kyrgyzstan are casting ballots in a constitutional referendum that includes amendments that boost the power of prime minister — something opposition groups have criticized in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7809a154c00e47baa787cd5f27f971c6Italian foreign minister looks poised to get premier's jobhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/912b76fa8b0a4395a42855d47c34c315Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:39:22 GMTROME (AP) — Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been summoned to the presidential palace in Rome to see the president, who could ask him to be premier and try to form a government.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/912b76fa8b0a4395a42855d47c34c315Romero leads Club America to semifinal of Club World Cuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9f6edc1b51040199a9b0c22fb35cd79Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:31:17 GMTSUITA, Japan (AP) — Silvio Romero scored two second-half goals on Sunday as Mexico's Club America beat South Korean side Jeonbuk Motors 2-1 in the Club World Cup.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9f6edc1b51040199a9b0c22fb35cd79Macedonians vote in early elections after wiretap scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/938b8ece7f0e40daad603ab3d4ab8877Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:15:26 GMTSKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Polls opened Sunday in Macedonia for a general election called two years early as part of a Western-brokered agreement to end a paralyzing political crisis.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/938b8ece7f0e40daad603ab3d4ab8877More than 30 dead as tanker rams into vehicles on Kenya roadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0915fb88b73c4dc8842511bc5af7665eSun, 11 Dec 2016 09:37:01 GMTNAIVASHA, Kenya (AP) — A runaway tanker carrying volatile gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames on a major road in Kenya, killing at least 33 people and injuring 10, officials said early Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0915fb88b73c4dc8842511bc5af7665eBrazel wins Hong Kong Open for 1st European Tour titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67bcc9ae990d4ec697fe2b5a4098d7ddSun, 11 Dec 2016 10:54:55 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Australia's Sam Brazel birdied the 18th hole to narrowly edge Rafa Cabrera Bello to capture the Hong Kong Open on Sunday, his first title on the European Tour.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67bcc9ae990d4ec697fe2b5a4098d7ddOverfished halibut under scrutiny as Maine's catch increaseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f77375dacdf4e629913fa7ed1ce848aSun, 11 Dec 2016 13:38:30 GMTBRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators say they are looking to change the way they manage Atlantic halibut after the East Coast catch surged last year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f77375dacdf4e629913fa7ed1ce848aSyrian activists say IS fighting back in Palmyrahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bcc4876b36f4dd9a7849dbf95f427f1Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:39:31 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Russia said Sunday its air force has helped Syrian troops repulse an Islamic State attack on Palmyra, but opposition activists say the extremists have seized areas on the outskirts of the town, including a historic castle that overlooks ancient ruins.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bcc4876b36f4dd9a7849dbf95f427f1Early audience reactions from 'Rogue One' premierehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/538f437092cc417da5b81d720dfd9caaSun, 11 Dec 2016 10:51:11 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The force is strong with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" according to early reactions from the film's premiere Saturday night in Los Angeles.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/538f437092cc417da5b81d720dfd9caaThe Latest: Syrian activists say IS has seized Palmyrahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3aba98fb1813482fb4078b61df7ed2caSun, 11 Dec 2016 12:15:06 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the fight against the Islamic State group (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3aba98fb1813482fb4078b61df7ed2caSchumer: Check transit employees against terror watch listshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9637d38f2ecb4c5d83d78a2a35a491d8Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:32:52 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Federal homeland security officials should move faster to require rail and transit agencies across the nation to screen their employees using federal terrorism watch lists, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9637d38f2ecb4c5d83d78a2a35a491d8US defense secretary arrives in Iraq to assess Mosul fighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bad57a8d90a14fe7a5e513ee3cd7e7a4Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:32:44 GMTQAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit Sunday to an Iraqi air base where several hundred U.S. troops are helping Iraqi forces stage for their offensive to recapture the nearby city of Mosul from the Islamic State group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bad57a8d90a14fe7a5e513ee3cd7e7a4Alinghi wins extreme sailing serieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee480e6258c043d8aa184fdc3f09a0dbSun, 11 Dec 2016 10:44:50 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — Swiss team Alinghi clinched the Extreme Sailing series on the final day of competition on Sydney Harbour on Sunday, with skipper Arnaud Psarofaghis holding off a late attempt from archrivals Oman Air to win the title.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee480e6258c043d8aa184fdc3f09a0dbRomanians vote for parliament amid concerns over grafthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b2f1f130d33496cacc10d12a0151e78Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:51:58 GMTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians voted Sunday in a parliamentary election a year after a massive anti-corruption drive forced the last Socialist prime minister from power.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b2f1f130d33496cacc10d12a0151e78Nigerian church collapses, 160 dead, says hospital directorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da82a7c037e6490da18802d829c070a7Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:37:14 GMTLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 160 people with the toll likely to rise, a hospital director said Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da82a7c037e6490da18802d829c070a7Russia says it helped repulse IS assault on Syria's Palmyrahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7989556b6c4f49e8b0dc8ea3f4e095c2Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:07:30 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Russia says its air force has helped Syrian troops repulse an Islamic State attack on the historic town of Palmyra.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7989556b6c4f49e8b0dc8ea3f4e095c239 dead as truck rams into vehicles on Kenya roadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db3c33b0dab64bdd860d3b2cf7bf9840Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:21:56 GMTNAIVASHA, Kenya (AP) — A runaway truck carrying volatile gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames on a major road in Kenya, killing at least 39 people and injuring 10, officials said early Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db3c33b0dab64bdd860d3b2cf7bf9840Aiming for weekend sweep, Pinturault leads 1st slalom runhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00f867f1c1604f97b76b29e022009cc8Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:20:03 GMTVAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Alexis Pinturault was poised for a weekend sweep after leading the opening run of a World Cup slalom on the steep and icy Face de Bellevarde course Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00f867f1c1604f97b76b29e022009cc8Blast at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe72f0a4e08e4706ad308ed0da471a64Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:19:11 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says a blast at Cairo's main Coptic Christian cathedral has killed five people.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe72f0a4e08e4706ad308ed0da471a64China conducts flyover of waterways near Japan, Taiwanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a06ca9894f764a73b3064acb7ee77f4eSun, 11 Dec 2016 10:49:42 GMTBEIJING (AP) — China patrolled the waters of a series of hotly contested islands Sunday, a day after staging a flyover of two strategically important waterways near Taiwan and Japan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a06ca9894f764a73b3064acb7ee77f4eGOP senators join Dems to condemn Russian political hackinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24f0a6e41e5244b1aaba941f2806883dSun, 11 Dec 2016 13:27:56 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee are joining with Democrats in calling for an examination of reports that Russia interfered in the presidential election.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24f0a6e41e5244b1aaba941f2806883dEgyptian state TV says death toll from blast at main Coptic Christian cathedral in Cairo rises to 22http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b74d30e26bac4d4885969bc0df464860Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:36:38 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egyptian state TV says death toll from blast at main Coptic Christian cathedral in Cairo rises to 22.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b74d30e26bac4d4885969bc0df464860Trump eyeing an accomplished executive to head Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e1ff96146614197a78c6244e269f71aSun, 11 Dec 2016 12:55:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has found an accomplished American executive in Rex Tillerson, but one whose longstanding support for free trade, international law and an expansive U.S. presence in the Middle East largely doesn't fit with what Trump has pitched to supporters.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e1ff96146614197a78c6244e269f71aAnother 4,000 Syrians flee fighting in Aleppohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d89934ea2444a87a35cbcd4d1dabb45Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:50:09 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syria's state news agency says another 4,000 people have fled the northern city of Aleppo, where government forces are closing in on a rapidly shrinking rebel enclave.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d89934ea2444a87a35cbcd4d1dabb45Shiffrin leads opening World Cup slalom run in Sestrierehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/546cdd7644fb45abb8edeea7c701c8efSun, 11 Dec 2016 12:11:30 GMTSESTRIERE, Italy (AP) — Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin led the opening run of a World Cup slalom race Sunday despite a big error about 10 gates in.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/546cdd7644fb45abb8edeea7c701c8efThe Latest: Israel condemns deadly stadium blast in Turkeyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a1a0bcbdc654fc59eeb5448058abdc5Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:23:28 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the twin explosions near an Istanbul soccer stadium on Saturday night (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a1a0bcbdc654fc59eeb5448058abdc5The Latest: Istanbul arrests 3 for posting on stadium attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a484924419924a1c81668ab05c030f4bSun, 11 Dec 2016 13:02:10 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the twin explosions near an Istanbul soccer stadium on Saturday night (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a484924419924a1c81668ab05c030f4bThe Latest: Turkish minister blames West for backing Kurdshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5069efc5457e4ad6a902b561c6c73e09Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:56:31 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the twin explosions near an Istanbul soccer stadium (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5069efc5457e4ad6a902b561c6c73e09Iran says it's finalized $16.6B Boeing deal to buy 80 planeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d91095950384100b8602c6dbaa82a05Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:52:34 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Sunday it has finalized a $16.8 billion deal with Boeing to purchase 80 passenger planes, a deal made possible by last year's landmark nuclear agreement.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d91095950384100b8602c6dbaa82a05The Latest: Protests in Turkey condemn deadly stadium blasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbf98ee94af0481d96f74f43cd2d671aSun, 11 Dec 2016 11:41:07 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the twin explosions near an Istanbul soccer stadium on Saturday night (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbf98ee94af0481d96f74f43cd2d671aBombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 22http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2c80919cb0143e7ab5c6666cebf9776Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:50:41 GMTCAIRO (AP) — A bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 22 people and wounded another 35 on Sunday, according to Egyptian state television, in the second deadly attack to hit the Egyptian capital in two days.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2c80919cb0143e7ab5c6666cebf9776Hospital director: 160 dead in collapsed Nigerian churchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e1e87538abd4b29b27e3061810764bdSun, 11 Dec 2016 11:57:20 GMTLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 160 people with the toll likely to rise, a hospital director said Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e1e87538abd4b29b27e3061810764bdItalian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been asked to be the new premier and form a new governmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/997e430d942f49798bf40f042494bba6Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:18:56 GMTROME (AP) — Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been asked to be the new premier and form a new government.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/997e430d942f49798bf40f042494bba6More than 30 dead as truck rams into vehicles on Kenya roadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6844082f5dd840de941f41f70099ee45Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:26:02 GMTNAIVASHA, Kenya (AP) — A runaway truck carrying volatile gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames on a major road in Kenya, killing at least 33 people and injuring 10, officials said early Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6844082f5dd840de941f41f70099ee45The Latest: Italy's foreign minister asked to be new premierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b421f5d19735458dbb10112857c27114Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:42:10 GMTROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's political crisis (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b421f5d19735458dbb10112857c27114The Latest: Turkey starts to bury police killed in bombinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eace5d36b4164e1ebb0562460b43ebd7Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:52:01 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the twin explosions near an Istanbul soccer stadium (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eace5d36b4164e1ebb0562460b43ebd7Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e762b4131fb34cce8ab1c979f86f0bc2Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:42:34 GMTCAIRO (AP) — A bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49 during Sunday mass, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e762b4131fb34cce8ab1c979f86f0bc2Syrian activists say Islamic State has regained control of ancient city of Palmyra despite air raidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b32bc53223a04f4b98accc68a68e51ccSun, 11 Dec 2016 11:56:59 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say Islamic State has regained control of ancient city of Palmyra despite air raids.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b32bc53223a04f4b98accc68a68e51cc